I’ve talked about books on here enough by now you know I’m obsessed. One of my newest goals is to always be reading a book. 20 minutes a day. Busy or not busy. Rain or shine. Tired or not tired. You get the point. I started off strong in January, but I’ll be completely honest with you. Right now, while trying to plan and launch the Drifter Organics Kickstarter campaign (in less than a month!), reading has fallen to the wayside. So has this blog. It’s one of those situations where you just have to choose to do what is more important AND urgent, not just important. I hope you understand.
But let’s get back to the subject of books. One of my favorite things to do is to decorate with books. There’s something about a good ol’ coffee table book that takes a room to the next level of lived-in. You can tell a lot about a person based on his/her coffee table books. Sort of like you can tell a lot about a person based on his/her medicine cabinet. But book snooping isn’t quite as intrusive as medicine cabinet snooping. I mean books are out there for DISPLAY, so…
Chronicle Books sent me over a package of their latest to take for a test run. I love Chronicle Books because of their quirky and whimsical vibe. A lot of my friends have published books through Chronicle and they’re based in San Francisco, which is the best city, obviously ;). I know it sounds lame but I think I was most excited about the adult coloring book because I’ve yet to jump on the adult coloring book bandwagon. This coloring book is based on Steve McDonald‘s sketches of cities worldwide. His sketches are so intricate just staring at them trips you out—take a look! I’m looking forward to seeing the sketches take life when I finish coloring.
Other books that are super cool: Every Person in New York was a project by Jason Polan that started out as a blog, where he would post his drawings of people in New York. His goal? To draw every person in New York (ya know, just a little something something side project he was working on in his free time, not a MASSIVE undertaking or anything). SO excited to see the project take book form. I also loved Victoria Smith‘s book See San Francisco. Victoria’s Instagram feed is one of my favorites to follow. Her book is full of pretty pictures of San Francisco streets, neighborhoods, homes, and nature PLUS straight-up history of all the neighborhoods. Since I live in the bay, I can recognize most of these places, which makes it all the more special.
I’ve known Anne for going on 7 years now. She was one of the first people I connected with when I started blogging. It’s been incredible to watch her change career paths, flourish, and BAM she now wrote a book about decorating our home for the life we want. And her book trailer is one of the best book trailers I’ve ever seen. So proud of this lady, so proud.
I think it’s about time I give my living space a little makeover with these pretty new books! Do you own any of these titles shown? What are YOUR favorite coffee table books?
Sage Living by Anne Sage // Whatever You Are Be A Good One by Lisa Congdon // See San Francisco by Victoria Smith // Fantastic Cities by Steve McDonald // In Progress by Jessica Hische // Every Person in New York by Jason Polan // Creative Block by Danielle Krysa