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Tuesday
Feb212017

THIS BOOK IS FOR THE BIRDS - AND EVERYONE THEY FASCINATE

Leila Jeffreys hypnotic book BIRDLOVE just might be the best gift idea I've seen in years.  Everything about it is pleasing.  The subject matter of course, is intoxicating.  Who doesn't love birds?  These magical creatures defy our concept of what could be "natural" with portrait style shots of the most costumed and coifed birds you have ever seen. FINE ART PHOTOG LEILA JEFFREYS CAPTURES STUNNING DETAIL IN BIRD LOVE From parrots to chicken hawks, to owls, to eagles, it's impossible to say which bird is most majestic, most beautiful, or most regal.  

The large, oversized pages are indulgent, and the art direction is incredibly chic.   Then the price - retailing at $40.00, it feels so much more expensive making it that much more of a wonderful gift to any hostess, or any housewarming, or birthday, or you name it.   This Australian based photographer finds the personality in all of her feathered subjects.  Be them proud, coy, timid, or imposing - you will probably recognize someone you know.  

Click images to find out more about Jeffreys or to purchase the book.

Monday
Nov242014

HOLIDAY BOOK GUIDE - THE BEST GIFTS TO READ

With the holiday season sneaking up any day now (Once Thanksgiving is here - that's it!) - there are so many great choices this year for the DIY and Home Design Enthusiast in your life.  Today, the Fashion and Interior Design world have never been closer.  Chances are, your favorite fashion designs mirror a mood and feel similar to the way you live.   The term "Lifestyle" is used to death - but it is so appropriate.   These books are the latest from some of the most talented interior designers, design experts, food editors, and experts in all things "Shelter".    Choose two or 3 and make a great bundled gift for designer on your list!   Click on authors to visit their website, or click on book jackets to purchase on Amazon.   Also - click Indie Bound to find the local bookstore in your area.   Happy Holidays!

SUSANNA SALK - Decorate Fearlessly

JOAN OSOFSKY - Love Where You Live

BENJAMIN NORIEGA ORTIZ - Suspending Reality

CHRISTOPHE POURNY - The Furniture Bible

MARTHA STEWART - One Pot

DANA COWIN - Mastering My Mistakes In The Kitchen

KATHRYN M. IRELAND - Inspired By

DAVID ROCKWELL - What If?

Monday
Sep232013

Love Where You Live - Joan Osofsky shows you how!

Design expert Joan Osofsky has just released her first book - Love Where You Live.   Joan has been helping customers in the Hudson Valley and New England do just that for years with her popular design & lifestyle stores - Hammertown.   The three locations are bursting with fun and stylish items for the home & bustling with devoted clients who regularly visit the stores in Pine Plains, Rhinebeck, and Great Barrington.   *The stores also offer design services - a secret resource to so many of the VIP clients who weekend in these beautiful locals.*

Clearly, Joan loves what she does.   Spending just five minutes with her will leave you inspired, smiling, and readyTHE HAMMERTOWN BARN IN PINE PLAINS, NY to tackle any design project!   I recently ran into Joan at the NY NOW gift show.   It was 9:05 and Joan was on the go - greeting me with a big smile!  ORGANIZED TOOLS CREATING A HIDDEN SPOT FOR READING - PH: JOHN GRUEN

Love Where You Live is a must have for any first or second home, and also an excellent host / hostess gift. LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE - A COZY LIVING ROOM - FOR LIVING - PH: JOHN GRUEN Co-Written with Abbey Adams with photography by John Gruen, you'll come back to this book again and again.

A BEDROOM FOR RESTING AND REFLECTING - LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE - PH: JOHN GRUENClick images to learn more about Hammertown and to get your copy of Love Where You Live now!