Page Flipper

This week's selections are found at the creative emporium of 
HOW Design Books (a subset of HOW Design Mag)


100 Days of Monsters by Stefan G Bucher & Friends

This book evolved out of a daily creative exercise of Stefan's. 
He took ink and created monsters once a day for 100 days.
He then posted the monsters online and listened as his 
online audience gave them names, stories, attributes.

A perfect book to inspire you to exercise the creative spark.


An Illustrated Life 

A fabulous peek into the sketchbooks of illustrators, designers and all sorts of artists.
Some are super fab drawings, finalized and polished.
Others are rough, mid-way hued pieces that make you feel at home.
Another inspiration spot and something that will make you want to rip open your own sketchbook and get going!


New Trend: iPod App Happy

The New York Times posted about the Benjamin Moore app that allows you to match a color in a photo to any of the 3,300 Benjamin Moore paint colors. You can even save your favs.

Check it out at the iTunes app store on June 1st. 
What a great way to start summer.


Page Flipper

A new weekly feature for my site: Page Flipper
Each week I will spill the beans about a book
worthy of your bookshelf.
Some I own and some I just dream of owning.
I hope you enjoy.
Maybe you'll find one you want to take home with you...

Two of my favorite online book sites:


This weeks specials come from Chronicle 


A Book for those wanted a DIY summer t-shirt makeover
Quirky, hip and fresh hand-drawn designs by illustrator Mike Perry
will make you the talk of the beach


On Tender Hooks
The Art of Isabel Samaras Limited Edition and Print
A bit of a hefty price to pay for a book, but well worth it.
This monograph is perfect for anyone who loves art history and Desperate Housewives.
Samaras is a modern, pop-surrealist who gets her creative juice from the Old Masters.
Her artistic twist is worth the investment. 
This book will start conversations and, I propose, a few creative urges in yourself as well.
Check it out online (as well as a video interview with Samaras herself) 
and let me know what you think.

(photos from Chronicle Books)


Such a Tool!

Every girl knows she needs a hot toolbox.
Something that tells her man, "I can fix this and look good doing it."
Head on over to the pre-sale at alice supply co. 
and get the ultimate man-magnet and some girl-power pride!

Alice Supply Co. Modern Toolbox
(photo from