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Casually chic and unfussy, the applauded style of interior designer Mark D. Sikes is marked by his compositions of objects with a "forever-appeal" in settings that put living first. In Beautiful: All American Decorating and Timesless Style (Rizzoli), he chats companionably through eight chapters as he dissects his approachable style. Organized by color, each chapter examines his passion for certain colors and demonstrates how the designer uses these colors to imbue a home's interiors with personality and style. Alongside images of Sikes' work, there are photos of vignettes and mood boards, all of which provide the reader with ample design inspiration and show how classic can look fresh, and style and comfort go hand-in-hand.
If you love dogs and photography, this is the book for you: a stunning and inspired approach to photographing our four legged friends that elevates the ordinary to the extraordinary.
For dogophiles, our canine companions have long been understood to offer a panacea to most ills and a way to learn how to be better humans. This delightfully illustrated collection of ten stories recognizes the therapeutic value of having animals in our lives. A charming exploration of how pets can support our minds and bodies in everyday life. From grumpy cats, fat dogs, and muddy ducks, to goats in a classroom and rescue-hens in a care home, this book recognizes animals as the unsung heroes that save lives and make life worth living.
Breath is our birthright and a tool available to us all for finding and sustaining inner calm. Shift quickly and easily from being overwhelmed, out of balance and frazzled into a sense of centered well-being with the simple, workable practices outlined in this book.
Pretty, hardcover, spiral bound book designed to remind even the busiest of us to slow down and reflect. Make a list for something besides groceries, jobs, errands and chores; each of the joy-boosting prompts in this gem of a journal promises keys for contentment and more balance through contemplation and self expression.
A lovely collection of simple, easy to remember mantras. Each affirmation is prettily illustrated and followed by a brief explanation and action for embodying the mantra and possible benefits that this point of focus can bring to everyday life and its challenges.
Ulrica Nordström is a Swedish independent writer and plant worker. In recent years she has created plant art under the name Siccus Stockholm. Passionate about the natural world, she loves to write about animals, plants and the environment. This beautifully illustrated book is a celebration of the quiet and unassuming beauty of moss. Here you'll discover the key moss varieties and where they can be found. Take a tour of the finest moss gardens in Japan, the US and the UK. Learn to cultivate and garden with moss, and plant moss landscapes in pots and terrariums.
If you're looking for great seasonal plot-to-plate recipes, you won't have to dig deep to find them here.This globe-spanning cookbook celebrates chefs and their gardens. With a wealth of beautiful images to provide visual inspiration for gardeners looking for unusual edibles to grow, the pages contain a wealth of horticultural knowledge and shows how even the smallest space can grow something delicious to eat. Each chef exhibits an obsessive determination to achieve his or her dream relationship between garden and kitchen. Recipes range from beautifully simple plates to challenging complex dishes.
Ken Druse is a celebrated lecturer, award-winning author and and photographer who has been called “the guru of natural gardening" by the New York Times. An encyclopedia of fragrant plants, lavishly illustrated with photographs by Ellen Hoverkamp, ensures that you put your olfactory organs to work next time you're browsing through a nursery. It includes helpful details of fragrant and aromatic types including plants that are malodorous and for what purpose. As a bonus, Druse also delivers a deep dive into the processes and vocabulary used in the fragrance industry. Packed with useful information and a visual delight, this a book that you will pick up again and again.
A book to own and cherish. Be captivated by the superb photographs and great narratives of Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, two of America’s foremost landscape photographers. Travel the world with them and visit the most revered and special trees from all corners of the earth. The photography is magnificent, the stories behind the trees revealing, and by the time you turn the last page your knowledge base about the interaction between nature and humans will have been enlightened. With beautiful printing and luxurious paper, this is a gorgeous coffee table book with real substance.
Eye candy for your handmade hardwood coffee table. Spectacular photography and text explains what timber framing is, the history of it and the author's path to becoming a master craftsman, all infused with a love for the beauty of the craft. Loaded with beautiful photography of historical timber-framed structures from all eras and locations and gorgeously detailed illustrations of specialized tools and techniques.
Take your medicine with Garden-to-Glass cocktails made with superfoods, herbs, teas, fresh juices, and even vegetables. Imbibe phytonutrients, minerals and vitamins, while exploring the healing art of the cocktail where florals, herbs, fresh fruits and natural sugars are the focus. Recipes range from refreshing, green tonics like the Pear and Parsley Booster to restorative cocktails like Boozy Bourbon Chai or Hot Passion Toddy to warm your spirits and soothe your soul.
For more than 200 years, Zuber, in France, has produced immersive and highly detailed wallpapers using woodblocks. This book proves that from entryways to bathtub walls, there is no space that is not made more beautiful with the addition of a Zuber mural. Filled with breathtaking shots of elegant rooms - salons and dining rooms right on to children's bedrooms - it captures the extraordinary beauty of scenic wallpaper. Coleman's text amplifies the pictures as he tells the story of how these complex pieces are produced, just as they were in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. A must-have book for anyone interested in interior design and antiques. Lavishly illustrated with glorious photographs taken in largely private interiors, this book provides access to a storied world few readers may ever glimpse. Be captivated by the beauty, detail and character of this historically important wallpaper.
Everything you wanted to know about the life on the open road with the New Nomads, who are finding freedom, fantastic scenery and a debt free existence in the comfort of their compact and efficiently designed homes on wheels. Luscious photographs of hundreds of funky vehicles, jaw dropping landscapes, and cleverly designed interiors are both informative and inspiring. Anecdotes of this new iteration of the American Dream from the perspectives of solo travelers, families and retirees are included as interviews to answer all the questions you ever wanted to ask.
Take a fresh look at your environment and start imagining the colors it contains. In his new book, Make Ink: A Forager's Guide to Natural Inkmaking, artist Jason Logan demystifies the process, encouraging experimentation and taking a fresh look at urban environments. This heartfelt treatise has one simple premise: it is a guide to finding and extracting the hidden colors in all kinds of nature, including the manmade. Visually resplendent with swathes of rich color, poetic words and imagery, it teaches the basics of ink-making, provides a history and displays photographs of stunning beauty, with the intention of inspiring the reader to catalyze ink alchemy from foraged finds.
Unleashed, signed by author Amanda Jones, showcases her latest collection of photographs capturing dogs in their natural element. The book is separated into four distinct sections broken out for each season of the year. Each section highlights the energy and character of these dogs as they run, jump, and play outdoors all year long�Annie's basset hounds, Googie and Impy, are featured in the fall section. Jones has been working with dogs for 20 years and is recognized as a leader in the field of dog portrait photography. She lives in Massachusetts with her two dachshunds.
This definitive book on all-things-carpet is both beautiful and informative. Decorators have long since recognized the impact of carpets and rugs on a space: their contribution, through color and texture to creating atmosphere and a feeling of welcoming luxury. Decorating With Carpets presents imaginative and practical solutions for carpeting all areas of your home. It covers the selection of appropriate types of carpeting for different rooms, describing in detail different weaves and techniques by name, exploring the most popular patterns, as well as color and design tips.
Illustrated with hundreds of stunning photos, plans and drawings, this gorgeous book explores the hip luxury style epitomized by architects Will Meyer and Grey Davis and their redefinition of modern luxury.
Yves Saint Laurent was one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th Century. His clothes can now be understood, in this re-issued tome from 1988, to represent the zeitgeist of each decade that it archives. Able to adapt his style to accommodate the changes in fashion in the 20th century, he approached clothing from a new and different perspective by wanting women to look comfortable yet elegant at the same time. He is remembered for his groundbreaking use of non-European cultural references, and non-white models. This stunning, beautifully bound and printed volume contains a compelling assemblage of fashion photography from some of the world’s leading fashion photographers. It illustrates the arc of five decades of YSL couture and RTW worn by fashion icons of the ’60s,’70s, and ’80s: Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, Mounia, and Veruschka. With a lively introduction by Marguerite Duras, (1914-1996), a French novelist, playwright, screenwriter, essayist, experimental filmmaker and outrageous social commentator.
This beautifully illustrated book considers over a century of ocean liner design. This golden age of travel is inextricably linked with key decorative trends of the 20th century: Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Modernism. This lavish visual feast of a book explores the technical, aesthetic, cultural and political factors that came together to define this iconic mode of travel.
A work of beauty and impact, this meticulously crafted book full of gorgeous full page photos and illustrations takes the reader behind the scenes of the Oscar award winning film and captures the spirit of Anderson's inimitable aesthetic. Learn about the film's conception and explore the sources that inspired the screenplay. Previously unpublished photos, artwork, and ephemera illustrate each essay and interview creating an in depth portrait of the creative process behind this masterpiece of cinematography.
Gray Malin, a photographer best known for his aerial beach scenes, gives us a bird's eye view of the coastal geology and human detritus, capturing the globe's most beautiful beachscape destinations from above. A playful and stunning celebration of light, shape, and perspective of summertime bliss, this book also shares travel tips for an adventurous lifestyle.
MR Architecture and Decor is a firm led by David Mann who realizes his vision for the homes he's been commissioned to craft in a uniquely masterful way. This book celebrates the variety and depth of his work and the power of creativity from this varied and dynamic studio. Every space designed has its own personalized sensibility as shown in the more than 200 stunning photographs.
Why not give yourself the gift of a space to call your own? Bold, beautiful, and gorgeously inspiring, She Sheds is a dream book to inspire and instruct on how to create your very own hideaway for relaxing, crafting, reading or just to have a private sanctuary place for you. Filled with envy-inspiring photos of these backyard beauties that are popping up all over the country, be motivated to stake your claim to that neglected shed, old grown out playhouse or greenhouse and revamp and repurpose it for a natural retreat that's a reflection of you.