From a dynamic author-illustrator team comes this fresh, fun and rhythmic exploration of colour. Bold and bright, it's the perfect book for reading aloud and sharing with young children as they learn to identify the colours of their world.
Which garden can you only enter if you are accompanied by children? Where can you find walrus bones, vampire stories and inspiration for red telephone boxes? And since when do you see skateboards and mobile phones in roman mosaics?
London's gardens and parks form the green lung of the multimillion-housing capital, but also its heart and soul. Londoners commemorate their beloveds on park benches, they volunteer to keep up community gardens and nature reserves, and they get upset when snails attack their favourite plant. The city's 400-plus green spaces are not only testament to the English love of gardening; they are also steeped in history. Kings hunted here, airships were built in London parks, and many famous Londoners are buried in graveyards-turned-gardens.
Our guide leads the way into the unknown: dark corners of major parks, enchanted green paradises, and tiny gardens tucked away in rubbish skips or on the rooftops.
Tokyo is a city that enshrines the past and the future, where the Far East meets the Western world. Time and again throughout its history, the city has been afflicted by natural disasters.
Yet, despite total destruction, it has risen up again and again like a bamboo shoot in the wind. Thanks to the latest construction methods, today's new buildings withstand even the strongest earthquakes and typhoons. But even without the influence of natural forces, the city constantly changes and renews itself. With this exceptional travel guide by Christine Izeki and Bjorn Neumann, you can easily explore theTokyo Metropolis from unusual vantage points, far away from the crowded tourist tracks.
The authors take you to unknown nooks and green oases in the middle of the concrete desert. They reveal where Japanese teens meet up and where the hippest cafes can be found. This guidebook is for anyone who wants to explore Tokyo from a different perspective while enjoying unique discoveries and the authentic culture of this international city.
Some people think London is a metropolis that is constantly reinventing itself - but in reality, it's a whole planet in itself. Right under its surface, and nonetheless well-hidden, the true heart of London is beating: individual little shops offering everything special - from cuff links and vests to ancient fireplaces and sinks, books of artists, old lamps, ukuleles, magicians tricks and accessories, stuffed animals, choice wine and paper - here, the connoisseur and browser will find whatever the heart desires. Can you buy fairies, or buttonholes, equipment for Freemasons, old tools, or theatres made out of paper? All this and so much more is no problem in this cosmos of eccentricities, in London's craziest and most tantalising shops.
An indispensable guide for everyone out for a stroll, and for enjoyment!
For the curious and adventurous this is a discovery tour full of surprises and delights. It explores reinvented hip neighborhoods, like Soho, Meatpacking District, Dumbo, Williamsburg. And the traditional, like Lower East Side, Little Italy, Harlem, Greenwich Village. This city is known the world over as a shopper's paradise. And this book brings it all to life -- 111 of the most irresistible shops in New York City!
Potions and pinball and pickles, kilims and knishes and kids' haircuts, rugs and rugelach and rubber stamps, neon art and naughty lingerie, chopsticks and cookbooks, vases and vintage clothes, tattoos and terrariums, peanut butter and porcelain, crystals and custom shoes, matzohs and magic. NYC -- Simply the most diverse place on the planet! Its kaleidoscope of cultures brings passion and brilliance to the marketplace. This insider's guide to a world of special shops seeks out the quirky, outlandish, classy, obscure, historic, nearly forgotten, beautiful--from offbeat and edgy to deluxe and delicious.