Julia Rothman started this site in 2006 out of her desire to share all the art books she loved. Aside from running the site, she is an illustrator and pattern designer who has worked for a range of clients from The New York Times to Crate and Barrel. She has authored and co-authored four books and counting: Farm Anatomy, The Where, the Why and the How, Drawn In, and the The Exquisite Book. She is currently working on an illustrated book about growing up in New York City. She is part of a small company called ALSO with fellow writers Jenny Volvovski and Matt Lamothe. She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with her husband and terrier Rudy.