August 12, 2014

Just when we tell you about the Impossible Collection of Watches, Assouline also announces another addition in the series, The Impossible Collection of Design, a stunning volume covering some of the most important design objects of the 20th Century:

“Chosen by design expert Frédéric Chambre, this selection of furniture designs unspools…



June 12, 2014

Monocle follows up their first book, The Monocle Guide to Better Living, with a new book for the business-minded:

“The Monocle Guide to Good Business is a book for would-be business leaders, start-ups and established companies that feel it’s time for some new ideas. It’s a book to be used -…



February 3, 2014

Phaidon documents the huge influence of Japanese design in “WA: The Essence of Japanese”:

“Through some 300 objects this book explores contemporary Japanese design: from everyday objects and packaging to interior design and lighting elements. Ultimately the book aims to explore the way in which Japanese design manages to harness its…



January 27, 2014

Kings County Distillery is New York City’s oldest operating whiskey distillery, the owners have applied their knowledge, passion and precision into a manual for how to make homemade whiskey – The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: How to Make and Drink Whiskey. The book´s first chapter is an…



November 18, 2013

Jony Ive – The Genius behind Apple´s Greatest Products is released today, it is written by Leander Kahney, the bestselling author of Inside Steve´s Brain. This is the first book to focus on Ive, by many considered the most influential technology innovator in the world. Very little is widely…



October 10, 2013

If you’re going to make your way through Europe on a bicycle, you’re going to want to have Rapha’s new City Cycling Guides along for the ride. Comprised of eight pocket-sized books covering eight of the major cycling-friendly cities in Europe. Each guide is illustrated by an individual artist and…



October 8, 2013

For the Apple-obsessed or anyone who appreciates design, comes an incredibly comprehensive coffee table book that covers the full breadth of Apple design. From the Apple 1 to the packaging that surrounded our iDevices, Iconic showcases 650 photos culled from a collection of 150,000 images of Apple product.

“With a breathtaking…



October 4, 2013

London´s Design Museum recently published the book “Fifty Bicycles That Changed the World”. The book takes a chronological look at the world´s most popular form of transport, illustrated beautifully with high-performance cycles to practical run-arounds, conceptual bikes to commercial models. It features the 50 most important, pivotal bicycles from around…



August 12, 2013

I have been a true fanatic of “Lovemarks” series of books since 2004 when Kevin Roberts, Chief Executive Officer Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi, released the first book. Naturally, when the new edition, “Loveworks,” was released in June 2013, I was all over it – not only for the…



August 6, 2013

Whether you aspire to be the next Guccio Gucci or are just curious how one builds a luxury empire, Assouline’s latest title gives us a look into the elements that take it to the next level and continue to do so:

“With an in-depth analysis of the ever-evolving luxury market and…


Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles

May 28, 2013

A must have for any designer or font snob, Taschen beautifully chronicles and visualizes over three centuries of typeface design in “Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles”:
“This book offers a connoisseur’s overview of typeface design, exploring the most elegant fonts from the history of publishing. Taken from…


The Monocle Guide to Better Living

May 20, 2013

Cool guy favorite, Monocle, offers up its first book, a volume on quality of life with The Monocle Guide to Better Living:

“In an informative and entertaining collection of writing, reports and recommendations, we’ve surveyed the locations, products and ideas that are inspiring better living across the globe.

The 400-page book features…


Unique Horizontal Book Storage

February 5, 2013

Not only is the structure made of books placed horizontally, but their draped areas also serve as place holders for the page you left off on. Learn more of this natural made piece….


Zipmark Bookmark Book Page

November 19, 2012

Zipmark zipper bookmark this zipper is bound to open your book on the right page! Zipmark is by Peleg Design. Colors : Red, Blue, Green.

More Info…


Tower Bookcase Unfolds into A Dividing Screen

November 12, 2012

‘B-OK’ furniture is a cubic tower situated on feet that holds books perfectly in slots to create an interesting geometric pattern filled with your favorite titles. See its other forms here….


Passion Beer Journal by Moleskine

November 2, 2012

Avid beer drinkers will certainly see the value in keeping a Beer Journal, and who better to design that journal than the folks at Moleskine. Learn more about the Moleskine Beer Journal….


Where Chefs Eat

October 23, 2012

In a world full of angry Yelp reviewers and social media savvy foodies, its about time that we get a compendium of eatery knowledge from the people who know it best, Chefs. Over 400 of the world’s best chefs have compiled over 2,300 recommendations from spots around the world in…

Books as Data

October 1, 2012


The James Bond Archives

September 14, 2012

Taschen marks the 50th Anniversary of everyone’s favorite super spy with a definitive, 600 page book covering the making of every 007 flick in the upcoming book, The James Bond Archives:

“To celebrate 50 years of this innovative franchise, EON Productions opened their archives of photos, designs, storyboards, and production materials…


Massive River of 10,000 Discarded Books Rages Through Melbourne

September 12, 2012

If you were in Melbourne this past June, you may have run into a gargantuan installation right on the city streets. For The Light in Winter festival, Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus was commissioned to create a work of art that, quite literally, stopped traffic. 10,000 discarded books, donated by public…


The New York Times, 36 Hours: 125 Weekends in Europe

August 19, 2012

Taschen and the NY Times follow up the acclaimed and comprehensive travel guide, 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada with a new title that collects Times’ 36 Hours columns for Europe:

“Culture, history, natural beauty, fine cuisine, artistic masterpieces, cutting-edge architecture and style—Europe overflows with so many riches…

TED Books

July 21, 2012


Old School Leather Book Strap

July 4, 2012

Although we may be too old to remember the days of using book straps, it doesn’t stop us from wanting one for ourselves. Backpacks completely revolutionized the industry making old school book straps obsolete, but after seeing this we wouldn’t be surprised by a comeback.

Hand crafted in Portland, Oregon by…


Paul Smith A to Z

May 17, 2012

Knighted designer and menswear icon Paul Smith speaks to author Olivier Wicker in “Paul Smith A to Z”, a new book (June 1, $30) that chronicles the history and inspiration of the famed label through interviews and photography taken by Smith himself. Link…


Star Wars Logo Bookend Set

March 29, 2012

The book ends split the iconic Star Wars icon in half, and the best part is that they will work perfectly as DVD ends for your movie collection for those of you that prefer not to read. Check out more photos of the Star Wars Logo Bookend Set here!…


Royal Oak

March 16, 2012

Audemars Piguet is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic Royal Oak with a tome ($130) worthy of its storied history:

“To mark the 40th anniversary of the Royal Oak in due style, Audemars Piguet is proud to announce the publication of a 300-page book on the history of this legendary…


Leather iPad Case by Makr Carry Goods

March 14, 2012

This is the most stylish ipad case we have come across, it´s by american crafters Makr Carry Goods, they say: “The Makr iPad Case/Multi-Use pocket is built on the ideas and patterning of our flap wallet but with a hidden cordovan closure instead of the horizontal keeper. Being that the…


Domus Bookends

March 13, 2012

These DOMUS bookends are beautiful. (FYI: site is in German)…

The Joy Of Books

January 12, 2012

After organizing their bookshelf almost a year ago, Sean Ohlenkamp & Lisa Blonder Ohlenkamp decided to take it to the next level. They spent many sleepless nights moving, stacking, and animating books at Type bookstore in Toronto….


Vaja Libretto Case for iPad 2

January 11, 2012

PurelyGadgets are pleased to announce the Vaja leather case range to their website.

Vaja produce some of the best handcrafted and stylish cases money can buy, they follow the perfect balance of form, function and fashion. Each one of Vaja’s products is handcrafted with extreme care and attention to the…


Book of Art

November 14, 2011

I am completely mesmerized by these works of art by Issac Salazar. Fantastic….


Design*Sponge at Home

September 14, 2011

Grace Bonney, force behind the blog Design*Sponge, just came out with a book calledDesign*Sponge at Home. (Available as a digital version as well.)

The book includes tours of 70 real-life interiors featuring artists and designers, DIY projects, step-by-step tutorials, Before & After makeovers submitted by her readers and essential tips on…

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