Tuesday, November 22, 2011

More of Less is More (and a Give Away)


Yesterday's images from Oberto Gili's new book were delicious and dense.


Today I am giving you a little taste to cleanse your palette before the feast.


Still Gili, still distinct, but with more air.


I know you may have been shopping or cooking or traveling to someone who is shopping and cooking on your behalf, so to soothe the strain I am offering up a copy of Oberto Gili's Home Sweet Home.


Leave a comment here by Sunday, November 27th and I will announce the winner Monday morning.  Now, think this through.  I must, must, be able to get in touch with you if you win, so you might need to leave your email address in the comment section.  There's no way around it.

All images courtesy of Rizzoli New York, photography by Oberto Gili.

79 comments:

Brillante Interiors said...

Me, me, me!
albarosa@brillanteinteriors.com

Jenni said...

Until I read your previous post, I have never heard of Oberto Gili. Since then I have been doing my homework because I needed to see more, know more. Amazing talent and fabulous subjects.
I do not know whether your giveaway extends to people down under but I sure hope it does because, I will just put it out there, this is a book to want.
Thank you for sharing!

pve design said...

Gili, Gili, be mine.
pve (you know how to reach me)

Miss Frangipani said...

That book looks gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway!


frangipanidecor@gmail.com

e'clair said...

Zebras and antlers and tableaux, oh my! What a cornucopia of delight - and unexpected chance at possessing such a rich gift, here enclosed!
I could hardly believe my eyes at this giveaway!
My father was an interior-designing whiz, and I really should write about that one day, but I live in a Slavic land on a university salary, so my appetite for such things is restrained, for now, to pictures, which I have always treasured. The interior, mnemonic home in one's mind can be palatial!
Greta

abikus said...

Hi I absolutely love your blog and the stuff you have put up about Gili is fantastic. Some is a bit radicall for me but I love the look on the first photo. I want that book
my email address is naima.mungai@gmail.com
Thanks!

mary said...

Hi Patricia, I love this book, in fact, I crave it. How can one single person can be so incredibly talented.......Sending tons of xoxo for a wonderful Thanksgiving! Mary (mjhdecorativearts@yahoo.com)

Kare said...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!! This would be a nice feast for the eyes.

Karen
karlight52@yahoo.com

terrib said...

Happy to leave my email address. Thank you.

BelleArtMom said...

I just added this to my wish list after you posted it yesterday! Please let me know if I win, at belleartmom@gmail.com. Thank you!

ANN WELCH said...

Love the cover of the book. If it's any indication of what's to be found inside, it will be an inspiration treasure trove.

jayneonweedstreet said...

The feast, the famine, the rich, the minimal - I will take it anyway through the lens of Gili!
If I win, please come tell me on my web site! www.jayneonweedstreet.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to be the happy recipient of the book. It looks so pretty and interesting. How nice of you to give it away to one of us! Cherie
cstansbur1@insightbb.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to be the happy recipient of the book. It looks so pretty and interesting, and how generous of you to give it away to one of us! : ) Cherie
cstansbury1@insightbb.com

Miss Seiler said...

Love Mr. Gili's rooms - so peaceful!

Stephanie Seiler
Stephanie.J.Seiler@gmail.com

Happy Thanksgiving!

balsamfir said...

Please pretty please pick me?

Have a lovely thanksgiving.

Dotti said...

I love the book, and hope your Thanksgiving is filled with love.
Dotti O.

Juliann said...

Looks like i will love, love, love this book so thank you for the sneak peaks,

The spaces /images are certainly beautiful, but what appeals is that it looks like someone actually lives in them, unlike so many of the mag. spreads and books out today.
Thanks!
jul.general@gmail.compeederep

Cynna said...

The book looks wonderful! I would love to read it. Happy Thanksgiving. casadoublel@verizon.net

Nancy said...

What a lovely book----and thank you for your delightful blog!
nancymason55@gmail.com

Susan Windsor Jones said...

Patricia,
I hadn't heard of Oberto Gili. I love his work. It's nice to see how beautiful home can be even without being fussed over. Thanks for the introduction.
Susan
joneshome@kc.rr.com

Pam M said...

Love your blog -- it's always an entertainment & an education. And the Gili book sneak peek? Sakes!!!!

pmoyesq@comcast.net

Carol said...

I am re-decorating, that book would be a great help. Thanks for the inspiration,
Carol

Shirley Goff said...

This book is very much to my taste. uniquegreencouture@gmail.com

Irene said...

It makes me want to tear everything out of my house and start again...but great design looks always do that to me. But Gili always encourages me to simplify and to be bold--and that's a good thing. Thanks much and Happy Thanksgiving!

Elisha Churchill said...

Those pix were life changing...you'd let a philistine win, amiright?

paulnlish2@yahoo.com

karenwatson said...

Breathtaking and awe inspiring! It is - as you said - a palate cleanser!
Karen Watson
dekawatson@bellsouth.net

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Oh I can't wait to see it, Count me in!

Cara said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mrs. B!

Caracv@aol.com
San Diego, CA

Anonymous said...

Please oh please!
dihudson@swbell.net

Anonymous said...

Occasionally I see a book's cover and just KNOW it's full of what I love. This appears to be one of them.

Scott
westpark1@hotmail.com

camdesign said...

I would love to win, hope all is well with you... camdesign@shaw.ca

peggy braswell said...

Pick me, Pick me. Adore HIM. Happy Thanksgiving! xxpegbraswelldesign@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Welllll, by Sunday there'll be 200+ faithful possibles all lined up here so I'm gonna say Happy Thanksgiving to The Blandings Clan, and run on over to amazon and acquire this pronto. Post #1 didn't do it for me, but Post #2 "with more air" sealed the deal, happy happy to you Mrs Blandings!

-Flo

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway!
fbskh@yahoo.com

Katie M said...

What a lovely book and giveaway! katiemmartens@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Lovely book, lovely blog...happy thanksgiving!
premarks@hotmail.com

Lee said...

Thanks for doing a giveaway. The pictures are gorgeous. If i don't win the book, I'd be happy with anything on the beds - so charming!

queenannslace@geocities.com

Scribbler said...

I would very much love to own Mr. Gilli's books, so please enter me for the giveaway. I enjoy your posts so much -- always interesting.

Patti Drane said...

I always enjoy your creative posts! Always food for thought. Thank you for sharing.

Patti Drane

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

I love how the art is such a large part of some of the rather spare interiors and often the few pieces of furniture are their own art.
You can contact me through my blogger profile. :)

Anonymous said...

Sitting here in Maine watching the snow fall. The images today are in such contrast to my surroundings that I feel refreshed looking at them. Have a happy day and as I count my blessings I count the beauty and kinship spread by bloggers like you as blessings indeed !
Pat
pvs@dmv.com

Wanting What I Have said...

Yea!!! I would looove to win!

kathi said...

There are so few with talent that stands out in the crowd...........Mr. Gili has what it takes. What a terrific book.
Kathi
kathleen.mullaney@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I love both the dense and the sparse Gili. Would love to have this book in my library.

vtruman@kcrr.com

jean Tepper said...

Looks like a great book. Would love to win.

HRH The Duchess of State said...

Thank you for sharing the images.. absolutely beautiful dahhling!

Qwendy said...

Gosh, if I don't win this book, I'll have to buy it for myself for Xmas! Thanks for a fantastic introduction to his work! Have a great Thanksgiving!

wendyholdenshoes@sbcglobal.net

debsunderland said...

Firstly, a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Oberto Gili's Home Sweet Home looks amazing! By the way, I think that I may have been the Deborah that won the last give-away for the umbrella, but didn't hear anything further ...

Thank you and again, Happy Holidays and Thanksgiving!

Deborah Hilpert
5953 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
debsunderland@yahoo.com
206.947.2532

Anonymous said...

Would love to be the winner of this lovely book. Always enjoy your exceptional taste, especially in this give-away.
Sherita
sklinds@msn.com

Mystica said...

Me also please.

mystica123athotmaildotcom

Shoshana said...

Gosh I think all the witty remarks are taken but I'd love to win: shoshana194@msn.com. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!!

terrib said...

After all that, I forgot my email address: terri.benton@gmail.com
Thank you.

Terrib

Anonymous said...

Sigh. I can imagine curling up with that tome in the morning sun. And supposedly he doesn't style his photos? That's even better.

P.S. 'I am such an incredible ding-dong' is one of the best sentences I've read all year. It still cracks me up.

pattypasadena@gmail.com

Karena said...

Patricia oh how exciting. I would love this book ...Mr. Gili's style and aesthetic is mesmerizing!

I have been reading a lot since rehabbing!

Love and Hugs
Karena

Art by Karena

Anonymous said...

what a superb eye! love the style and would love the book. regards, Jeanine
gonetotervs@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your ideas in this blog and for the chance to win this beautiful book!
mary.run@verizon.net

Annette said...

I'm working this Thanksgiving, so this would be a memorable feast to me. Thank you for the opportunity.

Mary said...

I will be even MORE thankful this weekend if Oberto Gili comes to my bookcase to stay!

Many thanks to you and to everyone who creates ... anything.

Mary

Mary said...

In the midst of thankfulness, Mary too forgot to leave her e-mail address.

mary.brignano@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for offering this give-away! Your blog is fantastic, as usual. Happy T-Day!
deborah5227@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

I covet Gili but I am willing to repent.
Sincerely!
Eve
Gds4@aol.com

Lauren said...

Beautiful interiors. Thanks for the giveaway!

tang.lauren6@gmail.com

Peggy in Atlanta said...

Great stuff! Would love to check out his work!
Thanks for considering me Patricia!

Pat said...

The day is done, the family gone, the left-overs tucked snuggly in the frig, and I am able to sit with my music, a glass of Jack and my iPad. Thank you for the images. They motivate me to start again tomorrow.
Pat at sschneid@cox.net

Quatorze said...

Less may still be more, since these spare spaces, as photographed by this master, are still lush and evocative.

And for a chance at the giveaway: wwadeiii@gmail.com

Jodi said...

The photography by Oberto Gili is absolutely gorgeous!

jodikrueger at gmail dot com

LUCY said...

Would love to win the book!
carr.lucy@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Oh would I love to own this book!
Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Dianne
diannedballard@gmail.com

Claudia Juestel said...

I have always loved Oberto Gili's work! Looks like a great book I must have in my library one way or another.

claudia@adeenidesigngroup.com

Cheers,


Claudia

Anonymous said...

The authenticity is his appeal.

kelly_jason@sbcglobal.net

Jim said...

Beautiful! Crossing my fingers!

Anonymous said...

I have looked at this book on Amazon and wanted to buy it. With so many design tomes being published and limited funds, I am hoping I am the winner of this give-away. If not, hopefully Christmas cash will provide for this. By the way, if you haven't seen or own a copy of Gili's Luxury of Space. Do so. It is amazing! davidmann@tds.net

-David

Chez Laurel said...

Thank you, Mrs. Blandings, for introducing me to the most achingly beautiful photographs of Oberto Gili. I would be thrilled to win your giveaway of his book...so sumptously rich with feasts for my eyes.

Sheila G.

Jennifer D. said...

J'adore Gili! And thank you for your amazing blog!

jendaly@insightbb.com

Betty said...

Wonderful book! Hoping to win.

absolutelyawesomethings. said...

beautiful

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your always-insightful and elegant posts. I very much appreciate your thoughtful veerings off the beaten track. The book looks like a wonderful escape from the ordinary. carol.mason35@yahoo.com

Lynne said...

i met gili here in taos several years ago- he was doing a shoot for liz claiborn w/claudia schiffer - miguel flores-vianna was the stylist and met me while looking for locations - i steered them toward a couple of friends with fabulous places which worked out perfectly. to celebrate we all had dinner at the now defunct and divine joseph's table in ranchos. oberto and miguel were both so warm, down to earth and unpretentious! when i later saw photo's of gili's home in italy, it completely reflected the personality of its owner.