Creative Books For The Bibliophile

aspire Gift Guide 2021

Victoria Hagan: Live Now

Beautifully designed with a luxurious oversize package, Live Now celebrates the quiet and extraordinary beauty of the everyday. Following an unimaginable year, esteemed designer Victoria Hagan shares her vision for the meaning and significance of home through important and beautiful new projects for homeowners.

A Wilder Life

In our technology-driven, workaday world, connecting with nature has never before been more essential. A Wilder Life, a beautiful oversized lifestyle book by the team behind the popular wilder quarterly, gives readers indispensable ideas for interacting with the great outdoors.

Decolonize Your Diet

More than just a cookbook, Decolonize Your Diet redefines what is meant by “traditional” Mexican food by reaching back through centuries of history to reclaim heritage crops as a source of protection from modern diseases. Written by authors  and life partners Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel.

Home: A Celebration

Celebrated artists, designers, photographers, writers, actors, and activists offer personal reflections on the essence of home in this inspirational book edited by Charlotte Moss. With each purchase, a portion of the profits are benefiting the organization No Kid Hungry.

African Artists: From 1882 to Now

Edited by the Phaidon Editors with introduction by Chika Okeke-Agulu and glossary by Joseph L Underwood, African Artists is a groundbreaking A-Z survey of the work of over 300 modern and contemporary artists born or based in Africa

The Latin American Cookbook

Global star chef and Peruvian sensation Virgilio Martínez curates, with a personal deep dive into each region’s food culture, culinary delicacies, and local ingredients. The result: more than 600 remarkable recipes that bring to life the vibrancy of Latin America and its myriad influences.

The Scent of Pomegranates and Rose Water

Syrian-born Habeeb Salloum and his daughters, Leila and Muna, have researched and explored the far reaches of Syrian cuisine for many years (and in Habeeb’s case, decades). With more than 150 recipes, their resulting cookbook paints a colorful picture of the dining tables of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Syria.

Architizer: The World’s Best Architecture Practices 2021

Celebrating the work of 31 of the most outstanding contemporary architecture practices and design firms – each a winner in the A+Firm Awards program from Architizer, the website used by over 335,000 architects throughout the world to celebrate and share innovation.

Black Artists + Designers Guild Journal: Issue 1

Celebrating the Black imagination, this journal is fostering an equitable and inclusive design culture. Featuring the next generation of Black makers, look inside Obsidian House, a virtual concept house envisioning a​ home by Black Creators for the Black Family in California’s Oakland Hills in the year 2025.