We've long considered Ted Muehling one of today's most inspiring master craftsman so you can imagine how thrilled we were to finally get his new book "Ted Muehling: A portrait by Don Freeman." This beautifully photographed tome focuses not only on Muehling's stunning jewelry, but also on his many creations for companies such as Steuben, E.R. Butler, Nymphenburg, and Austrian glass maker Lobmeyr. In addition, there are incredible images of what inspires Muehling, as well as photographs showing his studio which is scattered with natural objects ranging from antlers, fossils, shells, stones, pinecones, feathers, coral, branches and bird's nests. “Rocks, shells, eggs, and insects all inspire me, and humble me as a designer,” Muehling says. “I try to keep shapes restrained, abstracting forms in nature, transforming them through the imperative to make objects that look beautiful and work beautifully. My designs trace the invisible forms that exist between nature and our perceptions of it.” We're crazy about this book and consider it a must have for anyone who truly appreciates stellar design. To learn more about it click here.