Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Over the Counter #328

What books caught my eye this week as they passed over the library counter and under my scanner. Outdoor homes and spaces this week....

First up is Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere by Zach Klein, Steven Leckart, photography by Noah Kalina.

From the publisher, Little, Brown and Company:

"Rural escapes for those yearning for a simpler existence, by the creators of the wildly popular tumblr Cabin Porn.

Created by a group of friends who preserve 55 acres of hidden forest in Upstate New York-Cabin Porn began as a scrapbook to collect inspiration for their building projects. As the collection grew, the site attracted a following, which is now a huge and obsessive audience.

The site features photos of the most remarkable handmade homes in the backcountry of America and all over the world. It has had over 10 million unique visitors, with 350,000 followers on Tumblr. Now Zach Klein, the creator of the site (and a co-founder of Vimeo) goes further into the most alluring images from the site and new getaways, including more interior photography and how-to advice for setting up a quiet place somewhere.

With their idyllic settings, unique architecture and cozy interiors, the Cabin Porn photographs, are an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and feel the beauty and serenity that nature and simple construction can create."

Next up is Happy Home Outside: Everyday Magic for Outdoor Life Hardcover by Charlotte Hedeman Gueniau.

From Quarto Books:

"Colour and a sense of fun are central to the RICE ethos. Fresh from the success of her first interiors book, Happy Home, Charlotte has taken the RICE style outside.

This is a fun-loving collection of outdoor decorating and styling solutions, from seating and other furniture to lighting ideas, creating banners and buntings, table settings and picnic areas, spaces for parties and gatherings.

Taking in garden rooms, outdoor spaces such as cabins, canopies and dining areas as well as moveable spaces such as vintage vans and tents, Charlotte brings her everyday magic and glorious sense of relaxed living with bright colour to every corner of the garden. Whether you own a city verandah, country field or a small courtyard there are outdoor decorating ideas here for everyone."

(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)

1 comment:

binabug said...

I've always wanted to try some of the pallet furniture but not too sure where to find stuff thats not contaminated or what exactly to do to remove any harmful chemicals from pallets. At our work place we have plenty of free pallets but all sorts of food and chemicals are stored on them (pallets come from a main warehouse and we get semi loads full and send half of them onwards to our plants in ON) We even had a roto rooter guy leave his filthy equipment on our pallets (shudder)