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4 New Books to Put on Your Reading List

Explore everything from house plants to eclectic interiors.

By Tyler Peckham

Author: Amy Andrychowicz

You may not have the acreage to grow your own fresh produce, but virtually anyone can become an urban cultivator by maximizing the up (as opposed to the out). This easy-to-follow how-to guide with step-by-step instructions and color photos brings projects such as towers, trellises, living walls and more easily within your reach. Also included is advice on which plants are best suited for vertical growing. $33 (

Author: Philip Jodidio

Showcasing contemporary residential projects by emerging and established architects in a range of dramatic settings from Mexico City to Buenos Aires, this comprehensive book focuses on blending home design and landscape through the use of such materials as glass, cement, stone and metal. $65 (

Authors: Morgan Doane and Erin Harding

If growing houseplants has always led to heartbreak, don’t despair. The pages of this accessible manual are filled with practical guidance on selecting, nurturing and growing plants indoors. A DIY section includes projects to show off your results, including terrariums, plant stands and pegboard displays. $17 (

Author: Greg Natale

The talent and flair of Australian interior designer Greg Natale is not limited to one style. From Victorian charm to tropic modern to urban chic, his innovative interiors are captured by photographer Anson Smart in chapters devoted to regional themes or trends. We were wowed by Natale’s Southwest designs, which are inspired by Navajo and Old West influences and feature strong prints, rustic wood and animal accents. $64 (


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