The Knitter's Handbook
By Eleanor van Zandt
Whether you are new to knitting and want to learn the basics or an experienced knitter who wants to try complex patterns, The Knitter's Handbook will guide you through more than 90 stitches and techniques. Featuring a comprehensive guide to yarns and patterns, clear and easy-to-follow instructions and 250 step-by-step illustrations, this practical book will help you master the techniques in no time.
The Alphabeticals are a fun collection of new alphabet characters designed by master paper engineer Markus Fischer. All 26 letters of the alphabet are featured as press-out templates, easily constructed and enjoyed: each pattern is a cute figure beginning with the letter in question, from Astronaut to Zebra, and Markus' charming and witty designs will delight kids and grown-ups alike. A perfect gift for anyone who loves letters, making or papercrafts, Alphabeticals come alive with just sticky tape or a dab of glue!
New York Through the Lens
By Vivienne Gucwa
Street photographers will never tire of New York as a subject. It is the perfect setting for the genre, the world's most evocative cityscape, against which candid, memorable moments play themselves out every day. Nearly a decade ago, Vivienne Gucwa began walking the streets of the city with the only camera she could afford a sub-$100 point-and-shoot and started taking pictures. Choosing a direction and going as far as her feet would take her, she noticed lines, forms and structures that had previously gone unnoticed but which resonated, embodying a sense of home. Having limited equipment forced her to learn about light, composition and colour, and her burgeoning talent won her blog millions of readers and wide recognition in the photographic community. New York Through the Lens showcases the stunning results of her ongoing quest. Filled with spectacular photographs and illuminated by Vivienne's own insightful commentary, NY Through the Lens acts as a beautiful travel guide to the city; it will be a must-read for her many fans and for any lover of street photography.
Fifty Typefaces That Changed the World
By John L Walters
The Design Museum brings you fifty typefaces that changed the world we live in!The digital revolution has made typesetters of us all as we define our identities through the typefaces we choose to communicate with the world. In this witty and insightful book John L Waters explores 50 of the most influential typefaces and shows them in use on posters, perfume packaging, buildings and more. From the power of Gotham - the typeface used in Obama's first presidential campaign - to the eloquence of Baskerville, from the classic cool of Helvetica to Wim Crouwel's provocative New Alphabet, this is a book of visual treats and wonderful stories.Contents Includes...Blackletter c.1455First Roman Type c.1470Garamond c.1532Romain du Roi 1690 - 1745Baskerville 1757Bodoni late 1780sThe first Egyptians (slab serifs) 1810Wood Types - condensed grotesques 1828 - c.1900The First Typewriter 1868Franklin Gothic Condensed 1903 - 14Cooper Black 1921Futura 1927Times new Roman (aka Times Roman) 1932Helvetica 1957Beowolf 1989Comic sans 1994Gotham 2000Guardian Egyptian 2005-Ubuntu 2011...And Many More!
The Alternative Guide To Baby Names
By Cara Frost-Sharratt
Guarantee your kid stands out from the crowd with this vast selection of hip, edgy and occasionally outrageous baby names. The Alternative Guide to Baby Names goes beyond the pedestrian suggestions of the traditional baby name book, featuring boys' names like Draven, Legion, Skylar and Snake, and quirky girls' names such as Harper, Nori, Eyre and Effie. Taking inspiration from celebrities, fictional characters, the music industry and place names, this book will provide you with hundreds of ideas and hours of fun.
Fifty Bags that Changed the World
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.
By Orla Kiely
The world of Orla Kiely is one where pattern reigns. Immediately recognisable, her unique design language and sure sense of graphic control has seen her label become a hugely successful global brand in the decade since its launch. From her early signature bags, the collection has grown to include a complete womenswear line, accessories, travel and homeware, sold in shops and outlets worldwide.Giving a personal account of what informs her work and inspires her designs, Orla looks at pattern in all its manifestations - the impact of scale and proportion, rhythm and texture and the all-important dimension of colour. With her prints applied to a wide range of products, from bags and clothing to decorative objects and soft furnishings, she is in a unique position to comment on all the ways in which pattern can enrich our lives. Illustrated with many examples of Orla's work, along with inspirational images that have shaped her style, the result is both a visual treasury and a thoughtful guide to using pattern with flair and confidence.
Your Baby's First Year
By Richard C. Woolfson, Anne Richley, Dr Lowri Kew
The first year is an exciting period of enormous change for your baby and a life-changing experience for new parents too. Produced in association with Practical Parenting magazine, this authoritative guide tells you what developments to expect month-by-month.Practical guidance, with step-by-step photography, shows you how to care for your new baby, taking you through all the basics, from handling and dressing to bathing and breastfeeding. The book includes helpful questions and answers and the reassuring real-life experiences of Practical Parenting readers.
The Interior World of Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Interior design is rapidly becoming a subject of general interest as manufacturers, retailers and marketers race to promote and define themselves and their brands through design. Paradoxically, as everything becomes 'designed ' it gets more and more difficult to define what the word actually means.This book describes a personal approach from Tom Dixon, who through 20 years of practising, has defined his own rules for categorising and describing different aspects of the subject. Divided into six chapters, the book delves into materials, processes and styles throughout history to the present and gives an impression of what the future may look like. This is both a personal vision and a valuable resource of ideas.
Terence Conran's Inspiration
By Terence Conran, Stafford Cliff
People say that the most successful homes are the most sustaining and envigorating to live in, or even just to visit. This is true of Barton Court, the house in Berkshire where Terence Conran has made his country home since 1977. It has been a family home, a centre to his Habitat Design business, a factory and studio for producing commercial and domestic furniture, a laboratory for testing his recipes and writing cookery books and has a working fruit, vegetable and herb garden, supplying produce for his restaurants. Throught the objects that Terence has collected, and the things he finds on his travels, we can learn, not only about the man behind a multi-million pound empire, but the processes that stimulate his creativity and the sources of his inspiration.
By Helen Foster
It's a fact that eating carbs that score low on the glycaemic index (GI) will make you lose weight and gain energy. This book provides you with all the basic information you need to know about the glycaemic index, as well as an easy-to-follow diet plan, complete with delicious low GI recipes for each day of the week, which will help you stay fit and healthy without having to go hungry. With GI ratings for over 300 everyday foods to maximise your choices, GI Basics is all you need to get you started on a low GI diet.
By Dr Jane Gilbert, Jane Gilbert
Abandoning nappies is a major developmental milestone but toilet training cannot be forced or hurried, especially if a child is not ready. This book will help you decide the right time to begin and offers tried-and-tested practical suggestions for successful potty training. Typical problems such as late-starters, fear of the toilet, bedwetting and relapses are all covered, alongside expert tips, checklists and real-life anecdotes. Also included is a question and answer section addressing common concerns and how to avoid the ten most common mistakes that parents make.
By Jane Clarke
Yummy Baby! takes parents through all the stages of early life, from milk through weaning to feeding a toddler. Along the way it addresses parents' key concerns, including allergies, organic, E numbers, sugar and salt. Jane cuts through the myths by revealing what you do need to worry about and stressing what you don't. Yummy Baby! comprises chapters on milk, the nutritional principles of weaning, practical information on how to wean and solving everyday problems and illnesses with food. Jane includes 60 recipes for dishes that can be eaten as part of an adult meal as well as by babies and toddlers. And she shows parents how to cure everyday problems such as coughs and colds, an upset tummy or constipation, with food, making this the only food book that parents of babies and toddlers need!