If you want a jolt of creative inspiration, try looking to PIE Books, a Japanese book publisher who aims to produce “sweet and fresh books that keep you entertained.” They publish books in various creative categories, from design to art to photography, but I’m particularly drawn to the ones that feature colorful patterns and stationery designs.
Below I’ve featured a few new releases that caught my eye, but you can find a bunch more on Amazon or browse through some of them in person at Kinokuniya, which has several locations in major cities around the U.S.
Yurio Seki’s Scandinavian Design PAPER BOOK
Yurio Seki’s Designs and Patterns
100 Illustrated Papers for Writing and Crafting: Designed by 25 contemporary Japanese artists