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

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FILED 10, May 2017

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  • 0429 589 982