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Our se­lec­tion of the best new style-re­lated re­leases

HOUSE OF P LANTS: L I VING WITH SUC­CU­LENTS, AI R PLANTS AND CACTI by CARO LANGTON & ROSE RAY, pho­tog­ra­phy by ERIKA RAX ( Mur­doch Books, $39.99) Th­ese low-main­te­nance plants en­joy im­mense pop­u­lar­ity. Lon­don plant de­sign­ers Langton and Ray are...

PEO­PLE OF LON­DON by PETER ZELEWSKI ( Hoxton Mini Press, $30) The por­traits of peo­ple pass­ing on Lon­don streets, taken by pho­tog­ra­pher Zelewski, show the city’s di­ver­sity, from buskers and refuse col­lec­tors to tai­lors and lawyers. The sto­ries be­hind...

THI N K RU­RAL by PIET SWIMBERGHE, pho­tog­ra­phy by JAN VERLINDE (Lan­noo, $105) Art his­to­rian, jour­nal­ist and au­thor Swimberghe ex­plores modern homes in ru­ral Bel­gium, where the warmth of tra­di­tion is mixed ex­pertly with light, space and other...

ART HOUSE : TH E COL­LAB­O­RA­TION OF CHARA SCHREYER & GARY H UT TON edited by ALISA CAR­ROLL, pho­tog­ra­phy by MATTHEW MILL­MAN (As­souline, $170) San Fran­cisco art col­lec­tor Chara Schreyer — hers is con­sid­ered one of the top 10 pri­vate col­lec­tions of modern...

TOK YO STYLE GUIDE by JANE LAW­SON ( Mur­doch Books, $39.99) What stands apart in this guide to Tokyo is the plan­ning of sug­gested walks that will suit wan­der­ers through nearly all of the city’s 23 wards, and show best how to har­ness the at­mos­phere of...

THAM MA DA: THE AD­VEN­TUR­OUS I NTERIORS OF PAOLA NAVONE by SPENCER BAILEY ( Pointed Leaf Press, $116) Tham ma da means ‘ev­ery­day’ in Thai, but Ital­ian de­signer Paola Navone’s in­te­ri­ors are any­thing but. As var­ied as it is tex­tured, colour­ful and...

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