What I’m Reading Now: Michael Solis

Michael Solis, Creative Director, Store Development, Visual Planning, Neiman Marcus

I”m reading Outliers : A Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell, a blueprint of the hidden advantages that got certain people to where they are — from athletes, The Beatles and Bill Gates to even your date of birth. It’s a great  “WOW” book. Also Process: 50 Product Designs from Concept to Manufacture by Jennifer Hudson. This book is an in-depth study of the creative and manufacturing processes behind 50 contemporary domestic design objects. I love the thought process involved in making things. You see design morphing though the initial ideas /sketches to the final product. Its always amazing to see how things come to fruition.

Bookmarks: core77.com; youtube.com – ( any daily monster video); instructables.com;mocoloco.com; neimanmarcus.com

Magazines, newspapers: Frame magazine; Dwell; Rolling Stone; New York Times