Last Shop Standing: Whatever Happened To Record Shops?: Graham Jones
The new looks, updated traditions, and influential designers defining men´s fashion today, from the world´s capital of gentlemen´s style. Combining the unique heritage of gentlemen´s tailoring with a progressive approach to street style, London is fast becoming the world´s capital of men´s fashion. For this book, Dylan Jones presents a discerning sartorialist´s guide to the capital, from London´s coolest neighborhoods to the studios of its most influential designers and beyond. Beginning with an exploration of London´s chicest urban villages, the book reflects the extraordinary eclecticism of the city´s street style-from envelope-pushing streetwear in Shoreditch to classic tailoring in Mayfair. Forays into the coolest and hardest-to-find menswear shops in the city at once reveal the sources of the fashions on display and capture the atmosphere of the capital. At the heart of the book are profiles of London´s top designers-from world renowned brands to up-and-coming names, these are the designers whose work is shaping the future of menswear. Legends such as Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood, whose flair for subversion colors their refinement, sit alongside younger designers such as Christopher Shannon and Agi & Sam, pioneers of bringing graphics and pattern to luxury streetwear. Icons of classic elegance such as Tom Ford and Burberry contrast with a new generation of designers, from Nigel Cabourn to Mr. Hare, whose redefined silhouettes and innovative materials take the traditions of Savile Row into the new millennium.
This volume contains the papers from BIOWIRE 2007, the first in a series of wo- shops on the bio-inspired design of networks, and additional papers contributed from the research area of bio-inspired computing and communication. The workshop took place at the University of Cambridge during April 2-5, 2007 with sponsorship from the US/UK International Technology Alliance in Network and Information Sciences. Its objective was to present, discuss and explore the recent developments in the field of bio-inspired design of networks, with particular regard to wireless networks and the self-organizing properties of biological networks. The workshop was organized by Jon Crowcroft (University of Cambridge), Don Towsley (University of Massachusetts), Dinesh Verma (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center), Vasilis Pappas (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center), Ananthram Swami (ARL), Tom McCutcheon (DSTL) and Pietro Liò (University of Cambridge). The program for BIOWIRE 2007 included 54 speakers covering a diverse range of topics, categorized as follows: 1. Self-organized communication networks in insects 2. Neuronal communications 3. Bio-computing 4. Epidemiology 5. Network theory 6. Wireless and sensorial networks 7. Brain: models of sensorial integration The BIOWIRE workshop focuses on achieving a common ground for knowledge sharing among scientists with expertise in investigating the application domain (e. g. , biological, wireless, data communication and transportation networks) and scientists with relevant expertise in the methodology domain (e. g. , mathematics and statistical physics of networks).
Like her previous books, this book is the result of the author´s passionate interest in the realities of everyday life, and the conditions in which most people lived, so often left out of history books. This period of mid-Victorian London encompasses a huge range of subjects: Victoria´s wedding and the place of the royals in popular esteem; how the very poor lived, the underworld, prostitution, crime, prisons and transportation; the public utilities, Bazalgette on sewers and road design, Chadwick on pollution and sanitation; private charities, Peabody, Burdett Coutts, and workhouses; new terraced housing and transport, trains, omnibuses, and the Underground; furniture and decor; families and the position of women; the prosperous middle classes and their new shops, e.g. Peter Jones, Harrods; entertaining and servants, food and drink; unlimited liability and bankruptcy; the rich, the marriage market, taxes and anti-semitism; the Empire, recruitment and press-gangs. The period begins with the closing of the Fleet and Marshalsea prisons and ends with the first (steam-operated) Underground trains and the first Gilbert & Sullivan. All the splendours and horrors of Victorian life will be vividly recalled. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anton Lesser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000012/bk_orio_000012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
CITIX60 are guides to some of the world´s most renowned design hubs - cities that lead the world in culture and design. Curated by a select group of local art- ists, designers, chefs, architects, musicians, photographers and filmmakers, this is an insiders´ view of what makes a trip to his or her town memorable. With up to date recommendations on the hottest accommodations, eateries and shops that give the city a distinctive flair. a handy section on travel tips gives basic in- formation on getting around as well as unusual tours to consider, and recur- ring festivals to better plan your trip. Detailed maps and QR codes provide ease of travel, and a blank pages section at the back of the book with lined, gridded pages allows for note-taking and sketching. In addition, the dust jacket for each volume unfolds to reveal an illustrated map of the city. Don´t forget to pack this small, but informative travel guide on your next excursion! Sample contributors include: Jon Burgerman, Yuko Shimizu, jeffstaple, Tara McPherson, Karim Rashid and Jessica Walsh, Jamie Oliver, angus Hyland, Emily Williams and David Spence.