If any further proof were needed as to why it's well worth the effort of blogging, I arrived home from Interesting 2008 on Saturday to find that the postman had delivered me my brand-spanking new copy of O.K. Collections, published by my good (virtual) friend William and the team over at the ok-blog (and yes, before you ask, I did pay for it).
And what a lovely piece of design and print it is (though very Dutch, mind you). But don't worry, the text is in English. Now William had invited me a while ago to make a contribution, but unfortunately I'm simply not a collector. So, sadly, I had to decline: but William has promised to invite me to contribute to their next publication (once they've decided what that will be).
But I tell you what: even though I might not be a collector, I'm fascinated by the things that people do collect. Like these salt-and-pepper sets from George Sponselee, a retired teacher from the Netherlands.
Emily Darnell, from the US, collects - among other things - the bits that are left behind when holes have been punched into card packaging. And I begin to understand why, when I see them displayed like this.
Get your copy now - it will cost you a mere 10 Euros (only 8 if you're in the Netherlands, although quite a bit more, I'm afraid, if you're ordering from outside Europe). Just go here.
By the way, William's asked me if I can recommend any London bookshops who might like to stock O.K. Collections: I've already suggested Koenig Books in the Charing Cross Road, and Artwords Bookshop in Shoreditch. Anybody else got any ideas? Email me davidthedesigner (at) celsius.eu.com if you have.