On My Bookshelf

I'm currently Reading The Happiness Project, (which is amazing) but here are some others that spark my interest for new things:

Inspirability, by Pash

How to be a graphic designer, without losing your soul, by Adrian Shaughnessy

Astronauts on the Moon, by Hallmark

ABC, by Marion Bataille

Grid Systems, by Kimberly Elam

The Brand Gap, by Marty Neumeier

The Story of Earth & Sky, by Washburne: published in 1935 with this cute handwritten note in it :

"Danny - We hope the facts in this book will match your curiosity. Best success in your future studies. Sincerely Louis & Margery"

I just love old books.

Yes that is an old letter guide, how awesome right?

Book Find: Inspirability

I found this book second hand off Amazon for three dollars (plus shipping). Three Dollars. 40 designers speak out about their work and what inspires them. The book is made out of green velour material with a spot like varnish. This is the reason I will not buy e-books.

It's a How Design Book, published in Cincinnati, Ohio, 2005. Here are some of my favorite people I look up to and strive to be as good as:

Book Find: Astronauts on the Moon

Growing up, I always wanted to be an astronaut and to this day I still would love to have that job. How amazing would it be to go into space? Well everyone knew I loved space and I often received gifts relating to that. I don't remember when, where, or how I encountered this book, but I am sure glad I did. After a little research, I found out this book was published in 1969 or 1970, printed in Singapore and published by Hallmark Card, Inc. I am such a sucker for old books and space.

Book Find: Just Cocktails

It's no secret I love antiques and books. A couple weeks ago I was in one of my favorite shops at Sylvan Beach and I came across this book. It was made out of wood and had a hinge for the binding! How awesome is that? 

It was published in 1939 so I'm unsure if it was a first or second edition. I'm not sure if I'll ever make any of these cocktail but what a great find for my collection.

I love it when I see this. Can you imagine hand binding multiple of these?

I love how the "Gay Nineties" (which they later describe as the 20's) is considered for the old-timers.

Have you ever heard of a Jigger or a Pony?

Thats all, unless you need a guide for the proper drink ware to use.