Terence Conran - Plain Simple Useful - Octopus

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781840916690
    • Publication date:12 May 2014

Plain Simple Useful

The Essence of Conran Style

By Terence Conran

  • Hardback
  • £25.00

Make the most of your time, space and funds with this indispensable guide to contemporary living by the world's leading guru on interior design.

Make the most of your time, space and funds with this indispensable guide to contemporary living by the world's leading guru on interior design.

Terence Conran has always believed that objects - and surroundings - that are plain, simple and useful are the key to easy living. By being practical and performing well over time, they are as much the antidote to superficial styling as they are to the shoddy and second-rate. Applied to the home as a whole, this discerning approach results in interiors that are effortlessly stylish, confident and timeless, with plenty of room for the expression of personal taste.

Plain Simple Useful is organized according to the main activities that take place at home. Inspirational interiors, many of which are Conran's own, and a number of projects designed by him exclusively for this book, provide all the guidance you need to tailor-make your own storage. The book also features iconic examples of classic designs that will enhance any home, as well as a peek behind the closed doors of those well-ordered cupboards, larders and other stowing spaces that contribute so much to easy living.

Biographical Notes

Terence Conran is one of the world's best-known designers, restaurateurs and retailers. In the 1960s he founded Habitat - the chain of homeware stores that brought good, modern design within reach of the general population for the very first time.

Over the subsequent 50 years Terence built another group of companies centred around design, retailing, restaurants and hotels. Today, Conran owns restaurants and shops in eight cities throughout the world and a design business serving many international clients that includes architecture and interior design, product and graphic design and brand licensing.

In January 2011 Conran began working with Marks & Spencer in the UK, designing an exclusive range of homewares for the store. In 2012 Conran signed a deal to collaborate with US retail giant jcpenney to design an exclusive range of furniture, lighting and accessories for the home. The initial collection launched in spring 2013 into 300 jcpenney stores throughout the US and there will be new ranges launching each spring and autumn.

Terence was knighted for his services to design in 1983 and has been provost of the Royal College of Art in London. In 1982 he opened the very first museum in the world dedicated to design, which is now the celebrated Design Museum in London, due to move to new premises in 2015 thanks to a massive expansion programme.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781840916553
  • Publication date: 05 May 2014
  • Page count: 224
  • Imprint: Conran
Mitchell Beazley

The Bourbon Bible

Eric Zandona
Authors:
Eric Zandona
Ilex Press

Spot-the-Difference Architecture

Mitchell Beazley

The Art of the Party

Kay Plunkett-Hogge
Authors:
Kay Plunkett-Hogge

'Kay can cook - but she can shake a damn fine cocktail too.' - Heston BlumenthalKay Plunkett-Hogge demonstrates that entertaining need not be stressful with more than 90 deliciously simple recipes for cocktails and finger food that can easily be scaled up and made in advance. Kay draws on her own party-planning experience to help you be the perfect host, with handy tips on everything from guest list to painless clean-up.Features favourite recipes from three of Kay's previous books, including the award-winning Make Mine A Martini, as well as new creations such as Mini Cornbreads with Bacon, Chilli and Cheese, Smoked Mackerel Paté and Scandinavian Glögg.

Ilex Press

Bullet Grid Journal: Floral

Ilex Press

Bullet Grid Journal: Abstract

Ilex Press

Bullet Grid Journal: Geometric

Conran

A Life in Pattern

Orla Kiely
Authors:
Orla Kiely

Mitchell Beazley

Casablanca

Nargisse Benkabbou
Authors:
Nargisse Benkabbou

OBSERVER RISING STAR IN FOOD 2018Morocco is one of the top destinations in the world. This beautiful North African country lies on the border of Europe and the rest of the Arab world, drawing people in with its colourful souks, vibrant landscapes, cheerful hospitality and, most importantly, the food.Casablanca is the exciting debut from Moroccan chef Nargisse Benkabbou. This book features recipes for simple and satisfying dishes such as Artichoke, baby potato & preserved lemon tagine, Sticky ras el hanout & peach short ribs and Buttermilk chicken kebabs. Also featured are tasty western classics with a unique Moroccan twist: try your hand at Orange blossom, beetroot & goats' cheese galette, Roasted almond & rainbow couscous stuffed poussin and Moroccan mint tea infused chocolate pots.Nargisse breathes new life into Moroccan cuisine, blending that authentic Moroccan spirit and the contemporary to create accessible recipes for the everyday.

Conran

Vogue Essentials: Handbags

Carolyn Asome
Authors:
Carolyn Asome
Cassell

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: Little Black Dress

Chloe Fox
Authors:
Chloe Fox
Mitchell Beazley

Dress Like a Parisian

Aloïs Guinut
Authors:
Aloïs Guinut

Bring a Parisian je ne sais quoi to your style, wherever you live. Dress Like a Parisian is a wise and witty guide to finding your personal style, taking inspiration from how real Parisian women dress. With personal stylist and fashion blogger Aloïs Guinut as your guide, you can explore which colours, shapes and styles work best for you, whatever the occasion. Aloïs reveals Parisian style secrets, rejects restrictive fashion rules and shares her favourite shops and brands, demonstrating how you can use fashion to enhance your personality rather than shaping your personality to fashion. In the words of the patron saint of Parisian women, Yves St. Laurent, 'fashions fade, style is eternal.'This book is illustrated with photography shot on the streets of Paris plus illustrations by acclaimed fashion illustrator, Judith van den Hoek, who has worked with Elle, Hermes, Vogue, Prada and Grazia.

Godsfield Press

Judy Hall's Crystal Companion

Judy Hall
Authors:
Judy Hall

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.

Mitchell Beazley

The Gin Dictionary

David T. Smith
Authors:
David T. Smith
Ilex Press

The Watercolour Ideas Book

Joanna Goss
Authors:
Joanna Goss

Many artists first learn to paint in watercolour. But this flexible, dynamic medium has an immediacy that is perfect for experimentation. Discover textures, applications, techniques, combinations of materials, and new ways of tackling the medium you love. 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 from contemporary artists to inspire you to think differently. With a new idea on every spread of the book, you will discover fresh ways of working with watercolour to create work that is original and exciting.

Ilex Press

The Collage Ideas Book

Alannah Moore
Authors:
Alannah Moore
Ilex Press

The Book of Ornamental Alphabets

F. G. Delamotte, Alan Anderson
Authors:
F. G. Delamotte, Alan Anderson

Whether you're a type nerd, an illustrator or a professional designer, The Book Of Ornamental Alphabets is the perfect sourcebook. FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1858, Frederick Delamotte's Ornamental Alphabets Ancient & Mediæval was an immediate hit, and a huge influence on generations of designers in every medium.An idiosyncratic, personal selection of over fifty scripts and typefaces, it remains guaranteed to inspire anyone with an interest in lettering, from designers and artists to tattooists, hand-letterers, and calligraphers.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Gardening School

Simon Akeroyd, Dr Ross Bayton
Authors:
Simon Akeroyd, Dr Ross Bayton
Cassell

1001 Quotations to inspire you before you die

Robert Arp
Authors:
Robert Arp
Mitchell Beazley

K Food

Da-Hae West
Authors:
Da-Hae West

There's a great buzz around Korean food right now, as more and more people experience the fantastic, robust flavours of both classic Korean cooking and the Ameri-Korean strand that has developed from it. There are no better authors than Da-Hae and Gareth West to introduce this flavoursome cuisine - Da-Hae uses her Korean background to explain the details of traditional recipes, and Gareth shows how Korean and Western flavours can be fused together to create really delicious combinations.From a run-down on the basics of Korean cooking, including now readily available sauces, pastes and other ingredients, through chapters on kimchi and the etiquette of the famous Korean BBQ, to recipes for everything from the irresistible Bulgogi Burger and spicy, sticky spare ribs to Panjeon (seafood pancakes) and corn on the cob with kimchi butter, this book is packed with inventive, delicious recipes that will open your eyes to how great modern Korean food is.