space519 carries a wide array of fun pick-up items; including unisex accessories, books (on subjects including travel, humor, interiors, fashion, architecture, and cooking), inspired case-goods, small art objects and an ever-changing assortment of gifts.
in honor of the queen’s diamond jubilee – 60 years on the throne – TASCHEN books celebrates the extraordinary private and public life of elizabeth with her majesty. she was born in 1926, married in 1947, and crowned as queen in 1953. for over six decades she has steadfastly and loyally carried out her duty on behalf of her country (never speaking out of turn or putting her foot in her mouth). the queen has endlessly traveled the globe, been introduced to every leading icon of the 20th century (including the beatles, marilyn monroe, and JFK), and attended thousands of receptions and state functions while concurrently being a mother to four children. these photographs cover every aspect of her reign: the early years, coming of age during WWII, becoming a wife, queen and mother, the royal tours, the palaces, the crowds, the weddings, the royal family, the silver jubilee in 1977, and the all later years. i’m exhausted just writing this – god save her indeed! photographers include cecil beaton, studio lisa, dorothy wilding, karsh, lord snowdon, patrick lichfield, as well as wolfgang tillmans, rankin, and annie leibovitz. according to the publisher “these images have it all: history, politics, glamour, fashion, culture, travel, and, of course, hats.” we love that. and even though she isn’t our queen, we love her majesty too. her majesty – tashen books – $150.
cook it raw
new to our library from phaidon books, cook it raw tells the story of four unique dinners where some of the world’s most cutting edge chefs came together to explore social, cultural and environmental issues through food. this group of avant garde chefs first gathered in copenhagen to mark the 2009 climate change summit. there the first ‘raw’ dinner challenged the chefs to examine the issue of sustainability through food and cooking this book reveals for the very first time the ‘raw’ collective’s philosophy and their creative culinary endeavors; with contributions from leading food writers and ‘raw’ supporters such as anthony bourdain, jeffrey steingarten and andrea petrini. the ”cook it raw’” movement’s founder, alessandro porcelli, is the book’s editor. he lives in copenhagen where he’s the director of the nordic gourmet tour – a successful food events company. the book contains over 400 behind-the-scenes images of the events and an inspiring collection of the chefs’ own recipes, notes and anecdotes. cook it raw is an exclusive window into the world’s most progressive culinary collective. cook it raw – $49.95 (phaidon press)
aerial chicago 1988
at last it has arrived. after almost 2 years of requests, and a bounty of trials and errors, we have at last replicated the beloved aerial print of chicago which hangs majestically behind our cash-wrap. the original map was found by us at a local salvage warehouse, after sitting on a dusty shelf for many years. according to the crew who found it, it came out of the chicago mercantile exchange and was one in a series of aerial shots of the city. the original is composed of two gigantic photographs pieced together along the chicago river. together they create one gigantic image. from afar people often think it is an abstract or a reproduction of a computer motherboard. however upon closer inspection they see that the image is composed of the many landmarks which comprise the city. it is always fascinating to hear the stories as individuals pick out specific spots on the map and talk about what happened to a particular building or note an area of land which is now a chicago landmark. we dated the print back to 1988 as it shows cranes atop the building where space519 is located (900 n. michigan avenue ) and the building was completed that year. we are making 25 of these prints available for sale. they are reproduced on archival paper in one of the city’s premier print labs. we appreciate everyone’s patience while we came up with a print which we think accurately delivers the majesty and scale of our original. aerial chicago 1988 (60″ x 60″ on archival paper – unframed or mounted – limited run of 25) $1500.00 mounted versions available starting at $2500.
congratulations to illesteva for their recent CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist nomination. found on some of the world’s coolest faces, this boutique sunglass collection was founded in 2009 by daniel silberman and jus ske. illesteva is handmade in italy, designed in NYC. the duo work with the world’s leading manufacturers of luxury eye-wear and push boundaries of conventional design by exploring fresh shapes and materials. their glasses are created in unique forms and made from unexpected materials like acetate, bamboo, wood, titanium and natural buffalo horn. each frame design draws inspiration from the pair’s urban lives and their backgrounds in design, music, fashion, and photography. we’ve had great success with the collection at space519. our clients are drawn to the high design and terrific style, and all are consistently astounded by the attainable price point. treat yourself, because each pair comes with the everyday luxury associated with fine italian craftsmanship. check out our latest batch. maybe the next cool face is meant to be yours. illesteva eyewear (prices range from $185 to $295)
alice’s adventures in wonderland with illustrations by kusama
enter the world of alice in wonderland, and the artwork of yayoi kusama, japan’s most celebrated artist, in this beautiful new edition from penguin books. it seems that the colorful spots of world renowned artist are everywhere these days. when we were in london scouting for new products last fall, we saw all of selfridges wrapped in her signature dots in honor of her white hot collaboration with marc jacobs and louis vuitton (for more about that see my blog post at therichmond.net). since childhood, kusama has been afflicted with a condition that makes her see spots, which means she sees the world in a surreal, almost hallucinogenic way that sits very well with the wonderland of alice. the artist is also fascinated by childhood and the way adults have the ability, at their most creative, to see things the way children do. this of course is also a central concern of the alice books, by lewis carroll. the book is colour illustrated to the very highest specifications, with kusama’s images interspersed thoughtfully throughout the text. it was produced in collaboration with the kusama studio, tokyo and gagosian gallery. it is a remarkable tome for an art lover or anyone who is secretlly a stylish kid at heart. alice’s adventures in wonderland with illustrations by kusama - $35.00 (a limited edition)
missoni home candle collection
our apothecary partners at APOTHIA ron robinson have just lauched an incredible candle collaboration with the legendary italian line missoni home. the collection, inspired by italy and its distinct regions, represents a new luxury in interior fragrance and the modern lifestyle epitomized by missoni’s design heritage. the vessels reflect the iconic missoni patterns – from stripes to waves and of course its iconic zigzag. the project was truly a labor of love, developing the line took rosita missoni and ron robinson over a year. the scents incorporated in the line include maremma, reminiscent of rich, upturned soil from tuscany and wild thyme, meditteraneo, mixing the aroma of water lapping over mineral rocks with mediterranean lavender and laguna, capturing italian breezes ripe with cypress and night-blooming jasmine. the candle collection also includes monterosa, a fragrance that burns with a sandalwood accent, and bianconero, the missoni home signature scent encased in a black and white vessel. and like all of APOTHIA’s illuminating cream candles, the collection is developed from a proprietary blend of soy and luxurious ingredients combine with intense fragrance into a creamy balm. each candle includes a wooden coaster/lid and has a 70 hour burn time. and once the candle is through, you are left with one stylish missoni vessel (think pencils or a small floral arrangement). missoni home candle collection from APOTHIA - $78.00 (11 oz | 312 g)
modernist cusine at home
the culinary revolution that has transformed restaurant menus around the world is also making its way into home kitchens. nathan myhrvold, chris young and maxime bilet are coauthors of the encyclopedic six-volume set modernist cuisine, which immediately became the definitive reference for this revolution. now myhrvold and bilet have produced a lavishly illustrated guide for home cooks, complete with all-new recipes tailored for cooking enthusiasts of all skill levels. modernist cuisine at home is destined to set a new standard for home cookbooks. the authors have collected in this 456-page volume all the essential information that any cook needs to stock a modern kitchen, to master modernist techniques, and to make hundreds of stunning recipes. the book includes a 230-page, waterproof Kitchen Manual that reproduces every recipe in a separate, portable companion. drawing on the same commitment to perfection that produced the original, this edition applies innovations pioneered by the cooking lab to refine classic home dishes, from hamburgers and wings to macaroni and cheese. with more than 400 new recipes, most with step-by-step photos, that make it easy to bring dining of the highest quality to your own dinner table. modernist cusine at home – $140.00
field notes – national crop limited edition
another cool arrival from our friends at the chicago based FIELD NOTES COMPANY. in addition to our regular assortment of thier cool stationary products, we now have the fourteenth limited editon color release – which finds the fine paper company right back at their roots. “the national crop edition” is something new, and at the same time, something old. the field notes brand is based on a long tradition of promotional memo books that, for more than a century, were widely distributed to american farmers by seed, tractor, fence, and other agricultural companies. this season they revisit that heritage with a special box set of six memo books celebrating american farmers and the six leading crops they grow. using seven different paper stocks from the french paper company of niles, michigan the memo books are chock full of information about america’s most popular crops; corn, soybeans, hay, wheat, cotton and sorghum. the insides feature light-tan lined graph paper. the six memo books are packed in a custom box manufactured box, along with an agricultural map and a lovely embroidered logo patch for your denim jacket, bike bag, or overalls. FIELD NOTES “the national crop edition” boxed set – $23.95
“people i hate” address book
our first private label item for sure sums up our recent world view. so many people to hate, so little time. and this book is the perfect way to organize all of the annoying people in your life into one compact and attractive volume. the genuine leather cover and gilded binding add a bit of luxury to organizing all that angst. with handy alphabetic numeric tabs you can easily cross reference and categorize the worst people in your life. hate them by their first name. deplore them by their last. or maybe just jot them in by their company or most annoying characteristics – it’s all up to you. we have already filled one volume in the few days we’ve had this book in-store and readily moved on to a second. literally there is no end to the hating. plus the small pocket sizing is perfect for hating on the go. as my good freind stated when i first showed her this gem – “fill the book – don’t be in the book.” well said. now in it’s third printing this item is here to last. “people i hate” address book - a space519 original – $32.95
where chefs eat
where chefs eat is a new international restaurant guide published by phaidon press. unlike other guides, their editor didn’t ask critics or foodies to tell them their favorite places to eat, instead he asked the people who know food the best: over 400 of the world’s top chefs. from bargain noodle joints to high-end restaurants; late-night haunts to all-day breakfasts; neighbourhood eateries to destination restaurants, where chefs eat has more than 2,000 personal recommendations for where to eat around the globe. edited by food writer joe warwick, with entertaining reviews, quotes from the chefs and useful maps, it is the perfect guide for the culinary traveller. eater notes “more than 2,000 recommendations from more than 400 chefs. and boy is it an impressive list: david chang, rene redzepi, sean brock, eric ripert, ferran adria, daniel boulud, april bloomfield, and so many more chefs lend their advice in this mammoth of a 700-page guidebook’.” the book fits perfectly within the library at space519. our biggest conundrum was whether to shelve it with travel or cooking? where chefs eat – a guide to chef’s favourite restaurants – $19.95 (phaidon press)
l’originale by merci gustave
just in from france, our latest round of art objects from merci gustave. the paris based cooperative offers hand painted, limited edition (each is numbered), art objects which take inspiration from the world’s most iconic objects – like the eiffel tower and the statue of liberty. each has a personality all their own – the blue and white striped version pictured is in homage to the famed parisian jean-paul. created by designers and artists alike, merci gustave pieces are sold at the world’s coolest stores. the company also does art installations featuring their designs. we import their products into space 519 to add a bit of world wise splash to your desk or coffee table. composed of zinc alloy, every statue is hand crafted in paris and then finished with it’s own unique design. each measures 12 inches tall and comes in a fabulous gift box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. be sure to stop in and also check out the miss liberty series – which delivers the french take on their most famous gift to america (the statue of liberty – of course). jean paul l’originale eiffel tower from merci gustave – $128
kinfolk - issue 5
kinfolk is a quarterly entertaining publication with a serious cult following. the magazine is an inspired look at simple entertaining which ”feels like home.” the magazine was created by nathan williams, with a group of friends, after the group decided that there just wasn’t a magazine, blog, or any kind of entertaining resource that resonated with them. they were always making meals together, with college friends, and planning dinner parties. however these gatherings were never elaborate, nor were they planned much in advance. they wanted an entertaining refernce whcih felt real and attainable. so a few of them literally sat around a computer and started putting together the magazine. fresh off the presses, kinfolk - issue five was released on october 2nd and is now available at space519. this autumn issue explores how refining our senses – taste, sight, sound, touch, and smell – enriches the experiences we have with each other. the pages also delve into practical ideas and recipes for entertaining as the leaves begin to fall: herb drying at home, fall camping, meals to take surfing and new seasonal traditions. over 50 artists contributed personal essays, photographs, paintings, and films to this issue. kinfolk issue 5 (144 pages, offset-printed, perfect bound, full color on uncoated paper) $18.oo – printed in the USA
style city guides
we’ve personally used this series of travel guides for almost a decade. and you can bet that when we head to the fashion markets in london and paris later this month these books will be in our caryy-on. based on this endorsed enthusiasm were really excited to bring them into space519. right now we are back in stock with the series and have added additional titles to the collection housed in the space519 library. broken out in individual city volumes (and one european compendium) this exciting series focuses on the vitality and uniqueness of the world’s greatest cities. each volume is superbly designed and produced, yet ingeniously practical, with lavish photography, easy-to-read maps, and informed and enjoyable texts. the feel like portable art books. focusing on offbeat cafés and cutting-edge restaurants to the most stylish stores, hotels, and neighborhoods, StyleCity uncovers all the special places where both locals and discerning travelers can find a vibrant urban experience. the guides are divided into two sections: “style traveler” identifies the most memorable places to sleep, eat, drink, shop, and relax; “street wise” divides the city into neighborhoods and provides convenient area maps. pair one with our favorite red maps and you’ll be sure to have an exquisite experience which replicates the daily life of even the chicest local resident. style city guides $19.95 to $25.95
we love this new fashion tome which was recently released by phaidon press. it is a visual anthology of the life and legacy of halston (1932–1990), a name that became synonymous with american style. edited by steven bluttal, with text by patricia mears, it chronicles the life and times of one of fashion’s brightest stars. halston started as a milliner in chicago and achieved initial fame after designing the pillbox hat jacqueline kennedy wore to her husband’s 1961 presidential inauguration. next he moved to NYC and began designing women’s wear and became an instant sensation. so much so that even a decade and a half after his death, newsweek still dubbed him “the premier fashion designer of all america.” his chic long dresses epitomized the styling of the 1970s and were worn by such luminaries as bianca jagger, lauren hutton, lauren bacall, babe paley, and elizabeth taylor – setting a style that would be closely associated with the international jet set of the era. and halston himself became an icon – most notably as a part of the glitterati of studio 54. originally published in 2001, this new edition has been updated with additional facts and photos. the books is a personal favorite in our own fashion book collection, so we were especially excited to see it reprinted and add it to the mix at the library at space519. halson (phaidon press – $24.95)
519 original czech glass stretch bracelets
building upon the success of our own 519 stone stretch bracelets (thousand and thousands sold to date), we have come up with a new design which builds upon the spring’s hot “Kayne Wrist Wrap” trend (as recently reported in a NYT fashion & style acticle). The trend which was most famously spotted on rapper Kayne West, involves layering multiple colorful bracelets and bohemian wrist wraps (his span from hermes to woven rope versions sourced from indian flea markets). At space519 we have embraced this trend with a broad assortment of arm candy (from italian leather cuffs to rhinestone encrusted friendship bracelets). the most recent addition is these fun colorful stretch bracelets. each piece is made for us by hand - comprised of imported czech glass beads. head in and build your own stack – we’ll be sure to help out. and just as they say about potato chips – one is never enough. 519 original czech glass stretch bracelets – sized for men or women $28.00 each
ceramic chinese foo dogs
we have been obsessing about foo dogs since we brought a vintage lot of them into the store last year. we were amazed by the education we received from people walking through the space. this is what we learned from client’s (and wikipedia). foo dogs are the ancient sacred dogs of asia who were charged with guarding buddhist temples. besides their magnificent aesthetic appeal, they have a rich history of legend and tradition. foo dogs can be traced back to periods as early as the han dynasty or approximately 208 BC. their primary symbolism comes from the lion – proud master of all cats. the chinese word for buddha is fo, which led to the original title of ”dog of fo.” however legend also points out that the dogs most resemble the chow chow breed, which in chinese translates to “puffy lion dog.” accordingly foo dogs (buddha’s companions) are often placed at the threshold of temples, tombs, and even residences as the protector of sacred buildings. the foo dog pair is usually shown with the male holding one paw on a sphere, symbolizing the earth, while the female holds a cub, symbolizing life and rebirth. the most important fact to know is that they must exist in pairs – having just one is considered very bad luck. we found our current variety of ceramic dogs during a recent trade show visit. we were especially impressed by the metallic gold and silver versions. so stop in a pick your own dogs from our current assortment – but remember they only leave the store in pairs. assorted ceramic foo dogs in various sizes and finishes ($125 to $285 per pair)
carine roitfeld – irreverent
the latest addition to our fashion book collection is this gorgeous retrospective from french vogue editor carine roitfeld. “carine, and her vision …embody all that the world likes to think of as parisian style: a sense of chic that’s impeccable and sometimes idiosyncratic….” notes american vogue editor and icon anna wintour. karl lagerfeld once said that if you close your eyes and imagine the ideal french woman, it would be carine roitfeld. since the start of her legendary career in the early 1990s, through her collaborations with the legendary photographer mario testino, roitfeld has been credited with turning french vogue into one of the industry’s most worshipped magazines. this elegant volume is a visual history of roitfeld’s fearless career. a daring instigator, she is known for pushing the limits with her subversive styling ideas. the book features a selection of 250 magazine tear sheets, covers from pivotal editorial shoots and advertising campaigns, as well as intimate visual ephemera. together it all come together to create an inside view into roitfeld’s creative thought process. last fall our copies from the first printing sold out almost overnight. now we are back in stock with this fashionista must-have. carine roitfeld – irreverent (rizzoli books) $100.00
paris versus nyc - a tally of two cities
it seems there has been so much buzz about this book over the past few months even though it was just released this past week. we’ve seen it featured all over the blogsphere and profiled in the finest spring fashion magazines. well it’s here. paris versus new york presents a friendly visual match between two cities; told from the perspective of a lover of paris wandering through new york city. its thoughtful illustrations visually compare the respective cities’ landmarks, details, clichés, and contradictions. the man behind the book is vahram muratyan - an art director & graphic designer living between paris and new york. carrie vs. amélie. karl vs. marc. jfk vs cdg. and of course patisserie vs. pastrami. each clever illustration is sure to bring a crooked grin to your face and lots of admiration for the artist/author’s wit and style. paris vs. new york – a tally of two cites (penguin books) – $20.00
areaware iphone alarm dock
everything old is new again. we became intrigued by this clock at the NYIGF. designed by jonas damon this iphone alarm dock is made of sustainably harvested new growth beech wood. place an iPhone or iPod touch running a flip-clock app (available as a free download on their web site) onto the dock, and see an iconic and meaningful form return to your nightstand, mantel, or shelf. your iPhone or iPod’s dock connector can be pulled through the clock allowing your device to recharge while docked. the dock works with iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4 and 4S. areaware natural wood iPhone alarm clock – 6.75 x 3.5 x 2.5 inches – $49.95
licensed desk size ”love” replica
the original LOVE is the iconic large sculpture by american artist robert indiana – consisting of the letters LO (with the O canted sideways) over the letters VE. the image was originally designed as a christmas card for the museum of modern art in 1964. the original three-dimensional version of LOVE is made of COR-TEN steel and has been on exhibit at the indianapolis museum of art since 1970. over the years the LOVE design has popped up in a variety of formats including this licensed replica. reproduced here in brushed aluminum it is the perfect size (3″ x 3″ x 1 1/2″) to put anywhere in your house or office. and what a sweet gesture it is to give this to someone you love. shown in brushed gold we also have a brushed red or brushed silver version. the sculpture is made in the USA and boxed with informational card about the artist and the original artwork. licensed LOVE replica sculpture – $68.95
the polaroid book
this new book from TASCHEN derives from the polaroid corporation’s own corporate collection. in existence for over 50 years, their photography collection represents the strongest collection of polaroid images in the world. begun by polaroid founder edwin land and photographer ansel adams, the collection now includes images by hundreds of photographers throughout the world; including important pieces by artists such as david hockney, helmut newton, jeanloup sieff, and robert rauschenberg. the polaroid book, a survey of this remarkable collection, pays tribute to a medium that defies the digital age and remains a favorite among artists for its quirky look and instantly gratifying, one-of-kind images. we are excited to bring this one-of-a-kind book in our carefully curated assortment of books. the polaroid book (taschen) – $19.99
twstyle spiked iPhone case
local stylist taylor wilson started her own fashion consulting company after completing her BFA in fashion design. she walked in the store one day carrying her personal iphone in spiked case she had made. we all went crazy over it; as did other people in the store. so taylor agreed to create a custom batch for sale at space519. the cases come in either black silicon with black steel spike or white silicon cases with silver steel spikes. the cases are soft and flexible silicon with 1/2″ pyramid shaped soft pointed spikes. the perfect iPhone case that is tough and sweet – just like you. twstyle custom spiked iPhone cases in black or white $48.00
caran d’ache pens
we became obsessed with these pens when we first came across them in a very cool store in atlanta. we used one to sign our charge slip and we were hooked. sourcing them became a multi-year process until we finally hooked up with their east coast distributor last fall. caran d’ache has a special link to the worlds of design, painting and writing: its name is a reference to the most important tool in drawing – the charcoal pencil. the swiss manufacturer of fine writing instruments dates back to 1915. this pen, their signature product. the name derives from a leading russian artist of the time -emmanuel poiré, and in his native tongue “karandash” means a pencil. it is possible that neither he nor company founder arnold schweitzer knew the true origins of the word – from the turkish “kara tash” meaning “black stone” the natural pigment that makes marks. regardless you’ll love the way these instruments write and feel. and the bright neon colors will for sure put a smile on your face. caran d’ache ball-point pen $25.00
new york times 36 hours: 150 weekends in the usa and canada
this book is the perfect gift for anyone who longs for a solid old school road trip. 36 hours is the go to new york times column which highlights the perfect weekend adventure in cities and towns across north america. it’s editors realize that to travel in north america is to face a delicious array of options: over these vast spaces, with so many riches from glittering cities to eccentric small towns. with heart-stoppingly beautiful mountains and plains, how do you experience as much as possible in limited time? one answer is the quick hit, a jam-packed adventure that delivers a full sense of a single place’s opportunities and personalities over a well plotted two-night stay. the book is beautifully done, organized by region, cloth bound and tabbed like a familiar old dictionary. pick it up, turn the pages, and plan your own american adventure. the new york times: 36 hours, 150 weekends in the USA and canada (taschen books $39.99).
2011 space519 holiday gift guide
in case you missed it in our weekly round-up, our 2011 holiday gift guide has a wealth of ideas for everyone on your list.
with a wide array of items and pricepoints there is certainly something for everyone on your list.
from beard oil to books, from blouses to benches, we highlight the very best offering across our wide array of product categories.
2011, give great gift!
LANCE wovens architect bag
we were obsessed with these bags the moment we saw them at the home show in NYC last fall. the marriage of the waxed canvas and woven italian leather was unexpected and chic. LANCE started making leather pillows and rugs and these bags stemmed from a designer’s lark. the result is an amazing tote you will love every day. the larger architect version is perfect for large hauls and the smaller studio model is great for running around. the bags are hand-woven calfskin and marine grade canvas with nickel hardware. they have a heavyweight 100% un-dyed cotton canvas lining with a reinforced padded bottom. and as a bonus,each bag comes with a small pouch which conveniently clips into the bags interior. tote by LANCE wovens ($625 architect version, $425 studio size).
waylande gregory ceramics
as the final contribution to our “disco deco” fall motif we have added a terrific assortment of hand-picked pieces from the waylande gregory ceramics collection. waylande gregory was a prolific artist working in the 1920s and 30s – most notably contributing to many of the ceramic reliefs on WPA commissions and working as a noted ceramicist within the “american bauhaus” movement. his pieces were highly prized by hollywood celebrities and in the 1940s he began a line of small decorative works that were made in limited editions and sold at stores like neiman marcus, tiffany and gumps. two years ago gregory’s nephew relaunched the collection – bringing back select designs from his uncle’s achieves. like the original pieces all of the collection is hand painted and finished with exquisite attention to detail (and many are finished in real gold). we are excited to be a part of the carefully curated group of stores who have been selected to carry these modern masterpieces. waylande gregory collection (pieces range from $125 to $295).
colored pencil set with brass holder
we’ve been attracted to this cool pencil set since we began seeing it all over some very cool blogs last summer. we love this updated version of ordinary art supplies. twenty five colored pencils arrive ready for use in an attractive cardboard kraft tube. use them immediately or display the rainbow in the accompanying polished brass pencil holder. the sleek modern lines of the display unit will add interest and artistic flair to any well appointed desk. and having colored pencils readily with reach is certain to awake your creative inner-self. colored pencil set (includes 25 pencils and brass holder $48.00)
girl in the kitchen
hometown hero stephanie izard knows how to inspire, captivate, and cook up a storm. fan favorite and the first and only woman to win on tv’s top chef, she s also the chef and owner of the acclaimed girl & the goat restaurant here in chicago. the girl in the kitchen collects more than 100 of izard s best recipes, from innovative appetizers like asian-spiced english peas to luscious desserts like quince and fig cobbler with vanilla mascarpone. beautifully photographed and bursting with flavor, personality, and insights into the top chef s process including where she finds her cooking muses, how she shops for food, and which beers and wines she chooses to accompany her meals this book represents the culmination of a craft and provides inspiration that reaches far beyond the kitchen walls. girl in the kitchen: how a top chef cooks, thinks, shops, eats, and drinks ($29.95)
chicago spaces – inspiring interiors
this recently published book, from the people at chicago home + garden magazine, highlights some of the best interior spaces photographed for the magazine over the last two decades. from bucktown lofts, to more traditional north shore residences, you are sure to find much which will inspire. in the book’s preface nate berkus notes that “the midwest does indeed have style” – a point the book substantiates in spades. we know chicago has always held that perfect balance between east coast formal and west coast casual - creating a defining style all our own. you’ll for sure want to buy 2 copies of this well-done book, one for you, and one for your most style savvy friend. chicago spaces – inspiring interiors ($45.00 surrey books).
the library at space519 – newly expanded this fall
with so many great new titles releasing this fall, we decided to significantly increase our book selection. we continue to focus the assortment in three distinct relms, with titles broken out into three arenas; design (fashion/art/architecture), food (wine/cooking/entertaining) & travel (lifestyle/guides/journals). we also have a solid assortment of humor and art books. our titles come from the world’s most exclusive publishers; including taschen, assouline, teneues, rizzoli, abrams and phaidon. we also carry the very best in travel guides including the style city guides and the ever essential red maps series. in this digital age we feel that well-crafted books still hold an essential place in our culture. and what a treat they are to both give and receive. the library at space519. (titles range from ($8.95 – $150.00)
my friend barri first brought this product to my attention after she had seen it at an uber chic store in paris. to me the concept seemed brilliant and so i went on the hunt to find them for our store. mydrap is a revolutionary new concept in serving linens. they are single-use cloth cocktail napkins, dinner napkins and placemats. all versions come pre-cut on a roll (just like papertowls). each version is 100% cotton and includes hemstitch details which further add to their elegance. with mydrap you can entertain using real linens without the angst of washing and ironing. but the real joy comes in both how gorgeous your table looks before the event and how great it feels to throw them away when the party is over. mydrap cocktail napkins, dinner napkins, and placemats – assorted colors. ($25.95-$34.95 per roll)
penguin classics series
we have heard so much buzz in creative blogs about these incredible books designed by penguin classics senior designer coralie bickford-smith. when we got our first shipment we understood what all the hype was about. all books in the edition are cloth bound, with foil letter-press detail. and each book has a singular graphic motif pulled from the title’s plot-line. in honor of our collaboration with TOPMAN we are beginning with ten titles from british authors – including emma by jane austin, oliver twist by charles dickens and selected sonnets by william shakespeare. regardless of their literary value, the books are so handsome and aesthetically pleasing; each book with it’s own independent color-story. as a set they provide the perfect accent for any well-edited book case. on their own they make an elegant gift. retriever bookends not included. penguin classics series, designed by coralie bickford-smith - $20.00 each
check out our new candle bar
finally all of your favorite candle lines all in one place (or atleast a place where the salespeople are nice to you). our new candle bar is stocked with all of our favorite scents from the country’s very best candle lines. right now we’re especially feeling BURN’s reissue of balinese woods, VOLUSPA leguna, modern alchemy’s EMBER and old standard velvet rope from APOTHIA. with dozens of scents to choose from you’re sure to find the one fits you to a tee. space519 candle bar (prices range from $18.95 to $50.00)