It’s funny how as you get older the things that you collect change. I used to really not get the whole coffee table book thing, and now I love it. I love being surrounded by these books that are so inspiring and full of beautiful images, and I find myself flipping through them again and again. I especially love books that we’ve collected on our travels or have a cool story. If your coffee table needs some friends, here are a few of my favorites to flip through.
Things Come Apart by Todd McLellan is so cool I can’t take my eyes off it. He takes everyday objects like vacuum cleaners or pianos, smashes them, and then organizes the pieces. If you like organized things, you will lose your mind for this one.
Humans of New York started as a blog and became crazy popular. Brandon Stanton has been wandering the streets of NYC for years, photographing and interviewing people he comes across. It’s a completely fascinating (if not somewhat romanticized) look at the city and the people in it. It really makes me remember how incredible New Yorkers are.
Well-Read Women has got to be one of the most beautiful books ever. I started loving Samantha Hahn’s watercolor work when I got into the blog world, and I was so excited when she came out with a book. It’s filled with gorgeous watercolor portraits of fictional heroines, along with quotes from their stories. So lovely.
We came across Paris versus New York on our trip to Paris, and we literally stood in the store and looked at every page. It was that charming, we just couldn’t put it down. We decided to leave it in the store but then Mr. Lovely surprised me with it at Christmas. He wins. It’s got these awesome illustrations depicting the differences between two of my favorite cities.
I know I’ve said it before, but I still love our Artifact Uprising photo books. Some of my favorite books to have around are photos of our travels and adventures, and this one filled with photos from our Tahiti honeymoon is still on top of my list. If you haven’t tried Artifact Uprising, you should!
I’d love to know if you have any fave coffee table books! And if you’re not a book person, what do you have on your coffee table? Leave a comment and let me know! xoxo