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Minimal Film: The cinematic world reimagined through graphic design. By Matteo Civaschi. Published by Skira. The author, Matteo Civaschi, is the Executive Creative Director at H-57, a design studio based in Milan and the brains behind Life in 5 Seconds, a book that unveiled their concept of Shortology,...

To follow on from Bohemian Style at Home a new 'room by room' guide from Thames & Hudson comes out this summer, it focuses on Japanese style. After a recent trip to Japan some friends of mine decided to do away with curtains on their patio doors...

To me Bohemian interior style is inspired by the hippy movement, a youthful reaction against the sober post-war fifties and its utilitarian furniture. As a child of the sixties I grew up and experienced this exuberant atmosphere, it was provocative yet peaceful. A new zest...

A treasure trove of Murano glass. One of the largest books in my design library it documents the relatively short life of the MVM Capellin Glassworks and explains the role that the young Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa played in developing its distinctive aesthetic. Scarpa was...

A new publication of 140 poems by the renowned garden poet Liz Cowley Green Fingers comprises over a hundred pages of verse. Liz has chosen a range of well known proverbs sayings and quotations and has responded to them with the wit and acute observation...

Camille Soulayrol, co-editor-in-chief of Marie Claire Idées, an author stylist and visual designer, has collected the best Parisian experts together and written a book, Plantopia. From its subtitles - Cultivate, Create, Soothe, Nourish - you’ll get the idea it’ll be filled plants and ideas for...

The term creative writing is new for many and sounds like it could be a clever but possibly dodgy kind of literature. Feelings of uncertainty creep into the conscious mind along with visions of suited professionals scratching their scalps as they practice creative accounting. Well,...

This hardback sits solidly on my desk; the title letters, ART DECO CITY, are debossed in gold and catch the light. Fanning the pages I pause inside the back cover; Arnold Schwartzman, OBE, stands in front of a white painted art deco house smiling in...

Dreary grey weather cloaked his late November birthday. What to do, where to go? A walk followed by pub grub had seemed like a good idea but the damp air cooled our enthusiasm. We decided on a trip to Peterborough for a bit of pre-Christmas...

Crime novelist Emma Flint was the keynote speaker at ‘How to get Published’, a one-day conference held in London on 16 November 2018. Emma talked about the essential skills required to get a reader’s attention. You have to hook a reader with the first chapter...

After every high tide the sea dumps seaweed and debris on the beach; known as the strandline it is a constantly changing landscape. Jean Sprackland is more widely known as a poet and this book is her first foray into non fiction. In an interview with...

It’s conker time! October winds knock lime green spheres to the grass, spiked sheaths spear the earth where they fall. Three horse chestnut trees stand on a triangular piece of ground near my house, have stood there for decades, their strong limbs reach out beyond...