Books: Jeffrey Brown’s cat and Fire & Knives

Sorry for the lack of posts lately – I’ve been off work all week sick, but all better now. I’ve also been furiously working on the new blog redesign which should be ready in a week or so! It’s so pretty, I’m really excited to get it live. I’ve had this layout almost a year and I’m bored of it :)

New books

I bought two excellent books from Magma today, thought I’d share:

Fire & Kinves

Fire & Kinves

Fire & Knives is a beautiful zine-book made by these fine fellas. As you can see, the design is beautiful and it’s a lovely tactile thing to hold. It’s also well-written with interesting articles on why and how we’re inclined to photograph our food (or particular interest to me) and a nostalgic piece on the history of railway cuisine. A great read for food fans.

‘Cat Getting out of a Bag’ by Jeffey Brown caught my eye as a set of postcards in the window, then I saw the book. Yup, it’s yet another cat cartoon book but as soon as we picked it up and started to flick through it, every page we were going ‘awww Yoni does that!’ ‘he does that too!’. It made us realise our cat isn’t quite as unique as we might have thought – both reassuring and a shame! But it’s good to know someone else puts a sports sock on their hand to play bitey-games and nearly trips over their cat getting underfoot on a daily basis. A must-have for owners of crazy kitties and guaranteed to cheer me up any time.