Many of us have extra time on our hands right now while practicing social distancing. Take the time to read some books - we tell you our favorites to dream away.
And please remind to support your locals. #shoplocal #stayhome
Living in Bali by Anita Lococo
Loved by travelers for its lush, tropical scenery, and charming people, Bali is considered to be one of the most magnificent places on earth. Spirituality and nature are integral parts of everyday life for the Balinese, so one can easily see why the island’s traditional architecture has a peaceful presence to it, mimicking its surroundings and sometimes blending in with them.
When it comes to Balinese houses, walls are not compulsory, wood is everywhere, earth tones are dominant, and thatched roofs abound. Opening onto gorgeous green landscapes, majestic mountains, or beautiful coastlines, the homes herein ooze relaxing, contemplative vibes.
New York sunset by Susann Kreihe
When the sun goes down, just before dark, it’s the perfect time for a drink at the blue hour. And the perfect place to do so, are the countless rooftop bars in the city that never sleeps: New York. In “New York Sunset” the favorite spots allow insights in their long drink and bar food recipes, just for a New York feeling at your balcony or terrace.
Marrakesh by Design by Maryam Montague
In a world filled with beige interiors, Morocco is the perfect antidote: a refuge for addicts of saturated color, a haven for devotees of intricate pattern, a destination for admirers of striking architecture.
For anyone who wants to add Morocco's spicy design mix into their own home, Maryam Montague explains how to do so with the building blocks of Moroccan designfrom the colors, patterns, and textiles to the archways, fountains, gardens, and so much more.
Scandinavia Dreaming: Nordic Homes, Interiors and Design
Scandinavia Dreaming illustrates todays evolving story of Nordic design: one that is equal parts elegance, function, and tradition.
The nuanced realm of Nordic design has two personalities. On one side, there sits the open, light, friendly, and democratic constituent. And, on the other hand, is its moody counterpart: sleek and sophisticated; timeless and traditional; and deeply rooted in the sensations and juxtapositions of nature.
Told through anecdotes from those who live in them and from those who exist in other sectors of the creative community, Scandinavia Dreaming tells of a design school that has a worldwide reputation for its effortless combination of classical restraint and warm materials.
Veggie Hotels by Karen Klein, Thomas Klein and Peter Haunert
A unique collection of vegetarian, vegan and vegan-friendly hotels and guest houses from all over the world, made even more enticing by delicious recipes. The perfect gift for those who love healthy eating and sustainable travel.
Urban Jungle by Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaff
The book Urban Jungle is a source of green inspiration and a collection of creative plant ideas for everyone who wants to bring more green into their homes and daily lives.