Life’s a Beach, published by gestalten



Gestalten is a unique publisher that is actively reimagining the industry. With an extensive range of titles, the brand not only seeks to enhance and to enrich readers' lives, but to continually engage with the surrounding creative landscape. Gestalten began with a focus on the aesthetic, particularly that of graphic design and, over the last two decades, has broadened the scope of its content. Today, the brand uses observations of culture, people, and art to document vital movements in architecture, visual culture, design and fashion, escapism, food and beverages, travel, and contemporary art.

With the rush of salty air and the sound of waves crashing against the shore, the sea has a strong and relaxing hold on the mind. In turn, this lifestyle of respite is reflected in local architecture and interior design. Life’s A Beach takes readers into beach homes around the world, from the coasts of Australia to the shores of Brazil to the remote islands of the Aegean Sea. From humble beach cottages to extraordinary modern bungalows, these spaces are designed for rest and relaxation, and for enjoying the surroundings to their fullest extent.


  • Dimensions: 9” x 11.5”
  • Hardcover
  • Half cloth binding
  • 304 pages