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Mindful Mandalas

By Jane Snedden Peever
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Jane Snedden Peever
  • Querkles: Masterpieces

    By Thomas Pavitte
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    Thomas Pavitte
    Discover the world's greatest works of art with this ingenious puzzle book from the creator of the best-selling 1000 Dot-to-Dot series, Thomas Pavitte. At first, you see nothing but a baffling tangle of circles - but hidden within each puzzle is a legendary masterpiece waiting to be revealed.Featuring 20 iconic artworks from the Venus de Milo to Klimt's The Kis, Querkles Masterpieces offers hours of creative colouring fun for artistic minds of all ages. Choose five colours, enjoy the surprising results as your unique masterpiece comes to life, and you'll be rewarded with a striking image that you can easily remove and display.
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    The Knitter's Handbook

    By Eleanor van Zandt
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    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.
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    Alphabeticals

    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
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    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.
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  • Fifty Typefaces That Changed the World

    By John L Walters
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    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!
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  • 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.
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    Pattern

    By Orla Kiely
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    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.
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  • The Evening Standard: Cryptic Crosswords 1

    Perfect, portable entertainment for any journey, this brand new compilation of the Evening Standard's cryptic crosswords will keep you bemused for hours and banish the boredom from your daily commute. Test your problem-solving abilities and stretch your vocabulary to warm-up your brain and get you ready for the day ahead.
  • Daily Mail: Crossword Dictionary

    By John Bailie
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    John Bailie
    This is essential reference for the crossword enthusiast with over 80,000 carefully selected and classified words, grouped into a number of main subject categories covering a huge range of subjects: from computers to kitchen utensils and from celebrities to botany. Each subject contains alphabetically listed groups of words, ranging in length from three to 15 or more letters.This book is a perfect gift for a crossword lover and an ideal accompaniment to Hamlyn's range of Daily Mail Crossword Volumes.
  • Daily Mail: New Cryptic Crosswords 6

    Sure to challenge even the most proficient puzzler, Hamlyn's brand new compilation of cryptic crosswords contains 100 brain-bending grids from the archives of one of the nation's favourite newspapers. Continuing the best-selling series of Hamlyn's Daily Mail crossword books, this collection is another chance to join the 1.2 million people who tackle these puzzles every day and see if you have what it takes to defeat them. With its handy pocket-sized format, New Cryptic Crosswords Volume 6 is guaranteed to keep your mind engaged and entertained whether at home, on holiday or during the daily commute.
  • Daily Mail: New Quick Crosswords 3

    Prepare to tax your mind with another fantastic collection of 200 of the best Quick Crosswords from one of the nation's most popular dailies. Continuing the best-selling series of Hamlyn's Daily Mail Crossword books, New Quick Crosswords Volume 3 challenges grid-lovers of all ages and abilities to another bout of high-speed puzzling. Whether wanting to pass the time on your daily commute, or simply while away a leisurely hour at home, this book provides you with hours of mental stimulation and satisfaction.
  • Daily Mail: New Quick Crosswords 2

    Prepare to tax your mind with another fantastic collection of 200 of the best Quick Crosswords from one of the nation's most popular dailies. Continuing the best-selling series of Hamlyn's Daily Mail Crossword books, New Quick Crosswords Volume 2 challenges grid-lovers of all ages and abilities to another bout of high-speed puzzling. Whether wanting to pass the time on your daily commute, or simply while away a leisurely hour at home, this book provides you with hours of mental stimulation and satisfaction.