Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Well I'd love to recommend this book to everyone to read (those interested in design etc...)Designing Design by Kenya Hara. It's absolutely one of my favorite reads, yet I'm afraid you may have a hard time finding this seemingly out of print book. I bought it while overseas living on a military base a few years ago. I had read a review about it (thank you favorite magazine Monocle!), and at the time had money to burn and ordered the $60 book to be shipped to my mil address. I read that book chapter by chapter, thought by thought, page by mind-expanding page while sitting at breakfast or dinner throughout the week whenever my usual mess hall buddies were on duty and not around to sit and hang with. (you know how you sit with the same people/same table at school or work, well it's the same on base, for me anyway. ha)
MAN I loved that book. SO the point of this post, is that I can't find the book anywhere online, and I had wanted to buy another copy for a friend. ON Amazon.com the book is listed from $275 - $1315, which seems kind of odd, although it makes me think I'd better take care of the one I have. I posted earlier about the excitement I had at finding one on EBAY, it was in Japan and the price included shipping, my top bid was $92 and it sold for $97. shazam! alas wasn't meant to be, but I"m going to continue looking for another. :) If you do ever come across this book, those of you into philosophy of design, READ IT!