Thursday, November 27, 2014

Over the Counter #240

What books caught my eye this week as they passed over the library counter and under my scanner. This week it's two new books  - but the covers and the colours seemed so similar even though the subjects are very different.

First up is Sticky Fingers - DIY Duct Tape Projects by Sophie Maletsky.

From the publisher, Zest Books:

"Sticky Fingers is a vibrant, easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to creating amazing projects with the hottest crafting material on the market today—duct tape! The book includes tons of photographs alongside directions designed to make creating a wallet and making a bag even easier, while also providing a steady stream of ideas for personalizing and embellishing your duct tape creations. Each project includes icons showing difficulty level and project time, as well as helpful hints, such as how to keep your scissors clean and what to do with end pieces. So grab a roll of duct tape, pick a project, and get started!"

Next up us Caps/One Size Fits All by Steven Bryden.

From the publisher, Prestel:

" The first book of its kind, this in-depth look at the cult of caps explores one of fashion’s most enduring international trends.

The 21st century has witnessed a cap craze. Nearly every facet of society has embraced its own version—from rappers to punk rockers, cyclists to baseball stars, hipsters to high fashionistas. In Caps: One Size Fits All, Steven Bryden explores the evolution of the cap, tracing its roots from functional item to fashion must-have. Filled with expertly shot color images, the book features interviews with cap connoisseurs and icons of cap fashion, including Supreme’s Aaron Bondaroff and Craig Ford, owner of the London BAPE store. It explores the design and construction of caps as well as the incredible array of brands and types: from baseball to five-panel, painter's cap to the Pittsburgh pillbox, Ralph Lauren to Stussy. The book also peers into the closets of avid collectors, tracks the cap’s journey through pop culture history, and includes street style photos showcasing how people are wearing caps around the world today."

(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)

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