For something slightly more unusual for your walls, take a look at Gina Pierce's History Maps wallpaper.
We've featured her bags and textile designs before, which use layers of old maps to create a striking look. This wallpaper relies on exactly the same effect – the overlaid old maps giving a sense of the layers of history of a place. Add to this effect a choice of suitably aged colours: it's available in either grey, parchment or pink.
The wallpaper is sold by the metre. Contact her through the website for more information on pricing.
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Way back in our formative years of 2006, we feature what's still a must-have series of books – the Phaidon Design Classics. Well, times change, as does technology, so in 2010 you can now pick up Phaidon Design Classics for the iPad.
It really does look stunning, almost (but not quite) tempting us into investing in Apple's much-hyped tablet. For your money, you get the history of (primarily) 20th century design, just about everything worth owning with 1,000 timeless designs in full colour from the giants of our age, all in chronological order and in this version, rendered stunningly in 3D.
If you've got an iPad (or plan on doing so soon), Phaidon is doing the book conversion for $19.99 initially. Or you can still opt for the traditional book set, which is priced at £100.
Phaidon Design Classics for iPad