From the 'soft modernism' of Scandinavian furniture to the sleek, clean lines of the lighting created by the Castiglioni brothers in Italy, Judith Miller's Mid-Century Modern reveals the glory of one of the most exciting periods of de... read more

Miller's Mid-Century Modern: Living with Mid-Century Modern Design

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 Design

Reading Level:General Adult

Urban living is soaring in popularity as we flock to cities to pursue jobs, easy commutes and other amenities. New pressures on housing mean that pioneering homeowners are converting ex-industrial, non-residential spaces into innovative homes. Th... read more

Urban Pioneer: Interiors Inspired by Industrial Design

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 Design

Plywood is an astonishingly versatile material, made by gluing together layers of cross-grained veneers, creating a pliable board that can be stronger than solid wood. Stylish and practical, plywood offers huge possibilities for experimental design, and it has been used to make a wide range ... read more

Plywood

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 Design

 
In August 2010, Zach Klein bought a 50 acre patch of land in upstate New York on which to a build cabin and reconnect with nature. He called it Beaver Brook. His friends, former city-dwellers, soon followed, building cabins of their own on the land they shared. CABIN PORN beg... read more

Cabin Porn

Technical Drawing for Fashion explains how to create a technical fashion drawing using a simple and straightforward step-by-step method. This second edition includes more information on rendering drawings by hand and using a computer, and a brand new secti... read more

Technical Drawing for Fashion: A Complete Guide

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 Design

Awards:Long-listed for Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - Illustrated Non-Fiction 2016.

The decades of the 1950s and '60s continue to exert a powerful fascination, as seen in the lasting popularity of Mad Men, Crown Lynn collectibles and mid-century design. In New Zealand, these years have been remembered in popular culture as a 'gol... read more

Real Modern : Everyday New Zealand in the 1950s and 1960s

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 Design

Beach people are not only "house proud," but they are irrevocably "house "happy."" With a unique attachment to their homes, coastal dwellers and their homes exude a certain warmth and beauty found nowhere else. "Beach House Happy "reveals six routes to the happiness found in beach houses, exposing how... read more

Coastal Living

In this beautiful, practical decorating and entertaining guide, Rachel Ashworth reveals how to make any event a special occasion using her signature Shabby Chic style. In this beautiful, accessible book, Rachel Ashwell, the founder of Shabby Chic, shows that sophisticated entertaining doesn't have to ... read more

Shabby Chic: Sumptuous Settings and Other Lovely Things

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 Design

A landmark fashion photography monograph chronicling the most famous and sought-after brand in the world. Since the 1920s, the images of Louis Vuitton-both advertising and editorial-have drawn the world into its ethereal, luxurious identity and have changed the way we see fashion, travel, art, and cul... read more

Louis Vuitton Fashion Photography

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 Design

A beautiful and inspiring volume, Never Stop to Think Do I Have a Place for This indulges our desire to surround ourselves with belongings that impart beauty and meaning to our lives. Delving into the interiors (and the collecting mindset) of real-life tastemakers (antique dealers, fashion designers, ... read more

Never Stop to Think... Do I Have a Place for This

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 Design

On 22 November 1974, five jewellers opened Aotearoa¿s first contemporary jewellery gallery in a narrow shop at 6 Lorne Street, in the centre of Auckland. Fingers jewellery cooperative was an answer to the challenge of how to make a living from their craft, while keeping true to the alternative spirit ... read more

Fingers Contemporary NZ Jewellery