TASCHEN 365 Day-by-Day Surfing


The "Sport of Kings" gets its well-deserved place in TASCHEN's 365 Day-by-Day series with a new book for anyone who's ever donned a rash guard or simply just appreciates the culture. The massive 736 page book is filled with vintage photographs and graphics that are sure to inspire and get you out there to enjoy a set. Well, when it warms up, of course.



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John Varvatos: Rock in Fashion


For his first book, designer John Varvatos covers a subject he may as well have a masters degree in with his book, "John Varvatos: Rock in Fashion":

"John Varvatos' first book documents the elements of rock style that have embodied the music community. The book shares contents of Varvatos' notebook, revealing his perspective on how musicians' evolving styles have impacted fashion & pop culture.

The book includes a personally curated collection of more than 250 images - many of which are the most provocative shots by top rock photographers from the late 1960s to today. Including numerous never-before-seen photographs of artists - from Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones to Green Day, Jack White and Kings of Leon."

$60-$495, John Varvatos

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The Bentley Book


teNeues releases a definitive, 250 page, photography-rich volume on one of the finest automotive marques in the world, Bentley:

"Bentley is a brand that is rich in history but forward thinking and innovative. This is the company that created a Le Mans winner and a state limousine in the same year. Their 200 mph vehicles contain the handstitching of fine leather and of high glossed veneers from 80-year-old trees; as well as the latest in-car technologies. For Bentley there is no contradiction between supreme luxury and sheer exhilaration. This was James Bond's first car, the record-setting ride of the Bentley Boys, the vision of founder W. O. Bentley - "a fast car, a good car, the best in its class" - and a vision that is still unfolding. Here is a grand tour through one of automotive's truly distinctive brands."

$125, teNeues


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Modernist Cuisine at Home eBook Edition


The popular and highly acclaimed Modernist Cuisine at Home cookbook goes digital with a new eBook Edition. Currently available on iOS and Inkling for Web Browers (Android App coming soon), the eBook expands on the printed version with content they couldn't fit into the already massive 400+ page book. New to the eBook edition are 260 additional recipes, photo tours, a yield converter, 37 exclusive technique videos, and tips from their culinary team.

$79, Modernist Cuisine

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Photographer Koto Bolofo gets behind the scenes of the prestigious marque to document the very details that help make the finest cars on the road:

"Rolls-Royce, a world renowned iconic brand and symbol of all that is British, Koto Bolofo goes behind the scenes and examines in minute detail the making of the car that is the first choice of film stars and heads of state. Given carte blanche by Rolls-Royce, Koto photo documents the painstaking craftsmanship that goes into the creation of these superlative vehicles. Beautifully portraying the use of technology in this state of the art manufacturing plant which still puts a heavy emphasis on artisan crafts. This visual diary pays tribute to Rolls-Royce and stays true to the words of Sir Henry Royce "Strive for perfection in everything you do." Koto's keen eye for detail and ability to see beyond the obvious, creatively captures the construction of these magnificent cars in a way that can only be described as perfection."


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The Mr Porter Paperback The Manual for a Stylish Life - Volume Two


Online men's mega boutique Mr. Porter and its Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Langmead are back again with a second volume of "The Manual for a Stylish Life." The new book features even more style advice, cars and gadgets, and new interviews with Simon Pegg, Elijah Wood, A$AP Rocky.

Late November - Thames and Hudson

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Rapha City Cycling Guides


If you're going to make your way through Europe on a bicycle, you're going to want to have Rapha's new City Cycling Guides along for the ride. Comprised of eight pocket-sized books covering eight of the major cycling-friendly cities in Europe. Each guide is illustrated by an individual artist and features maps, destinations, and tips how to get through each city specifically by bicycle.

$40, Rapha - (via Selectism)

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National Geographic: Around the World in 125 Years


Celebrating 125 years of publication, National Geographic gives Taschen access to its incredible photographic archive for its three volume "Around the World in 125 Years":

"For five generations, National Geographic magazine has dazzled and educated people with its incredible photographs, illustrations, and gripping stories from the four corners of the earth. Combining travel, wildlife, science, history, culture, and conservation, the National Geographic Society's trailblazing magazine has inspired millions of readers to explore and take an interest in the planet we inhabit. Now, in celebration of its 125th anniversary, National Geographic has given TASCHEN complete access to its archives to distill the journey of a lifetime into three prodigious volumes featuring photographs--many unpublished--almost as rich, deep, and colorful as the world itself.


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Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation


For the Apple-obsessed or anyone who appreciates design, comes an incredibly comprehensive coffee table book that covers the full breadth of Apple design. From the Apple 1 to the packaging that surrounded our iDevices, Iconic showcases 650 photos culled from a collection of 150,000 images of Apple product.

"With a breathtaking collection of unique photography, Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation takes the reader on a tour of the most visually stunning and important products produced by the world's most innovative company -- AppleĀ®. Follow Apple's journey through a photographic collection of their most important desktops, portables, peripherals, prototypes, iDevices (iPad, iPod and iPhone) and packaging...


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Keep it Simple: The Early Design Years of Apple


Before chamfered edges, multi-colored plastics, and the reign of Jony Ive, there was Hartmut Esslinger, the founder of Frog Design and the man who was called upon to help design the original Macintosh with Steve Jobs:

"'Keep it Simple' is the authentic story of the collaboration between Steve Jobs and Hartmut Esslinger, which began in 1982. The result of this partnership between entrepreneur and designer is of historic dimensions: Steve Jobs was the first to make Strategic Design the core of Apple's Business Strategy. By this, Apple grew from an originally technology focused company into one of the world's most successful, global brand, and this was achieved by creating and delivering innovative and intelligent products designed for humans like you and me...


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