There are regular books, and then there are coffee table books. The kind that you marvel at for their outstanding visual quality, where you and your guests can flip through the pages in wonder at the content. Cabana Anthology, an upcoming book based on the celebrated London-based Cabana magazine, falls into the latter category.
In truth, we’d call it more of a work of art than just a book. With over 400 pages of full-sized, colorful photographs and illustrations of only the most wanderlust-inducing places, the publication spans the globe from the London, England to the tiny village of Ain Madhi, Algeria, showcasing the best stories from Cabana and profiling remarkable spaces. According to Martina Mondadori Sartogo, Cabana Anthology‘s editor, the book is a true journey of discovery. It’s a discovery of new places, new art, and new design.
“It is a simple, yet beautiful tool to inspire and be inspired by,” she writes in the book’s foreword. “It is a community or, more accurately, a tribe ready to move and travel, ready to visit, rediscover, and uncover corners of the world that have the capacity to trigger their imagination and let people dream.”
Proving that even the lesser known destinations are still worth visiting and exploring, the jumbo-sized pages are a cultural diffusion of design styles and aesthetics. While we’ve become used to seeing whitewashed modern kitchens and open floor plans in magazines as of late, the photographs in this book champion pattern-filled powder rooms and historical mansions that inspire us to bring more history and global style home. With not a worldly Ikea piece in sight, the stories and photographs feel fresh and enchanting.
“Cabana shows us a vast array of all types of structures, from all over the world, in wildly varying styles. We look at the broader picture but also get to study the intricate details,” notes designer Markham Roberts.
The good news is, while the book certainly induces feelings of wanderlust, you can still bring the well-traveled look home, without actually traveling. Take inspiration from the beautiful international locales highlighted, and incorporate certain elements—a color palette that speaks to you, a styling idea that feels fresh—into your own abode, whether that’s a multi-story mansion or a fifth floor walkup apartment.
One thing’s for sure: If you love travel, art, and design, this book deserves a spot on your bookshelf or coffee table. Cabana Anthology will officially be available October 2, but you can pre-order now to be among the first to get your hands on this gorgeous new addition to your living room.
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