Dazed & Confused: Making It Up As We Go Along $45
This 336-page tome explores Dazed & Confused's 20-year history through the eyes of its co-founders, Jefferson Hack and Rankin. The often controversial duo revisit the artists and collaborators that helped make the British publication such an influential creative voice.
Roberta's Cookbook $21
The first cookbook from the chef and co-owner of Brooklyn's celebrated Roberta's and Michelin starred Blanca restaurants features recipes you can actually follow and make at home. More than just its celebrated pizzas, the recipes cover a variety of dishes, each paired with a photograph.
TEED + Dan Wilton
TEED Fanzine $16
Fans of Orlando Higginbottom—the London producer and DJ better known as Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED)—will revel in photographer Dan Wilton's freshly released zine, a 40-page homage to the artist's recently-ended tour. Designed by Leo Krikhaar of Supernaut Studio, the saddle-stitched fanzine is a limited run of 400 numbered copies.
Material Change $24
"Material Change" explores the creation of a for-profit business with a mission for social progress. The poignant book recalls the journey of architect and social entrepreneur Eve Blossom, who formed her company Lulan Artisans to preserve artisanal skills and create jobs in communities lacking economic stability, all while producing beautiful and coveted designs sold at ABC home, among others. Rife with stunning photography and a wealth of information, this inspiring story is a must-read for anyone who seeks to design with a conscious.
Impossible Instant Lab $299
For those who yearn for the bygone era of photo albums, or who pine for Polaroids and the instant gratification that comes along with them, the Impossible Instant Lab is ideal. Transform your photo stream into a tangible treasure for years to come. This analog printer uses light sensitive emulsion to attain the results of a Polaroid snapshot with the ease of your trusty iPhone, for a printing technique that is both a nod to the past and a must for the future.
Madonna NYC 83 $35
An exciting new pictorial tome, "Madonna NYC 83" presents previously unreleased images from photographer Richard Corman's extensive shoot with the Material Girl early on in both of their careers. The photos capture her singular energy as well as street life in Manhattan's Lower East Side, and feel as fresh as the day they were taken.
What's Inside? $15
Get your hands on a copy of this curiosity-inducing read from Okido, an innovative group of London designers. "What's Inside?" bestows X-ray vision on its readers, and teaches important lessons about the interior workings of buildings, the planet and even our own bodies. When held up to the light, semi translucent plastic pages reveal entire worlds beneath the surface and will surely have both children, and adults, pondering the multi-dimensional nature of the universe.
Nendo: 10/10 $78
Prepare to have your mind blown by the 320-page monograph "10/10"—a showcase of Nendo's sublimely conceptual works. Founded by Oki Sato in 2002, the Tokyo-based studio has grown into one of the contemporary greats, committed to delivering awe-inspiring experiences through their designs. This most lavish of hardcovers brings these impactful moments in spades, as it catalogs an abundance of boundary-pushing work, from Nendo’s iconic sculptural furniture pieces to their mystical exhibition spaces, and is truly a must-have for any design aficionado.
Modern Farmer Subscription $20
The brainchild of Ann Marie Gardner—formerly an editor at both the NY Times' T Magazine and Monocle—Modern Farmer caters to "window-herb growers, career farmers, people who have chickens, people who want to have chickens and anyone who wants to know more about how food reaches their plate." Pick up a subscription of this quarterly to stay in the know year-round.
The Art of Rube Goldberg $40
Rube Goldberg was a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, inventor of convoluted yet weirdly-brilliant machines—like Professor Butts and the Self-Operating Napkin—a humorist, sculptor, author and engineer. Loaded with never-before-seen essays, letters, memorabilia, patents and rare photos, "The Art of Rube Goldberg" is a brilliant compilation of his wide body of work luminously edited by his grandaughter Amy from a career spanning nearly three-quarters of a century.
A History of Britain in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps $15
"A History of Britain in Thirty Six Postage Stamps" is kind of like Cliff's Notes, but better. The stamps themselves are art, and Chris West incorporates not only the country's history, but culture and politics as well, into a snappy survey of three dozen British stamps.
Much Loved $15
Through portraits by noted Irish photographer Mark Nixon, the hauntingly beautiful Much Loved series captures well-worn rabbits, teddy bears and other stuffed animals, fondly reminding us of our younger years. Bittersweetness abounds in looking back at the missing buttons and exposed stuffing of our earliest and best-loved companions.
Each page of "Archidoodle: The Architect's Activity Book" contains a famous architectural wonder, incomplete without your finishing touches—so be as accurate or as imaginative as you'd like. With big time structures like the Taj Mahal, Sydney Opera House and Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe, even the youngest of design dreamers can be the architect at the drafting table.
100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age $37
A provocative look inside the last two decades of the most significant works of art from our time, with compelling snapshots of the artists behind them from art critic and historian Kelly Grovier. The collection of 100 works best capture the spirit of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, impacting our generation as Picasso and Dali have of the previous. The text is accessible and enough for an art school student yet compelling enought for any contemporary culture-ist offering a biography of each piece, tracing its inception and impact, highlighting a unique look into the imagination of each artist who created it and the social effects they've created through their works.
Motorcycles & Stars $37
Joining the lure of the open road with a look into celebrity culture, "Motorcycles and Stars" looks at 120 images, movie stills and snapshots of some of Hollywoods most celebrated invididuals and their bikes. Conceived by Milan-based interiors and architecture editor Mariarosaria Tagliaferri, the hardcover book dives into her secret passion—the unique relationship between man and machine.
Goodnight iPad $27
Although research suggests that viewing screens before bedtime may tinker with chemicals in the brain that promote a good night's rest, studies also show we all regularly do this pre-slumber activity. Based on the classic, "Good Night Moon," the humorous parody "Goodnight iPad" reminds us that even if we might not live in the little farm-house utopia depicted in the original, we can still ceremoniously say goodnight to screens, the buzzes and the beeps—and go to sleep.