"I'm a big scrapbooker. I'm working on my first digital scrapbook, using blurb.com, on gardens in France — I took more than 3,000 pictures last summer — and my next book, coming out this fall, is on scrapbooks. It's my way to relax. I go to my worktable with my baskets of sheets and prints, turn on my iPad, and listen to audiobooks or TED talks. Some of my favorite speakers: Arianna Huffington on sleep...she will crack you up! Ben Dunlap, on a passionate life. Stuart Brown...says play is more than just fun — listen up!"
Moss assembled a "Wall of Dames" in her study: "all portraits of women who inspire me, like Babe Paley, Gloria Guinness, Elizabeth Taylor. They look at my back when I'm at my desk, so I think of them as my guardian angels." She had the desk, and the credenza against the wall, made to order. "I like to spread out, so the work surface is six by three feet. I like to be able to quickly see and grab whatever I need, so there are more open shelves than drawers. I don't want to go fishing through filing cabinets — not to mention that they're so ugly." Along with fashion, photography, social history, and complete sets of Edith Wharton and Colette, the bookshelves hold more than 50 of Moss's scrapbooks.