Well, actually, last year (2009) was the busy year of books (writing them, that is)–this is just the year that they all came out! In addition to the Vera monograph for Abrams and Susan Seid, which just got a nice mention in the New York Times…
…I also worked on the following:
Produced the first two books in Jonathan Adler’s new decorating series for Sterling…groovy!:
Wrote the text for Picture Perfect: Designing the New American Family Home, Scott Sanders‘s book about his process of envisioning a chic and stately Northeastern manse (Pointed Leaf Press):
And contributed an essay for a monograph on Austin, Texas, architecture firm Andersson-Wise:
The Vera book is out: authored and produced by Susan Seid (president of the Vera Company and current owner of the artist’s archives), text by moi, published by Abrams, and wildly supported by Anthropologie, who made it all happen. The book is a gorgeous pictorial survey of the life and work of this pioneering artist and visionary entrepreneur, who rubbed elbows with Alexander Calder, commissioned Marcel Breuer to design her home and showrooms, and made the lives of ladies in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, so much more colorful!
Click here to buy a copy, here for the Vera Company’s newsblog, and here for more Vera goodies from Anthro–from dresses to scarves to wallpaper!
And check out this amazing Vera wallpaper Anthro is producing, I could die…
Also, click here for a nice story in W blog about the Vera/Anthro collaboration…
As a member of the design press, I should be more jaded about these things, but I’m not: super-duper excited to get a little plug for my book in the current issue of Elle Decor! Thank you, kind editors! PDF here.
at Barnes & Noble, Tribeca
Available on Amazon [although you're a sucker if you buy the one for 2.5 times the retail price that's currently listed under "used"], Barnes & Noble, and fancy places like the Met Museum’s bookstore (about which I am ridiculously excited).
The Barnes & Noble website will apparently post a preview widget for those of you who are unswayed by my above sales pitch/headline and need to see more before committing. For the much-less-professional 10-cent tour, check out my post on The Tileist. (Yes, that would be my new tile blog….enjoy it while it lasts!)
A very big THANK YOU to the fabulous folks at Martha Stewart Living for featuring my book in the “Briefing” section of the April 2009 issue! Buy a copy of the mag to drool over Martha’s insanely inspiring primer on decorating eggs.