Gifts for Architects

Anglepoise Type 75 Desk Lamp - Paul Smith Third Edition Anglepoise Type 75 Desk Lamp - Paul Smith Third Edition

Anglepoise Type 75 Desk Lamp - Paul Smith Third Edition

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The latest edition of this collaboration between two classic names in design: Paul Smith and Anglepoise.  Paul Smith's design for the third edition exhibits a bold primary colour palette, inspired by the visual vocabulary of Dutch painter Mondrian’s De Stijl. Originally created for Anglepoise by leading British industrial product designer, Sir Kenneth Grange, the timeless Type 75 design provides the perfect canvas for a designer known for his mastery of colour. Its streamlined, modernist form has become the designer’s palette and its no-frills, mechanical functionality is highlighted by his playful colour-by-component approach.
The Language of Cities The Language of Cities

The Language of Cities

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Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum, defines the greatest artefact of all time: the city. An entertaining and insightful study of the modern city and how it has evolved in the twenty-first century. Sudjic considers the differences between capital cities and the rest to understand why it is that we often feel more comfortable in our identities as Londoners, Muscovites, or Mumbaikars than in our national identities.  
African Modernism - The Architecture of Independence African Modernism - The Architecture of Independence

African Modernism - The Architecture of Independence

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In the 1950s and 1960s, most African countries gained independence from their respective colonial power and architecture became one of the principal means by which the newly formed countries expressed their national identity. This groundbreaking book investigates for the first time the relationship between architecture and nation building in Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, Cote d'Ivoire, and Zambia. The book features well over one hundred buildings with brief descriptive texts, images, site plans and selected floor plans and sections. Paperback, 640 pages 4 kg, 24.1 x 33 x 3.8 cm
On and by Frank Lloyd Wright

On and by Frank Lloyd Wright

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This volume brings together the most important essays on and by Lloyd Wright, providing both an illuminating study of one of the key figures of the 20th century, as well as an overview of the very principles that are at the foundation of great architecture. Each essay is illustrated with archival material. Contains fourteen analytical essays that use Wright's buildings as a means to understanding his complex creative process. Paperback, 372 pages 1.1 kg, 17.2 x 24.5 x 4.1 cm
The Future of Architecture Since 1889

The Future of Architecture Since 1889

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Jean-Louis Cohen, one of today's most distinguished architectural historians and critics, gives an authoritative and compelling account of the twentieth century, tracing an arc from industrialisation through computerisation, and linking architecture to developments in art, technology, urbanism and critical theory. Encompassing both well-known masters and previously neglected but significant architects, this book also reflects Cohen's deep knowledge of architecture across the globe, and in places such Eastern Europe and colonial Africa and South America that have rarely been included in histories of this period. It is richly illustrated not only with buildings, projects and plans, but also with publications, portraits, paintings, diagrams, film stills, and exhibitions, showing the immense diversity of architectural thought and production throughout the twentieth century. Hardback, 528 pages 2 kg, 21.3 x 27.7 x 3.8 cm  
30:30 Landscape Architecture

30:30 Landscape Architecture

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30 of the most renowned landscape architects explore the work of the 30 of the world's top emerging architects with more than 500 illustrations. A global and influential group of landscape architects divulge fascinating details about their work - including their inspirations and design processes, as well as debate the key issues for landscape architects today and in the future. Features some of the best-known and most established landscape architects in the world as well as the best and brightest of the next generation of designers. By Meaghan Kobol Hardback, 320 pages 2.3 kg, 25.7 x 29.6 x 3.4 cm
The High Line The High Line

The High Line

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The first-hand, behind-the-scenes account of the creative inspiration behind the High Line, the transformative public 'park in the sky' that has reshaped global perceptions of urban space. The first full documentation that visually charts the journey of this global landmark from the designer's point of view. Hundreds of illustrations showcase every aspect of the project and its unforeseen influence in its entirety. Includes previously unpublished archival materials such as the drawings behind the original proposal and exclusive images of construction. Hardback, 452 pages 500 g, 23.2 x 34 x 4.4 cm
Peter Marino: Art Architecture

Peter Marino: Art Architecture

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A profile of architect Peter Marino's extensive, collaborative process of commissioning art for luxury brand spaces and private clients worldwide. Dubbed 'The Leather Daddy of Luxury' by New York Magazine, Peter Marino is the premier architect of luxury brand spaces worldwide, including for Chanel, Dior, and Louis Vuitton, in cities including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Munich, Singapore and Tokyo. This is the first book to look at the collaborative process by which Marino has commissioned site-specific works for luxury retail spaces from artists. The process of these collaborations is documented here through personal anecdotes, notes, diaristic photographs and sketches, culminating in beautifully photographed images of the final work in situ. Hardback, 240 pages 1.8 kg, 24.8 x 30.9 x 2.6 cm  
Ettore Sottsass

Ettore Sottsass

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A lavishly illustrated monograph chronicling the life and works of the unparalleled Italian designer and architect. A gorgeous object in itself, the unique design of the book allows it to either be read cover-to-cover as a narrative history, or by discipline, picking up the relative thread under each period, with multi-coloured tabs to distinguish each sub-chapter. Packed with 800 beautiful images taken from the extensive Sottsass archives as well as drawings and sketchings, many of which have never been published before. Also includes four short essays from experts in their fields, including Deyan Sudjic, director of London's Design Museum. Hardback, 500 pages 3.1 kg, 25.1 x 32.8 x 5.1 cm  
Mies Mies

Mies

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The most definitive monograph ever published on the modern master of architecture, Mies van der Rohe, by Detlef Mertins. Unprecedented in scope and illustrated with more than 700 original drawings, plans, diagrams, and contemporary and archival photographs. Mertins' rich and highly readable text traces the aesthetic and intellectual context for all Mies' work, with in-depth discussions of his most important projects. Mies paints a fascinating portrait of the famed architect whose contribution to the modern urban landscape cannot be overlooked. Hardback, 544 pages 3 kg, 24.6 x 31.2 x 4.6 cm  

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Le Corbusier Le Grand - midi edition Le Corbusier Le Grand - midi edition

Le Corbusier Le Grand - midi edition

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A spectacular visual biography of the life and work of Le Corbusier (1887–1965), one of Modernism’s most influential architects, urban planners, and theorists. Approximately 2,000 images and documents, many previously unpublished, feature his major built works, urban plans, paintings, publications, and furniture as well as sketches, archival photographs, and personal correspondence. Rarely seen photographs and correspondence shed new light on Le Corbusier’s relationships with Josephine Baker, Eileen Gray, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Jean Prouvé, and many others. Hardback, 864 pages 846 g, 23.5 x 5.1 x 29.8 cm
MAD works MAD architects

MAD works MAD architects

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A complete overview of the most important contemporary architecture practice ever to have emerged from China. It documents the buildings of the MAD architects and traces the development of their ideas through associated practice including art, research, and exhibition projects. MAD works is illustrated with photographs, architectural drawings, and 3D visualizations to explore their works, unbuilt projects, and future ideas. Dimensions L 25 cm x H 29 cm 240 pages
The School of Life sea paperweight The School of Life sea paperweight

The School of Life sea paperweight

£35.00

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Modern version of 'memento mori'. A Latin expression meaning 'remember that you have to die' originating from a practice common in Ancient Rome in the form of a beautiful object. Meditate on the struggles of everyday life as a sailor battling the waves might. We can also, in the midst of our struggles, appreciate the beauty and grandeur of what we’re up against. Glass paperweights Pleasing to look at and should serve as daily inspiration Paper covered gift box Booklet Large 80 mm Themes available: Stars and sea
Ola Studio pocket notebooks A6 Ola Studio pocket notebooks A6

Ola Studio pocket notebooks A6

£7.50

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Pocket size layflat notebook featuring Layflat binding allowing the user to work across two pages simultaneously, and the book to rest open at a chosen page Each features a traditionally printed cover that’s flexible, so will fit comfortably into any pocket or bag, and 80 soft white pages that are sewn at the spine for durability Printed on FSC certified stocks using vegetable based inks Made in the UK 105 x 148 mm (A6) 300 gsm embossed paper cover 80 plain pages Sent carefully packed in a padded sleeve Available design: Diamond print in Phthalo green; Curve print in Smoke grey
The School of Life stars paperweight The School of Life stars paperweight

The School of Life stars paperweight

£25.00

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Modern version of 'memento mori'. A Latin expression meaning 'remember that you have to die' originating from a practice common in Ancient Rome in the form of a beautiful object. This image, taken by the Hubble telescope, says nothing directly about what happened today at work or in our relationships. Its function is to make us feel small. That’s normally unpleasant, but to be made to feel small by something so much more majestic and powerful than we are has something redeeming and enhancing about it. Glass paperweights Pleasing to look at and should serve as daily inspiration Paper covered gift box Booklet Small 60 mm Themes available: Stars and sea
Achille Castiglioni

Achille Castiglioni

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A 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  
Eero Saarinen Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen

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Eero 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.
Design Museum in a Box Design Museum in a Box

Design Museum in a Box

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One 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
Artek N 65 Chair Artek N 65 Chair

Artek N 65 Chair

£245.00

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The N65 Children's Chair is a smaller version of the Artek Chair 65 that was designed by the Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto. With its simple design and comfortable structure, this chair for children would fit beautifully in any bedroom or within a play area. A safe, sturdy chair with L-shaped legs that are designed to be able to withstand bumps or knocks! The legs and back of the chair are made of natural varnished birch wood, making it suitable for a variety of interiors. The round seat offers options of birch wood, white laminate or black linoleum. H 60cm W 35cm D 38cm  Please note: delivery times for this product are 12-15 weeks
Artek 60 Stool Birch Artek 60 Stool Birch

Artek 60 Stool Birch

£212.00

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The three legged Artek stool is another example of Alvar Aalto's close working relationship with birch. The stool's sleek style shows his ability to create smooth curved wooden surfaces. The stool is great for use within the home or office, its ability to be stackable makes it easily stored away to create space when needed. Heigh 44cm Diameter 38cm  Delivery: 3-4 weeks for this product
Future Systems

Future Systems

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Future Systems is an architectural and design practice who have rocked the architectural world with their daring forms and inventive design philosophy that merges modern ideas with natural shapes and technological innovations from other fields. This book by Deyan Sudjic presents a sophisticated selection of work from the past twenty-five years - some of it previously unpublished. It celebrates the perfected accomplishments for which Future Systems are recognized today, as well as looking at the more recent proposals and concepts that continue their forward-looking philosophy. Organised according to theme, this innovative format furthermore presents well-known works in a new light, permitting a fresh appreciation of Future Systems' oeuvre today - at their highest point of public acclaim yet. Hardback, 240 pages 1.2 kg, 25.2 x 29.2 x 3 cm  
Steven Holl Steven Holl

Steven Holl

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A comprehensive monograph on one of America's greatest living architects by award-winning author and architecture critic Robert McCarter. Robert McCarter has known and taught with Holl for over 30 years and provides an authoritative and personal examination of Holl and his work. Offers an extensive overview of both realised and unrealised works and the inspiration behind them. Richly illustrated with hundreds of colour photographs and Holl's own watercolours. Hardback, 288 pages 2.3 kg, 26 x 29.8 x 3.8 cm  
This Brutal World This Brutal World

This Brutal World

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A curated collection of some of the most powerful and awe-inspiring Brutalist architecture ever built This Brutal World is a global survey of this compelling and much-admired style of architecture. It brings to light virtually unknown Brutalist architectural treasures from across the former eastern bloc and other far flung parts of the world. It includes works by some of the best contemporary architects including Zaha Hadid and David Chipperfield as well as by some of the master architects of the 20th century including Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, Paul Rudolph and Marcel Breuer.
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Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things

Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things

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The most wide-ranging, comprehensive and inclusive book on small-scale architecture ever published. An inspiring, surprising and fun collection of 300 works of small-scale architecture including demountable, portable, transportable and inflatable structures as well as pavilions, installations, sheds, cabins, pods, capsules and tree houses.  Hardback, 336 pages 789 g, 12.4 x 18.4 x 3.1 cm
Breuer Breuer

Breuer

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The most comprehensive book on architect and designer Marcel Breuer (1902-1981). The book examines, in detail all the houses, furniture, and public buildings he designed in Europe and the United States. Trace Breuer's career from his beginning at the Bauhaus through his collaboration with Walter Gropius, and the establishment of his own practice in the USA. Hardback, 456 pages 800 g, 16 x 30.5 x 3.6 cm

Breuer

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Buckingham Palace Architectural Sculpture

Buckingham Palace Architectural Sculpture

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Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the British monarch This Chisel and Mouse sculpture is of the central portion of the East Front and contains the balcony from which the Royal Family acknowledges the crowds on momentous occasions and annually after Trooping the Colour. Each sculpture is handmade in Sussex, England.
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Trellick Tower Architectural Sculpture

Trellick Tower Architectural Sculpture

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Chisel and Mouse's architectural sculpture displays Erno Goldfinger's Trellick Tower, a striking Grade II listed 31-storey block of flats in North Kensington. Chisel and Mouse have sculpted the Brutalist housing block, complete with its separate lift tower which is linked at every third storey to the main block. Each sculpture is handmade in Sussex, England.
The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes

The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes

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Both a practical guide and a great source of inspiration, this book presents the interiors, furniture, and locations you need to know about along with portraits of the people who can make it happen. Most architecture and interior books show houses polished to perfection, manicured to the extent that it is hard to imagine anybody actually lives there: they seem to miss the point that homes are meant to be inhabited. A handbook for making a home that will stand the test of time; take knocks and scuffs in its stride; and where lives can unfold, children grow up, and dogs run wild. Hardback, 402 pages 1.7 kg, 20.3 x 26.9 x 3.3 cm
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Arch:You - Medium Arch:You - Medium

Arch:You - Medium

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ARCH:YOU is a series of houses in oak or concrete in three sizes. The oak houses come with natural or colourful roofs which add character to the simple archetypes. Concrete is an industrial product, and its nature makes each house unique. The raw appearance with features like tiny air bubbles and markings in the colour are part of the character of the material. 6 x 6 x 12 cm

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Arch:You - Small Arch:You - Small

Arch:You - Small

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ARCH:YOU is a series of houses in oak or concrete in three sizes. The oak houses come with natural or colourful roofs which add character to the simple archetypes. Concrete is an industrial product, and its nature makes each house unique. The raw appearance with features like tiny air bubbles and markings in the colour are part of the character of the material. 6 x 6 x 9 cm

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Identic Architecture Memory Game

Identic Architecture Memory Game

£15.00

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An architecture matching game to stimulate mind and memory. Observe and remember worldwide architectural masterpieces to win.
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Home Puzzle Home Puzzle

Home Puzzle

£45.00

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A 3D architectural puzzle. The puzzle has 17 pieces which, when separated can be reimagined as pieces of furniture or a town. The game works on the double principal of brainteaser and construction game. When built - 10.5 × 10.5 x 15 cm
Archimetric Architects Sketchbook Archimetric Architects Sketchbook

Archimetric Architects Sketchbook

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Archimetric is a sketchbook conceived for architects, designers and everyone who cares about scaled drafting. The pages are ruled at a scale of 1/100° and 1/50° for precision, with blank pages included for notes and freehand drawings. This sketchbook also comes with drawing instruments, including a scale ruler, T-square and protractor, as well as a bookmark. 272 pages | 17 x 24 cm | 100gr milimeter sheet 1/100° + 1/50° One supplied.
Archifold Architectural Origami Set

Archifold Architectural Origami Set

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Archifold is a series of origami sheets of paper with patterns based on the framework used by architects to create plans. A diagram is included in the envelope with guidelines for 'building' a little house, but it’s only one of the many possible designs offered by this set. Each envelope contains 34 doubled side printed sheets of paper. Paper is 20 x 20 cm, 60g/m2. Be creative, be an architect.
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Iconic Architecture Card Game

Iconic Architecture Card Game

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Discover contemporary architecture through a well-known game. A 'happy families' card game featuring the greatest contemporary architectural icons. Projects are divided into seven groups; events, house, tower, culture, religion, housing, museum. Projects have been selected for their diversity, architectural, technical and cultural aspects but also for their propensity to be easily identified. Deck of 44 cards | 6.5 × 10.5 × 2 cm
Anglepoise Type 75 Desk Lamp - Paul Smith Special Edition Blue Anglepoise Type 75 Desk Lamp - Paul Smith Special Edition Blue

Anglepoise Type 75 Desk Lamp - Paul Smith Special Edition Blue

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The Paul Smith Special Edition is a stunning new interpretation of the classic Anglepoise Type75 table lamp. It combines the unmistakable form and function of an Anglepoise lamp with the unique handprint of one of Britain’s foremost designers. Created for Anglepoise by leading British industrial product designer, Sir Kenneth Grange, the timeless Type75 design provides the perfect canvas for a designer known for his mastery of colour. Its streamlined, modernist form has become the designer’s palette and its no-frills, mechanical functionality is highlighted by his playful colour-by-component approach.
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Spirit Level Pendant

Spirit Level Pendant

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A miniature spirit level to be worn as a necklace charm. Meticulously detailed in matt and polished stainless steel. Complete with chain.
Wrench Pendant

Wrench Pendant

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A miniature wrench to be worn as a necklace charm. Meticulously detailed in matt and polished stainless steel. Complete with chain.
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Scissors Pendant Set Scissors Pendant Set

Scissors Pendant Set

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A miniature set of specialist tools to be worn as necklace charms. Meticulously detailed in matt and polished stainless steel. Set of 3 pendants complete with chain and red toolbox. Includes styling scissors, tailoring scissors and detail scissors.
Pliers Pendant Set Pliers Pendant Set

Pliers Pendant Set

£75.00

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A miniature set of specialist tools to be worn as necklace charms. Meticulously detailed in matt and polished stainless steel. Set of 3 pendants complete with chain and red toolbox. Includes diagonal cutter, shear and long nose pliers.
Tools Pendant Set Tools Pendant Set

Tools Pendant Set

£75.00

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A miniature set of specialist tools to be worn as necklace charms. Meticulously detailed in matt and polished stainless steel. Set of 3 pendants complete with chain and red toolbox. Includes screwdriver, hammer and wood chisel.
Brick Hammer Pendant

Brick Hammer Pendant

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A miniature brick hammer to be worn as a necklace charm. Meticulously detailed in matt and polished stainless steel. Complete with chain.
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Claw Hammer Pendant

Claw Hammer Pendant

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A miniature claw hammer to be worn as a necklace charm. Meticulously detailed in matt and polished stainless steel. Complete with chain.
Embroidery Scissors Pendant

Embroidery Scissors Pendant

£32.00

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A miniature pair of embroidery scissors to be worn as a necklace charm. Meticulously detailed in matt and polished stainless steel. Complete with chain.
Tailoring Scissors Pendant

Tailoring Scissors Pendant

£32.00

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A miniature pair of tailoring scissors to be worn as a necklace charm. Meticulously detailed in matt and polished stainless steel. Complete with chain.
Measure Up Pendant Set Measure Up Pendant Set

Measure Up Pendant Set

£75.00

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A miniature set of specialist tools to be worn as necklace charms. Meticulously detailed in matt and polished stainless steel. Set of three pendants complete with chain and red toolbox. Includes calipers, ruler and L square.
Fifty Modern Buildings That Changed The World

Fifty Modern Buildings That Changed The World

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The history of modern architecture is as diverse as it is beautiful, varying wildly from region to region and era to era. Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, explores 50 of the most significant and striking buildings in the world, from the modernist aesthetic of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye to the eye-catching flair of Beijing's CCTV Headquarters.
Mid-Century Modern Complete

Mid-Century Modern Complete

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This definitive survey of one of the most popular, collectable and dynamic periods of international design offers a rich overview of all aspects of the subject.  It covers furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles, product design, industrial design, graphics and posters, as well as architecture and interior design. Complete with thirteen specially commissioned essays by renowned experts and over 1,000 mainly colour illustrations, this is a must-have for any design aficionado, collector or reader seeking inspiration for their home. Hardback, 544 pages 3.6 kg, 25.1 x 31.9 x 5 cm

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