Spring is around the corner, and while we’re waiting through days of temperamental weather, it helps to have something addictive and enveloping to keep us inspired. We’ve scoured the shelves of our team to pull together the ultimate cheat sheet on what to dig into in these remaining too-chilly-to-frolic days. We promise: these will hook you so intensely that by the time you look up, flower buds will be in motion.
On Our Coffee Tables
Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Ruscha all get fair play in this ode to the genre that defied genres. Artist bios, timelines, and A TASCHEN-approved ranking makes it far more than eye candy.
Up above the world so high, photographer Gray Malin brings a signature whimsical touch to his overhead shots of glamorous locales and unexpected friends (look out for the llamas).
Maybe you think coffee table books are “boring”; that just means you haven’t yet fallen into the rabbit hole of Ware’s internet-like collection of stories, artifacts, artwork, and neurosis.
If you worship at the altar of Wegner, you’ll love the dramas and the trivia behind the iconic designer and his 500+ creations.
On Our Bedside Tables
If you haven’t already read Ann Patchett, start with her newest – a juicy, cerebral tale kicked off by an illicit affair – and work your way back through her heart-wrenching canon.
The 2008 financial crash sets the tone for this dual-storyteller account of young couplehood in New York. Author Pitoniak came up as a book editor, which may explain the exacting yet hot-blooded prose.
Indulge in some nightly wanderlust with the biannually printed magazine that covers art, design, travel, all with equally thoughtful words and photographs.
Preferred pairings include our crystallized glass Carafe and Essential Glasses to keep you well-hydrated while sucked into the vortex of these longreads. And no need to settle under the covers, just keep our cashmere blend Fringed Throw nearby to ward off goosebumps.
In Our Kitchen's
No lush drink photography here, just graphical models of cocktail compositions, and accompanying, detail-oriented recipes – paired with legendary late bartender Petraske’s notes on spirit history and personal anecdotes.
Just seeing the cover of cult Italian gem Franny’s is enough to propel you to do more than order in. Even simple-sounding dishes – we see you, linguine with Meyer lemon – are boosted by some sort of recipe alchemy, making for your favorite bowl of pasta.
Whatever you’re reading this season, here’s hoping it keeps you intellectually satiated until it’s safe to resume outdoor activities. At which point you can kick off our favorite one: rooftop cocktails. Preferably, book in hand.