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Curate

Curate

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Lynda Gardener, Ali Heath, Marnie Hawson

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£30
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Hardcover
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“This gorgeous book marries inspirational ideas with real interiors, to help you curate a home that reflects your personal story and style.” Kate Watson-Smyth of Mad About The House

“Helpfully divided into eight key elements that bring a space to life, this beautifully photographed book by Australian interior designer Gardener and journalist Heath, makes the perfect accompaniment to a house refresh.” Elle Decoration

“A paradise for the curious, Lynda and Ali present an interior perspective so cosy that you already feel you live there. Textural spaces cleansed in monochromatic hues – with ideas that invite your imagination to consider home and collections in a new light.” Martyn Thompson – Designer, Photographer, Creative Director

‘The images are stylish, elegant and inspiring – and you don’t need big spaces or big bank balances to achieve their irresistible modern rustic ambience.’ Sunday Express

Doyenne of the unique and decorative, Australian interior stylist and boutique hotelier, Lynda Gardener, is always on the hunt for finds to enhance her homes and decorating projects. Her ability to curate and display these personal treasures has created a trademark style that is loved internationally.

Curate, the highly anticipated book by creative duo, Lynda Gardener and journalist and stylist Ali Heath, reveals how to create a home that is truly individual. With their shared love of a monochrome aesthetic and natural imperfections, they explore the eight Elements that bring a space to life: palette, nature, textiles, lighting, a combination of old and new, storage, collections and art. Ten aspirational homes show the style in practice, including a converted warehouse, one-bedroom studio, bijoux apartment, historic cottage, country estate, new-build barn, remote shack, period townhouse and rural retreat.

With gloriously evocative photography and plenty of down-to-earth ideas, Curate will encourage the reader to embrace their individual style, dream big and create a timeless interior of their own.
Tiny Tattoos

Tiny Tattoos

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Rebecca Vincent

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£15.99
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Hardcover
‘Rebecca Vincent is a genius. I’ll be tattooed by no one else.’ – Sali Hughes

Tiny tattoos are big news. With celebrities showcasing them on social media (step forward Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin and Bella Hadid), micro tattoos are a major trend.

This sourcebook of 1000 mini works of art, in a range of styles and carefully-organized subjects, is curated by talented tattooist and insta-star Rebecca Vincent.

A source of inspiration for tattoo artists or for anyone browsing for a foray into ink.
Museum of Me

Museum of Me

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Charlotte Farmer

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£10
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Paperback
The Museum of Me is interactive, graphic and all about YOU! Pick up a pencil and explore the rooms and exhibits of your very own museum, created from the extrordinary imagination of gifted illustrator Charlotte Farmer.

Complete every page with the most important things in your life – your ideas, your favourite songs, books and clothes or your ideal travel destination.

Feel free to embellish your curations with drawings, doodles and writing – any way that pleases you, it’s your museum after all!
What They Didn't Teach You in Art School

What They Didn't Teach You in Art School

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Rosalind Davis, Annabel Tilley

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£15.99
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Hardcover

You have the artistic talent, but do you know how to make a success of it?



Turning your passion into a career in the fiercely competitive art world means becoming your own finance, business, and marketing manager – as well as a researcher, curator and administrator.

From writing your first proposal to gaining gallery representation and dealing with the pressures of commercial success, this enlightening, no-nonsense book is your guide, providing all the advice, real-world experience, and inspiration you need to survive and thrive as a working artist.
Super Soups

Super Soups

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Michael van Straten

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£8.99
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ebook
Heart-warming and health-boosting soups are an effective way of supplying the body’s essential everyday nutrients. If you want to improve your mood, lose weight or even spice up your love life, bestselling health expert Michael van Straten makes it easy with a range of revitalizing, quick and delicious soups that will help to cleanse and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.

Super Soups includes recipes to help aid circulation, skin, moods, weight management and the immune system. Also included are A-Z charts listing the curative powers of soups for a range of common ailments, so that you can “prescribe” soups tailored to your needs.
Vintage Vogue

Vintage Vogue

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Iain R Webb

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£7.99
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Hardcover
Colour in these gorgeous postcards from VOGUE and immerse yourself in a glamorous world of cocktail dresses and luxurious ballgowns, smart suits and elegant hats.

This book of hand-drawn postcards has been created by the award-winning writer, fashion editor, curator and Royal College of Art Professor, Iain R Webb. The artworks are inspired by iconic images from British VOGUE in the 1950s and feature a glamorous dream wardrobe from key designers including Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Chanel.

Each postcard is detachable, so you can enjoy colouring them in yourself or send them to a fashion-savvy friend. These postcards make the perfect present for all those who love vintage fashion.
House & Garden Fifties House

House & Garden Fifties House

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Catriona Gray

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£30
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ebook
The post-war consumer boom of the 1950s, coupled with a desire for new, innovative design resulted in one of the most exciting decades in the history of interiors – a visual revolution that was captured on the pages of British House & Garden.

In Fifties House, mid-century modern enthusiast Catriona Gray has drawn on the magazine’s peerless archive, curating the best illustrations and photographs to show how the use of colour, pattern, homewares and furniture evolved through the decade. The homes of key tastemakers are featured including Le Corbusier, Giò Ponti, Terence Conran and Hans and Florence Knoll.

The first title in the new Decades of Design series, House & Garden Fifties House is required reading for mid-century modern enthusiasts, collectors and decorators in search of inspiration from the most influential homes of the past.
Speakeasy Cocktails

Speakeasy Cocktails

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Scott Robertson

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£8.99
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Hardcover
Grab your cocktail shaker, you are heading back to the Roaring Twenties. Cloistered behind secret doors, hidden from view except for those in the know, password protected, and only discussed in hushed tones, the idea of a speakeasy is thrilling.

Many Prohibition-era cocktails were inspired by those of pre-Prohibition, but the dubious moonshine whiskies and bathtub gins had to be masked with citrus and fruit juices, ginger ales, colas and other flavours. The result? Some of the most-loved and enduring classics that we enjoy today.

Speakeasy Cocktails is a curated collection of 50 recipes ranging from the iconic Dirty Martini to the zesty Southside and the decadent Manhattan, all organised by era of invention.

With a deco-inspired foiled cover and photography throughout, this is the perfect gift for every cocktail lover, be they a novice bartender or seasoned mixologist.
House & Garden Sixties House

House & Garden Sixties House

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Catriona Gray

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£30
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ebook
From Pop art to Op art, plastic furniture to bubble-gum paint colours, the Sixties saw a new wave of interior design that was closely linked to popular culture and fashion, becoming increasingly youth-oriented and playful to appeal to the new generation of baby-boomers.

In Sixties House, mid-century modern enthusiast Catriona Gray has drawn on the magazine’s peerless archive, curating the best illustrations and photographs to show how the use of colour, pattern, homewares and furniture evolved through the decade. The homes of key tastemakers are featured including Bridget Riley, Mary Quant, David Mlinaric, Barbara Hulanicki of Biba and David Bailey.

The second title in the new Decades of Design series, House & Garden Sixties House is required reading for mid-century modern enthusiasts, collectors and decorators in search of inspiration from the most influential homes of the past.
PATTERNITY

PATTERNITY

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£30
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Hardcover
“Astounding and mesmerising… Prepare to have your eyes opened – wide. ” – Vogue Living

“The founders of Patternity have earned their stripes and are on a mission to show just how much patterns can do.’ – The Telegraph

Pattern is everywhere we go and in everything we do. We wear patterns, we walk over them, we even eat, drink and think them – we always have and we always will – but it’s unlikely they demand too much of our attention… Innovative creative and cultural organization PATTERNITY exists to join the dots. From fashion and design to the natural world, 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.
Concrete Canvas

Concrete Canvas

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Lee Bofkin

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£20
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ebook
What happens when you look at graffiti and street art as unlimited art forms instead of urban phenomena? Concrete Canvas does just that; investigating the media the artists work with, the canvases they work on, the themes that arise through their work, and the way their art redefines the spaces in which it is set.

Concrete Canvas is filled with stunning photos of works from new and exciting artists, as well as established names, including Ron English, Phlegm, Daim, Invader and more. It examines how the curation of public space is affecting our cities and moving art into the future.

Global Street Art is the largest online archive of street art photography. Here, its founder Lee Bofkin shares some of his best stories of documenting street art, which variously feature big guns, massive dogs and lots of abandoned buildings.
Pocket Beer 3rd edition

Pocket Beer 3rd edition

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Tim Webb, Stephen Beaumont

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£12.99
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Paperback
With so many beers now on offer, it’s more essential than ever to have an expert guide – this carefully curated selection encompasses the very best beer the world has to offer.

Written by two of the world’s leading beer experts, with the help of a team of international contributors, The Pocket Beer Book takes you from the Bock beers of Germany to the Trappist beers of Belgium, the complex bitters and stouts of Britain to the cutting-edge brews of North America. This expert selection covers the extraordinary variety the world’s beers now have to offer.

Detailed tasting notes cover the top traditional, classic and new craft beers of over 80 countries. With special features on national beer styles and the best new Breweries to Watch as well as Iconic Breweries of both traditional and craft brewing, this up-to-the-minute guide is indispensable for any beer lover.
Judy Hall's Crystal Companion

Judy Hall's Crystal Companion

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Judy Hall

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£22
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Paperback
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With more than 45 years of experience in crystal healing, expert author Judy Hall is a leading authority on the use of crystals for personal and spiritual development. In this stunning book, she presents a curated collection of powerful crystals and beautifully communicates how these extraordinary entities can be employed to enhance our lives. With chapters on the body, heart, mind, spirit, children, karmic clearing, ancestral healing, grounding and protection, and home and environment, and with in-depth descriptions of both the practical and esoteric properties of each stone, Judy Hall’s Crystal Companion is essential reading for crystal lovers everywhere.

Featuring fresh, new photography and a clean, modern design, this book truly captures the striking beauty of the featured stones. Inside you will find that the colour-coded design ensures the ease of identification and navigation, making the guide suitable for entry-level and experienced crystal workers alike.
Shelfie

Shelfie

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Martha Roberts

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£12.99
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Hardcover
A decorating trend and social media phenomenon, ‘the shelfie’ originally emerged in response to the clutter-clearing movement. What started as a label for beautiful bookshelves is now applied to artfully stylish arrangements of collectables, flowers, photos, crafting ephemera, perfume bottles – and of course books. And shelfies don’t just appear on shelves, but also on desks, worktops and fireplaces.

De-cluttering, and then curating our favourite possessions stylishly, is a great way to bring personality into the home and workspace. In the first book on the shelfie, Martha Roberts shows you how to source, sort and arrange your belongings for every room in the house. Photography by Nick Pope, who took the photographs for At Home with Plants, also published by Mitchell Beazley.

‘While most of us are just beginning to get to grips with the selfie, the ‘shelfie’ movement has been gaining digital ground. The self-obsessed are becoming the ‘shelf-obsessed.’ – Talib Choudry, the Telegraph
Straight Up

Straight Up

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Neil Ridley, Joel Harrison

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£16.99
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Hardcover
How great would it be to have access to the world’s experts to help you choose the coolest and most interesting bars, wherever you find yourself in the world? Well, now you do. Straight Up is a carefully curated collection of insider tips that will allow you to discover the best drinking spots around the globe.

From a 10-seat basement bar in Tokyo, to classic hotel-bar glamour and a glitzy rooftop poolside bar in Milan, this book contains everything you need to drink in style, brought to you by the locals in the know.

Spirits experts Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley have gathered a team of expert contributors among the world’s bartending community to nose out the most interesting and characterful experiences. Throughout the book you’ll also find lots of features on signature cocktails, the low-down on star bartenders, and even ‘A Day Drinking in…’ with the perfect city itinerary.
Scala Radio's A Soundtrack for Life

Scala Radio's A Soundtrack for Life

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£20
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Hardcover
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Bringing together much-loved masterpieces with exciting new works, this accessible and inspiring guide is a celebration of classical music.

With pieces ranging from Vaughan Williams’s ‘The Lark Ascending’ and Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony to the scores for Avatar and Assassin’s Creed, every entry puts the piece of music into context, providing fascinating insights into the inspirations behind each work and enhancing your listening experience.

Organised into occasions and themes, the book features music to accompany you through your day, from getting up and getting dressed to running, reading, walking the dog, cooking, taking a bath, going to sleep and everything in between. You’ll also find expert curations of the world’s most romantic music and the greatest Christmas works as well as compositions that celebrate the natural world and mark births and marriages.

Perfect for classical music enthusiasts as well as anyone looking for an enjoyable introduction to this genre, this is the definitive modern guide to classical music.
Vogue The Shoe

Vogue The Shoe

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Harriet Quick

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£35
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Hardcover
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‘Whatever the style, shoes have a message to be heard, and nowhere is it clearer than in this collection of some of the best fashion images of their age.’ – Alexandra Shulman

The third book in the popular Vogue portfolio series, now available at the more pocket-friendly price of £30.

In Vogue: The Shoe, Harriet Quick has curated more than 300 fabulous images from a century of British Vogue, featuring remarkable styles that range from the humble clog to exquisite hand-embroidered haute couture stilettoes via fetishistic cuissardes and outrageous statement heels.

Contains some of the best fashion photography available, including shots from Vogue‘s peerless archive of fashion images by the likes of Hoyningen-Huene, Irving Penn, Corinne Day, Norman Parkinson, Arthur Elgort and Nick Knight.

Reissued with a luxurious real cloth cover, this is essential reading for fashionistas everywhere.

Includes a foreword written by Alexandra Shulman, former editor-in-chief of British Vogue.
Distraction Pieces

Distraction Pieces

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Scroobius Pip

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£16.99
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ebook
The Times Bestseller (Non-Fiction)

Join Scroobius Pip as he gets to the bottom of what matters most in life: whether getting Russell Brand to expound on capitalism, Jon Ronson on the perils of social media, Simon Pegg on the power of satire, Killer Mike on race relations in the United States or Howard Marks on drugs and cancer, Pip elicits thought-provoking material by rummaging through the minds of some of the most interesting creatives of our time.

Distraction Pieces features both curated highlights from the iTunes-chart-topping podcast – from Akala to Howard Marks via the likes of Adam Buxton, Romesh Ranganathan and Amanda Palmer – and exclusive new content, with chapters on politics, social media, music, comedy and more. Featuring illustrations by tattoo artist mr heggie, this is a must-have for fans of the Distraction Pieces podcast, and a must-read for anyone interested in the creative mind.
wagamama Soul Kitchen

wagamama Soul Kitchen

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£22
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Hardcover
Some say that the kitchen is the heart of the home. For wagamama, it’s the soul.

Journeying from the restaurants’ own open kitchens, wagamama travels across the Asian continent in search of the heroes serving up soul to their communities. Visiting eating houses, street food stalls, canteens and fine- dining spots, we discover the art of eating through a focus on freshness, experimentation and a sacred moment of pause.

In chapters that span a full day, you’ll find banh mi, fresh glass noodle salads, warming curries and hot honey-fried chicken. As well as breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night eating, you’ll discover recipes for how to repurpose your lefovers and learn the importance of curating a great condiment selection.
Within these 70 recipes you’ll find fresh, flavoursome, nourishing and easy-to-make meals intended to feed your soul both when cooking and eating them.
Mid-Century Modern Living

Mid-Century Modern Living

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Mark Hampshire, Keith Stephenson

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£20
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Hardcover
Bursting with beautiful ideas for bringing a signature mid-century look into your own space, as well as practical advice on what will work where, this is an essential guide for any lover of interior design and mid-century style. In this beautifully photographed book, Mark and Keith of Mini Moderns show you how to create a timeless mid-century look in your own home

Known for their striking use of pattern and colour, Mark and Keith’s designs are inspired by everything from childhood memories to commentaries on popular culture, and through this lens they explore how different influences and designers have created key mid-century looks. They delve into the cornerstones of mid-century style, from colour and pattern to materials and curation, and share their secrets on how to bring together the things you love to create your own look. They also include inspirational case studies to demonstrate particular looks, from Beatnik Beach House to Scandi Rustic, Seaside Modern to Studio Townhouse.
A Recipe for Every Day of the Year

A Recipe for Every Day of the Year

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Francesca Huntingdon

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£20
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Hardcover
A Recipe For Every Day of the Year is a carefully curated collection of recipes to inspire you all year long. With menus that reflect the changing seasons and dishes to celebrate festivals and feast days, this is a book for generations to treasure.

A Recipe for Every Day of the Year offers everything from showstoppers and crowd-pleasers to family favourites and simple one-bowl suppers. You’ll find ideas for breakfasts and brunches, light bites and snacks, main meals and sweet treats. Whether you’re looking for soups, salads, or sandwiches or cocktails, cakes and casseroles…they’re all here.

With some extra-special recipes for celebrations such as Diwali, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day and with dishes from all over the world such as Basque Fish Soup, Spiced Chicken Tagine and Easy Pecan Pie, you can take your tastebuds on a culinary adventure all year long. This pretty, foiled hardback book with a ribbon marker is the perfect gift for the foodie in your life.
Book Club Journal

Book Club Journal

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Sanne Vliegenthart

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£18
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Hardcover

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‘Want a beautiful place to collate your thoughts on books? Then take a look at this gorgeous and helpful journal.’ LoveReading’s Book of the Month

Books connect us: we rave about our favourites to anyone who will listen, pass on our well-thumbed copies to friends and get together in book clubs to chat through our opinions

This beautiful guided journal will allow you to gather your thoughts on the books you have read, with 50 templates to fill in. You will also find advice on how to organize a successful book club, pick your discussion topics and make the most of your reading time, plus 200 book recommendations arranged into 20 themed reading lists, carefully curated by Sanne Vliegenthart, book reviewer and creator of hugely popular book videos at Books and Quills.

With timeless quotes on the joy of reading peppered throughout, this makes a gorgeous gift, whether for someone else or just for yourself.

Find Sanne on Twitter, Instagram and Youtube @booksandquills
Fifty Fashion Looks that Changed the World (1960s)

Fifty Fashion Looks that Changed the World (1960s)

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Paula Reed

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£12.99
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ebook
The Design Museum and fashion guru Paula Reed present Fifty Fashion Looks that Changed the 1960s. The most exciting, influential and definitive looks of one of the most significant decades in fashion!

The Design Museum’s mission is to celebrate, enterain and inform. It is the world’s leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to fashion, and carchitecture to graphics. It is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture and demonstrates both the richness of the creativity to be found in all forms of design, and its importance.

Building on the international success of the Design Museum Fifty series, including Fifty Shoes that Changed the World, Fifty Bags that Changed the World and Fifty Hats that Changed the World, this beautifully designed book – curated in the series by fashion guru Paula Reed – takes a fresh look at key fashion pieces from the 1960s.

Featuring Mary Quant’s miniskirts, Andre Courrèges’ Moon Girls, denim-clad hippies and Celia Birtwell’s Romantic Peasants, this book captures and explains every influential look of the decade. For anyone looking to buy vintage pieces to add to their wardrobes of contemporary items, this authoritative and inspiring book will prove to be an invaluable source of reference.
You Will Be Able to Sew Your Own Clothes by the End of This Book

You Will Be Able to Sew Your Own Clothes by the End of This Book

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Juliet Uzor

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£19.99
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Paperback
There has never been a better time to learn to sew your own clothes. If you want to avoid harmful fast fashion, create sustainable pieces for yourself and one-of-a-kind gifts for loved ones, and curate your own perfect wardrobe, this is the book you need.

Get started with the core skills such as how to make accurate measurements, how to use a sewing machine, and how to follow a pattern. Once you’ve aced the essentials, move on to 15 stylish and straightforward projects (all patterns provided), from colourful headbands to eye-catching dresses and trendy sweatshirts. Some of the projects even teach you how to upcycle vintage and thrifted clothes to create gorgeous, unique items for your wardrobe. As the projects get more complex, you’ll practise and perfect the skills you’ve learned, and build your confidence.

By the end of the book, you will be able to tackle any new project with confidence and all the techniques and skills you need at your fingertips. So take some time for yourself, learn a new skill, and enjoy creating your own tailored wardrobe with this beautiful book by your side.
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