Cortney Novogratz

"Like everything else we do, we tried to put our own unique stamp on the book and make it different than anything else out there on the market."

on May 18, 2010

This week’s episode was among our favorite filming experiences on 9 by Design. It features our design book, DOWNTOWN CHIC, which we worked on so hard, poured our hearts into, and were so gratified by how well-received it was all around the world. It was a great way to connect with people on the subjects of both design and our family experiences creating homes! Like everything else we do, we tried to put our own unique stamp on the book and make it different than anything else out there on the market.

When we finally chose a publisher for the book, we decided on Rizzoli—because of their great reputation, a rich history of art and design books, and the fact that they published books we loved, like Tom Ford and Ralph Lauren. It was all a big deal for us, and the experience has been a very happy and rewarding one! We are working on a second book now.

This episode begins in New York, and ends up at a book signing we did in London. We took the four older kids, and left Five, Holly and Major at home. We really wanted the older kids to get a chance to explore London, and the younger kids will get a chance to go when they can appreciate the experience more. We really hit up all the sights, both historical and just plain fun, like a trip to the London Eye! That was amazing on so many levels.