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Life Hacks: Uncommon solutions to Common Problems Life Hacks: Uncommon solutions to Common Problems

Life Hacks: Uncommon solutions to Common Problems

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Life 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
The Monocle Guide to Better Living

The Monocle Guide to Better Living

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The 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. 
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, the Director of The Design Museum, was born in London and studied Architecture in Edinburgh. He has also worked as a critic, editor, curator and author
Dotted Visuals: Polka Dots in Contemporary Graphic Design Dotted Visuals: Polka Dots in Contemporary Graphic Design

Dotted Visuals: Polka Dots in Contemporary Graphic Design

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Dotted 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.
Fäviken Fäviken

Fäviken

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An exclusive insight into one of the world’s most interesting restaurants, Fäviken Magasinet, and its remarkable head chef Magnus Nilsson Narrative texts, photographs and recipes explain head chef Magnus Nilsson's remarkable approach to sourcing and cooking with ingredients that are farmed and hunted in the immediate vicinity of the restaurant, and how he creates a seasonal cycle of menus based on them The text in Fäviken will provide inspiration for chefs and food-lovers all over the world and are fully accessible to the general reader

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The Documentary Impulse The Documentary Impulse

The Documentary Impulse

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Award-winning photographer Stuart Franklin's exploration of how we, as humans, are driven to visually document our experiences and the world around us. Stuart Franklin took one of the most powerful photographs of the twentieth century - the 'tank man' in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, 1989.   From his insightful position as a photographer, Franklin explores why we are driven to visually document our experiences and the world around us. He focuses on photography but traces this universal need through art, literature and science.
Shiro Kuramata Shiro Kuramata

Shiro Kuramata

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The first complete monograph on influential Japanese designer Shiro Kuramata (1934–91), presented across two volumes in a specially designed acrylic slipcase. The first volume includes text by Deyan Sudji, which covers Kuramata's whole life and the radical changes in Japan through which he lived, and explains in detail the ideas, relationships and technical innovations that made his work possible. Also presents a selection of Kuramata's writings that have been translated into English for the first time, giving the reader a sense of his poetic, humorous and thoughtful intellect. The second volume is a catalogue of works, presenting the over 600 pieces of furniture, products and interiors that Kuramata designed in his lifetime, most of which have never been published. Hardback, 416 pages 3 kg, 32 x 36.3 x 5.8 cm  
The Design Book

The Design Book

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The greatest compilation of inspirational design and must-have products ever assembled in one amazingly-priced collectable book An extraordinary journey through the objects that have shaped our society, from the first attempts to combine function and beauty in the nineteenth century, through the machine aesthetics of the thirties, the advent of plastic and other new materials in the fifties and sixties, up to the 'classics'-to-be of the last ten years The objects in this book - all of which are still in production today - are presented chronologically: each on a single page with a large image and a concise caption, written by one of over fifty experts in the field of design Hardback 512 pages Weight: 610g Dimensions: 12.7 x 16.5 x 3.3cm
Wallpaper* City Guide New York

Wallpaper* City Guide New York

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A 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.
Paul Rand

Paul Rand

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A definitive study of a pioneering figure in American graphic design. Adopting what he called a 'problem-solving' approach, he drew on the ideas of European avant-garde art movements such as Cubism, Constructivism and De Stijl, and synthesized them to produce his own distinctive graphic language. As an art director, teacher, writer and design consultant to major companies including IBM, Oliveti and Ford, he was a major force and influence in the field of graphics and visual communication and enjoyed a committed following. Rand's career spanned almost seven decades and numerous chapters of design history. By Steven Heller, with texts by Armin Hofmann, George Lois and Jessica Helfand

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Marks of Excellence

Marks of Excellence

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A revised and expanded edition of the best-selling Marks of Excellence title, including 500 new images plus 80 pages of additional material First published in 1997, Marks of Excellence offers a rigorous exploration of the trademark: its history, development, style, classification and relevance in today's world The book includes extensive discussion of its origins in heraldry, monograms, owner's marks and certificates of origins, and also contains a comprehensive taxonomy of trademarks and an alphabetical index of trademark themes
Modern Architecture Since 1900

Modern Architecture Since 1900

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A penetrating analysis of the modern architectural tradition and its origins by William J R Curtis Since its first publication in 1982, Modern Architecture Since 1900 has become established as a contemporary classic For the third edition the text has been radically revised and expanded, incorporating much new material and a fresh appreciation of regional identity and variety Worldwide in scope, it combines a clear historical outline with masterly analysis and interpretation Technical, economic, social and intellectual developments are brought together in a comprehensive narrative which provides a setting for the detailed examination of buildings Throughout the book the author's focus is on the individual architect, and on the qualities that give outstanding buildings their lasting value
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 800g Dimensions: 16 x 30.5 x 3.6cm

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Jutaku: Japanese Houses Jutaku: Japanese Houses

Jutaku: Japanese Houses

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Frenetic. Pulsating. Disorienting. Japan’s contemporary culture is constantly in flux, with a host of new architectural practices ushering in an era of continuous experimentation Featuring more than 400 houses - one per page, one image per house - Jutaku: Japanese Houses is a fast-paced, shock to the system that shines a Harajuku–bright neon light on the sheer volume, variety and novelty of contemporary Japanese residential architecture Hardback 512 pages Weight: 1kg Dimensions: 13.3 x 19.4 x 4.8cm
Little Leon Recipe Book - Sweet Treats

Little Leon Recipe Book - Sweet Treats

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There's no need to feel guilty for indulging in the sweet treats in this collection of recipes from Leon's award-winning cookbooks. Treats such as Spelt Pancakes, Roasted Peaches, Clementine Polenta Cake and the vegan Good Chocolate Cake both taste good and do you good. 64 pages
Design: An Essential Introduction

Design: An Essential Introduction

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Design: an essential introduction is a highly illuminating primer that explores and explains the different aspects of design and the design process - from a design brief to the complete lifecycle of products. It introduces in clear and concise language the different materials and production methods available to contemporary designers, which allow them to transform their design ideas into better products. This useful handbook also covers other design- relevant topics such as ergonomics, Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacture and rapid prototyping and additionally features a number of fascinating design case studies.
Poemotion 1

Poemotion 1

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In Poemotion 1 Japanese designer Takahiro Kurashima established a link to the motif of a “School of Seeing”  Abstract graphic patterns start to move as soon as the reader overlays them with the special film enclosed This playful, slim volume lets the ready discover the secret motion of each illustration 64 pages 30 illustrations Dimensions: 17 x 23cm
Little Leon Recipe Book - Brownies, Bars and Muffins

Little Leon Recipe Book - Brownies, Bars and Muffins

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Few of us can resist a baked treat and the Leon family are the masters of guilt-free baking, offering plenty of wheat-, dairy- or sugar-free options This super-stylish collection includes their classic Better Brownie, their nutty Almond Date Oat Muffins and energy packed Bar of Good Things 64 pages
PATTERNITY: A New Way of Seeing

PATTERNITY: A New Way of Seeing

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In this inspirational collection of photography and essays, pattern pioneers PATTERNITY offer an entirely new way of viewing the world around us. Pattern is everywhere we go and in everything we do. We wear patterns, we walk over them, we even eat, drink and think them but it's unlikely they demand too much of our attention. Innovative creative and cultural organization PATTERNITY exists to look beyond the mundane forms that we see every day to find the hidden beauty in the underlying patterns that normally pass us by. A source of endless inspiration and innovation, this uniquely curated book will open your eyes anew. Hardback | 224 pages
Conran on Colour

Conran on Colour

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Terence Conran explains how to make the most of this vibrant and dynamic ingredient in your home. Subtle and allusive, bold and invigorating, colour is one of the single most powerful elements in design and decoration. The choice of colours on offer to the home decorator is dazzling and potentially baffling - from coloured saucepans and kitchen appliances to paint and tiles Colour, like never before, is affordable and accessible; yet handling it effectively takes both confidence and a degree of expertise. Hardback | 224 pages
London in Fifty Design Icons

London in Fifty Design Icons

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The Design Museum reveals fifty design icons of its home city, London  The icons when viewed together, form a unique portrait of the city From the long-serving Routemaster buses and world-famous tube map to the miniskirts of the swinging sixties and the imposing silhouette of Battersea Power Station Join Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, as he unravels the visual history of one of our most complex and intriguing cities 112 pages Dimensions: 15.9 x 1.6 x 21.9cm
Reproducing Scholten & Baijings Reproducing Scholten & Baijings

Reproducing Scholten & Baijings

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Scholten and Baijings are nominated in Designs of the Year 2015. A beautiful insight into the creative processes of one of the most exciting European design duos to have emerged in the last ten years. Covering all aspects of their practice from textiles to ceramics, this new monograph is illustrated with photographs, models and sketches pulled directly from the firm's archives.  A complete list of their projects produced to date makes this an incomparable resource for professionals and enthusiasts alike.
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 112 pages Dimensions 16 x 21.2 x 1.6cm
Fifty Fashion Designers That Changed The World

Fifty Fashion Designers That Changed The World

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In the world of fashion trends come and go, but the work of a small number of designers has survived to stand the test of time. Fifty Fashion Designers That Changed The World is a collection of the most illustrious, innovative taste-makers the fashion world has ever seen From pioneers such as Coco Chanel and Christian Dior to the era-defining figures of Alexander McQueen and Paul Smith, explore the stories and examine the work of the 50 most ingenious and influential designers in fashion history Stunning photography illustrates the seminal designers selected by the Design Museum in conjunction with Lauren Cochrane, Assistant Fashion Editor at the Guardian 112 pages Dimensions: 15.7 x 21.7 x 1.7cm
Shh, We Have a Plan

Shh, We Have a Plan

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The latest book from award-winning illustrator Chris Haughton, one of the most exciting new voices in children's literature, comes a brand new A picture book about a beautiful bird, an unquenchable desire and plans gone awry
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 3.6kg Dimensions: 25.1 x 31.9 x 5cm
People

People

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Real, mythical and imaginary people come together in this stunning picture book A fisherman and a fishmonger, a slave and a goddess, a princess and a werewolf Stunningly illustrated with retro-looking silkscreened images

People

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The Architect Says: A Compendium of Quotes, Witticisms, Bons Mots, Insights and Wisdom on the Art of Building Design (Words of Wisdom)

The Architect Says: A Compendium of Quotes, Witticisms, Bons Mots, Insights and Wisdom on the Art of Building Design (Words of Wisdom)

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The Architect Says is a colorful compendium of quotations from more than one hundred of history’s most opinionated design minds. Paired on page spreads like guests at a dinner party, these sets of quotes convey a remarkable depth and diversity of thinking. Alternately wise and amusing, this elegant gem of a book makes the perfect gift for architects, students, and anyone curious about the ideas and personalities that have helped shape our built world.
Plain Simple Useful: The Essence of Conran Style

Plain Simple Useful: The Essence of Conran Style

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Terence Conran's style guide for easy living. Filled with inspirational interiors that are effortlessly stylish, confident and timeless. Organized according to the main activities that take place at home.
Palette 05: Pastel

Palette 05: Pastel

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The fifth edition in Viction:ary's Palette series, focusing on the use of pastel tones. Featuring 110 recent visual experiments and thoughtful solutions in fashion, product and extensive areas of communication designs. Three versions of the book with different page colours - one supplied.
Little London: Child-friendly Days Out and Fun Things To Do

Little London: Child-friendly Days Out and Fun Things To Do

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Little London is full of fun and fascinating things to do with little adventurers in the big city Get out and about and inspire your children’s imaginations Full of the capital's best-kept secrets, just waiting to be discovered, Little London contains over two hundred things to do all year round, all over the city, and best of all, most of them are free Bursting with activities, day trips and a few games, recipes and craft makes, there’s lots of ideas to keep tiny toddlers and older boys and girls entertained, and plenty for the big kids to enjoy too 224 pages Dimensions: 19 x 2.3 x 19cm
Fifty Dresses That Changed the World

Fifty Dresses That Changed the World

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The top 50 dresses that have made a substantial impact in the world of British design today From the 1915 Delphos Pleated dress to Hussein Chalayan's 2007 LED dress 112 pages Dimensions: 16.3 x 21.9 x 1.3cm
Velo - 2nd Gear: Bicycle Culture and Style Velo - 2nd Gear: Bicycle Culture and Style

Velo - 2nd Gear: Bicycle Culture and Style

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Choosing to ride a particular bike conveys an attitude and a way of life. Velo - 2nd Gear illuminates and celebrates contemporary bicycle culture’s diverse scenes. The book introduces coveted manufacturers, specialized boutiques, and historical tours. It also explains how each bike-related scene cultivates its own distinct codes through the choice of certain frames, jerseys, caps, or bags or by visiting specific events or key establishments. In doing so, the book shows why, for more and more people, bicycles have now replaced cars as the vehicles that best express their identity.
Hello, My Name is Paul Smith: Fashion and Other Stories

Hello, My Name is Paul Smith: Fashion and Other Stories

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This handsome volume celebrates over forty years of the playful and trendsetting English fashion brand and retailer Paul Smith. Published in association with the Design Museum, this volume celebrates not only the line’s fashion history, collections, and collaborations but also the inspirations and obsessions that have helped to transform a small bedroom-sized shop into an innovative global forum for culture and style.
12 Rules of Creativity

12 Rules of Creativity

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12 Rules Of Creativity is a book of twelve practical steps that help to stimulate your creativity Michael Atavar guides you through the basic principles of the creative process – how to begin, developing an original voice and working with creative blocks From beginner to famous artist, everyone at some time in their career will become stuck. These twelve rules will help you to navigate the stages of impasse, freeing up the log-jam of ideas Packed with tips and insider information, the book represents a useful repository of original ways of thinking – methods that can be applied to any area of creativity 'If you take one thing away from the reading of this book, it should be that creativity, as it manifests within you, is always possible' 272 pages Dimensions: 12 x 1.6 x 18cm
Confessions of an Advertising Man

Confessions of an Advertising Man

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Regarded as the father of modern advertising David Ogilvy created some of the most memorable advertising campaigns that set the standard for others to follow Ogilvy was also an expert in management. If you aspire to be a good manager in any kind of business then this is a must read Confessions of an Advertising Man is the distillation of all the successful Ogilvy concepts, tactics and techniques
Young Frank, Architect

Young Frank, Architect

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This whimsical children’s book by award-winning author and illustrator Frank Viva explores MoMA's collection A great introduction to MoMA’s diverse architecture and design collection An inspiration for budding architects as well as a lesson for those who think they’ve seen everything Ages three to eight
Copywriting: Successful Writing for Design, Advertising and Marketing

Copywriting: Successful Writing for Design, Advertising and Marketing

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Copywriting, Second Edition takes you through step-by-step processes that can help you to write content quickly and effectively. Teaches the art of writing great copy for digital media, branding, advertising, direct marketing, retailing, catalogues, company magazines and internal communications.
Eames: Beautiful Details

Eames: Beautiful Details

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Renowned designers Charles and Ray Eames are amongst the greatest designers of the 20th century This book celebrates the seamlessness and fluidity in which they operated as both a husband-and-wife team and as designers unrestricted by traditional professional boundaries Unlike any other book published on the Eameses before, this unique and sumptuous monograph is a visual celebration of their work and their life and is destined to become a collector's item The packaging design of the slipcase is a pattern inspired by the triangles and colours of one of their most inventive designs for children called "the toy." It also pays homage to the patterns they used on their well-loved House of Cards This book strives to visually celebrate the Eameses  life and work by taking the viewer through a delightful journey focusing on their "beautiful details."
I like it What is it? I like it What is it?

I like it What is it?

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I Like It. What Is It? is a collection of unique posters featuring catchy typographic slogans by designer Anthony Burrill. Simply pull out the detachable prints and display the bright statements on your wall. Artfully designed and printed using special colours, these bespoke artworks will brighten up any room or workspace. Burrill's persuasive and upbeat style of graphic communication will appeal to design lovers from all walks of life. Includes 30 pull-out posters, with details of the stories behind the designs on the back, and a page of witty stickers including 'This Way Down' and 'Sorry, We're Open!'
Still Lifes, California Still Lifes, California

Still Lifes, California

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Contains more than 100 photographs spanning a decade of work and thousands of miles of California highways Vignettes that punctuate the beauty and absurdity of the Californian environment The photographs are void of people but are rich with traces of human enterprise Hardcover 256 pages Dimensions: 18.5 x 2.8 x 13.7cm
Wallpaper* City Guide Los Angeles Wallpaper* City Guide Los Angeles

Wallpaper* City Guide Los Angeles

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For the discerning traveller who is looking for a true taste of the best that Los Angeles has to offer Includes the ultimate places to visit and discover the best of design, art and architecture, places to eat, sleep, drink, shop, exercise and relax Paperback 128 pages Dimensions: 10.8 x 1 x 16.2cm
Susan Kare Icons - signed book

Susan Kare Icons - signed book

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This book provides a curated look at 80 of Susan Kare's favourite icons created between 1983 and 2011 A zoomed-in view allows the reader to see how many icons are crafted pixel by pixel and notes by the artist accompany selected images The book also features an introductory essay by Steve Silberman Book is signed by the author Paperback art book 160 pages Dimensions: 17.5 x 17.5cm
Cartier: The Tank Watch

Cartier: The Tank Watch

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Cartier: The Tank Watch celebrates the history of one of Cartier’s greatest masterpieces through designs from Cartier’s rich archives, historical models, and photographs of the famous clients who have chosen the Tank Watch as their favourite timepiece This book charts the evolution of one of the most coveted items of modern style, showcasing Cartier's extraordinary craftsmanship The Tank Watch is the classic timepiece with a distinctive square face and smooth lines that make it instantly recognisable Hardcover 216 pages  150 illustrations Dimensions: 25.5 x 2.8 x 29.1cm
Do/Design

Do/Design

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Designer Alan Moore invites the reader to rethink not only what we produce, but how and why By providing examples from Pixar, Apple, Yeo Valley and Blitz motorcycles the reader is encouraged to ask: Is it useful and considered? This book will inspire the reader to improve their creative process, raise the quality & craft of their work, and consider the experience as much as the product Readers will be inspired to create better things for better reasons Paperback 112 pages Materials: Munken, an FSC-certified paper Dimensions: 12 x 17.8cm
Do/Grow

Do/Grow

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Ever wanted to grow your own but don’t have the time, the space, or even know where to start? Alice Holden has spent her life outdoors working on small and large scales – from kitchen gardens to commercial farms, and in Do/Grow she explains how to optimise the space and time available to you Find out the basic tools to get started, how to make a raised bed and why you need one and how to increase your chances of success Includes colour photographs throughout and delicious recipes from celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Paperback 128 pages Materials: Munken, an FSC-certified paper Dimensions: 12 x 17.8cm

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Do/Improvise

Do/Improvise

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Everyday we deal with the unplanned and the unexpected, from a broken toaster to losing (or gaining) a major client. Our natural ability to improvise gets us through. But we feel as if we're winging it, rather than acting with courage and conviction Robert Poynton teaches his acclaimed method of improvisation to some of the world's biggest brands and companies; skills that an actor might use on stage are honed and applied to the everyday business of work and life. The end result is a new approach that embraces change as a natural process and has creativity and innovation at its heart Do/Improvise includes games to put the theory into practice This book will help you become more productive without trying harder; overcome creative blocks and generate new ideas; respond fluently to circumstances beyond your control; and inspire and motivate others Paperback 152 pages Materials: Munken, an FSC-certified paper Dimensions: 13.4 x 17.8cm
Do/Lead

Do/Lead

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Real-world leadership can be very different from the one portrayed by the media In Do Lead, Author Le McKeown demolishes the myths that have paralysed leadership in our modern era, then provides new, relevant tools for the job Discover that we can all lead, because effective leadership is goal- not people-oriented. It’s about the person with the right skills putting themselves forward. This book shows the mindset required, the techniques for dealing with failures and how to get started Paperback 112 pages Materials: Munken, an FSC-certified paper Dimensions: 13.4 x 17.8cm

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