DesignPOP by Lisa Roberts

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Just released, DesignPOP is the second book by design guru Lisa Roberts, author of Antiques of the Future. While Antiques of the Future focused on Roberts’ own collection, the new title explores contemporary design in the context of changing technology and values. DesignPOP is both an introduction to cutting-edge design and a resource for inspiration, collecting innovative work created between 2000 and 2014.  Published by Rizzoli, DesignPOP is a hardcover volume with a hot pink vinyl cover. Indeed, the book itself is a striking design.

Inside, readers will find Roberts’ warm, informative commentary, fully illustrated with pictures of iconic pieces. The book provides a fresh look at popular designs; 95% of the photography is original. The designs included play with materiality, process, technology, shape, and variance. They cross the boundaries dividing design, art, and craft, and they promote sustainability and other good causes without sacrificing their beauty. In addition to the designs themselves, readers will find handy reference pages in the back. These final notes say more about who the designers are and share Roberts’ favorite blogs to read and places to shop. Want a peek? Check out the book trailer on Youtube.

DesignPOP
By Lisa Roberts
Illustrated, hardcover, Rizzoli, $35.00

Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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