Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wish List of Books

A little sampling of some beautiful books that I wish were on my bookshelf... sigh...


Naive: Modernism And Folklore In Contemporary Graphic Design



Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life





Boro: Rags and Tatters from the Far North of Japan






Grandfather's Envelopes





Japanese Children's Fabrics


So my dears, what books are you currently coveting?

18 comments:

Hens Teeth said...

Hi V
I have purchased your first choice, it's a stunning book, highly recommended. As for the rest, they all look extremely tasty!

Jackie said...

There are way to many to name!

Stephanie said...

Oh yes, the Charley Harper. I have a calendar and coloring book. I want the children's book and the "coffee table" book too. I'm eyeing prints I want for my room too.

RosaMarĂ­a said...

i want the charle harper one. I only see it on internet :S, so i want have in my hands! and to many more!!

Cheryl Arkison said...

I'm not currently coveting any new books. Rather, I would like the time to read some of the ones I already have.
"A Pattern Language"
"The Flying Troutmans"
"My Life in France"
"100 Mile Diet"
... and many more, but those are on the top of the pile.

KQuiltyBee said...

Certainly the Charlie Harper--but it is oh so pricey (rightly so--my husband's a print maker and it all takes so much time!). Lately I would love the Kazashi in Bloom book by Diane Gilleland. Lovely things to try!

Amy C said...

oh my, the top two are on my constantly growing book list. I havent seen the other ones, now I am off to explore they look really interesting esp the Japanese Children's Fabrics.

Allie said...

I've been lusting after the Charley Harper book for way too long!!!!!!!

Fer said...

Oh my, I do like your taste in books! At the moment I'd like the new Amanda Soule book and Amy Karol's. Oh and any Japanese craft book I can get my grubby mitts on!!

msalleycat said...

I had to explain to my designer friend with children that other people beside parents have heard of Charley Harper. Currently I'm obsessed with the illustrator Mary Blair who worked for Disney in the 40s and 50s and designed the 'It's A Small World' ride in the 60s.

Colleen MacDonald said...

WOW, these all look amazing; now I'm going to have a much longer wish list of my own!

Michelle | Cicada Studio said...

Have you been peeking at my lists? (kidding- really, I'm just going to steal yours because it looks quite complete). My friend Heather/Skinny laMinx is featured in this Naive book and she posted about it today, too- coincidence? I love the connecting of dots.

Hey Harriet said...

I like your taste in books! Everytime I walk into a book store I find a gazillion more books that I want! It's endless! I'm really intrigued by the Grandfather's Envelopes book! It's gorgeous and I WANT that one right now!!! Thanks for sharing such an awesome list :)

Jennifer said...

i'm not currently coveting books. just money. ugh!

Sarah said...

The third one looks interesting. I really like Japanese art.

Lynne Chapman said...

I just love that Boro cover!

karen said...

I have BORO and it's truly stunning. The envelope book looks very interesting, I'm off to have a look on amazon!!
when does your little girl leave you?

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Boro and Grandfather's envelopes lokk amazing, never heard of them here in France. must research. As for the book list, I'll have to think.