Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday Picks II - Electric Boogaloo

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Lauren's Picks:

Worn Fashion Journal -
Worn isn't your typical fashion journal. It's got a DIY feeling with thoughtful pieces on fashion. In this issue is a glossary of eye glasses, how to preserve your clothes, the evolution of the stewardess dress, beautiful fashion spreads, and much more. Perfect for the fashionista on your list.

As Always, Julia edited by Joan Reardon -
I'm a huge fan of both Julia Child and cooking. In this book we get a peek into her friendship with Avis Deveto. It's a beautiful story the growth and maintenance of a relationship that shaped Julia's life.

Burglars Dunny -
Saner's Dunnys are cute in a macabre way. This Dunny makes the perfect stocking stuffer for the vinyl toy lover in your life.

Yummy Donut Mini Plush -
Heidi's work is sweet and fun. These little plush donuts come in a variety of colors, blind boxed so it's a surprise what you get. I'll be using some as tree ornaments. Another perfect stocking stuffer.

Just Kids by Patti Smith -
Just Kids is Patti's story of her relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe. It's an unlikely love story filled with hardship, growth, discovery, understanding and utter devotion. I enjoyed the cast of characters that Patti met along the way like Hendrix, Joplin and assorted artists that you will certainly know. Just Kids is also the story of the Chelsea Hotel and New York underground in the late 60's and early 70's. Not only an autobiography but a history of life, love, and art. A beautiful book.



Rachel's Picks:

Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool -
In association with Yoshitomo Nara's one man show at New York City's Asia Society Museum, this beautiful exhibition catalog type book is encased in a slipcase with cut outs. Perfect for the Nara fan.

Fantastic Planet by Stephan Wul -
In English for the first time!

Circus edited by Noel Daniel -
Just the color plates version of the larger book, The Circus, this edition still has the great photos and beautiful illustrations and art work of circuses and sideshows from the mid 1800s to the mid 1900s. For anyone who used to dream about running away with freaks and being a part of the greatest show on earth.

Red Army Man by Frank Kozik -
An edition of 50 in red, he's 17 inches tall and he's got a rifle, a grenade...and a rubber chicken?!

Adult Punks Sticker Set by Post Typography -
Hilariously clever stickers based on the graphic design duo's illustration for the NYTBR for A Visit From the Goon Squad.

Henry & Glenn Forever by Igloo Tornado -
Do you want to know what love is? For everyone on your list who wants to know.

1 comment:

worn fashion journal said...

Yay! Thanks for including WORN on your list. The Yoshitomo Nara book looks awesome too, I'll have to check it out.