Designers & Books is devoted to publishing lists of books that esteemed members of the design community identify as personally important, meaningful, and formative.

Designers & Books is devoted to publishing lists of books that esteemed members of the design community identify as personally important, meaningful, and formative.

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Mr & Mrs Smith GoldSmith welcome pack of goodies... membership card, hotel collection books, cd, and leather accessories beautifully custom packaged by Burgo Pak. See how surprising and playful the packaging design is.

FEATUREDMr & Mrs Smith GoldSmith welcome pack of goodies... membership card, hotel collection books, cd, and leather accessories beautifully custom packaged by Burgo Pak. See how surprising and playful the packaging design is.

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Tripane by Gerardo Mari for Danese Milano. Multipurpose table where two spectacular metal sheet profiles form three tops and a base through folding. The forms support one another without wasting any material.

Tripane by Gerardo Mari for Danese Milano. Multipurpose table where two spectacular metal sheet profiles form three tops and a base through folding. The forms support one another without wasting any material.

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Kitchen Corners has an underwater cooking photo shoot

Kitchen Corners has an underwater cooking photo shoot

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If all of our planets were as far away as the moon, how large would they appear in the sky? Brad Goodspeed created this video in After Effects, making all the planets in scale with one another.

VIDEOIf all of our planets were as far away as the moon, how large would they appear in the sky? Brad Goodspeed created this video in After Effects, making all the planets in scale with one another.

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"The Splendiferous Array of Culinary Tools" -- A thorough mapping of over 100 tools used in the preparation of delicious food. Printed with real copper ink, the same substance you might find in a fine piece of cookware.

"The Splendiferous Array of Culinary Tools" -- A thorough mapping of over 100 tools used in the preparation of delicious food. Printed with real copper ink, the same substance you might find in a fine piece of cookware.

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'Crayate' is an exciting new crayon based coloring-in app for the iPad. Created by MrBooth using Ben the Illustrator's linework it's great fun for kids and adults.

'Crayate' is an exciting new crayon based coloring-in app for the iPad. Created by MrBooth using Ben the Illustrator's linework it's great fun for kids and adults.

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Richard Mille RM 038 Tourbillon Bubba Watson.

Richard Mille RM 038 Tourbillon Bubba Watson.

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Gestalten.tv interview with Erik Spiekermann who talks about new visual languages, design processes and the analogies of music and typography.

Gestalten.tv interview with Erik Spiekermann who talks about new visual languages, design processes and the analogies of music and typography.

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A conversation between glass artist Oiva Toikka and designer Harri Koskinen on the making of glass design.

A conversation between glass artist Oiva Toikka and designer Harri Koskinen on the making of glass design.

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A planned new waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen will feature an art installation by realities:united that will blow 30-metre smoke rings out of its chimney as a reminder of the pollution it is emitting.

A planned new waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen will feature an art installation by realities:united that will blow 30-metre smoke rings out of its chimney as a reminder of the pollution it is emitting.

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Don't Panic, London talks to Julia DeVille about her kooky habit of making awesome jewelry out of roadkill.

Don't Panic, London talks to Julia DeVille about her kooky habit of making awesome jewelry out of roadkill.

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Hypnotic Record, a beautifully designed, entertainingly written, super conceptual skate campaign taking inspiration from '50s comic book ads.

Hypnotic Record, a beautifully designed, entertainingly written, super conceptual skate campaign taking inspiration from '50s comic book ads.

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MOJO, an innovative stand solution for MObile JOurnalists. The built-in stand functions as a camera support and the two-arm system allows for the stand head to be adjusted in a 360 degree range. Designed by Sebastian Hoek.

MOJO, an innovative stand solution for MObile JOurnalists. The built-in stand functions as a camera support and the two-arm system allows for the stand head to be adjusted in a 360 degree range. Designed by Sebastian Hoek.

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The Daily iPad mag has now launched...

The Daily iPad mag has now launched...

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PP tube 2 chair by british designer Tom Price

PP tube 2 chair by british designer Tom Price

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A nice dose of morning car lust from Porsche. Meet the Porsche Boxster S Black Edition! Gorgeous car, dreamy photos and a fun microsite that lets you be the photographer.

FEATUREDA nice dose of morning car lust from Porsche. Meet the Porsche Boxster S Black Edition! Gorgeous car, dreamy photos and a fun microsite that lets you be the photographer.

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Not to be missed 'Yes is More', a beautiful monographic volume devoted to the Bjarke Ingels Group, in a digital version for iPad. It is the first ebook published by Taschen for Apple’s tablet.

Not to be missed 'Yes is More', a beautiful monographic volume devoted to the Bjarke Ingels Group, in a digital version for iPad. It is the first ebook published by Taschen for Apple’s tablet.

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All the biggest TV series like Californication, Mad Men, Six Feet Under and Lost miniaturized in an ad for Prime Series.

All the biggest TV series like Californication, Mad Men, Six Feet Under and Lost miniaturized in an ad for Prime Series.

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U.S. Snowstorm Seen From Space -  captured By NASA - awesome video!

U.S. Snowstorm Seen From Space - captured By NASA - awesome video!

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What Does Gen-Y Buy? A cool infographic about some general traits of the classic Gen Y'er.

What Does Gen-Y Buy? A cool infographic about some general traits of the classic Gen Y'er.

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My Family, a project by Sonia Verguet capturing the process of recycling chairs and highlighting the relationships between items.

My Family, a project by Sonia Verguet capturing the process of recycling chairs and highlighting the relationships between items.

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The glass kettle Tea Pot, designed by Norm Architects.

The glass kettle Tea Pot, designed by Norm Architects.

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In 2000, the NYC Transit Authority joined the artificial reef building program. Hundreds of stripped/decontaminated subway cars were sent to be dumped in the Atlantic Ocean. Captured in 'Next Stop Atlantic' by Stephen Mallon.

In 2000, the NYC Transit Authority joined the artificial reef building program. Hundreds of stripped/decontaminated subway cars were sent to be dumped in the Atlantic Ocean. Captured in 'Next Stop Atlantic' by Stephen Mallon.

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This Unpredictable Life. A splendid animated spot for Honda allowing you to interact with the characters thanks to an iPhone app. From Wieden + Kennedy London.

This Unpredictable Life. A splendid animated spot for Honda allowing you to interact with the characters thanks to an iPhone app. From Wieden + Kennedy London.

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'Cloud' by Duncan Shotton holds your keys like lightning.

'Cloud' by Duncan Shotton holds your keys like lightning.

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Get inspired for some February feasting with this delectable roundup from Tasteologie.

FEATUREDGet inspired for some February feasting with this delectable roundup from Tasteologie.

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At Wikipedia's official 10th anniversary party, a suspended series of 18 printers with printed physical records of individual contributions, and excerpts summarizing the article edited.  Dean McNamee and Tim Burrell-Saward.

At Wikipedia's official 10th anniversary party, a suspended series of 18 printers with printed physical records of individual contributions, and excerpts summarizing the article edited. Dean McNamee and Tim Burrell-Saward.

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A new ID for an international interior design show, which showcases unique and top-end design-led interior products from the industry's finest suppliers. The graphic is being further developed and will be available to purchase soon.

A new ID for an international interior design show, which showcases unique and top-end design-led interior products from the industry's finest suppliers. The graphic is being further developed and will be available to purchase soon.

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Esper Dominoes are contactless domino tiles that work using wireless technology to create non-touch domino effects.

Esper Dominoes are contactless domino tiles that work using wireless technology to create non-touch domino effects.

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It's their first assignment!  Rhode Island School of Design's Introduction to Furniture Design class shows their stuff with an assignment to make spoons.

It's their first assignment! Rhode Island School of Design's Introduction to Furniture Design class shows their stuff with an assignment to make spoons.

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Poster Boy uses only a razor blade, chopping up subway advertisements and rearranging them to make new, often political pieces. I wonder how long they usually last before they're caught.

Poster Boy uses only a razor blade, chopping up subway advertisements and rearranging them to make new, often political pieces. I wonder how long they usually last before they're caught.

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BIKND Helium ~ amazing bike travel case that lets your bike travel protected in the size of a check in...

BIKND Helium ~ amazing bike travel case that lets your bike travel protected in the size of a check in...

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Google launched Google Arts Project today, bringing their Street View technology into some of the most stunning art museums around the globe. You can virtually walk around, zoom in on artworks, etc. Very cool!

Google launched Google Arts Project today, bringing their Street View technology into some of the most stunning art museums around the globe. You can virtually walk around, zoom in on artworks, etc. Very cool!

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Dragonfly Jet ~ Social Network @ 40,000'  Jet Card Membership.

Dragonfly Jet ~ Social Network @ 40,000' Jet Card Membership.

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Paul Price makes such lovely typographically feel good "street art" - check out the Signs of Affection project

Paul Price makes such lovely typographically feel good "street art" - check out the Signs of Affection project

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This is how you make an internal publication incredible. Lovely design/illustration for a university medical mag by designer Jordan Michael Gray.

This is how you make an internal publication incredible. Lovely design/illustration for a university medical mag by designer Jordan Michael Gray.

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Fantastic photograph of the new team Lotus 2011 F1-car.

Fantastic photograph of the new team Lotus 2011 F1-car.

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When graphic and type designer Andrew Byrom decided it was time for a new desk, he thought of a rather novel way to recycle the old one, chopping it up to make giant business cards

When graphic and type designer Andrew Byrom decided it was time for a new desk, he thought of a rather novel way to recycle the old one, chopping it up to make giant business cards

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Woody and plastic nuts and bolts as furniture ~ Rosemary Anrude at Interiors Birmingham won us over in person

FEATUREDWoody and plastic nuts and bolts as furniture ~ Rosemary Anrude at Interiors Birmingham won us over in person

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What you are really seeing when you look at this pixel-like installation by Stephane Malka are thousands of different size cardboard boxes glued together, then painted.

What you are really seeing when you look at this pixel-like installation by Stephane Malka are thousands of different size cardboard boxes glued together, then painted.

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Gorgeous books as art! This showcase from the students at Birmingham City University proved to be one of the highlights at Interiors Birmingham.

FEATUREDGorgeous books as art! This showcase from the students at Birmingham City University proved to be one of the highlights at Interiors Birmingham.

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The world’s most imposing mountain peaks, and  'prominence' rank in world.  Elegantly designed infographic by Audree Lapierre of FFunction.

The world’s most imposing mountain peaks, and 'prominence' rank in world. Elegantly designed infographic by Audree Lapierre of FFunction.

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The Ropes collection is lighting with a 'twist' from German designer Christian Haas.

The Ropes collection is lighting with a 'twist' from German designer Christian Haas.

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Just how bad is sleep deprivation for you? This infographic from Fast.Co Design takes a look at the data.

Just how bad is sleep deprivation for you? This infographic from Fast.Co Design takes a look at the data.

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More new lighting from Maison & Objet 2011, this time from Reinhard Dienes Studio who have just launched their 'La Grande' lamp.

More new lighting from Maison & Objet 2011, this time from Reinhard Dienes Studio who have just launched their 'La Grande' lamp.

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Staat decided to raise the bar for duty free shops at airports all over the world with their Schiphol Airport Bols Genever experience shop.

Staat decided to raise the bar for duty free shops at airports all over the world with their Schiphol Airport Bols Genever experience shop.

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It's good to be the king (of North Beach). Today on the menu we have an interview with legendary artist/illustrator Jeremy Fish.

It's good to be the king (of North Beach). Today on the menu we have an interview with legendary artist/illustrator Jeremy Fish.

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