Printed Matter

What’s the hottest thing to collect? Design books — signed, of course. Start your library with these inscribed design compendiums, whose authors all appear in Houston this month.

Holly Moore
Posted:
October 01, 2012

Miles Redd’s The Big Book of Chic 


Interior design sensation Miles Redd — he of the exuberant new book The Big Book of Chic (Assouline, $75) — bounds into town Thursday, October 25. Redd will talk, give a presentation and sign books for the ICAA (Institute of Classical Architecture & Art) at a private club with 6 pm cocktails, 7 pm talk. Oversized and lush, his new book is filled with his quirky, cozy glamour — from NY high-rises to country houses, many of which have  appeared in national design publications and others that have never published. We can’t get enough of his high-flying fantastical design. ICAA members gratis, nonmembers $10; reservations limited. Reserve via Julie Koch at Elegant Additions, 713.522.0088, julik@elegantadditions.net. IMAGE: Miles Redd.

The Great American House: Tradition for the Way We Live Now by Gil Schafer III


Gil Schafer III appears at Greenwood King The Lobby Thursday, October 4, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, for a talk and presentation, followed by a book signing of The Great American House: Tradition for The Way We Live Now (Rizzoli, $55). AD 100 member Schafer is brilliant at building new, blending the best of American historic and classical architecture with decoration and landscape. Projects in the book include his Hudson Valley home, a historic Nashville residence and a Greek Revival mansion in Charleston. Gratis, but reservations a must, thelobby@greenwoodking.com. Greenwood King The Lobby, 3201 Kirby. IMAGE: Gil Schafer III. 

Cornelia Guest’s Simple Pleasures


Cornelia Guest, daughter of the late and fabulous CZ Guest, will sign her entertaining book Cornelia Guest’s Simple Pleasures (Weinstein Books, $32.50) Tuesday, October 9, at Tootsies, 6 to 8 pm. In this volume, Guest shows how simple yet elegant entertaining can be with understated elegance learned from her parents, the late CZ Guest and Winston Frederick Churchill Guest. Recipes and menus are meatless, cruelty-free and organized into seasons, from light spring lunches to cozy, warm suppers. Cocktails and bites from Tony’s. Respond to 713.403.2905; rsvp@tootsies.com. IMAGE: Cornelia Guest. 

Pools: Reflections by Kelly Klein


Photographer, fashion muse and author Kelly Klein flies to Houston Saturday, October 13, for a cocktail reception and book signing of her new oversized volume Pools: Reflections (Rizzoli, $100) at Chateau Domingue, 6 to 8 pm. Mesmerized by pools, which she calls “architecture in the ground,” Klein asked 600 photographers to submit shots of their favorite pools, which she culled down to 180 images of pools in their splashy glory: the dishabille and abandoned, magnificent hotel statements and understated private pools.
Please respond to 713.961.3444; rsvp@chateaudomingue.com. Chateau Domingue, 3615 W. Alabama. IMAGE: Kelly Klein. 

The Age of Elegance: Interiors by Alex Papachristidis


Designer Alex Papachristidis is the keynote speaker at Houston Design Center’s Fall Market Tuesday, October 23, 11 am. His talk and presentation of his new book, The Age of Elegance: Interiors by Alex Papachristidis (Rizzoli, $55), is followed by a book signing and light lunch at the Alkusari Showroom, 7026 Old Katy Road, Suite 229. Reservations 713.864.2660; thehoustondesigncenter.com/fallmarket. IMAGE: Alex Papachristidis. 

Soirée: Entertaining With Style by Danielle Rollins


Atlanta hostess and tastemaker Danielle Rollins brings her new entertaining/lifestyle book Soirée: Entertaining With Style (Rizzoli, $50) to town Tuesday, November 6, for a cocktail party and book signing at Tootsies, 6 – 8 pm. Rollins’ magnificent 1920s Georgia estate, Boxwood, decorated by Miles Redd, appears in this stunning book. Respond to 713.403.2905, rsvp@tootsies.com. IMAGE: Danielle Rollins. 

Wednesday November 7, Danielle Rollins appears at Decorative Center Houston for Fall Market, where she will be on a panel discussing the world of gracious living, with designer Amanda Nisbet and Veranda’s Leslie Newsom Rascoe. The 11 am keynote address will be followed by a book signing at Fabricut showroom, Suite 3022. RSVP 713.961.9292, ext. 1320; klarson@decorativecenter.com. Decorative Center Houston, 5120 Woodway.  

Dazzling Design by Amanda Nisbet


Designer Amanda Nisbet is a keynote speaker Wednesday, November 7, at the aforementioned Fall Market at Decorative Center Houston. She will sign her new book, Dazzling Design (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $50), 2 to 3 pm, at the David Sutherland Showroom, Suite 170. RSVP 713.961.9292, ext. 1320; klarson@decorativecenter.com. Decorative Center Houston, 5120 Woodway. IMAGE: Amanda Nisbet.

 

Signed, Sealed and Delivered

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are welcome, or we happily post.

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