something else i'd like to do is take a regular look at my bookshelf, and check out some books that would be great for designers to own. the first book is the "pattern + palette sourcebook"
by anvil graphics. its divided into 6 sections; for example - pop, deco, asian, and features a series of patterns shown in different colourways. (+ theres a cd included too)
published by rockport ISBN 1-59523-161-x £19.99 ($29.99)