Life’s serendipitously connected, we all know that. As soon as you start noticing something interesting, it pops up two or three times in a row. So it goes with today’s book review. Not long after admiring Peter Crawley’s portfolio, we stumbled upon this book cover. When the content matches it’s packaging, the design world rejoices. Such is the case of the LONDON DESIGN GUIDE 2012-2013.
Following the success of the first edition, London’s only comprehensive design guide returns with a totally updated and rewritten second edition, offering up fresh insight into the city’s contemporary and vintage retailers, design galleries, museums and bookshops.
Shops are categorized by neighborhood and accompanied by detailed maps – plus walking tours written by local tastemakers including Sheridan Coakley, Tom Dixon and Kit Kemp – to help navigate the best that the city has to offer. You’ll find restaurant, bar and café recommendations, selected as much for their design credentials as for the quality of food and service. The book also includes 10 short essays by local experts including Naomi Cleaver, Hugh Pearman and Libby Sellers, each discussing an aspect of the industry. Additional imagery via London Design Guide.