My Library

April 30, 2014

Arts & Crafts Design

I consider William H. Varnum’s Arts & Crafts Design one of the seminal (and I don’t use that stuffy academic word lightly) books that every Arts and Crafts furnituremakers should have in their library. My copy is well highlighted and redlined, and I refer to it as often as I visit Bruce Hoadley’s Understanding Wood.


September 14, 2013

The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

If you’ve ever been mystified about creativity, or wondered how you could become more creative, this is the book for you — Twyla Tharp does a great job of demystifying it. In her persuasive, down-to-earth writing style Twyla boils it down and explains what it is, and how you can evolve your own creative skills.