A collaboration between photographer Mike Figgis and lingerie brand Agent Provocateur, The 4 Dreams Of Miss X is an artistic photography book which explores the concept of dreams.
Played by iconic supermodel Kate Moss, Miss X shares her dark gothic dreams, as she is pictured in various locations around an eerie and mysterious mansion house. Presented like a peep show, the reader is made to feel a little voyeuristic as they browse through the pages of models, styled head-to-toe in Agent Provocateur lingerie, with many shots in night vision and black & white.
Included with the title, is a 10 minute DVD of short films. Divided in to 4 dreams, the model narrates her surreal tales over a dream like sequence of clips. "Is it art or is it promotion" asks the introduction - either way, this makes a pretty decent coffee table browse. Including some classic photography of the model, this is a must have book if you're a Kate Moss fan.
Published by Pavilion. You can pick up a copy of the book from Anova now.
Order a copy for only £20.00 including free UK p&p. Call 0870 787 1613 and quote reference CH1093.
If you're thinking of digitally upgrading your music collection, then here's a great use for the leftovers.
Turn your old CDs in to a fantastic disco ball! Check out the how-to and have a disco in your bedroom.
Alison Dupernex's Beautiful Knits contains knitting patterns for "heads, hands and toes" and with 27 unique designs there's an accessory for every occassion.
Taking a hands on approach to accessories, there are 4 styles to choose from - Bright & Beautiful, Classic Stripes, Neutral Shades or Fun & Funky. Snuggle up with a Feater & Fan Wrap, stay stylish with a classic French Beret, challenge you knitting skills with a complex Cable Bag, or keep your tootsies cozy with a pair of Felted Slippers. My favorite project is the pattern for some adorable Flower Pins, they look as though they've been crocheted and would look fantastic on any bag or jacket.
Using a range of yarns, there is a great selection of styles to choose from. Described as "quick and easy" to knit, this may be a good book for making some last minute Christmas presents. So pick up your sticks and knit some accessories to keep you warm and cuddly through the approaching winter nights.
You can purchase this title for £12.99 with free postage and packaging, by calling 01476 541080 and quoting the title of the book, the ISBN (9781847731197) and the offer code NHKNITSB. The offer will be available until the 31st of January 2009.
You can pick up a copy of the book from New Holland Publishers.
Here's a great little project for Halloween next year. Make yourself a set of origami claws with a few sheets of paper.
Check out the how-to and make your own.
If you get a guilty feeling when taking out the trash, as though there was some use for a bunch of it, then Rubbish! has all the answers you've been looking for. Kate Shoup loves recycling and in this book, she's gathered together an army of crafters to show you how to reuse and repurpose common household junk.
Starting with a guide on what to hold on to or collect, you soon begin to realize what items are "diamonds in the rough". Turn broken up credit cards in to a Good Credit bracelet, cut up wine corks for a Put A Cork In It Bracelet, or give new life to old circuit boards with some Vive La Resistor earrings. There are 30 projects in total but my favorites were definitely the You're So Negative lamp made from photo negatives and this utterly adorable Brut Strength cork man.
This book goes to show that one person's trash is another person's craft supplies. Filled with neat and clever ideas for recycling, you can feel good about your crafting.
Seams To Me by Anna Maria Horner claims to have "24 new reasons to love sewing", and flipping through the kitschy and colourful project pages, I can see why. In the "sewing school" section you will learn all kinds of sewing techniques, such as piping, gathering and seaming. Once you've filled your brain with all the necessary knowledge, the real fun begins and you can move on to the projects section.
Make yourself a super handy and multi-functional Pin Cushion Caddy, a patchwork-inspired I'll Have One Of Everything Bag or an adorable Bo Peep Skirt and For Kicks Patchwork Ball for young-ones to play with.
Including 10 original patterns to use, this is the perfect book for adding a bit of homely charm to your decor.
This skeleton, made from melted cassette tapes looks amazing and would be fantastic for Halloween next year. Another reason to upgrade your old music collection. See more photos in the post from Wacky Archives.
Knitwear designer Nicky Epstein takes inspiration from around the globe in her new pattern book, Knitting On Top Of The World.
Categorized by country, the book includes 50 unique patterns, which are both elegant and practical. Wrap up in a starlet-inspired Roman Holiday Shrug, stand out in a Highland Fling Plaid Jacket or dress up for the occasion with a formal Evening Gala Aran top. There's even a range of accessories, such as a Shanghai Garden Scarf, Petite Fancy Fair Isle tea cozy and a Great Plains Blanket Bag.
The thing I like best about this book is that it focuses more on the patterns than the techniques - after all how many knitting books do you need which tell you exactly the same thing?! So, bring some hand-knitted couture to your wardrobe and stay stylish and warm this Christmas.
How sweet is this little bear made from a pipe cleaner and some polymer clay? It looks super easy to make.
Check out the how-to from Garie's Clay Creations.
If you ever wanted to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos in style, then Day Of The Dead Crafts is the book for you. Learn everything about the history and traditions of the day, while making dozens of wonderful projects for your altar and home.
Learn how to make Ofrendas, to suit different themes and styles, sculpt a Clay Calavera or mold, paint, and decorate a mask to wear during the celebrations. The book is filled with heaps of creative ideas and projects, including a recipe for everyone's favorite treat, Tasty Sugar Skulls.
As well as decor, there's a range of instructions for making unique and beautiful jewelery. Make a Photo Transfer Necklace, some awesome and detailed Marigold Beaded Necklaces, create Day Of The Dead inspired charms, or dress up with a pair of Microscope Slide Earrings. Happy Dia de Los Muertos!