There is no shortage of books on how to look after houseplants but what about how, when and why these plants came to be in our homes? Catherine Horwood's combination of social history, plant history and the history of interior design explains how potted plants are as much subject to fashion as pieces of furniture: for the Victorians, it was the aspidistra in the front parlour, the Edwardians loved a palm, and, for today's millennials, no home is complete without the ubiquitous fiddle-leaf fig.
Across the ages, the choice of potted plants has been influenced by the layout of houses, the levels of dirt and pollution and the equipment to hand. In the mid-18th century, Wedgwood created a market for special bulb pots and in the 1950s, some of Terence Conran's earliest designs were for houseplant containers. Explore these fascinating themes and more in this insightful volume.
Packed with practical projects to kick-start inventive thought in idea-blocked moments, this book explores creative thinking across all visual arts disciplines and is an essential guide for anyone looking to embrace creative thinking in design, advertising and communications. It provides 53 practical strategies for unlocking innovative ideas...
Showcasing thirty-five of the many women who have changed the world, spanning more than four centuries. Including Cleopatra, Mary Anning, Mary Seacole, Ada Lovelace, Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, Anne Frank, Wangari Maathai, Anna Politkovskaya and Malala Yousafzai. Bone china mug, height 9cm. Dishwasher safe.
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Twenty-five clever and quirky cross-stitch patterns that proudly show off your love for all things literary. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned stitcher, what better way to show off your book nerdiness than with this collection of badass, bookish cross-stitch patterns which you can hang on...