Entries in book (6)

Tuesday
Sep162014

It's Here! Meet "Flea Market Fabulous."

During the summer and autumn of last year, I had the great honor of helping Lara Spencer--anchor on "Good Morning America" and host of "Flea Market Flip"--write her second book. It's called "Flea Market Fabulous" and it's just out today! Check it out here and in bookstores.

Last night, Jonathan Adler (who wrote the book's adorably colorful intro) hosted a party for Lara in his Soho studio. It was the first time I saw the printed book in action. Kind of surreal...


Also surreal: getting to watch Lara spread the word in various media outlets. So far, I've seen the cover on GMA as well as "Live! with Kelly and Michael" and "The View," and it's been featured everywhere from People and Redbook to Domino and Domaine. It's this project we poured our little hearts into for a long time, suddenly come to life, like magic, in front of lots and lots of people. Lottttttttts of people.


It was a meaningful, super creative (and in some ways, very intimate--we spent lots of time together!) experience with talented people: Lara, plus designer Jen Chu, photographer ChiChi Ubiña, editor Dervla Kelly, plus teams of amazing folks, from Lara's "Flea Market Flip"/"I Brake For Yard Sales" cast and crew to everyone at the publisher and even to Lara's sweet family. A real team effort.

Gosh, we hope you like it. Let me know!

And P.S. before you ask (because everyone does), here's the real scoop: yes, she is as nice as she seems. No, she wasn't a diva (not even close). Yes, her house is awesome. Hell yes, it's fun to follow her around a flea market. And no, she didn't phone anything in, ever; she really might be the hardest-working person I know.

I'm proud to be part of such a personal project. Lots of love injected in those pages! Please keep an eye out for the book wherever you are. And be on the lookout for possible future collaborations. (Paris fleas, anyone?)

Monday
May062013

Monday on the Menu Board

Because it is. My favorite line from "The English Patient" by Michael Ondaatje. (Book version, of course.) See the whole quote here.

Wednesday
Sep262012

Still Reading: Paris in Color

Let's pretend like it's six months ago and I am posting regularly, being all good and talking about things that are cool and acting like I know stuff. Because I did know stuff six months ago. I was just sort of on hiatus. (You know why; let's not rehash it again today. Maybe tomorrow.)

Here's something that I DID know that I didn't get to share: my friend Nichole Robertson continues to be amazing. Back in the spring, her photos of Paris were published by Chronicle Books in a gorgeous gift of a book that's currently got a place of honor on my coffee table. Paris in Color is, to quote the back cover:

"A fresh, 'oh!'-inducing look at the palette of a city we only thought we knew. Paris in Color encourages us to think again."

(Now, if you can tell me who said that quote, I'll personally buy and send you a copy of this awesome book for YOUR coffee table. First person to leave the correct answer in my comments section wins. And if no one comments, I'm just buying another copy of the book for myself. It's that lovely.)

(Hint: It's not the quote by Holly Becker from Decor8, although she's hanging back there, too.)

Get your copy of the book here, and then be sure to take a quick stop by the Paris Print Shop. "Regarde le Ciel" is one of my favorite prints of all time!

Tuesday
Jan312012

Tuesday's Pick: Framing Shelf by Martina Carpelan

— Round the bend. —

MAKE A DASH FOR IT:

Visit martinacarpelan.com

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Monday
Jan302012

Monday's Pick: Book Spine Magnets

— Unbound-y. —

MAKE A DASH FOR IT:

Visit Rebound Books

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Saturday
Dec052009

6 Perfect Art Books About New York City

Here are six art books on the city that your bookshelf will battle your Kindle to the death to own. FIGHT!

1. The City Out My Window: 63 Views on New York by Matteo Pericoli

2. New York, Line by Line: From Broadway to the Battery by Robinson

3. Along the Way: MTA Arts for Transit by Sandra Bloodworth & William Ayres

4. Manhattan Unfurled by Matteo Pericoli

5. Manhattan Within by Matteo Pericoli

6. A Year in New York by Elisha Cooper