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Covet Garden Gift Guide: Best Books

[Sibella Court's Nomad]

[Sibella Court's Nomad]

While Covet Garden is an online publication, we are big fans of print. This Christmas, books are high on our gift list (as presents for our loved ones and ourselves). We thought we'd share some tomes from our wish list, starting with Australian designer Sibella Court's Nomad: A Global Approach to Interior Style. Court describes this book as a “beautiful photographic collection of travel shots and styled spaces to show how to bring your travels home in the most unexpected of ways.” Whatever it is, we want to go to there.

[Dottie Angel's Suitcase Series Vol. 2]

[image via: Decor8]

Next up on the list is The Suitcase Series Volume 2: Dottie Angel from Uppercase. Dottie Angel (aka Tif Fussel) is best known for her whimsical textile creations. Fussel describes the paperback thusly: "part biography, part storybook, part crafty how-to and entirely inspirational." It also comes with an envelope full of materials to help you get started on your own crafty adventures.

And last but not least on our reading list is the new Paul Sahre designed/Brian Rea illustrated Malcolm Gladwell Box Set.

In this post "print is dead" day and age, it would appear that the publishing industry is taking a closer look of the arts of book design and binding. This collection of Gladwell's published titles recognizes that books can be also be beautiful, desirable things to be cherished and read over and over again.

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