April 2014 (25)

Fun Packaging

ISBN: 9781584235392

Author: Louis Bou    Publisher: Gingko Press

Fun Packaging collects quirky, eye-catching examples of the best bottles, tins, boxes, and bags along with other inventive packaging concepts. While many blue-c...


Fun Packaging collects quirky, eye-catching examples of the best bottles, tins, boxes, and bags along with other inventive packaging concepts. While many blue-chip brands rely on consistent marks and reassuring blandness, there’s a new ecosystem of companies and products speaking an entirely different language with their packaging. Whether sharp and refined, rude and crude, or cute and friendly, these products jump off the shelves by portraying brand personalities. Notable entries include a Greta Garbo inspired whiskey label, Food Finish, the world’s first food coloring in a spray can, high definition labels for fresh fish and a cookbook made of pasta. Designers from around the world include Neumeister Design, Studio Lost & Found, Studio mLlongo, Bayley Design, Beetroot Design Group, The Creative Method, Bessermachen Design Studio, Reynolds & Reyner, Mousegraphics, P&W Design Consultants, lg2boutique, Lun Yau, Fresh Chicken, Andre Zaragoza, Yevgeny Razumov and more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 178 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2014


$59.99
The Great Googly Moogly

ISBN: 9781846436390

Author: Courtney Dicmas    Publisher: Child’s Play

Nobody has ever been able to catch the Great Googly Moogly - a giant and terrifying fish of legend. But Stella aims to do just that. Armed with fishing gear and...


Nobody has ever been able to catch the Great Googly Moogly - a giant and terrifying fish of legend. But Stella aims to do just that. Armed with fishing gear and differing baits, she sets out every day to realize her dream, whatever the weather. But what will she do if she succeeds?
Courtney Dicmas's latest book features a spirited character determined to achieve her goal, but it also reflects our responsibilities to other creatures, and our place in the natural world.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 250 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 04-01-2014


$19.99
The Acrobat

ISBN: 9781846436338

Author: Alborozo    Publisher: Child’s Play

The acrobat works in a circus, but nobody notices him. He decides to find a new audience in the park, but even his very best tricks fail to catch anyone's atten...


The acrobat works in a circus, but nobody notices him. He decides to find a new audience in the park, but even his very best tricks fail to catch anyone's attention. Just as the acrobat is about to give up hope altogether, something extraordinary happens to change his luck.
Having spent twenty-five years as a successful and celebrated cartoonist, Alorozo has now brought his very own brand of wit and charm to the world of children's books.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 245 x 268 mm


Publication Date: 04-01-2014


$19.99
Raw Snacks

ISBN: 9781909808058

Author: Caroline Fibaek    Publisher: Grub Street

Spicy nuts, crunchy raw chocolate truffles, dream bars, liquorice almonds, grape lollipops, date fudge, candy crunch popsicles, nut shakes, coffee substitutes a...


Spicy nuts, crunchy raw chocolate truffles, dream bars, liquorice almonds, grape lollipops, date fudge, candy crunch popsicles, nut shakes, coffee substitutes and energy drinks are just a few of the quick, easy and healthy raw food snacks that Caroline Fibaek, Denmark's leading raw food exponent, presents in her gorgeous book Raw Snacks. She provides tempting recipes that will inspire you the next time the craving for sugary, chocolate candy and other fat filled sweets comes upon you. Here are tips to quit comfort eating and bad and unhealthy habits once and for all. You'll get practical advice on how to fight the craving for sweets, and how you can easily replace the unhealthy, sweet and fatty with healthy, delicious and especially nutritious alternatives. Let health, balance and happiness be your new addiction - because you can really get addicted to feeling good!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2014


$34.99
Stunning Houses

ISBN: 9781584235583

Author: Claudia Martinez Alonso    Publisher: Gingko Press

Stunning Houses features 50 world-class projects that are quite literally breathtaking. Architectural masterpieces that are perfectly sited in a wide variety of...


Stunning Houses features 50 world-class projects that are quite literally breathtaking. Architectural masterpieces that are perfectly sited in a wide variety of topographic locales and climatic zones, from forest or mountain range to perched on a seaside cliff. Some are hidden in the landscape, nestled in amongst the trees and vegetation, others boldly present for all to see. Flights of fancy are given free reign, from houseboats to tree houses. One resembles an intergalactic spaceship that has just landed, on the surface of a lake, another, a gigantic fossil gastropod that has just been unearthed. The natural world is incorporated through the use of organic materials such as wood and stone or the creation or rooftop gardens - some with water features - the modern, through the dramatic use of glass and open space, which lighten the presence of such dense materials as steel and concrete. Prepare to be amazed. Includes plans and work by: Architects Collective, Studio Arthur Casas, Bercy Chen Studio, Feldman Architecture, JHG Jorge Hernndez de la Garza, Hans van Heeswijk Architects, Kotaro Ide, David Jameson, Olson Kundig Architects, Drew Mandel Architects, MHM Architects, Robert Harvey Oshatz, Sagan Piechota Architecture, Ibarra Rosano Architects, TACT Architecture and Idis Turato/Turato Architecture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 492


Dimensions: 280 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2014


$150.00
Observers and Navigators

ISBN: 9781909808027

Author: C G Jefford    Publisher: Grub Street

This book begins with a detailed examination of the previously little understood observers, aerial gunners/gunlayers and kite balloon observers who flew with th...


This book begins with a detailed examination of the previously little understood observers, aerial gunners/gunlayers and kite balloon observers who flew with the RFC, RNAS and latterly the RAF between 1914 and 1919. It reveals that the RFC had, if not actively fostered, at least, condoned the development of a systemic bias in favour of pilots, a bias that was carried over into, and subsequently sustained by, the RAF for much of the rest of the century.
During the 1920s the RAF dispensed with its remaining observer officers and spent the next fifteen years attempting to make do by misemploying a variety of ground tradesmen as air gunners on a part-time basis. This wholly inadequate practice is contrasted with the Royal Navy's positive attitude towards its non-pilot aircrew. Observers were reinstated in 1934, now ranked as corporals, but still on a part-time basis. Wartime experience soon revealed that the omnipotence of pilots had been a myth. Non-pilot aircrew having become full-timers in 1939, by the summer of 1940 all observers and gunners were at least sergeants and many were being commissioned. The book goes on to examine the proliferation of non-pilot aircrew categories until 1942 when the observer was supplanted by the air bomber and a variety of specialised types of navigator.
Having provided an overview of wartime aircrew training, the story continues with a consideration of the ill-conceived '1946 Aircrew Scheme' which had to be abandoned in 1950 in favour of an all-officer policy for pilots and navigators. As early as 1948 it was announced that they were to have 'comparable career' prospects. The author examines the way in which this egalitarian policy has actually been implemented while continuing to trace the rises and falls in the fortunes of all non-pilot aircrew categories and the evolution of post-war aircrew training until the last navigators graduated in 2011. He concludes by posing several questions to which he suggests some answers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 416


Dimensions: 210 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 13-04-2014


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$99.00
Death in Pont-Aven

ISBN: 9781843914983

Author: Jean-Luc Bannalec    Publisher: Hesperus Press

Sold over 600,000 copies in Europe!

A strange murder in an idyllic French seaside village, a major family tragedy, and a puzzling secret await Comm...


Sold over 600,000 copies in Europe!

A strange murder in an idyllic French seaside village, a major family tragedy, and a puzzling secret await Commissioner Dupin in this captivating who-dunit thriller. At the Central Hotel in Pont Aven, Brittany, 91-year-old manager Pierre-Louis Pennec is found murdered. Police commissioner George Dupin and his team takes on the investigation and narrow the list of suspects down to five people, including the manager of a rival hotel, a longtime friend of the victim, and a wealthy art historian. Further incidents--first a break-in, then another mysterious death--muddy the waters yet more. As Commissioner Dupin delves further and further into the lives of the victim and the suspects, he uncovers a web of secrecy and criminality that belies the village's idyllic image. A surprise hit in its original German, this book introduces readers to the enigmatic Commissioner Dupin, an idiosyncratic penguin lover and Parisian-born caffeine junkie who resents his superiors--and is equally resented in return. It is a book so atmospheric readers will immediately want to wander through the village's narrow alleyways, breathe in the Atlantic air, and smile at the Breton peculiarities. Spellbinding, subtle, and smart, this crime novel is peppered with cryptic humour and surprising twists.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 336


Publication Date: 13-04-2014


$24.99 $7.99
The Joy of Gardening

ISBN: 9781849535526

Author: Isobel Carlson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with quirky facts, quotes, handy hints and surprising stories is the perfect pick-me-up for anyone who knows the incomparab...


This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with quirky facts, quotes, handy hints and surprising stories is the perfect pick-me-up for anyone who knows the incomparable joy of gardening.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 116 x 182 mm


Publication Date: 07-04-2014


$27.99
The Joy of Walking

ISBN: 9781849535533

Author: David Bathurst    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with fascinating facts, handy hints and captivating stories and quotes from the world of walking, is perfect for anyone who...


This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with fascinating facts, handy hints and captivating stories and quotes from the world of walking, is perfect for anyone who knows the incomparable joy and freedom of lacing up your hiking boots and heading for the hills.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 116 x 182 mm


Publication Date: 07-04-2014


$27.99
Old Enough to Know Better, Young Enough Not to Care

ISBN: 9781849535540

Author: Sarah Boddy    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

The good news about mid-life is the glass is still half-full… The bad news is it won't be long before your teeth are floating in it! Take a trip down old-age ...


The good news about mid-life is the glass is still half-full… The bad news is it won't be long before your teeth are floating in it! Take a trip down old-age lane with artist Sarah Boddy's witty and wry take on that thing we fear the most. Packed with humorous quotes and comical illustrations on the vagaries of turning older, being old and everything in between, this book will help you to laugh, embrace and learn to love the downhill ride of ageing.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 125 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 07-04-2014


$19.99
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