STUFFSeriously? Were there ever a book that fits the Lost Cowboy aesthetic it is: Stuff: The M(Group) Interactive Guide to Collecting, Decorating With, and Learning About, Wonderful and Unusual Things by Carey Maloney.

In this wonderfully dense book, full of evocative photographs and inspirational artwork, Mr. Maloney presents a treasure trove of ideas for anyone, like me, who loves “stuff.”

About Stuff: The M(Group) Interactive Guide to Collecting, Decorating With, and Learning About, Wonderful and Unusual Things by Carey Maloney: Stuff invites the reader inside the homes of impassioned collectors, detailing the wide variety of art and objects that go into the creation of M(Group)’s complex, richly layered, and beautifully orchestrated interiors. A unique interactive digital recognition technology allows readers to delve deep into 40 captivating topics, expanding the scope of the book to include cyberlinks to the world’s great museum collections, the most important dealers, and the most illuminating research resources. Enter M(Group)’s world of wonderfully diverse spaces and learn about an array of esoteric and varied subjects, from anatomical models to Australian aboriginal art, pre-Columbian pottery to Coromandel screens, and taxidermy to Tiffany lamps, all accompanied by personal anecdotes as witty and insightful as the homes M(Group) designs.”

Stuff is the type of book you will keep around and find yourself referring to all the time for inspiration and validation. Validation for all those “treasures” you have accumulated over the years that you didn’t know what to with so they ended up in boxes in the barn (#hoarder). OK, enough about me.

As the late great George Carlin once said in a classic routine: life is about finding “a place for my stuff.” With a guide like Stuff, you will find more ways than you can imagine to turn your stuff into fabulous interior design.

Stuff: The M(Group) Interactive Guide to Collecting, Decorating With, and Learning About, Wonderful and Unusual Things by Carey Maloney is available from Amazon and other fine retailers.

Bonus: see a bit of George Carlin’s A Place for my Stuff routine on YouTube here.