German publisher teNeues creates eye candy for design lovers, producing sexy coffee-table books that capture the worlds of art, travel, fashion, photography, and architecture. Founded more than 50 years ago as an offset print shop, the company initially gained recognition for its high-end photo calendars; it eventually moved into greeting cards and art posters before starting its own imprint in 1995. Today, the family-owned publishing firm issues more than 60 products a year, with titles ranging from <i>Backstage Dior</i> to <i>Luxury Living New York.</i>
This German publishing company’s stunning books will inspire everyone from car lovers to those with green thumbs. There’s plenty of focus on fashion and style, too, with offerings including <i>Chopard</i> and <i>Backstage Dior</i>.
Marrakesh’s Moorish architecture and blue-and-white palette inspired this selection of goods by Ortiz, the lighting and furniture designer behind Shine by S.H.O. Standouts include John Robshaw’s Lotus sheet set, with its repeating Alhambra pattern, and the James Mont dining table, featuring a damascene inlay and removable glass top.
From NYC skateboard photography, to the history of graffiti, to public art, these books possess street-smart style and a decidedly urbane feel. They’re just the thing for city slickers.
Done right, a safari decor theme is rich and elegant. The key is restraint: Choose one or two focal pieces for visual impact, like a mirror from APF Munn in the shape of two tusks, and the zebra-striped Newport armchair from Barclay Butera. Then focus on details — finish the look with everything from sculptural mahogany statuettes to decorative horn boxes. And keep the rest of the room minimal: A subdued palette of solids, in earthy or black-and-white tones, is an ideal backdrop.