Every kitchen has one, every cook needs one. Knife: The Cult, Craft and Culture of the Cook’s Knife is an essential, informative, and great looking book all about the history, form, and creation of knives. If this humble culinary tool fascinates you as much as it should, you’ll love everything about this book from it’s alluring illustrations to it’s lustful photography.
Interviewing knife-makers, chefs, and collectors, Tim Hayward explores how the relationship between the chef and blade has evolved the knife as well as the ways we prepare food. Knife is essentially a reference book with descriptions and photographs of over 40 types of knife, including Damascus blades, Chinese cleavers, and sushi knives. If this all sounds great but you don’t even know how to properly hold a knife, read this book and you’ll be an expert on knife-wielding grips and techniques.
They can detect electrical currents, some are covered in tassels, some can even walk out of the water. Yeah, as if Sharks in the water weren’t scary enough. Smart About Sharks is a fascinating book all about Sharks. Let’s forget that it’s a kid’s book for a moment because Sharks are awesome and it’d look amazing on a bookshelf or coffee table. From the deadly to the misunderstood, Owen Davey’s detailed illustrations help educate all age groups about the intricacies of these beautiful sea beasts.
Designed by Apple in California is a beautiful, minimalist book dedicated to the late Steve Jobs. Available in little and large, and showcasing a comprehensive 450 photographs of past and current Apple products, Designed by Apple in California covers everything from the 1998 iMacs to the 2015 Apple Pencil, documenting the materials and techniques used by Apple’s design team over two decades of innovation.
In his youth, Paul Smith had dreams of becoming a professional cyclist, but after a crash forced him to put those dreams on hold he became a world-famous Fashion Designer instead. His love of the sport never subsided and kept a close eye on road racing since the 1970s. It’s this love that makes Paul Smith’s Cycling Scrapbook a beautiful book illustrating the sport in all its glory. Over 400 images and illustrations printed on 256 pages, you’ll be taken on a journey that not only connects Paul Smith’s love of cycling and design mixed with charming and personal stories, but also gives you an insight into how this passion have influences one of the world’s most successful designers.
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