Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living
Todd McLellan has a funny way of showing his adulation for the design of everyday objects. In his latest book Things Come Apart, the Canadian photographer dissects 50 consumer products, including an iPod, a Swiss Army knife and a Homelite chainsaw. He then presents them in two formats, one a neat, organized arrangement of all the object’s pieces and the other a chaotic shot of them tossed up in the air. The series will make you think twice about that weathered Raleigh bike, made from 893 parts, in your garage.
Suggested by Megan Gambino, staff writer