When sharing ideas with clients, having images that help communicate the feeling, details and texture always help to visual the final design. Thanks to Pinterest and previously Flickr, I can constantly search for inspiration with specific criteria and locations to find exactly what I want. However I still collect gardening and design books/magazines for the edited view of landscapes and gardens. In our design office we have a library of books and years of back issues of Garden Design, Garden Illustrated, defunct House & Garden and many more to constantly thumb through and read when needing inspiration or reference.
I would like to think that our design library would rival the garden department at Martha Stewart Magazine, but I am sure they have us beat given this only a small sample of their books.
We are always looking to add new books to the library, and here are a few on my Amazon Wish List. However I really think I need a trip to NYC to see the High Line in person in addition to the book.
Do you have any other recommendations for us to add to our library?