Books that changed my life: Part Two

Brand + Business x Christine Moody*

Chris' library

Last week I started a blog on ‘Books that changed my life’. To recap—I read at least one book per week. I prefer ‘real ones/hard copies’ so I buy them from my local bricks-and-mortar bookstore Folio Books. I choose each book because I have seen the review in a magazine article, blog, or Facebook page. If you missed Part One here is link.

This week’s ‘Top Ten’ books have a common theme—visiting the craft of design in diverse fields—from fashion to food to fabric. These books represent design expertise outside my own. They were chosen to enable me to understand a different perspective on design whether it is the design of a skateboard (Disposable Skateboard Bible), or the design of a postcard or telegram (Letters of Note). Broadening my knowledge and interests inspires me to design outside the box!

I can recommend these books to be part of everyone’s library:

  1. 101 Things I Learned in Film School by Neil Landau
  2. Art of the Restaurateur by Nicolas Lander
  3. Best Designed Flagship Stores by Jons Messedat
  4. Disposable Skateboard Bible by Sean Cliver
  5. How to Make Books by Esther Smith
  6. 100 Unforgettable Dresses by Hal Rubinstein
  7. A Field Guide to Fabric Design by Kim Kight
  8. Letters of Note by Shaun Usher
  9. Amazing Spaces by George Clarke
  10. Food Truck Feasts by Erika Budiman

What are some books that have changed your life?

Next week…part three of ‘top ten books’!

*Christine Moody is one of Australia’s leading brand strategists and the founder brand management consultancy, Brand Audits. With more than 30 years’ professional experience, Christine has helped a diverse client base of local and international brands, including Gold Coast City Council, Hilton Hotels, and Wrigleys USA, to develop, protect and achieve brand differentiation. Her particular interest is personal brand audits to assist executives realise their full potential.

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