Home & Garden (107)

The House of Glam

ISBN: 9783899559828

Publisher: Gestalten

An ode to extravagant and lush interiors that are not afraid to take risks, this new design movement proves that when it comes to bold colors and rich detailing...


An ode to extravagant and lush interiors that are not afraid to take risks, this new design movement proves that when it comes to bold colors and rich detailing, more is always more. A 21st-century take on sumptuous interiors is sweeping through the design world, combining expressive colors and textures with unusual forms and materials. The result is a highly original interior style, a contemporary interpretation of art deco and classic 50s and 60s Hollywood film set interiors. This new maximalist aesthetic is lovingly layered with references―a welcome antidote to mid-century modernism and minimalist restraint. The House of Glam invites you into the most exciting homes, from Italy to the USA, that embody this decadent, playful trend, profiling key studios and designers at the forefront of the movement. Revealing the key insights behind this rich new spectrum of design, The House of Glam will convert even the most hardened minimalists among us.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 240 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


$150.00
The New Mediterranean

ISBN: 9783899559811

Publisher: Gestalten

A modernist take on Mediterranean aesthetics, this new movement in interior design embraces sumptuous minimalism through warm, earthy tones, and natural materia...


A modernist take on Mediterranean aesthetics, this new movement in interior design embraces sumptuous minimalism through warm, earthy tones, and natural materials. A welcoming, new, down-to-earth minimalism is gaining momentum in home interiors, from California to Morocco, Portugal to Mexico. This trend combines folkloric influences with a rustic aesthetic, taking cues from arid landscapes to embrace warmth, light, and organic elements. Striking, sun-kissed interiors are replete with greenery to bring the outdoors in, and whitewashed walls are complemented by warm, earthy tones. Detailing like terracotta tiles, rattan furniture, and colorful handwoven textiles are offset by concrete, brick, and glass. The New Mediterranean showcases inspiring residences and apartments that are infused with this relaxed, Mediterranean aesthetic. The book introduces the designers, architects, and brands who are bringing the style to life, outlining key elements in order to show how to create this look at home. More than a design trend, this is a philosophy to transform interiors into havens of light, craftsmanship, and simplicity.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2019


$120.00
The ABCs Of Tidying Up

ISBN: 9788417557034

Author: Natalia Geci    Publisher: Monsa

This book is not a decoration handbook and does not address so-called good or bad taste when it comes to interior design, neither does it seek to deliver a lect...


This book is not a decoration handbook and does not address so-called good or bad taste when it comes to interior design, neither does it seek to deliver a lecture on the latest trends. This book invites the reader to see their home with fresh eyes. It also invites them to carry out an exercise in introspection, to understand how they want to live and what they want from their home. In these pages you will find side-by-side the advice of Marie Kondo and the teachings of Hideko Yamashita through Danshari (a Japanese approach to tidying up).


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 13-09-2019


$49.99
The Gardens of Eden

ISBN: 9783899559903

Publisher: Gestalten

Step into innovative little gardens of Eden created on small terraces and city rooftops, as well as out in the suburbs and countryside. As our lifestyles become...


Step into innovative little gardens of Eden created on small terraces and city rooftops, as well as out in the suburbs and countryside. As our lifestyles become more sustainable, so does the way we interact with the outdoors. Today's gardeners aim not only to create decorative outside spaces but also to give something back. No matter what size your patch is, it's easy to create diverse and rich environments for plants and insects, or grow your own vegetables or fruits. This book presents spaces that are more imaginative, diverse, and sustainable. Learn how to grow food in the city, get creative with native plants, and design greener corners within urban areas. The Gardens of Eden looks at fascinating examples around the world, teaching what you can do for nature while revealing what a garden can do for you.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 29-02-2020


$120.00
DIY for Renters

ISBN: 9781580118330

Author: Charles Byers    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

The essential repair and maintenance guide for everyone who rents—not owns—their home! Practical instruction for apartment and house renters to ensure you d...


The essential repair and maintenance guide for everyone who rents—not owns—their home! Practical instruction for apartment and house renters to ensure you don't risk your safety deposit Perform common repairs and install upgrades that are economical, safe, and in line with your rental agreement Maintenance issues are addressed, from squeaky doors and wet basements to plumbing, heating, and electrical repair Step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and color photos guide you through the repairs Tips for upgrade removal for when it's time to leave your rental behind and move on This book is designed to help apartment and house renters perform common repairs and upgrades that are economical, safe, and do not conflict with tenant/landlord agreements. Author Charles Byers, an experienced vocational school educator, shows how to address all the normal maintenance issues that every home will encounter, from squeaky doors or floors, wet basements, and replacing light switches to installing ceiling fans and plumbing, heating, and electrical repairs. Mr. Byers guides you to complete each project as inexpensively and perfectly as possible, using readily available materials from the local home center. He even includes tips on taking down and removing upgrades when it's time to leave the rental unit, so you can get your security deposit back in full! DIY for Renters: Don't Call the Landlord will make the perfect, practical housewarming gift for any young person moving out on their own for the first time. Packed with step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and color photos, this book teaches basic repair skills that any potential future homeowner will use for the rest of their lives!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 204 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$39.99
Ultimate Guide to Basements Attics and Garages

ISBN: 9781580118422

Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Find more space without moving or investing in an expensive addition! Over 50 step-by-step procedures for the DIY construction process More than 580 photographs...


Find more space without moving or investing in an expensive addition! Over 50 step-by-step procedures for the DIY construction process More than 580 photographs and illustrations to inform and inspire you Learn to plan, design, and remodel unused areas in your home to maximize living space Easy-to-follow techniques to help you make the conversion yourself Found space... that's what this book is all about! Learn how to maximize the usable but unfinished areas in your house as new living space for your growing family. No need for an expensive addition or going through the trouble of moving to a larger house. With more than 50 detailed step-by-step sequences and 580 full-color drawings and photographs to illustrate construction techniques, this book contains dozens of delightful design alternatives for your basement, attic, and garage. Some of the topics covered in Ultimate Guide to Basements, Attics & Garages include planning and design, installing skylights, finishing walls and ceilings, building stairs, framing floors, installing windows and doors, and much more. This new edition also includes updated information on current codes and materials. If you're running out of space for your growing family, don't move, just learn how to redesign the areas you already have but aren't utilizing to their fullest potential!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 29-02-2020


$39.99
Gardening For Geeks

ISBN: 9781620083581

Author: Christy Wilhelmi    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

The ultimate organic gardening resource, Gardening for Geeks provides readers with everything they need to know about designing, building, and sustaining their ...


The ultimate organic gardening resource, Gardening for Geeks provides readers with everything they need to know about designing, building, and sustaining their own garden. Filled with step-by-step processes, helpful diagrams, and expert tips on the best practices, this book covers it all for anyone who dreams of gardening, even the city dweller. Starting off with the basics and progressing into more advanced concepts for a wide scope of gardening strategies and techniques, this is a comprehensive and geeky look at your favourite hobby. Founder of Gardenerd and author, Christy Wilhelmi shares her expertise to break down the biology and ecology of gardening in an easy, breezy writing style that will make you appreciate and understand gardening even more than you did before!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 248


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$39.99
Kitchen Living

ISBN: 9783899559651

Publisher: Gestalten

The kitchen is the heart of every home. Combining inspiring interior design and professional knowledge, this is a tasteful guide to creating spaces that go beyo...


The kitchen is the heart of every home. Combining inspiring interior design and professional knowledge, this is a tasteful guide to creating spaces that go beyond mere function. The kitchen is the new living room―not just a place to cook but also to celebrate, share, relax, and live life. Far from being simply food preparation areas, today’s kitchens are as varied as their owners. They come in ­different styles and cater to all occasions. From rustic to industrial, from quirky to Nordic, this book is the essential guide to the incredible diversity on offer. It showcases the most inspiring designs and introduces the producers and innovations at the forefront of the field. Discover how to build sustainably, where to find the best countertop materials or how to decorate on a ­budget. Draw inspiration from a chef’s home in London or a cozy family loft in Tokyo. Whether you are looking to make the most of your current kitchen or are starting again from scratch, Kitchen Living will undoubtedly feed the imagination.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2019


$120.00
Green Clean

ISBN: 9781580118316

Author: Jill Potvin-Schoff    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

This eco-friendly handbook explains how to eliminate toxic chemical household cleaning agents from your life and replace them with natural, homemade solutions. ...


This eco-friendly handbook explains how to eliminate toxic chemical household cleaning agents from your life and replace them with natural, homemade solutions. Inspired by the author's experience as the mother of an allergic child, Green Clean provides practical, comprehensive advice for every household cleaning need from kitchen, bathroom, and laundry to windows, floors, grills, decks, and cars. Jill Potvin Schoff shows how to green up your chores and reduce your family's exposure to hazardous chemicals. Using safe, effective and inexpensive ingredients and recipes, she offers simple cleaning methods and smart tips that will keep both you and the environment healthy.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2019


$39.99
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
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