Rainy Day Reading

Despite the ubiquity of technology and its power to service your literature cravings instantaneously, the allure of books in print still remains.

By Karen Morales


A book’s unique cover design and binding has its aesthetic appeal, in addition to the promise of a great story within its pages. Books tucked away on shelves make a shabby apartment look more inviting, and when perched on a coffee table, a good tome can make a room feel more inspired. Lulls and lackluster moments in your creative and artistic pursuits can be abolished by drawing inspiration from other great masters of art and fashion.


Great reads for those rainy, uninspired days spent indoors include: Mark Shaw’s captivating photographs of Christian Dior’s haute couture, the epitome of Parisian elegance, in Dior Glamour; the Bold, Beautiful, and Damned showcases the work of Tony Viramontes, fashion illustrator, known for his hard and direct drawing technique; and The Shoe Book, the history, technologies, and designs behind the most coveted footwear of our time.