Credit: Mike Morgan
Eva Hagberg has written for just about every architecture and design magazine in the country, including this one. In Dark Nostalgia, she explores a design trend that started a couple of years ago: Bars, restaurants, and hotels moving from the starkly (and Starck-ly) modern to the lushly nostalgic, with deep tones and rich fabrics that, for a time, were all but verboten. Hagberg collects 26 projects from around the world—though a healthy majority are in her old stomping grounds of New York—and examines how the design and materials allude to the history of the sites, while adding their own modern twist.
$45; The Monacelli Press