Tory photographed by Noa Griffel
My family and I are constantly reading books and then giving them to each other and to friends to read. Everyone has his or her own favorite genre and must-read list. But every now and then, we come across books that are too beautiful to look at to let go of — these end up on our library shelf or coffee tables for inspiration. We keep inspiration books in the office, too, where the design team keeps fashion titles for reference or hard-to-find books found on their travels. For hostess gifts, I love to find my favorite books with interesting illustrated covers or framed illustrations of covers, like this version of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita by Jennifer Heuer (top right), or one of Leanne Shapton’s wooden books.