Art is soul sustaining. Or as Pablo Picasso more eloquently put it: ‘Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life’. We look to our artists and designers to enchant us, beguile us, enlighten us, surprise us and inspire us – adding beauty, meaning and value to our lives. It’s pivotal stuff. So let’s celebrate art and design, and the big dreamers who create.
This enchanting essay, glowing with colour, unlocks the lives, passions and designs of two charismatic artists, Mariano Fortuny and William Morris
From its humble beginnings as a stall at Sydney's Paddington Markets, Dinosaur Designs has become a beloved Australian brand that has attracted international acclaim. This book celebrates the innovation and inspiration that have, over thirty years, produced a covetable body of homewares and jewellery.
The history of a family through 264 objects - set against a turbulent century - from an acclaimed writer and potter
Published to coincide with an exhibition of his work in 2016, Sketchbooks offers an untamed glimpse into the imagination of a much-loved artist.
The gripping story of the lure of porcelain, or 'white gold', from the Number One bestselling author of The Hare with Amber Eyes
Based on his hugely popular Reith Lectures and full of pictures, this funny, personal journey through the art world answers the basic questions that might occur to us in an art gallery but seem too embarrassing to ask.
A collection of essays on art by one of Britain's most brilliant writers.
Barack Obama shares the books he read (and loved) this summer.
Honour your Dad’s individuality this Father’s Day with a gift from the heart.
Celebrate International Cat Day – 8 August – with some im-paw-sibly fabulous fiction.