some books that i've picked up this year:
blackwork - lots of nice projects in here that look very pared back due to being worked in black and white. i'm drawn to the less stereotypical projects, the ones where the embroidery creates texture and pattern rather than picture or motif. however, one of my favourites (pictured below) is the seemingly random placement of lots of small motifs.
sandy black's the sustainable fashion handbook - an excellent read, especially as i'm working on the next phase of my label. the number and complexity of issues (fashion) designers face today is overwhelming, but this book is pretty inspirational.
a new favourite - vintage menswear - i have to admit that i am not a vintage fashion freak but this book struck me as being a bit different. being menswear, it's more focused on clean lines, simplicity and utility, all things that i'm quite preoccupied with at the moment.
and last of all, a gift, where chefs eat. i took a trip to sydney recently and was happy to see a couple of places we ate at listed in here (and i am waiting on some rolls of film from this trip so hopefully i'll have some images to post here shortly).