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Browse These Father's Day Favourites With 25% Off Thames & Hudson Australia!

Father's Day Favourites

Roll up and WELCOME to the first instalment of Father’s Day Favourites – a shoppable gift guide, curated by us!

We know that Father’s Day might be the last thing on your mind at the moment, so we hope this epic gift guide will make it easy – with some exclusive discounts to sweeten the deal. Each afternoon this week we’ll be bringing you a carefully chosen selection of Dad-worthy gift ideas from local brands. And today, it’s books!

From iconic local architecture to nontraditional takes on Australian history, Thames & Hudson Australia are offering 25% off site-wide (!) for all TDF-readers – just use the code DESIGN25 at checkout.

11th August, 2020

From left to right: Intoxicating by Max Allen ($32.99). Chromatopia by David Coles ($34.99). Sean Godsell: Houses by Sean Godsell ($100.00). Rone: Street Art and Beyond by Rone ($59.99). A Painted Landscape by Amber Creswell Bell ($59.99). In An Australian Light by Jo Turner ($59.99). Australia Modern by Hannah Lewi + Philip Goad ($80.00). Art Direction – Annie Portelli. Styling – Lucy Feagins. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files.

Fanning out our favourites. Sean Godsell: Houses by Sean Godsell ($100.00) on top, and Rone by Rone ($59.99) peeking out below! Art Direction – Annie Portelli. Styling – Lucy Feagins. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files.

In An Australian Light

Thames & Hudson Australia / $59.99

Sean Godsell: Houses

Thames & Hudson Australia / $100

In An Australian Light

Thames & Hudson Australia / $59.99

Sean Godsell: Houses

Thames & Hudson Australia / $100

Rone

Thames & Hudson Australia / $59.99

An Australian Garden

Thames & Hudson Australia / $70.00

Concrete Houses

Thames & Hudson Australia / $75

Australia Modern

Thames & Hudson Australia / $80.00

Rone

Thames & Hudson Australia / $59.99

An Australian Garden

Thames & Hudson Australia / $70.00

Concrete Houses

Thames & Hudson Australia / $75

Australia Modern

Thames & Hudson Australia / $80.00

A stack of Thames & Hudson Australia titles! From top: Intoxicating by Max Allen ($32.99). Chromatopia by David Coles ($34.99). Rone: Street Art and Beyond by Rone ($59.99). A Painted Landscape by Amber Creswell Bell ($59.99). In An Australian Light by Jo Turner ($59.99). Australia Modern by Hannah Lewi + Philip Goad ($80.00). The Light Fades But The Gods Remain by Bill Henson ($100.00). Art Direction – Annie Portelli. Styling – Lucy Feagins. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files.

The Light Fades but the Gods Remain

Thames & Hudson Australia / $100

Intoxicating

Thames & Hudson Australia / $32.99

The Light Fades but the Gods Remain

Thames & Hudson Australia / $100

Intoxicating

Thames & Hudson Australia / $32.99

David Adjaye – Works

Thames & Hudson Australia / $120

A Painted Landscape

Thames & Hudson Australia / $59.99

Chromatopia

Thames & Hudson Australia / $34.99

Hare + Klein Interior

Thames & Hudson Australia / $65

David Adjaye – Works

Thames & Hudson Australia / $120

A Painted Landscape

Thames & Hudson Australia / $59.99

Chromatopia

Thames & Hudson Australia / $34.99

Hare + Klein Interior

Thames & Hudson Australia / $65
Lucy Feagins
Tuesday 11th August 2020

Books are THE quintessential Father’s Day gift, but spicing it up from the average sports biography or crime thriller can sometimes feel a little risky. Thankfully, in partnership with Thames & Hudson Australia we’ve done the heavy lifting for you in that department. Here’s our roundup of our top Father’s Day picks from the publisher’s range of Dad-worthy titles, which you can shop – right from this story!

Rather than a classic hardback from the military history section, opting for some unorthodox nonfiction stories is a more creative gift idea. From an illustrated history of colour to the ten drinks that shaped Australia, these titles take a refreshing and interesting approach to forgotten pasts.

On the other hand, large-format art books are a pretty fail-safe approach, particularly if they concern local artists! Go behind the scenes of street art legend Rone’s murals and installations, or take a deep dive into how 50 artists have interpreted Australia’s ever-inspiring native landscape over time. There is also a range of stellar photography books to choose from, including Bill Henson’s moody portraits of suburbia or an illuminating exploration of our natural environment from bush to coast.

Is anyone else’s Dad obsessed with scouting real estate listings or snooping at other houses around the neighbourhood? A beautiful new architecture book might be just the ticket! We couldn’t imagine a better afternoon than thumbing through a monograph of pioneering ‘bush minimalist’ Sean Godsell’s contemporary dwellings, let alone this study of the country’s landmark concrete houses. Or maybe a look at the iconic urban designs of Sir David Adjaye from London to New York will transport you somewhere else (remember when we used to travel?!)? And we just KNOW The Design Files readers will take a particular liking to this essential text on Australian modernism!

For the more conventional Dads among us, these hefty coffee table books take you inside a sprawling private bush garden or the rich textured interiors favoured by Hare + Klein. Shop all these titles at 25% right now – plus, this discount extends site-wide until August 30th, so check out Thames & Hudson Australia’s website for even more gift ideas.

 

The Thames & Hudson Australia Father’s Day Favourites offer :

25% off all purchases for TDF readers until 30th August – use code DESIGN25 at checkout!

Shop Thames & Hudson Australia now!

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