BOOKS TO INSPIRE YOUR NEW YEAR

BY ALICE WILBY

 

We’re not so much for the ‘New Year, New You’ pressure here at FutureFrock. Rather, we like to see the New Year as a fresh chance to uncover some of our hidden passions or indulge a few of our dreams. For if not now, when? From styling yourself sustainably, to dreaming up your next adventure, the calm fresh slate of January is a perfect time to explore. In that spirit we’ve rounded up five of our favourite books for inspiration. Make a cup of tea, turn off your phone and enjoy.

 

 

 

CABIN PORN BY ZACH KLEIN AND STEVEN LECKART

Billed as ‘Inspiration for your quiet place somewhere’, this beautiful tome is a bible for all those who harbour fantasies of building a hidden bolthole to escape to. Packed with an enchanting array of off-the-grid cabins, underground dwellings and huts squirrelled away in the trees, Cabin Porn showcases the ultimate collection of hand crafted cabins from around the world. Whether you are looking to build or just looking to indulge your daydreams, this books is the ultimate escape.

Hardback £20.99 or paperback £10.99 from Foyles.

 

 

 

SLOW FASHION BY SAFIA MINNEY

Everything you wanted to know about sustainable fashion but were afraid to ask. Safia Minney’s latest book Slow Fashion provides all the information and inspiration you need to create a sustainable wardrobe. Through a series of compelling and thought provoking interviews with leading designers, concept stores and labels around the globe, through to contributions from industry leaders including, Lily Cole and Livia Firth, Slow Fashion is a great companion guide for sustaining your style.

Hardback £19.99 or paperback £14.99, at Foyles

 

 

THE OUTSIDERS : NEW OUTDOOR CREATIVITY

Must spend more time in the great outdoors! It’s become a bit of a mantra at Futurefrock HQ, so we were delighted to discover this beautiful book. A celebration of the new scene of ‘outdoor entrepreneurs’, The Outsiders profiles the growing number of innovative, creative folk who cater to our, design savvy, globe trotting wanderlust. From getting back to nature with a romantic ramble or unleashing your inner adrenaline junky, this book has your adventure covered.

£29.53 at Wordery.

 

 

 

CRAFT OF USE : POST-GROWTH FASHION BY KATE  FLETCHER

With Craft Of Use Kate Fletcher explores the stories, emotions and histories that keep us engaged with wearing and lovingly reusing our clothes.

Viewing fashion as more than just an on trend product with a limited lifespan, this book delves deeper. Casting our relationship with our clothes into a sustainable context, and exploring an ongoing relationship with clothing that isn’t dependent on the cycle of continuous consumption.

Packed with fascinating stories and accompanying portraits of people drawn from across three continents. This beautiful anthology of style stories highlights how important longevity, practicality and sustainability are in the design process. Plus how much fun we can have with our fashion when we look beyond seasonal trends.

£31.99 at Routledge.

 

 

THE NATURE OF BEAUTY BY IMELDA BURKE

Written by Content Beauty & Wellbeing founder Imelda Burke, this book is packed with Imelda’s invaluable tips and knowledge gleaned from her conversations with different brands, industry experts, bloggers, Content customers alike.

Imelda describes it as, “the book I wish was around when I first wanted to make the switch to natural and organic beauty 17 years ago and is an introduction to both natural products and taking care of your skin.

What Imelda doesn’t know about natural beauty, isn’t worth knowing. So if you’re feeling like making the switch to clean, green products, or simply want to brush up on the knowledge you already have, then this is the book for you.

£19.99 at Content Beauty & Wellbeing.