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Ilex Press

Palette

Alexandra Loske
Authors:
Alexandra Loske

With an extraordinary collection of original colour material that includes charts, wheels, artists' palettes, swatches and schemes, this is the brilliant story of the exploration of colour from 1600 to the present day. The featured artworks represent centuries of significant scientific discoveries and artistic exploration. Opening with the work of Newton, this stunning display of shades, tints and tones is an authoritative treatment relevant to anyone working in the arts, or those trying to recreate original colour schemes in their homes, products or design.

Mitchell Beazley

The Upholsterer's Handbook

Nicole Fulton, Stuart Weston
Authors:
Nicole Fulton, Stuart Weston

In eye-capturing style The Upholsterer's Handbook offers everything you need and more, in order to prepare and inspire you to create beautifully upholstered furniture. The upholstered pieces range in skill level from simple seats to more complex items such as a button-back chair. Various styles of furniture are covered, from classic and elegant to other more styled and designer pieces.The Upholsterer's Handbook opens with sections on sourcing furniture, tools and materials, and choosing fabrics - including finishes and trimmings, which are often the key to the success of a piece. With special photography throughout, basic techniques are illustrated step-by-step, from stripping back to top stuffing to making cushions. 18 stunning projects are featured with varying skill levels, covering such diverse items as a G-plan chair, a sofa, a '70s flower-shaped stool, dining chairs, and headboards. Throughout Nicole Fulton demonstrates techniques using linen, satin, velvet, leather, cowhide, and other fabrics that give the furniture a unique contemporary look.

Mitchell Beazley

At Home with Plants

Ian Drummond, Kara O'Reilly
Authors:
Ian Drummond, Kara O'Reilly
Ilex Press

Complete Photography

Chris Gatcum
Authors:
Chris Gatcum
Mitchell Beazley

Awesome Nails

Janelle Estep
Authors:
Janelle Estep

Perfect for anyone who wants to create nail art with personality, Awesome Nails provides more than 40 designs for nail decals you can print at home. Clear, photographic step-by-step tutorials show you how to apply the designs, and you can also download, scan, colour in or trace to customize and make your own. Two pages of ready-to-wear nail stickers mean that you can get started straight away. YouTuber Janelle Estep shares stylish templates to customize and print, from cute paw prints to magic unicorns. All you need is some craft decal paper and a desktop printer. She provides simple instructions for applying studs, jewels, glitter and special-effect polish techniques to take your nail art to the next level. With mess-free salon tricks at your fingertips, Awesome Nails will help you create perfect nail art for every outfit and occasion.

Ilex Press

Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book

Thomas Pavitte
Authors:
Thomas Pavitte

Team up with Marvel's most dynamic team of interstellar heroes in a new collection of amazing puzzles from international best-seller Thomas Pavitte. There are 20 complex puzzles to complete, each consisting of at least 1000 dots and including an epic match up with over 1500! Fans of Rocket Racoon, Groot, Star-Lord and the rest of the team will find hours of thrilling fun bringing the Guardians and their foes to life.Tear out the perforated pages to enjoy connecting the dots with friends, or relax and unwind on your own. Colour your completed puzzle, frame it on your wall... There are a host of ways to complete Guardians of the Galaxy: 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book!

Conran

Terence Conran: My Life in Design

Terence Conran
Authors:
Terence Conran

In My Life in Design, Terence Conran tells the story of the Conran brand from the founding of the Conran Design Studio sixty years ago to the creation of the Design Museum, now moving to a dazzling new space on High Street Kensington in November this year. Extensively illustrated chapters consider the many areas where Terence and his design team have made a lasting impact on the way we live our lives, including the founding of Habitat, which introduced good, affordable homeware to the high street, his restaurants, which brought Britain out of the culinary dark ages to discover the joys of eating out and his talent for rescuing and regenerating abandoned buildings and bringing them back into exciting new use. My Life in Design is illustrated with more than 400 images - many from private collections that have not been published before.The book is introduced by internationally renowned designer, Thomas Heatherwick, who identifies his mentor Terence Conran as 'a modernist who, together with a tiny handful of others, gave us a new vision of Britain and ourselves.' Now in his eighties and still designing beautiful homeware and opening buzzy, welcoming restaurants, Terence reveals the secrets and stories of this transformation of British design. Gloriously lively, opinionated and visually stimulating, this is the only book to tell the story of Terence Conran's remarkable career in his own words. Terence Conran: My Life in Design is published in time for the opening of the Design Museum at its new home in a world-class building. It will appeal to designers, students and all those who have grown up with the work of the multi-talented Sir Terence Conran.

Mitchell Beazley

Farrow & Ball How to Decorate

Joa Studholme, Charlotte Cosby
Authors:
Joa Studholme, Charlotte Cosby

Set to become the bible of home decoration, Farrow & Ball How to Decorate provides a highly practical and inspirational guide to the successful use of paint and paper in any home, large or small, urban or country.Published on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the iconic brand, the book brings together the expertise of Joa Studholme and the Farrow & Ball creative team to demystify the nitty-gritty of transforming a home - from deciding which colours work best in a north-facing room to creating accents with paint and making the most of a feature wall.

Conran

Conran on Colour

Terence Conran
Authors:
Terence Conran
Conran

House & Garden Fifties House

Catriona Gray
Authors:
Catriona Gray

The post-war consumer boom of the 1950s, coupled with a desire for new, innovative design resulted in one of the most exciting decades in the history of interiors - a visual revolution that was captured on the pages of British House & Garden.In Fifties House, mid-century modern enthusiast Catriona Gray has drawn on the magazine's peerless archive, curating the best illustrations and photographs to show how the use of colour, pattern, homewares and furniture evolved through the decade. The homes of key tastemakers are featured including Le Corbusier, Giò Ponti, Terence Conran and Hans and Florence Knoll. The first title in the new Decades of Design series, House & Garden Fifties House is required reading for mid-century modern enthusiasts, collectors and decorators in search of inspiration from the most influential homes of the past.

Mitchell Beazley

Miller's Field Guide: Art Deco

Judith Miller
Authors:
Judith Miller

Miller's Field Guides are an invaluable resource for collectors when out buying items at antiques shops, auctions or car boot fairs. They provide a fast and accurate way to recognize, identify and date antiques. In each book a simple question-and-answer checklist is provided for a wide range of key items, teaching you what to look for as well how to spot a fake or a copy. There are price codes throughout, plus concise information on makers, factories, identifying marks and the factors that affect the value of the piece.In Art Deco, Antiques Roadshow experts Judith Miller and Eric Knowles explore the ever popular field of Art Deco furniture, glass, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, jewellery and textiles.

Hamlyn

Gluten-Free Cooking

Joanna Farrow, Lyndel Costain
Authors:
Joanna Farrow, Lyndel Costain

Having a gluten intolerance needn't mean missing out on your favourite foods. This collection of over 60 nutritionally-analysed recipes provides easy-to-make alternatives to problem foods such as pasta, bread, pastry and cakes. From mouthwatering treats, such as Thai Coconut Chicken and Strawberry Meringue Roulade, to kids' favourites like Potato Pizza Margherita and Rainbow Lollies, the choice is yours! Easy Gluten-free Food also contains expert advice on maintaining a balanced diet, with menu planners to help you prepare every meal, from a quick snack to a family dinner. It explains coeliac disease in simple terms, including the major symptoms, those affected, medical treatment and dietary considerations.

Spruce

Dress Your Cake

Joanna Farrow
Authors:
Joanna Farrow

Munch on a Millipede! Graze on a Golf Course! Snack on a Skateboard! Give your cakes the ultimate 'bakeover'!With 40 stunning creations to choose from, here you will find cakes for everyone and every occasion - from rockets and kittens to a hamburger with chips and even a casino table! So whether you want a rainy-day activity to do with the kits or something colourful and different to bake and create for family and friends baking and decorating cakes has never been so much fun!Easy-to-follow makes mean this book has no end of ideas and inspiration. It caters for every taste and style imaginable. Pirate Ship, Super Spaceship and Flamin' Skateboard are perfect for a boy's party, with Toadstool Cottage, Ballerina Shoes and Elephants on Parade ideal for their little sisters! Treat the man in your life to the golf-enthused Tee Time, the ever-so classy Monsieur Moustache and Poker themed Luck of the Draw. And for the grown-up girls the gorgeous Vintage Birdcage, Japanese Blossom cake and the indulgent Macaron Gift Box should be the perfect focal point for any celebratory occasion.This book has four cake recipes (Vanilla Sponge, Vanilla Cupcakes, Madeira Cake and Rich Chocolate) and four icing recipes (Vanilla Buttercream, Royal Icing, Homemade Rolled Fondant, Dark Chocolate Ganache) giving you an excellent springboard to your decorating endeavours. A handy glossary for those pesky US baking terms is situated at the front of the book, making all the recipes UK friendly. Decoration techniques, such as covering cakes with buttercream, melting chocolate properly and adding and blending colours in rolled fondant are explored in the comprehensive introduction.

Hamlyn

The Best of Rose Elliot: The Ultimate Vegetarian Collection

Rose Elliot
Authors:
Rose Elliot

'Vegetarians often miss out. But Rose Elliot's menu means you won't have to.' - Eat InFeatured in The Guardian's 10 Best 10-minute meals!Rose Elliot is the definitive voice in vegetarian cookery and her recipes have been enjoyed and shared by generation. With her wealth of experience, she brings vegetarian food to life with colour, vibrancy, and flavour, making it simple and accessible for all.In The Best of Rose Elliot you will find recipes selected from two of Rose's best-loved books - Veggie Chic and Vegetarian Supercook. With sumptuous photography throughout, this elegant collection is a delicious showcase of Rose's favourite dishes.Whether it's an after-work meal for the family that can be cooked in under 30 minutes, ideas for entertaining with ease, classics reworked with an exciting twist or even ideas for how to stay slim while eating mouth-watering meals, here you'll find simple-to-follow recipes to prepare at home without any fuss.This vegetarian collection is Rose Elliot at her best - simple, fresh, and delicious recipes in one delightful cookbook. Contents includes...StartersSoups & SaladsClassics with a twistMidweek MealsDinners to ImpressAl FrescoParties & CelebrationsSide DishesDesserts & CakesNotes on ingredientsNotes on the recipes...and much more!

Conran

Design

Terence Conran, Stephen Bayley
Authors:
Terence Conran, Stephen Bayley

Design is all around us, it is impossible to avoid. Everything that surrounds us has been designed - from the paperclip and the iPod, to our homes and the way we live. Design: Intelligence Made Visible is epic, opinionated, comprehensive in scope and forms the definitive statement on design for this century. Written by Stephen Bayley, one of the world's best known commentators on modern culture and Terence Conran, one of the world's leading designers and arbiters of taste, this book pays tribute to the leading names, movements, materials and processes such as furniture, fashion, cars, graphics, products, signs and symbols. The book combines essential facts with authoritative opinions - everything, as the industrial designer Raymond Loewy once said, from a lipstick to a steamship - but brought right up to date.A series of essays begin by introducing how design has its place in modern cultural history including Terence Conran's definition of design. The main section of the book comprises an A-Z of iconic people, products and processes from 20th century to the present day with biographies of leading designers from past and present, as well as corporate histories, product appraisals, and witty accounts of relevant management, cultural and social theories. A major appendix has Bayley and Conran assessing the up and coming designers of today and finally a chapter on branding concludes with a provocative methodology to assess brand value.Beautifully designed and beautifully written, Design: Intelligence Made Visible is simply the indispensable guide to the contents of the modern world.

Cassell

Paint and Colour in Decoration

Tom Helme
Authors:
Tom Helme

A fascinating journey through 400 years of paint and colour from Farrow & Ball, longtime masters of professional paint-making, Paint and Colour in Decoration celebrates the work of some of the greatest names in interior design and reveals the techniques and materials they pioneered. Paint explores the paint-making process and the varying effects produced by different formulations, finishes, and painting methods, and examines the ways by which these evolved. Through a wealth of illustrations and indepth analysis, the book provides a history of colour in painted decoration, revealing how the generally muted colours of the 17th and early 18th centuries gave way to the lighter, brighter palette of the late 18th century, the strong intense shades of the Regency period, the rich polychrome of the Victorian era, and the unprecedented diversity and eclecticism of the twentieth century, culminating in the explosion of interest in historic or traditional colours today. A source of inspiration for professional and amateur decorators and interior designers alike, Paint contains a wealth of ideas and practical.

Charlotte Cosby

Head of creative, Charlotte Cosby, has been working with Farrow & Ball for the past eight years. Charlotte began her career in finance, but she soon realized that her heart was in the creative world and she moved to Farrow & Ball in 2006. She has full responsibility for creative direction, including product development, brand identity, photography, showroom design and much more. Charlotte is passionate about pattern, colour and design and spends much of her free time redecorating her beautiful Victorian apartment by the sea.

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Ian Drummond

Ian Drummond is Creative Director of the Indoor Garden Design Company alongside Pippa Robinson and David Grace. A true north London boy, Ian uses garden and horticultural design to express his understanding of city living. He has worked on art installations for the Barbican Art Gallery and on the Living with Nature Exhibition at St Pancras Station. He has also scooped up an impressive array of medals for design schemes and interior gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Ian's work mainly focuses on creative projects - film premieres, fashion shows and charity functions, including the BAFTAs and the annual Sir Elton John Aids Foundation's White Tie and Tiara Ball. He is also chairman of eFIG (European Federation of Interior Landscape Groups) and an RHS committee member.

Martha Roberts

Martha Roberts is an award-winning journalist who writes for YOU magazine, the Daily Mail, the Guardian, Glamour and Sunday Express. She has been a columnist at Psychologies magazine for four years where she has written about evidence-based ways of achieving happiness. Her blog thecolourfile.com was shortlist for the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2017 in the Best Colour Inspiration Category (sponsored by Farrow & Ball). She takes on private commissions for bespoke shelf art.Social media: Twitter @martharoberts01 Instagram @the_colour_file