Architecture & Design (357)

Creative Product Design

ISBN: 9789881683533

Publisher: Gingko Press

We all live in an age of accessibility, with inspiration and resources available at our very fingertips. As a result, industrial designers are able to realize o...


We all live in an age of accessibility, with inspiration and resources available at our very fingertips. As a result, industrial designers are able to realize original design concepts as never before, balancing the use of new materials with environmental concerns to create innovative designs that resonate with our lifestyles. Some mimic organic shapes, while others create brand-new geometric forms. Whether re-envisioning a ladder or a picnic basket, designers breathe life into preconceived realities. This ultimate resource combines interviews with concept sketches, schematics and product photography to provide a comprehensive overview of the design process from start to finish. The book is divided into 5 sections: lamps, shelves and cabinets, tables and chairs, kitchenware and containers, and tools.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 400


Dimensions: 223 x 223 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2014


$95.00
Eat Me : Appetite for Design

ISBN: 9789881943859

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

The packaging of food and its implements has takes many forms throughout the ages — from the sanitary to the recognizable, the utilitarian to the avant-garde....


The packaging of food and its implements has takes many forms throughout the ages — from the sanitary to the recognizable, the utilitarian to the avant-garde. While an absolute necessity for human life, the aesthetic and cultural requirements of food have often been overlooked.



New trends and materials have led to a unique opportunity for the packagers of today — to enhance and elevate one’s culinary experience by speaking to our minds as well as our stomachs.



Often reflective of a company’s core values and seldom a happenstance, great packaging can merge many considerations of lifestyle — from the artistic to the sustainable — into one cohesive statement or identity. Some provide interactive escapes, others a call to presence, as investigating the vessel itself becomes an act of ceremony.



Explore the latest trends through numerous up to the minute case studies, each distinct with regards to product, materials, branding requirements and consumer experience.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 248


Dimensions: 191 x 248 mm


Publication Date: 20-06-2014


$79.99
Creative Business Cards

ISBN: 9789881294340

Publisher: Gingko Press

Business cards are a statement of identity. Capable of conveying much more than contact information, they represent the creativity or style of a company in a po...


Business cards are a statement of identity. Capable of conveying much more than contact information, they represent the creativity or style of a company in a portable format. As a historical artifact in the digital age, they are constantly in danger of obsolescence and only those that truly stand out are memorable. Incorporating an interactive component is one way to make a card noteworthy. This collection features a musical comb that plays a tune when strummed and an envelope business card that contains a customizable mini-portfolio. Other designs include inventive uses of color, unusual shapes, or innovative materials such as wood, stainless steel, cotton, rubber and even temperature sensitive paper. Judging by the brilliant designs contained in this collection, the business card is here to stay!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 223 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2014


$120.00
Andrew Martin Interior Design Review Volume 18

ISBN: 9783832798635

Author: Andrew Martin    Publisher: TeNeues

The Andrew Martin brand no longer just stands for a sumptuous selection of decorative fabrics, wall cov-erings, designer furniture, and home accessories, but al...


The Andrew Martin brand no longer just stands for a sumptuous selection of decorative fabrics, wall cov-erings, designer furniture, and home accessories, but also for the “Andrew Martin Interior Designer of the Year Award.” Volume 18 of the Interior Design Review once again features the designers who have won over the renowned jury with their work. Richly illustrated with over 1000 color photographs, this retrospective of the publication—now in its 18th year—has been dubbed “the bible of interior design.” A compendium of contemporary interior design styles, it’s essential for any professional interior decorator or design lover. The artists are individually presented, followed by contact details in an appendix. The broad sweep of exemplary interiors represents an extraordinary variety of international design—brought to life with lush, glossy photos. With a mix of different cultures, the interiors assembled here nostalgically allude to a wide range of styles, while also embodying Andrew Martin’s dazzling world of interior design. © Andrew Martin Interior Design Review Volume 18, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com. Aleksandra Laska, Photo © Aleksandra Laska


Bind: hardback


Pages: 496


Dimensions: 235 x 317 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2014


$115.00 $89.99
Bookshelf Design

ISBN: 9789881294449

Publisher: Gingko Press

Whether trophy or status symbol, comfort or escape, books can have profound meaning in our lives. As a result, how we store them can take on importance. Bookshe...


Whether trophy or status symbol, comfort or escape, books can have profound meaning in our lives. As a result, how we store them can take on importance. Bookshelf Design examines the most creative storage solutions of recent years by an international cast of industrial and furniture designers. In some, the books are hidden or not immediately recognizable, in others they take center stage and even interact with the design to create the finished composition. The definition of “bookshelf” is expanded to include, chairs, tables and even lamps that function as storage. There are a myriad of ways to shelve a book, but chances are, youve never thought of these.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 280


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 15-08-2014


$89.99
Landscape Design

ISBN: 9781584235637

Publisher: Gingko Press

Landscape Design examines innovations and inventiveness in current landscape architecture. The book features a variety of projects from around the world, includ...


Landscape Design examines innovations and inventiveness in current landscape architecture. The book features a variety of projects from around the world, including commercial properties, private residences, and government and public buildings. Local environments have been highly considered by the designers, and have thus played a large role in the plant life, building materials, use of space, and topographical elements. Many of the landscape projects use sculpture, water features and unique materials to blur the lines between landscape architecture and installation art. As a compilation of some of the worlds best landscape designers, Landscape Design will provide any student, firm or individual working in the field with insight and inspiration into current practices and constructions of outdoor spaces. The projects featured will make you reconsider your idea of what is possible in the field.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 15-07-2014


$95.00 $47.50
Collective Housing

ISBN: 9789881263506

Publisher: Gingko Press

As more and more people move into urban environments, there becomes a greater need for space-conscious housing in our cities. Collective Housing is a compilatio...


As more and more people move into urban environments, there becomes a greater need for space-conscious housing in our cities. Collective Housing is a compilation of the best architectural designs for shared and social housing in a city or urban environment, where aesthetics are integral, and utilization of space imperative. The projects featured come from cities around the world, both those known for innovation in urban architecture, such as Tokyo, London and Barcelona, and those aspiring to world-class status. The book provides an illuminating look at the future of our urban landscapes. Architectural plans and drawings are featured alongside renderings and photographs of the completed housing projects. The text accompanying the images provides further insight into the design, execution and consideration of the space. The designers and architects featured were often constrained by existing structures, small or awkward plots of land and strict city codes. But as the abundance of images in Collective Housing show, these restrictions only heightened their creative sensibilities.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 220 x 290 x 30 mm


Publication Date: 23-07-2014


$95.00 $47.50
Branding Elements Logos 3

ISBN: 9789881562593

Publisher: Gingko Press

Another thick treasury of logo design examples coinciding perfectly with the multitude of today’s trends taking inspiration from geometric naturalistic patter...


Another thick treasury of logo design examples coinciding perfectly with the multitude of today’s trends taking inspiration from geometric naturalistic patterns. 300 examples of successful logo designs, including Arteria, Samsung, Cadbury, and more, demonstrate how to create a cohesive brand, with examples ranging from simple stationary to high-concept promotional materials. Each project also features profiles and mission statements by designers, as well as explorations of their creative process when designing the perfect logo to expertly represent a client. It’s all about the Logo!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 11-08-2014


$95.00
Wood Art : Innovative Wood Design

ISBN: 9781584235439

Publisher: Gingko Press

A favorite among consumers and designers alike, no other material compares with wood for versatility of expression and utility. Warm and organic, yet imbued wit...


A favorite among consumers and designers alike, no other material compares with wood for versatility of expression and utility. Warm and organic, yet imbued with strength, it can perform in unusual ways depending on use and setting. Working with new or reclaimed wood, bent plywood, or solid wood construction, the designers featured in this book all bring something new to the table, creating new forms from the whimsical to the elegant, the delicate to the robust. From animal shaped bookcases to textile “rugs,” and wooden bicycles to bark shade lamps, this is the ultimate guide to this beloved resource. Products include furniture, lighting, textiles, housewares, personal accessories and toys. Interviews follow with an international cast of industrial, interior, product, and furniture designers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2014


$79.99
Just Kidding

ISBN: 9789881943965

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

Toys and sweets are just not enough for our children today. With an insatiable appetite for new things, children are eager to explore and learn. They are the mo...


Toys and sweets are just not enough for our children today. With an insatiable appetite for new things, children are eager to explore and learn. They are the most open-minded and spontaneous audience, who are at all times building and living in a world of their own imagination.
These young customers rely on their instincts, not patience, to judge and pick what they love and hate. Victionary’s new title Just Kidding studies how contemporary product, environmental, and graphic designs for children draw on bold characters and decisions to inspire and appeal.
Just Kidding presents today's most serious designs that not only look endearing, but are also creative, instructional, useful, and safe for children to play and interact with.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2013


$89.99
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