Design and Books: #3 readings (even for the little ones) you can’t miss

Valentina Di Roma

Back with the inevitable appointment with month’s readings, dedicated to design and architecture that you just can not miss.

What’s better than a good book to begin another long week and welcome this Monday?

Obviously this are not advices for any type of books, but strictly on books related to the world of design and architecture. In short, for super fans of the topic.

Actually, this month I chose also fun readings, suitable also for the little ones, so you can not say that books are too serious :-) !

What’s more beautiful than bring together different age groups and different people, around a book?

Here are my picks of the month.


Published by Amazon, the book “Creative upcycling” initiates us to a way of life completely green and economically.

Starting with those objects that otherwise you would have thrown in the trash, lots of recycling solutions are explained.

Plastic bottles as vases, tires as planters. The sky's the limit: in no time you will become masters of creative upcycling.


The book by Anton Radevsky and David J. Sokol, published by Rizzoli, is a three-dimensional book that allows us to go around the world.

The most famous buildings of the globe (the Eiffel Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge, the sail of Dubai ..) take shape from the pages of the book, accompanied by drawings and information that complement the knowledge of the building in question.


Of all 3 books of this month, this is my absolute favorite. A tender book dedicated to children, to introduce them to the world of architecture.

Published by 24 ORE Cultura and produced in partnership with the New York MoMA, Little Frank is characterized by a simple text and vivid illustrations.

Little Frank is a young architect who lives in New York with his grandfather, Big Frank and their dog, Eddie. His grandfather is an architect too, but the two have different ideas about what it means to be an architect.

Through a visit to the MoMA, they discover the great past architectures, discovering a world also made of awe and wonder.

Valentina Di Roma

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Interior Designer | Architecture & Art lover | Curiosity is my best friend | Always in search of design news |

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