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Over on Instagram I was asked for more gift-appropriate book suggestions. One gorgeous and inspiring limited edition book, Beauty Everyday, was self-published a few months ago by a trio of Athens-based creatives: photographer Rinne Allen, artist/potter Rebecca Wood, and TREEHOUSE owner Kristen Bach. The cover itself is a work of art but within the pages is a visual ode to the South -- 365 poetic images of found beauty. Enjoy a peek inside here.
For some, the Asian collection at the Birmingham Museum of Art is an unexpected treasure. I've said it before but not everyone realizes the institution is home to the most praised collection of Vietnamese ceramics in the U.S., extraordinary Hindu and Buddhist holdings, and more than 4,000 Asian pieces in general. If you want to support the museum and shop at the same time, books to consider include: Asian Art in the Birmingham Museum of Art and Doris Duke: The Southeast Asian Art Collection.
By the way, admission to the BMA is free and this Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, doors will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.