The New Southern Style: The Interiors of a Lifestyle and Design Movement (Hardcover)

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A vibrantly illustrated exploration of the creative, inclusive, and inspiring movement happening in today’s Southern interior design
 
The American South is a place steeped in history and tradition. We think of sweet tea, thick drawls, and even thicker summer air. It is also a place with a fraught history, complicated social norms, and dated perspectives. Yet among the makers and artists of the South, there is a powerful movement afoot. Alyssa Rosenheck shines a much-needed spotlight on a burgeoning community of people who are taking what’s beloved, inherent, and honored in the South and making it their own. The New Southern Style tours more than 30 homes and includes interviews with the designers, artists, and creative entrepreneurs who are reinventing Southern design and culture. This beautifully illustrated book is sure to inspire the home and soul.
 

About the Author


Alyssa Rosenheck is Nashville-based photographer and stylist whom Southern Living magazine named one of 2017’s Best New Tastemakers in the South. She’s a regular contributor to numerous publications, including Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Country Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Southern Living, Domino, and Apartment Therapy.

Praise For…


“Alyssa Rosenheck’s commitment to the strong creatives shaping today’s South is as beautiful and inspiring as her photography.”
— Lauren Liess

The New Southern Style urges us beyond aesthetics to see a home for its depth of character and the heart that so vividly beats at its center.”
— Sacha Strebe

“Alyssa Rosenheck and the Southern women in this book live to a rhythm that will warm your heart and then melt it.”
— Lalah Delia

“Alyssa Rosenheck is a shining voice for the next generation of progressive creativity and diverse, female empowerment billowing in the South. She has taken on the steadfast responsibility of bringing a voice to the voiceless and turning messages into movements through her vision and lens."


— Julie Solomon

"Alyssa Rosenheck wants you to forget your preconceived notions of American Southern style. In this book, the photographer looks at modern day living in the South through interviews with a fascinating—and refreshingly diverse—array of designers, tastemakers, and makers, revealing the many styles that comprise beautiful living in the region (and, indeed, in the country as a whole)."
— House Beautiful

"The American South does have its own identity—complicated, rich, inspiring, ever-evolving. Rosenheck, a Nashville-based photographer and stylist, examines thirty notable homes throughout the region to assess how Southern culture both endures while reinventing itself. Here is a chance for the reader to be immersed in a culture all its own."
— Milieu

"Readers can expect to see Rosenheck's visually stunning imagery of people and interior spaces, but the photographer hopes the book will do more than inspire the four walls of their homes. She wants them to discover a deeper message behind the book, which she describes as being part of a movement she founded focused on community, creativity and connection."
— Nashville Lifestyles

"In her book, Rosenheck, a renowned interiors and architectural photographer, explores the American South and the ways in which people are using its traditions and culture to design new and innovative spaces."
— People

"Each page will encourage you to set aside the preconceived notions of Southern living, balancing beauty and substance with a hearty dose of design tips."
— Rue Magazine

"The New Southern ultimately is about community. It’s anyone’s story who has had to rely on humility and heart to make something from nothing. It’s a progressive movement grounded in cultural change and unity and acceptance and love and creative prosperity in a region of the country that has had a really contentious, culpable past."
— StyleBlueprint

"Rosenheck ventures inside the private domains of 30 recognizable names---from regional tastemakers (Sean Anderson, Clea Shearer) to former Southerners (Gray Malin, Bobby Berk). Her style of photography perfectly illustrates the invitation she extends in the book's 320 pages "to live in the light."
— Luxe Interiors + Design

“In The New Southern Style, Alyssa’s work comes together with more than just spaces and stories.”
— Good Grit Magazine
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419747519
ISBN-10: 1419747517
Publisher: Abrams
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2020
Pages: 320
Language: English

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How To Read More

If you love reading, but for some reason you read less and less, know that everything is fine. It happens.
Our lives today have so many things that distract us - how can we not put books away when all these movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, social networks and endless surfing in online stores are around ...
Yes, it's really hard to resist, but you certainly can!

In this article, we want to share with you some tips to read more often and more successfully.
These are some notes and some practices that we have collected for our SUNDOG BOOKS readers club.
And maybe it will bring more books into your life!

Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
And you will be surprised, but your goals can be quite varied:

- for work
If you read a lot on duty, then you definitely need to speed up the process. The logic here is simple: read faster → work faster → more time for books for yourself.

- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
because good books always = fun!

Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.

 

And so - How to read more:
We will tell you about the methods that we use ourselves. Perhaps some will suit you as well.

 

15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

You will see progress immediately. You will notice that almost always your 15 minutes will grow into half an hour or more. But the most remarkable thing is that in three weeks your hands themselves will be looking for a book.

 

50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

It is necessary to change the approach to books. At first it will be hard for you to stop and put the book down. Even if we put the book away, it will seem to reproach us from the shelf, mocking us as quitters. But in the end we should come to one simple thought: if it doesn’t hook your attention, you should not force yourself to read it.

***Fifty pages is not a bad test. Not the most objective, but definitely effective. It helps to determine whether it interests you or not, and whether to spend time on things that do not excite.

 

Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Main characters
  • Scene
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Quotes

And, yes, a reader's diary is not a thing about quantity, but about quality. But, it can also motivate. When you open your diary and start looking at quotes (especially quotes), you immediately really want to read.

 

Maybe a Book Bet?
Several people can participate. Members of the betting group can come from friends, family, and also your colleagues. And of course you can set your own rules for participation, but we'll give you a simple example:

Everyone in the group should read and review a book over the course of a month with weekly updates. Anyone who does not finish a review buys the book for all other participants for the next month.

 

Speed Reading

Another effective way to increase the amount you read is speed reading. The logic here is simple - the faster you read, the more books you can enjoy.

*There are many online courses on speed reading, and you can also study on your own using instructional books. But, it is worth noting that this is a serious learning process that will require some effort on your part.

 

Outcome

Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
And also - don't forget about audiobooks. They are a cool way to take the load off your eyes sometimes and just immerse yourself in the story. Some books are really strong in voice acting.

 
 
 

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