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A Wilder Life
Since launching in 2011, Wilder Quarterly has been rousing genuine excitement about growing and gardening in people who typically encounter more software bugs than the natural kind. Nearly five years later, the print magazine (now on a bi-annual...
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Johan Deckmann's Imaginary Book Titles
Much of Copenhagen-based artist Johan Deckmann’s work has the graphic (not to mention internet-friendly) appeal of text-based art, yet it manages to be both thought-provoking and poetic, as well as visually arresting. Most striking, his made-up...
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Mick Rock: The Rise of David Bowie, 1972–1973
During the The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars era of David Bowie's career, his official photographer was Mick Rock. Over the course of just a year or so, Rock took countless striking images of Ziggy/Bowie—all glitter, eye...
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The Fabric of India
London's Victoria and Albert Museum (aka V&A) boasts an incredible collection of handmade Indian fabrics and textiles—a collection they say is the greatest in the world. Though their exhibition "The Fabric of India" is coming to a close this weekend...
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Japanese Art and Design
Japan’s illustrious history of design permeates nearly every aspect of its modern culture. Centuries of painstaking craftsmanship—combined with an unparalleled attention to detail and ancient traditions steeped in ritual and honor—have given way to...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Bookworms
There might not be a better gift than a book. No matter your loved one's gender, race, age, job or obscure interests, there's a book for them somewhere in the world. And, at this late stage in the holiday season, a book is also one of the easier solutions...
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The Daub Creative Workbook
When David Bennett’s son had to stay at the King’s College Hospital in London back in 2013, the British branding agency director began thinking about how he and others in the creative industry could help children admitted to hospital wards, and...
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Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret + Extraordinary Lives
Famous for her colorful geometric and nature-inspired wallpaper designs, Australian designer and entrepreneur Florence Broadhurst was a fascinating individual. This book by Helen O'Neill explores Broadhurst's body of work, as well as her personal life...
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Brian Kanagaki’s Golden Persimmons
Brian Kanagaki’s exhibition was one of the highlights of the recent Independent Photography Festival in London. There, the US-based photographer and musician showed works from “Golden Persimmons,” his new book just out from Perryman Press. Kanagaki...
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Oyster: A Gastronomic History (with Recipes)
Drew Smith (former editor of The Good Food Guide) has delved deep into all things oyster-related with his beautiful new hardcover "Oyster: A Gastronomic History (with Recipes)." From the delicacy's ancient history (did you know Botticelli's "Birth...
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Guy Bourdin's "Nature Magique" Book
Legendary French photographer and painter Guy Bourdin has a body of work that's taken on its own life since his passing in 1991. Bourdin's style of provocative, sensual and cheeky images are at once familiar and engrossing, and a new, highly covetable...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Imaginative Kids
The most charming thing about childhood, once you've passed beyond it, is how boundless it seems. There is no dream that seems unreasonable or unrealistic, all your wildest ones—whether it's riding on the back of a unicorn or traveling through time...
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Variations Autour de La Longue Marche
This year, 86-year-old Argentine artist and social activist Julio Le Parc was the fourth person invited by Hermès Éditeur to bring his art to silk: vibrant stripes of colors loop, twist and dance to tell of a journey and experiences. Though the sixty...
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The Circadian Tarot
We first came across Michelle Blade's surreal watercolors when covering her multi-colored aura scarf, a collaboration with object-based periodical The Thing Quarterly. The LA-based artist mentioned spending the past year researching and painting...
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A Poor Collector's Guide to Buying Great Art
Even with a good sum of spare cash, selecting artworks to invest in can seem daunting and, for those on a budget, nearly impossible. Erling Kagge’s book “A Poor Collector’s Guide to Buying Great Art” answers essential questions, including how to get...
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Collecting Words
There's something about text found outside of screens and pages, in the "wild," that grabs our attention. It's the way they make a declaration in the public realm, trying to join our personal conversations. For the past five years—starting around...
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GLOSS: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim
Berlin-born fashion photographer Chris von Wangenheim had an innate knack for capturing images that were arresting, provocative and sexy. In Rizzoli's ultra-glam hardcover "GLOSS: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim," readers can explore some of his most...
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Italo Modern 2
The second half of last century was a golden age for Italian architecture, with many experimental buildings constructed in big cities, tiny towns and remote areas. These almost forgotten architectural masterpieces are explored with tenderness in...
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Arctica: The Vanishing North
The impact of photographer and author Sebastian Copeland's latest work, "Arctica: The Vanishing North," is two-fold. First, its pages reveal the wonders of the world's further point north, inspiring wanderlust and nothing short of awe. Second, a story...
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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Somewhere along her decades-long crusade for gender equality and civil rights, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was aptly (and lovingly) named Notorious RBG. Inspired by her life’s work and new-found fame, “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Girl Power
Despite what pop culture might show, the feminist movement has been in full swing for much longer than just the past few years. That said, having the movement for equality front and center in our collective consciousness is new—and remarkably satisfying...
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My Life on the Road
Not just the story of author and feminist activist Gloria Steinem's travels, but also tracking the evolution the movement for equality, "My Life on The Road" is an insightful and inspiring read. "When people ask me why I still have hope and energy...
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