“I’ve lived in creative spaces my entire life,” says Eric Quint, 3M’s Chief Design Officer. And when it comes to workspaces, he says, “Scientists need laboratories; administrators need offices; designers need creative spaces.” To that end, Quint has endeavored to provide the company’s designers with the very best creative space 3M’s considerable resources could provide.

Reblogged from Core77

Like the titles says, we read this before we made the leap to start our very own Design Company. From the Founders of Basecamp (previously 37signals) its hard to find so much good information and inspiration in one place. Too many really amazing take-away’s to write about them all. If you have started or are looking to start a small business, we would place this book on a “must read” list.

find it on Amazon: Rework by Jason Fried

Apple today announced the release of a new hardbound book chronicling 20 years of Apple’s design, expressed through 450 photographs of past and current Apple products. “Designed by Apple in California,” which covers products from 1998’s iMac to 2015’s Apple Pencil, also documents the materials and techniques used by Apple’s design team over two decades of innovation.

The book is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs.