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From Maira Kalman, the author of the bestsellers The Principles of Uncertainty and The Elements of Style, comes this beautiful pictorial and narrative exploration of the significance of objects in our lives, drawn from her personal artifacts, recollections, and selections from the collection of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design MuseumWiththan fifty original paintings and featuring bestselling author and illustrator Maira Kalmans signature handwritten prose, My Favorite Things is a poignant and witty meditation on the importance of both quotidian and unusual objects in our culture and private worldsCreated in the same colorful, engaging, and insightful style as her previous works, which have won her fans around the world, My Favorite Things featuresthan fifty objects from both the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and Kalmans personal collections the pocket watch Abraham Lincoln was carrying when he was shot, original editions of Winnie the Pooh and Alice in Wonderland, a handkerchief in memoriam of Queen Victoria, an Ingo Maurer lamp, Rietvelds Z chair, a pair of Toscaninis pants, and photographs Kalman has taken of people walking towards and away from her A pictorial index provides photographs of the actual objects and a short description of them, enhancing the reading experienceAs it speaks to the universal experience and importance of beloved objects in our livesbig and small, famous and privatethis unique work is a fresh way of examining and understanding our society, history, culture, and ourselves