Certain colors and patterns can polarize people, but it's hard to find anyone who dislikes stripes. In her new book, 'Stripes', 'Veranda' contributor Linda O'Keeffe breaks her exploration of these simple, contrasting lines into the various moods they convey --from joyous to paradoxical, tribal to structural. Collages of inspirational imagery fill every chapter, providing plenty of ideas for achieving specific looks. --Veranda
Design editor Linda O'Keeffe's follow-up to 'Brilliant: White in Design', her 2011 book, looks at one of decorating's most classic patterns: stripes. Including work by top talents such as Jamie Drake, Alberto Pinto, and David Rockwell, as well as by artists Daniel Buren, Vanessa Beecroft, and Agnes Martin, this release traces the linear motif's history all the way back to the Paleolithic era and features eye-catching images of architecture, fashion, nature, and interiors. --Architectural Digest
Make a beeline for Linda O'Keeffe's 'Stripes', a straight take on an iconic pattern.... With riotous images including stripe-lined interiors from Christopher Coleman, Todd Oldham, Robert Couturier, and Mary McDonald, it's easy to read between the lines here: from Bendel boxes to zebra print, stripes are a classic; O'Keeffe walks the line with style. --New York Observer
Artists, designers and people who want more colour and frenetic movement in their lives will discover a synonymous resource in Stripes. --The World of Interiors
As decorative effects go, the humble stripe is one of the oldest recognized types of patterning … Linda O'Keeffe has certainly earned hers with this extensively illustrated collection --Creative Review
A detailed exploration of the humble stripe from Coco Chanel to Jean Paul Gautier and its resonance today --Irish Tatler
About the Author
Noted design editor and writer Linda O'Keeffe has been involved in design for over three decades, including sixteen years as the creative director at 'Metropolitan Home' magazine. She currently contributes to a variety of shelter and architecture publications, lectures, moderates panels, and appears regularly on radio and television design programs. She is the author of Brilliant: Design in White (The Monacelli Press, 2011), Shoes: A Celebration of Pumps, Sandals, Slippers & More and The Seven Deadly Sins of Decorating.