Library corner: Orla Kiely’s Pattern and i-D Covers

If you’re struggling for an affordable Christmas pressie for a designer, textile obsessive or all-round-creative type, then here’s an idea. Orla Kiely will be signing copies of her book, Pattern from 6pm on 10th November at Selfridges, Oxford Street. Covering everything from starting up a business to sourcing ideas to art directing shoots, this tome is a great read as well as a wonderful picture reference source.

If you’re not down with Kiely’s feminine, post-modern, aesthetic (what’s wrong with you!), then cast your eye over Taschen’s new book of i-D covers.  Featuring every cover from the magazine’s inception in 1980, it also offers behind the scenes insights from i-D’s editors,  contributors and friends. You can browse through here.