A few days ago I thought, "I should get a really nice coffee table book. That's something our living room needs." Then about five seconds later I thought, "I should probably wait till the kid is out of the 'let me turn the page and accidentally rip it' phase of life."
But when I can safely place a book on the coffee table, I think I found the book I'll be putting there: Philographics.
I could tell you all about it, or you could just watch this:
Philographics is currently a Kickstarter campaign, but it's already funded so if you pledge to buy it, you'll get a copy.
It's the perfect coffee table book for a mid-century modern home because it's got some great graphic design, it's interesting and it's something that's easy to pick up and put down at a moment's notice. Plus, you'll look super smart for having it in your home.