The smell of books

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I had to Illustrate a bottle of Byredo Perfume for an upcoming Magazine project, which was perfect because I just got a bottle for my boyfriend as a gift and snuck one in for myself, ha. I love picking out pressies for the BF, it's too easy because we both like the same things. Every special occasion the unspoken rule is that we give each other a new book and things that we can both be inspired by:

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Byredo

The packaging of this perfume is genius. I got Fantastic Man for him since he loves Vetiver scents. I ended up also getting a bottle of Accord Oud for us to share, it's a leathery deep wood scent. I like that it's perfectly balanced enough for a boy or a girl. Fantastic Man has a light citrusy bite to it so I could wear it, too.

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Bruce Davidson

This present is going to be difficult to top: I got him a signed copy of Outside Inside by Bruce Davidson, published by Steidl. If you can find this set, it's a must have. The three clothbound books present a total anthology of his work, this is so so so beautiful.

Some of my favorite pages...

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Most of my favorites come from the Brooklyn Gang series, which I posted a snippet of eons ago on this blog. We rented Stranger than Paradise last night and the movie has the same feeling of this series, which also culls up similar photos of cool boys I've been collecting in my inspiration folders...

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{1&2. Drawings by me. 3,4,5. Photos of our little side table. In turn, the orchids in the photo were a gift from a friend (Thx Patti <3) 6, 7, 8, 9. All Bruce Davidson photos are from the book, Outside Inside. 10. Film Still from Stranger in Paradise. 11. Unknown 12. Paul Simonon 13. Unknown}