White Rabbit by Nicholas Kirkwood

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is one of my favorite stories of all time, so you can imagine my excitement when I found out that Parisian department store, Printemps, had asked a few designers to design a piece based on it for their window displays in February.

The first piece I’ve seen so far has been Nicholas Kirkwood, who was inspired by the White Rabbit.  Kinda over-the-top, but it makes me really excited to see what everyone else comes up with.

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4,000 Books

Someday I’d like to do this to my books.

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My Vintage Nancy Drew Collection

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I read my first Nancy Drew book, The Secret of the Old Clock, one summer when I was about 10.  It was one of only two vintage copies my mom had, and I was immediately hooked.  After that, I went to the library where I ended up checking out and reading the first 25 volumes in the series, just during that one summer.

For the last couple of years I have been trying to collect the whole series (the vintage hard covers, preferable the ones illustrated by Rudy Nappi).  I usually try to pick up one up whenever I hit a antique/thrift store, but it’s getting to the point where I need to refer to my list of ones I don’t have.

Cloth-bound Classics

I love these hardcover, cloth-bound classics put out by Penguin.  The only problem is that they released just 8 of them in the US and I need the whole set of 20!

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The Life and Times of Hugh Hefner

I saw this gigantic Limited Edition, 6-vol. Playboy set at the Taschen book store while down at Art Basel Miami and thought it was pretty fantastic.

It presents an illustrated autobiography of Hugh Hefner and chronicles the first      25 years of Playboy running from 1953-1979.  I really love all the design and illustration that was used in the old issues!

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