Mr. Waffles Loves Design

Mr. Waffles Loves Design

When noted design collector and published author Lisa S. Roberts discovered her new shelter cat climbing, jumping, rubbing and sleeping on her contemporary furniture and products, rather than freaking out, she began snapping photos. This became the inspiration for this whimsical and lavishly illustrated book.

Mr. Waffles, a sleek black Burmese cat, offsets the bright colorful designs by world-famous architects and designers. Each spread includes original photography of cat and design, a brief informative description, and a humorous “observation” or “comment” by critic Mr. Waffles. This feline doesn’t just see a chair; he sees a potential scratching post, gym. His curiosity amuses throughout as he tips over trash cans, sniffs toilet brushes, poses in chairs, plays chess, and sits on top of a circular bookshelf. Design just got a whole lot more entertaining with Mr. Waffles leading the way.

 

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DesignPOP

DesignPOP

DesignPOP explores game changing design and the explosion of innovation in the 21st century. What is a game changer in the world of design? It could be a product that pioneers the use of new materials or a new production process. Or a new typology that alters our expectations about what something should look like. Game changing design pushes boundaries, creating new possibilities—and ultimately products that enrich our lives.

 

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Antiques of the Future

Antiques of the Future

“Lisa Roberts’ book is a stylish and lighthearted look at everyday objects that, over time, will gain value as excellent examples of late 20th- and early 21st- century design. But beware. Once read and absorbed, the message is clear:  You must keep every well-designed object you buy—down to the lowly toilet bowl brush—or you risk tossing out an “Antique of the Future!”  Michael Graves

 

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