New Holland Publishers
Ever heard of surrealist fine dining? This must-have reprint of Les diners de Gala reveals the exotic flavors and elaborate imaginings behind the legendary dinner parties of Salvador and Gala Dali. With recipes from such leading Paris restaurants as La Tour d'Argent and Maxim's, a special section on aphrodisia, and bespoke illustrations from...
Diminutive rooms, grand possibilities. Small Homes, Grand Living shows how to make use of a limited space and turn a small apartment into a design marvel.
Small Homes, Grand Living's assortment of projects and homes pays homage to the iconic innovation within modest living areas and shows the creative usage of space in continually expanding urban areas. As more people across the globe move into cities, living space becomes a precious commodity. Designers, architects, and innovative inhabitants seek new ways of creating a home that is just as comfortable as it is functional and aesthetically pleasing. Where does one stow clothing, bicycles, suitcases, or bed linens? Where is the perfect place for the desk, bed, or couch? How does one use less square meters more effectively?
Compact flats perched atop the roofs on high-rise buildings. A one-bedroom apartment that houses a family of four. Stairs that cleverly transform into wardrobes. A collection of cozy cocoons shows the personality and innovation of those living inside: a home is both shelter and a welcoming reflection of the residents. Small Homes, Grand Living offers real interior design solutions directly from the occupants' imaginations.
Fattobene takes us on a taxonomic exploration of typically Italian articles that have been around forever and that deserve a closer look.
It's a one-of-a-kind platform on where you can find little-known treasures and iconic products representing an Italian tradition of quality that draws on the highest industrial and artisan values. Fattobene presents itself as a refined guide to shopping that in the coming months will be turned into a proper online store.
The project stems from an idea of the journalist Anna Lagorio and the photographer Alex Carnevali, who after a journey in the South of Italy decided to bring together and promote a series of precious products that are not very well known outside the regions from which they come, recounting their histories in detail, along with anecdotes and curiosities.
For its online debut, Fattobene, the Italian for well-made, has chosen twelve articles, to which others will be added in the future. Visual identity and site by the Actant Visuelle studio.
Spend your holidays in tiny huts, cabins, treehouses, and houseboats in remote places. Hideouts is a guide to vacations cast far away from civilization.The way we travel has changed. We no longer want a generic, one-size-fits-all vacation: We want to explore on our own terms and immerse ourselves in local culture. Simply witnessing nature is no longer enoughwe want to live in it. A fusion of glamour and camping, Hideouts will guide you to experience the most awe-inspiring locales around the world. Across the globe, youll find incredible destinations, each offering their own unique advantages. You can wake up in a yurt on a mountain top, reside in the forest canopy in a treehouse, or take in incredible panoramic views in an eco-lodgeand thats just to name a few. Explore the most amazing glamping destinations in our new title Hideouts.
MANUEL N. ZORNOZA
Third wave coffee shops dominate the mainstream, as the fourth wave, heavily reliant on e-commerce, is still being defined. The reason that physical stores do not become retail deja vu attributes largely to consumers' notion that coffee shops are not only a place to savor a hot beverage, but a space to socialize and bond. Cafe Plus is a chic book-of-the-moment that collects coffee shop interiors by excellent designers from around the world. The projects featured in this book serve more than coffee; they are multi-functional venues that interpret the global concept of a 'cafe' to suit their needs. Interspersed with illustrations and detailed descriptions of design concepts, the featured projects are all from the past three years, showcasing the latest trends in interior cafe design. This beautifully packaged book will appeal to coffee shop owners, architects, interior designers, and photographers. AUTHOR: Manuel N. Zornoza - Emerging Young Architect: Rising from the West, Shining in the East is Founder and Principal Architect of LATITUDE Studio, originally from Spain, Manuel N. Zornoza established LATITUDE in 2010 after receiving a Master's Degree in Urban Design from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. In 2006, the entrepreneur graduated from the Escuela Politecnica Superior, "Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio" Madrid, in Architecture. Apart from architectural practice, Manuel regularly lectures and teaches at various universities and international institutions.
Record-breaking, beautiful, unique or simply amazing - these are the worlds' most famous structures and the story behind their design and construction . Cool, quirky, fun or astounding facts about these fabulous buildings and the Wonders of the World and the architecture and engineering behind them. Perfect for home schooling and projects, this beautifully illustrated and informative book, displays the best in architecture and engineering. Author BiographyGlen Williams is a seasoned well-respected, award winning journalist who has spent the last 30 plus years of his career working extensively in the world of magazines and newspapers. In that time, he has covered world-famous stories, earning the valued trust and profiling many of the world's most treasured icons. Along with a highly successful career in journalism, specialising in Real Life, Travel and Entertainment reporting, Glen has worked as a TV publicist and copy writer for various media organisations.
Samuel Johnson OAM, Australia's favourite skylarker, brother and determined cancer vanquisher, has asked his friends and supporters (who just happen to be some of Australia's best writers, comics, actors, artists, musicians and personalities) to share their letters to Santa.
Some letters are naughty.
Some letters are nice.
Some echo a favourite childhood memory.
Some beg forgiveness.
Some are angry.
Some just want something sweet.
Some want to change their own world, others want to change the whole world.
Contributors include Helen Garner, Adam Hills, Deborah Mailman, Rove McManus, Leigh Sales, Grant Denyer, John Williamson, Myf Warhurst, John Paul Young, Mia Freedman, Shaun Micallef, Missy Higgins, and many more.
This little book of letters is wicked, witty and warm-hearted. It will make you laugh, think and feel and is the perfect Christmas gift for those who speak human.
Illustrations by Shaun Tan
Every copy sold will contribute to cancer research
Alain de Botton
There is widespread agreement that art is 'very important' - but it can be remarkably hard to say quite why. Yet if art is to enjoy its privileges, it has to be able to demonstrate its relevance in understandable ways to the widest possible audience. Alain de Botton and John Armstrong have a firm belief that art can help us with our most intimate and ordinary dilemmas, asking: What can I do about the difficulties in my relationships? Why is my work not more satisfying? Why do other people seem to have a more glamorous life? Why is politics so depressing?
The purpose of this book is to introduce a new method of interpreting art: art as a form of therapy. It's the authors' contention that certain art works provide powerful solutions to our problems, but that in order for this potential to be released, the audience's attention has to be directed towards it in a new way (which they demonstrate), rather than towards the more normal historical or stylistic concerns with which art books and museum captions are traditionally associated.
The authors propose that the squeamish belief that art should be 'for art's sake' has unnecessarily held back art from revealing its latent therapeutic potential. This book involves reframing and recontextualising a series of art works from across the ages and genres, so that they can be approached as tools for the resolution of difficult issues in individual life.
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.
In this groundbreaking highly visual book, world-renowned designers Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh set out on a mission: to find out what beauty is and the many ways that it impacts our lives. They turn to philosophy, history, and science to understand why we are drawn to beauty and how it influences the way we feel and behave. Determined to translate their findings into action, Sagmeister & Walsh show us how beauty can improve the world.