Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mischmash Wish List {Books}

It's that time of the year when you start making lists, not the to-do kind but the wishing kind and I'm starting off mine with these books that are sure to boggle my design hungry mind.


Downtown Chic, Designing Your Dream Home: From Wreck to Ravishing by Robert and Cortney Novogratz, with Elizabeth Novogratz. I've been a huge fan of this husband and wife tandem behind the design firm Sixx Design. They have a knack for turning condemned buildings into one of the most striking residences in Manhattan. Looking (more like drooling) over the spaces they've designed sure gets my heart beating a little faster than usual and my mind racing through thoughts and ideas I've picked up from their genius.

I'm all about making good use of weekends and getting creative. Needless to say, I need this book. I've read the reviews and they're all good. Most of it saying that the projects are beautiful and doable! Kelly Wilkinson is the force behind Make Grow Gather.  

This much-hyped book is definitely on my list. Who doesn't follow Grace Bonney and Design Sponge anyway? And I hear its not just all hype. It's actually bursting at the seams with DIY's, home tours, home improvement tutorials, and a bevy of essential tips on home design! 

Design Sponge at Home (Official Book Trailer) from The Panic Room Videos on Vimeo.

Now, if you may excuse me, I have to run and check the local bookstores if they carry these. If not then, there's always Amazon.

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