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LONNY LIBRARY LIVEN UP YOUR COFFEE TABLE WITH THE LATEST INSPIRING READS Summers in France Written by Kathryn Ireland Written by Charlotte Moss LONNY LIBRARY Charlotte Moss Decorates: The Art of Creating Elegant and Inspired Rooms Rizzoli presents Charlotte Moss Decorates: The Art of Creating Elegant and Inspired Rooms, by one of the world’s most celebrated designers. In this book, Moss reveals the secrets of her “couture living” philosophy, breaking down her creative process by sharing notes, sketches, and storyboards from some of her signature projects. Filled with more than 200 color photographs, this work delivers the high points of Moss’ legendary career, with her trademark “Why Not?” tips for crafting unconventional interiors tossed in along the way. Kathryn Ireland, one of the United States’ premier interior designers, has written Summers in France, celebrating the elegant atmosphere of her summertime estate in Montauban, France. Featuring watercolor sketches, before-and-after photographs of the property’s renovation (peppered with Ireland’s trademark textiles), tips for entertaining with old-world grace, and French marketplace shopping lists, this charming work captures the essence of life in rural France, as seen through the eyes of a gifted and witty artist. 150 Best Eco House Ideas Written by Marta Serrats World of Geekcraft: Step-by-Step Instructions for 25 Super-Cool Craft Projects Written by Susan Beal World of Geekcraft: Step-by-Step Instructions for 25 Super-Cool Craft Projects, written by Susan Beal, is a user-friendly manual for creating such “kooky” items as Dungeons & Dragons dice earrings, Star Trek pillows, and Morse code quilts. Beal is no stranger to hipster DIY, and she possesses a talent for imparting simple instructions with a sense of fun. Filled with color photographs by Jay B Sauceda, World of Geekcraft offers readers an inspired excuse to let their crafty flags fly. Anyone planning a green home renovation should consult 150 Best Eco House Ideas, Marta Serrats’ collection of the latest innovations in sustainable architecture and interior design. Ideal for professionals and homeowners, this 600-page volume offers full-color photographs of attractive, ingenious solutions to eco-friendly decor dilemmas, including solar paneling, heating and cooling systems, and thermal glazing. Providing advice and inspiration, Serrats’ book will help readers “create warm and inviting homes” at only a “fraction of the environmental impact…of traditional building methods.” 5,000 Years of Textiles Edited by Jennifer Harris French Seaside Style Written by Sébastien Siraudeau Curious about Native American Navajo blankets? Wondering about the yuzen-dyeing process of Japanese crepe kimonos? Then 5,000 Years of Textiles is the book for you. Filled with more than 400 color photographs drawn from collections throughout the world, this extensive tome offers a definitive take on a global art form, from Byzantine silk to French damask. Erudite editor Jennifer Harris offers a survey of textile techniques, including weaving, embroidery, and tapestry, across eras and cultures. Francophiles will adore photographer Sébastien Siraudeau’s recently completed French Seaside Style, the fourth in his series of books chronicling the beauty of French interiors. Published by Flammarion, this volume, which includes more than 200 pages of sumptuous color photographs, explores nautically inspired decor with a French twist. Siradeau offers inspiration on “bringing serenity and joy into any home,” with images of sun-drenched terraces, the wide stripes of classic lounge chairs, canvas upholstery, and “crisp linens in the fresh colors of summertime.” 2011 80 Lonny march • april 2011 march • april Lonny 81