psst! — Book Smart
The Impossible Collection of Cars, The Impossible Collection (fine art), and The Impossible Collection of Fashion, $695 each, from Just Fabulous! in Palm Springs.
Transforming tabletops to top tables, Assouline — known for its luxurious, oversized books on fashion, art, travel, and design — gives you no choice but to judge the book by its owner. These montages of ultimate collections promote sophisticated conviviality, steering (usually) meaningless conversations about the weather toward that story from Lake Como, where you raced George Clooney in an Aston Martin. Each edition is numbered, hand-bound in linen, and exploding with rich content that inspires readers to dream big.