Craft & Hobbies (313)

Stationery Fever

ISBN: 9783791382722

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This beautifully designed book shows how the seemingly mundane objects that populate desks and cubicles everywhere are now being re-imagined as collector’s it...


This beautifully designed book shows how the seemingly mundane objects that populate desks and cubicles everywhere are now being re-imagined as collector’s items. And as today’s trendsetting artists and designers are increasingly returning to non-digital techniques and methods, letterpress stationery, typewriters, and ink pens have developed the cache of vintage fashion and cars. Stationery Fever showcases the plethora of retro and fine office goods being produced and sold around the world. Organized like your favorite stationery store—pencils, pens, notebooks, erasers, greeting cards, school supplies, etc.—it features exquisitely photographed objects that transcend the decades since laptops took over most of our office needs. Each chapter highlights distinct objects and features a store that specializes in that category. Along the way, readers will learn the history of the lined notebook, the proper way to sharpen a pencil, and the story of how postcards came to be. Whether you’re stuffing a college backpack or decorating your home office, this book will appeal to lovers of lo-fi and bespoke objects alike.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 03-10-2016


$79.99
Super Cute Paper Toys DIY

ISBN: 9788416500291

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

The DIY phenomenon is growing, and at the hand of expert artists in the world of illustration and papercraft, we managed to gather 37 printed templates of excel...


The DIY phenomenon is growing, and at the hand of expert artists in the world of illustration and papercraft, we managed to gather 37 printed templates of excellent quality on couché paper of 200 gr, with which to create fabulous toys. We find all kinds of figures, always with a simple pattern, designed with all kinds of details, creating different reliefs to simulate volume and give more realism to our toys, accomplishing a true work of art.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 215 x 275 mm


Publication Date: 29-07-2016


$49.99
Encyclopedia of Classic & Vintage Stitches

ISBN: 9781504800563

Author: Karen Hemingway    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Encylopedia of Classic & Vintage Stitches is the ultimate sourcebook for stitchwork practitioners: a compendium of 245 embroidery stitches photographed close-up...


Encylopedia of Classic & Vintage Stitches is the ultimate sourcebook for stitchwork practitioners: a compendium of 245 embroidery stitches photographed close-up, accompanied by stitch-by-stitch instructions, plus hundreds of illustrations and meticulous charts and diagrams. Twenty-four superb projects offer practice-makes-perfect work on every kind of embroidery, from cross-stitching and huck-weaving, crewel and needlelace to smocking and bargello. The finished products? An array of skill-displaying samplers, a Victorian brooch cushion, glittering Shisha bag, silk ribbon floral pane, Hardanger tablemat, and more, in a portfolio of beautiful handiwork. A must-have reference for beginners and the experienced alike.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 06-04-2016


$39.99
Paper Secret 2

ISBN: 9781584236108

Publisher: Gingko Press

The creative potential in paper as a raw material is almost unlimited. Paper Secret 2 returns to the world of papercraft to explore it in its diverse applicatio...


The creative potential in paper as a raw material is almost unlimited. Paper Secret 2 returns to the world of papercraft to explore it in its diverse applications, whether cut, curled, stacked, cast, folded, pulped or slotted together. The artists and designers within push paper to its limits, using unique visual effects such as form and shadow to create projects that range from room-filling installation pieces to impossibly delicate life-sized paper hummingbirds. With projects in fashion, personal art, advertising, design and more, Paper Secret 2 reveals the infinite creative freedom and unlimited possibilities hidden within paper.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 248


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2016


$79.99
Knitted Toys : 20 Cute and Colorful Projects

ISBN: 9780486802886

Author: Jody Long    Publisher: Dover Publications

Create a teddy bear, propeller plane, Russian doll, fire engine, and other cuddly toys with this easy-to-follow book. Knitters will treasure this guide to craft...


Create a teddy bear, propeller plane, Russian doll, fire engine, and other cuddly toys with this easy-to-follow book. Knitters will treasure this guide to crafting 20 fanciful toys that appeal to boys and girls alike. Toys range from such traditional items as a bunny and a puppy to winsome versions of more unusual animal companions ― a snake, bumblebee, mouse, caterpillar, and other endearing creatures. There are step-by-step directions for each of the toys — several with bonus accessories to knit — as well as color photographs of the completed projects. Suitable for knitters at all levels of experience, these toys make wonderful gifts and cherished keepsakes.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 11-07-2016


$45.00
Keep Calm and Colour Mermaids

ISBN: 9781909865266

'I must be a mermaid… I have no fear of depths, and a great fear of shallow living.' Anaïs Nin Mermaids are magical, beautiful, mysterious and symbolic of fr...


'I must be a mermaid… I have no fear of depths, and a great fear of shallow living.' Anaïs Nin Mermaids are magical, beautiful, mysterious and symbolic of freedom. Now you can explore the underwater world of these mythical creatures in this colouring adventure. Relax, take a break and float away in an ocean of pure imagination.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 158 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 11-08-2016


$17.99
Pojo's Unofficial ultimate Guide to Pokemon Go

ISBN: 9781629374048

Publisher: Triumph Books

Pokemon hysteria has hit the streets! Every trainer's dream has finally come to life with Pokemon GO's augmented reality mobile game play. Raise your trainer le...


Pokemon hysteria has hit the streets! Every trainer's dream has finally come to life with Pokemon GO's augmented reality mobile game play. Raise your trainer level quickly with Pojo's Unofficial Ultimate Guide to Pokemon GO, which contains tips and tricks for becoming the very best. Featuring dozens of full-color screenshots, Pojo's Unofficial Ultimate Guide to Pokemon GO features a comprehensive list of Pokemon evolutions and what you'll need to evolve them. From real world strategies to catch all of your favorites to techniques for defeating gyms and collecting coins, you'll always be steps ahead. GO catch 'em all!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 128 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2016


$29.99
The Cigar World

ISBN: 9783832732851

Author: Cosima Aichholzer    Publisher: TeNeues

Luxury, exclusivity, status―for centuries, the cigar has been a symbol for the special and extraordinary. Cigar smoking, which began over 2,000 years ago with...


Luxury, exclusivity, status―for centuries, the cigar has been a symbol for the special and extraordinary. Cigar smoking, which began over 2,000 years ago with the Maya, is experiencing a huge renaissance today. The cigar is a recreational luxury item in high demand, a combination of craftsmanship and tradition with a cult following that is hard to top. Connoisseur and cigar expert Cosima Aichholzer is one of the world’s leading authorities on cigars. There isn’t a cigar lounge in the world she hasn’t travelled to, or a brand that she hasn’t personally tested. In this standard reference work for all cigar experts and fans, the sophisticated Austrian provides authoritative answers to questions about the cigar’s history, production process, where tobacco for cigars is grown, how to buy and store cigars, and much more. Let us take you on an exciting and fascinating journey into the world of cigars. Learn more about the countries they come from, the raw materials that go into them, the craftsmanship involved in making them, and the world’s most beautiful cigar lounges, all shown in captivating pictures. Take a look at exclusive accessories, custom-made humidors, luxurious lighters, and many other items. So sit back, light up a cigar with celebrity fellow smokers, and peruse entertaining interviews that include tidbits like the cigar that Arnold Schwarzenegger finds unforgettable.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2016


$180.00
The Watch Book II

ISBN: 9783832734213

Author: Gisbert Brunner    Publisher: TeNeues

The world of watches is in transition; so-called “smart watches” are playing a larger role. However, classic timepieces with mechanical movement will not di...


The world of watches is in transition; so-called “smart watches” are playing a larger role. However, classic timepieces with mechanical movement will not disappear from people’s wrists, because the ticking of a mechanical watch has been and will continue to be the heartbeat of human culture. After the success of The Watch Book in 2015, the new follow-up volume, just as beautifully done, is a must-have. Informative text and many pictures highlight 22 additional watch brands and show their unique features and quirks. However, this book includes a much broader spectrum of timepieces than the previous volume: along with many watches that fall into the “affordable luxury” segment, there are timepieces from the chronometric crème de la crème. Along with longstanding traditional brands, the book profiles newer ones whose unusual designs and exclusive technical developments have contributed to the history of the watch. This volume also includes a helpful glossary of important terms, making The Watch Book II an absolute must for both timepiece experts and collectors and those new to the world of watch artistry.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2016


$115.00
Upcyclist

ISBN: 9783791349503

Author: Antonia Edwards    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Upcycling goes upscale in this beautiful, elegant, and global collection that showcases what today’s designers are creating out of yesterday’s materials. Up...


Upcycling goes upscale in this beautiful, elegant, and global collection that showcases what today’s designers are creating out of yesterday’s materials. Upcycling is the process of transforming seemingly low value items into something new. Today’s upcyclists are creating stunning furniture, lighting, and art objects that combine values of superb craftsmanship and design with ideas of how “waste” can be both inspiring and informing. While the environmental and financial benefits of upcycling are readily acknowledged in Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors, the designers and makers profiled show how the practice can result in pieces that are as aesthetically exciting as anything created using only raw materials. Based on the author’s popular website, this book features hundreds of creations from an international collection of today’s most exciting designers. It is organized by material, with chapters dedicated to wood, metal, glass and ceramics, textiles, plastic, paper, and mixed media. Reclaimed tree branches and barn doors are transformed into exquisite pieces of furniture; bicycle chains into chandeliers; t-shirts into rugs; saris into upholstery. Filled with an enormous range of materials and objects, this unique book will inspire any designer or design-conscious consumer to incorporate upcycling into their creative practice or interior design projects.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


$95.00
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