There is SO MUCH that I love about these books. Firstly though, I must say how in awe I am of Sibella Court, and how she has become so successful doing what she obviously loves. She calls herself a “bowerbird”, explaining that this is a beautiful, creative form of hoarding – and she is obviously very good at it. Her advice in the foreward is to USE the book, mark pages, use it as a journal and reference book. Well – I am already, and I am thinking of using ideas from the books as inspiration for my 2013 Calendar…..
etc. is a book about “slapdash styling and deconstructed decorating solutions”, leading you through various colour palettes and stories, with the eventual aim of creating a space that is inherently you, reflecting your style and taste. I particularly like “Paperwhites”…. Beyond the literal content of the book, I am blown away by the layout, styling, use of collages, lovely fonts, textures (from the ridged kraft paper slipcover to the vellum-type pages scattered through the book). This is more than a book – it is an artwork!!
Moving on to NOMAD, prepare for a colourful, textural journey to 5 diverse countries, with a thorough and helpful reference section. This book is full of vibrant colour, beautiful textiles, amazing patterns – and such wonderful ideas to “bring your travels home”. Yet again the layout and styling of the book are unique and exciting. A visual feast!!
I really can’t choose which book is my favourite, and I know that I will spend many more hours pouring over them both. They are the kind of books that every time you open them you notice something new – a small detail, an idea, an interesting story, a colour………. Truly inspiring!!
Do you have any favourite books that inspire you and give you joy every time you open them? Please share……….
Wishing you an inspiring weekend.