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.
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.
Confetti: The Father of the Bride's Speech & Duties
Every father looks forward to the day his little girl gets married. However, when that day arrives, how can you be sure that you're doing everything you can to make it a perfect one? The Father of the Bride's Speech & Duties shows you exactly what the role requires and how best to make everything a smooth success. Whether you're anxious about sticking to budget, preparing the speech of a lifetime or simply what you need to do on the day, this book explains it all. Including wedding etiquette, money matters and your responsibilities for both church weddings and civil ceremonies, as well as sample jokes, toasts and speeches that you can adapt to make our own, with this book you can stop worrying and simply enjoy your daughter's big day!
Confetti: The Bridesmaid's Handbook
This book is full of top tips that tell you what you need to know about the bridesmaid's duties, from the run-up to the wedding day to the big day itself. The expert advice in The Bridesmaid's Wedding shows you what your responsibilities as bridesmaid are, including how to organise the greatest hen night and prepare the best speech. With useful checklists to help you understand what to do and when, plus guidance for young bridesmaids, flower girls and pageboys, this is the essential handbag-sized guide to help you make your best friend's big day the most memorable of her life.
The Bridesmaid's Wedding
This book covering every aspect of the bridesmaid's duties, from therun-up to the wedding day to the big day itself. Packed with expertadvice, ideas and tips from the UK's leading source of weddinginformation, The Bridesmaid's Wedding tells you what your responsibilities asbridesmaid are, including how to organise the greatest hen night andprepare the best speech. With useful checklists to help you understandwhat to do and when, plus guidance for young bridesmaids, flower girlsand pageboys, this is the essential handbag-sized guide to help you makeyour best friend's big day the most memorable of her life.
Confetti: The Groom's Wedding
If you are thinking of taking the plunge but not sure what that may entail, this essential little book has the answers. Follow this witty countdown to the big day with expert tips, tricks and information to ensure a stress-free engagement. Chapters cover what the golden rules are when popping the question; things to consider when preparing for the big day; hot tips on how to look your very best; a detailed guide to your role on the day; essential speech dos and don'ts and advice for choosing a fabulous honeymoon.
Confetti: The Bride's Wedding
This handy little book is packed full of handy tips for a smooth and stress-free wedding day. Expert help from the UK's leading source of wedding information guide you through your engagement and wedding day, from modern day etiquette, including ways in which to announce your engagement and how best to send invitations, to practical advice such as choosing your venue and how to look your best at the altar. You will also find out how to keep yourself and your family calm during the preparations, as well as useful checklists and timelines to help you perfectly plan your big day.
Philip's Guide to Weather Forecasting
By Storm Dunlop
The guide gives detailed information on how to make your own forecast and covers every aspect of weather forecasting, from what causes the weather to information on recognizing clouds. Details of weather systems, depressions, anticyclones and hurricanes are included, plus information on the extreme weather that has so dominated the news in recent years. Local weather, such as wind systems, visibility, frost and snow, is featured along with optical effects such as rainbows, haloes and mirages.The full range of forecasting is explored, from professional forecasts and charts to satellite images and weather watching - including instruments you might use at home.The book features numerous colour photos and diagrams and is ideal for the amateur forecaster.
Philip's Guide to Butterflies of Britain and Ireland
By Jeremy Thomas
Philip's Guide to Butterflies of Britain and Ireland begins with a valuable introduction to butterflies, explaining the differences between butterflies and moths, the life cycle and structure of butterflies, their movement and migration patterns, and helpful information on the distribution and habitats of the main family groups so that readers will know at a glance which species they are likely to see and where - useful for both identification purposes and for those readers who want to find a specific species. The introductory section finishes with information for gardeners, detailing which plants to grow and when. Each section is illustrated with diagrams and photographs. There then follows an illustrated key to the main family groups, detailing principal physical and flight characteristics, as well as other key information to aid identification. The next section consists of 60 specific species descriptions. These comprise detailed identification notes for both adult and young stages, information on life cycle, habitat and behaviour, and distribution and status - all accompanied by life-cycle artwork and time charts, a distribution map and a large colour photograph.Finishing with photographs and information on the most common day-flying moths, Philip's Guide to Butterflies of Britain and Ireland is an essential guide for both experienced naturalists and newcomers to the subject.
Confetti: The Best Man's Speech & Duties
With clear advice on the formalities and etiquette plus inspiring ideas for your speech, here you will find all you need to be the best ever Best Man. * Sample speeches, jokes and one-liners * Your duties and wedding etiquette explained * Delivering the perfect Best Man speech * Great tips on making a toast to the happy couple
Confetti: How To Write A Wedding Speech
Tips and advice on how to plan, write and deliver your wedding speech. From thanking the right people to getting a laugh in, this invaluable guide will help you prepare and present a brilliant speech, whatever your role in the marriage ceremony. * Researching and gathering material * Structuring your speech * Quotes, jokes and anecdotes * Giving a winning performance
Confetti: Planning Your Wedding
Comprehensive, simple and easy to understand, this guide will help you to plan your dream wedding. Church or civil? White or ivory? This is the definitive guide to making your big day perfect, from choosing flowers and picking the right dress to budgeting for the event and organising the reception. * Simple and effective ways to get organized * Easy-to-understand tips for budgeting * Wedding traditions and etiquette explained