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Penguin Random House Foraged Flora: Louesa Roebuck and Sarah Lonsdale wrote and curated this gorgeously photographed guide to flower arranging, offering a fresh, modern take on the time-honored art by focusing on local and hand-foraged plants and blooms. Beyond looking beautiful on your coffee table, this book will help you train your eye to must-pick components for rich bouquets and displays based on season and locality. HardcoverWidth: 11.75, Length: 8.5272 pages.
Poised to become the essential book on design, Interior Design Master Class collects the expertise and knowledge of the best interior designers working today. Opening Interior Design Master Class is like sitting down to the best dinner party youâ€TMve ever attended. A classic in the making, the book features one hundred essays by Americaâ€TMs top designersâ€”from established design legends to members of the new guardâ€”that explore in detail the process of designing a home, from the fundamentals to the finishing touches. Grouped by theme, the subjects range from practical considerations (Bunny Williams on "Comfort," Etienne Coffinier and Ed Ku on "Floor Plans") and details (Victoria Hagan on "Light," Rose Tarlow on "Books") to inspiration (Jeffrey Bilhuber on "America" and Charlotte Moss on "Couture") and style (Kelly Wearstler on "Glamour," Thomas Oâ€TMBrien on "Vintage Modern"). Each piece is paired with images of the designerâ€TMs work to illustrate the principles being discussed, annotated with informative captions.Unique in the quality of its contributors, this is a book that readers will refer to again and again for advice and inspiration, an invaluable resource for practical tips and thought-provoking design.. . .
No one embodies the rollicking spirit of great Southern party giving more than Julia Reed, the consummate hostess and go-to food and lifestyle expert. Thrown everywhere from lush gardens and gracious interior spaces to a Mississippi River sandbar, Julia Reed's parties capture the celebratory nature of entertaining in her native South. Here, her informative and down-to-earth guide to throwing an unforgettable party includes secrets she has collected over a lifetime of entertaining. For this book, she offers up a feast of options for holiday cocktails, spring lunches, formal dinners, and even a hunt breakfast. Eleven seasonal events feature delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes, ranging from fried chicken to Charlotte Russe and signature cocktails or wine-pairings-she introduces her talented friends (rum makers, potters, fabric designers, bakers) along the way. Each occasion includes gorgeous photographs showing her original approach to everything--from invitations and setting a table to arranging flowers and creating the mood. Reed also provides practical considerations and sources. This irresistible book is the ultimate primer for every party-giver.. . .
Axel Vervoordt began buying antiques in his teens and has steadily built a vast collection of exquisite objects from around the world. He is renowned for his prestigious exhibitions at major world antique fairs, including the New York Design Fair and TEFAF Maastricht. As this volume makes gorgeously apparent, his interior designs, in both traditional and modern settings around the world, blend the old with the new to harmonious effect.. . .
In this exquisitely lush volume, lifestyle legend Carolyne Roehm celebrates her gardens as outdoor living rooms, revealing how she chooses the plants, flowers, and layouts; how she entertains guests with gorgeous table settings and breathtaking arrangements; and how she savors the hours among the blooms. For Roehm, the garden has always been more than a canvas for beauty. A place where her devoted efforts bear glorious results, the garden is not only a reflection of what has inspired Roehm, but also a font of inspiration from which she draws--for her astonishingly lovely arrangements, her gracious dinner parties, and her new passion for interpreting her flowers in vibrant watercolor paintings. A garden is like love, Roehm claims, and indeed, this lavishly illustrated volume is a testament to an enduring, complex, unquestionably personal, and deeply passionate amour.. . .
This is the long-awaited first book on Mario Buatta, one of America's foremost decorators, whose work has been featured in the best design magazines for more than five decades. The book celebrates his career with a wide selection of inspiring domestic projects that display his talent at combining masterful colorations, antique and contemporary furnishings, and a sensibility for comfort and elegance.. . .
Eve and Eivin Kilcher are experts in sustainable living. Homesteaders by choice, the couple has had to use their self-reliance skills to survive harsh winters in the Alaskan wilderness and raise a thriving family. In their debut book, the Kilchers share 85 original family recipes and advice on gardening, preserving, and foraging--even home brewing. The tips and techniques they have cultivated from their family and through necessity will help anyone looking to shrink their environmental footprint and become less dependent on mass-produced food and products. Stunningly photographed in and around their handmade home and farm outside Homer, Alaska, Homestead Kitchen illustrates that taking on small-scale sustainable projects is not only possible in a suburban/urban setting, but ultimately a more responsible and gratifying way to live.. . .
The Authentics goes around the world to take a dive into the private worlds and gorgeous homes of creative trailblazers in art, design, and fashion.. . .
Milan revealed by the spectacular paper architecture of Dario Cestaro, in a 3-D pop-up book that recounts the cityâ€TMs history in simple texts and curious anecdotes. A fascinating journey through colorful pages that turn into Milanâ€TMs most famous buildings, helping even the youngest of readers to recognize its principal landmarks: the Duomo, with its soaring spires; the Castello Sforzesco, with its imposing battlement walls; the Teatro alla Scala, temple of opera; the Basilica of Santâ€TMAmbrogio, a medieval treasure chest dedicated to the cityâ€TMs patron saint; the Stazione Centrale, with its daring vaults of iron and glass; and the cityâ€TMs new skyline, redesigned by skyscrapers over 200 meters in height.. . .
Even in a weakened economy, research shows interest in travel is still strong and this book provides 100 great ways to satisfy your wanderlust without breaking the bank. Like the other books in this popular series, The 100 Best Affordable Vacations to Enrich Your Life features out of the ordinary opportunities. 288 pages Paperback Published by Random House Made in the USA
Transit Maps of the World is the first and only comprehensive collection of historical and current maps of every rapid-transit system on earth. 176 pages Traditional paperback Penguin Randomhouse Measures approximately 10.125in x 9.5in Imported
Take a life-changing journey with a fashion insider through the neighborhoods of Paris-and become the most glamorous girl in town (without even trying). After spending much of her life mining the secrets of La Parisienne, Angie has discovered there are as many ways to be Parisian as there are arrondissements. Find out what Saint Germain women wear, where Canal Saint Martin girls shop and hang out with their friends, the decor tricks of the artistic ladies in Montmartre, and how to cook and entertain-as if you just rolled out of bed and onto the cobblestone streets of Le Marais... Featuring hundreds of stunning photographs and original fashion illustrations, as well as fabulous tips from celebrities, fashion designers, bloggers, chefs, and more! 304 pages Trade paperback Penguin Random House Measures 7in x 8in Made in the USA
A chic and humorous visual homage to two of the world's most iconic cities 224 pages Hardback Published by Randomhouse Randomhouse Made in the USA
New York is a city for lovers: In Love in New York guides the reader to the most romantic sights and destinations the city has to offer. Whether you want to watch the sun rise over the East River like Woody and Diane or enjoy a Cary Grant/Deborah Kerr moment at the top of the Empire State Building, there is no greater city than New York for couples in love. The book begins with first impressions, the iconic New York sights that never fail to dazzle: the skyline (and the best places to view it), the most beautiful blocks and neighborhoods, the famous views (rooftops, bridges, riverside parks). Chapters follow on great date ideas, including destination museums and unusual dinner-and-a-movie/theater combinations. For readers ready to commit, the authors detail the best proposal spots; where to go ring shopping; the coolest places to register for gifts; and information about the legal requirements for marrying in the city (gay and straight), including a rundown on the classic City Hall wedding--with the best places to buy flowers and to celebrate afterwards, naturally. There are also ideas for planning honeymoons and anniversaries. Throughout, sidebars offer romantic options such as wonderful bars with fireplaces, the prettiest park benches, great New York literary and film affairs to inspire your visit, and romantic day trips within and near the five boroughs. From champagne on the Peninsula rooftop in midtown to ice skating in Bryant Park, In Love in New York is the perfect gift for any couple dreaming of experiencing the romance of New York. 208 pages Paperback Published by Random House Imported
Hardcover book by Hamish Bowles and Calvin Klein Thirty stories by contributors Hamish Bowles, Julia Reed, and Joan Juliet Buck, among others, of the most beautiful houses and gardens from the pages of Vogue; with more than 600 color illustrations 400 pages Published by Knopf; 1st edition Published on October 30, 2007 Imported
The Little Bookroom Guide to New York City with Children focuses on what parents with good taste want to know: how to see New York City in a child-centered way... without passing up any of the city's sophisticated food, sights, or shops just because the kids are along. Organized around EAT, PLAY, SHOP, and STAY, the authors take you to well-known museums and attractions, but also take you out of tourist-thronged Midtown and into corners of the city that New Yorkers themselves love to take their children. They share strategies for must-sees that can easily overwhelm (the dazzling but daunting Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chinatown, Chelsea Market) and share the offbeat and little known places their own kids love (a matzoh factory, a classic film showing, a chance to dance with ballerinas). Chicken tenders? Fuggedaboutit! The authors take you to the hip food truck scene, to world-class restaurants that welcome children (one has a $5 noodle bowl for kids that's under the radar), to word-of-mouth neighborhood favorites that only the locals frequent, and offer an array of delectable options in every part of town, at every price. Shopping in NYC is like nowhere else: you can find cool kids clothes and toys that make unforgettable souvenirs of an unforgettable trip. 504 pages Trade paperback Penguin Random House Measures 4.75in x 6in Made in the USA
The follow-up to the hugely popular All the Buildings in New York, this is a charmingly illustrated journey through London, one building at a time. All the Buildings in London is a love letter to London, told through James Gulliver Hancock's unique and charming drawings of the city's diverse architectural styles and streetscapes. Hancock's offbeat drawing style gives a sense of whimsical and delightful fun to his illustrations, while perfectly capturing each building's architectural details. This unusual combination of the artistic and the technical presents London's cityscape like never before. The book includes such beloved iconic buildings as St. Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace; the latest modern landmarks, such as the Shard and the London Eye; celebrated cultural institutions, such as the British Museum and Tate Modern; and other notable attractions, such as Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, as well as the bridges and docks along the river Thames. Also featured are the everyday buildings that may not be famous but whose stylishness or eccentricity make up an important part of London and its architectural landscape. Londoners and tourists alike will savor this volume that uniquely celebrates the energy, spirit, and history of one of the greatest cities in the world. 72 pages Hardcover Penguin Random House Measures 7.5in x 9.75in Made in Canada
128 pages Hardback Published by Random House Made in the USA
Journeys of a Lifetime by National Geographic Journeys of a Lifetimes combines stunning photographs, color maps, and detailed, informative text to capture the world's greatest journeys in one beautiful, large-format gift book. Journeys of a Lifetime also features 22 fun Top 10 lists in all sorts of categories What are the world's top 10 elevator rides, bridges to walk across, trolley rides, ancient highways, or underground walking adventures? Readers will love evaluating and debating the selections Hardcover 400 pages In color Measures 9in wide x 12in high Imported
Italy, the birthplace of the Slow movement and the home of Slow Food, is the second destination in our new Slow series With forty-six exceptional places to stay, Go Slow Italy celebrates fascinating people, fine architecture, history, landscape, and real food 240 pages Paperback Made in the USA