It seems that whenever I am feeling jaded- like I have seen it all before, I come across something so new and exciting to me. This happened to me recently when I crossed paths with a falling apart- actually disintegrating- book published by the U.S. Department of Patents in 1886. The oversize book contains page after page of the history of industrial design. The pages are so graphic and informative. I would like to keep and frame them all, but I will have to bring myself to sell some. Below are a few of my favorites.