As an artist, I look for new interesting materials to use. I am intrigued with what new technologies bring to the design world. I want this book. But wait...it's not on my list of 100 things to have.
Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine Our Physical Environment
Written by Blaine Brownell is an architect, materials researcher, and sustainable building advisor. He is also the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship to Japan for 2006-2007.
The book is available on Amazon.
Book 3 comes out in March 2010.