Speaking of Designers' Scrapbooks ...
Just in at Paris Hotel Boutique: a first edition of Cecil Beaton's The Face of the World: An International Scrapbook of People and Places. Included are his portraits, sketches and photo-documentary images of numerous legends -- Audrey Hepburn, Karen Blixen, Camus, Sartre, Picasso -- and of his home Ashcombe.
For years I've seen Beaton books in the background whenever Lynn von Kersting's home is photographed. The "Scrapbook" is definitely on my wishlist.
Second image from Chris Casson Madden's New American Living Rooms