Source 02

Disclosing Dapperbuurt

Louise Schouwenberg

Perennial challenges for urban planning include the problems and the potential of old urban neighborhoods in large cities. This second volume of Design Academy Eindhoven’s smartly edited new urban design journal takes on the Dapperbuurt neighborhood in Amsterdam – which has a well-known public market, but needs a facelift and public safety improvements – as a case study. Urban design students have come up with a constellation of interesting proposals to give Dapperbuurt a new identity. The perfect-bound journal includes texts by experts on the theme of urban space, research materials, photos of the neighborhood and its residents, schematics and drawings, and scale models.

Episode Publishers, The Netherlands
June 2008 / Softcover / 6 1/2 x 9 inches
88 pp / 150 color
ISBN: 978-90-5973-081-6 · Retail Price: $26.00

Source 01

The Shape of Justice

Louise Schouwenberg

In the first issue of this impeccable new journal on urban design, the Dutch Government Buildings Agency collaborated with students at the Design Academy Eindhoven to develop a design for the new Court of Justice building in Amsterdam. After researching the role of justice in today’s world, students made proposals for the new building, both inside and out, including: how to use universal symbols on and around the building; dealing with the accused, the victims, visitors, and people working in the building. The intriguing end results are shown in drawings, photographs and models, and explained in crystalline texts in English.

Episode Publishers, The Netherlands
June 2008 / Softcover / 61/ 2 x 9 inches
64 pp / 15 b&w and 42 color
ISBN: 978-90-5973-068-7 · Retail Price: $26.00


Designing Global Choices

Louise Schouwenberg

The worldwide trade in consumer goods has resulted in a uniformity of supply, threatening the survival of local traditions. Yet is the call to return to old ways nostalgia for the pre-globalized world, or a real and realistic impulse? Designers can play an important role in the discovery of new possibilities, according to this fascinating book from the IM Masters program at the prestigious Design Academy in Eindhoven. The multi-ethnic student population investigated traditional techniques from their own home countries and formulated design proposals that would give these techniques and traditions a place in our time. This fifth edition of Source includes essays and an interview on the theme of Designing Global Choices, as well as examples of the students’ research and design proposals.

Jap Sam Books, The Netherlands
2010 / Softcover / 6 1/2 x 9 inches / 88 pp / 36 color
ISBN: 978-94-90322-19-9 · Retail Price: $26.00

Soviet Style

100 Royalty Free JPEG Files

2006 / Softcover with fold back flaps & CD-ROM
108 pp / 100 full color
ISBN: 4-86100-336-9 · Retail Price: $59.95


Junko Yazaki (Ed.)

This is not your grandmother’s embroidery! Welcome to “STITCH SHOW,” a collection of embroidery by up-and-coming creators, artists, brands and studios. From elaborate natural scenes of flora and fauna reminiscent of medieval tapestries to adorable knitted food items at home in any craft shop to works of art exploring complex issues, such as gender, rarely seen in the medium: this book showcases the diverse modes of expression in contemporary embroidery. Included are full-color photos of more than 50 pieces, separated into the categories of art, design, illustration, handicraft and traditional craft, accompanied by biographical information and interviews with selected artists.

January 2014 / English & Japanese
Softcover / 7 x 9 1/2 inches / 192 pp / 200 color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-878-8 · Retail Price: $38.00

Tartan Check Patterns

451 royalty free jpeg files

Did you know the Salvation Army had their own tartan pattern? Their design along with 450 other amazing plaids will fulfill any fantasy or fetish one may have with tartan checks. Definitely one of the “greats” in the Pattern book series.

BNN INC., Japan
August 2003, Softcover with fold back flaps & CD-ROM
8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
108 pp, 100 full-page color reproductions
ISBN: 978-4-86100-159-8 · Retail Price: $59.95

Textile Design of India

100 royalty free jpeg files

BNN INC., Japan
2004 / Softcover with fold back flaps & CD-ROM
8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
108 pp / 100 full color
ISBN: 4-86100-213-3 · Retail Price: $59.95


Sexy as an issue of Cosmopolitan, this fascinating volume presents thousands of runway and studio shots of the contemporary work of Japanese fashion designers. From Botanika, organic clothing designed to “let people relax through the forces of nature” to Né-net, whose designs “arise from the imagination and delusions of the designer,” the 100 emerging talents featured are pushing the limits of international fashion. Each designer profile features an artistic statement as well as recent clothing lines. Experts including Ako Tanaka, fashion editor for Vogue Nippon, and Hayato Kohama, head women’s wear buyer for Isetan, weigh in on the growth of fashion design in Japan. A must for anyone who wants to know where fashion is going next.

Bnn, Inc., Japan
2009 / English & Japanese / Softcover
7 x 10 1/4 inches / 434 pp / extensive color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-618-0 · Retail Price: $59.95

Things That Happened

Field Essays

Brynjar Sigurðarson

The wonderful work of emerging Icelandic designer Brynjar Sigurðarson and his curious encounter with British anthropologist Tim Ingold are the focus of Sophie Krier’s third publication in the series Field Essays. A selection of Sigurðarson’s previously unpublished drawings, photographs and writings of handmade details, myths, darkness, isolation, micro-history, memory, stones, animals and the supernatural illustrates the designer’s instinctive bridging of the fields of design and anthropology. Rounding out the publication are a foreword by design visionary and trend forecaster Li Edelkoort, a conversation with anthropologist Tim Ingold on the origin of things, and a 12-inch vinyl for which Sigurðarson has collected, recorded and mixed stories on musical soundscapes. Field Essays, part of an ongoing research project exploring the tactile world of design thinking and making initiated by Sophie Krier in 2008, takes the form of publications, exhibitions, debates and educational workshops.

February 2016 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover w/ 12-inch vinyl / 12 x 12 inches
64 pp / 16 b&w and 48 color
ISBN: 978-94-91677-34-2 · Retail Price: $55.00


Martin Chard (Ed.)

Some of the most compelling designs of the last 75 years are featured in Treasures from the Märta Måås-Fjetterström Workshop, which tells the story of Swedish artisan Måås-Fjetterström (1873–1941) and Sweden’s tradition in handicrafts. Måås-Fjetterström was an industrious weaver who found her inspiration in the natural world, the Orient and the North. Her designs were informed by native Swedish and Oriental textile traditions, as well as from forms in nature, which she studied in rigorous detail. Måås-Fjetterström created close to 700 designs in her lifetime and her workshop had an influence on American weaving in the 20th century. Many of Måås-Fjetterström’s designs are included in museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Louvre. Treasures highlights the woven masterpieces of Måås-Fjetterström, as well as to those of MMW artisans Barbro Nilsson, Marianne Richter, Ann-Mari Forsberg and Mai Wellner. Richly illustrated with numerous historical photographs.

August 2016 / Softcover / 8 ¼ x 11 in.
118 pp / 10 b&w and 119 color
ISBN: 978-0-9971493-7-1 · Retail Price: $29.95