7 Lifestyle and Design Books to Look Forward to Buy in 2021

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Whether you need a new read on your coffee table or yearn for some more interior inspiration, 2021 has a few great book releases on deck. As we look forward to the new year, we're bookmarking some upcoming titles that we can't wait to flip through. (Pro tip: they'll also make great gifts for any birthdays or events you've got coming up.)

2021 is basically around the corner so we're sharing some of our picks below — we're sure there are many more to come.

1​. We Are Here: Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World​, $35, February 2021

Jasmin Hernandez, founder of Gallery Gurls, knows a lot about art. In her own writing, she's continuously highlighted and interviewed artists of color and she's curated a list of names you should know for her book, ​We Are Here: Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World.​ Great for anyone looking to grow their art collection or follow a few new creatives.

Pre-order it here.

2. ​Artists in Residence: Seventeen Artists and Their Living Spaces, from Giverny to Casa Azul,​ $22.95, February 2021

Naturally, the interiors of well-known creatives can offer their own kind of inspiration, too. ​Artists in Residence: Seventeen Artists and Their Living Spaces, from Giverny to Casa Azul​ takes a look at the spaces of 17 artists. Rich with illustrations, it's a great way to get decor ideas and learn a little history, too.

Pre-order it here.

3. ​Mister Jiu's in Chinatown: Recipes and Stories from the Birthplace of Chinese American Food​, $40, March 2021

Chef Brandon Jew of the Michelin-starred Mister Jiu is sharing his knowledge (with Tienlon Ho) in this upcoming cookbook, which also features photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown. You might have seen him on ​Ugly Delicious​ during a fried rice episode or on ​Mind of a Chef​. Now you can try his recipes in your own space.

Pre-order it here.

4. ​India Mahdavi​, $65, March 2021

If you know the incredibly chic (and pink) Sketch of London space (aka one of the most Instagrammed interiors), then you know the incredible work of Paris-based designer India Mahdavi. This is the first monograph of her work, with stunning examples of her projects, everywhere from Tokyo to Paris.

Pre-order it here.

5. ​Mary Berry Cooks to Perfection,​ $27, March 2021

Who else misses seeing Mary Berry on ​The Great British Bake Off​? You should know that she's got a new cookbook out soon and it's all about sweet ​and​ savory recipes. With more than 100 to choose from, it's a surefire way to avoid a soggy bottom on your next bake.

Pre-order it here.

6. Jungalow: Decorate Wild​, $40, April 2021

We've long admired the work of Justina Blakeney and her book ​The New Bohemians​ was a ​New York Times​ bestseller. Good news: She's going to have another book out in 2021, paired with the always-chic photography of Dabito. The book comes with tips, tricks, and insights into Blakeney's bold and colorful life. It would make a great addition to the personal library of any decor lover.

Pre-order it here.

7. Vegetable Simple: A Cookbook,​ $35​,​ April 2021

Packed with more than 100 recipes from one of the most well-known names in the cooking world, ​Vegetable Simple: A Cookbook​ is for anyone who wants to continue experimenting in the kitchen in 2021. Eating your veggies looks a lot more appealing this way.

Pre-order it here.


Eva Recinos is an associate editor at Hunker. You can reach her at eva@hunker.com

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