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Escapology

Modern Cabins, Cottages and Retreats

Globe and Mail Canadian Nonfiction Bestseller

Awarded Honourable Mention in the Pictorial Category by the Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada

Escapology is an eclectic mix of inspiring spaces that perfectly captures Colin and Justin’s enthusiasm for design and their passion for beautiful getaways.”—Brian Gluckstein, interior designer and author of Brian Gluckstein: The Art of Home

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“The first time I saw this book, I lost all sense of time and was thrown into a complete state of calm and fascination: not only for the architecture and design, but also the locations featured. Every escape melted into its setting with ease. During times like these, what could be more appropriate than creating homes that aren’t only different, but that suggest an alternative way of life. Everyone knows I feast on texture, and this book showcases all that and more. Just gorgeous!”

—Kelly Hoppen, MBE, author of The Art of Interior Design

Book Description

Part style bible and lifestyle manual, Escapology, by the talented interior designer duo Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan, features a beautifully photographed collection of retreats to inspire peaceful and quiet living. From a tranquil lakeside getaway to a rustic cottage nestled deep within a Nordic forest, from a robust mountain lodge to a breathtaking tree house, this book explores the intricate relationship between architecture, design, and the desire for cabin lovers and cottage dreamers to escape into nature.

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Press

“Expect to be wowed.”

Style at Home

Colin and Justin on their new book ‘Escapology’

Global News

CTV Ottawa

CTV Your Morning

“Whether you’re looking to build your own place on a remote lake or prefer to Airbnb, this book is filled with inspiration and possibility.”

New York Post

Escape the Winter with Escapology

Invest in Style

“Will leave you pining for the serenity of nature.”

Globe and Mail

Escapology could have been a book filled with inspirational cabin photographs and I would have purchased it, and perhaps that would have been enough to take me on an adventure, but this book is so much more than that. Each and every cabin has so much depth to it that I could fill an entire day just looking at one cabin. The cabins felt almost like meditations, with the detail so rich I could imagine myself stepping into each one of them.”

Avocado Diaries

Celebrity designers Colin & Justin invite you to escape to this stunning property

Reno + Décor 

Creating a space you can escape to

CP24

Escapology is an enchanting invitation to leave urban life behind.”

Foreword Review

“The 256-page tome is equal parts inspiring and informative.”

Cowboys & Indians

Art Books 2020

Galleries West

“This stunning book of retreats by the Scottish interior designers Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan could not tap into the zeitgeist more if it tried.”

Livingetc

Design duo Colin and Justin on their brand new book Escapology

Etalk

Four Tree House-Like Pods Form an Enchanting Retreat in Mexico

Dwell

“. . . with the turbulence we’ve all experienced this year, we may need a much earlier dose of escapism.”

Forbes

Colin and Justin chat about their new book

Breakfast Television Toronto

Covet & Crave

Santa Barbara Life & Style Magazine

Colin & Justin

Breakfast Television Vancouver

“The 256-page book begins by pulling at your heart and informing your mind.”

Boomer

“A gorgeous collection of stunning retreats across Canada and around the globe.”

Christy Writes

Q & A with Colin and Justin

PoppyTalk

“The following photograph-filled tomes provide plenty of fodder for all your decorating daydreams.”

Adirondack Life

Colin and Justin Book Interview

Kiss FM Roz and Mocha

“The book features 24 unique escapes from right here in Canada to destinations in the U.S., Mexico, Scotland, England, Norway, Sweden and South Africa [. . .] Readers can escape to them all from the comfort of their couch through the book’s 236 pages.”

Post City Magazine

Escapology: Modern Cabins, Cottages and Retreats, as the title describes, is about getting away from it all into nature, along with entirely stylish homes.”

Vancouver Sun

The Home Front: Keen to Escape?

MSN

The Home Front: Keen to Escape?

The Calgary Herald

The Home Front: Keen to Escape?

The Recorder

The Home Front: Keen to Escape?

Entertainment News

The Home Front: Keen to Escape?

Thinking Port

The Home Front: Keen to Escape?

SY Feed

The Home Front: Keen to Escape?

Community Press

The Home Front: Keen to Escape?

The Kingston Whig

“Colin McAllister & Justin Ryan pay a way overdue Skype visit to Morning Live with their stunning new book of modern-day retreats called Escapology.”

CHCH Morning Live

Cabin fever at its finest

Khachi Life Magazine

“Colin and Justin discuss falling in love with Canada’s cottage country, and why their new book, Escapology, offers the escape we all need.”

City Life Magazine

“As Cottage Life prepares for its first virtual home event, Colin and Justin take to the digital stage with a run down of what lies in store…”

Toronto Sun

“Celebrity designers Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan spark serious wanderlust with their new book.”

Reno & Décor

Escapology with Colin & Justin

Post City Magazine

“The eclectic mix of abodes is at once breathtaking and inspirational.”

Invest in Style Magazine

Escapology

Marquee Magazine

Escapology is part style bible and lifestyle manual and yes — it’s all the goals.”

Wandereater

Colin and Justin release new book

Breakfast Television Calgary

“Takes readers across the world with a collection of shelters that inspire quiet, tranquil living.”

Atlanta Homes Magazine

Design duo Colin & Justin teach us the art of escapology

Cityline

“Do you dream of escaping the city and living far from the madding crowd, in a remote forest or by a crystal clear lake? Throughout the pages of Escapology, Colin and Justin’s latest style tome, peek into the escapes of the brave people who’ve done precisely that.”

Luxe Magazine

“Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan are as bright and cheery as ever.”

HELLO Magazine

“Prepare to swoon.”

Canada’s Local Gardener

Designing a Cottage on a Budget

Cottage Country Lifestyle Magazine

“As lovers of the rural idyll, it’s been our pleasure to gather such compelling inventory: content we hope, that will inspire and excite in equal measure.”

Toronto Sun

The great escape

Calgary Sun

With Colin & Justin

Home in the Highlands

Creating an escape with home design

CTV Vancouver

There’s no escaping great ideas

Mail on Sunday

“This coffee table book is the perfect addition to your living room.”

Yahoo!

In the Design Lounge

Gray Magazine

Practice ‘self-love’ this Valentine’s Day

Toronto Sun

“This book by Scottish interior designers and TV hosts Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan will have you desperate to flee the big city as fast as possible.”

Sharp Magazine

Is now the time to buy a cottage?

Toronto Sun, Winnipeg Sun

TV Stars on Mishaps, Mayhem, and Meltdowns

Herald Scotland

Escaping at home: Colin and Justin’s new book has East Coast connection

Saltwire, The Chronicle Herald

The Art of Escape

Real Style Network

“The ideal getaway relies on the perfect juxtaposition of elements: the company, the food, the wine, and above all, the location. These idyllic retreats from the book Escapology: Modern Cabins, Cottages and Retreats showcase some of the globe’s most sought-after escapes.”

Eatable (Australia)

Design Book of the Week

House Beautiful

“If you long for a rustic paradise on a beach, in the forest, or in the mountains, a new book by Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan will certainly appeal to you.”

Herald Whig 

 

Praise

Escapology is an eclectic mix of inspiring spaces that perfectly captures Colin and Justin’s enthusiasm for design and their passion for beautiful getaways.”

—Brian Gluckstein, interior designer and author of Brian Gluckstein: The Art of Home

“The first time I saw this book, I lost all sense of time and was thrown into a complete state of calm and fascination: not only for the architecture and design, but also the locations featured. Every escape melted into its setting with ease. During times like these, what could be more appropriate than creating homes that aren’t only different, but that suggest an alternative way of life. Everyone knows I feast on texture, and this book showcases all that and more. Just gorgeous!”

—Kelly Hoppen, MBE, author of The Art of Interior Design

“Expect to be wowed by immersive pictorial visits to 24 homes around the world (including Colin and Justin’s Ontario getaway, pictured here). That’s followed up by a deep dive into what makes each home work in terms of archi­tecture, interior design and as escapes into the natural world. There is a ton of useful info for those dreaming about or planning their ideal escape, but even if a sec­ond home isn’t on your radar, Escapology is really about creating a home that best suits you.”

Style at Home

“It’s a virtual getaway, perfect for the times we’re living in.”

HELLO Magazine

Escapology explores the merits of suffusing your home or cottage with a whisper of laid-back style and is full of practical information.”

Toronto Sun

“Escape is currently a very on trend word given the current situation and it’s not just about location. Interiors can be escapist as well and you’ll find both in […] Escapology.”

—Tracy Moore, host of Cityline

“In their fourth book, Colin and Justin turn their focus to cottage country, including their own place on Ontario’s Drag Lake, where they glory in the peace and quiet of cottage living. Seductive images of weekend escapes from all over the world are balanced by practical tips for buyers.”

Canadian House & Home

“Do you dream of escaping the city and living far from the madding crowd, in a remote forest, or by a crystal-clear lake? Throughout the pages of Escapology, Colin and Justin’s latest style tome, peek into the escapes of the brave people who’ve done precisely that.”

Luxe Magazine

“If you would love to live surrounded by nature, this book is for you. If you have a passion for creative home architecture, this book is for you. And if you have ever even thought about having a second home in a beautiful location, this book is for you. The collection of escape-to-nature homes in Escapology: Modern Cabins, Cottages and Retreats provides inspiration and information on rural escapes all over the world.”

Boomer Magazine

“Autumnal colors and cozy seasonal getaways are on full display in Colin McAllister’s and Justin Ryan’s new book Escapology. From treehouses and mountain lodges to lakeside getaways, the book takes readers across the world with a collection of shelters that inspire quiet, tranquil living.”

Atlanta Homes Magazine

“Prepare to swoon as you browse 24 inspirational respites, and 150 beautiful rooms…”

Local Gardener

“Always being on top of the wave of modern trends, interior designer duo Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan have nailed it again. This talented pair have curated a beautifully photographed collection of contemporary cabins and modern-day shelters that not only celebrate the splendor of being in a woodland retreat but also design that embraces perfection amid a natural landscape. “

KHACHILIFE Magazine

“For those of us wishing to make a mad dash from the urban sprawl, interior designers Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan have curated a new book, Escapology: Modern Cabins, Cottages and Retreats. […] which explores the intricate relationship between cabin architecture and interior design. When both are in harmony, it can inspire a new way of life, one that is rooted in beauty and nature—and where one can tune out the noise and truly decompress. Or, at the very least, nab some design tips for wherever one presently calls home.”

—Tanya Klich, Forbes

“Right now couldn’t be a better time to escape, or dream at least. […] Escapology, Modern Cabins, Cottages and Retreats, is a new interiors book by two of Canada’s greatest imports, Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan who divide their time between homes in Canada and their beloved Scotland. […] Their newest book “is dedicated to those who choose to leave the city in pursuit of a greater connection to nature and a quieter way of living and to those who dream of following their example”. And now more than ever, I think each and everyone of us can relate. So this book comes at a perfect time, and the best kind of book to give as a gift this holiday season.”

—Jan Halvarson, Poppytalk

“What’s the one thing on every Torontonian’s mind this time of year? Getting away. Anyone who had a vacation planned for this year likely had to cancel it due to the pandemic, leaving us all dreaming of the perfect escape. Well, interior design duo Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan have put those dreams on paper with their new book, Escapology: Modern Cabins, Cottages and Retreats. The book features 24 unique escapes from right here in Canada to destinations in the U.S., Mexico, Scotland, England, Norway, Sweden and South Africa. The book also features a couple of their own projects, such as a log cabin in Muskoka and their own cabin that they use as a rental. Readers can escape to them all from the com- fort of their couch through the book’s 236 pages.”

—Nikki Gill, TRNTO

“You wouldn’t be alone. Particularly this year. If you live in the city and fancy getting out of town, you can do it vicariously through the latest book out by effusive interior designers and TV presenters Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan. Escapology: Modern Cabins, Cottages and Retreats, as the title describes, is about getting away from it all into nature, along with entirely stylish homes.”

—Rebecca Keillor, Vancouver Sun

“Looking for more woodsy armchair travel? Pick up this tome full of dreamy remote retreats, from lakeside cottages to woodland cabins, all selected by Scottish designers and TV hosts Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan.”

—Hadley Keller, House Beautiful

BOOK DETAILS

  • Hardcover
  • 8.5 × 10.5 inches
  • 256 pages
  • 978-1-77327-124-8
  • $39.99 CAD / $34.99 USD
  • October 2020