Our current favourite book is Handcrafted Modern, by American photographer and writer Leslie Williamson, who visited, photographed and wrote about some of the most memorable US homes owned by modernist architects and designers.

Williamson visited the homes of the late Charles and Ray Eames, George Nakashima, Harry Bertoia, Russel Wright (below and above), and Walter Gropius (bottom) among others.

As a whole, the book offers a counterpoint to anyone who suggests modernist design is minimal and cold-hearted, as all of the homes featured in it are warm, humane and utterly seductive.

Leslie Williams has posted outtakes from some of her shoots, as well as other work, on her blog, http://lesliewilliamsonphoto.blogspot.com/ But the beautifully produced book is the thing we like the best.