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Ordinary Made Extraordinary
Ordinary Made Extraordinary

Ordinary Made Extraordinary

24 Things to Make Using Everyday Stuff


240 Pages, 7 x 9.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $26.95 (US $26.95)

Publication Date: December 2017

ISBN 9781910931646

Rights: US

Random House UK (Dec 2017)
Square Peg

Price: $26.95


Inspiring and achievable projects, with easy to follow step-by-step instructions, to transform the dull and the discarded into something really out of the ordinary

Designer, artist and maverick maker Pascal Anson shows how easy it is to transform everyday items into extraordinary statement pieces. Make ordinary a thing of the past with 24 inspiring and achievable projects including creating a chandelier with just a few rolls of Sellotape, casting a stunning concrete plant pot, and building a child's treehouse with cling film. There are ideas for projects for everyone—from repairing and reinventing worn out trainers, to bigger projects such as the wood-clad car and the stylish hairy chair.


"Filled with inexpensive and relatively easy do-it-yourself design projects for the home. Step-by-step photos show you how to do everything from dipping vintage cutlery in paint and reupholstering an armchair in shoelaces to covering a wall in mirrors." —Telegraph

"True original Pascal Anson urges us, with winning wit and idiot-proof step-by-steps to turn 'dad' jeans, an ugly table, holey trainers, mismatched cutlery . . . into desirable stuff using the alchemy of imagination. His brief? Low skill levels and high concept." —World of Interiors

"A rather sweet, pretty eccentric look inside the mind of one inventive designer, busying himself with projects that sometimes have unexpectedly beautiful results." —Design Week

"A maverick maker." —Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs

Author Biography

Pascal Anson is a designer, artist and blogger whose work focuses on finding new and extraordinary uses for the mundane. The smallest thing that Pascal has designed so far is an eggcup, the largest a fleet of Airbus aircraft. He has collaborated with a wide variety of brands and companies and exhibited his design pieces all over the world.