If you ever visit a designer in his/her studio (or have to go deal with your Art Director if you work at a magazine), you'll notice books. Tons and tons of books. They use them for visual reference and use stories to spurr inspiration. Designers & Books is a new website that looks at the lists of books that high profile designers put on a pedestal—fashion designers, graphic designers, architects, and industrial designers. The site was designed by Lisa Strausfeld and Takaaki Okada of Pentagram, and it's a great resource if you're looking for a little inspriation today. It's an ever-expanding project, so check back. [Pentagram]