I'm a huge fan of Amy Butler, from her fabric designs to her products to her free online patterns. Now I have to add books to that list. Amy's book Midwest Modern ($35) proves that cool design can come from the middle of the country, not just the East and West Coast. This book successfully explores fashion, gardening, and interiors with gorgeous photographs (taken by Amy's husband, David) and a fun, breezy narrating voice courtesy of Ms. Butler. Amy's style and philosophy emphasizes simplicity and integrity of craft, and she draws on such ideas as using vintage looks, recycled materials, and organic elements in her designs and home. This gorgeous book is a definite must-have for any design maven's home library.
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