Looking for interesting books I popped into Biblioteq, a fantastic boutique book store on Cape Town's Kloof Street. Owner Rotem Shachar lived in New York for years and brought a taste of the Big Apple back to the Mother city when she opened Biblioteque a year ago. It’s a great store – very styloosh with a discerning stock of books.
To a background sound track of 'The Sound of Music' (one of the first movies I ever watched) I sat on the window seat and paged through a delicious pile of books on art, design, architecture and photography.
The latest Tord Boontje book had just cleared customs when I arrived… It’s satisfyingly big and heavy and is a visual and wordy run through his prolifically creative career. The cover, wrapped in a sheer gauzy fabric, is a simple touch of genius.