Studio Olafur Eliasson: The Kitchen
£29.95This book celebrates the communal spirit of cooking and creativity by one of today's most internationally recognised artists; Olafur Eliasson. This cookbook contains over 100 vegetarian recipes from his studio kitchen. He encourages creative process through communal lunch and it is the recipes included within this book that served as nourishment and a source of inspiration every day for his staff. This book portrays the idea that cooking and eating together creates a daily connection of which inspires. Hardback, 368 pages 789 g, 19 x 25.5 x 3.5 cm
British Design from 1948
£25.00This visually stunning book, created for a major V&A exhibition, celebrates the best of British design from 1948 to today. Essays by leading curators as well as pieces by key designers - including Peter Saville, Barbara Hulanicki, Paul Smith, and Tom Dixon - build a comprehensive survey of more than 400 of the finest examples design from the period. From works commissioned for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II to the globally influential, and very British, counterculture, included here are works created for the 1960s boutiques of Mary Quant and Ossie Clark through the club cultures of punk, the new Romantics, and rave. 24.7 x 3 x 28.7 cm
British Design from 1948
Marc Newson XXL
£650.00Marc Newson has designed chairs, restaurants, boutiques, cars, planes and even a spaceship. From mass produced objects to limited edition furniture to fashion, Newson has blurred boundaries, mapped new territories and made himself an international superstar. This book contains Newson's works to date, from early designs through to designs of household objects and large scale projects. Encyclopedia style entries chronologically categorised, in - depth case studies, visual index cataloguing and exclusive interview. Hardcover.
Marc Newson XXL
£40.00Twentieth century Brazilian furniture design is perhaps the last great largely unknown tradition of modernism. This book has well over 400 historic images and new photography, surveying the history and legacy of this innovative design tradition. Features the work of Titans of Brazilian design - Lina Bo Bardi, Oscar Niemeyer, Joaquim Tenreiro and Sergio Rodrigues. The first comprehensive guide to this untapped vein of modernist design. Hardback, 304 pages.
London Every Day
£30.00Arranged by season, this book is a personal perspective and an eclectic mix of photographer Andrea Hamilton's images, ideas, favourite quotations and reminiscences as well as contributions from a host of famous Londoners. Andrea never leaves the home without a half decent camera, documenting the daily life of the city and its people. Offers a complete cross section of the social spectrum from Her Majesty The Queen to the homeless and not just the London of the tourist guide book. This wonderful mosaic of everyday life in London will lead the reader to explore the city anew. Hardback.
London Every Day
100 Designs for a Modern World
£35.00A curated overview of the most influential pieces of modern industrial design from 1900 to the present day by Penny Sparke and George R. Kraviss II Industrial design has played a major role in shaping society and the everyday objects used for living, working and travelling. An accessible but authoritative introduction to the field and a source of inspiration for collectors and enthusiasts of modern industrial design. Presents exceptionally designed objects: chairs, radios, irons, textiles, posters, and other graphic designs. 176 pages. Hardback
Peter Fischli David Weiss: How to Work better
£50.00This pays tribute to an artistic partnership of more than a 30 years. Richly illustrated it explores their acclaimed and influential body of work, known for its sly humour and profound meditations on the everyday. They celebrated the sheer triviality of everyday existence, observing the world with bemused detachment. This book shows their often humorous works offers a sustained reflection on the intertwined strands of leisure, productivity and playful absurdity that shape our lives. Their work explores the poetics of banality through photography, videos, slide projections, films, books, sculptures and multi media installations. Hardcover, 400 pages 1.5 kg, 20.5 x 24 x 3.3 cm
£7.50The book is a collection of nature - based logos categorised in sections such as trees, flowers, liquid, mountains and weather. It contains 268 logos from some of the world's leading design companies such as; Anagrama, Cruz Novillo and many more. Paperback, 132 pages.
£7.50The book is a collection of logos designed from letters of the alphabet. It contains over 500 logos from some of the world's leading design companies such as; Bond Creative, Hype Type Studio, Pentagram and many more. Paperback, 228 pages.
£7.50The book is a collection of categorised animal logos and symbols from around the world. It contains 266 logos from some of the world's greatest designers and companies such as; Total Identity, Lance Wyman, Stockholm Design Lab, Stefan Kanchev and many more. 132 pages. Paperback
Bruno Munari: Square, Circle, Triangle
£18.99Bruno Munari uses examples from ancient Greece and Egypt, as well as works by Le Corbusier and Alvar Aalto. He invests the three shapes with specific qualities: the circle relates to the divine, the square signifies safety and enclosure, and the triangle provides a key connective form for designers. Munari was one of the great designers of the 20th century who contributed to the fields of sculpture, painting, design and photography. This book is sure to catch the eye of Munari fans, as well as introduce his theories to new audiences as he has a wide following within the graphic design and art - world communities. Paperback, 280 pages.
Drop Caps: 100 Postcards Card Book
£14.99An A-Z of good design, this is an alphabetically oriented set of 100 postcards. The set features the best hand - drawn letters from Daily Drop Cap, Jessica Hische popular typography website. The highly illustrative letters and bright colours make these cards uniquely personal to send in the post or as part of a display. 50 designs repeated twice.
Marimekko: In Patterns
£20.00Finnish design brand Marimekko is internationally beloved with their patterns gracing home decor, accessories and apparel. The brand has informed and influenced tastemakers worldwide for over half a century. With photographs and prints both classic and new, this volume offers a behind - the - scenes tour of the brand's creative process. Features 1950s pioneers to 21st century masters that have shaped the company's heritage. Page after page of gorgeous design and sketches this book is sure to enchant anyone with interest in fashion or art. Paperback.
Marimekko: In Patterns
£40.00Renowned designer Todd Oldham and Kiera Coffee have created this monograph on designer Alexander Girard. This book covers virtually every aspect of his distinctive career as one of the most prolific and versatile mid - 20th century designers. Girard's work included textile design, graphic design, illustration, typography, interior design, furniture design, exhibit design, product design and architecture. A must - have book on Girard that has been exhaustively researched and lovingly assembled. Girard's work has inspired new generations of designers and this book is the ultimate tribute to his legacy. Hardback, 672 pages.
My First Book of Letters
£4.95This enchanting book introduces children to learning letters. It features thirty engaging games with activities that involve colour, classification, counting, recognition, searching and more. Also, features a double spread of stickers. A beautifully designed book that forms a part of a collection to both educate and entertain children of three and over. Paperback, 32 pages.
My First Book of Letters
£44.99This book presents a definitive history of Miyake's clothes offers expert insight into the designer's vision and daring. It looks at the texture - driven originality of Miyake's materials and techniques from the very earliest days of his career before establishing the Miyake Design Studio. Featured within are stunning photographs which capture his clothes in their particular quotidian originality, including a breathtaking shoot in Iceland. A complete chronology of Miyake's work, unprecedented personal profile as well as a look at the ambition and inspirations that have driven his repertoire. A must - have book for designers, students, and fashion devotees - a timeless tribute to one of the most innovative makers of our age. 512 pages
Wallpaper* City Guide Rio De Janeiro
£6.95A tightly edited, discreetly packaged selection of city highlights for the design-conscious visitor. Each Wallpaper* City Guide unearths the most happening restaurants and nightlife, the buzziest hotels, the most influential art galleries and enticing retail, the very best in local design, and the historical styles and contemporary architecture that define a destination. Local writers have delved deep into the urban psyche to enable you to come away from your trip, however brief, with a real flavour of the creative scene and the satisfaction you’ve seen all that you should. Paperback.
£29.95Charismatic, trendsetting and compelling, 69 of the world's most influential and creative men presented by cult style-bible 'Fantastic Man'. This publication celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the magazine. Featuring some of today's biggest male celebrities, including Tom Ford and David Beckham. Photography is provided by renowned photographers such as Bruce Weber and Wolfgang Tillmans. Hardback, 572 pages 1.3 kg, 18.4 x 25.4 x 5.4 cm
£29.95The first monograph on German graphic designer and educator Otl Aicher. He was an internationally acclaimed graphic designer and educator, renowned for his corporate identity work, visual communication systems and typography. He emerged as an influential innovator in the field of visual communication, keenly informed by a strong sense of politics, social responsibility and theology. Aicher promoted forthright communication through simple, elegant, elemental presentation. This book features extensive illustrations from private archives, museums and Aicher's estate. Hardback, 240 pages 1.5 kg, 25.3 x 29.1 x 2.7 cm
£19.95100 of most exciting new chefs and restaurants around the world are selected in this book as part of Phaidon's 10 x 10 series. From Singapore to New York, Stockholm to Surrey, Hong Kong to Paris, these chefs are pushing their craft to new heights and are now receiving attention for their standard of cooking. The book presents the chefs sample menus, signature recipes, favourite ingredients, and photographs of the chefs at work. Hardback, 448 pages.
£35.00A detailed study of one of the most important and prolific designers of the twentieth century. This comprehensive monograph is the only detailed study of his remarkable career and includes a catalogue of his complete works of architecture and exhibition, interior and product design. This book discusses Castiglioni's wide range of diverse projects including the spatial design work that dominated his early career as well as late. The book contains more than 800 photographs and drawings which does full justice to his designs that won eight prestigious Compasso d'Oro prizes. Paperback, 480 pages 2.7 kg, 25.4 x 27.9 x 4.4 cm
£29.95Eero Saarinen was one of the world's most celebrated architects at the time of his tragic death at the age of 51. This volume is the most thorough monograph to be published to date on Eero Saarinen and the first major publication on the architect in 40 years. Organised into 14 chapters chronologically, it traces Saarinen's life and career from his childhood in Finland through the collaboration with his father, to his iconic airport projects of the 1960s. Documenting more than sixty commissions and competitions with approximately 300 including period photography by renowned architectural photographers, such as Ezra Stoller and Harvey Croze. A great book examining how Saarinen was perceived in the past as well as the present with rarely seen sketches and plans. Paperback, 250 pages.
Alphadoodler activity book
£9.99Alphadoodler is an electrifying activity book that brings letters to life. Developed by award winning graphic designer Jan Bajtlik the book invites children to take an anarchic approach to the alphabet for their own creative expression. Packed with activities for children to draw, scribble, cut, stick, paint and design. The letters are camouflaged in various settings including a messy bedroom and skiiing down a mountain as well as morphed into creepy crawlies, skyscrapers and ghost letters. The letters being something that has been brought to life will excite children and inspire their imagination whilst learning. Paperback, 156 pages.
£19.99The last few decades have seen a huge growth in interest in photography, with Art photography now recognised as central to the development of modern and contemporary art. Within this book David Bate introduces the major themes from the earliest days of photography in the 1830s to the present day. The reader is able to examine the many ways in which photography and art have intersected. Art photography has become global, vibrant and diverse and this is shown from pictorialism and documentary to archives, narratives and conceptual uses of photography. This is an essential introductory guide from one of the leading writers in the field for students, gallery-goers and all those interested in photography. Paperback, 160 pages.
Information is Beautiful
£25.00A visual guide to the way the world really works. Every day, every hour, every minute we are bombarded by information - from television, from newspapers, from the internet and perhaps we get lost within it all. This book contains visually stunning displays of information that blend the facts with their connections, their contexts and their relationships - making information meaningful, entertaining and beautiful. The book keeps text to a minimum using unique visuals with colour illustrations that are easy to flick through but intriguing. Hardback, 256 pages 1 kg, 19.4 x 25.2 x 2.6 cm
Information is Beautiful
Hello Nature: Draw Collect Make and Grow
£12.95A new nature activity book that explores the natural world around us. The reader's very own nature scrapbook that is packed with fascinating facts and brilliant activities. Doodle, draw and colour in leaves, plants, butterflies and much more. The book will also teach how to make your own leaf prints, twig sculptures and mini beast hotels. The beautiful, distinctive illustrations explore the weird and wonderful things you can find all around you. In the park, in the back garden or even sitting indoors! Paperback, 224 pages.
Life Hacks: Uncommon solutions to Common Problems
£7.99Life Hacks: A strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one's time and daily activities in a more efficient way - Oxford English Dictionary. Life hacks contains over thirty solutions to everyday problems encountered in the home or out and about. Each life hack is demonstrated in a full colour photograph for easy reference for the reader. Hardback, 64 pages.
£14.00A travel book for contemporary and urban travellers. An immersion in daily life and an inspiring reading of the city across its atmospheres and inhabitants. The reader will be guided by pictures and around 30 addresses in order to discover the city differently. Texts French/ English. Paperback, 80 pages.
New Branding. Start me up!
£35.00Start me up! is a compendium of innovative corporate design for a new generation. This book is brimming with imaginative business ideas presenting brands that break away from stereotypes through their visual identities. From the book the reader is shown that entrepreneurship is more personal than ever as it features outstanding work that results when young founders turn to creative agencies then turning their business ideas into personalised narratives through visual storytelling strategies. Little brand, big effect: Start me up! truly showcases the best in branding from around the world. Hardback, 256 pages.
New Branding. Start me up!
The Monocle Guide to Better Living
£40.00The guide is original, informative, comprehensive and entertaining that is full of writing, reports and recommendations. It is an upbeat survey of products and ideas that are built to treasure and last, it is not about glitz. Monocle is one of the most successful magazines to be developed in the past decade. The better living guide is an intelligent publication that continually inspires a global readership who are interested in everything from diplomacy to design. This is their first ever book and it focuses on a core theme: how to live well. Hardback, 408 pages.
The Still Life
£40.00This book showcases the evolution of this age - old genre in striking product portraiture by some of today's most imaginative photographers, stylists and designers. Still life has been making a speedy comeback onto contemporary platforms - from glossy magazines to Instagram feeds. The book showcases the new directions in product portraiture by the best in photography, styling and design. Still life staples such as fruit bowls are still seen in modern day arrangements, however are now presented alongside the latest fashion accessories or luxury gadgets showing the progression of still life. Elaborate tabletops, collages, installations, and photographic illustrations which feature in The Still Life bridge the past and present making an inspiring visual read. Hardback, 288 pages.
The Still Life
Design as Art
£9.99An illustrated journey into the artistic possibilities of modern design translated by Patrick Creagh and published as part of the 'Penguin on Design' series in Penguin Modern Classics. Bruno Munari was among the most inspirational designers of all time, he was described by Picasso as 'the new Leonardo'. Munari insisted that design should be beautiful, functional and accessible. It is within this book that his ideas are set out about visual, graphic and industrial design looking at how it plays a role in objects we use everyday. He turns his illuminating gaze to lamps, road signs, typography, advertising and more. This book will enlighten the reader to think; how do we see the world around us? Paperback, 224 pages
Design as Art
Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects
£12.99World - renowned curator Hans Ulrich Obrist offers a unique opportunity to learn about the lives and creativity of the world leading artists. Since the age of 19 Obrist has conducted ongoing conversations with the world's greatest living artists. Within this book he has selected 19 of the greatest figures and presents their conversations, offering the reader intimacy with the artists and insight into their creative processes. The books explores the meaning of art and artists today, their varying approaches to creating, and a sense of how their thinking evolves over time. Artists included are; David Hockney, Gilbert and George, Gerhard Richter, Louise Bourgeois, Rem Koolhaas and Oscar Niemeyer. A wonderful and unique book for those interested in modern art. Paperback, 720 pages.
Design Museum in a Box
£14.99One hundred iconic works of art and design, published to mark the museum's relaunch in Kensington. The Design Museum is home to the visionaries that shape our lives and create our futures. The museum spotlights era - defining designs in fashion, interiors, architecture, transport and technology. This is a 'museum in a box' containing 100 world - famous designs, including the first apple computer, chairs by Eames and the iconic mini cooper. Deyan Sudjic is the Director of The Design Museum, born in London and studied Architecture in Edinburgh. He has also worked as a critic, editor, curator and author. Paperback, 100 pages
Design Museum in a Box
Palette 02: Multicolour
£34.50Palette No. 2: Multicolour looks at the most engaging use of colour in design, packaging, fashion and architecture today. Shunning the use of singular colour, the harmonious use of multiple hues are displayed and discussed, presenting a veritable rainbow of striking images. Colours are increasingly being used as a powerful communication tool, and their striking presence conveys a variety of meanings which Multicolour displays in full. Looking at visual communication solutions based on a rich palette, Palette No.2: Multicolour amasses a hoard of identity systems, stationery, art direction, installations and environmental graphics that feature a blend of colours in one place. Through the colourful showcase, the title lends a striking perspective to what makes colour a practical and powerful tool to simplify ideas and catch people’s eyes from near and afar. Paperback: 256 pages Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 2 x 24.9 cm
Palette 02: Multicolour
Dotted Visuals: Polka Dots in Contemporary Graphic Design
£0.00Dotted Visuals selects the most innovative work of recent years featuring the humble polka dot in the fields of art, design and fashion. An elemental unit of design in the universe, the dot has an aesthetic appeal that is perhaps part instinctual and part referential as virtually everything found from the micro to the macro level is based on this simple form. Its prevalent presence in the fashion industry, graphic design and space design speaks volumes about its irreplaceable role in the creative world. The publication tries to illustrate the charm of dots by displaying brilliant graphic design projects from around the world. The projects featured stand out for their distinctly stylish traits and the designers’ imaginations and innovations. Spare yet elegant, its use continues to appeal to designers as a motif with broad applications for a variety of disciplines from fashion, to graphics, typography and space design. Isolated or in a crowd, black and white or in colour, indistinct or in sharp focus, the multiplicity of effects are endless. Spanning the globe, Dotted Visuals selects the most innovative work of recent years featuring the humble polka dot in the fields of art, design and fashion.
£14.0080 pages of images enhanced with forty addresses to plan your future trips, to remember your favourite holiday or to inspire yourself for new destinations! The books of travel photography in the Destination series are not travel guides but an invitation to travel! The Destination collection provides two series of contemporary books which provide photographic and inspirational reading The TRAVEL Destination books project us into the cities’ atmosphere and make us want to travel in order to discover places and meet exciting people Full color / Coated paper Soft cover - 80 pages 13 x 19 cm Texts French/English
CITIX60 - Paris
£9.99Cultural and taking pride in her rich history, Paris is a natural trendsetter for all things beautiful. Whether it’s a one-day stopover or a longer trip, CITIx60 Paris city guide is your inspirational guide to places that only insiders of the French capital know and go. The pocket-sized guide sports an artistic edge with a city map jacket drawn by Allan Deas as well as practical info essential for a satisfying trip. A unique collaboration with local creatives from selected cities, each CITIx60 City Guide points you to 60 hangouts loved by 60 stars of the cities’ creative scene, covering architecture, art spaces, shops and markets, eating and entertainment. All featured artists and designers are at the cutting edge of what’s on and when, and known for their accomplishments in fields across advertising, architecture and graphics, fashion, industry and food, music and publishing. Paperback: 132 pages Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 2.8 x 17.3 cm
CITIX60 - Paris
CITIX60 - New York
£9.99Diverse and never lacking in surprises, New York is where one realises opportunities and dreams. Whether it’s a one-day stopover or a longer trip, CITIx60 New York city guide is your inspirational guide to places that only insiders of the Big Apple know and go. This pocket-sized guide sports an artistic edge with a city map jacket drawn by Mike Perry as well as practical info essential for a satisfying trip. A unique collaboration with local creatives from selected cities, each CITIx60 City Guide points you to 60 hangouts loved by 60 stars of the cities’ creative scene, covering architecture, art spaces, shops and markets, eating and entertainment. All featured artists and designers are at the cutting edge of what’s on and when, and known for their accomplishments in fields across advertising, architecture and graphics, fashion, industry and food, music and publishing. Paperback: 132 pages Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 2.8 x 17.5 cm
CITIX60 - New York
CITIx60 - Berlin
£9.99Citix60 is a pocket-sized informative, handpicked list of local hot spots for travellers who are ready to lose themselves into the truest spirit of the world's most exhilarating design hubs. Focusing on urban life, each volume is a unique collaboration with 60 regional creatives who have distinctive tastes and vision in life and disciplines varying from music, design, architecture, advertising and food etc. Whether it's a one day stopover, or a week-long journey, CITIx60 is your inspirational sputnik. Paperback: 132 pages Language: English Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 2.8 x 17 cm
CITIx60 - Berlin
£28.00British artist and designer Stuart Haygarth gathers discarded or overlooked objects and elevates them into art. He makes exquisite designs and stunning installations out of common detritus and everyday waste. Yet his work is as much about the process of collecting and collating materials as it is the creation of value or beauty. For Strand – the Old English and Old German word for ‘beach’ – he walked the entire length of the English south coast, from Gravesend to Land’s End, picking up hundreds of man-made items left washed up on the shore. Combs, lighters and baby dolls, plastic balls, toys, containers and shoes were just some of the many objects he gathered on the 450-mile trip. Back in the studio, he categorised every item by type and colour before arranging them into precise compositions and photographing them. Displaying the formal rigour of the designer and the aesthetic eye of the artist, the resulting images seduce with their beauty and visual immediacy. The objects form an archive of sorts, a fragmented narrative of unknown people’s lives, as well as a material document of Haygarth’s journey. But his beautiful pictures tell another tale too: the story of our reckless pollution of the environment, for each of these manufactured objects has been thrown away and then carried by the world’s oceans and seas. They are the flotsam and jetsam of daily life. 128 pages Hardback 26 x 21 cm landscape 56 colour illustrations April 2016
21st Century Design revised edition
£30.00A fully comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the contemporary design landscape, 21st Century Design guides the reader through the often bewildering array of contemporary movements, styles and trends and identifying the most important designers working in the world today as well as the projects that are pivot-points for the future of design. Intelligently and provocatively written, it places the contemporary scene in a historic framework and explores the cultural and technological forces shaping design now and in the future. The text explains the vigorous debates under way in - and between - areas including architecture, fashion, interiors and product design in a way that is accessible and engaging. The book includes both the avant-garde and mass-market ends of the design spectrum. Hardcover: 464 pages Publisher: Goodman-Fiell; Revised edition edition (10 Oct. 2013) Language: English Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 3.4 x 24.7 cm
ABC Word Play
£12.99An engaaging, hands-on alphabet extravaganza by Fany Perret. The letters of the alphabet come to life in this bright, graphic, and delightfully interactive ABC novelty board book that pairs early learning with captivating play Just punch out the oversize neon letters and assemble the simple words featured on each spread, or spell new words. It's the perfect way to play, spell and learn, from A to Z!