Steve Jobs [biography]

Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

Priced at $17.88.

Good Ideas Glow in the Dark

Good Ideas Glow in the Dark by Croatian designers Bruketa&Žinić is a book that gives up its secrets only in the dark. When the light is turned off, words on the spine and cover of the book reveal themselves and glow. We suspect the creatively designed book is a trap to dupe people into reading the annual report for investment company Adris. Because lets be honest, no one wants to read something like an annual report.

Via Dezeen

Broetry, Poetry for Bros

The modern world doesn’t quite appreciate poetry like it is meant to be. But bros can always appreciate Byronesque attempts by another bro, preferably over pints of beer. Actually, we’ll hand the mike to the vendor’s description of Broetry:

As contemporary poets sing the glories of birds, birch trees, and menstruation, regular guys are left scratching their heads. Who can speak for Everyman? Who will articulate his love for Xbox 360, for Mama Celeste’s frozen pizza, for the cinematic oeuvre of Bruce Willis?

Enter Broetry–a stunning debut from a dazzling new literary voice. “Broet Laureate” Brian McGackin goes where no poet has gone before–to Star Wars conventions, to frat parties, to video game tournaments, and beyond. With poems like “Ode to That Girl I Dated for, Like, a Month Sophomore Year” and “My Friends Who Don’t Have Student Loans,” we follow the Bro from his high school graduation and college experience through a “quarter-life crisis” and beyond.

The book by Brian McGackin is priced at $10.20.

Via: CoolMaterial

Lucid dreams let you play Inception in sleep


If we could somehow be aware and control the outcome of our dreams, things could be a lot different and dreams a lot more enjoyable. Turns out, this may be possible with something called lucid dreaming. Basically, you could control your actions in a dream, travel, or get some work done, quite like the movie Inception. A book titled Oneironautics: A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming has shown up at Kickstarter, promising to be your guide to lucid dreaming, and using that awareness to make dreams a hell lot more enjoyable. And who wouldn’t like to take a shot at that. All that shows in the pledges for the project, which have far surpassed their goal on Kickstarter.