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  • Published: 15 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9781910931646
  • Imprint: Square Peg
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $35.00

Ordinary Made Extraordinary


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Make ordinary a thing of the past with these 24 simply extraordinary craft and design projects that anyone can try at home

'Filled with inexpensive and relatively easy do-it-yourself design projects for the home. Step-by-step photos show you how to do everything from dipping vintage cutlery in paint and reupholstering an armchair in shoelaces to covering a wall in mirrors' - Telegraph

'True original Pascal Anson urges us, with winning wit and idiot-proof step-by-steps to turn ''dad'' jeans, an ugly table, holey trainers, mismatched cutlery [...] into desirable stuff using the alchemy of imagination. His brief? Low skill levels and high concept' - World of Interiors

In Ordinary Made Extraordinary designer, artist and maverick-maker Pascal Anson shows how easy it is to transform everyday items into extraordinary statement pieces.

Make ordinary a thing of the past with 24 inspiring and achievable projects including:
- Create a chandelier with just a few rolls of Sellotape.
- Cast a stunning concrete plant pot.
- Build a child’s treehouse with cling film.

There are ideas for projects for everyone – from repairing and reinventing worn out trainers, to bigger projects such as the wood-clad car and the stylish hairy chair.

  • Pub date: 15 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9781910931646
  • Imprint: Square Peg
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $35.00

About the Author

Pascal Anson

Pascal Anson is a designer, artist and blogger from London whose work focuses on finding new and extraordinary uses for the mundane. The smallest thing that Pascal has designed so far is an eggcup, the largest a fleet of Airbus aircraft. He has collaborated with a wide variety of brands and companies and exhibited his design pieces all over the world. He is regularly invited to give talks about his unique approach to his work. He lives in Shoreham-by-Sea.


Praise for Ordinary Made Extraordinary

“Filled with inexpensive and relatively easy do-it-yourself design projects for the home. Step-by-step photos show you how to do everything from dipping vintage cutlery in paint and reupholstering an armchair in shoelaces to covering a wall in mirrors”

Telegraph

“True original Pascal Anson urges us, with winning wit and idiot-proof step-by-steps to turn 'dad' jeans, an ugly table, holey trainers, mismatched cutlery [...] into desirable stuff using the alchemy of imagination. His brief? Low skill levels and high concept”

World of Interiors

“A rather sweet, pretty eccentric look inside the mind of one inventive designer, busying himself with projects that sometimes have unexpectedly beautiful results”

Design Week


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