Is there anything more beautiful than a new coffee table book to idly flick through for inspiration? Whether your chosen topic is fashion, travel, food or architecture, we’ve got something for every taste. So brew up that cafetiere, snuggle up in your favourite armchair and browse our selection of lust-worthy tomes that will brighten up the dullest of days.
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Ibiza Bohemia explores both sides of the famous Balaeric island in one beautifully curated volume wrapped in an eye-catching hot pink cover. From clubbing culture to clifftop yoga retreats, the bohemian spirit of the popular holiday destination is celebrated with over 200 photographs and illustrations.
Eat, Drink, Nap: Bringing The House Home
Since Soho House opened in Greek Street 20 years ago, the private members’ club has expanded to a global network and become a byword for sophisticated cool. This beautiful cloth-bound tome offers a look inside the brand’s lifestyle – from how to design a bedroom to the perfect Mac’n’Cheese recipe. This and follow up Morning, Noon, Night make the ideal gift for the style-conscious.
Slim Aarons: Women
Iconic photographer Slim Aarons’ lens was often trained on his favourite subject, women. From Hollywood to the Cote d’Azur, this book features 200 beautiful images from the photographer which are accompanied by detailed captions written by one of Slims’ closest colleagues.
Tim Walker: Wonderful Things
Published to accompany the V&A’s exhibition of the artist’s work, Tim Walker: Wonderful Things is a journey through the fantastical mind of one of the world’s most creative photographers featuring everything from preliminary sketches to the final masterpieces.
Architectural Digest at 100
Celebrating Architectural Digest’s centenary as an international design authority, this book features the private spaces of celebrities ranging from Barack and Michelle Obama to David Bowie – think of it as the A-list version of Through The Keyhole, Lloyd Grossman is sadly not included.
Pantone History of Colour
For anyone who has ever spent hours agonising over the perfect shade of colour, the Pantone History of Colour examines the use of colour decade by decade and why certain hues became more popular.
The Japanese Garden
Covering over eight centuries of the art, The Japanese Garden is the most comprehensive exploration published to date. Featuring 100 gardens ranging from ancient Shinto shines to imperial gardens and contemporary Zen designs, you’re bound to get more than just a touch of green fingered inspiration.
Food in Vogue
Full of mouth-watering food photography, this is the perfect gift for the fashion foodie in your life. Featuring some of the finest food writing on topics ranging from tips on the perfect pizza crust to Andy Warhol’s cake decorating tips, you’ll be asking yourself where this book really belongs – the coffee table or your kitchen.
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