California: Designing Freedom

“Designed in California” is the new “Made in Italy”. While California’s mid-century modernism is well documented, this is the first exhibition to examine its current global reach. Picking up the story in the 1960s, the exhibition charts the journey from the counterculture to Silicon Valley’s tech culture.
California Designing Freedom catalogue California Designing Freedom catalogue

California Designing Freedom catalogue

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How did California come to have such a powerful influence on contemporary design? This book explores how the ideals of the 1960s counterculture morphed into the tech culture of Silicon Valley, and how ‘Designed in California’ became a global phenomenon The central premise is that California has pioneered tools of personal liberation, from LSD to surfboards and iPhones. This ambitious survey brings together political posters and portable devices, but also looks beyond hardware to explore how user interface designers in the San Francisco Bay Area are shaping some of our most common daily experiences. By turns empowering, addictive and troubling, Californian products have affected our lives to such an extent that in some ways we are all now Californians Lavishly illustrated, California: Designing Freedom features essays by leading experts in the field, such as Barry M Katz and Louise Sandhaus, as well as interviews with key designers and thinkers, including Fred Turner, Kevin Kelly and April Greiman. It also features a rediscovered lecture by Steve Jobs, introduced by Apple’s chief design officer, Jonathan Ive Edited by Justin McGuirk and Brendan McGetrick Format: softcover Size: 27 x 20.5cm Pages: 240 Illustrations: 200 colour illustrations 
California Designing Freedom poster

California Designing Freedom poster

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Brighten up your wall with the official California: Designing Freedom exhibition poster, exclusive to the Design Museum Shop Dimensions: 42 x 59.5cm
Smiling Macintosh print - limited edition Smiling Macintosh print - limited edition

Smiling Macintosh print - limited edition

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Susan Kare has designed, bespoke and exclusive for the Design Museum Shop, as part of the California: Designing Freedom exhibition this gradient print of her iconic smiling MacIntosh emoticon Signed by Susan Kare In a limited edition of 100 Dimensions: 21.5 x 27.9cm
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
Designing Freedom pencils Designing Freedom pencils

Designing Freedom pencils

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Produced especially for the California: Design Freedom exhibition and exclusive to the Design Museum Shop Made from recycled plastic CD cases Text: the Design Museum (side 1), designing freedom (side 2) Colours: available in orange, yellow and pink Dimensions: L17.5 x D0.7cm
Power Up poster Power Up poster

Power Up poster

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While teaching at Immaculate Heart College, Sister Corita Kent designed socio-political serigraphs that combined bold, bright imagery with provocative texts, which she sourced from advertising slogans, street and grocery store signage, poetry, scripture, newspapers, magazines, philosophy and song lyrics For Power Up, Kent borrowed the slogan of Richfield Oil Corporation and married it to a sermon by the activist priest Daniel Berrigan, transforming a gasoline advertisement into a statement on the empowering influence of the Word A powerful, impactful piece that draws attention to any space it is displayed Exclusive to the Design Museum Shop Designed in 1965 This is a reproduction of the original print, which was a colour screenprint  Comes in a protective tube Dimensions: 100 x 23.7cm, including 2cm border
California Designing Freedom postcard - Go Where You Want

California Designing Freedom postcard - Go Where You Want

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One of a set of four postcards exclusive to the Design Museum shop and produced specifically for the California: Designing Freedom exhibition The postcard features five freedom inspired quotations from the exhibition catalogue in white on the exhibition's signature gradient background The other available California: Designing Freedom postcards are: Geodesic Dome, Sorcerer's apprentice LSD and Smiling computer Dimensions: A6 portrait postcard, 10.5 x 14.8cm Digital print on smooth natural white 400 gsm
California Designing Freedom postcard - Sorcerer's apprentice LSD blotter paper

California Designing Freedom postcard - Sorcerer's apprentice LSD blotter paper

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One of a set of four postcards exclusive to the Design Museum shop and produced specifically for the California: Designing Freedom exhibition The postcard features an example of psychedelic LSD blotter paper design from the late 1970s The other available California: Designing Freedom postcards are: Go Where You Want, Smiling computer and Geodesic Dome A6 portrait postcard, 10.5 x 14.8cm Digital print on smooth natural white 400 gsm
California Designing Freedom postcard - Smiling computer

California Designing Freedom postcard - Smiling computer

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One of a set of four postcards exclusive to the Design Museum shop and produced specifically for the California: Designing Freedom exhibition The postcard features Susan Kare's famous smiling computer icon The other available California: Designing Freedom postcards are: Go Where You Want, Sorcerer's apprentice LSD and Geodesic Dome Dimensions: A6 portrait postcard, 10.5 x 14.8cm Digital print on smooth natural white 400 gsm
California Designing Freedom postcard - Geodesic Dome

California Designing Freedom postcard - Geodesic Dome

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One of a set of four postcards exclusive to the Design Museum shop and produced specifically for the California: Designing Freedom exhibition The postcard features a Geodesic Dome construction/building by Buckminster Fuller and Chuck Byrne The original print is screen printed in white ink on clear polyester film 76.2 x 101.6cm The other available California: Designing Freedom postcards are: Go Where You Want, Sorcerer's apprentice LSD and Smiling computer Dimensions: A6 portrait postcard, 10.5 x 14.8cm Digital print on smooth natural white 400 gsm
Geodesic Dome Kit Geodesic Dome Kit

Geodesic Dome Kit

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Simple to snap together joints that make durable geodesic domes quick, fun and easy to build The kit contains everything you need except for the sticks Scaleable - choose the size that suits you Adaptable - works with different stick sizes to make domes of different proportions Flexible - the angles at each hub joint are flexible so the structure can be adapted to match your design and imagination Quick to assemble - a dome can be constructed in under 1 hour Materials: stainless steel metalwork Weatherproof - UV resistant plastic Possible uses: Fruit cage Chicken run Garden room Children's den Aviary Arbour
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Pioneer

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The pioneer is an iconic American car with an unforgettable shape Comes with wood sides, a magnetic on the roof to attach a canoe, and spare tyre  Magnet at the back allows for hitching with a camper for extra adventure Material: solid Beech wood, water based paint and clear urethane coat. White ABS plastic rims, with Food grade rubber tires Safety tested according to US CPSIA and European, Australian and New Zealand regulations Dimensions: 18.7 x 9.6 x 7.6cm Weight: 397g

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Woodie Woodie

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The Woodie is an american classic  Comes with real walnut veneer-panelled sides, and a magnet embedded in the roof, to which a surfboard snaps onto A magnetic tow hook allows it to hitch a camper Perfect for small scale adventuring Material: solid Beech wood, water based paint and clear urethane coat. White ABS plastic rims, with food grade rubber tires Safety tested according to US CPSIA and European, Australian and New Zealand regulations Dimensions: 18.3 x 7.3 x 5cm  Weight: 397g

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Camper Camper

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This blue and white camper is an iconic automotive symbol of the American Golden Era of road travel Magnetically attaches to the Woodie and the Pioneer Material: solid beech wood, water based paint and clear urethane coat. White ABS plastic rims, with food grade rubber tires Safety tested according to US CPSIA and European, Australian and New Zealand regulations Weight: 456g Dimensions: 20.3 x 9.6 x 6.9cm

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Designing Freedom t-shirt

Designing Freedom t-shirt

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Designed for the new California: Designing Freedom exhibition and exclusive to the Design Museum Shop Style: round neck Sizes: small, medium, large and extra large (XL) Colour: black text on white
California baseball cap California baseball cap

California baseball cap

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Designed exclusively for the Design Museum Shop to complement the Designing Freedom exhibition, this black baseball cap has California stitched in all caps on to the crown in white thread Peak underside is a vibrant green Snapback B660 Adjustable strap at the back to fit different head shapes and sizes Materials: 100% polyester
Aviator sunglasses Aviator sunglasses

Aviator sunglasses

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Designed in California and made in Italy to the highest possible quality specifications Offers strong optical protects to prolong retinal health Every pair of glasses is uniquely infused with synthetic Melanin, blocking up to 98% of blue light - acts like SPF 140 for the eyes A high degree of protection means greater comfort as there is less strain on the wearer's eyes Three designs available: gradient, rose and silver chrome Comes with protective case

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Danger Cat sunglasses Danger Cat sunglasses

Danger Cat sunglasses

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Fashionable and durable cat eye shaped, full rimmed unisex sunglasses Specially formulated with artificial melanin the lenses provide UV protection that goes beyond the eye itself, protecting the sensitive skin around the eye from damaging HEV rays and can help to prevent crow’s-feet Available in black, rose and tortoise shell designs Frame Material: flexible grilamid nylon Lens Material: lightweight, impact resistant polycarbonate

Danger Cat sunglasses

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Matte sunglasses Matte sunglasses

Matte sunglasses

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Designed in California and made in Italy to the highest possible quality specifications Offers strong optical protects to prolong retinal health Every pair of glasses is uniquely infused with synthetic Melanin, blocking up to 98% of blue light - acts like SPF 140 for the eyes A high degree of protection means greater comfort as there is less strain on the wearer's eyes Two designs available: black and tortoise shell Matte finish Comes with protective pouch

Matte sunglasses

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Blazer skateboard Blazer skateboard

Blazer skateboard

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Classic design wood mini cruiser with big, soft wheels Mellow concave with kick tail Looking for a convenient way to store your skateboard, check out the skateboard Parking Block Materials: Resin-7 hard rock maple Trucks: 108mm slant trucks Wheels: 62mm 83a wheels Grip: Inset printed griptap Finish: wood - 50% bamboo/ 50% almond Dimensions: 66 x 18.4 x 35cm
Skateboard Parking Block Skateboard Parking Block

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The Parking Block was designed and engineered in California to hold boards safely in place - vertically or horizontally  Keeps dirty wheels away from walls - no more scratches, dings, or marks Portable, lightweight and easy to move - no mounting or drilling required Includes storage area for accessories Works on nearly all floor surfaces Don't have a skateboard yet, check out our Blazer skateboard Weight: 450g
Frisbee Frisbee

Frisbee

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The original Wham-O Frisbee Pro-Classic in three colours and fun graphics Made with special U-FLEX, which makes the frisbee easy to grip and lets it soar in the wind Soft and flexible to reduce hurting fingers Colours: blue, pink and yellow Dimensions: 25 x 3cm Weight: 130g Suitable for years 5+

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Rainbow kite

Rainbow kite

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A rainbow patterned kite with a classic diamond shape and single line Materials: polyester Dimensions:Sail: 58 x 70cmLine: 25m Wind tolerance (Bft.): 2-5 (6-38 km/h l 4-24 mph) Suitable for ages 5+
Virtual reality headset Virtual reality headset

Virtual reality headset

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3D compatible virtual reality headset designed to work with your smartphone Inbuilt extendable phone holder Fits devices measuring between 4-6 inches wide Foam eye cushion for comfort Adjustable lenses and head strap Removable window for augmented reality play Can be used with a range of applications How it works Open the headset by pressing the button located at the top of the device On your smartphone, ensure that the desired app has been installed, loaded and ready to play. Alternatively search for “Side by Side 3D” on YouTube to find an abundance of videos you can enjoy Insert your smartphone into the device, ensuring the screen faces towards the lens To adjust the focus, use the switches on the top of the device Use the Velcro on the strap to adjust the headset to a comfortable position
California iPhone cases California iPhone cases

California iPhone cases

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Protect your iPhone in true Cali-style with one of six California themed snap cases Compatible with iPhone 6, 6s and 7 1.5mm thick Smooth, hard exterior shields device from light scratches, drops and dust
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Lomo Instant Automat South Beach edition Lomo Instant Automat South Beach edition

Lomo Instant Automat South Beach edition

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Automatic and seriously stylish, the Lomo’Instant Automat South Beach edition is the ideal everyday companion Take unlimited multiple exposures, add a pop of colour with the Colour Gels, or just switch on auto mode and let the Lomo’Instant Automat adjust shutter speed, aperture and flash output to suit your surroundings Instant snaps are ideal for putting on your wall, gifting to your friends, and popping in the post Product details Film Format: Fujifilm Instax Mini Film Exposure Area: 62 x 46mm Shutter Speed: Bulb (maximum 30 seconds), 8s-1/250 (Auto Shooting Mode) Exposure Compensation: +1/-1 Exposure Values (Ambient Exposure) Film Ejection Mechanism: Motorised Multiple Exposures: Unlimited Built-in Flash Guide Number: 9(m) Built-in Flash: Automatic Flash & Flash Off Mode Aperture: f/8, f/22 Zone Focusing Setting: 0.6m / 1-2m / infinite Film Counter: LED indication, counting down Battery Supply: 2 x CR2 batteries (2 x 3V) Remote Control Battery Supply: 1 x CR1632 batteries (3V) Tripod mount: Yes Filter Thread Diameter: 43mm
Prynt iPhone case Prynt iPhone case

Prynt iPhone case

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Prynt is the first-ever photo-printing phone case that brings your photos to life Print anything saved to your phone or shoot in real time Each Prynt has a video saved inside, letting you share more than an instant photograph Compatible with iPhone 6,  6s, and 7 Prynt film cartridge sold separately  
Prynt cartridges

Prynt cartridges

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Prynts are long-lasting, fade and tear-resistant and offer millions of high-res colours Prynts are also stickers, so they can be conveniently stuck to the surface of your choice Photos print dry-to-touch 40 prints per pack For use in the Prynt iPhone case
Leather iPhone 7 case Leather iPhone 7 case

Leather iPhone 7 case

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A minimal phone case with space to store and easily access a single card Clean lines, rounded edges and a super slim profile - you’ll barely notice your phone has a case Suitable for iPhone 6s plus and 7 Materials: vegetable-tanned leather and polycarbonate outer shell, soft microfiber lining and chamfered edges
Clic Air iPhone cover for 6 and 6s Clic Air iPhone cover for 6 and 6s

Clic Air iPhone cover for 6 and 6s

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Clic Air is a second skin for the iPhone 6, giving it enough everyday protection without bulk or hiding its impressive design It is beyond slim, with anti-bacterial properties to ward off germs It even has an anti-slip texture to prevent you from losing grip The Clic Air has a subtle bumper to safeguard your iPhone's camera lens Made by Native Union
Native Union switch portable speaker Native Union switch portable speaker

Native Union switch portable speaker

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Portable Bluetooth speaker, conference call device and mobile power bank It allows you to wirelessly enjoy hours of unmatched sound quality experience via blue tooth Its award-winning, minimal design can be used horizontally or vertically Minimalist design will blend perfectly into your interiors 14 hours of battery Powered by three speakers and an active sub-woofer Dimensions:7 x 7 x 20cm
Native Union Key charging cable Native Union Key charging cable

Native Union Key charging cable

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With rapidly depleting batteries, carrying a charging cable for your device is a modern day necessity. Key cable's hidden connectors are attached to your keys, meaning your charging cable goes wherever you go. USB outlets are everywhere and key cable grants the owner access to these free power sources so you never get caught short of battery again. Lightening cable for Apple products. Made from hard wearing TPE and durable braided nylon that is resistant to everyday wear and tear.
BKR water bottle BKR water bottle

BKR water bottle

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Robust glass water bottles with protective, colourful silicone sleeves Perfect for staying hydrated throughout the day Dimensions: 20 x 7.9cm with a 2cm opening Weight: 454g (without water) Volume: 500ml Materials: Bottle: glass and silicone. BPA-free, phthalate-free, fits most cup holdersCap: no-leak, BPA-free, phthalate-free plastic with silicone seal Care instructions: Store with cap offDo not freeze or microwaveDishwasher safe on top rack
Black leather wallet Black leather wallet

Black leather wallet

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Fit your cash, coins and up to eleven cards in this slim profile black leather wallet The wallet stores flat notes with ease, has quick-access slots for frequently used cards and a storage area with a convenient pull-tab for rarely used cards A coin pouch doubles as a business card protector Holds 4 – 11+ cards Dimensions: 10.2 x 9cm Stores flat notes 3 quick access slots and pull tab for less frequently used cards Full-sized note section and coin pocket Premium, environmentally certified leather
Slim leather wallet Slim leather wallet

Slim leather wallet

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This Slim Sleeve wallet is a beautiful balance of small and convenient Two primary cards go in a quick draw sleeve, then a tab lets you get to your less frequently used cards with ease Most currencies fit with a simple half fold Slim profile reduces wallet bulk 2 quick access card slots Pull-tab for infrequently accessed cards Notes can be folded in 2 or 3 folds Premium vegetable tanned cow leather Dimensions: 8 x 9.5cm (holds 4-12+ cards)
Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products

Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products

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Steve 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
The Apple Revolution: The Real Story of How Steve Jobs and the Crazy Ones Took Over the World

The Apple Revolution: The Real Story of How Steve Jobs and the Crazy Ones Took Over the World

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The 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
Grow Your Own plant kit Grow Your Own plant kit

Grow Your Own plant kit

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This Grow Your Own plant kit makes the perfect gift for that green fingered friend or relative who enjoys growing unusual plants Two kits available: the golden barrel cactus (echinocactus grusonii), native to Mexico and California, eventually growing up to 90cm in diameter; and the date palm (phoenix dactylifera), originating from Iraq and cultivated for its edible sweet fruit Includes: 2 x plant pots 2 x large grow pellets 2 x wooden plant markers 2 x plant pot trays Packet of seeds Instruction sheet on how to grow and take care of your plant
Cheese plant leaf coasters Cheese plant leaf coasters

Cheese plant leaf coasters

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Bring the outdoors indoors with this set of four Cheese Plant (Monstera Deliciosa) leaf coasters Made from jungle green perspex, and packaged in a canvas drawstring bag, these vibrant coasters make the perfect gift for the plant lover in your life The set of four features two different leaf variations   The coasters are heat resistant and will protect your precious surfaces from unsightly water marks Materials: thick perspex Dimensions: 0.3 x 10cm
Route 66 badge Route 66 badge

Route 66 badge

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Designed by jewellery designer Lou Taylor exclusively for the California: Designing Freedom exhibition, and available only from the Design Museum shop, this Route 66 badge mimics the iconic road sign that adorns the route through the heart of America, from Chicago in the East to Los Angeles in the West Colours: black and white Dimensions: 5.5cm width
Designing Freedom badges Designing Freedom badges

Designing Freedom badges

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Three badges have been produced exclusively for the California Designing Freedom exhibition: Is Connectivity a Human Right?, Free Speech and a rainbow Dimensions: D2.5cm
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Bear and Star earrings Bear and Star earrings

Bear and Star earrings

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Earrings in the shape of a star and a bear Gilded in 22 Karat gold. Presented in a glass vial with cork stopper These unique earrings blend a sense of gold glamour with a charming twist Cloisonné petite studs Hypoallergenic posts Size: Each earring 1.3 cm or slightly smaller
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Cactus earrings

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A pair of bright and colourful cactus earrings Laser cut from thick, vibrant green perspex, and hand painted to show detail Perfect gift for prickly plant lovers Designed and made in the UK Materials:Cactus: 3mm thick green perspexStuds: silver plated stud backs with a soft feel closure Dimensions: 1 x 0.6cm
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Cactus iron on patches

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Decorate your apparel and accessories with these iron-on adhesive cactus patches Easily transferred using an iron Five different cactus species Material: polyester and cotton
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Cactus pin badge with card

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Enamel cactus pin badge Comes with its own greeting card 
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ESC pin badge

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Enamel Esc. (escape key) pin badge For those who appreciate the importance of escape Colour: black, white and grey
Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California & Graphic Design 1936-1986

Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California & Graphic Design 1936-1986

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Earthquakes, 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
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

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