for the friend who is one for the books
for the human who needs a subtle hint in the kitchen
Al Fresco: Inspired Ideas for Outdoor Living
Pasta: The Spirit and Craft of Italy's Greatest Food
Cook This Book: Techniques That Teach and Recipes to Repeat
Noma 2.0: Vegetable, Forest, Ocean
That Sounds So Good: 100 Real-Life Recipes for Every Day of the Week
Cooking for Good Times: Super Delicious, Super Simple
Where Cooking Begins: Uncomplicated Recipes to Make You a Great Cook
From new wave contemporary floral design, featuring artists who combine traditional techniques with an organic, free-form, “back-to-nature” style, to charming miniature arrangements, influential artists are rewriting the rules of floral design.
On Flowers: Lessons From an Accidental Florist
The Little Flower Recipe Book: 148 Tiny Arrangements for Every Season and Occasion
Flora Photographica: Masterworks of Contemporary Flower Photography
In Full Flower: Inspired Designs by Floral's New Creatives
The Inspired Houseplant: Transform Your Home with Indoor Plants from Kokedama to Terrariums and Water Gardens to Edibles
Cultivated: The Elements of Floral Style
kids books that also look great on a bookshelf
Women in Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World
How To Be A Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals
Atlas of Adventures: A collection of natural wonders, exciting experiences and fun festivities from the four corners of the globe
Forever Wandering: Hello Emilie's Guide to Reconnecting with Our Natural World
for the friend who is a self-proclaimed "sneakerhead"
Bringing together all the greats—from Air Jordan 1 to Air Presto—Nike and Virgil Abloh reinvent sneaker culture with the collaborative project The Ten and redesign 10 sneaker icons. Experience engineering ingenuity and Abloh’s investigative design process: each shoe is a piece of industrial design, a readymade sculpture, and a wearable all at once.
Featuring the biggest brands, classic sneaker models, superstar athletes, and pop culture icons - from Adidas, New Balance, and Puma, to Asics, Pony, and Pro-Keds; the Nike Air Max and Converse All Star to New Balance 990 and Reebok Pump; Andre Agassi and Michael Jordan to Paula Abdul and MC Hammer - every page is laced with incredible graphics and unforgettable advertising slogans.
Traversing 100 years of history, each chapter paints a rollicking picture of the sneaker industry’s evolution. Air Max, Air Force, Adi Dassler, Converse, Kanye, Dapper Dan, Dee Brown, Michael Jordan, and Yeezy―along with obscure treasures like Troop, Airwalk, and Vision Street Wear―are all exhaustively documented.
Out of the Box includes sneakers ranging from an 1860 spiked running shoe, a pair of 1936 track shoes, Air Jordans I–XX3, the original Air Force 1, and early Adidas Superstars to contemporary sneakers by prominent figures including Damien Hirst, Jeremy Scott, Jeff Staple, and Kanye West.
Through honesty, intimacy, intelligence, and swagger, Sneakers amounts to a singular rubber-soled taxonomy, a global group portrait of a culture that’s both personal and public, driven by commitment and curiosity, and sustained by our definitive cast of storytellers, historians, and artists.
Sneakers: The Complete Limited Editions Guide brings you the very best limited edition and collaborative sneakers that have been released over the last ten years, a time when sneaker design has transcended its origins to explore new territories in global design culture, including fashion and art.
for the friend who is a good sport
This book – the first of its kind – explores the design story behind football, diving into how design has been used to push the game to its technical and emotional limits.
Compendium of writings and illustrations on the sport of Formula One by Brad Spurgeon, Jean Todt, and Stefano Domenicali.
For the seasoned car collector or the awestruck newcomer, this double-volume is the unrivaled collector car anthology. Curating 100 of the most exquisite, remarkable, and desirable cars of all time to tell a spellbinding story of automotive design-and-engineering endeavor in the tireless pursuit of ever-greater performance both on and off the track, from the first Indy 500-winning 1910 Marmon Wasp to the futuristic 2020 Aston Martin Valkyrie.
In celebration of the league’s 100th season, this leather-bound coffee table book gives us an MVP glimpse into the 100 most spectacular games, players and personalities that make up the moments of NFL’s history.
Bound by hand in full-grain leather and embossed with gold lettering, Golf Courses: Fairways of the World celebrates some of the world's most famous courses, capturing their beauty through stunning photography and their history through fine storytelling.
Telling the storied history of America’s pastime through the lens of the stadiums – from the past to the present to the future – this leather-bound coffee table book is the decidedly definitive guide to the Major Leagues.
for the friend that has (or needs) some street cred
André is a multi-faceted artist: painter and graffiti artist, jet-setter, entrepreneur and unstoppable traveller, he has been marking the nights and walls of Paris, New York, Shanghai and Tokyo for over thirty years.
The first comprehensive book on the work of Jun Takahashi of UNDERCOVER, an icon of Harajuku streetwear and the presumptive heir to the heavy mantle of Japanese deconstruction.
Artist monograph presenting Richard Hambleton by Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and Andy Valmorbida.
The most comprehensive book to survey the colorful history of graffiti and street art movements internationally.
The Incomplete immortalizes the stories of brands ranging from Supreme to COMME des GARÇONS. Alongside the most influential designers and tastemakers, Higsnobiety highlights the pieces and brands in men’s fashion which have stood the test of time.
Celebrating the iconic adidas sneaker, this definitive volume comes with original imagery, historic photos, an exclusive portrait series by Juergen Teller, and even contributions by the likes of Raf Simons and Pharrell.
for the friend who likes things the old-fashioned way
Known as much for its irreverent and iconoclastic spirit as it is for its commitment to design and quality, Supreme's products have become as recognizable and coveted as those from the world's top luxury brands-this book is no exception. Beautifully produced, the book is the epitome of Supreme's dedication to quality and design, including a reversible jacket with the signature red Supreme logo.
As any fashion obsessive will tell you, there are few Japanese brands more influential than United Arrows. This book charts the brand’s rise to success since its found in the late 1980s, documenting its varying collaborations along the way with pretty much every significant name in streetwear.
Embodying a chic casualness that is uniquely American, the polo shirt has become a cultural symbol worn and loved by all. Whether worn with the collar popped up, open and untucked, or dressed up under a suit jacket, the polo exemplifies the optimism of American style.
The best-selling addition to Assouline’s exclusive Ultimate Collection of handcrafted volumes, Yves Saint Laurent: The Impossible Collection spotlights all the classics: the Mondrian shift dress; the black dress with white collar and cuffs for the film Belle de Jour; the legendary Ballets Russes collection; the tributes to Picasso, Matisse and van Gogh; the tailored pantsuits and flowing “coup de crayon” draped gowns; the lavish use of velvet, lace, feathers, leopard print and brilliant jewel tones.
The iconic bestseller, showcasing more than 500 of fashion's greatest names from A-Z. Phaidon's iconic global bestseller The Fashion Book takes a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created and inspired it.
When Virgil Abloh took his first bow for Louis Vuitton in June 2018, fashion changed forever. The newest addition to the Classics Collection, Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh honors the designer’s boundary-breaking creativity on and off the runways.
for the friend who sees the bigger picture
Dream Baby Dream showcases the photography of Los Angeles-based award-winning photographer, director, and designer Jimmy Marble.
Legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz’s surprising account of her encounters with fashion over five decades. This luxury edition is presented in a beautiful and elegant slipcase. Includes 350 extraordinary images (many of them previously unpublished) featuring a wide and diverse range of subjects: Nicole Kidman, Serena Williams, Cate Blanchett, Lady Gaga, Kate Moss, Natalia Vodianova, Rihanna, Karl Lagerfeld. With a foreword by Anna Wintour.
i-D began as a fanzine dedicated to the street style of punk-era London in 1980 and quickly earned its position at the vanguard of fashion and style, abiding by the premise of “originate—don’t imitate.” This anniversary volume is the ultimate tribute to the irreverent and forward-thinking magazine that revolutionized not only the world of fashion publishing but fashion itself.
Andy Warhol’s explosive pop art and sharp commentary on advertising and celebrity culture are renowned and deeply relevant even decades after their creation. In this evocative volume, Warhol expert and former Andy Warhol Museum director Eric Shiner curates the 100 quintessential, unique works that define the evolution of this illustrious artist, creating a stunning compendium of pieces that could simply never all be acquired by a single collector.
Helmut Newton. Legacy, which accompanies an international exhibition tour of Newton’s work, showcases highlights from one of the most published bodies of work in photography, including numerous rediscovered images. A prolific image maker and genuine visionary, this book celebrates Newton’s lasting influence on modern photography and visual art to this day.
Even if you didn’t follow Mark “The Cobrasnake” Hunter’s blog of party photos back in the mid-aughts, you probably recognize his aesthetic, now more commonly known by Gen Z as “indie sleaze.” And you’ll certainly recognize many of the folks in this extensive catalogue of his work.
for the friend who just can't stop the music
From her Barbados childhood to her worldwide tours, from iconic fashion moments to private time with friends and family, the book showcases intimate photographs of her life as an artist, performer, designer, and entrepreneur. Many of these images have never before been published.
A definitive celebration packed with previously unseen material of the original punk band—the group that defined a movement, energized a generation, and brought punk music and the safety-pin aesthetic to the mainstream.
Filled with more than 250 images of artists including Ice Cube, The Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Naughty by Nature, Public Enemy, 50 Cent, N.W.A, Snoop Dogg, Lil' Kim, Flavor Flav, Lauren Hill, Queen Latifah, TLC, many that have never before been published, this book is set to become the new hip-hop photography bible.
Following Rizzoli’s best-selling Pharrell: Places and Spaces I’ve Been, this volume documents the continuing adventures in art and design of one of the most influential figures in contemporary music and popular culture.
The year 1972 brought together two legends of rock 'n' roll at the peaks of their careers: Jim Marshall and the Rolling Stones. Selected by LIFE magazine to photograph the Stones' EXILE ON MAIN ST. tour, Marshall had a week of unlimited access. The results are his now-iconic images of the band, onstage in their full glory and backstage in moments of unguarded camaraderie.
JIMI is the ultimate tribute to the greatest guitar player in rock and roll history, celebrating what would have been Jimi Hendrix's 80th birthday on November 27, 2022.
for the friend who is an indoor cat
This revelatory book allows us unique insight into how and where designers live and showcases an inspiring and aspirational kaleidoscope of homes around the world.
For her first book in ten years, Kelly Wearstler, one of the most irreverent and fascinating designers working today, continues to push boundaries with her inventive and opulent interiors, here inviting readers into her latest creations including her newly designed home.
Evolving between the two World Wars, taking on unique stylistic expressions in different places around the world, Art Deco symbolized modernity, sophistication, glamour and the optimism of technological progress. The taste for Art Deco came to an end with World War II, but interest emerged again in the 1960s and its fascination remains strong today.
Latex, plastics, and fervent consumerism: discover the design trends and materials which literally shaped the American 1950s. This overview explores a decade of postwar rebuilding driven by idealistic vision and positive spirit, applied from the suburbs to the inner cities, and from furniture to metalware.
From an interior designer and modern feng shui expert, High Vibe Home is a luxe handbook for creating restorative spaces that feel as good as they look.
Published by Phaidon, Woman Made: Great Women Designers is the most comprehensive book to date focused exclusively on female designers. The richly illustrated encyclopedic book introduces the reader to the careers and works of more than 200 well- and lesser-known women designers from the early 20th century to the present day, offering a fresh perspective on the usually quite male-dominated design history.
celebrating black artists and culture
Featuring stunning full-color photographs by Gabriela Hasbun, The New Black West celebrates the modern Black cowboys of the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo and the community that comes together to witness their achievements year after year.
Aphrochic is something like a Black MTV Cribs — offering a peek into the homes of actors, musicians, artists, curators, entrepreneurs, and executives. It’s a celebration of Black homeownership and also Black design, showcasing the condos, houses, townhomes, and studios of notable figures like author Jason Reynolds, actor Danielle Brooks, and chef Alexander Smalls.
The book is a comprehensive look at the aesthetic and movement, which has its roots in the culture of Enlightenment-era English enslaved people and has made its way into hip-hop in modern day.
The Work of Several Lifetimes is a collection of Moore’s sketches, drawings, etchings, and paintings, which focus on Black blue-collar workers, interrogating who is allowed to be the subject of portraiture.
The book covers the work of Brathwaite, a key figure in the second Harlem Renaissance who founded the African Jazz-Art Society & Studios, a collective of artists, playwrights, designers, and dancers.
Tyler Mitchell might be best known for being the first Black photographer to shoot a Vogue cover, but his body of work is expansive and culture-shifting. I Can Make You Feel Good is his first monograph and imagines what a Black utopia might look like through full-bleed images of Black people in motion and at rest.