We've seen plenty of books that tell you how to use your camera. As the title makes clear, This Book Is A Camera functions as a camera all by itself. Its pop-up design provides you with a pinhole camera just by opening the cover and popping in a couple tabs, with a lightproof bag, five pieces of photo paper "film", and development instructions — ranging from a complete at-home process to outsourcing — included in the package. The photos it takes aren't going to wow anyone, but as a piece of functional art, it's both interesting and inspiring.
Curating a cookbook that covers the diverse Nordic region is nothing short of a daunting task. But internationally acclaimed chef Magnus Nilsson was up to the task and The Nordic Cookbook is the beautiful and informational result. Made up of 700 recipes and Nilsson's personal photography, each Nordic culture can be better understood through the food they consume. Organized by food type, the cookbook provides recipes for familiar dishes like meatballs and ligonberry jam, as well as obscure Nordic fare like juniper beer and rose-hip soup.