Book : Past & Present

past + present_La La Lovely

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it’s snowing again (which, for whatever reason, just makes me want to eat cheeseburgers + fries) and to top it off one of the littles is home sick. this has me thinking of a roaring fire and a good book. which is why i thought i’d pop in and tell you about a design book, i’m really loving called past & present by amy azzarito.

(how pretty are the illustrations?  there are so many great ones in the book, that i’m so inspired by …. i so wish i could draw!).

past + present 4_La La Lovely

you may recognize amy azzarito’s name as she is the managing editor at design sponge.  past & present is a really fun mix of essays and projects.  the book connects the dots between current trends and decorative art history, which is pretty fascinating, if you happen to love design and history, like me.

past + present _La La Lovely

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i really love the correlation between the past and present and using pieces, in design (whether they are bought or handmade), that tell a story.   and all of these, easy to follow, diy projects have a story behind them which makes them all the more interesting.  also, the really fun part is that many favorite designers contributed these projects.  there are quite a a few that i’d like to try.

you can see more from the book here and you can purchase it here.  and keep an eye for a few more book reviews in the coming weeks.  there are some really great ones, i can’t wait to share with you.

images / Trina McNeilly



  • vicki
    Commented on March 18th, 2013 at 4:48pm

    snow makes me crave hot tea and chocolate. :) xo

  • Trina
    Commented on March 18th, 2013 at 5:14pm

    always tea for me too!!!! and if i could have hot chocolate than, i would want that too!!!

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