Industrial-Sized Deals Best Books of the Month Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Beach House Storm Fire TV Stick Grocery Find the Best Purina Pro Plan for Your Pet Shop Popular Services Home Theater Setup Plumbing Services Assembly Services Shop all tmnt tmnt tmnt  Amazon Echo Fire HD 6 Kindle Voyage The Walking Dead\ Shop Back to School with Amazon Back to School with Amazon Outdoor Recreation Deal of the Day

Tools for Living: A Sourcebook of Iconic Designs for the Home Mul Edition

8 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1906863012
ISBN-10: 1906863016
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used
$6.05
Buy new
$37.26
More Buying Choices
30 New from $10.16 46 Used from $2.06
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


InterDesign Brand Store Awareness Rent Textbooks
$37.26 FREE Shipping. Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Tools for Living: A Sourcebook of Iconic Designs for the Home + Essential Equipment for the Kitchen: A Sourcebook of the World's Best Design
Price for both: $66.91

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Review

For those who aim to fill their homes with the best everyday designer objects, there is a new shopping bible. "Tools for Living: A Sourcebook of Iconic Designs for the Home", a 768-page tome to be published next month, tries to identify the most thoughtful, functional, reliable and aesthetically pleasing examples of almost every type of household product, regardless of price. That includes furnishings like chairs and lamps, and utilitarian items like waste bins and toilet brushes.

Peter Fiell, who wrote the book with his wife, Charlotte, calls it "a book of ultimates for the home." They already own many of the products, he said. "We're highlighting those objects that you could buy once, for life, and that you could feel good about gifting to someone." --Tim McKeough, New York Times, October 21, 2010

About the Author

Charlotte and Peter Fiell are leading authorities on 20th and 21st century design and have written and edited over 30 internationally bestselling books on the subject. They have just founded their own design-led publishing company, FIELL, to publish their own books as well as other titles by other specialist authors.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd; Mul edition (December 7, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906863016
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906863012
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,235,045 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 8 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Robin Benson on November 24, 2010
Format: Paperback
The Fiell's have written plenty of books on design and I often wondered, while looking through the few I have, how wonderful it would be if I could buy this or that design. Now it's possible because this book has an interesting editorial remit of only showing design that is available (and as Dieter Ram's Braun calculator isn't included I guess it's not made anymore) so every item has a web address, though that is not to say everything is available worldwide.

The ten chapters: kitchenware; tableware; furniture; lighting; office, bathroom; maintenance; children; garden and one called 'other' (with a selection of door handles, amazingly fourteen included, wall clocks, CD racks etcetera) show one product a page and I was pleased to see that a lot of the old favorites are still being made. Timo Sarpaneva's cooking pot (1960) and wonderful Rosenthal Suomi dinnerware (1976) Max Bill's wall clock (1956) Henning Koppel's pitcher (1952) and fish dish (1954) Egmont Aren's kitchen mixer (1937) and of course Charles Eames lounger (1956) which will always be available.

Some of the kitchenware objects, though you might consider them mundane, still retain good, simple looks. The Sherman Kelly ice-cream scoop (1933) Rosle Design Team whisk (1978) Smart Design pastry brush (2006) and the incredibly simple and obvious cheese slicer designed by Norwegian Thor Bjorklund in 1925. Perhaps, predictably, the majority of products in the book are European and nicely many are Scandinavian. The Fiell's Scandinavian Design is a remarkable visual look at the timeless design that has come out of these four countries over the decades.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By working mom on November 22, 2010
Format: Paperback
Great purchase! The designs featured are relevant and diverse - even better, they're accessible. The manufacturers' web addresses are provided for each product, making it extremely easy to purchase any of the featured products. Highly recommend!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joni Taylor on November 22, 2010
Format: Paperback
Extensive look at iconic home designs - would recommend to any and all design lovers. Each design is beautifully photographed and researched in great depth. Perfect holiday gift!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By faster_drawing on October 28, 2010
Format: Paperback
This book is like having a personal shopper for home products, and when aiming for homeware that ticks both form and function boxes then you couldn't do much better than advice from Charlotte and Peter Fiell, whose various publications over the years have established them as authorities on this subject - the book is clearly meticulously researched, with great images and clear descriptions of each item. One of the main attractions for me is that every item in the book is still in production, meaning you won't experience the disappointment of spotting the perfect object for your home and then being unable to buy it - it even tells you where to get it. If you don't know much about design for the home then Tools for Living will offer you valuable advice - and if you know your stuff then this authoritative tome, jam-packed full of products to drool over, will be right up your street.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Tools for Living: A Sourcebook of Iconic Designs for the Home
This item: Tools for Living: A Sourcebook of Iconic Designs for the Home
Price: $37.26
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?