Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

The Rainbow Book

Rainbow In Your Hands

Not your ordinary book.  It’s a flipbook that creates a 3D rainbow in your hands.  Yes that’s right.  No need to wait for the rain to come and bring the rainbows to you.  Now you can have one anytime and anywhere.  All you have to do is flip it.

Introducing the ‘Amazing’ Apple Ipad

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After much speculation and hype from the online community, yesterday Steve Jobs finally revealed the Apple Ipad. It looks like a giant ipod touch with many features including Safari, Mail, iBooks (only available in the US), iTunes, runs Ipod Apps etc. However, to the disappointment of many,it has no camera, phone connection or flash support and has been called a self- glorified supersized ipod touch.  But does it really need those facilities – from when were you able to watch a video, make a phone call or take a picture with a book, newspaper or magazine?

Phaidon Store Warehouse Sale

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Phaidon, the leading publisher in books on the visual arts, fashion and architecture, (including titles such as “My Name Is Charles Saatchi And  I Am An Artoholic”) will be having a sale with up to 70% off thousands of books in its pop – up store on 155 King’s Road, London.  Make sure you get down there between today and the 31st January to get your hands on some good reads.

http://www.phaidon.co.uk/store/

Perfect Coffee Table Book – All Gone 2009



Since 2006 La MJC has annually published All Gone, a book dedicated to showing the finest of street culture – including the best labels, artists and products. The 2009 edition is available from the end of this month. There are only 1000 copies and the cover comes in two different colours. Pre – order yours from Colette.

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Are you a cool brand?

The Cool Brands 2009/10 book is out.  Did your favorite British brand make the cut?

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The 50th Law…

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Have you read it yet?  What does Mr. 50 have to say?

Style City…How London Became A Fashion Capital

Today is the official launch.  Ranking alongside Paris, New York and Milan as a global fashion capital, and it has produced such outstanding designers as John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan and Stella McCartney. Style City tells, for the first time, the story of how that came about, describing how fashion developed in Britain from the early 1970s, when designer fashion scarcely existed, to the present day.

The story is told largely through interviews with the and opinion-shapers of the time, among them Paul Smith, Philip Treacy, Jasper Conran, Bruce Oldfield, Betty Jackson, Wendy Dagworthy and Antonio Berardi. Ravishingly illustrated, the book includes photographs by David Bailey, Barry Lategan, Chris Moore and other leading designers and fashion photographers, as well as many from the designers’ own archives ~ press release

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In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity…

Today is the release of a great book titled “Exploiting -Chaos” by Jeremy Gutsche which touches on the concept of how chaos or a recession is not a time to quit but a time to seize the opportunity to prosper during these difficult times.  When times are tough, innovation is at its best whether in design or in everyday life.  The book discusses 150 ways to spark innovation during the times of change in culture of revolution, trend hunting, adaptive innovation and infectious messaging.  Remember… Chaos is ” the uncertainty sparked by uncharted territory, economic, recession, and bubbles opportunity.  Here are some cool images from the book and is worth a read.  You can preview and download the 1st chapter of the book at http://www.exploitingchaos.com/sneakapeak/23. Enjoy!

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