Home & Garden (116)

Life Hacks for Parents

ISBN: 9781786850003

Author: Dan Marshall    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Whether you’re a first-time parent, or a seasoned pro, you’ll know that parenting is a job full of challenges, and with no time off for good behaviour. But ...


Whether you’re a first-time parent, or a seasoned pro, you’ll know that parenting is a job full of challenges, and with no time off for good behaviour. But take heart and dive into Life Hacks for Parents, your handy guide to making it all that little bit easier. Covering everything from nifty storage hacks to clever cleaning solutions, ideas to make your home safer and suggestions for fun stuff too, this book of hacks will provide you with all the time-saving tips you need, so you’ve got more time to enjoy with your family. Once you hack, you won’t look back!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 125 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 07-03-2017


$27.99
The Self Sufficiency Handbook

ISBN: 9781620082348

Author: Alan & Gill Bridgewater    Publisher: Companion House

Worried about ever-rising fuel bills and longing for the day when you can be off-grid and independent? Anxious about the quality of the food you eat and plannin...


Worried about ever-rising fuel bills and longing for the day when you can be off-grid and independent? Anxious about the quality of the food you eat and planning to go organic? Yearning to get back to the way it was but don't know where to start? This book will show you how to achieve the eco-friendly good life. The authors cover the ecological gamut from geothermal heating to crop rotation to soap making. They answer important questions like how much land is really needed to be self-sufficient, whether or not to depend entirely on natural forms of energy, and which farm animals will best meet your needs. There’s practical information here on building an insulated flue pipe chimney, identifying edible wild plants and composting with worms—as well as recipes for jams, rhubarb wine, cheeses and more. Packed with full-colour photographs, helpful illustrations and diagrams, The Self-Sufficiency Handbook will appeal to urban dwellers who want to adopt certain aspects of greener living and to serious adherents of back-to-basics living.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 10-11-2017


$39.99
Living in Style: The New Art Deco

ISBN: 9783961710935

Author: Claire Bingham    Publisher: TeNeues

What does a contemporary Art Deco interior look like to you? Is it glittering and cabaret-like, featuring marabou trims, sequin scales, and striking chevron str...


What does a contemporary Art Deco interior look like to you? Is it glittering and cabaret-like, featuring marabou trims, sequin scales, and striking chevron stripes? Or is it elegance personified in the manner of a Marlene Dietrich trouser suit—soft and well-tailored, but accessorised dramatique? Through jewel-like furnishings that light up the room, ornate mirrors as beautiful as brooches, simple Japanese-style lighting, and bold, curvaceous furniture shapes, join design journalist Claire Bingham as she tours the most sumptuous, modern day Deco interiors—at home, on holiday, in restaurants and bars. Spanning ritzy venues to sublimely-styled houses, Living in Style The New Art Deco is all about 21st century Deco-inspired interiors—vivid, glamorous, polished, and self-assured. With chapters focusing on all facets of the Art Deco look, including designers, design details, paint palettes, and Art Deco accessories, this gorgeous interiors book opens the door to exclusive, charismatic, contemporary Deco spaces and offers abundant Art Deco design ideas and inspiration for beginners and experts alike. Vintage photographs contextualize the featured interiors, showcasing the icons of Art Deco that have immortalized the era and style. From 1920s and 1930s trendsetters swathed in silks and furs to swanky Dimore Studio-designed salons, this book celebrates the enduring appeal of a halcyon design age as modern and desirable as it is elaborate and luxurious.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 23-03-2018


$115.00
Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects

ISBN: 9781580118002

Author: Penny Swift    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

This homeowner's guide shows you how to build 35 useful and attractive outdoor features to enhance your yard and garden. Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects ...


This homeowner's guide shows you how to build 35 useful and attractive outdoor features to enhance your yard and garden. Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects is the ultimate resource for constructing a wide variety of professional-looking, stylish structures, using stone, brick, wood or water. With step-by-step instructions and clear color photographs, all you need is basic equipment and easy-to-learn skills. Projects include stone paths, garden archways, Japanese stone gardens and bamboo fountains, raised and free standing brick planters, pavers, decorative screen walls, rustic benches, and much more. Each project is accompanied by detailed information on which tools to use, exactly what materials are required, how long it will take to make, and the level of difficulty involved, along with handy tips and time-saving techniques.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2018


$44.99
Insiders and Company

ISBN: 9783899559361

Publisher: Gestalten

When it comes to the world of crafts, it is not unexpected to hear conversations reminiscing about the good old days. It is a familiar fallacy, but these days p...


When it comes to the world of crafts, it is not unexpected to hear conversations reminiscing about the good old days. It is a familiar fallacy, but these days people are on the hunt for quality. Straying from a path of finding someone to perform a quick fix, people are searching for objects that will stand the test of time. From the hand-woven rugs of La Manufacture Cogolin in France to the elegant custom-built cabinets of Copenhagen’s Københavns Møbelsnedkeri or to the tale of Cristina Celestino’s ceramic and porcelain tiles, whether reviving traditional skills or experimenting with modern techniques, these specialists all share a passion for crafting of the highest tier. Who specializes in marble inlays, and who is the go-to for a bespoke stool? And just where can these stunning designs be found? Insiders and Company reveals how high-end furnishings are made, shows you where to acquire them, and proves that the world of artisanship is more exciting today than ever. Meet the craftspeople and designers that pair traditional processes and modern materials to redefine the modern standard with a nod to the past. Embrace the good old days: the present day.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2018


$120.00
Get It Together

ISBN: 9783791383705

Author: Orlando Soria    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Move aside, Martha. Out of the way, Oprah. Pack your bags, Amy Sedaris. There’s a new lifestyle guru in town! After getting his start years ago on HGTV, Orlan...


Move aside, Martha. Out of the way, Oprah. Pack your bags, Amy Sedaris. There’s a new lifestyle guru in town! After getting his start years ago on HGTV, Orlando Soria has made his way to the upper strata of the blogosphere with Hommemaker, his blog about home décor, art, style, and life. His distinctive voice—funny, confessional, and honest—has made him the Dan Savage of millennial homemaking. Now he brings together his most original, endearing, and irreverent advice in one gorgeous book that will help readers out of all kinds of tight spots—whether it’s throwing a dinner party when you’re broke, hanging art like a gallery owner, or preparing your home for an unwanted guest. In sections on interior style, design, “Homme Life,” DIY, and general life lessons, Orlando offers advice on topics such as “How to Make Non-Garbagey Flower Arrangements” and “How to Deal with a Soul-Sucking Breakup.” He helps readers problem solve, avoid rookie mistakes, and choose a wall color that won’t make them puke. Photographer Zeke Ruelas’s stunning images accompany Orlando’s tips on designing for dudes, making your own coffee table, and decorating a kid’s room. Whether you’re short on cash or have money to burn, Orlando’s unique and highly contagious take on life will inspire, comfort, and reassure you that anyone can Get It Together!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 215 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 13-04-2018


$89.99
Little Big Rooms

ISBN: 9783899559422

Publisher: Gestalten

How do you set up a children's room that is fun, colorful, or perhaps more traditional? One that leaves enough room for playing and daydreaming and makes childr...


How do you set up a children's room that is fun, colorful, or perhaps more traditional? One that leaves enough room for playing and daydreaming and makes children's heart beat faster? A child's room must be fun both for its smaller inhabitants and for the parents, who usually arrange them: it's here that budding young minds first begin to explore the world. These rooms have plenty to do, acting as a playroom, a place to sleep, a reading nook, and a space for young minds to concentrate and watch creativity unfold. Years can be spent playing and learning in a child's room, a sibling might move in, and exchanging laughter is a certainty. Setting up a children's room can be a wonderful challenge, and can bring the greatest joy to parents. Little Big Rooms offers inspiration for mothers and fathers, pairing priceless tips for new rooms or spaces in need of an update with furniture and accessory recommendations sure to please both young children and their discerning parents.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2018


$120.00
Aesthetica Botanica

ISBN: 9781584236863

Publisher: Gingko Press

Many have discovered the joys of living with indoor plants. They contribute not only to a healthier environment, but with proper styling, add a nice element to ...


Many have discovered the joys of living with indoor plants. They contribute not only to a healthier environment, but with proper styling, add a nice element to interior design schemes. For some living in more urban settings it is a matter of necessity as home gardens are rare. For others living in more rural or suburban surroundings it is a matter of choice. Aesthetica Botanica visits the homes of artists, florists, gardeners and other plant enthusiasts who exemplify green living and are happy to share their stories and tips on caring for and decorating with plants. With handy chapters on green plants, cacti and succulents, and flowers, this book caters to any inclination providing practical information alongside stunning photographs.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 190 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2018


$85.00
DIY Guide to Painting and Wallpapering

ISBN: 9781580118057

Author: Michael Light    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Packed with professional painting and wallpapering advice for the first time DIY-er, this book shows how to carry out even the most daunting projects with ease ...


Packed with professional painting and wallpapering advice for the first time DIY-er, this book shows how to carry out even the most daunting projects with ease and confidence, without the need to hire a professional to finish the job. From sanding woodwork and applying latex paint to using rollers, steam strippers and a variety of tools, it covers every aspect of preparation, painting and paper hanging. Full colour photographs and diagrams show how to measure and paste, wallpaper a stairwell or ceiling, paint panelled doors, create interesting glaze effects and solve common problems. Each task is carefully explained with easy-to-follow instructions and helpful diagrams, and the book is loaded with time and money saving hints, tips and tricks of the trade. DIY Guide to Painting and Wallpapering is an essential guide for DIY enthusiasts everywhere.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 18-05-2018


$39.99
Nature Aesthetics Design

ISBN: 9783421041074

Author: Peter Berg    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

A good eye and well-trained senses are essential requirements for an aesthetic garden design. Peter Berg’s philosophy takes a very special approach: he expect...


A good eye and well-trained senses are essential requirements for an aesthetic garden design. Peter Berg’s philosophy takes a very special approach: he expects his gardens to be both sustainable and natural – which the use of natural stone in particular is intended to ensure. They should be reduced to just a few materials, and along with the colour scheme, radiate a pleasant inner calmness. Each garden should also meet the individual needs of its owners. His concept has resulted in gardens that are unique and whose fascination lies in the clarity of their design. This splendid volume presents the most beautiful among them for the first time. It will serve as a source of inspiration for both the professional garden designer as well as the ambitious and passionate private gardener.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 295 x 295 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2018


$140.00
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