Bedside Reading

We’ve been asking our team members and customers to compile their #goodreads, sharing the books that inspire them and influence how they see the world.

Today, we share some suggestions directly from our Black Eyewear home offices. Beautifully printed books for slower times, delve into some thoughtful, inspired reading from the calm of your home.

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‘The Barbican Estate’ by Stefi Orazi

images from ‘The Barbican Estate’ by Stefi Orazi

‘The Barbican Estate’ by Stefi Orazi explores the eccentricities of living inside an iconic modernist experiment.
Explore interior design and the daily rhythms of life on the estate through essays, memories, and photography.

“Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots” by Aaron Bertelsen

images from “Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots” by Aaron Bertelsen

A collection of planting advice for growing fruit and vegetables in pots from Great Dixter, Christopher Lloyd’s acclaimed English garden. It couldn’t be more relevant in these times of lockdown and social distancing – and where you might not have all that much outside space for growing things.

Alternatively, you could just try the 50 delicious recipes that showcase a few perfectly chosen ingredients.

“Jazz, 1947” by Henri Matisse

images from “Jazz, 1947” by Henri Matisse

Despite its musical title —likely named for the experimental, improvisational nature of its compositions— the book’s dominant themes are the circus and theatre.
A true classic and one of Black Eyewear’s founder Robert Roope’s personal suggestions.

Buy it here.

“Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Houses: Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu”
by Agapita Lopez, Barbara Buhler Lynes, and Judy Lopez

images from “Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Houses: Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu”
by Agapita Lopez, Barbara Buhler Lynes, and Judy Lopez

The book details the history of Georgia O’Keeffe’s two houses in New Mexico.

Including photographs showing the houses as they are today, photographs of the artist at home by major photographers, and her paintings of the houses and the landscapes surrounding them.

“Ronnie Scott’s 1959-69”, photography by Freddy Warren

images from “Ronnie Scott’s 1959-69”, photography by Freddy Warren

A warm and intimate series of portraits marking the 60th anniversary of London’s legendary jazz club and the publication of a new book.

This is the first time photographer Freddy Warren’s vast archive has been accessed and nearly all images are completely unseen.


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