Everything I Want to Eat: The New California Comfort Food from L.A.'s Sqirl
£21.99As the chef and owner as LA s Sqirl, Jessica Koslow has solidified her reputation as one of the USA's most influential chefs. Her food, described as healthy-meets-to-hell-with-it, is designed to surprise and engage every one of the senses In Everything I Want to Eat, Koslow shares more than 100 of her favourite recipes, filling her book with plenty of vegetarian and vegan offerings, but also offering up options for the carnivores among us The author helps readers strike a balance at home, teaching how to make some of her most popular dishes The ingredients are a modern mash-up of vegetables, grains, and spices from around the globe and the recipes are simple yet thought provoking Hardcover 280 pages Dimensions: 22.6 x 2.5 x 27.6cm
Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products
£9.99Steve Jobs discovered Ive, a scruffy British designer toiling away in a studio surrounded by hundreds of sketches and prototypes, in 1997. Jobs instantly realised he had found a man with the talent and creativity to reverse Apple's decline, and become his 'spiritual partner' Their collaboration produced iconic products including the iMac, iPod, iPad and iPhone; designs that overturned entire industries and created the world's most powerful brand This book tells the story of the shy, softly spoken creative genius, from his early interest in industrial design to his meteoric rise, as well as the principles and practices that led Ive to become the designer of his generation Paperback 320 pages Dimensions: 12.9 x 2 x 19.8cm
Still Lifes, California
£25.00Contains 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
Still Lifes, California
The Apple Revolution: The Real Story of How Steve Jobs and the Crazy Ones Took Over the World
£8.99The true story behind the rise of the world's largest technology company, with exclusive insider interviews The designers and programmers, the geeks, creatives, and dreamers, are all in here, not to mention the man himself, Steve Jobs, whose vision would propel Apple Inc. into a world dominating future Paperback 544 pages
The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World
£20.00Uber and Airbnb have ushered in a new era: redefining neighbourhoods, challenging the way governments regulate business, and changing the way people travel In the spirit of iconic Silicon Valley renegades like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, another generation of entrepreneurs is using technology to upend convention and disrupt entire industries These are the upstarts rewriting the rules of business and often sidestepping serious ethical and legal obstacles in the process The Upstarts is the definitive story of two new titans of business and a dawning age of tenacity, conflict and wealth Hardcover 372 pages Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.8 x 24.1cm
I Don't Have A Favourite Colour: Creating the Vitra Colour & Material Library
£30.00A vibrant lesson in the interaction between facades and surfaces Ten years ago, designer Hella began research for the Swiss company to study the properties and possibilities of colours, textures, finishes and materials. The long - term project is dedicated to the establishment and further development of an intelligent system of colours, materials and textiles Helps to create inspiring environments in offices, homes and public spaces This book describes the method of research and the application of results Hardback 152 pages
Wallpaper* City Guide Los Angeles
£6.95For 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
You Belong to the Universe: Buckminster Fuller and the Future
£16.99You Belong to the Universe documents inventor and designer Buckminster Fuller's six-decade quest to "make the world work for one hundred percent of humanity." Fuller's life and ideas, namely doing "the most with the least," are now more relevant than ever as humanity struggles to meet the demands of an exploding world population with finite resources. Delve deeply into Buckminster Fuller's colourful world, and see how the author applies Fuller's most important concepts to present-day issues A man ahead of his time, this book explored how Fuller's idea are now not only feasible, but necessary From transportation to climate change, urban design to education, You Belong to the Universe demonstrates that Fuller's holistic problem-solving techniques may be the only means of addressing some of the world's most pressing issues Hardcover 216 pages Dimensions: 21.3 x 2.8 x 14.7cm
Susan Kare Icons - signed book
£35.00This 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
Palette 04: Neon
£34.50The fourth edition in Victionary's Palette series, focusing on the use of neon The 110 projects in this book epitomise the dynamic play of light in current designs Three different colour covers - one supplied
Palette 04: Neon
Cartier: The Tank Watch
£65.00Cartier: 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
Cartier: The Tank Watch
A Bit Lost
£5.99Chris Haughton's heart-warming story of a little lost owl is now in a gorgeous board book edition. Little Owl must be more careful when he is sleeping... Uh-oh! He has fallen from his nest, and with a bump he lands on the ground. Where is his mummy? With the earnest assistance of his new friend Squirrel, Little Owl sets off in search of her, and meets a sequence of other animals. Yet while one might have his mummy's BIG EYES, and another her POINTY EARS, they are simply not her. Chris Haughton's striking colour illustrations follow Little Owl on his quest. Which of his new friends will lead him back to his mummy?
A Bit Lost
Make It New: A History of Silicon Valley Design
£14.95California's Silicon Valley is home to the greatest concentration of designers in the world: corporate design offices at flagship technology companies and volunteers at non-profit NGOs; global design consultancies and boutique studios; research laboratories and academic design programs This extensively illustrated books shows the history and the role of design in Silicon Valley, and how it began decades before Apple made an appearance The author tells how design helped transform Silicon Valley into the most powerful engine of innovation in the world Katz traces the origins of all of the leading consultancies and shows the process by which some of the world's most influential companies came to place design at the centre of their business strategies Hardcover 280 pages Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.4 x 22.9cm
£9.99Quiet London is a guide to 140 calm and relaxing establishments where you can meet, drink, eat, sleep, read or browse in peace. Get away from all the hustle and bustle of city life and discover areas of tranquillity that are full of charm and off the beaten track.
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!
ABC Word Play
From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network and the Rise of Digital Utopianism
£13.00From Counterculture to Cyberculture explores the extraordinary and ironic transformation of computers, from tools of the military to collaborative machines that could herald a future digital utopia The author traces the previously untold story of a highly influential group of San Francisco Bay–area entrepreneurs: Stewart Brand and the Whole Earth network Between 1968 and 1998 Brand and his colleagues brokered a long-running collaboration between San Francisco flower power and the emerging technological hub of Silicon Valley. Thanks to their vision, counterculturalists and technologists alike joined together to reimagine computers as tools for personal liberation, the building of virtual and decidedly alternative communities, and the exploration of bold new social frontiers Paperback 354 pages Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9cm
Pantone: 35 Inspirational Colour Palettes
£10.99Pantone is the world-renowned authority on colour. This handy fan deck takes the guesswork out of using colour in bold and innovative new ways. Selected specifically for décor, these palettes are perfect for color coordinating every room in the house. Cards, 37 pages 260 g, 12.1 x 15.5 x 2.5 cm
£15.00The third instalment of Takahiro Kurashima’s series Poemotion For more vibrating graphics, try Poemotion 1 and for ones in colour there is Poemotion 2 Thirty abstract graphic and geometric shapes are brought to life by a black plastic foil. Only when it is laid on the paper do the shapes begin to dance, jump, spin and weave, the reader experiencing the impressive moiré-effect in a playful way 64 pages 30 illustrations Dimensions: 17 x 23cm
Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California & Graphic Design 1936-1986
£39.95Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots is the first book to capture the enormous body of distinctive and visually ecstatic graphic design that emanated from California throughout most of the twentieth century, spurred on by the natural, social and political upheavals in the state Edited and designed by graphic designer Louise Sandhaus, this raucous gathering of smart, offbeat, groundbreaking graphic design from the Left Coast will amaze readers with its breadth and richness Hardcover 416 pages Dimensions: 19.7 x 4.4 x 26.2cm
100 Contemporary Concrete Buildings
£34.99This two-volume book highlights the best work done in concrete of recent years. Concrete is actually a name applied to a remarkably wide range of building substances, and, when properly handled, is one of the noble materials of contemporary architecture. A kind of 'liquid stone' at the outset, concrete is malleable, durable, and capable of prodigious feats of engineering. The book includes such stars as Zaha Hadid, Herzog and de Meuron, and Steven Holl, but also surprising new architects like the Russians SPEECH, and rising stars of the international scene like Rudy Ricciotti from France, as well as artists such as James Turrell, who turned the famous concrete spiral of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim in New York into the setting of one of his most remarkable pieces.
£39.95Discover Scandinavia's most famous and successful architect, Alvar Aalto. Robert McCarter chronicles Aalto's significant body of work which includes architecture and design, spanning furniture, textiles and glassware. Considered by most to be by far the most popular and accessible of the first generation of leading Modern architects. Aalto’s architecture is arguably unmatched by that of any other major designer of the 20th century in its integration with place and daily life. This is a fantastic and leading title for Aalto and architecture enthusiasts as well as the uninitiated who are keen to learn more.
Beazley Designs of the Year 2016 catalogue
£8.00The Beazley Designs of the Year awards and exhibition is an annual review of the most innovative, relevant and thought-provoking projects in contemporary design. This catalogue brings together all the shortlisted projects, together with the reasons for their selection by an international team of design experts voted for in 2016. It is a snapshot of the most exciting things that design is doing right now.
Designing Making Using: KS3 Teacher Pack
£12.00This pack contains six design lessons based around famous designers and their designs that feature in the Design Museum's 'Designer Maker User' gallery The lessons can be taught without a visit to the Design Museum but for maximum impact it is advisable to combine teaching a few lessons from the pack and with a visit to the Design Museum's 'Designer Maker User' permanent exhibition Topics include; The politics of the poster and Unlikely materials for everyday jobs
Ettore Sottsass and the Poetry of Things
£19.95The incredible life story of one of the 20th century’s most important designers, who knew everyone from Hemingway to Picasso. Features anecdotes of his encounters with the biggest creatives of the time, and details of his influences and inspirations, documenting the contemporary design scene both in Italy and abroad.
£45.00Future 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 recognised 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 Dimensions: 25.2 x 29.2 x 3cm
The Future of Architecture Since 1889
£45.00Jean-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
Wallpaper* City Guide London
£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.
Interaction of Color: 50th Anniversary Edition
£13.99This book is a masterwork in art education This influential book presents Albers singular explanation of complex colour theory principles, making it a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors and students With a selection of close to sixty colour studies alongside Albers text, it also demonstrates principles of colour relativity, intensity, temperature, vibrating and vanishing boundaries, illusion of transparency and reversed ground Celebration of longevity and unique authority of Albers contribution, this book will find new audiences in studios and classrooms around the world Paperback
Designing Patterns: For Decoration, Fashion and Graphics
£30.00A practical guide to the ins and outs of pattern design complete with CD featuring templates for experimentation by beginners and professionals alike. Readers are shown how to use the most common techniques for creating patterns and the best ways to combine colors and forms by one of Scandinavia’s leading pattern designers.
Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent!
£6.95Damn Good Advice (for people with talent!) is a look into the mind of one of America's most legendary creative thinkers, George Lois. Offering indispensable lessons, practical advice, facts, anecdotes and inspiration. This book is a timeless creative bible for all those looking to succeed in life, business and creativity. Lessons from the incomparable life of 'Master Communicator' George Lois, the original “Mad Man” of Madison Avenue. Organized into inspirational, bite-sized pointers, each page offers fresh insight into the sources of success, from identifying your heroes to identifying yourself. The ideas, images and illustrations presented in this book are fresh, witty and in-your-face. Whether it’s communicating your point in nanosecond, creating an explosive portfolio or making your presence felt, no one is better placed than George Lois to teach you the process of creativity.
It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be
£6.95A handbook of how to succeed in the world: a pocket bible for the talented and timid alike to help make the unthinkable thinkable and the impossible possible. The world's top advertising guru, Paul Arden, offers up his wisdom on issues as diverse as problem solving, responding to a brief, communicating, playing your cards right, making mistakes, and creativity - all endeavours that can be applied to aspects of modern life.
Nordic: A photographic essay of landscapes, food and people
£16.95A personally curated selection of Magnus Nilsson's photographs from The Nordic Cookbook. Also includes previously unpublished images taken during his research. Magnus travelled extensively throughout the Nordic countries, not only collecting recipes but also photographing the landscape, food and people. A travelling exhibition of Magnus Nilsson's work. Dimensions L 18 cm x H 27 cm 128 pages
£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.
California Design, 1930-1965: "Living in a Modern Way"
£44.95California design has influenced the material culture of the USA and the world, in everything from architecture and design to fashion This volume is generously illustrated and the first comprehensive examination of California's mid-century modern design California Design includes 350 images, the majority of which are in colour, of furniture, ceramics, metalwork, architecture, graphic and industrial design, film, textiles, and fashion includes ten essays that trace the rise of the California design aesthetic Hardcover 360 pages Dimensions: 24.1 x 3.7 x 30.5cm
Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead
£19.95In the coming decade, self-driving cars will be on the roads, rearranging established industries and reshaping cities, giving us new choices in where we live and how we work and play Driverless offers readers an insight into the benefits and risks of self-driving cars and an engaging explanation of this enabling technology It looks at how recent advances in software and robotics are reducing the technological barriers that for decades have confined self-driving cars to the realm of science fiction The authors make a compelling argument for why government, industry, and consumers must work together to make the development of driverless cars a mass market reality Hardcover 328 pp Dimensions: 15 x 22.5cm
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
Handbook of California Design, 1930-1965: Craftspeople, Designers, Manufacturers
£25.95This book, a companion to California Design, 1930--1965: "Living in a Modern Way," reveals the complex web of influences, collaborations, institutional affiliations, and social networks that fuelled the California design economy from the mid-twentieth century to modern day More than 140 illustrated biographical profiles of the most significant mid-century California designers - Saul Bass, Charles and Ray Eames and more Each entry includes a biography, a portrait of the designer or image of an important design, cross-references to other entries, and a list of sources for further research Examples of California design and craft objects are featured in more than 180 illustrations and photographs Paperback 320 pages Dimensions: 15.1 x 2.9 x 22.2cm
Surf Craft: Design and the Culture of Board Riding
£20.95Surf Craft chronicles the evolution of the surf board, examining the design and craft with 150 colour images and an insightful text The author looks at the craft and design of surfboards from a historical and cultural perspective The book pays particular attention to Bob Simmons's boards, which are striking examples of functional design, mirroring the work of postwar modern California designers Hardcover 176 pages Dimensions: 26.2 x 2.3 x 28.4cm
Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation
£25.00Tim Brown, CEO and president of leading innovation and design group, IDEO, uses this book to show how the techniques and strategies of design belong at every level of business The reality is that most innovations don't leap forth fully formed but come from a process of rigorous examination through which great ideas are identified and developed before being realised as new offerings and capabilities This book introduces the idea of design thinking, the collaborative process by which the designer's sensibilities and methods are employed to match people's needs. It's a human-centred approach to problem solving that helps people and organisations become more innovative and more creative This is not a book by designers for designers; this is a book for creative leaders seeking to infuse design thinking into every level of an organisation product or service to drive new alternatives for business and society Hardcover 272 pages Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.4 x 22.9cm