Smashing things is fun, but replacing the things you've smashed is not. Let Todd McLellan do the dirty work in Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living.
The book contains a visual record of the inner workings of fifty design classics. Everyday essentials like a mantel clock, an espresso machine, and even a grand piano are dissected piece by piece and frozen in time on these pages. The stunning display of modern technology is interspersed with essays authored by figures of note from the worlds of restoration, DIY, and design innovation.