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The Bike Book Lifestyle. Passion. Design.


A visual reference for the most interesting, innovative, and unusual bikes around - A must-have for all bicycling enthusiasts and anyone interested in today’s lifestyle


There’s a certain freewheeling feeling only a bicycle provides. Most of us still recall getting one for our birthday. It’s our first vehicle—and often a lifetime favorite!


This book profiles all kinds of exceptional bikes. More than just ecofriendly transport, the racing bicycle represents athletic achievement. There are the trendy mountain bikes and the lightweight racers and tourers made of carbon and other space-age materials.

Let’s not forget the bike as lifestyle accessory—this book showcases stunning models from unique concepts to luxury brands.


  • Size: 25 x 32 cm / 9 7/8 x 12 2/3 in.
  • 220 pp. Hardcover with jacket
  • ca. 300 color photographs
  • Text in English, German, and French
  • 49.90 $ 59.95 £ 45
  • ISBN 978-3-8327-9605-1



Uta Brandes; Michael Erlhoff

My Desk is my Castle


The desk is a place of work and of action, but it also serves as a place to exhibit personal things and preferences. Thus it always characterizes in two ways a material and symbolic unity. The desk is not only very informative in itself, but also must always be studied and understood in the context of its cultural, gender-specific, and field-related surroundings. The focus of this study is a comparative analysis of the use of desks. Desks in insurance companies, banks, administrative authorities, call centers, and design studios in twelve countries on all continents were studied. This publication presents the results in the form of extensive visual material, empirical analyses, and critical essays. The study was carried out by the Koeln International School of Design (KISD) in collaboration with universities in Hong Kong; New York; Seoul; Taipei; Curitiba, Brazil; Pune, India; Auckland; Milan; and Fukuoka, Japan.


  • Release date December 2011
  • Author Uta Brandes; Michael Erlhoff
  • Graphic Design
  • Published by Birkhäuser
  • Language English
  • Size 9 x 6.8 x 1 inches
  • Format 320 pages, paperback
  • ISBN-10: 3034607741



Karim Rashid

Sketch Artworks of Karim Rashid


A talented artist since childhood, Karim's sketches are bursting with vitality and optimism. His drawings all exhibit a visual consistency and confidence of line that is impressive in its visual form and its communicative power. In his global design practice, Karim's sketches are the conceptual reference point for all project development work. Karim's award-winning designs include objects such as the ubiquitous Garbo waste can and Oh Chair for Umbra, and interiors such as the Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia and the Prizeotel in Bremen. Karim has collaborated with clients to create designs for Method and Dirt Devil, furniture for Artemide and Magis, brand identities for Citibank and Hyundai, high-tech products for LaCie and Samsung, and luxury goods for Veuve Clicquot and Swarovski - all of which are featured in this book.


  • Release date EU: October 2011
  • Release date NA: November 2011
  • Author: Karim Rashid
  • Graphic Design: Stephen Schmidt - Duuplex
  • Published by: Frame Publishers
  • Language: English
  • Size: 230 x 297 mm portrait
  • Format: 280 pages, full colour, hardcover in PVC slipcase
  • ISBN: 978-90-77174-61-6

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