What a gorgeous book! It should be no surprise, of course, since Hella Jongerius had a hand in its design. Hella Jongerius: Misfit by Louise Schouwenberg & Irma Boom is a monograph of this Dutch designer's work and the colours and photos are delicious. The electrostatic stickers for cover customization are a fine touch, to allow readers to create their own version of Jongerius' recent series of vases. The book is colour-coded (over 300 photos of her work is arranged by colour), has some great texts and is simply bound: stitches hold the folded pages together. If you are a Jongerius follower, this book is for you. If you love beautifully designed books, this book is also for you.
Paperback, 308 pages, Phaidon, 2011. $30.45 at Amazon.