A carefully selected set of coffee table books make a great statement. They’re form and function typified. They highlight your interests, entertain restless guests and they look great as well. Inspired by today’s entry, I recommend The White House in Miniature: Based on the White House Replica by John, Jan, and the Zweifel Family. This book tells the story of a family that spent over 30 years building a 1 foot-to-1 inch scale of the White House, down to the smallest details like working televisions and handpainted mini portraits.