What is quality? That's the question Christiane Lemieux set out to answer in her new book, The Finer Things (Clarkson Potter, available today).
As the author of bestseller Undecorate, founder of DwellStudio and forthcoming lifestyle brand Lemieux et Cie, it's a question she is uniquely qualified to ask if not answer—though she leaves the latter to the experts she interviews.
The 400-page tome is of course packed with gorgeous photos, but this is more than just a stunning coffee table book. The Finer Things gives you a crash course in the history and craftsmanship behind everything from wallpaper to rugs, complete with illustrated timelines that trace these modern comforts back to their often ancient roots.
In a world where everything is increasingly disposable, Lemieux picks quality over quantity, and wants to help you do the same. It's at once a practical handbook for spotting the timeless heirlooms and as well as a celebration of traditional craft. And that is a thing of beauty.
The Finer Things, published by Clarkson Potter, is available today.