Business (63)

How To Be A Tastemaker

ISBN: 9783899559897

Author: Michelle Lu    Publisher: Gestalten

How does Bumble-founder Whitney Wolf keep her cool while managing her tech empire? How did renowned Michelin-starred chef Skye Gyngell establish a sustainable k...


How does Bumble-founder Whitney Wolf keep her cool while managing her tech empire? How did renowned Michelin-starred chef Skye Gyngell establish a sustainable kitchen? What inspired Luke Edward Hall's singular approach to decoration? What's Paris Hilton's view on climate change? Life Lessons (Working Title) offers a glance into not only the work, but also the inner lives of some of the world's most renowned tastemakers. This book of in-depth profiles opens up the world of industry-leaders to learn how they've made it to where they are -- from major life-changing moments and big ideas, down to to the books, playlists and holiday destinations that enriched their lives.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 11-05-2021


Tags: Coming Soon   May 2021   Biography   Business   Fashion
$120.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2021
Visual Merchandising and Display

ISBN: 9788417656065

Author: Silvia Belli    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

This comprehensive textbook constitutes an essential tool for students and professionals who want to work in the field of visual merchandising in retail, a disc...


This comprehensive textbook constitutes an essential tool for students and professionals who want to work in the field of visual merchandising in retail, a discipline which combines the principles of marketing, creativity and design. It covers all aspects of the profession, from window display to in-store areas, and all kinds of stores, from small outlets, pop-up shops and concept stores, to shopping malls, flagship shops and department stores. Aspects such as lighting, colour, interior architecture and different display styles, by means of classic approaches as well as the most avant-garde developments are widely referenced and explained in this publication, through many examples from around the world. This reference guide will help fashion related merchandising and design students and visual merchandisers to plan the best strategies to get the consumer's attention. It includes basic sales psychology aspects and describes the different job opportunities there are for visual merchandisers.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 208 x 294 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2020


$89.99
Color Sells

ISBN: 9789887928386

Publisher: Sendpoints

Color psychology shows that color has great influence on our mind, which has been widely applied in product packaging and achieved great success in boosting sal...


Color psychology shows that color has great influence on our mind, which has been widely applied in product packaging and achieved great success in boosting sales. This book exemplifies the critical roles that color plays in branding and marketing, and introduces the basics of color theory. Meanwhile, with useful charts of rich color schemes, the book shows the unlimited possibilities in creating effective packaging colors for different products, which is further examined by a selection of outstanding package designs from around the world.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 20-12-2019


$89.99
Dinner Time

ISBN: 9788417084110

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Flamant

In a world full of fast-paced lifestyles, constant interaction and interlinked global activities, food has become a common denominator that connects people from...


In a world full of fast-paced lifestyles, constant interaction and interlinked global activities, food has become a common denominator that connects people from all around the world and new trends of restaurant interior design is building up with the times. The featured 60 international projects show the latest trends of restaurant design. Some with an industrial look, some with a lot of landscape elements coming into the interior space, some with bold colour schemes and no more white walls, a wide array of possibilities open up on this field of interior design. With a descriptive text for each project, the book focuses on colour scheme, lighting, and decorative details and provides valuable inspiration and reference for professional designers, food lovers and other people related to the restaurant business.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 05-10-2019


$120.00
Women Mean Business

ISBN: 9781988531762

Author: Dr Catherine Bishop    Publisher: Otago University Press

From Kaitaia in Northland to Oban on Stewart Island, New Zealand’s nineteenth-century towns were full of entrepreneurial women. Contrary to what we might expe...


From Kaitaia in Northland to Oban on Stewart Island, New Zealand’s nineteenth-century towns were full of entrepreneurial women. Contrary to what we might expect, colonial women were not only wives and mothers or domestic servants. A surprising number ran their own businesses, supporting themselves and their families, sometimes in productive partnership with husbands, but in other cases compensating for a spouse’s incompetence, intemperance, absence – or all three. The pages of this book overflow with the stories of hard-working milliners and dressmakers, teachers, boarding-house keepers and laundresses, colourful publicans, brothelkeepers and travelling performers, along with the odd taxidermist, bootmaker and butcher – and Australasia’s first woman chemist. Then, as now, there was no ‘typical’ businesswoman. They were middle and working class; young and old; Māori and Pākehā; single, married, widowed and sometimes bigamists. Their businesses could be wild successes or dismal failures, lasting just a few months or a lifetime. In this fascinating and entertaining book, award-winning historian Dr Catherine Bishop showcases many of the individual businesswomen whose efforts, collectively, contributed so much to the making of urban life in New Zealand.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 400


Dimensions: 170 x 240 x 20 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2019


Tags: Business   Biography   History   New Zealand
$45.00
Mascot Design

ISBN: 9789887928331

Publisher: Sendpoints

The recent decades have witnessed the flourish of mascot design, which is widely used by companies, organizations and even governments as a way to boost sales o...


The recent decades have witnessed the flourish of mascot design, which is widely used by companies, organizations and even governments as a way to boost sales or improve self-image. Such a trend has attracted people’s attention in mascot design. This book introduces the history and development of mascot and how it is applied today. Meanwhile, it instructs the reader how to create adorable mascots, from idea to final. A great selection of mascot designs from around the world is also showcased for inspiration.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 19-07-2019


$89.99
Hunt The Banker

ISBN: 9781846893032

Author: Alexander Lebedev    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

Alexander Lebedev is best known as the Russian businessman and public figure who bought the Evening Standard and The Independent newspapers in the UK. A former ...


Alexander Lebedev is best known as the Russian businessman and public figure who bought the Evening Standard and The Independent newspapers in the UK. A former KGB intelligence officer in the USSR’s London Embassy, his book covers the years from his birth in 1959 to 2016. Written in a wry and humorous manner, the book is mainly a memoir of Lebedev’s own hair-raising experiences as someone who aspires to show that an ‘honest banker’ is not an oxymoron. There is the thread of a whodunnit as his attempts at constructive and charitable business enterprises are systematically torpedoed by a person or persons unknown. He describes the dirty tricks used against him and the attempt to assassinate him and details how the Russian and international political and business elite live. Lebedev openly tells of his relations with leading politicians, businessmen and cultural figures in Russia and abroad, and investigates corruption scandals, dodgy multi-billion-dollar deals and contract killings. A comical episode on how he faced five years of imprisonment for a minor fracas during a television talk show, and how world show business stars (Elton John, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, John Malkovich, Ian McKellen, Stephen Fry) rallied to his defence. He describes in detail how and why he became involved with two prominent newspapers. Lebedev reveals his access to inside sources of information, with policemen and secret policemen slipping him memoirs and transcripts of episodes which would otherwise have remained unknown. It is ultimately a portrait of a political system which ensures that genuine attempts to improve the fortunes of the country and its citizens are built on sand. Author Alexander Lebedev is a Russian banker, philanthropist and public figure. A member of the KGB’s Foreign Intelligence Service, he worked in the USSR Embassy in London in the 1980s. Since 1992 he has been a businessman, founder and beneficial owner of financial & industrial group National Reserve Corporation, including National Reserve Bank, he has property assets throughout Europe and enterprises in aviation, agriculture, engineering, catering and beyond. He is also the proprietor of UK newspapers The Independent and the Evening Standard, London Live TV channel, and is shareholder and investor of investigative newspaper Novaya Gazeta in Russia. He also has a Ph.D in Economics.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 26-07-2019


$55.00
Smart Product Design

ISBN: 9789887757283

Publisher: Sendpoints

Smart technology is rapidly changing the way we interact with the world through products. The trend for decades now has been towards ever smaller, better design...


Smart technology is rapidly changing the way we interact with the world through products. The trend for decades now has been towards ever smaller, better designed technology that is more focused on user experience and lifestyle. Most designs are now available in multiple colors or finishes, offer different features between models or are customizable to a customers needs. Smart Product Design looks at the latest innovations in smart home, health and wellbeing, sports and fitness, business, travel and more. Featuring almost 100 products with details and concept sketches as well as interviews with some of todays leading designers on their inspiration, concept design and philosophy, and how they balance aesthetics with functionality.


Bind: hardback


Dimensions: 220 x 265 x 25 mm


$110.00
Walter Knoll : The Furniture Brand of Modernity

ISBN: 9783961711796

Author: Bernd Polster    Publisher: TeNeues

Walter Knoll is widely regarded as the furniture brand of modernity with an iconographic lineage of avant-garde and classic pieces Walter Knoll furniture has ...


Walter Knoll is widely regarded as the furniture brand of modernity with an iconographic lineage of avant-garde and classic pieces Walter Knoll furniture has defined eras and has had an enduring influence on design and lifestyle This book reveals the complete history of this remarkable company with rich illustrations and exciting texts by bestselling author, Bernd Polster A vivid company biography of leading furniture manufacturer Walter Knoll based on its formative figures Wilhelm, Hans, and Walter Knoll, and most recently, Markus Benz. Walter Knoll, the book, charts the more than one-and-a-half-century-old history of this remarkable furniture dynasty, tracing the evolution of its designs in relation to key cultural and historical developments. When the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles was recently bought by the Federal Republic of Germany and transformed into a representative “transatlantic meeting place,” it was Walter Knoll furnishings that defined its interior design and showcased German creativity and economic-cultural performance. Based in Herrenberg, near Stuttgart, the more than 150-year-old furniture business is one of the most successful furniture companies of the modern era and a global leader in the high-end furnishings segment. Walter Knoll’s impressively long history dates back to Wilhelm Knoll, the founding father of the Knoll dynasty, who first set up a leather shop in Stuttgart in 1865. Knoll rose from being a tanner and merchant to the court purveyor to the House of Württemberg. When his sons, Willy and Walter, took over the company in 1907, they began producing seating—introducing the first club armchair to Germany and becoming the industry’s first exporter. Their advances marked a revolution in upholstered furniture. After founding his own company in the 1920s, Walter Knoll was a breakout sensation in the avant-garde interior design world with a landmark exhibition at the Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart, under the direction of Mies van der Rohe, in 1927. His son, Hans Knoll, went to the U.S. in the 1930s and himself founded his own company, Knoll Inc., and with it, re-wrote design history. In 1993, Markus Benz, the son of Rolf Benz, joined the Knoll ranks, continuing the successful cooperation with internationally-renowned architects and designers. This fascinating company story shows how the Stuttgart area, one of the strongest economic regions in the world, was also a wellspring of modern design and culture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 26-04-2019


$115.00
Delicious Places

ISBN: 9783899559699

Publisher: Gestalten

Contemporary food goes way beyond avocado and quinoa salads. Delicious Places presents the new wave of cafés, restaurants and entrepreneurs that are writing a ...


Contemporary food goes way beyond avocado and quinoa salads. Delicious Places presents the new wave of cafés, restaurants and entrepreneurs that are writing a fresh chapter on culinary culture. Food culture has come a long way. New restaurants, bars and cafés are born out of fresh ideas that, with a clever twist, lead to an -unprecedented culinary experience that -balances location and concept--and ultimately influences a new world of food. Delicious Places collects the examples that execute the business idea in the best possible way. Single-dish restaurants, traditional -pasticcerias, fisherman cooperatives with the freshest produce or high-end restaurants in the mountains. They offer a unique experience that starts the moment you set foot in the door and spans from the interiors to the branding, and behind the scenes to the supply chains and sustainable procedures. Take a seat at the table and feast your senses one by one--the mind will follow.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 22-03-2019


$115.00
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