Welcome to LA? Nineties’ Hollywood gets an Italian makeover in this poignant and ruefully funny coming-of-age novel featuring a teenage girl who’s on shaky ground—in more ways than one.
Mere weeks after the 1992 riots that laid waste to Los Angeles, Eugenia, a typical Italian teenager, is rudely yanked from her privileged Roman milieu by her hippie-ish filmmaker parents and transplanted to the strange suburban world of the San Fernando Valley.
Showcasing the captivating spectacle of Italian modernism, this bilingual volume invites readers into the enchanting hallways of Milan. Assembled by renowned writers, editors, photographers, and curators within the field, this stunning collection highlights 144 interior spaces with detailed descriptions of the architecture and chosen elements for each room. Featuring work by an assortment of famed designers, including Luigi Caccia Dominioni and Gio Ponti, these pages provide a passage through breathtaking Milanese craftsmanship, from neon ceiling sculptures to geometric-embossed marble and limestone tiles.
The next generation of Parisian interior designers curated by the editors of French Architectural Digest.
From Vincent Darré and Joseph Dirand to India Mahdavi, a new wave of design talent has emerged in Paris. Combining nonchalant elegance with the French capital’s perennial chic flair, their interiors reflect a refreshingly innovative take on home decor while inspiring myriad designers across the globe. Renowned for publishing the very best of interior design, the editors of French Architectural Digest have thoughtfully curated a collection of interiors by twelve of the new guard’s top names.
The New Chic showcases diverse residential interiors projects spanning the past five years. Inviting, charming, and irresistibly cool, this beautifully illustrated book celebrates the voices of modern Parisian interiors and is a must for every library of design.
When a Riviera socialite’s diamonds are stolen—the latest in a string of seemingly unconnected but increasingly audacious jewelry heists across France—Peter Mayle’s bon vivant and master sleuth, Sam Levitt, and his partner, Elena Morales, are soon on the case. In these “perfect crimes,” Sam sees the hand of a master criminal, but as he and Elena dig deeper, they begin to realize just how dangerous it may be to pursue the truth. In the midst of all the excitement, there’s a house to renovate, rosé to share, and feasts of the Provençal summer bounty to enjoy—giving The Diamond Caper all the hallmarks of another delightfully sun-splashed Peter Mayle adventure.
The New York Times bestselling author of Bergdorf Blondes takes us back to the decadent 1980s in this comic murder mystery set in the tony world of Oxford University.
It’s 1985, and at Oxford University, Pimm’s, punting, and ball gowns are de rigeur. Ursula Flowerbutton, a studious country girl, arrives for her first term anticipating nothing more sinister than days spent poring over history books in gilded libraries—and, if she’s lucky, an invitation to a ball.
But when she discovers a glamorous classmate on a chaise longue with her throat cut, Ursula is catapulted into a murder investigation.
Determined to bag her first scoop for the famous student newspaper Cherwell, Ursula enlists the help of trend-setting American exchange student Nancy Feingold to unravel the case. While navigating a whirl of black-tie parties and secret dining societies, the girls discover a surfeit of suspects. From broken-hearted boyfriends to snobby Sloane Rangers, lovelorn librarians to dishy dons, none can be presumed innocent—and Ursula’s investigations mean that she may be next on the murderer’s list.
Clueless meets Agatha Christie in this wickedly funny tale of high society and low morals, the first book in Plum Sykes’ irresistible new series.
Nothing works harder in your warm-weather capsule than crisp white jeans. FRAME’s ‘Le Garcon’ pair is blended with plenty of stretch and cut in slim silhouette that never loses its shape. Style them with a camel sweater and red clutch for a pop of color.
Enthusiastic fans of 1970s punk rock will delight to unwrap this nostalgic tome, presenting an encyclopedic visual history of the famed Sex Pistols. Never before seen photos, album artwork, concert tickets and other cultural artifacts make this ultra deluxe edition book a time-travelling experience. Detailed cotton prints, a custom stainless steel stand, and a graphic canvas tote complete the collector’s set.
Gloria Vanderbilt cleverly noted, “Decorating is autobiography.” Reflecting that truism, the interiors in this book capture the individual approaches of these icons of style: Bunny Mellon’s spare all-American elegance; Hélène Rochas’s refined sophistication; Vanessa Bell’s colorful bohemianism; Mona von Bismarck’s breezy opulence; and Georgia O’Keeffe’s earthy chic. Author P. Gaye Tapp analyzes each of her subjects’ refined way of living, how she embellished her residences (or left them elegantly stark), and the long-lasting effects on today’s generation of designers and connoisseurs of beauty.
The book is presented in four sections that describe the aesthetic approaches that the ladies took in decorating their abodes: “The Fashionably Chic”, “The Unconventional Eye”, “In the Grand Manner”, and “Legacy Style”. Each interior illustrates the crucial aspect of the lady’s definitive taste. Some worked closely with decorating legends such as John Fowler, Albert Hadley, Billy Baldwin, Syrie Maugham, and Jean-Michel Frank. Others took to the task of decorating single-handedly—like Pauline Trigère, Sybil Connolly, Vita Sackville-West, and Fleur Cowles. The interiors of these trendsetting ladies defied their time and inspire and delight to this day. In How They Decorated, one can learn from the most notable style muses of the last century.