Are you up for a little design school extra credit? Check out this book by Paola Antonelli, the Senior Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), entitled Humble Masterpieces: Everyday Marvels of Design. One of my favorites to flip through for basic inspiration on design, creativity and art.
The book considers the design of simple, everyday objects, usually not contemplated on a daily basis. From the ice cream cone to ear plugs to the Post-It-Note (created by Art Fry in 1931, pictured above), Humble Masterpieces offers a contemplative and introspective look at the most unassuming pieces of expert design.
Pick it up at your local, independent bookstore or on Amazon, $22. See also, Maxwell's thoughts on this book.
(Images: Francesco Mosto for Harper Collins).