New Materials 

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'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.