A Guest House In The Woods For Book Lovers

A Guest House In The Woods For Book Lovers

Many people may be familiar with Henry David Thoreau's famous quote: "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I...

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More awesome places and people from around the world (because we can’t fit them all in our books just yet…)

Eclectic Country Style In Tennessee

Singer, Sheryl Crow, has returned to her country roots after 20 years of living in Los Angeles and purchased a 50-acre property in Nashville. This gorgeous country home is filled with character and we love these great images from Country Living Magazine showcasing her...

A Château Renovation Like No Other

While we are talking about castles (see the previous post), how about one of EPIC proportions... Everyone loves a good before and after project, don't you think? But when it's something as stunning as an 18th century château in the sunny South of France? Well that's...

When Your Home Is Your Castle

A castle of your very own for just over half a million quid? Like anything that seems to good to be true, there is a compromise to be made...and in this very quaint case, it's a matter of size. Recently up for grabs in the UK is Molly's Lodge, the smallest castle in...

A Magical Home For The Golden Years

At the top of a mountain ridge in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, you will find this perfectly delightful home for two. Five perfect squares, built like pretty timber tents, are joined together to create an ideal shared space. The architect, Issei Suma, named the...

The Cement Factory

In 1973, Spanish architect, Richard Bofill, fell in love with a building just outside Barcelona, Spain. Built in the post World War One era, this wasn't ever going to be any old renovation. The property was an old cement factory and Bofill decided then and there he...

We’ve got a blog now!

It's been a little over a year since Of The World Books began and we've got eight cracking titles under our belt. That's pretty exciting, don't you think? Of The World Books came about because, particularly in the world of interiors, there's a lot of 'on trend' type...