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good reading

August 30, 2010

Treasures of home décor abound at flea markets, thrift shops, and garage sales. But how do you know a find when you find it?

In The Find, Stan Williams and some of today’s most clever style makers, including Simon Doonan, John Derian, and Real Simple’s Kristin van Ogtrop–all diehard devotees of New York City’s Housing Works–show not just what to look for, but also how to look at an object to identify a great piece.

book recommendation - The Find

I’m extremely picky about decor books. It’s hard for me to find a book that has a balance of beautiful images and good stuff to read. I was hesitant to purchase The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details.

Truthfully, the cover image is what sucked me in. Now that I’ve had a chance to begin reading it I can confirm that the content is just as good as the photography. I think I’ve mention that I’m not a thriftier but this book has made me want to be a thriftier. Shockingly, I’ve even begun to venture into a few shops and that’s a huge feat.

I’m almost done with the book and it’s been a great read. Lots of information in snippits – reminds me of a magazine and magazine reading is some of my favorite.