From the Library: Why I Read
Storytelling is at the heart of The Society inc, whether it be creating a character to shape and inspire one of my interior projects to finding a muse or history that sparks a new product range.
Books are not only a great styling tool, but they form a huge part of my reference library and I’m constantly on the search for books to add to my collection. I love all kinds of books: histories, biographies, autobiographies, murder mysteries, magical realism, childhood favourites like the Narnia Chronicles… the list is endless. I still have a small series I wrote and illustrated myself in sixth grade; I even stuck in a pocket for a library borrowing card and filed each short story according to the Dewey decimal system!
This year marks HarperCollins’ 200th anniversary, so to contribute to the celebrations I thought I’d share some of the latest reads that have found their way onto my bookshelf.
1| Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World by Yee-Lum Mak
2| Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern Hardcover by Wanda M. Corn
3| The Florilegium Royal Botanic Gardens by Colleen Morris Louisa Murray
4| John Derian Picture Book by John Derian
5| Morning, Noon, Night: A Way of Living from Soho House
6| Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer, Ella Morton & Dylan Thuras
7| Cabana Magazine
8| Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hideouts by S. Borges, S. Ehmann & Robert Klanten
9| Colonial Spirits by Steven Grasse
10| Surf Shack by Nina Freudenberger and Heather Summerville
11| Cut Flower Garden by Erin Benzakein