Part of the generation of architects who were trained to draw both by hand and with digital tools, Nalina Moses recently returned to hand drawing. Finding it to be direct, pleasurable, and intuitive, she wondered whether other architects felt the same way. Single-Handedly is the result of this inquiry. An inspiring collection of 220 hand drawings by more than forty emerging architects and well-known practitioners from around the world, this book explores the reasons they draw by hand and gives testimony to the continued vitality of hand drawing in architecture. The powerful yet intimate drawings carry larger propositions about materials, space, and construction, and each one stands on its own as a work of art.
This exuberant collection of cartoons is an enthusiastic love letter to books and bookstores. The cartoons celebrate and critique the literary world through the work of thirty-three of the masters of cartoon art, including Sam Gross, Roz Chast, Arnie Levin, Danny Shanahan, Peter Steiner, Mick Stevens, Nick Downes, Liza Donnelly, Bob Mankoff, and Michael Maslin. Many of the cartoons have been published in the New Yorker, while others are published here for the first time.
Charles & Thorn
As a technique for quickly and inexpensively reproducing shapes and images, stencils have been used by artists and craftspeople for centuries. This playful and unique kit contains four die-cut stencils housed in a clear pocket on the back of the workbook: geometric shapes (2), ornamental shapes (1), and one pre-cut alphabet (1). The notebook contains a short history of stencils, step-by-step instructions, helpful tips, and 88 pages of dot grids for lettering, work and play!
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.
Japanese style has long been admired for its grace and artistry. Add to that a sense of fun, and you have the sew-it-yourself Stylish Dress Book. Complete with stunning full-color photos, this Japanese sewing book (in English) gives you instructions and pull-out patterns for unique Japanese fashion ― 26 relaxed and comfortable yet elegant dresses and tops ― pretty, timeless pieces that can be worn year after year, by women of all ages and sizes. The detailed diagrams and easy-to-follow instructions take you step-by-step from layout to finished garment. The no-rules looks pictured in this book are perfect for today's carefree fashion sensibility and will inspire you to have fun with fabric and style.
Simple lines make these garments perfect for women of all ages and all sizes. This book includes a complete western-sized sewing pattern for each design that is easily adjusted to fit your body form. The concise diagrams and simple instructions allow you to develop your unique style with ease and confidence
Cute cats, fat and fluffy cats, crabby cats, funny cats. Cats to decorate your home, your cat-loving self, or your cat-loving friends. Whatever your craft of choice is, this book has something for you.
Here are just some of the delightful items you can make for yourself or a fellow cat lover:
Turn your umbrella handle into a furry cat's tail
Sew and embroider a personalized cat book cover
Make a lovely embroidered or shrink art brooch or earrings
Make a cute cat door stop using a bottle and fabric
Make cuddly cat pouches, purses and bags
Knit, crochet or sew a charming cat-shaped pillow
Sew a chic cat badge or button cover using cross-stitched fabric
Sew an adorable cat doll and dress her up
It's all fun and simple, and it's all CATS! Simple instructions, diagrams and templates make these projects inviting and doable even for novice crafters, and the high-quality results make delightful handmade gifts with lots of purr-sonality.
Cesare Leonardi, Franca Stagi
The Architecture of Trees is a legendary and unsurpassed botanical masterwork.This lavish large-format volume features more than 400 exquisite quill-pen illustrations of 211 tree species. Each is drawn to a scale of 1:100, with and without foliage, complete with tables of seasonal color variations and projections of shadows cast during the hours of daylight and season by season. L'Architettura degli Alberi, first published in 1982, has been out of print for two decades. This is the first Englishlanguage edition of a landmark study that took more than twenty years to complete. This gorgeous book is an essential addition to the library of architects, designers, botanists, and anyone fascinated by trees and by nature in all its varieties.
Contemporary food goes way beyond avocado and quinoa salads. Delicious Places presents the new wave of cafés, restaurants and entrepreneurs that are writing a fresh chapter on culinary culture. Food culture has come a long way. New restaurants, bars and cafés are born out of fresh ideas that, with a clever twist, lead to an -unprecedented culinary experience that -balances location and concept--and ultimately influences a new world of food. Delicious Places collects the examples that execute the business idea in the best possible way. Single-dish restaurants, traditional -pasticcerias, fisherman cooperatives with the freshest produce or high-end restaurants in the mountains. They offer a unique experience that starts the moment you set foot in the door and spans from the interiors to the branding, and behind the scenes to the supply chains and sustainable procedures. Take a seat at the table and feast your senses one by one--the mind will follow.
Attracted by the image quality, the tactile joy of a finely made camera, and the affordable prices of vintage equipment, photographers around the world are rediscovering the joys of manual photography. This comprehensive guide to shooting film photography covers all the bases, from setting up a camera through film processing. In a convenient format, filled with diagrams, examples, and illustrations, Analog Photography is a portable reference tool for neophytes and experienced photographers alike. With an irresistible package inspired by the aesthetics of vintage user manuals, this is "a great-looking publication and a fantastic place from which to start, or rekindle, a journey into film photography"
Gestalten, Clara Le Fort
Make a difference when you travel. Excellent hospitality and sustainable journeys can go hand in hand. New getaways offer amazing design, delicious food and extraordinary experiences while committing to an eco-friendly experience for travellers and locals alike.From a remote lodge in the Namibian desert made from shipwrecks that protects endangered wildlife, to a restored hotel in downtown Hong Kong that draws on local tradition, or a guesthouse in Beirut where Lebanese women teach cooking and pass on family recipes for local dishes: no matter where or how, all these hotels combine the highest standards of hospitality with the smallest ecological footprint. Bon Voyage gives a privileged insight into the shift towards eco-conscious getaways. Relax, enjoy and make a positive impact!