Friday, 25 June 2010


Just arrived in our Ludlow store is this beautiful book by Yotam Ottolenghi.

Published in May this year, the much anticipated Plenty is a collection of recipes by Yotam Ottolenghi, many of which appeared in different forms in his New Vegetarian column in the Guardian's Weekend magazine, plus plenty of new vegetarian dishes.

All the recipes are true to the Ottolenghi form: vibrant, daring and highly original, with fantastic new photography by Jonathan Lovekin.

Available in store or online

Hardcover: 288 pages
Ebury Press (29 April 2010)
27.4 x 19.8 x 3.6 cm

Thursday, 24 June 2010


Just arrived back in stock is the fabulous Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia vol I published by Fuel.

The photographs, drawings and texts published in this book are part of a collection of more than 3,000 tattoos accumulated over a lifetime by prison attendant Danzig Baldaev. Tattoos were his gateway into a secret world in which he acted as ethnographer, recording the rituals of a closed society. The icons and tribal languages he documented are artful, distasteful, sexually explicit and sometimes just strange, reflecting as they do the lives and traditions of Russian convicts.

Skulls, swastikas, harems of naked women, a smiling Al Capone,
medieval knights in armour, daggers sheathed in blood, benign images of Christ, sweet-faced mothers and their babies, armies of tanks, and a horned Lenin - these are the signs by which the people of this hidden world mark and identify themselves.

First published in 2003, this book already has a second edition and regularly sells out.

Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume I

205x125 mm hardback
400 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9558620-7-6

D&AD Silver Award 2005

Wednesday, 23 June 2010


Published to coincide with the exhibition “Unexpected Guests. Yesterday’s houses, today’s design”, curated by Beppe Finessi in collaboration with Cristina Miglio and organized by the Association of Milan’s House Museums, this publication of the same title is a wonderful account of contemporary design and production and it's comparison to the craftmanship of past.

In four of Milan’s Museum Houses (Museo Bagatti Valsecchi, Casa Boschi di Stefano, Villa Necchi Campiglio and Museo Poldi Pezzoli), past and present objects reveal important and unforeseen consonance.

First, the wide range of designed objects (carpets, stool, combs, centre-pieces, suitcases, watches, and many others) in comparison with previous design habits that dealt almost exclusively with armchairs, chairs and lamps.
Also, the growing importance given to the decoration of surfaces, which is made possible in the very last years by the recent use of new materials and technologies also for small-scale productions.