The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux The author travelled through South America around the same time as I was backpacking a similar route, so it was good to re-visit this book over 30 years on. It confirms my opinion of Paul Theroux' travel books: he's a lively, witty and authentic observer whilst being a cantankerous and egocentric companion!
Vintage Nature Books We’ve always liked collecting vintage picture books and we found these beautifully illustrated tomes in a Used Bookstore near Boston. Each volume is filled with the most amazing and inspiring engravings and even a few color plates as well. These vintage images have helped to inspire our botanical and woodland creature art as in the imagery for West Elm.