Who says design has to be so serious all the time? We appreciate being reminded that though design serves the function of practicality, it also serves the function of fun! These are two definitely fun books that are worth checking out if you are a design connisseur or just like seeing what else is out there. Published by Vivays Publishing, “Crazy Design” and “Crazy Gifts” are two easy reads. Each entry is dedicated to a product or piece of furniture that’s been designed recently and talks about who designed it and a little of its origins. From Vivays Publishing:
“Crazy Design showcases the work of our leading product designers, picking out the most inventive, contemporary and fun work around and presenting it in an accessible, engrossing guide. Each product is illustrated alongside a description that provides insight into the work, the creator and the story behind its design. From the functional to the inventive, the recycled to the dreamlike, Crazy Design features objects for all tastes and surroundings, whether ordinary or outlandish.”
“It gets harder every year to find something new and unusual for that close friend’s birthday, or to search out an original present for a dear old uncle. You want to give them something different; you want to surprise them with something individual and interesting. Crazy Gifts could be your salvation. It’s an inspirational sourcebook for present givers, designers and style-conscious consumers, packed with fantastic gift ideas, from the practical to the cutely quirky and downright clever.” More at Vivays Publishing.