Monocles latest book unpacks what makes a perfect shopping experience and offers tips on how to launch, design and run your own store. A must-have guide.The world of retail has never been so challenged thanks to a mix of e-commerce, unimaginative brand owners and greedy landlords. Yet while many stores have stumbled, a new generation of storekeepers and department store owners is arising. Is this the dawn of a new, independent age of bricks and mortar retail?Since launch the retail world has been one of the pillars of Monocles editorial coverage. On their travels around the world, the magazines editors are constantly looking for well-designed fit-outs, the people setting new benchmarks in service and the stores offering the smartest product mix.At the heart of all this is an understanding that a memorable shopping experience relies on a delicate balance of an inviting space, a warm welcome and a sense of discovery (not to mention covetable products)but an understanding, too, that shops and shopkeepers play an indispensable role in creating lively neighbourhoods and vibrant high streets.??This new book from Monocle reveals the global media brands 100 favourite shops worldwide, from the independent fashion boutique to the department store that takes up a city block. It also offers a few top tips and advice on how to launch and run your own retail venture, as well as a collection of sharp essays and snappy interviews. The Monocle Guide to Shops, Kiosks and Markets is a handbook for any aspiring shopkeeper, stocking a wealth of insight and inspiration.
There's always that one pearson who's the cherry on top, the cool beans, the pea's knees. Tell them they're amaizeing with this little book of upbeat and adorkable fruit puns.
About the series
This cute and colourful series of fruit-pun-filled gift books are the perfect pick-me-ups for you, your friend or your partner in crime. Do you need to avocuddle, or are you grapeful for someone who's a bit of a melon? Then share the clove with these little books: AVOCUDDLE, WHATAMELON, YOU ARE MY RAISIN FOR LIVING, DON'T GIVE A FIG, I AM GRAPEFUL, YOU ARE 24 CARROT GOLD.
Debra Hilda Hood
From the cult magazine, Kinfolk, comes the much anticipated Kinfolk Home. Interest in home design has been on the rise for some time, but Kinfolk’s focus on slowing down and creating a more intentional, beautiful home is where the attention is shifting. Through luscious photographs and insightful interviews, The Kinfolk Home takes us into 40 homes around the world, from the Americas to Europe, Asia to Africa, ending in Australia. The homes range from an old cabin in the woods to clean-lined modern apartments, from singles living in small spaces to sprawling, multigenerational houses in the country. Each will feel unmistakably Kinfolk. The book will function as a companion piece to The Kinfolk Table, and will be the same size and format.
Michael Mitchell and Susan Wightman
An elegant handbook in typography, for the professional and amateur text designer. Typographic Style Handbook is an indispensable new manual for anyone working with text - books, journals, company reports, websites or marketing material - who wishes to develop an understanding of how to produce clean, clear and consistent typography. The handbook is divided into three sections: General typesetting covers the basic rules of setting text Books and journals explains the typographic styles used within the publishing industry Corporate style describes how the treatment of text can be integrated into an organisation's branding guidelines. Typographic rules and styles are copiously illustrated with examples and diagrams Alternative styles are listed and explained to enable users to develop their own 'house style' Includes a glossary and appendices to aid students and self-publishers Typographic Style Handbook is destined to become a classic manual alongside Judith Butcher's Copy-editing, Hart's Rules, The Economist Style Guide and the Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors.
Kinfolk magazine launched to great acclaim and instant buzz in 2011 is a quarterly journal about understated, unfussy entertaining. The journal has captured the imagination of readers nationwide, with content and an aesthetic that reflect a desire to go back to simpler times; to take a break from our busy lives; to build a community around a shared sensibility; and to foster the endless and energizing magic that results from sharing a meal with good friends. Now there's The Kinfolk Table, a cookbook from the creators of the magazine, with profiles of 45 tastemakers who are cooking and entertaining in a way that is beautiful, uncomplicated, and inexpensive. Each of these home cooks artisans, bloggers, chefs, writers, bakers, crafters has provided one to three of the recipes they most love to share with others, whether they be simple breakfasts for two, one-pot dinners for six, or a perfectly composed sandwich for a solo picnic"
Dan Lee, Adam Juniper
To earn a living these days, your photography has to rise above a lot of noise, so you need all the advantages you can get. Here, Dan M. Lee gives you back-to-back hard-hitting ideas that are proven to make every shot in your portfolio a stand-out image that grabs attention and wins new clients.
Clients recognize and reward creativity. It's not enough to be competent with a camera: you need to experiment, find new perspectives, and innovate your workflow if you want to stay competitive. Whether that's using drones for aerial viewpoints, or creating perfect 360-degree real-estate images, this book gives you the edge you need to make it as a professional photographer.
BLOOMS celebrates the explosive impact that floral designers from the last decade have had on a previously underappreciated art form. This stunning book is the most ambitious survey of contemporary floral design ever published and demonstrates just how far these innovative designers have pushed the boundaries of contemporary floral design. BLOOMS showcases the work of more than 70 designers across the globe - featuring established florists alongside rising new talent - each nominated by industry experts, from perfumer Lyn Harris of Miller Harris to floral-design icon Eric Buterbaugh. It's an expertly curated, gorgeously produced collection of talent that offers insight into the profound effect that floristry has on today's visual culture and on the world of design itself.
Nick Rose, Andrew Gaynor
We are in the midst of a great shift, a fundamental transformation in our relations with the earth and with each other. This shift poses humanity with a challenge: how to transition from a period of environmental devastation of the planet by humans to one of mutual benefit? How do we transform our relationship to the land, non-human lifeforms, and each other? Reclaiming the Urban Commons argues this change begins with a deeper understanding of and connection with the food we produce and consume.
This book is a critical reflection on the past and the present of urban food growing in Australia, as well as a map and a passionate rallying call to a better future as an urbanised species. It addresses the critical question of how to design, share, and live well in our cities and towns. It describes how to translate concepts of sustainable production into daily practices and ways of sharing spaces and working together for mutual benefit, and also reflects on how we can learn from our productive urban past.
Covering Aboriginal food systems, RAW gardens, backyard gardens and rooftop beekeeping to the latest in commoning and resilient urban food systems research, Reclaiming the Urban Commons gathers together leading innovators, researchers and practitioners of urban agriculture in Australia to share stories of what they are doing, how they are doing it, and why.
Yoshiharu Kashima, Yukihiro Matsuda
Requiring no soil - just some spritzing, soaking, the right sunlight and good air circulation - air plants work in just about any space. Compatible with succulents and right at home in terrariums, air plants are friendly to talented gardeners and brown thumbs alike.Living With Air Plants shows a vast array of these versatile little plants growing in spaces where you never thought a houseplant could thrive. Showing you everything from basic cultivation to creative display, this handbook and reference gives you all the basics, including info on:The various types and their characteristicsGrowth cycles and preferred environmentsSelecting and maintenancePropagating/dividingProviding creative and healthy habitatsEnjoying them in just about any kind of spaceIf you despair of ever being able to keep a houseplant alive, or just love the idea of adding some quirky greenery into your life, these are the plants - and this is the book - you need.