Monday, November 11, 2019

NEAR & FAR: INTERIORS I LOVE



NEAR & FAR:
INTERIORS I LOVE
by Lisa Fine
Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna
Foreword by Deborah Needleman
Vendome, $60.00
October 2019
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass



Oh my goodness, Lisa Fine, you have created one beautiful book! Color, texture, art, embroidery, silver, crystal, china, rugs, wood, and all things beautiful are everywhere in this book. Lisa draws inspiration from many friends and clients in many countries. The perfect package here is Lisa and photographer Miguel Flores-Vianna. Wow!

 Lisa specializes in hand-printed linens, providing 16 showrooms with these beautiful pieces. She now resides in New York and Dallas, traveling frequently to India. While living in Paris, Lisa was contributing editor for Elle Decor and House Beautiful. She is currently contributing editor for Town & Country.

Miguel has been an editor, writer, and photographer for over twenty years. His photography is showcased in Architectural Digest, World of Interiors, Vogue, Cabana, and Town & Country.

Thank you to Deborah Needleman, former editor in chief of T: The New York Times, style Magazine,  the WSJ Magazine, and Domino Magazine for writing the foreword. She is now editor at large for Harper’s Bazaar.

ENJOY the images below!









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Friday, November 8, 2019

BALLERINA: FASHION'S MODERN MUSE




BALLERINA: 
FASHION'S MODERN MUSE
by Patricia Mears, Laura Jacobs, Jane Pritchard, Rosemary Harden, and Joel Lobenthal
Photography by Matthew Mead 
and Michael Hunter
Foreword by India Hicks
Vendome, $60.00
October 2019
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass



When this book arrived, I was thrilled!  I spent the rest of the day poring over every page. Not only do I love ballet, I have spent my life in tights, not because I am a ballerina, because I’m not close, but because the clothes are chic and comfortable! 

When I arrived on the pages with Degas’ work, I melted. He is one of my favorites, and I admire his work. There are numerous paintings of ballerinas throughout, and numerous photographs of designs created by the best fashion designers. Just think about a stroll through the 19th and 20th centuries. That is what you get here. 

This book is written by Patricia Mears, Laura Jacob, Jane Pritchard, Rosemary Harden, and Joel Lobenthal. These five have shared their knowledge of the influence fashion has had on the fashion industry. It is beautifully put together, and I hope that you ENJOY!




 



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Thursday, November 7, 2019

A WANDERING EYE: TRAVELS WITH MY PHONE




A WANDERING EYE: 
TRAVELS WITH MY PHONE
by Miguel Flores-Vianna
Vendome, $45.00
October 2019
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield

Author, Splendid Sass




I will begin by saying that I have always been stunned by the work of Miguel Flores-Vianna. He photographs not only through the lens but his heart, and his images transform simple shadows, peeling paint, and rocks into art. He sees things that most artists see, and he captures the beauty in everything. I wish I could share more images from the book, because there are 250 breathtaking works in this lovely book. 

These photographs were taken in 14 countries. The emotion and beauty is shared in every click of his camera. 

Miguel has been a photographer, writer, and editor for over 20 years. He is the one of the most sought after photographers in the world, and his work is published in Architectural Digest and Cabana. He calls London his home. 









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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

NATURAL ELEGANCE: LUXURIOUS MOUNTAIN LIVING



NATURAL ELEGANCE: 
LUXURIOUS MOUNTAIN LIVING
by Rush Jenkins and Klaus Baer
Vendome, $60.00
September 2019
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


If you love the woods, mountains, or the slopes, this book is for you. There are 250 pages of rustic, yet elegant, homes. The wood, textiles, and designs from nature’s bounty are absolutely stunning. The images below will give you a tiny hint of what these designers have created for you. Rush Jenkins and Klaus Baer have created 12 masterpieces on earth.

Rush left his career as Director of Design at Sotherby’s, and Klaus was head of international production teams for investment banking firms. Quite a change for both of these talented designers.

William Anranowicz has been a photographer for forty years and has been published in most major magazines in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

ENJOY!









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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

INSIDE TANGIER: HOUSES & GARDENS



INSIDE TANGIER:
HOUSES & GARDENS
by Nicolo Castellini Baldissera
Photography by Guido Taroni
Foreword by Hamish Bowles
Vendome, $75.00
September 2019
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass



My eyes bounced all over the pages of this beautiful book.  There is no limit to the colors and styles in each of the over 250 pages, and if you are a lover of color, art, books, and textiles, this is the book for you!

The white-walled city of Tangier is hidden between Africa and Europe, and the interiors here are influenced by the surroundings. The designers showcased in the book would most likely agree and include Gordon Watson, Bruno Frisoni, Yves Saint Laurent, the late Christopher Gibbs, Madison Cox, Veere Grenney, and Frank de Biasi. 

Nicolo Castellini Baldissera is a talented designer, working in Italy, Paris, Gstaad, Tangier, South Africa, New York and London.  Photographer Guido Taroni works in some of Italy’s leading fashion houses and is a contributor o Architectural Digest.

Enjoy!








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Monday, November 4, 2019

TOM SCHEERER: MORE DECORATING



TOM SCHEERER:
MORE DEORATING 
by Tom Scheerer
Photography by Francesco Lagnese
Vendome, $60.00
September 2019
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


This is Tom Scheerer’s second book, and there are over 350 pages, many full pages, to pore over in this lovely book. Scheerer’s work appears to be effortless, and his use of natural materials in the
sixteen homes shown in this book are stunning.

Scheerer’s work is featured in AD, Town & Country, House Beautiful, and Elle Decor. He is also named in the AD100 annually. Below I have shared some of the images in the book, photographed by the talented Francesco Lagnese.

ENJOY!


   
 
 
   
       

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