The Guest Edit: An Organised Life Founder Beck Wadworth Handpicks Her Must-Have Books
From a Scandinavian interiors tome to a biography of the grand dame of Champagne, bookmark these stellar reads.
December 21, 2021
In The Guest Edit we hand the reins over to some of the most interesting, tasteful and (or) entertaining people in Australia and New Zealand. For this instalment, we've enlisted the effortlessly elegant and professionally organised Beck Wadworth — Creative Director and Founder of minimalist stationery brand An Organised Life — to share some of her favourite books from the past year.
As a woman whose business is about beautifully-made paper life-tools, who better to turn to for good book tips. And, as it's the end of the year and all, we'd be remiss if we didn't nudge you in the direction of the customisable 2022 diaries available on An Organised Life to start your year with minimal chaos.
BECK WADWORTH: Naturally as a lover of pen to paper and all its forms, I love how versatile a book can be. After spending a lot of time at home during New Zealand lockdown, books have become a much needed comfort and I'm drawn to inspiring words, interiors, architecture and art… all things you can find within the pages of a beautiful coffee table book.
NEW NORDIC HOUSES BY DOMINIC BRADBURY
A birthday gift I received this year, with a love for architecture & minimalism, this beautiful book has quickly become a favourite of mine. The book features over forty of Scandinavia's finest and most innovative houses including rural cabins, coastal retreats, town houses & country homes. I fall in love with a different one every time I open the book.
Find it now at: Booktopia
How much: $70 (recommended retail price but more affordable at most online book stores)
CLARITY & CONNECTION BY YUNG PUEBLO
Last year I did a lot of self reflection & self work. It was a personal goal of mine to make the time to do this. One of the books that inspired me the most over this time was Yung Pueblo's Inward. This year he released Clarity & Connection, and naturally it's high on my list of books to get my hands on. His poetic style makes for deep, thought-provoking conversations.
LIVE BEAUTIFUL BY ATHENA CALDERONE
A style icon of mine both for her interiors and fashion, Athena Calderone's new book Live Beautiful is the perfect addition to any coffee table. The book isn't just pleasant to look at, it improves the quality of our lives. It helps foster the tradition, rituals and ceremonies we create in our homes.
2022 A4 DAILY PLANNER BY AN ORGANISED LIFE
Of course, I have to recommend one of our very on 2022 diaries. Not only do they help you manage your schedule and workload but they are also filled with lots of tools, tips and more. Goal set, budget, change a habit, reflect, write down your favourite moments and much more with this all-in-one must have.
Find it now at: An Organised Life
How much: $79.99
ATLAS OF THE HEART BY BRENE BROWN
I love Brene Brown's work and often listen to podcasts she's a guest on while on my evening walks. At the top of my list to read this summer is her new book Atlas Of The Heart which examines the 87 emotions and experiences that define us, and provides a compelling framework to help us all become more emotionally fluent and connected.
Find it now at: Abbey's books
How much: $45
THE WIDOW CLICQUOT: THE STORY OF A CHAMPAGNE EMPIRE AND THE WOMAN WHO RULED IT BY TILAR J MAZZEO
I was lucky enough to be a Veuve Clicquot ambassador for seven years, and over that time I became obsessed with the history of the brand. Madame Clicquot was an amazing woman who succeeded in a man's world. She was fearless and a true inspiration of her time. This book tells her incredible story.
Find it now at: Booktopia
How much: $26.99 rrp
My favourite magazine at the moment for all things interiors & architecture.
Find it now at: Ark Journal website or select news agents and magazine stores
How much: €20 per issue
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