09 June 2010

BOOK - vera the art & life of an icon

i wanted to share a book with you today which i first spotted in anthropologie in new york last month. vera the art and life of an icon is a newly published title on the work of the late american designer vera neumann. its jam packed with illustrations and photos with every page featuring an inspirational design. if you arent familar with vera, and maybe some uk readers wont be, she began designing from her kitchen table in 1946 and by the seventies had a huge worldwide business selling scarves, linens and apparel. vera sadly died in 1993 but in 2005 susan seid purchased all of the assets including the art, designs, scarves, trademarks and copyrights and created the vera company LLC. they are now bringing vera's designs back to life as you can see online here. but its not too late to bag yourself some genuine vintage vera at a reasonable price here on etsy. this wonderful book is available now on amazon uk and later in the year at amazon usa. also find it in store now at anthropologie and online here in uk or us.
and here are some snaps of licensed vera stationery spotted in the metropolitan museum's gift shop at the rockefeller plaza in new york. just over the road from anthropologie !

12 comments:

Jane Foster Blog said...

What a great book!!!

restitcherator said...

I saw a special on Vera once, and what an amazing life she led! So inspiring. The book looks like wonderful eye candy. Thank you for showing so many great photos.

Carolyn Gavin said...

gorgeous work. what an icon!

bicocacolors said...

those things inspiring me a lot!!!
thanks from Spain

pilgrim said...

amazing!! can't wait to grab a copy of my own.

khristian a. howell said...

this looks so wonderful! i can't wait to pick up a copy!

cb said...

oo la la! love all her patterns. she is amazing and thanks for sharing! i love 60's prints & patterns...i think i need this book to add to my collection of inspirations.

xo,
cb
www.thecitybirdsnest.blogspot.com

crash pad girl said...

I'm a huge Vera fan,I didn't know about the book. Thanks cant wait to get it.

stacycakes said...

fabulous!!!

Natalie said...

Can't wait to get my hands on this one! Looks very bright and colourful.

hannah said...

I love the look of this book. thanks for highlighting great books. I have just ordered it online- cant wait to get it.

sarah said...

I dropped everything, ran (actually drove) to Anthropologie to pick it up. Great book, thanks for the recommendation!