Thursday, December 27, 2012
I'm smitten with my new Christmas book — Encyclopedia of the Exquisite by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins. From the description: "Encyclopedia of the Exquisite ... takes a cue from the exotic encyclopedias of the 16th century, which brimmed with mysterious artifacts, focusing on the elegant, the rare, the commonplace and the delightful. A compendium of luxury that merges whimsy and practicality, the book traipses through all the fine arts, showcasing every sphere of style: fashion, food, travel, home, garden and beauty." So looking forward to reading this — plus, Jessica started a blog that's a continuation of her book, with more fascinating things that didn't make it into the book in time.