Just a few days ago I got the Spring Madewell catalogue and was inspired by its beautiful texture, photography and large-scale heavy paper bind. The catalogue–shot in the heart of Paris–exudes an effortless beauty that is a staple of that Parisian je ne sais qoui attitude that no foreigner can quite pin down. The pastel colours, the breezy air of it all (think the Chanel Spring ’12 campaign, shot in the south of France) and the perfectly messy styling makes this for a perfect seasonal coffee table addition. And, with spring just around the corner, it’s time for a few fresh picks that will transition the decor seamlessly into my favourite season. Rather than spending my spring wardrobe allotment on pricey furniture and designer pillows, a fun and easy way to bring some life into your humble abode is also amongst one of my favourites, since when the season ends, it perfectly contributes to my bookshelf collection, easily accessible for that whim of inspiration.
Carine Roitfeld Irreverent(Rizzoli)--not new, but considering it costs a whopping $100 (or $250 for the special edition), it's still on my to buy list
Marisa Berenson Life in Pictures: beautifully composed and edited by Vogue favourite Steven Meisel, this book is a definite decor staple from season to season
Lizzie Garrett Tomboy Style (Rizzoli): Coming out in April, this is one to snatch up asap
James Franco Dangerous Book Four Boys (Rizzoli, April 2012): Really, are we even surprised? Another addition to his pretty okay resume, Franco ventures into the world of books again (and this time it looks like it won't suck)
Diplo 128 Beats Per Minute (Rizzoli, March 2012): Written by Diplo himself (already one of my favourite music and Twitter personas), this book didn't really need the extra amazingness that is the forward by Alexander Wang. But it has it.
Written by Ines de la Fressange and Sophie Gachet (Rizzoli, July 2012): I already have her brilliantly chic Parisian Chic, which is a year-round staple of my coffee table roster, to miss out on her sophomore collab with Rizzoli would be a sartorial sin