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Fifty Bags that Changed the World

Design Museum Fifty

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Perfect gift for the design aficionado, students or newcomers to the subject. Fantastic value and collectable series. Carries the authority of the Design Museum bringing serious design knowledge to the general reader. Sales of books affiliated with the Design Museum have surpassed 15,000 copies. (TCM, Nielsen Bookscan)

Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Bags That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 handbags, cases and backpacks that have made a substantial impact in the world of fashion and design today. From the original 1860 red budget box to a contemporary 2010 Vivienne Westwood bag, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status and the designers that give them a special place in design history.

Biographical Notes

The Design Museum's mission is to celebrate, entertain, and inform. It is the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design. It is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture. It demonstrates both the richness of the creativity to be found in all forms of design, and its importance. Design is a hugely fertile field of inventive new work, as well as a key component underpinning the modern economy. It provides a means for understanding the contemporary world, and, potentially, for making it a better place.

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  • ISBN: 9781840915846
  • Publication date: 07 Mar 2011
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  • Imprint: Conran
Mitchell Beazley

101 Wines to try before you die

Margaret Rand
Authors:
Margaret Rand

The world is full of wines. So why waste your time drinking something mediocre? Award-winning author Margaret Rand has selected the 101 wines you should taste in your lifetime. Some will definitely challenge your bank balance - but are so worth it; some are classics that any serious wine lover should experience; others are secret inexpensive gems that you will be delighted to discover. Together they form a fabulous selection of must-drink wines.From the prestigious vineyards of France and California to lesser-known wine makers in Hungary and Greece, discover the best wines from across the globe. Complete with tasting notes, advice on the best vintages and dishes to pair with the wines, this is the perfect gift for both wine aficionados and wine novices alike.

Conran

Vogue Essentials: Handbags

Carolyn Asome
Authors:
Carolyn Asome
Ilex Press

The Watercolour Ideas Book

Joanna Goss
Authors:
Joanna Goss

Rub it, dab it, scratch it, scrunch it. Cut it, glue it, sew it and seal it. And above all, learn from what other people do! This little book is full of big ideas to inspire you to think outside your humble box of watercolours. With a new idea on every spread of the book, you will discover textures, applications, techniques, combinations of materials, and new ways of tackling the subjects you love. You will take advantage of watercolour's immediacy and find it a flexible, dynamic medium, full of artistic opportunities.The first in an exciting new series of great ideas for creative media, this book is ideal for artists of all levels and abilities.

Ilex Press

Take It, Don't Fake It

Paul Reiffer
Authors:
Paul Reiffer

Mitchell Beazley

How to eat a peach

Diana Henry
Authors:
Diana Henry

'This is an extraordinary piece of food writing, pitch perfect in every way. I couldn't love anyone who didn't love this book.' - Nigella LawsonWhen Diana Henry was sixteen she started a menu notebook (an exercise book carefully covered in wrapping paper) in which she wrote up the meals she wanted to cook. She kept this book for years. Putting a menu together is still her favourite part of cooking. Menus aren't just groups of dishes that have to work on a practical level (meals that cooks can manage), they also have to work as a succession of flavours. But what is perhaps most special about them is the way they can create very different moods - menus can take you places, from an afternoon at the seaside in Brittany to a sultry evening eating mezze in Istanbul. They are a way of visiting places you've never seen, revisiting places you love and celebrating particular seasons.How to Eat a Peach contains many of Diana's favourite dishes in menus that will take you through the year and to different parts of the world.

Mitchell Beazley

MAZI

Christina Mouratoglou, Adrien Carré
Authors:
Christina Mouratoglou, Adrien Carré

'Probaby the best Greek restaurant in England, Mazi is pure alchemy and poetry' - Alain Ducasse'You must try it for its artful cooking, that honours the cuisine of Hellas while putting before the happy diner a succession of tastes that are blissfully new.' - IndependentMAZI:TOGETHER - [tuh-geth-er] - adverbGathering, company, mass, combination, mixtureTired of outdated perceptions of typical Greek food, Mazi is on a mission to revolutionize Greek cuisine. With a strong emphasis on sharing a feast of small dishes, Christina Mouratoglou and Adrien Carré bring a trendy tapas vibe to recipes exploding with flavour yet relying only on the finest fresh ingredients and simple techniques to achieve the best results. Introducing authentic flavours with a modern twist, Mazi is innovative Greek food at its best. Whether it's the Spicy tiropita with broken filo pastry, leeks & chillis, Crispy lamb belly with miso aubergine, chickpea & tahini purée or Loukoumades with lavender honey & crushed walnuts (Greek doughnuts soaked in honey), Mazi's food is intrisically edgy, cool and completely delicious.

Ilex Press

The Declaration of the Rights of Women

Olympe de Gouges
Authors:
Olympe de Gouges
Mitchell Beazley

RHS Gardening School

Simon Akeroyd, Dr Ross Bayton
Authors:
Simon Akeroyd, Dr Ross Bayton
Mitchell Beazley

Breakfast is Served

Laura Ascari, Elisa Paganelli
Authors:
Laura Ascari, Elisa Paganelli
Mitchell Beazley

RHS Grow Your Own: For Kids

Chris Collins, Leendertz Lia
Authors:
Chris Collins, Leendertz Lia

Renowned garden writer Lia Leendertz (Guardian and many books) and children's television gardener Chris Collins (BBC's 'Blue Peter'), show junior greenfingers everything they need to know to get the gardening bug. RHS Grow Your Own for Kids embodies the 'Grow Your Own' ethos of food provenance, self-sufficiency, and healthy eating. It shows how to sow and grow up to 12 key vegetables including tomatoes, aubergines, peas, potatoes, monster pumpkins, mustard & cress, runner beans and courgettes. It also includes child-friendly fruits such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, along with other plants such as sunflowers and edible flowers. Specially commissioned photography featuring children gardening illustrates the projects and introduces young gardeners to the science behind gardening.

Ilex Press

The Photographer's Handbook

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

Know the equipment, refine your technique and express your style. Combining straightforward guidance with artistic insight, this comprehensive handbook is an essential piece of kit for photographers of every style and experience level. Michael Freeman shows you how to: · Make the most of the gear you have · Master the classic styles & subjects · Compose shots with skill and confidence · Share your work in a meaningful way It's everything you need to be a successful photographer.

Cassell

Movie Geek

Simon Brew, Den of Geek
Authors:
Simon Brew, Den of Geek

Movie Geek is a nerdy dive into popular movies, brought to you by the award-losing Den Of Geek website, with a foreword by the UK's foremost film critic, Mark Kermode. Discover hidden stories behind movies you love (and, er, don't love so much), and find out just why the most dangerous place to be is in a Tom Hanks film.Fascinating, surprisingly and hugely entertaining, this leftfield movie guide is gold for film buffs, and might just bring out the geek - hidden or otherwise - within you...Includes:Alternative movie endings that were binned Movie sequels you didn't know existedMassive box office hits that were huge gamblesThe collateral damage of Tom Hanks moviesHidden subtexts in family moviesDisastrous things that went wrong on modern movie sets...and much, much more!

Conran

LEON Happy Soups

John Vincent, Rebecca Seal
Authors:
John Vincent, Rebecca Seal
Mitchell Beazley

Triumph

Zef Enault, Michael Levivier
Authors:
Zef Enault, Michael Levivier
Cassell

Coffee Art

Dhan Tamang
Authors:
Dhan Tamang

Over 128 pages of 60 stunning designs from Britain's champion latte artist. From free pouring to etching, stencilling and more complicated designs for the black belt barista, you'll have fun emulating innovative designs such as The Swan, The Unicorn, and frothy 3-D babyccino animals. The book even includes 9 stencil patterns for you to trace and try.Starting with basic skills and patterns, readers will learn how to create the crema (the froth that acts as a canvas in the coffee cup) and how to produce the hearts, rosettas and tulips that will be used as the basis to form more complicated artworks. Dhan Tamang is a world-renowned latte artist particularly known for his use of colour, and now you too can create impressive multicoloured designs following Dhan's step-by-step instructions. By the end of this book you will be able to create fabulous designs to delight family members and dinner party guests alike.

Mitchell Beazley

evo: Aston Martin

A stunning celebration of Aston Martin's iconic cars, from the early models and legendary James Bond cars, to the very latest machines - with incredible photography throughout.The experts at evo magazine look back at Aston Martin's glorious history, with first-hand, behind-the-wheel reports, technical information and performance stats. From the earliest surviving models to the latest machines, the greatest Astons of all time are tried and tested, accompanied by jaw-dropping photography from the world-renowned evo photographers.Special features explore the stories behind the famous James Bond cars, from Goldfinger DB5 to Spectre DB10, as well as the story of Aston on track, from early racing prototypes to Le Mans glory. An in-depth study of a motoring icon, evo: Aston Martin is a roll call of motoring excellence and a must-have for all petrolheads.

Mitchell Beazley

Distilled

Neil Ridley, Joel Harrison
Authors:
Neil Ridley, Joel Harrison

Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards Drink Book of the Year 2015.Annual Spirited Awards - Nominated for Best New Spirits Book 2015.Today's world of spirits is experiencing an explosive increase in craft distillers and pioneers of new distillates. It's about men and women tearing up rule books and creating new spirits with extraordinary personality and passion. This book uncovers the best spirits the world has to offer. These are not necessarily the best-known examples on the planet - though if they are good, they have a place here - but the best crafted and most interesting. Spirit by spirit Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley explain what you need to know to appreciate a spirit - its ingredients, its classic forms, the choices a distiller makes in creating it - and offer their picks to 'Drink Before You Expire' - the world's best examples of their type, from gin and rum to shochu and tequila. There are plenty of suggestions for how to drink too, with innovative and classic cocktails and their insider tips on getting the best out of your spirits.

Philip's

Philip's Street Atlas Buckinghamshire

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Philip's

Philip's Street Atlas Suffolk

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Philip's

Philip's Street Atlas Nottinghamshire

Philip's Street Atlas Nottinghamshire gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the region. The mapping is sourced from the Ordnance Survey and gives the user complete coverage of all urban and rural areas. The mapping is at a standard scale of 3.5 inches to 1 mile, and is complete with postcode boundaries. The atlas is ideally suited for both business and leisure use. There is a route-planning map and an administrative and postcode map at the front of the atlas. The main maps show every named road, street and lane clearly, with through-routes highlighted. School locations are marked and emergency services, hospitals, police stations, car parks, and rail and bus station locations are all featured. There is a comprehensive index of street names and postcodes that includes schools, industrial estates, hospitals, sports centres, etc, which are highlighted in colour.