Treats for designophiles.
Telling inside stories in words and pictures.
The stunning photography is one reason to seek out this book, which explores the connection between interior and exterior. The inspirational designs of the eclectic houses – from a concrete monolith to a timber cabin – is another. Then there are the impressive locations, from the Moroccan desert to the forests of Norway. James Silverman, Gestalten, $95 Words
Interiors stylist and vintage acionado Tim Neve’s background in set design reveals itself on every page in the visual sketches he composes, each telling a graphic tale and grouped under chapters such as Beachcomber, Islander and Endless Summer. His notes on inspiration and how to get the look are equally as evocative as he raises maritime styling to an artform – but in a free-spirited, witty way that’s never prescriptive. Tim Neve, Murdoch Books, $49.99 Serge Gleizes, Abrams, $90
BRUNO M OINARD: F ROM L INE T O L IGHT
Despite an impressive career including a stint working with design doyenne Andrée Putman, French interior and furniture designer Bruno Moinard’s name may not immediately strike a chord, though he has made his mark on such sumptuous spaces as the Cartier boutiques around the world, and the Plaza Athénée hotel in Paris, as well as an apartment for Karl Lagerfeld and countless houses for rareed clients. With a luxe aesthetic that is never over the top but rather is subtle and warm, Moinard’s work – magnicently captured here – inspires with its fresh ideas and focus on the quality of light.
SANDCASTLES: INTERIORS INSPIRED B Y T HE CO AST
INFINITE SPACE Toto Bergamo Rossi, Rizzoli, $115