Whether you’re looking to refresh your home or workspace, or you’re a professional builder or designer looking for new ideas this year, we’re excited to share our curated collection of must-read books for inspiration. One of our new year’s resolutions was to learn something new in 2018, and we’re sure that these outstanding books will do just that.
By: Harry Pearce
Do you find beauty in the simple, natural elements that surround us each day - or are they possible to overlook? Pearce’s book challenges us to explore the beautiful intricacies of the things around us - from dirt to quirky sidewalks and streets - through alluring imagery.
By: Arthur Gensler with Michael Lindenmayer
Published by Wilson Lafferty
Arthur Gensler, who founded Gensler in 1965, partnered with Michael Lindenmayer, entrepreneur, educator, and writer, to share a guide to well-tested business ideas for those running professional firms of any size. From culture and leadership to strategy and daily work life, this book dives into how to succeed.
By: Alice Rawsthorn
Published by The Overlook Press, Peter Mayer Publishers, Inc.
Design is all around us - and it spans both continents and centuries. Rawsthorn’s popular read discovers where contemporary design meets both aspects of history and today. It explores the idea that design has no limits - and how it will continue to evolve.
By: Cary Telander Fortin and Kyle Louise Quilici
Published by Sasquatch Books
In an ever-changing world, many people are embracing the power of simplicity in life and in design. This book explores the idea of minimalism while embracing sustainable living. From decluttering a space to using healthy materials, the theme of this book is all about healthy, intentional living.
By: Ellen Lupton
Published by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Ellen Lupton believes that design should reflect a strong narrative. She explores this conversation through the psychology of visual perception - how design makes us feel and the tools to achieve that effect.
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