Books

Books, Books, Books! I love books. All kinds of books, coffee table books with dreamy photos, books on colour, design, makers, patterns (there's quite a lot of them) to easy to read fiction and slightly more challenging  - I can only read a few pages a day books. As were all staying in I though I would compile a list of some of my favourite books.

MAKE : CORNWALL

I bought this book last summer at the Tate in Cornwall and really like the little glimpse you get into makers and designers studios and how they work. Filled with beautiful photos and products to lust after.

HOW TO STYLE YOUR BRAND

If your starting a brand this is a great little book for you. It goes through basic styling, how to plan your brand, design a logo, creating vision boards, colour psychology and how to reflect your personality in your brand font, colour and use of pattern.

SPECTRUM

This book shows in chronological order colour pallets from the 15th Century to present day in furnishing fabrics and wallpaper. It really is a feast for the eyes. Colours are shown in a block and weighted by how much they appear in the design which is shown on the opposite page. The Victoria and Albert Museum is a treasure trove for any textile designer and I have no idea how they managed to choose from the vast collection for this book.

 

LIVING WITH PATTERN

Rebecca Atwood is a textile designer with a distinctive style and in this book she shows you how to use pattern in your home. She has broken the book up into three sections - Primer, Home and Projects. It's a fun and easy book to read with some useful tips and tricks as well as little projects that you can do at home such as potato printing a floor cushion or decoupage.

 

WE ARE MAKERS

This last book I don't have but its on my list! It's a bi-annual publication that showcases a wide array of wonderful, dedicated, and talented makers from across the globe. The Scottish couple, Jack & Kate behind this book are makers themselves so know their stuff.

If you have any book recommendations you would like to share I'd love to hear about them.

Thanks

Marie


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