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Yves Behar

Yves Behar’s

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Industrial Designer

When it comes to good design, and further, design that does good, Swiss designer and founder of Fuseproject, Yves Behar is probably one of the first names that comes to mind, so much so that he’s practically a household name: He’s the Chief Creative Officer of Jawbone, for one, plus he’s also redesigned the Sodastream, the NYC condom logo, and designed the laptop for One Laptop Per Child, a program that distributes low-cost laptops to underprivileged children worldwide. Needless to say, we were curious to know what inspires this visionary.

Design as Art by Bruno Munari

DESIGN AS ART by Bruno Munari

“A classic design book about the ideas that drove Bruno Munari, the pioneer of Italian design, and what drives design to this day.”

John Severson's SURF by John Severson

JOHN SEVERSON’S SURF by John Severson

“From the godfather of surf culture, John Severson, photography, film and graphics that are both pioneering and visually inspiring. The pacing of the stories and images is perfect, both raw and authentic.”

Art + Place, Phaidon

ART + PLACE

“Art that surrounds us in our cities and in nature, from New York to Rio de Janeiro. In those mesmerizing images, we can’t forget that art makes us belong to the spaces that surround us.”

Eames: Beautiful Details by Eames Demetrios, Charles Eames, Ray Eames

EAMES: BEAUTIFUL DETAILS by Eames Demetrios, Charles Eames, and Ray Eames

“This is a book about how Charles and Ray Eames lived a designer’s life, rather than worked a designer’s life. Surrounded by works, art, experiments and family, the full breadth of their work, and life, is better understood in this compendium of all things Eames.”

The Americans by Robert Frank, introduction by Jack Kerouac

THE AMERICANS BY ROBERT FRANK introduction by Jack Kerouac

“The quintessential classic of American photography published in 1959.”

Living in a Modern Way - California Design 1930 – 1965 by Wendy Kaplan

CALIFORNIA DESIGN, 1930-1945: LIVING IN A MODERN WAY by Wendy Kaplan

“Everything we know about California, but with a design lens. From Hollywood hills architecture to surf posters, pottery and fashion, it’s all California designed.”

How To See by George Nelson

HOW TO SEE by George Nelson

“A book about the meaning of the objects in our lives, written in 1977 by the American design icon, George Nelson.”

Adjaye. Africa. Architecture by David Adjaye

ADJAYE. AFRICA. ARCHITECTURE. by David Adjaye

“African architecture, both modern and traditional surveyed by one of the most accomplished architects of our times. Buy the book, because you will never be able to get to as many cities in Africa as David Adjaye reveals to us.”

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