In a world where e-books and audio books continue to grow in popularity, it’s always nice on occasion to receive the nostalgia that is a physical, in-your-hands, hard-copy book. Whether it’s a new release, a chic coffee table book, or an old classic (my personal favourite), there’s one out there for everyone to enjoy. Even better? It doubles as a card when you leave a sweet-nothing written in the front cover.
Today’s gift is one that is perfect for the fashion, beauty, art, or home decor lover in your life. As you may already know, Pantone, “is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer” (Panetone.com). Every year, Pantone selects the “color of the year” (2014’s is Radiant Orchid). Released this past September, “Pantone on Fashion: A Century of Color in Design“, is a gorgeous hardcover book which follows the history of colour in fashion, while also listing fun facts about each shade (for example, Hermès iconic “Bright Marigold” wrapping was actually due to a WWII paper shortage).
You can purchase this book online in Canada from Indigo for around $27.00 CDN with free shipping. Or, you can purchase it from the Pantone website to receive a copy autographed by one of the authors (Leatrice Eiseman) for $35.00 US.