I have been considering ordering this book for a while now, but for some reason I held out hope I would stumble upon it randomly at a used bookstore. I am not sure why, but when I can I prefer to buy books in places where the air smells like old paper, an old couple works tirelessly at sorting impossible stacks of books, and a cat watches sleepily. Clicking a few times and having a book delivered to my doorstep somehow doesn’t feel like I earned it. You can imagine how happy I was when I randomly stumbled upon this at Powell’s this weekend.
“One of the country’s most renowned modernist architects, Barbara Bestor has fully embraced and perfected Silver Lake’s “bohemian modern” style: a practical philosophy that is Californian in origin but achievable anywhere. It is a look that favors raw, authentic materials, brilliant colors, creative space planning, and a natural flow between indoors and outdoors.
The results, as Bohemian Modern presents, are striking: a flawlessly restored Neutra house decorated with both whimsy and restraint, a rooftop constructed for viewing the stars, a lavish outdoor garden delicately integrated into the surrounding architecture, a double-sided bookcase that soars three stories and serves as a functional art installation…there is no limit to the creativity and beauty of Silver Lake style.”
I highly recommend this book, overflowing with detailed descriptions and vivid interiors. After I left there were two still left. If you are not near Powell’s you can order online and last I checked 10 books a deal on shipping. Also available through Amazon.
Description via Amazon.