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Fabulous Books – #8 A Life Less Ordinary

June 3, 2013

2013 is for reading and enjoying fabulous books.

Decor-Art is happy to announce that our cooperation with Cico Books and their sister company Ryland Peters and Small (RPS) has opened up brilliant opportunities to introduce you to their new publications on crafting, gardening and interior design. Every month we will be reviewing amazing books that inspire to create and to recycle, books that encourage to discover and to shape beautiful surroundings.

All reviews can be found on this Blog under the category called “Fabulous Books” (right hand side).

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If you happen to come across “A Life Less Ordinary” I am sure you will agree that this is a beautifully published book, that has nothing to do with the dull word ordinary. Full of attractive images, old photographs, wise words and enchanting stories it becomes an album that has recorded the birth of Igigi – an inspirational lifestyle store in Brighton.
I’ll be honest with you, this is the first ever book on interiors and inspirations that I read as a novel!
I fell in love with the views of the two main characters – Zoe and Alex, who have allowed us to have a glimpse at their lives. Once you find out how fate brought them together it becomes clearer that we should probably forget coincidence and take a closer look at everything what happens around us. It seems that throughout the years working together and creating something that might be called little fantasy worlds, where muted colours serve as a perfect backdrop, they have found a recipe for a life less ordinary – “making a connection with each person along the way”.
I feel that Igigi should be included into the list of places to visit in Brighton (that’s my No.1 stop next time I’m there), as looking at the photographs and reading the philosophy, that hides behind each item, it must be a completely different world to the one we are used to.
I picture it as a safe harbour that shelters from anything that is too strong, too bright, too artificial, too much… It must be more than a shop – it looks like a place where one can learn that vintage and reclaimed things have to be kept, just because they are a big part of the story that doesn’t necessarily have to end with a new decade or century.
A Life Less Ordinary – a perfect gift inspiring to slow down and live your life to the full. Tasteful interiors, brilliant antique and vintage things, wise words and even a few recipes! + little envelops with small surprises for the readers.
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A Life Less Ordinary by Zoe Ellison and Alex Legendre is published by Cico Books at £25.00 and is available from
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By the way, you can always visit Iggi online and experience the virtual version of the life which is far away from being ordinary:
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  1. December 13, 2013 3:14 pm


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