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General Design

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  • The Chiffon Trenches

    ‘Honestly and candidly captures fifty sublime years of fashion’ Manolo BlahnikDiscover what truly happens behind the scenes in the world of high fashion in this detailed, storied memoir from style icon, bestselling author and former Vogue creative director André Leon Talley.During André Leon Talley’s first magazine job assisting Andy Warhol at Interview, a fateful meeting with Karl Lagerfeld began ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Solve Problems That Matter

    Design, Build & Launch Your Social Enterprise Idea

    by Ben Pecotich ...
    You know when you have a social enterprise idea you think will help solve a problem that really matters, but you're busy, not sure how to make it happen, and it's easy to feel overwhelmed?Solve Problems That Matters is the 90-day program helping you take a human-centred approach to design, build, and launch your social enterprise idea - and build momentum to solve problems that matter. If you're ... Read more

    $20.89 AUD

  • The Golden Thread

    How Fabric Changed History

    ** A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK **'Fascinating . . . The history of the world through the eye of a needle . . . I recommend this book to anyone' THE SPECTATOR'A charming, absorbing and history that takes us on a journey from the silk roads to sportswear, from ruffs to spacesuits . . . I devoured this quietly feminist book' SUNDAY TIMES'Joyful and beautiful' NATURE**'Will make you rethink ... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Release

    by Beth Kery ...
    For fans for Sylvia Day, J. Kenner and Maya Banks. A sexy, thrilling erotic romance from the New York Times ebook bestselling author of the Because You Are Mine series and The Affair.Genny loved her husband Max, but something was missing - a sexual charge that was instead ignited by his business partner, Sean. He was ruggedly handsome, with a heart-stopping smile and a slow, sexy New Orleans drawl ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

    Kind of the Story of My Life

    by Scott Adams ...
    Dilbert creator Scott Adams' funny memoir about his many failures and what they eventually taught him about success'Adams has a funny, refreshingly considered set of ideas about how to find success-and what that success will look like when one gets there' Kirkus Reviews----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Scott Adams has probably failed at more ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe

    by Angela Kelly ...
    ‘Full of gems … Angela Kelly is a jewel in the crown’Daily Telegraph‘Entertaining and beautifully illustrated’The Sunday Times‘For real intel, [The Crown] can’t come close to The Other Side of the Coin by Angela Kelly’The New York Times‘Fascinating book’HELLO!‘The book is a trove of warm and insightful anecdotes’Daily Mail‘Angela Kelly shares fascinating and char... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Design of Everyday Things

    Revised and Expanded Edition

    by Don Norman ...
    Design doesn't have to complicated, which is why this guide to human-centered design shows that usability is just as important as aesthetics.Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door.The fault, argues this ingenious -- even liberating -- book, lies not in ourselves, but in product ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life

    Justine Picardie has spent the last decade puzzling over the truth about Coco Chanel, attempting to peel away the accretions of romance and lies. In this critically acclaimed, bestselling biography she shares the history of the incredible woman who created the way we look now.Coco Chanel was an extraordinary inventor - she conjured up the little black dress, bobbed hair, trousers for women, ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Hooked

    How to Build Habit-Forming Products

    by Nir Eyal ...
    Nir Eyal reveals how successful companies create products people can't put down - and shows how you can do it too.INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER WITH OVER 200,000 COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDEBased on years of research, consulting, and practical experience, Hooked:* Shows how to create user habits that stick* Includes practical insights and riveting examples, from the iPhone to Twitter, Pinterest and the Bible ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • How To

    Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems from Randall Munroe of xkcd

    Randall Munroe is . . .****'Nerd royalty' Ben Goldacre'Totally brilliant' Tim Harford'Laugh-out-loud funny' Bill Gates'Wonderful' Neil GaimanAN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the million-selling What If? and Thing E... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Masquerade: The Games Trilogy 3

    by Nyrae Dawn ...
    series The Games Trilogy
    If you love Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster and Abbi Glines, THE GAMES trilogy is for you.BOOK 3 in THE GAMES trilogy.After his father is imprisoned for murder, leaving his mother suicidal, Maddox Cross is left alone in Brenton, Virginia. When he meets a feisty young woman in the club where he works security, he has no idea that she might change his life for ever.Bee Malone ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?

    A Memoir

    by Roz Chast ...
    #1 New York Times Bestseller2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTIn her first memoir, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast's memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone ... Read more

    $18.36 AUD

  • The Chanel Sisters

    'Delicious and utterly absorbing... This is a book to be relished and savoured. I can't recommend it enough' GILL THOMPSON, author of THE CHILD ON PLATFORM ONE'Historical fiction at its finest. Antoinette Chanel will capture your heart' ANN WEISGARBER, author of THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF RACHEL DUPREE---The unforgettable story of the sisters who changed fashion forever. For readers who fell in love ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD $12.99 AUD

  • Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated

    125 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions,

    Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated is a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary encyclopedia covering 125 laws, guidelines, human biases, and general considerations important to successful design. Richly illustrated and easy to navigate, it pairs clear explanations of every design concept with visual examples of the ideas applied in practice. From the 80/20 Rule to the Weakest Link, ... Read more

    $42.01 AUD

  • Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

    A powerful and inspiring book from the founders of IDEO, the award-winning design firm, on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us.Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the ‘creative types’. But two of the foremost experts in innovation, design and creativity on the planet show us that each and every one of us is ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Fashion Babylon

    What is fashion? What is fashionable? Who decides what is in? What is out? Why is it green one year, and blue the next? Why is one little black dress worth three thousand pounds and another thirty quid? Is the catwalk that catty? Is everyone high on drugs and full of champagne? What makes a supermodel so super? And a designer too hot to touch? Who is making the money? Who owns who? Who hates who? ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Permaculture Design: A Step by Step Guide

    A Step By Step Guide

    by Aranya ...
    This full colour book explains the design process and is based on course worksheets which have been designed, refined and tested on students over time. If you already have a basic knowledge of permaculture, from either reading another book or attending a course, then this guide is probably just what you need to build on your prior knowledge and put it into practical application. While it includes ... Read more

    $19.68 AUD

  • Threads of Life

    A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle

    by Clare Hunter ...
    **SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK** **WATERSTONES SCOTTISH BOOK OF THE MONTH****'An astonishing feat'Christina Patterson, Sunday Times'An inspiring and moving sideways look at history'Eithne Farry, Sunday Express**An eloquent blend of history and memoir, Threads of Life is an evocative and moving book about the need we all have to tell our story.From poli... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Dress Thief

    one secret could destroy everything she holds dear...

    Alix Gower may be poor but she's also ambitious, and she'd do anything to secure her dream job in one of Paris's premier fashion houses. But Alix also has a secret: she supports her family by stealing from the very houses she so adores. But can Alix risk her reputation and her relationships forever? And is the handsome English reporter she keeps bumping into really to be trusted?'Wonderful! I didn ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Dressmakers of Auschwitz

    The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive

    *** The New York Times Bestseller ***'Lucy Adlington tells of the horrors of the Nazi occupation and the concentration camps from a fascinating and original angle. She introduces us to a little known aspect of the period, highlighting the role of clothes in the grimmest of societies imaginable and giving an insight into the women who stayed alive by stitching' - Alexandra Shulman, author of ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Florence Broadhurst New Edition

    by Helen O'Neil ...
    This deluxe edition of Helen ONeills award-winning book is a must for lovers of design. With stunning full-page prints of Florence Broadhursts distinctive fabric and wallpaper designs, together with gorgeous photographs of interiors from around the world using her amazing patterns, this is a beautiful book you will want to treasure. Florence Broadhurst led an extraordinary and eccentric life. She ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • The Secret Lives of Colour

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'A mind-expanding tour of the world without leaving your paintbox. Every colour has a story, and here are some of the most alluring, alarming, and thought-provoking. Very hard painting the hallway magnolia after this inspiring primer.'Simon GarfieldThe Secret Lives of Colour tells the unusual stories of the 75 most fascinating shades, dyes and hues. From blonde to ... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Affordable Interior Design

    High-End Tips for Any Budget

    Live in luxury—on a budget.Homeowners and renters of all means dream of having a beautiful home. The media makes it look so easy, but many of us have less to work with and still long to live in style. Affordable Interior Design makes luxury an affordable reality. In this DIY home decorating handbook, Helmuth reveals insider tips and her tried-and-tested methods for choosing colors, creating a ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Vivienne Westwood

    Vivienne Westwood is one of the icons of our age; fashion designer, activist, co-creator of punk, global brand and grandmother; a true living legend. Both her name and brand are recognised the world over, whilst at home in the UK she has attained National Treasure status as the nation's favourite fearless female icon.This is her story. Told for the first time in all its glamour and glory and with ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $9.99 AUD