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.
By Steve Luck
The growth in popularity of digital photography in recent years has been unprecedented. Much of the reason for this is the low cost of the equipment needed, and advances in editing and printing technology which have put the medium within reach of anyone who fancies trying their hand at creating digital pictures. So, can anyone pick up any digital camera and take a picture! Well, yes, but taking a good picture requires a little more than that. In this book, Steve Luck looks at the features of the different types of camera available and explains the key terms - ISO, megapixels, white balance, etc - to help you choose your camera wisely and knowledgeably and so make you pictures stand out from the crowd. The ability to manipulate your images is of course the other main attraction of the digital camera. This book gives you a comprehensive introduction to the basic image editing techniques in Photoshop - cropping, sharpening, adjusting colour, correcting red-eye, removing blemishes - and tells you exactly what you need in terms of computer software.It then looks at some of the more advanced image-editing techniques, such as selective blurring, dodging and burning, as well as how to get the best results from printing.
The Big Book of Wedding Readings
The most successful titles from confetti.co.uk's top-selling wedding books include "How to Write a Wedding Speech" (1840913088), "Speeches" (1840912243), "Wedding Readings" (1840912294) "Wedding Readings and Vows" (1840913096) and "Jokes, Toasts and One-liners for Wedding Speeches" (1840913703). Readings at your wedding ceremony can add meaning to the day and are a great way to involve family and friends. An informative introduction offers advice on how to choose your perfect wedding reading and suggests what themes to consider. It includes a comprehensive collection of suitable readings and poems for church and civil ceremonies, prayers and bible readings for church services and readings for the reception.
A Place to Wed
By Jane Anderson
Have you ever dreamed of getting married abroad? In the Caribbean surrounded by sandy beaches with palm trees and blue skies perhaps, or maybe romantic Venice in northern Italy or even in the snowy landscapes of Swedish Lapland? Whatever your idea of true romance, this book features 25 beautiful, romantic and unusual places from around the world in which to get married for a truly memorable occasion. An inspiring collection of 25 exotic, beautiful, romantic and unusual places from around the world in which to get married. Getting married abroad is the perfect way to choose an exotic wedding location and then stay and enjoy the destination for your honeymoon. A wedding overseas does not mean making compromises: you can opt for a simple no frill's affair if you wish, otherwise a big family celebration is just as easy to arrange. Full details are provided of all the resorts who will take away all the stress of planning and preparation, leaving you to enjoy the big day. Full details describe the religious and civil ceremonies available, as well as information on each destination's residency requirements and the best time of year to go.Contact details are provided for the venues that will do all the planning and preparations.
Colour Me Confident
By Veronique Henderson, Pat Henshaw
Every woman knows that if they feel great on the outside, they are confident on the inside. Learn which colours suit you and maximise your potential. Let the internationally-recognized "Colour Me Beautiful" team guide you through choosing perfect outfits for your shape and colouring. Plus make-up and accessory advice means you will sparkle from top-to-toe and glow from within.
By Wedding Magazine
With over 300 stunning photographs of wedding flowers, this book contains bouquets to inspire every bride. A bride's bouquet sets the mood for all wedding flowers, so choosing the perfect style is essential. Should they be stylish, formal or simply natural? Formed into a perfect round nosegay or romantic cascade? Which shape suits your dress? Will you choose red roses for love, or freesias for trust? "Wedding Bouquets" answers all these questions and more, to ensure the bouquet you finally choose is the perfect expression of how you feel on this important and magical day.
By Marie Borrel
It takes more than sunscreen to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy. Here are 60 simple tips for enjoying the sun--"before you go out, when you're out, and after you get home--"without harming your skin or your health. Includes tips for diet; using the sun to clear up skin imperfections; getting bronzed without getting burned; and keeping children protected from sun damage.
Wedding Vows And Traditions
Dogs Do The Silliest Things
By Gill Tree
Ooh La La: Perfect Make-Up