Books For Creatives ~ 2018

monday 17th december 2018

Christmas is here, December is disappearing and you're running out of precious Christmas gift shopping time. We know the oh ~ to familiar pain, so to make things easier we've gathered together our favourite books of 2018 for creative minds, whether its for the creative soul in your life or a little something for yourself. From interior design, to architecture, graphic design, colour and female empowerment, here's our top picks...

Viewpoint Colour

Pantone ~ edited by Franklin Till, Issue 4.

This seasonal trend forecasting book explores colour, providing a global perspective across all design. The publication includes visual imagery, material direction, colour news and psychological research, combining inspiration with context. In particular, this issue highlights in-depth analysis of the personality traits of emerging colour stories, explaining why they are relevant now and their current application.


Where? Pantone

Brick 18

The world's largest manufacturer of bricks and other clay building materials ~ Wienerberger presents outstanding international brick architecture in this fascinating architecture publication. The book features the fifty nominees and the seven winning designs from this years international Brick Awards. 



Where? ACCArt

The Eye

Kinfolk ~ Nathan Williams

" How the World's Most Influential Creative Directors Develop Their Vision. " 

This incredible publication has got the creative industry talking, and we get why. Learn about the books, the mentors and the individual techniques behind the creative minds ~ and discover how they developed their 'eye'. 


Where? Kinfolk


Women Design

Libby Sellers ~ Design Museum London

We've had our eye on this publication for a while now and we think it'd make the perfect gift to the female creative in your life. From architects and product designers to textile artists and digital innovators ~ Women Design profiles a selection of the most dynamic female designers from the modern era, showcasing their work and celebrating their influence.

Where? Waterstones


Where? Phaidon

" The Essence of Japanese Design "  ~  explores the beauty, and enduring impact of design in Japan from everyday objects and packaging to interior design and lighting elements. A beautiful visual journey. An enticing and informative peak at the influence Japan has had on Western culture.

Phaidon ~ Rossella Menegazzo, Stefania Piotti & Kenya Hara


Chair: 500 Designs That Matter

Phaidon Press

Let this incredible book take you through the journey of one of most important pieces of furniture ~ the chair. Experience the evolution of the chair, from early examples such as the Shaker rocking chair to more recent designs like the Saiba chair by Naoto Fukasawa in this compact sized publication. 


Where? Phaidon

For buying less, but better. For displaying your belongings, not stashing. For letting go of the inner perfectionist and remembering that rooms are for living in ~ The Organized Home is a collection of over 100 tips to inspire simple, stylish storage ideas. 

Julie Carlson & Margot Guralnick ~ Remodelista

The Organized Home


Where? Kin Home