A wonderful new selection of notepads has arrived at Material this week. Designed and created by Astrid Stavro, Grid It notepads are about making the invisible visible. Whether we admit it or not, grids are an essential part of our life. Without grids, our lives would be messier, uglier, and more confusing places to live in. The Art of the Grid products will keep your life in order! Write your shopping lists, practice your layouts, and keep your books and magazines on the shelves of grids that changed the history of design.
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180 x 180 mm / 60 gridded sheets
Measuring system based on mathematics and
the human body
JOSEF MÜLLER-BROCKMANN, 1981
210 x 297 mm / 60 gridded sheets
32 unit modular grid
DIE NEUE TYPOGRAPHIE
148 x 210 mm / 60 gridded sheets
Right hand page
WAYS OF SEEING
RICHARD HOLLIS, 1972
128 X 198 mm / 60 gridded sheets
For more information on the grid styles and to find out more about Astrid, visit the Art of the Grid website.
Prices range from £8.95- £12
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
The long awaited exclusive look at one of the most interesting restaurants in the world, Noma, and its influential head chef René Redzepi is finally here.
An insight into the food philosophy and creativity of Noma restaurant, this book- brought to us by Phaidon- reveals the philosophy and processes behind the two-Michelin-starred Copenhagen restaurant and includes over 90 recipes, each created by Redzepi and served at Noma.
René Redzepi has been widely credited with re-inventing Nordic cuisine. His Copenhagen restaurant, Noma, was recognized as the best in the world by the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards in 2010 and received the unique ‘Chef’s Choice’ award at the same ceremony in 2009.
After previously working at El Bullie and The French Laundry, Redzepi created Noma from a derelict eighteenth-century warehouse in 2003 where diners are served exquisite concoctions, such as ‘Newly-Ploughed Potato Field’ or ‘The snowman from Jukkasjärvi’, all painstakingly constructed to express their amazing array of Nordic ingredients.
This book details Redzepi’s reinvention of Nordic cuisine, his obsession with fresh and local produce from across Scandinavia, his continuous search for new ingredients and his never-ending experimentation.
290 x 250 mm, 11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in
200 colour illustrations
Available in London from now and Ludlow from Saturday. To pre order email us at email@example.com
Monday, 18 October 2010
Ashes 57’s work takes its roots in the buzz and lights of cities, urban landscapes and the music that accompanies them. Inspired by New York’s early 80s cultural scene and Downtown81, the exhibition presents a series of black and white drawings that tell a fantastic journey through the 57 boroughs from Brooklyn to Manhattan, from Queens back to London.
Having previously worked with Shepard Fairey in his Los Angeles design studio, collaborating on a number of Obey projects, Ashes 57 is art director of COOL’Eh Magazine, LAVA Collective and SWAMP. Ashes also produced posters and flyers for the legendary Dub War parties and she was invited by The Wu-Tang Clan to illustrate the cover of their 2009 album Enter the Dubstep.
Recent work includes a collaboration with the Future Me TV series for MTV and board graphics for Palmer Snowboards. Also co-founder of LAVA Collective, she curated the collective’s first highly successful group show at the Truman Brewery in London’s East End.
Location Material / First Floor 1.10 Kingly Court, Carnaby Street W1B 5PW
For more information, email us or to discover more about Ashes57, visit her website