They say it’s better to give than to receive, and, around the holidays, people tend to give with open hearts and open wallets. We love that warm, fuzzy feeling of generosity when we surprise a best friend with the best gift or contribute to meaningful charities. Lucky for you design-minded gifters, we have a feel-good opportunity in store from Magni Design – and you can score a little something for yourself in the process!

Palatial Escape

We are thrilled to recommend a book by James Magni of LA-based design firm Magni Design and Magni Home Collection. Eponymously titled Magni Modernism, the tome displays the designer’s sensibilities through 14 private residences found in such diverse locales as Beverly Hills, Mexico City, Jackson Hole, Aspen, and Moscow. Boasting captivating chapters titled “Beverly Hills Treehouse,” “China Cove: Endless Summer,” and “Palatial Escape,” this peek inside Magni’s world of modern design is enchanting. With the purchase of this fantastic coffee table staple, you have a shot at winning one of two pieces of Magni furniture, a Metropolitan Barstool or an Amsterdam Table.

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Magni has built an enviable reputation as the leading designer of sexy, elegant and luxurious interior spaces, earning him a spot in the “Top 100” designers named by Architectural Digest. The book complements Magni’s cinematic interiors of these magnificent homes, reflects his training as an architect, and provides eye candy in the form of dramatic lines, open spaces, and spectacular views. Each residence is beautifully captured in photographs and accompanied by insightful and engaging text by design writer Marc Kristal.

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How to enter: After purchasing Magni Modernism on Amazon, email a copy of your receipt to to automatically be entered to win one of the two fabulous pieces. It’s priced at just $40 for 240 pages of interior design eye candy, leaving you with some extra cash to pair with a bookmark or gift card to the recipient’s favorite coffee joint (and if the recipient is yourself, you know just what cup o’ joe will do the trick).