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January 7, 2014

A Healthier, Happier, & More Creative 2014

‘It’s never too late to be who you might have been.’ —George Eliot

Now is the time: If you catch yourself thinking that it’s too late to change your life, you’re wrong. The passing of time is never a valid excuse for not going after the things you want in life. You deserve to do, be, and have all that you want from life and there will never be a better moment than right now to start making it happen.

In excerpts from Hardie Grant’s The Happiness Code, Love Your Life, Swing High, and Change Your Mind, we hope you’ll find the inspiration to take a few small steps towards a healthier, happier you: Click here to read tips for a Healthier, Happier, and More Creative 2014

December 5, 2013

Rizzoli Holiday Gift Books

The holiday season is upon us once again—that time of year when family, food, and fun brings us together in celebration and gift giving. We all strive to find that perfect gift, and no matter who you have on your holiday gift list—be it a fashionista, a pizza enthusiast, a sailor, or a design aficionado—Rizzoli has a number of gift books that are sure to please every interest.

Rizzoli invites you to view our list of gift suggestions below, and if you don’t find what you’re looking for here, be sure to browse our book categories at left for hundred’s of additional ideas.

You can also visit our Featured Titles page for a carefully curated list of gift suggested at www.rizzoliusa.com/featured-titles.

Thank you and Happy Holidays from Rizzoli!


Stephen Sills: Decoration
This is the first book to focus on the solo residential work of the visionary interior decorator Stephen Sills. Simultaneously classical and modern, Sills’s design work is a dialogue between past and present. In this striking volume, Sills presents sixteen breathtaking homes, gorgeously photographed by the legendary François Halard, in locations as varied as a penthouse on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, a modern Aspen retreat, an estate on the North Shore of Long Island, and his own country house in Bedford, New York.


The Art of the Interior
Timeless Designs by the Master Decorators

This lavishly illustrated volume is a tribute to the designers who have made a lasting contribution to the history of interior design around the world, elevating the interior to an art form. In The Art of the Interior, respected interiors specialists Barbara and René Stoeltie chart the evolution of interior design from the 17th-century to the present day and share their selection of significant designers from the last four hundred years.

Click here to see more holiday gift suggestions…

November 15, 2013

Holiday Entertaining Recipes & Tips from Rizzoli

From Christopher Steighner, cookbook editor at Rizzoli New York:

Food and drink take center stage during the holidays, beckoning us to gather around the table and reconnect with friends and family. It’s a time to pull out the heirloom china—and the heirloom recipes—when even the least culinary-inclined among us are lured into the kitchen. Here are some of our authors’ favorite recipes to inspire your celebrations.


November 11, 2013

Win the WAH NAILS Nail Art Book Series

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We are giving away 3 sets of the WAH NAILS Nail Art Book Series, featuring The WAH Nails Book of Nail Art and The WAH Nails Book of Downtown Girls by WAH Nails founder Sharmadean Reid.

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Affordable high fashion for your fingertips, these boldly designed nail-art bibles are packed with step-by-step instructions to create the hottest trends for your fingertips. Nail art is the fashion trend of the moment, with stars such as Katy Perry, Rihanna, to Lady Gaga all sporting stylish nails. The WAH Nails salon was the brainchild of Sharmadean Reid, a twentysomething trendsetter from London. In these books she shares her most popular designs, ranging from simple techniques such as newspaper print to the trickier designs like tuxedo nails, leopard print, and more. The beauty of nail art is that it’s a trend that doesn’t break the bank, allowing you to have a touch of super-cool all year round, from your fingers to your toes.

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November 4, 2013

Andrew Wilder, curator Dior Glamour: Photography by Mark Shaw, on CBS This Morning: Saturday

Rizzoli’s new Dior Glamour is a breathtaking collection of work from the famed fashion house Dior during the ’50s and ’60s photographed by legendary photographer Mark Shaw—and many of the never before published prints are available from the online luxury marketplace 1stdibs. Andrew Wilder, curator “Dior Glamour, Photography by Mark Shaw,” joins CBS This Morning: Saturday with more on the incredible photographic find.

October 28, 2013

Louis Vuitton City Bags: A Natural History App for iPhone and iPad

Play with the iconic City Bags of Louis Vuitton—Speedy, Alma, Lockit, Noé, Sac Plat, and Neverfull—for a surprising interactive experience.

This application invites you to delve deeper into the book Louis Vuitton City Bags: A Natural History, which identifies for the first time the major families of City Bags: Speedy – Papillon, Alma – Lockit, Noé – Bucket, Sac Plat – Neverfull, and Pochettes – Minaudières. At the heart of Louis Vuitton, these City Bags date back to the turn of the twentieth century and have diversified into a dizzying array of handbags for the modern woman. From the earliest specimens to today’s most sought-after collectibles, these profoundly influential bags are known by millions and continue to be one of the most covetable line of accessories in the world.

You can download the app for iPhone and iPad here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id729549638

Explore Louis Vuitton’s iconic bags through these interactive games:

X-Ray: X-Ray and view a bag’s composition.
Shaker: Shake to discover the biodiversity of each bag.
Sliding Puzzle: Recreate an LV line.
Fill your bag: Fill your bag with accessories.
Bag machine: Line up 3 identical bags.
Photomontage: See yourself holding a Louis Vuitton bag and share pictures with friends.

You can learn more about each Louis Vuitton City Bag by selecting the information tab beneath the yellow triangles.





ICON NAME: CITY BAGS (LV à l’intérieur de l’icône)
APPLICATION NAME: Louis Vuitton City Bags: A Natural History
LANGUAGES: French, English, Italian
Mobile application for iPhone and iPad
COPYRIGHT: © 2013, Rizzoli International, New York

October 10, 2013

Presenting the Rizzoli Ex Libris Fall 2013 List

Rizzoli is proud to present our newest imprint Rizzoli ex Libris, an imprint dedicated to publishing up-market literary fiction and nonfiction with a transatlantic character.

From Rizzoli Ex Libris Senior Editor, Alessandra Lusardi:

For years Rizzoli International has been proud to publish the very best in illustrated books devoted to art & design, fashion, food, travel, and culture, from homegrown American stars as well as standouts from our sister imprints in Europe. With Rizzoli Ex Libris we are thrilled to be able to deepen the reading aspect of the Rizzoli experience in these categories, with narratives from all over the world that do with words what our designed books do so wonderfully with images. Already home to titles from such distinguished literary and cultural figures as Oriana Fallaci, Beppe Severgnini, Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini, and Hermès perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena, Rizzoli Ex Libris will expand to publish about ten titles per year, with our first full roster debuting this fall.


October 8, 2013

Win Rizzoli’s Fall 2013 Interior Design Collection

We are giving away 2 sets of this Interior Design book collection, featuring the beautiful designs of Thomas Pheasant: Simply Serene, Stephen Stills: Decoration, and Suzanne Kasler: Timeless Style.

You can enter via Facebook or Twitter at the following links:

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Celebrated interior designer Thomas Pheasant is best known for his seamless melding of tradition and the contemporary. His spaces are fresh and of the age yet also enduringly timeless. Balancing classical elements, like recessed paneling, pilasters, crown moldings, and carved plaster garlands, Pheasant introduces modern details, sometimes including such flourishes and surprising complements as a scroll coffee table and a room screen of ribbed, translucent glass. Unafraid of combining pieces from various traditions, he achieves a sense of harmony and balance. Learn more here.


Simultaneously classical and modern, Stephen Sills’s design work is a dialogue between past and present. Filled with luxurious fabrics, furnishings from across centuries, and unusual finishes, his work is polished, seemingly effortless, and quietly rich, with a muted color palette that serves as a brilliant foil for modern art. Learn more here.


Suzanne Kasler brings Southern charm, European sensibility, and a respect for architectural details to her interiors. Her neutral palette, spiced with hits of color, creates warm spaces that are elegant yet inviting. Inspired by fashion, Kasler uses a scarf as a throw, adds grosgrain or satin banding to the bottom of a chair cover, accents draperies with Chanel-like piped borders, or embellishes a bed frame with delicate handpainted patterns. It is these exquisite haute couture details that drive her design aesthetic. Learn more here.

Good luck to all who enter!

October 3, 2013

Photographer Bill Eppridge (1938-2013)

We at Rizzoli are saddened by the death of famed photographer and Rizzoli author Bill Eppridge.

From Rizzoli editor Robb Pearlman:

“For the last year or so, I had the pleasure of working with my friend and colleague Daniel Melamud and photographer Bill Eppridge on his book chronicling the first six days of the Beatles’ trip to the USA. Very sadly, Bill passed away this morning. He was an amazing photographer, but more than that, a gentleman and a mensch. He told us amazing stories about his time at Life Magazine, sometimes several times over, but they never got old. Bill was one of those authors you admire and respect and truly appreciate having the opportunity to have known. His book is currently at the printer, and though I’m sad he’ll never see it published, I’m hopeful that we were able to provide him with some pleasure in knowing it would happen. He will be very missed.”

We are honored to present The Beatles: Six Days that Changed the World. February 1964, what we hope is a great tribute to work of this incomparable photographer.

Learn more about the life and work of Bill Eppridge courtesy of Time Magazine.

September 24, 2013

Rizzoli and High Point Market: Fall 2013

Rizzoli New York is thrilled to be hosting our 3rd annual Trendsetters Book Signing at this year’s High Point Fall Market, the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world held in western North Carolina. Our Trendsetters Book Event has become one of the most anticipated events on the fall market calendar, and this year it will feature Million Dollar Decorator Jeffrey Alan Marks, AD 100 designers Suzanne Kasler, Timothy Corrigan, and Thomas Pheasant, Hammertown’s Joan Osofsky, and stylist extraordinaire, Annette Joseph.

In advance of this Fall’s High Point Market gathering, we asked a few of the designers who are attending to share some of the design trends that have influenced them. Enjoy reading about what inspires them–in their own words below–followed by a note from our very own Jessica Napp, Associate Director of Publicity and the organizer of the annual event, to tell us how this event got started and why it is such a big draw year in and year out.


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