As the PENSON team get down to the all-important task of secret santa-ing; it has us all pondering on the best gifts this Christmas… and so we bring you ‘Presents by PENSON’ – this week, a list of the best books for the design minded in your lives!

From beautifully presented coffee table reads, to inspirational masterpieces, there’s something for everyone, as shopping-mania takes hold!


‘The Impossible Collection of Design’

The Impossible Collection Of Design book cover.From the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements through Bauhaus and Art Deco, Pop Art and the Memphis school, to today’s digital age, ‘The Impossible Collection of Design’ is the perfect book for losing yourself to some of the best design work in the world… and its bold yellow cover makes is just as aesthetically pleasing!


‘Tom Ford’


A must have for any fashion lover, this book is another great example of a stylish coffee table book – and an excellent read! The striking photography brings Tom Ford’s achievements to life, and presents an exclusive insight into the thinking behind some of the most renowned fashion designs…


‘The Kinfolk Home’ 


The interiors for slow living by THE KINFOLK HOME is a seriously satisfying book. Taking you to 35 homes on 5 different continents, Kinfolk explore the values of slow living, and designing interiors around that concept. It is a totally personal, stripped back approach in a world where switching off is becoming increasingly harder.


‘Look Inside’



‘Look Inside’ is the doorway to your curiosity! From the inside of a sandwich, to classic sports cars, there is something fascinating about seeing behind the every day exteriors. The Velasco brothers have curated a beautiful collection, providing highly detailed insight in to the history and theory of cutaway illustrations and visual storytelling.


‘100 Interiors Around The World’ 


‘100 Interiors Around The World’ will give you all the inspiration you could possibly want… and a sudden urge to redesign your entire house! As with most interior design books, this is all about the photography – and it doesn’t disappoint! Stunning visuals, bold colours, and a look into some of the most inspiring homes in the world – every interior designers dream!





Greenterior will set your sights on being surrounded by overflowing greenness. Paying homage to both plants, creatives, and interiors, you’ll soon want to bring the outdoors indoors too!


‘The Art of Looking Sideways’



The art of looking sideways one of the most inspirational books anyone in the creative industry can read – a wealth of anecdotes, jokes, quotes, and thoughts by Alan Fletcher, it’s the ultimate guide to visual awareness.


With so many design books to choose from, you’ll be spoiled for choice this Christmas!


[Feature image from series “109 Lighting Books” by Artist Airan Kang. Photo by Neogejo.]