Cabins is a book that dwells into the idea of getting away from the noise of life in 2014. It’s about getting away from the vibrations, the dings, and the phone calls. As you explore the book, you’ll find different types of living environments that look to be minimal and isolated. I’ve often wondered about what it would be like to cut off all the gadgets and live in isolation for a few months. Most of my great ideas have come in the times where there is no music, podcasts, or social media. It’s come from when I’m sitting in silence. Get it on Amazon for $47.18.
Gavin Aung Than’s new Zen Pencils book contains 36 of his site’s best comics, which depict famous and inspiring quotes as cartoons.
Colonel Chris Hadfield’s book, You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes, contains 192 jaw-dropping photos of our pale blue dot as seen from the International Space Station.
Offscreen magazine is a quarterly publication focused primarily on the people behind the pixels. It’s mostly comprised of interviews, profiles, a-day-in-the-life-ofs, original essays, and more. And we’re giving away a copy of issue number 7 later this week.
These eco-friendly Resketch sketchbooks are made from a variety of reclaimed paper and stock types and bound together with recycled plastic coil. You never know what kinds of paper will be included in your book—official letterhead, colorful poster board, fancy resume stock, maybe even architectural drawings.
At the end of the week we’ll be giving away a copy of The Sketchnote Workbook to someone on our newsletter list. The Sketchnote Workbook is extremely impressive and its relevance extends far beyond the art and practice of sketchnoting itself.
‘Lagom’ is a brand-new lifestyle magazine co-founded by Elliot Jay Stocks and Samantha Stocks. “Lagom” is a Swedish word meaning “balance”—such as that between work and play—and the magazine is all about people making a living out of their passions. A fitting name indeed.
‘Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation’ is a great coffee table book that celebrates Apple’s rich product history and design language with over 650 gorgeous photos taken by Australian photographer Jonathan Zufi.
The rise of Amazon is one of the more interesting stories in recent memories. How did a company that started in 1994 become one of the most dominant retailers in the world in just 20 years? The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon tells that story.
If you were the kind of kid who liked to tinker with gadgets and take them apart to view their inner workings, you’ll love Todd McLellan’s book, ‘Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living.’
If you keep up with the web design world at all, you probably already know about The Manual, a design journal started by XOXO Fest cofounder Andy McMillan and with contributions from world-class designers like Frank Chimero and Ethan Marcotte. Each printed edition—of which there are three thus far—contains stories about what it means to design for the web and the people…
‘Unexposed’, the newest edition to the Field Notes COLORS lineup, is…well, a mystery. And that’s by design. Every pack contains three randomly-selected-but-unique 5.5″ x 3.5″ memo books in an opaque black sleeve, each with 48 pages of reticle graph paper. As for the covers? No one knows yet. All we know is there are six of them, meaning there are twenty possible…
If you’re the kind of person who listens to vinyl records and also digs good typography, you’ll love using these beautiful, laser-cut wooden dividers to keep your albums organized. They also work nicely for books and other physical media. There are a variety of collections to choose from, ranging from $100 to $410 depending on size, orientation (vertical or horizontal), and typeface…
Neither one of my kids were alive “pre-smartphone”. They only know the world where “there’s an app for that”. Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution is about the building of that world. It was one of my favorite books of 2013. Get it on Amazon for $10.99
Heads up, lovers of fine paper products: the 2015 Hobonichi Planner Book is now available for pre-order. For those unfamiliar with it, the Hobonichi is a beautiful planner—known as a techo in Japanese—that goes beyond schedule-planning by also acting as a journal, notebook, sketch(note)book, scribble pad, and generally a place to capture thoughts and moments. Originally made in Japan, the Hobonichi has…