Great Summer Reads

The holidays are drawing ever nearer, and we can't wait for those glorious days filled with not much more than relaxing in the sun, swimming, good food, and family time. On a lazy summer day, settle into your beach chair or hammock with one of these great reads... 

book cover lounge chair with ottoman

New Zealand Interior Style showcases 24 stunning home interiors (with great large images), ranging in style from high-end minimalism to colourful collectors' havens. It's also filled with tips and tricks to make a house a home. A book you can read in bite-size pieces and in any order, perfect if you don't feel like reading a start-to-end novel this holidays. Sink into your favourite outdoor chair and enjoy!


outdoor furniture

At this time each year, the fantastic URBIS magazine puts our their The Best issue... (and it is their best, too!) The URBIS team round up their pick of the very best of 2013 design, from furniture and makers, to restaurants and art. Plus, you'll tour five stunning homes, and learn what Tokyo has to offer lovers of design. This is one magazine that will definitely be on the reading list this holidays.

Like that ottoman used as a table in the cover image? Shop our outdoor ottomans here.




The holidays are the perfect time to have a go at one of those interior design or craft projects you've always wanted to complete. And whether you have two days to spare or just two hours, this book will give you 82 inspiring design and decorating ideas. Most of the projects were originally created for the popular 'Why Don't You?' feature in INSIDE OUT magazine, and extra projects have been added to complete this contemporary, creative book.


If you're looking for a thrilling and poignant page-turner, we can highly recommend The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. This international bestseller has been oft-called 'a new classic', and is also just about to be released as a movie. A tear-jerker that will remain with you for long after you close the back cover.


Most of you have heard of the wildly funny Bridget Jones novels and movies. Well just in time for holiday reading, Bridget Jones is back! In Helen Fielding's hotly anticipated new novel, the now middle-aged Bridget stumbles through the challenges of single motherhood, tweeting, texting, and rediscovering romance, all in the hilarious way that only Bridget can. We plan to sink into our favourite bean bag chair - sunhat on and cool drink at the ready - and get lost for a couple of days in this one. 



Sometimes you just want to lay about in a hammock, flicking lazily through pages of pretty pictures. INSIDE OUT magazine delivers pretty pictures in spades. Amazing homes and interiors to suit all tastes, the latest in designer furniture and homeware, stunning outdoor spaces, mouth-watering recipes, and profiles of inspiring creative people. You can even buy digital issues (including back issues) for your iPad or other favourite device.



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