Correction to CITY OF ANGELS

It has come to the attention of Vendome Press that certain statements in the chapter, “Lyrical Beauty” (pp 227–245) contained in the book, City of Angels: Houses and Gardens of Los Angeles by Firooz Zahedi and Jennifer Ash Rudick, are incorrect. The original chapter inadvertently attributed certain interior design work performed by Michael S. Smith to Oliver Furth. Mr. Smith was the interior designer of record, commissioned by the homeowner to be responsible for the conception and execution of the residence in collaboration with architect Oscar Shamamian of Ferguson & Shamamian. Mr. Shamamian recently wrote to Vendome that:

The interior design for the house depicted in “Lyrical Beauty” was conceived and executed, from beginning to end, by Michael S. Smith. Michael and I collaborated on this house from 2002 through its installation three years later.

Mr. Smith is acknowledged as the designer of the residence, though Mr. Furth subsequently worked closely with the homeowner to redesign certain rooms, the garden, and exterior spaces not featured in City of Angels, and also refreshed some elements of rooms depicted in “Lyrical Beauty.” The misattributions have now been identified and proper credit for the design will be published in any future printings.

Life at the Top featured in Town and Country online

A fantastic feature on Life at the Top appears in Town & Country online. 
Here’s a link
“What are the best addresses in New York City? According to Life at the Top: New York’s Most Exceptional Apartment Buildings, a new book by Stribling & Co. Vice Chairman Kirk Henckels and architectural historian Anne Walker, that question is ‘a parlor game that sophisticated New Yorkers have been playing since the Gilded Age.’ The coffee-table stunner covers 15 of those buildings.”

Haute Bohemians featured on

Haute Bohemians has been featured in a round-up of design books on
“In Haute Bohemians, photographer Miguel Flores-Vanna pulls together a colorful work of complex interiors that possess equal parts sophisticated design and lived-in, casual elegance. Between four continents, the book redefines ‘bohemian’ and is a totally unexpected experience. From saturated, jewel tone rooms to outrageous decoration, each home offers a lesson in individual style.”

Life at the Top featured in 1stdibs gift guide

Life at the Top has been selected for inclusion in the 1stdibs gift guide.  Here’s a link
“For a certain subset of people who treasure floor plans, Life at the Top: New York’s Most Exceptional Apartment Buildings will be like a bowl of candy.”

David Hicks Scrapbooks featured on House & Home online video

David Hicks Scrapbooks is featured on a House & Home video highlighting several of the feature editor’s favorite items. Here’s a link
Kimberley Brown says in the segment, “David Hicks Scrapbooks is an incredible peek into an icon’s process and accomplishments.”

David Hicks Scrapbooks and Second Bloom featured in 1stdibs

David Hicks Scrapbooks and Second Bloom are both featured in 1stdibs/Introspective!
Quote from David Hicks Scrapbooks, “Hicks’s most recent venture, David Hicks Scrapbooks, is a distillation into one weighty tome of 25 volumes of cuttings, photographs, letters, swatches and memorabilia that David Hicks assembled and preserved.”



Quote from Second Bloom, “A seat at Cathy Graham’s table has long been a coveted invitation. . . . Graham has captured her one-of-a-kind eye and dry visual humor in a new book, Second Bloom: Cathy Graham’s Art of the Table, peppered with her charming watercolors.”