It’s a great year for Bowie devotees, as his Broadway musical Lazarus launched earlier this month and plays through January at the New York Theatre Workshop. The sci-fi-based show was co-written by Bowie and stars Michael C. Hall. If you didn’t get your hands on a now sold-out set of tickets, why not give a beautiful limited edition book signed by David Bowie and photographer Mick Rock, plus these Ziggy Stardust-inspired extras instead?
For a truly discerning palate, the stories behind favorite indulgences are part of the experience. Oyster: A Gastronomic History explores the global history of the oyster and its role in cooking, art, literature, and politics. Pairs best with a pretty set of pearl earrings, of course.
Created by Gert Jonkers and Jop Can Bennekom of fashion and lifestyle magazine Fantastic Man, the book of the same title explores 69 of the most charismatic and trendsetting men around. It includes photography by artists including Juergen Teller, Bruce Weber and features men like Ewan McGregor, Tom Ford, and David Beckham. The man who appreciates this book will surely enjoy some sartorial accessories along with it.
When it comes to island style, few embrace it with more flair than India Hicks, the celebrated interior designer and former model (she’s also related to the Prince of Wales). This gorgeous book offers an insight into her idyllic home in the Bahamas with plenty of tips along the way. Give along with gifts that inspire the tropics, even if it’s bringing the beach inside with the fragrant Beach Walk candle by Maison Margiela MMM.
Skull Style explores the evolution of the symbol, which has long played a provocative role in the worlds of art and fashion. Artist Peter Tunney hand-painted the cover of a limited edition number of copies, making it an exclusive and collectable gift to any avant-garde aficionado. Give along with luxe extras, like the iconic Alexander McQueen print and D.L. + Co.’s signature skull.
The world of skiing extends way beyond the slopes, and this colorful book explores the ski towns, personalities, and equipment that make it such a sophisticated activity. The gift wouldn’t be complete without a furry topper, of course.
Designers Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller of Carrier and Company Interiors are known for their bold, yet timeless contemporary designs, whether styling a country house or a city apartment. Any design lover will be inspired by 275 photographs of their work, and if they’re in the process of a revamp, some stylish accents will go the extra mile.
From her biker leathers to her glamorous catsuits, Debbie Harry is an ultimate rock ‘n roll style icon. In Me, Blondie and the Advent of Punk, photographer Chris Stein shares an intimate collection of photos of the singer as documented in New York during the ‘60s and ‘70s—a must-own for any Blondie fan.