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Can clothing have a sense of humor? Find out when fashion and product designer Paul Smith joins Frances Anderton. Plus "Top Tech innovations" from Popular Science's Suzanne Kantra and suggestions for some divine design gifts from Robert Barratt Hennessey & Ingalls.


Holiday Design Books & Where to Find Them:Following are a selection of design books recommended by Robert Barrett,manager of Hennessey & Ingalls, and Frances Anderton, host of DnA. Pricesand availability may vary depending on booksellers.

Class Act: William Haines, Legendary Hollywood Decorator by Peter Schifando (Pointed Leaf Press, $95.00)Antiques in Italian Interiors by Roberto Valeriani (Verbavolant, $85.00)Elements of Style by Michael S. Smith (Rizzoli, $45.00)My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living by Jonathan Adler (Regan Books, $34.95)L.A. Artland by Chris Kraus, et al (Black Dog Publishing, $29.95)George Washington Smith, Architect of the Spanish Colonial Revival by Patricia Gebhard (Gibbs Smith, $39.95)Art Invention HouseCalifornia Design: The Legacy of West Coast Craft and Style by Jo Lauria and Suzanne Baizerman with foreward by Eudora Moore and introduction by Donald Albrecht (Chronicle Books, $29.95)Los Angeles: Photographs by Tim Street-Porter with introduction by Diane Keaton (Rizzoli, $195.00)The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture by Alanna Stang and Christopher Hawthorne (Princeton Architectural Books, $45.00)Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses, Photographs by Alan Weintraub and text by Alan Hess, with essays by Kenneth Frampton, Thomas S. Hines, BruceBrooks Pfeiffer, Kathryn Smith, Margo Stipe and Eric Lloyd Wright (Rizzoli, $75.00)At Home With The Makers of Style by Grant Scott and Samantha Scott-Jeffries (Thames & Hudson, $45.00)For more design books, the highly-literate bloggers at Design Observer have compiled an expansive list of books they love to give and receive

by Michael Webb (Rizzoli, $75.00)

You can buy any of these books online (by clicking on the links above) or try any of these great LA bookshops.Hennessy + Ingalls, 214 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica (310-458-9074)MOCA Store, 250 S Grand Ave, Downtown (213-621-1710) and 447 Main St, Santa Monica (310-396-9833)LA Phil Store at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Avenue, Downtown (213-972-3440)Arcana Books, 1229 Third St Promenade, Santa Monica (310-458-1499)Soap Plant & Wacko, 4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Feliz (323-663-0122)Giant Robot, 2015 Sawtelle Blvd, West LA (310-479-7311)

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