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The Monocle Guide to Cozy Homes

A handbook for making a home that will stand the text of time, take knocks and scuffs in its stride—and where lives can unfold, children grow up, and dogs run wild. --Monocle

About This Book

This Monocle book tells us how to turn a house into a home. Both a practical guide and a great source of inspiration, The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes presents the interiors, furniture, and locations you need to know about along with portraits of the people who can make it happen. 

The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes celebrates the durable and the meaningful through a collection of homes that tell a story. Most architecture and interior books show houses polished to perfection, manicured to the extent that it is hard to imagine anybody actually lives there: they seem to miss the point that homes are meant to be inhabited. They should be able to take scuffs and knocks and to be part of a community, whether in a Chicago skyscraper or on Australia’s sunshine coast.

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Photos:©Monocle

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Collection of 1930's Russel Wright Spun Aluminum Serving Pieces from 1stDibs

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Lemonade pitcher, asbestos serving plate with spun aluminum rim, set of six tumblers, and ice bucket with wood handle designed by Russel Wright, circa 1930s for his own firm. Tray is rarely seen with asbestos center resembling Bakelite. Dimensions: Pitcher (10" H x 11.5" W x 6" D), ice bucket (6" Diameter x 4.75" H), tumblers (3.25" Diameter x 3" H), tray (15" Diameter x 1").
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