Makers Month 2023
The year’s gone by so quickly, and June is upon us again!
June is our annual Makers Month, and we are excited to team up with our friends to give our Kino followers a chance to WIN 1 in 4 awesome book packs!
Big thank yous to our friends at Allen & Unwin, Hachette, New South Books & Thames & Hudson for their generous support!
Bring 75 adorable illustrations to colorful life with Cute Chibi Creature Coloring, and watch your heart melt. Cute Chibi Creature Coloring showcases the world in the cutest way possible. With this fun coloring book, you can make all kinds of food and animals cute in the classic chibi style! The sweetness that these illustrations bring to the world will create an atmosphere of serenity and stimulate creative thoughts.Colour away all your worries with this stress-reducing pastime. Cute Chibi Creature Coloring is made for everyone, and it’s the best way to add some sweetness to every single day!
Whether you are “team dog” or “team cat”, dogs have idiosyncrasies that we all find entertaining! In Kawaii Doggies, the follow-up and perfect companion to Kawaii Kitties, popular Instagram artist Olive Yong (@bichimao) perfectly captures these moments, including playing, sleeping, eating, digging, chasing their tails, being good buddies, wearing cute costumes, and more, along with how to draw your favorite breeds and puppies.
Kawaii Crochet Kit will teach you how to crochet the cutest animals and includes the materials needed to make an adorable kitten and a baby sloth. The kit’s instruction book contains patterns to make 9 amigurumi animals, featuring step-by-step photos as well as a primer on basic crochet techniques and stitches. With materials for making your very own chonky kitten and little sloth, the kit includes: 48-page instruction book, crochet hook, acrylic yarn, safety eyes, embroidery floss & yarn needle.
Enjoy a double dose of creativity and cuteness with Draw & Color Kawaii Kitties Kit which includes a drawing guide, colouring book, and 10 coloured markers. Purring or pouncing, snoozing or snacking, there is nothing cuter than a cat! Now you can celebrate all their kitty cuteness with this creative drawing and colouring kit. Learn to draw all kinds of cute cats doing all sorts of silly things, including playing, sleeping, stretching, exploring, and wearing cute costumes. Kawaii Kitties drawing instruction book provides easy step-by-step tutorials and teaches how to personalize your drawings. This kit includes: a 48-page drawing instruction book, a 48-pagecoloring book, and 10 coloured markers. Whether you are looking for a lighthearted way to unwind or a gift for the creative cat lover in your life, Draw & Color Kawaii Kitties Kit is the purrfect choice.
This kit contains 12 full colour pop-out paper pieces, a catapult launcher and instruction booklet. These awesome high-performance planes are frustration-free–no glue needed, just a stapler and some imagination. The full-colour instruction book inside the kit provides clear, step-by-step folding instructions for each plane. All the planes are printed in full colour on high-quality cardstock and pre-cut so you just push out the pieces, fold them and staple them. The rubber band catapult launcher that is included makes the planes soar and swoop to great heights–which draws a crowd and keeps kids and adults entertained for hours.
Create colourful origami animals, insects, boats, flowers and other unique paper projects. This kit literally has something for everyone! Get busy folding paper animals (like a skunk, swordfish and husky puppy); 3D objects (a Japanese house, chopstick rest and pinwheel); money origami projects (heart, turtle, tulip); and much more! All of the models are valuable keepsakes you can give as gifts or use to decorate your bedroom or desk.
This pack contains 500 high-quality origami sheets printed with delicate and cheerful cherry blossom designs. These colorful origami papers were developed to enhance the creative work of origami artists and paper crafters. The pack contains 12 unique designs, and all of the papers are printed with coordinating colors on the reverse to provide aesthetically pleasing combinations in origami models that show both the front and back.
Handwritten notes and cards always bring a smile, so imagine a loved one’s delight when your note comes to them in the form of a flapping paper crane! This DIY origami stationery kit teaches you how to create elegant, personally-folded notes and envelopes with a Japanese touch.
This origami stationary kit includes: 36 beautifully-decorated paper folding sheets, a 32-page full-color instruction book, folding Instructions for 12 elegant designs.
The practice of ceramics is steeped in history and tradition. For thousands of years humans have exploited the versatile qualities of clay as a material to produce items ranging from humble utilitarian vessels integral to family living, right through to exquisite works of art. Ceramics Masterclass explores this diverse discipline by showcasing 100 of the most innovative and inspiring artists past and present, analysing the techniques and methods used to create the works, and the concepts which underpin their creative process. It shows how to recreate intricate still-life dioramas like 15th-century artist Bernard Palissy, explore narrative like Grayson Perry and convey sensitivity to material like Phoebe Cummings.
Few materials have experienced a similar re-evaluation in contemporary art as clay has over the past few years. This timely publication accompanies a large-scale exhibition at Hayward Gallery, London, exploring how contemporary artists are using clay and ceramics in inventive and surprising ways, pushing the boundaries of the medium. Featuring the work of over 20 international artists–from Grayson Perry to Woody De Othello–an introductory essay by curator Cliff Lauson, a text on the history of fine art and ceramics by writer and critic Amy Sherlock and a round-table discussion with artists from the exhibition, this catalog is an exciting contribution to the ongoing conversation about the relationship between art and craft.
Kintsugi is the mindful Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics and glassware by appreciating the cracks and chips as design elements — bringing new life to cherished items. Kintsugi: The Wabi Sabi Art of Japanese Ceramic Repair shares traditional methods you can practice in your own home. Step-by-step lessons in repairs suited to every level of experiences — filling cracks to completely rebuilding and finishing a broken piece — fill the pages of this in-depth yet unintimidating guide. Ceramics and lacquer guru Kaori Mochinaga offers a complete course in using urushi lacquer and metallic powder in the traditional Japanese way. Your broken piece soon becomes whole again, and more meaningful than ever before.
An essential resource for all ceramicists, this book features a beautiful collection of remarkable ceramic pieces selected for their unique use of glaze and colour. One hundred leading ceramicists describe their methodology, specify their recipes and recount their creative intentions, including when the outcomes were completely unexpected.
Award-winning flower designer Shinichi Nagatsuka explains how anyone can create beautiful arrangements using his signature N Style method. Easy to follow, it is based on accent lines rather than a complex system of rules like ikebana usually is. Accent lines are born from the flowers themselves vertical arrangements require a different eye than horizontal or round ones, for example. By understanding how various types of flowers can affect your design, you’ll learn to choose just the right ones to achieve your desired look and feel.With over 280 color photos and 42 projects, Modern Japanese Ikebana unlocks the mysteries of the art of ikebana. By following the N Style method, you can bring a natural flow to your arrangement, achieving balance and an overall harmony of design.
The First Knowledges series offers an introduction to Indigenous knowledges in vital areas and their application to the present day and the future. Exploring practices such as architecture and design, land management, botany, astronomy and law, this series brings together two very different ways of understanding the natural world: one ancient, the other modern. The fifth book focuses on the uses and cultural significance of plants.
A SUPER BLOOM is a natural phenomenon in which climate and conditions align to allow plants to flower in such abundance that they transform the landscape, bathing it in colour. When a super bloom arises, it is a miraculous sight. Plants respond to these conditions with a maximum abundance of flowers and colour. Super Bloom is a love letter to flowers. It is a manifesto for maximum plants, maximum flowers, maximum beauty. It is perfect for the current time and trends. It also shows how to create your own super bloom. Leading plant specialist Jac Semmler revives the appeal of treasured, old-world beautiful flowers for the modern garden.
The Ultimate Bonsai Handbook provides a complete overview of every aspect of bonsai gardening. Over 1,000 photos demonstrate each step involved in raising and caring for bonsai, supporting the book’s ‘learn by imitation and observation’ approach. This detailed book will serve as a timeless reference to cultivating pines, maples, flowering and fruit bearing trees and many other varieties.