Coffee Table Reads

Until recently, I thought that coffee table books were incredibly boring and reminiscent of the Great PGA Golf Courses number that my dad liked to repeatedly display on our coffee table and my mother liked to repeatedly remove when I was growing up. Vicious cycle.
Au Contraire these days. I love going into homes and checking out what people have displayed. My personal favorites include Post Secret, which one of my close friends introduced me to a few years back. It is a thought-provoking and interesting collection of art where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard. Since Christmas, we have been displaying Annie Leibovitz's A Photographer's Life: 1990-2005. I will admit that I discovered this book after watching a particularly intriguing Oprah, and it has provided hours of entertainment and discussion, especially during one “Girls’ Night” that I hosted.
What’s on your coffee table?


teaorwine said...

Presently, I have An Affair with a House by Bunny Williams....gorgeous photos and text!

Broady said...

I currently display Gauguin: The Masterworks and a huge, beautiful atlas of the world, from which I routinely plot my trip around the world!