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).