Monday, May 26, 2008

Saw this book at the store yesterday...


...and almost had a seizure, it was that good. It features the homes of Catharine Malandrino, Martin Grant, Louboutin, and other fashion designers. Glossy pages, amazing images, cool people with interesting and eclectic homes.

Why are the homes of fashion designers way sexier than that of interior designers? Maybe it's attention to fabric and the body and how it will work in a space. I like how everything looks tossed together. I sometimes think certain interior designers must constantly walk around their homes making sure their "tablescapes" are up to snuff, whereas, I like to imagine these fashion designers as the kind of people who keep things minimally cool so that it's easier with one swipe of the arm to clear off a coffee table and pour out that bag of coke for all to enjoy during a hedonistic post-show romp.

When reading, wear a bib to catch the drool.

You can get it HERE (naturally).

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this book too. Manish Arora's house is the best. His designs are now available at anthropologie.

birdy said...

I saw that book at the bookstore yesterday, too, but didn't add it to my pile. I guess that gives me something to do today. I need a coffee, anyway.

perchance said...

*adding book to shopping cart* Thanks so much, D! I have an Amazon gift certificate burning a hole in my pocket.

Anonymous said...

The "tablescape" has got to be one of the worst developments in the history of interior design.

maison21 said...

i was going to leave a comment, but i'm too busy refining my tablescapes to be bothered...


happy memorial day!

birdy said...

The concept of a tablescape was made by and for people who don't have kids.

My son would view any tablescape as an excellent place to drive his toy cars through.

Anonymous said...

birdy:

your son is my role model.

Anonymous said...

I'm going on Decorno strike until comment moderation is disabled.

Anonymous said...

We'll miss ya. Buh-bye.

Decorno said...

Comment moderation annoys me, too. Seriously. But after people started abusing someone via comments a few posts ago (the post has been hidden for now), I decided that I better turn it on. I doubt I will ever be able to let the comment section run wild and free again.

Jessie said...

I can't wait to pour through this one!!!

Anonymous said...

Back in the olden days, when I allowed comments on my blog, my policy was that my blog is a benign dictatorship, over which I have complete and total control. Meaning, I could delete whatever comment I please for any reason at all.

I've since disabled comments completely, just because I got tired of policing them.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Actually David Hicks claimed the tablescape as his own creation ... and he had three children ... so there goes the childless inventor theory ... tablescapes are so much fun to toy with, by the way ... I never get them right, but I continue to try ...

Anonymous said...

From what his children say, Mr. Hicks was not history's most easygoing, good-natured father, and I am phrasing this as generously as possible. You get the feeling that any kid in the Hicks residence who mowed down a tablescape would make that mistake only once.

Anonymous said...

If it weren't for childish comments like anon 6:25 a.m., you wouldn't need it. I think I need a break from this, too.

Before I go, you should make sure to pick up the May/June Cottage Living. Pages 40-42 have great dining chair/bench ideas (I thought of your dining room chair quest as soon as I saw it).

Best.

P.S. Why hasn't any design blog (to my knowledge) mentioned the June Elle Decor? The Cuomo beach house is fab.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you are moderating, it is fun to read fresh and quippy but bashing brings the good vibe of the blog down. Besides, it's your blog, you can do whateva you want, lady.
sara

Anonymous said...

I agree with 5:01.

Anonymous said...

These folks who keep declaring they're "breaking up" with the blog--notice they never give their names, so if they in fact sneak back 12 hours after their declaration, we'd never know, would we?

;-)

birdy said...

So I checked out this book at the bookstore this morning, and I'm officially in love with Marcel Marongiu. Or maybe I'm just in love with his house . . .

Melissa said...

awesome book! It arrived Saturday and was just what I needed to help Sunday's hangover (natch). Thanks again for the stellar recommendation.