Eden Weiss, Bikesnobnyc
Bike Snob is all grown up! After two books and thousands of miles under his tires, Bike Snob is back with a book that takes his family on the road - 2 year old son in tow - on an international cycling adventure into the wild and tweedy bike-share lanes of London, the Bakfiet equipped cycling utopia of Amsterdam and the back roads of Switzerland and Italy.
But all roads lead home eventually, and the Snob takes a close look at the
state of American cycling after a decade of advocacy, infrastructure development and backlash have frankensteined us into some semblance of a bike-friendly nation. But is it working?
With humorous anecdotes and his trademark biting wit and wisdom,
Bike Snob 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 the two-wheeled, four-wheeled and smartphone-text-happy pedestrians to share the road.
Jon Hammer, Karen McBurnie
Monumental and modern. Intimate and rustic. Living sculptures. Created by thirty-eight of the world's most renowned designers, these are flowers as you have never seen them before.
Once upon a time, flowers were merely beautiful. Now, they can be breathtaking (Rebecca Louise Law's installation of 7,000 roses strung from the Royal Opera House ceiling), mind-bending (Harijanto Setiawan's floral kaleidoscope),
or surprising (Azuma Makoto's candy-colored bottled flowers).
With an exquisite cover and monumental size, this elegant tome is both a gorgeous object to anchor a coffee table and a trip around the world of contemporary floral design.
Through the work of 38 artists from 14 countries--from Amsterdam to Japan and from Spain to the United States--this collection shows the ingenuity possible for every occasion: decorations for weddings, arrangements for banquets, installations for shops and hotels, accessories for fashion shows, art gallery exhibits, and more intimate but no less memorable displays for the home.
Internationally acclaimed star chef Rodolfo Guzman of Borago introduces the exciting world of high-end Chilean gastronomy.
"It isn't every day that a restaurant knocks your socks off, but Borago managed it with ease." -Financial Times
Chef Rodolfo Guzman serves a dynamic, wildly imaginative tasting menu at his acclaimed Santiago restaurant Borago, using only native Chilean ingredients - often reinventing his courses mid-service.
The book combines his fascinating narratives about Chilean geography and ingredients, his never-before-published notebook sketches of dishes and creative processes, and gorgeous landscape and food photographs that introduce readers to the distinctive pleasures of Chilean culture and cuisine.
This is rounded off by Guzman's selection of 100 savoury and sweet recipes exclusively chosen from the menu at Borago.