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Grete Prytz Kittelsen (1917 2010) is regarded as "the queen of Scandinavian design." Her sphere of influence in the history of decorative art and design stretches from the Scandinavian Design period, 1945-65, to today. This book is the first comprehensive presentation of her work. An artist with an exceptionally broad scope, ... read more

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Faded Glamour was born of a journey. It was a journey that took Redcurrent’s co-founder Rebecca Kain back in time to the lives of her grandmothers, their homes and their way of living. Along the way she recorded what she saw, what she found and how she felt. And en route Rebecca came to appreciate something that inspi... read more

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This extraordinary book makes visible the inner complexity of some of the world's most iconic products. Photographer Todd McLellan disassembles mechanical relics such as the typewriter and modern gadgets such as the iPad, before laying them out and photographing them in meticulously detailed arrangements, or capturing them in... read more

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Type and signage surround us. They are part of our daily lives and the history of whichever city we happen to live in. Whether old or new, each sign has a story to tell. In "Characters", Stephen Banham has meticulously researched the signage and typography of a city to present an exuberant collection of quirky, poignant and o... read more

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With over 300 fresh ideas, this is the most complete and up-to-date design sourcebook. Whether taking on a project or just looking for inspiration, this provides all the essentials of designing and installing a new patio or walkway. With over 300 fresh ideas covering a range of patio and walkway styles and sizes, plus top-not... read more

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Focusing on some of the most interesting conceptual technical trends in wood working today, "Against the Grain" includes approximately 65 vessels, sculptures, furniture, and installations, created since 2000, which provocatively defy categories and celebrate the visual dynamics of wood. The book demonstrates how contemporary ... read more

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Produced in a pocket-sized, jacketed-paperback format, Phaidon's miniature editions make ideal gifts and desirable possessions. Each book features a wealth of finely reproduced colour images.

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"Landmarks of Chair Design" is an all-new survey of highly original and important seating designs by the renowned authorities on the subject - Charlotte and Peter Fiell. Showcasing over 1000 chairs by some of world's greatest designers, from Alvar Aalto to Marco Zanuso, this comprehensive work traces the fascinating history o... read more

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From the visually seductive E-Type Jaguar to Giles Gilbert Scott's iconic red telephone boxes, British design is distinguished by a combination of casual elegance with practical functionality, with often a touch of British eccentricity thrown in for good measure. "Masterpieces of British Design" surveys in detail one hundred ... read more

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Portrait of a House is a photo book by photographer Simon Devitt in collaboration with graphic designer Arch MacDonnell (In-house Design). This is Devitts first foray in the photo book genre. His book explores the Athfield House - the 'village on the hill' - an architectural experiment that Ian Athfield started in 1965 on the... read more

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Our homes have a profound effect on our minds, bodies, and spirits. A home that works is deeply restorative and can even embolden and inspire. It is not just a physical space in which to put our things or a shelter to protect us from the elements. It is a place so steeped in beauty that it has the capacity to transform us, to... read more

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New Zealand Interior Style showcases 24 stunning home interiors, ranging in style from high-end minimalism to colourful collectors' havens. Selected by stylist and Mitre 10 Dream Home interiors judge LeeAnn Yare and photographed by Larnie Nicolson, and including a wealth of tips to achieve a similar look in your own home, thi... read more

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Why is the sky blue? Why is pink for girls and blue for boys? Why do prisoners wear orange? And why can one colour have so many opposite meanings? If lobsters are a red emblem of privilege how is it that a red flag can also be the banner of Communism? Jude Stewart, a design expert and writer, digs into this rich subject with ... read more

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Focusing on design ingenuity, Modern British Furniture pinpoints the most inventive British designers and companies from 1945 to the present - from early postwar pioneers such as Ernest Race, Robin Day and Robert Heritage, to iconoclastic figures such as Peter Murdoch, William Plunkett and Max Clendinning, to today's global s... read more

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What was "your" favorite childhood toy? Do you have fond memories of fighting unseen enemies with your G.I. Joe action figures, demolishing fleets of vehicles with your Tonka Toy Trucks, or Karate-chopping imaginary street thugs with your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? What about carefree summer afternoons counting ticks on yo... read more

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Looking forward. A decade marked by adventures in futurism Published annually from 1906 until 1980, "Decorative Art, The Studio Yearbook" was dedicated to the latest currents in architecture, interiors, furniture, lighting, glassware, textiles, metalware, and ceramics. Since the publications went out of print, the now hard-to... read more

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Goods made or designed in Italy enjoy a high profile, which is disproportionate to the country's modest global manufacturing output. Italy's glorious design heritage and reputation for innovation has led to goods 'Made in Italy' carrying added value and since 1945, Italian design has commanded an increasing amount of attentio... read more

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Learn how to make stylish home accessories you have printed yourself with beautiful patterns, from foliage motifs to striking chevrons. Choose from 35 gorgeous projects by designer and maker Jenny McCabe, which range from stylish pillows to curtains and bedsheets, to tea towels and other practical designs that will be endless... read more

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Interiors lavishly chronicles Sandra Nunnerley's design vision as expressed through these globe-spanning projects. With beautiful photography presented in thematically organised chapters on Serenity, Individuality, Refinement, Glamour and more, the book documents Sandra's inspirations and how she thinks about design, suggesti... read more

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Creativity isn't an occupation, its a preoccupation. It is at the very core of what makes us human. Its also a fundamental challenge that everyone faces in the modern world, be they in business, in education or a struggling artist or musician. Being creative and innovative and communicating our ideas effectively and persuadin... read more

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