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Tie the knot outside the box armed with this companion volume to the wildly popular Anti-Bride Guide . Featuring sassy and savvy ideas, useful questionnaires, handy pockets and space for notes and doodles, the Anti-Bride Wedding Planner provides creative inspiration for brides-to-be who want to kick the conventional wedding to the curb. By Carolyn Gerin, Kathleen Hughes and Amy Glynn Hornick. 144 pages. Paperback. Chronicle Books.
Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is the only technique-driven cocktail handbook out there. This indispensable guide breaks down bartending into essential techniques, and then applies them to building the best drinks. More than 60 recipes illustrate the concepts explored in the text, ranging from juicing, garnishing, carbonating, stirring and shaking, to choosing the correct ice for proper chilling and dilution of a drink. By Jeffrey Morgenthaler and Martha Holmberg. 288 pages. Hardcover. Chronicle Books.
Written and illustrated by a teacher, this oversized, durable book is chockablock with colorful vehicles rumbling, booming, chugging and crunching their way through a boisterous construction site. By Steve Light. 12" x 6". Hardcover. 16 pages. Chronicle Books. Kids' Wear.
The creators of #1 New York Times bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site team up for another fun, rhyming bedtime tale featuring the energetic animal crew of a steam-powered locomotive. By Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld. 10" square. 32 pages. Hardcover. Chronicle Books.
Take gift giving to the next level. In this inspiring craft book, packaging maven Sally J Shim presents countless inventive ideas for personalizing your gifts in simple yet arresting ways—sure to make wrapping your gifts as fun as giving them! By Sally J Shim; photographs by Madelene Farin. 8 1/4" square. Paperback. 127 pages. Chronicle Books.
Words to live by. From Socrates to Lewis Carroll, Marie Curie to Abraham Lincoln, Jane Austen to Beatrix Potter: great creative thinkers from every walk of life are gathered here, offering words of wisdom, heartfelt compassion and stirring calls to action. Lovingly hand lettered by artist Lisa Congdon, this eclectic anthology will inspire your days for years to come. Compiled by Lisa Congdon. 7" x 7". Hardcover. 108 pages. Chronicle Books. BP.
Create eye-catching statement pieces to dress up any outfit. Make a Statement is packed with simple techniques and instructions for making one-of-a-kind statement jewelry. The 25 projects will have you handcrafting accessories to be worn for years to come. By Janet Crowther & Katie Covington. 7 3/4" x 9 1/4". Paperback. 143 pages. Chronicle Books.
Chic hair is all the rage from runways to blogs to city streets. This book presents 82 classic and contemporary styles and provides step-by-step tutorials for each one. You'll love mixing up the looks for parties, the office, a casual beach day or an elegant night out. Simple how-to illustrations take the guesswork out of styling, while glossy fashion photographs demonstrate how to tailor and accessorize each 'do. With advice for different hair types and lengths, plus product tips and fun variations, Braids, Buns, and Twist is your go-to resource for show-stopping hair. By Christina Butcher. 7" x 9". Paperback. 191 pages. Chronicle Books. BP.
This visually engaging record of English designer Nick Hand's 500-mile journey through the Hudson Valley includes first-hand accounts from the artists and craftspeople he met along the way. By Nick Hand Published by Princeton Architectural Press Hardcover 111 pages 5.5" length x 7" height x 0.75" depth (approximately)
Celebrated photographer Andrew Zuckerman explores the beauties of the animal kingdom through 150 arresting studio portraits. Photography by Andrew Zuckerman Published by Chronicle Books Hardcover 300 pages 12.25" length x 12.25" height x 1.25" depth (approximately)
Celebrated photographer Andrew Zuckerman uses breathtaking studio portraits to explore more than 300 species of flora. Photography by Andrew Zuckerman Published by Chronicle Books Hardcover 300 pages 12.25" length x 12.25" height x 1.25" depth (approximately)
Outrageous, poignant, hilariously witty--the things children say always offer an unexpected glimpse into a world that is all their own. Including a special photo window and ample space for writing, this keepsake journal lets you create a lasting record of your child's most memorable sayings, for sharing with family and friends and revisiting for years to come.
Fall In Love For Life Book In a world of 72-day celebrity marriages, a 73-year marriage is nearly unimaginable. Against all odds, Cutie and Harry Cooper persevered through seven decades of marriage, enjoying triumphant milestones and enduring devastating losses, all while keeping their sense of humor and connection intact. Here, Cutie chronicles their story and extracts time-tested advice on how to know if you’ve met “the one,” the art of fighting fair, and everything else that goes into staying blissfully bonded. With vintage photos charting their relationship from newlyweds to nonagenarians, this nostalgic and romantic gift book is a practical resource for anyone who dreams of falling in love for life. 6 x 8 in; 208 pp; Hardcover December 2012 Cutie Cooper was happily married to her husband, Harry, for 73 years before he passed away in 2010. Her story has appeared in numerous newspapers, radio stories, and television programs. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Kim Cooper and Chinta Cooper are two of Cutie’s granddaughters. They live in Los Angeles, California.
Fed up with the disapproval encountered when cycling with his toddler-aged son on the streets of New York, BikeSnobNYC heads to London, Amsterdam, Gothenburg, and San Vito dei Norman i search of the storied cycling havens of Europe. With his trademark biting wit and wisdom, BikeSnobNYC takes us on his most personal narrative journey yet, and ultimately shines a light on the growing pains that exist in any culture that asks smartphone-obsessed text-happy pedestrians, the two-wheeled, and the four-wheeled to share the road.
Each page in this keepsake journal features space to record the events of the same calendar date over the course of five years. As the pages fill, you'll discover happy coincidences and relive forgotten moments, adding unexpected joy to all your days and years.
Chronicle Books Memory Book $16.95
Our gardens provide a respite from busy days and are a space for reflection and inspiration. Harvest your gardening moments in this unique keepsake journal. The 365 daily entries appear five times on each page, prompting you to record your garden thoughts over five years. The blank pages invite you to take note of gardening discoveries, planting experiences, future plans, ideas, and inspiration. As you fill the pages day by day, season by season, you will rediscover the delights and triumphs of your gardening habit.
Track the kitchen moments of your life day by day. The 365 daily entries appear five times on each page, allowing you to log and revisit favorite meals and desserts, guests hosted, big successes, new experiments, and even mishaps over five yeas as you record your cooking each day. Durable and elegantly designed, this will be a go-to record of your cooking life.
Wherever you are in your life's journey, take note of the present moment, one line a day. These blank pages invite you to record today's healthy-minded musings alongside those of the past and future, for a five-year record of personal growth and well-being. A prompt-filled introduction offers inspiration for getting started and guidance when you need it. Daily entries are small but profound motivations to stay committed to your own unique practice of living well, however you choose to define it.
The pages of this keepsake sketchbook feature a space to draw any- and everything that catches your eye each day throughout the year. As you fill the pages with sketches, you'll see the evolution and rhythm of your thoughts and drawings. Whether you're an art student, a long-time sketcher, or the next great master, this journal will accompany you in your artistic journey, keeping a lasting record of your work and imagination that you can revisit any time.
Chronicle Books One Sketch $15.95
Cycling's most prolific, well-known, hilarious, and anonymous blogger brings a fresh and humorous perspective to the most important vehicle to hit personal transportation since the horse. Bike Snob treats readers to a laugh-out-loud rant and rave about the world of bikes and their riders, and offers a unique look at the ins and outs of cycling, from its history and hallmarks to its wide range of bizarre practitioners. Throughout, the author lampoons the missteps, pretensions, and absurdities of bike culture while maintaining a contagious enthusiasm for cycling itself. Bike Snob is an essential volume for anyone who knows, is, or wants to become a cyclist. BikeSnobNYC is a frequent racer, daily commuter, and former bike messenger himself. He has been published and profiledin numerous publications, including the New York Times, Outside, and Bicycling Magazine. Includes four Bike Snob stickers!
Chronicle Books Bike Snob $16.95
Hundreds of bearded men strutted their stuff at the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Anchorage, Alaska, and photographer Matthew Rainwaters was there to capture it all. This resulting collection of portraits features the bushiest, most stylish, and downright weirdest beards from around the world. A magnificent showcase of chops, bristles, and whiskers, this book belongs on the shelf of any true facial hair connoisseur.
Chronicle Books Beard Book $14.95
What’s better than small treats? Eating with your hands! This enticing cookbook delivers on both counts in one adorable package. Pie-lovers everywhere will be thrilled to find their favorite recipes plus fabulous new creations. Savory pies also make an appearance: grab a Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Pie on the way out the door in the morning! Ideal for beginning and seasoned bakers alike , Handheld Pies proves that good things definitely come in small packages. 7 x 8 in; 144 pp; Hardcover November 2011
This journal is designed to champion a new type of activity: bike watching! David Sparshott's inspiring illustrations celebrate bike culture in all its diverse and colorful glory, from stylish accessories and beautiful components to quirky gatherings and classic races. Inspired by birdwatching logs, this journal gives users room to record and sketch all kinds of strange, exciting, and surprising wheeled events.
Curious armchair travelers, nostalgic food excursionists, and inventive home entertainers will adore this tour of Europe's legendary tearooms and salons. A delicious culinary and cultural experience as well as a treasure trove of recipes from top-notch destinations, this little gem lets readers in on the rituals of taking tea. Recipes like the Ritz's cucumber sandwiches, Claridge's famous raisin and apple scones, or chocolate scones from Edinburgh's Balmoral Hotel, as well as color photographs of tasty tea fare and European teahouses, bring the charm of afternoon tea to anyone's home. 7 x 8 in; 168 pp; 50 color photographs Hardcover April 2009
This covetable cookbook is a greatest-hits collection from Sugar Cube, a tiny pink food cart in Portland, Oregon, that is thronged daily by hungry hordes craving voluptuous sweets intensified with a spike of booze, a lick of sea salt, or a “whoop” of whipped cream. Sugar Cube founder and baker Kir Jensen left the fine-dining pastry track to sell her handmade treats on the street. Recipes for 50 of Kir’s most enticing cupcakes, cookies, tarts, muffins, sips, and candies are made more irresistible by 32 delicious color photographs. Sassy headnotes and illustrations that resemble vintage tattoos liven up this singular boutique baking book. 8 3/4 x 8 in; 144 pp; Hardcover April 2012
Since its publication in 2009, Pictorial Webster’s has captivated legions of readers with its vintage charm. Now a selection of over 200 gorgeous engravings that once graced the pages of 19th-century Webster’s dictionaries are gathered in this tiny treasure trove of visual wonders. This compact, portable reference is perfect for stuffing in the stockings of scholars, designers, and anyone with a taste for the antique. Ranging from the mysterious to the iconic, the visual curiosities in this pocket-sized volume offer a wellspring of creative inspiration. With a tactile package that reproduces the old-world allure of the original, Pictorial Webster’s Pocket Dictionary is a little gem of a book. 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 in; 208 pp; Hardcover July 2012
Featuring over 1,500 engravings that originally graced the pages of Webster's dictionaries in the 19th century, this chunky volume is an irresistible treasure trove for art lovers, designers, and anyone with an interest in visual history. Meticulously cleaned and restored by fine-press bookmaker Johnny Carrera, the engravings in Pictorial Webster's have been compiled into an alluring and unusual visual reference guide for the modern day. Images range from the entirely mysterious to the classically iconic. From Acorns to Zebras, Bell Jars to Velocipedes, these alphabetically arranged archetypes and curiosities create enigmatic juxtapositions and illustrate the items deemed important to the Victorian mind. Sure to inspire and delight, Pictorial Webster's is at once a fascinating historical record and a stunning jewel of a book. 5-3/4 x 7-1/4 in; 512 pp; 1,500 b/w images Hardcover July 2009
From lighting the menorah on Chanukah to standing under the chuppah at a wedding, every Jewish ritual reflects a time-honored practice passed down for generations. With gilded edges and a foil-stamped cover, this elegant volume shares the beloved stories and traditions behind Jewish celebrations, from year-round holidays to once-in-a-lifetime special events. Featuring lush illustrations that capture the heart of Jewish tradition as well as a glossary of important terms for each holiday, this little gift book is a treasure to be shared at any occasion—from bar and bat mitzvahs to Passover seders. 5 x 7 in; 176 pp; Hardcover September 2014
Me Without You Book Looking for the perfect way to say “I love you” to a special someone? From famed cartoonists Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar, Me Without You features countless cute color illustrations of scenarios that are simply incomplete without two. A uniquely charming gift for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, or just because, readers will find themselves dipping into this beguiling book again and again. 4-1/2 x 6 in; 96 pp; Hardcover October 2011 Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar are best known for their cartoon lines Harold’s Planet and Vimrod. Their greeting cards have sold in the millions. They live with their children in Marin County, California.
Like It. What Is It? is a collection of unique posters featuring catchy typographic slogans by designer Anthony Burrill. Simply pull out the detachable prints and display the bright statements on your wall. Artfully designed and printed using special colors, these bespoke artworks will brighten up any room or workspace. Burrill's persuasive and upbeat style of graphic communication will appeal to design lovers from all walks of life. Includes 30 pull-out posters and stickers by Anthony Burrill, with details of the stories behind the designs on the back, and a page of witty stickers including 'This Way Down' and 'Sorry, We're Open!' Author: Anthony Burrill Publisher: Laurence King Publishing Pages: 30 Hardcover Dimensions: 13.9 x 10.9 x 0.7 inches Origin:China
Featuring over 1,500 engravings that originally graced the pages of Webster's dictionaries in the 19th century, this chunky volume is an irresistible treasure trove for art lovers, designers, and anyone with an interest in visual history. Author: John M. Carrera Publisher: Chronicle Books Pages: 512 Dimensions: 7.6 x 6 x 1.8" Hardcover Origin:Canada
Internet sensation Grumpy Cat's epic feline frown has inspired legions of devoted fans. Celebrating the grouch in everyone, the Grumpy Cat book teaches the fine art of grumpiness and includes enough bad attitude to cast a dark cloud over the whole world. Featuring brand new as well as classic photos, and including grump-inspiring activities and games, Grumpy Cat delivers unmatched, hilarious grumpiness that puts any bad mood in perspective. Format: Hardcover Pages: 96 pages
This whimsical collection of Andy Warhol's early drawings reveals the visual musings of the man before he became the legend. The relatively unknown experiments in commercial illustration collected here were created between 1950 and 1960, pre-dating his more famous paintings and prints. Fanciful, vibrant and bold, these early drawings of fashion, animals, food, and cherubs display the signature bright colors, distinctiveness of line, and repetition of unexpected images that would spark a Pop Art revolution. Beyond demonstrating the playfulness that made Warhol a household name, these illustrations are a visual treat in their own right. Interspersed with quintessential Warhol quotations, this petite volume is a must-have for dedicated Warhol devotees and a delightful discovery for a new generation of fans. Format: Hardcover Pages: 80 pages