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Grab a cup of coffee and get ready to spruce up your home with these reads


Reward yourself with a couple of good reads this weekend with these two must-have books.

Picks by Dagny Madamba, Paula de Guzman, and Tala Singson. Photographed by Dairy Darilag and Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

Read the original article ("45 Must-Read Books”) in the June 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details. 

On furniture design

Furniture Design: An Introduction to Development, Materials and Manufacturing by Stuart Lawson

Get started on furniture design by learning the basics. This book highlights questions about function, materials, manufacture and sustainability. Delve deeper into the topic and read the case studies covering materials and manufacture-led design processes.

P1,745, National Bookstore

On renovation and DIY

Handmade Walls: 22 Inspiring Ideas to Bring Your Walls to Life By Jamin And Ashley Mills

Can't afford to buy that catchy decor or furniture piece? Liven up your space with projects that you made on your own. Showcase family photographs and turn ordinary items into instant art. This book is perfect for those who want to fill their homes with personality. Handmade Walls offers tons of ideas to turn your house into a home without breaking the bank.

P1,049, National Bookstore

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