Books for Creative Teens

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  • Creative Walls
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    This book will inspire you to organize and arrange your collections on any surface in your home to create character, charm and elegance. Any wall is perfect for display, whatever its size, shape or style. In this inspirational guide, Geraldine James, veteran collector of all things beautiful, shows ways to organize and display your treasured collections.
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  • Graphic Design for Non-designers
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    Not a graphic designer? Not a problem! Whether the project's a birthday card, a poster, or a flier, Graphic Design for Non-designers is here to help. Twenty step-by-step projects for designing everything from Web sites to business cards to T-shirts are accompanied by a clear and concise initiation into the basic principles of graphic design?including the effective use of...
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  • Rookie Yearbook One
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    The first print publication edited by Tavi Gevinson, the editor in chief of Rookie, the website for teenage girlsTavi Gevinson started her personal blog, Style Rookie (http://www.thestylerookie.com), in 2008, when she was eleven years old. It was a place where, from the confines of her bedroom in the suburbs, she could write about personal style and chronicle the development...
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    With influences that range from the sultry beauty of Jane Birkin to the rocker chic of Mick Jagger, it’s no wonder that everything worn by Alexa Chung instantly becomes the latest trend.
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  • Rookie Yearbook Two
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    The second book in the Rookie Yearbook seriesRookie is an independent online magazine made by and for teenage girls. It was created by Tavi Gevinson in 2011, when she was just fourteen years old; today, about a third of the magazine's staff are teenage writers, photographers, and illustrators.
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  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
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    Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”
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  • Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls.
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    Silk parachute pants. A gold lamé jumpsuit. Ankle boots with fringe. Were these fashion-forward items sending men running in the opposite direction? Maybe, but Leandra Medine never cared. Slipping into drop-crotch shorts and a boxed sequin blazer in the dressing room of Topshop in downtown Manhattan, a brokenhearted Leandra had an epiphany. Looking in the mirror, she suddenly realized...
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  • Grace: A Memoir
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    Beautiful. Willful. Charming. Blunt. Grace Coddington’s extraordinary talent and fierce dedication to her work as creative director of Vogue have made her an international icon. Known through much of her career only to those behind the scenes, she might have remained fashion’s best-kept secret were it not for The September Issue, the acclaimed 2009 documentary that turned publicity-averse...
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    Over the last two decades, writer-director Guillermo del Toro has mapped out a territory in the popular imagination that is uniquely his own, astonishing audiences with Cronos, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, and a host of other films and creative endeavors. Now, for the first time, del Toro reveals the inspirations behind his signature artistic motifs, sharing the contents of his personal notebooks.
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    Celebrity manicurist Amber Elizabeth Stores brings the salon straight to your living room in this graphic, information-packed guidebook, working from the inside out, Stores starts with research-supported advice on which foods to eat and products to use for optimal nail health. Next up she gives a basic introduction to the kinds of equipment you’ll want to have on hand, explaining how and...
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    Learn to draw in 30 days with public television’s favorite drawing teacher. Drawing is an acquired skill, not a talent—anyone can learn to draw! All you need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and the willingness to tap into your hidden artistic abilities. You Can Draw in 30 Days will teach you the rest.
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    Tie-dye has grown up and resurfaced as one of today’s most inspired looks. Whether dip-dye, shibori, ombré, or the traditional circle pattern, the new take on tie-dye is amazingly fresh, fashionable, and fun. In Tie-Dye: Dye It, Wear It, Share It, acclaimed fashion designer and artist Shabd Simon-Alexander shares her techniques for creating innovative styles.
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    Are you ready to change your life? Do you want things around you to be a bit more bubbly? Open up a whole new world of writing possibilities with our book, How To Be The Best Bubble Writer In The World Ever! No longer will you be dragged down by Ariel or Times New Roman or even the dreaded Comic Sans. Break free from the norm and write your thoughts with originality and uniqueness!
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    Four favorite North American backyard bird species take flight! Inside this inspiring kit you'll find everything needed to create 16 beautiful bluebirds, perky cardinals, lovely goldfinches, and delicate nuthatches. In addition to 36 pre-printed project sheets and one bottle of glue, an enclosed instruction book contains detailed illustrated directions for cutting, gluing, and folding the birds.
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    Stop jamming up your cupboards with empty Mason jars! With DIY Mason Jars, you'll find everything you need to make one-of-a-kind creations with everyone's favorite jar. Featuring step-by-step instructions and four-color photographs, this book will kickstart your creativity with thirty-five imaginative projects that will add a pop of fun to any room.
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    Terrariums are a vibrant, unique way to inject a little greenery into any home. In Tiny World Terrariums, authors Katy and Michelle of Brooklyn’s celebrated Twig Terrariums offer step-by-step instructions for building your own, from selecting glass containers to layering soil and filtration to adding moss, succulents, and other plants. To give each terrarium a whimsical, personal touch,...
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    Whether you're a crafting pro or newbie, this book shows how to turn five minutes, a few simple items, and your own creativity into stylish, personalized stuff, including: • Brick Bookends • Berry Personalized Stationery • Faux French Lockets • Sweetheart Sugar Jars • Traveling Globes • Takeout Container Lanterns • Paint-Swatch Key Hooks • Pantone Placemats • Time Capsule Terrariums •...
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    Infographics Guide to the Movies presents unique, witty and surprising facts about every film genre, from blockbuster, rom-com, horror, crime, science-fiction and action, to Noir, zombie, nouvelle vague, slasher, erotica, world cinema and much, much more. Mixing cinematic fact with legend, it features infamous and often ludicrous tales of Hollywood, Bollywood, European cinema, underground...
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  • Shooting With Soul: 44 Photography Exercises Exploring Life, Beauty And Self-Expression
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    From film to smartphones, capture images using cameras from yesterday and today with a little help from this paperback guide filled with 44 weeks of unique and reflective prompts and exercises that demystify techie topics and help you to focus on (and enhance!) creative self-expression. No matter what camera you own - an SLR, point and shoot, or even a camera phone - this book offers tips...
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    A paperback guide to taking the perfect self-portrait, this book will show you how to create images of yourself that capture your personality and express your creativity. Explore themed chapters, meet talented shooters and get practical advice on location shooting, action shooting and photo-compositing plus toy cameras, and more.
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