The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. – Into The Wild

In a world that is ever-changing, sometimes you have to slow down and pick up a book to become inspired. Designers use a variety of tools they have learned, and the world around them to create new and interesting things.

Below is a selection of books that our Blue Clover designers have chosen that have inspired them in the past. These books range from a French story about a small boy that explores planets for unexpected surprises to a story about a rural family that is on a journey to say goodbye and buries their mother. Whether you are listening to the book, reading on a tablet, or holding a real book reading gives you a chance to slow down and immerse yourself into a different reality.

Studies show that reading stimulates the right side of your brain which can boost creativity and open your mind to new possibilities that you may have not seen before. Stories are known to stick with us because they re-structure us from the normal day to day and create a gap in our normal routine.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.”
– Albert Einstein

Check out some of the books that made the reading list below!