I was working on a photo shoot two weeks ago at Martha Stewart Living’s offices pulling props from their amazing and extensive prop room. One of my favorite things about Martha’s prop room is the wall of color coded vintage books. I immediately spotted a gorgeous book called “I Married Adventure” by Osa Johnson which was published in the 1940’s. The zebra print cover jumped right off the shelves as did the fabulous title. Intrigued, I asked the prop house librarian about this book. “Oh yes,” she said, “This is one of the most favorite books of prop stylists. Keep your eye out and you’ll see it in loads of editorial and advertising photos.” When I got home I did a little googling on this book and found it popping up on some very chic bookshelves. Take a look at some of the lovely ways people have used this book to accessorize their homes (in picture below, book is at the bottom of the stack, far right).
Here’s the book sitting at the top of a tall stack in a Lonny photo.
Byredo perfume was so inspired by this book it created an entire collection of eux de parfum around it…See if you can find “I Married Adventure” on these shelves!Of course, I’m now obsessed with getting my own copy of “I Married Adventure.” There’s someone on Etsy selling a copy for $10 (click here) and a few people selling copies for significantly more on Ebay (click here). Any of you guys have a copy of this book? How do you display it?