Our highly opinionated annual guide to the year’s best design books, in no particular order.
Above: Golden Light: The Interior Design of Nickey Kehoe features dozens of projects by the LA-based design firm; $50.60 from Bookshop.
Above: I Never Met a Straight Line I Didn’t Like, by Matthew Arnold and photographer Mary Gaudin, tells the story of Christchurch’s mid-century modern movement by showcasing 12 homes built in the New Zealand city between 1962 and 1973; ZD $80 (USD $56.65); free shipping from NZ.
Above: Commune: A Love Letter to California, by Roman Alonso and Steven Johanknecht of the much-celebrated LA-based design firm.
Above: JB Blunk is the first survey of the ceramics and sculptures of the iconic Californian artist, with a handsome foil-stamped hardcover; $55 from Amazon.
Above: Still: The Slow Home, by Natalie Walton, features a collection of 20 interiors designed according to the Slow Living principles; $38.64 from Bookshop.
Above: Anni and Josef Albers: Equal and Unequal, by Nicholas Fox Weber, is $138 from Bookshop and explores the work of the groundbreaking design couple.
Above: Accidentally Wes Anderson, by Wally Koval takes the reader to every continent to tell the unexpected stories behind more than two hundred stunning locations; $81.21 from Amazon.
Above: Upstate: Living Spaces with Space to Live, by Lisa Przystup with photos by Sarah Elliott, features twelve personal, creative interiors on both sides of the Hudson River. Book photo via SF Girl.
Above: Live Beautiful, by design blogger Athena Calderone of EyeSwoon, with photos by Nicole Franzen, takes us on an international tour of the homes of interior decorators, creatives, and tastemakers—including Jenna Lyons, Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, and Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of Commune; $36.80 from Bookshop.
Above: Resident Dog: Incredible Homes and the Dogs Who Live There, by photographer Nicole England, is a stunningly photographed book of architecturally distinguished houses; $27.55.
Above: Decors Barbares: The Enchanting Interiors of Nathalie Farman-Farma, features the author’s own homes, where her folkloric textiles and romantic decoration are on full display; $55.20 from Bookshop.
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