The first is Georgia O'Keeffe and Her Houses. Truly a marvel from cover to cover. Not only are the photos of her home both beautiful and interesting, but there are all kinds of tidbits about O'Keeffe's life. The photo above is of her kitchen at Ghost Ranch.
The next book is Pilgrimage by Annie Leibowitz. It is not her usual portraiture, but photos from places like Virginia Wolf's home and Abraham Lincoln's hat. I enjoyed reading about her journey to capture these photos, and love seeing her capture such wonderfully dark images.
Island Life by India Hicks was a gorgeous inspiration on coastal design. Her home perfectly captures that british colonial style that I love so much. Both elegant and breezy.
The final book was a gem I picked up at Half Price Books, From Where I Stand by Mary McCartney. Mary is the daughter of Linda and Paul McCartney, and obviously inhereted the photographer gene from her mother. There are so many great shots of celebrities such as Tilda Swinton and Helen Mirin as well as some beautiful intimate shots of her parents and sister, Stella.
How about you? Any great inspirations as of late? Please tell me about them.
Oh! And a side note. I highly encourage you to start watching Mr. Selfridge on PBS as soon as possible. Masterpiece Classics just get it right every time. Even David is hooked on this series.