Category Archives: Books

Ikea continuing desire to dominate the world by the New Tome

Less than two months after Ikea has published a cookbook beautiful coffee-table-worthy, the Swedish home-furnishings chain, is back, this time simply by Ikea, the Book. Cool Hunting got his first look, and while yes, this work is in Swedish, is on a two-syllable word that makes many young people, scream joy on a budget. Brand’s most successful and iconic models studied in 450 pages, of which, written by experts in Scandinavian design and shape of the journalist Staffan Bengtsson. Not a word, but if the…

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The Ultimate Guide to Scandinavian Style

From the [Luxist.com](http://www.luxist.com/): The work of Lars Bolander, one of Sweden’s foremost interior designers whose shops in New York and Palm Beach are oases of good taste, is given its due in a beautiful new book from the Vendome Press. Longtime admirer Martha Stewart calls Lars Bolander’s Scandinavian Design “A sophisticated volume” and “an in-depth, intelligent, and informative look at the design sensibilities found in Scandinavian domestic furniture and decoration.” She notes that “Bolander surveys all of this with his keen eye and finely honed…

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Satellites Mistaken for Stars

Satellites Mistaken for Stars by Alexander Egger 180 Pages, 22 x 27,5 cm, Paperback, Dustcover ISBN: 978-3-940393-16-6 [http://www.rupapublishing.com/shop/products/en/Books/Design/Satellites-Mistaken-for-Stars.html](http://www.rupapublishing.com/shop/products/en/Books/Design/Satellites-Mistaken-for-Stars.html) With Satellites Mistaken for Stars, Egger contributes to the dialog of experimental graphic design by giving us a book concerned largely with understanding the poetic potential of everyday occurrences and expressing disdain for hierarchical concepts and their boundaries. The seemingly unimportant, banal events of everyday life are documented, re-contextualized and de-constructed; confusion, deficiency and surprise are woven in, bringing these events back into the viewer’s field of…

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Author gives away 10,000 copies of his new book for free

International author and speaker, Stefan Engeseth, gives away 10,000 copies of his new book, The Fall of PR and the Rise of Advertising, at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. It is one of the world’s largest book releases with a retail value of €103,600. In our harsh economic times, it is important to move business forward. That’s why author Stefan Engeseth gives away 10,000 newly printed books at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, taking place June 21–27. A copy of his book will…

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Design and Design

The Design and Design team are proud to announce that: – the 2.0 version of DesignAndDesign.com is now online, – the 730 designs awarded this year will be published for free in the first Design and Design Book of the Year to be released in january, – the 2009 selection has already started, – and that their goal has not changed: to give the worldwide community of designers a powerfull tool to promote themselves! the Design and Design adventure is a success that goes on:…

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Flickr: Books

Here some books about Flickr just released, an exerpt from the flickr blog: How to Use Flickr: The Ditigal Photography Revolution This books is a great introduction to Flickr, both in the sense of flickr.com, the website, and Flickr, the, um … socially constructed conceptual framework for a new model of online interaction. It not only runs down the features, but contains a lot of great interviews, sidebars, stories of how people use Flickr, ettiquette, and notes on how the features are getting used and…

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