Machines are designed to run constantly; people aren’t. Our coping mechanisms are meditation apps, weekend breaks and annual holidays, but things soon revert. To prosper, we need a more sustainable approach — an ability to pause.
Do Pause looks at the importance of this subtle yet powerful idea to communication, creativity, relationships — as well as our wellbeing and sanity. With practical tools to help you create new habits or make more significant lifestyle choices, you’ll discover ways to:
Reset and regenerate
Deepen your thinking and experiences
Take back control of your time
Reconnect with other people — and yourself
From taking a breath to taking a sabbatical, a pause can be many things. And the good news is, even just a small pause every now and again can make a real and lasting difference.
Service design is a rapidly growing area of interest in design and business management. There are a lot of books on how to get started, but this is the first book that describes what a ‘good’ service is and how to design one. This book lays out the essential principles for building services that work well for users. Demystifying what we mean by a ‘good’ and ‘bad’ service and describing the common elements within all services that mean they either work for users or don’t.
A practical book for practitioners and non-practitioners alike interested in better service delivery, this book is the definitive new guide to designing services that work for users.
So much passes us by, unnoticed. We multi-task, switch between screens, work faster. When was the last time you paused to consider a beautifully-made object or stunning natural landscape? Yet this is when our spirits lift and our soul is restored.
Designer Alan Moore invites us to rethink not only what we produce – whether it’s a website, a handmade chair, or a business – but how and why. With examples from Apple, Yeo Valley and Blitz Motorcycles, we are encouraged to ask: Is it useful and considered. Is it a thing of beauty?
Do Design will inspire you to:
Improve your creative process
Raise the quality and craft of your work
Consider the experience as much as the product
Adopt simplicity, utility and honesty as guiding principles
We are creative beings. We love to make things. This book will inspire you to create better things for better reasons. Things that people will love – for a long time to come. Some say beauty is a luxury. But what if it is key to creating a better world for us all?
In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elio's father, Samuel, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, now a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train upends Sami's visit and changes his life forever. Elio soon moves to Paris, where he, too, has a consequential affair, while Oliver, a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic. Aciman is a master of sensibility, of the intimate details and the nuances of emotion that are the substance of passion. Find Me brings us back inside the world of one of our greatest contemporary romances to show us that in fact true love never dies.
Einband: Taschenbuch Seitenzahl: 272 Erscheinungsdatum: 01.10.2019 Sprache: Englisch Verlag: Faber & Faber Maße (L/B/H): 23.3/15.1/2.2 cm Gewicht: 341 g
Forget high definition or surround sound, this is how to take your enjoyment of film to the next level!
The Movie Kama Sutra offers creative sex positions – including the ‘Potter’s Wheel’ (Ghost), ‘King of the World’ (Titanic) and, for the more sexually experimental, ‘Cable Drop’ (Mission: Impossible) – inspired by the most erotic moments in cinema history.
Most people spend their whole lives asleep and then wake up a few days before they're about to die.' Olivia Bareham
Death has a 100 per cent success rate. We can't escape its inevitability nor can we deny its existence. So, when someone close to us dies or we are confronted by our own mortality, why are we utterly unprepared?
In Do Death, Amanda Blainey seeks to transform our lives through our relationship with death. By inviting us to accept death as a natural part of life, she encourages us to think about what really matters – and live more consciously. With uplifting wisdom from leaders and visionaries, Do Death will:
Help us rediscover the power of human connection
Inspire us to talk about death more openly
Offer sage advice on navigating grief, and talking to children
Empower us to be better prepared, practically and emotionally
Death can be our greatest teacher. This book is a manual for living, at any stage in life.
Mit Texte 4 legt Beni Bischof einen weiteren Band in dieser Reihe vor. Ohne Abbildungen und nur mit Textzeilen bestückt, im handelsüblichen Taschenbuchformat, ist auch dieses Buch das persönliche Abbild seiner Sammlung von reisserischen Headlines und Slogans, absurden Kommentaren und sonderbaren Bemerkungen. Sein Textarchiv dient als Impulsgeber für Bildfindung und Werktitel und ist unmittelbare Inspirationsquelle für seine Werke.
The newest addition to the popular Silver Spoon cookbook series provides a culinary guide to one of Italy's best-loved regions
Naples and the Amalfi Coast takes readers on a rich gastronomic journey through a perennially appealing, visually stunning region of Italy. The delightfully authentic dishes featured include fennel biscuits and other locally beloved antipasti, such classics as pizza Margherita, and an array of mouthwatering desserts. Chapters spotlight key produce and ingredients, from buffalo mozzarella from Benevento and tomatoes from San Marzano to lemons from Sorrento. Beautifully designed, with vivid colour photographs throughout, this gorgeous recipe collection is destined for both kitchen shelves and coffee tables.
Man sagt, Schönheit liege im Auge des Betrachters. In The Touch präsentieren Kinfolk und Norm Architects ein Designverständnis, das davon ausgeht, dass gute Gestaltung nicht nur den visuellen, sondern auch alle anderen menschlichen Sinne anspricht. Was haben ein Museum in Marrakesch, ein Mid-Century-Apartment in Berlin und ein Friedhof im Norden Venedigs gemeinsam? In The Touch setzen sich der Kinfolk-Mitbegründer Nathan Williams und Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen vom Büro Norm Architects mit dem Gedanken auseinander, dass beeindruckende Orte wie diese allesamt auf Gestaltungsaspekte setzen, bei denen der Mensch und sein sinnliches Erleben im Mittelpunkt stehen: Materialität und Haptik, Licht und Farbigkeit, Authentizität und Gemeinschaftsgefühl. Mit Einblicken in einige der betörendsten Gebäude und Innenräume der Welt bietet The Touch eine Fülle an Inspiration in Form von eindrucksvollen Fotografien, philosophischen Essays und praktischen Expertentipps.
The Touch is a new collaboration between Nathan Williams of Kinfolk and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen of Norm Architects that welcome readers into over 25 inspiring spaces where interior design is not only visually appealing but engages all of the human senses.
Einbandart: Fester Einband Verlag: Die Gestalten Erscheinungsjahr: 2019 Seiten: 288 Seiten Sprache: Englisch Masse: Breite 250 mm, Höhe 338 mm, Dicke 35 mm Gewicht: 2170 g
A rich trove of contemporary global Jewish cuisine, featuring hundreds of stories and recipes for home cooks everywhere
The Jewish Cookbook is an inspiring celebration of the diversity and breadth of this venerable culinary tradition. A true fusion cuisine, Jewish food evolves constantly to reflect the changing geographies and ingredients of its cooks. Featuring more than 400 home-cooking recipes for everyday and holiday foods from the Middle East to the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa - as well as contemporary interpretations by renowned chefs including Yotam Ottolenghi, Michael Solomonov, and Alex Raij - this definitive compendium of Jewish cuisine introduces readers to recipes and culinary traditions from Jewish communities the world over, and is perfect for anyone looking to add international tastes to their table.
Format: Hardback Size: 270 x 180 mm (10 5/8 x 7 1/8 in) Pages: 432 pp Illustrations: 93 illustrations ISBN: 9780714879338
Le Corbusier is a Modernist icon whose buildings and theories have influenced structures the world over. With the help of Marc Hagan-Guirey’s new book, Le Corbusier Paper Models, you can create 10 of his most important works in paper using the art of kirigami (cutting and folding). Each project features step-by-step instructions, cutting tips and a template that you can remove from the book. All you need is a scalpel, a cutting mat and a ruler. When you are done, simply display your model and admire your handiwork!
Le Corbusier Paper Models is a must for Corbusier fans and architectural model enthusiasts.
Paperback 44 pages 100 illustrations Size: 355 x 279 mm Published: 03/02/2020
Creative people are often known to seek inspiration from nature. Besides providing the setting for ideation and imagination, it is a canvas full of complex shapes and lines interwoven with each other, countless varieties of colour palettes, as well as diverse tones and textures that set distinct moods and atmospheres.
Flora & Fauna explores the ways with which these timeless elements have been re-interpreted and incorporated into modern branding and design work. Spanning a wide range of project types such as logos, icons, packaging and print ads, it showcases a world of creativity as diverse as nature itself.
Editor: Victionary Specs: 190 x 255 mm, 256 pp Format: full colour, softcover with jacket Release date: October 2018 Language: English
Telling yourself you have all the time, all the resources and all the money in the world just kills creativity and self-discipline. Why not try to limit yourself and unleash your creativity! Designer and advertiser Ralph Burkhardt has put together this inspirational pocket book, with a proven method that can help you tap into your creative and business potential and, above all, get results. Replete with quotes, checklists, cool illustrations and encouraging words, this little book packs a punch, revealing the simplest and most effective way to tap into your creative genius and set goals. A great tool to pass around during brainstorming meetings, or to keep handy on your desk at work.
Limit Yourself and Unleash Your Creativity contents:
What, why, who?
What is creativity?
Everyone can be creative!
The true creative myth
The creative process
Reflect on your creativity
Think inside the box
Limitation’ might sound like a bad word
Who needs limitations?
What kind of limitations are there?
What limitations can do for you
What you need to bring
Who’s afraid of the blank page?
The creative trajectory
Why total freedom doesn’t liberate
Ready, mindset, go!
01 LIMITATIONS OF TIME
Learn to love deadlines
Make better use of your time
The five-minute time limit
One painting / poster / logo / lettering a day
02 LIMITATIONS OF RESOURCES
How to deal with a limited budget
Improvisation = innovation
Exploration through limitation
03 LIMITATIONS OF DESIGN PRINCIPLES
Refine your colour palette
Limit your typefaces
Why Frank Gehry loves limitations
Music at the limits
04 LIMITATIONS OF A BRIEF
‘ Do whatever you like!’
Discovering the client’s needs
Just don’t do it
What to learn from Dr. Seuss
05 LIMITATIONS OF MEDIUM
What is minimalism?
How to simplify and intensify
Maximum meaning, minimum means!
Embracing technical limitations
Use your digits!
06 LIMITATIONS OF SKILLS
Team up with others
Try random limitations
Harness someone else’s creativity
07 LIMITATIONS OF SPACE
Size does matter!
Decide what’s important
Do it ‘Like a Rolling Stone’
The ultimate limitation scale
Take the first step!
What to do with immutable limitations
A generation of demands
Limited to only one world
Credits / Bibliography / Thanks
Paperback 128 pages 40 illustrations Size: 178 x 120 mm Published: 04/11/2019
Getaway is a photobook that plays out in a parallel universe a little closer to the sun. The Canary Islands – almost exclusively a holiday destination for more than 3 million western tourists a year – is the backdrop of this performance. Five Danish photographers have been on a photographic expedition to this lost and blazing world and the book is a collection of images they brought back with them.
Getaway is about a place where we enjoy, dream, escape, recover and confront the absence of everyday life. That temporary reality we call vacation.
Bio: Ulrik Jantzen, Kasper Witte Larsen, Emil Jakobsen, Simon Caspersen and Kasper Kristoffersen work together in the photo collective Büro Jantzen. The collective was founded by Ulrik Jantzen, who graduated from the School of Journalism in Denmark, and who, over the past 15 years, has made his mark on the photographic scene in Denmark. Büro Jantzen has exhibited at multible galleries and museums in Denmark and abroad, won several photographic awards and published a number of photobooks.
Adolf Loos was an eloquent voice against the squandering of fine materials, ornamentation and unnecessary embellishments. The rational underpinnings of his later assertion that “ornament is crime” first appear in these polemical thrusts at the stylized work of the Viennese secessionists. Few are acquainted with his amusing, incisive, critical and philosophical literary works on applied design and the essence of style in fin de siecle Vienna. Loos often had a radical, yet innovative outlook on life that made him such a nuisance for many of his contemporaries. His provocative musings on an assortment of subjects portray him as a man of many interests, and possessing a keen feel for elegant design still valued today. This publication is now available in English for the first time.
Who is this book for? It’s for vegans, people who want to know about vegans, vegetarians who dabble in the dark arts of soya milk, meat-reducers and full carnivores looking to take the piss out of vegans.
What's in this book? Answers to questions like: 'What is a vegan, wait, I don't eat gluten, am I a vegan?!'; pie charts to show how much conversation time with non-vegans will focus on how you're getting your protein; useful recipes and advice (such as how to work on your smugface); inspirational(ish) quotes and much more.
What isn’t in this book? Arguments for or against veganism; it’s obvious that you should be vegan and here is how to do it.
Don’t Get a Job, Make a Job explores strategies for graduates to gain exposure in the creative industries – including design, fashion and advertising
Too often a design or architecture degree is seen as a means to an end (a job in an established practice). But imagine for one moment that there are no employers, no firms to send your CV to, no interviews to be had – what would you do? How would you forge your own path after graduation?
The current economic climate has seen many graduates chasing a finite number of positions. The most ingenious and driven designers have found weird and wonderful ways of making opportunities for themselves, often by applying their skills across the creative disciplines of art, design, architecture and interiors. Knowing what you want from your design career and being able to adapt your strategy to suit is basic and vital – just like in the wild, designers need to evolve.
The book celebrates the various strategies that students and graduates are taking to gain exposure, while also including interviews and inspirational advice from those who are now enjoying success as a result of their creative approach to employment.
So you’ve graduated. What now? Where do you live? Can you afford to live? How can you make money doing design? How do you get a job? Who do you want to work for and are you good enough?
This book is a comprehensive and insightful guide to anything and everything that is of use to those looking to break into the creative industries,sharing experiences, ideas, advice, criticism and encouragement. With sections covering education, portfolios, jobs/freelancing, working process and personal development, this straight-talking, funny and frequently irreverent guide is a must-read for all creative arts students.
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