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As We Like It, published by Arnoldsche, covers the past 20 years of teacher and student work at the Goldschmiedeschule mit Uhrmacherschule (Goldsmith and Watchmaking School) in Pforzheim, Germany. Focusing specifically on jewellery and tableware design, it is full of gorgeous images of both contemporary and modern Eurocentric designs, categorised into thematic chapters including Identity, Nature, Spaces, Staging, Contrasts, Knife/Fork/Scissors/Light and Today. Introductions to the chapters provide background information and almost serve as an unspoken brief for the pieces featured. The book left me wondering when last I had created something beautiful just for the love of it.