Have you ever dreamt of living by the ocean in your own surf-inspired abode? Most city dwellers and dreamers alike have pictured themselves waking up to the scent of the sea, to the tranquillity of the waves breaking or sight of the sun setting on the horizon, and whilst some dream it others live it. This book delves into the lives of the surfers who have decided to spend their days living by the ocean, be it longtime enthusiasts or eager newcomers but always with one thing in mind, a strong passion for the sea. From Malibu to Rockaways, Japan to Australia, this book explores some of the most inventive, unique and welcoming surf shacks known to mankind.
Sort-after brand BEAMS, which once started out as a small shop in the Harijiruku district of Tokyo has now built up a reputation as one of the most influential proprietors of style in Japan and indeed the world. This book delves into their unique philosophy of collaboration with only the finest brands and designers from across the world including adidas, Nike, Reebok, Levis as well as with photographers Mark Borthwick and Terry Richardson. Inside we are taken on a tour of the label's inner workings accompanied by pics, sketches, and in-depth stories of the brand's development and history with contributions from esteemed guests Sofia Coppola, Bape's Nigo, Stella Ishii, Toby Bateman (managing director of Mr. Porter) and more.
Impactful, striking, memorable, these are some of the words best describing successful corporate design ethos but why does it always have to be so serious? In this book we explore different ideas of the same thing, from shop owners to mechanics, dentists to organic farmers, in the world of corporate design, rules are meant to be broken. This book offers insight and ideas in the form of photographs and profiles from seasoned professionals to inquisitive amateurs.
Ever wanted to get away from it all? Escape the hustle and bustle of the city? Recharge and renew the senses? Then 'The Hinterland' will inspire you with 256 pages of beautiful and unique cabins set amongst some of the most glorious backdrops. This book presents the best new cabin architecture and design from around the globe, from mountain escapes to river retreats, these getaways free us from the humdrum of everyday life and stress whilst putting us back in touch with nature and ultimately inner peace. The Hinterland explores the spaces and places that bring us back to earth ever so gently, be it in solitude or amongst one's peers, 'The Hinterland' aims to bring us that much closer to our dreams of escape...