Every week design blog It’s Nice That invite someone from the creative industry to share what books they turn to in need of inspiration, but condensed down to five titles and the stories behind them.

Visual Editions studio starts with their palette bookshelf:

“So our studio bookshelf is a palette bookshelf. It’s literally a few holes cut into a wooden palette, that the guys at Birch Studio made when they were still studying Typographics at LCC. They were going to chuck it out, we asked if we could have it and they were more than happy to hand it over. It’s probably the least space-efficient bookshelf we’ll ever have, but efficiency is over-rated anyway and we love it.”