While we love new products and finding inspiration, sometimes it's gratifying to discover a little more about the meaning and motivations of this designed world we live in. If you're looking to do a little self-education this fall, this just might be the book for you.
Not only does it contain essays from great design thinkers such as Buckminster Fuller and Sir Nikolaus, but Design Studies also deals with current design trends such as the evolution of the cell phone (the photo of a older Nokia phones is priceless!) and what architecture says about cultural identity. Basically this is book for all design geeks (which is a flag, we proudly wave!) Do you have any other design history books to recommend?
Design Studies: A Reader, edited by Hazel Clark and David Brody was just published this summer.