If you’re keen to inject some culture into your home, coffee
table books can be an excellent place to start. Not only can they bring about a
bit of inspiration, they also serve as an ideal talking point for when guests
come over. With such a large variety of subject matters, there’s something to
Defying the popular opinion that colouring books are just for kids, this book by Johanna Basford features hand-drawn illustrations of secret gardens waiting to be coloured in and added to. With it becoming somewhat of a cult book, it’s a good time to get your colouring pencils out.
The Essence of Japanese Design - £49.95
Showcasing everything from bento boxes to fashion, this book highlights outstanding Japanese contemporary design through 300 objects. All the objects in The Essence of Japanese Design display the underlying design characteristics that have become iconic and influential worldwide.
Art Versus Design: Danish Art Prints - £37.00
Featuring interviews with 66 contemporary Danish artists, alongside examples of their work, Art Versus Design provides a comprehensive look at a variety of different art styles emerging from Denmark.
This Wes Anderson Collection book takes a look at one of the cult director’s most loved films, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Filled with commentary from Anderson about the inspiration behind the film, it’s a must have for any fan of the director.
Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist - £19.99
For those of us plagued by wanderlust, the Lonely Planet team have compiled the Ultimate Travelist – 500 of the very best places in the world, ranked in order of brilliance, ready and waiting to be added to your bucket list.
David Bowie Is - £650
A limited edition release from the Victoria and Albert Museum provides a wide-ranging retrospective of David Bowie’s ever-evolving career, featuring exclusive prints, and Bowie’s own illustrations. The book comes off the back of the V&A exhibition, David Bowie Is, which has seen over one million visitors in five cities.