You may not have Richard Prince piece's dangling from your walls or Koons' balloons greeting visitors upon entrance to your abode, but that doesn't mean you can't dazzle guests with mini-vignettes of arty decor. By that, fellow not-ballers-yet, we mean coffee table books — the resplendent triple threat of objets d'art. You can show them off on a rad rainbow bookshelf, pore over them for endless inspiration and edu-ma-cation, and even wrap 'em up and inscribe a sweet note for a heady pressie (nothing beats the no-card-necessary aspect of that!).
Well, three natty and noteworthy tomes have come across our desks in the last week that are begging for some eye-popping and page-turning. First, there's Gypset Travel, the long-awaited part deux to Julia Chaplin's Gypset Style (we're pretty confident that's already sitting pretty somewhere in your home!). Next up, celeb style-snappers of the century, Markus + Indrani, have shelled out 200-plus pages of their expertly art-directed megawatt photos in ICONS. And, last, but not least — perhaps the best gift for the dog-lover in your life — is Frank Bruynbroek's Compawssion: Portraits Of Rescued Dogs, filled with furry friends who may have faced a darker fate if it weren't for straight-up stray sympathy (adopt!). Sneak a peek at what's in between these hot hardcovers in the upcoming gallery, and we're sure large-scale canvas lust won't even cross your mind!