The Amazon Wish List– I heard of the Amazon Wish List and appreciate its specificity to which you assign want. There’s also some magical confidence that your friends are technologically savvy enough to see it and understand that it’s the thought that counts and the thought to get it right is the thought that counts the most.
So, yes. For people that are thoughtful and highly pragmatic, I’ve gone this route. Inspired by the first item, I began to realize that it was necessary to keep track of the things that I am 80% certain will make me a better person. (Meh, that’s how consumerism works. They target your sense of self. Your identity intertwined with a product.)
Aside from the Amazon Wish List proper, I will also list these things here in this post. (and update it when the mood strikes me.) With some commentary. Because the interesting thing is not the desired items but the greater question: What inspires desire?
This article talks about how the infamous design superstar Stefan Sagmeister has had a small company (Sagmeister Inc.) all to himself, until this fancy Jessica Walsh (“designer and long-time Computer Arts collaborator Jessica Walsh”) is all awesome and stuff and whatever. All the things it takes to make it in the graphic design industry and if I could describe it in a blog post, well, let’s just say, I would be buying this stuff instead of writing about it. Anyway, she got this book from her boyfriend while she was in RISD (Rhode Island School of Design–very nice.) So, now she and Sagmeister have their names on a studio together–though he is twice her age and that’s been made apparent in the nude photographs they took to publicize their new development.
So, yes. I want this book. Perhaps, it has dazzling powers to make me an incredible designer and persuade the design superstars of the world that I am worthy of changing all of their company business cards (no wait, that’s the RISD education at work). No matter, the book looks pretty.
Murakami Diary 2009
Sanshiro by Natsume Soseki, Jay Rubin and Haruki Murakami (Feb 23, 2010)
Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words by Jay Rubin (Feb 22, 2005)
Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories (Penguin Classics) by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Jay Rubin and Haruki Murakami (Mar 3, 2009)
Farewell My Lovely [Japanese Edition] by Raymond Chandler and Haruki Murakami (2011)