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"Currently Reading" series with "Kathryn At Home - A Guide To Simple Entertaining" by Kathryn M. Ireland

Welcome to my second installment of the “currently reading” series. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book. First of all, Kathryn is one of my favorite designers, her Santa Monica home (which she just recently sold to move to Venice, CA) had the perfect mix of California cool, cozy, chic and looked completely welcoming and her farm in France is my dream space. 282 more words


Happy Home

This. This is hands down my new design bible.

Happy Home by Charlotte Hedeman Gueniau is eye candy. From a person who is a quilter and loves textiles and collectibles, I am most confidant that this book was written just for me. 148 more words

Children Crafts

New Design Books

New to the library this month is three volume set The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design. These reference books are on the new book display until 14th June after which time they can be found on the shelves at shelfmark 745.403 BLO. 24 more words

New Books Display

A Lovely Vintage Children’s Concept Book About How the Imagination Works, Newly Discovered and Illustrated – Brain Pickings

For the Children, Shaping Their Imaginations:

Brought to You by Your Curated Information Blog, Create & Be Well

     Brain Pickings is the ultimate  source of books you might otherwise never find. 124 more words

Book review: Graphic Design: The New Basics (2nd edition) by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips

Graphic Design: The New Basics
by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips
Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
Published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2015.

How do designers get ideas?

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Books are decorative adding colour and shape to a room. It is a message that someone is probably reading in the house, or that books are valued by the person, who did the decorating. 344 more words


My Stylish French Girlfriends and My Love of French Design

I am a total bookworm!!! A cozy chair, a rainy day and a good book is a perfect day to me, unfortunately living in Southern California does not lend to many rainy days, not that I’m complaining, but when it’s does, you know where to find me. 682 more words

Interior Design