Fresh new year, fresh new starts. I deliberately skipped posting here before the holidays as I didn’t want to participate in the madness, but also to not rain on anyone’s parade with my anti-consumption rants, but I hope you are all well rested and ready to dig into the new year now! I made a few resolutions, or aspirations perhaps, where one of them is to read more books. As it happens, I have a few in mind already, so I thought I’d share them here:
The first one on my list is Home by photographer Petra Bindel and stylist Emma Persson Lagerberg. ”Ten years of collaboration between a photographer and a stylist, this publication is to show the ever-present essence of it all; to capture the spirit of a place called home.” I borrowed some work-in-progress pics from their instagram, as I think the process behind the scenes is always super interesting.
Second on the list is Green Home by my friends Riikka Kantinkoski, Susanna Vento and Pinja Forsman (whom I’ve yet to meet), and it’s all about house plants and how to take care of them, illustrated with images from some very nice homes. I sure could use some hints on that subject, as my plants either wilt after a couple of months, or end up taking over the room completely.
And third out is a book that I actually participated in making, by contributing a short text written together with one of my newest and most brilliant friends; Byron Hawes. I’m hoping to get to introduce him to you at a later date. The book is called We Are Wanderful, and it’s all about design in the Belgian province of Limburg. You probably haven’t heard about the region (I hadn’t until I went there on a blog tour last autumn), but I am positive you are familiar with some of the amazing talents originating here. We are talking Raf Simons, Martin Margiela, Michaël Verheyden, Studio Job, Marina Yee, and more, so I believe you might find the book interesting.