My favourite coffee table books

December, with its festive feeling, seems like a perfect time to talk about coffee table books. For a long time I've been having books that could be characterized as "coffee table books", but only recently I became aware of their purpose and I began to appreciate their beauty. "A coffee table book is an oversized, … Continue reading My favourite coffee table books

Santa is coming! 6 ideas of non-fiction books to put under the Christmas tree

"It's the most wonderful time of the year ..." says a famous song. But even this magic time comes with a difficulty for some of us (or most of us?) - the pressure of finding the most appropriate presents for our loved ones. How about offering a beautiful and fascinating book this year? I put … Continue reading Santa is coming! 6 ideas of non-fiction books to put under the Christmas tree

A chronicle of colours’ history: The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St Clair (book review)

"Colours are the smiles of nature" said the English writer Leigh Hunt, and I couldn't agree more. It fascinates me how something as simple as catching a glimpse of a certain colour can induce a happy mood, bring up a dear memory, or remind you of a good friend. I am a visual person, that's … Continue reading A chronicle of colours’ history: The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St Clair (book review)