A team from MSLO presented at the Home Depot regional store managers meeting in LA this past week with much fanfare. The event (attended by more than 5,000 people) was held at the Nokia Theatre and all about color and design. Upon my return, I needed to relax and I have been looking through two books that are so different from each other yet both give me great ideas, too. No matter what I am doing or where I am, I seem to find inspiration.
First is Flowers for the Home: Inspirations from the World Over by Prudence Designs (Rizzoli, 2009, amazon.com). Floral designer Grayson Handy creates some incredible arrangements and photographer Ellen Silverman captures their beauty. I love how the pages are themed by various cultures around the world. I’ve highlighted a few that really caught my eye.
The second is The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman (Penguin Books, 2009, amazon.com). I should have included his blog on yesterday’s post (thesartorialist.blogspot.com) but I really wanted to let you know about his book, too. Schuman has collected some of his most wonderful images of people from around the world. Whether they are well-known editors or simple folk on the street, each person begs to be documented.