The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes

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The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes isn’t just another book with pictures of elite, expensive houses devoid of context or life–it presents beautiful interiors, but also considers the locations they are found in, the communities that surround them, and the people who created and influenced them.  From remote houses in Scandinavia to Berkeley, California to urban Rio de Janeiro, the homes pictured are warm and inviting environments that tell appealing, sometimes complicated, unique stories of their own.  Through a combination of essays, interviews, photographs and illustrations, Monocle also introduces us to the architects, home owners, landscapers and makers that populate these homes–the last section of the book is literally a directory of places, people and products.  Part practical design guide, part travel guide for the Airbnb generation and part cultural inspiration, the Monocle Guide starts with the premise that “homes are for living in” and then takes you around the world to show what that can actually look like.

A note from your fellow students at Contract Club:  The Monocle selection is one that we hope will inspire interested students to see the residential sector in a different light; Monocle provides incredibly broad examples of interesting structures that people can call their homes.

The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes will be available to students and faculty at the Main Campus as a “Library Use Only” title.  Please check out the Contract Club’s former contributions to the NYSID Library on this page

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