Live happily, live stylishly! Celebrity designer Jonathan Adler's newest book is a vibrant, hilarious mash-up of style bible, decorating tome and self-help guide. In gorgeous, full-colour spreads, 100 bold ideas for Happy Chic dwelling, decorating and entertaining are revealed.
As a bonus, five project gatefolds invite readers to create their own Happy Chic handicrafts, including a macramé owl and custom LOVE note cards.$29.99
This colorful flower arranging book features instructions and designs from one of the world's greatest living masters.
This book records the origin and development of Chinese flower arrangement. Besides the principle of composition, techniques of modelling and configuration of flowers and materials, you will also discover the techniques of production and ten actual flower arrangement projects. You can either follow the lessons step by step or capture the ideas and be inspired to develop your own flower arrangement artwork.$39.99
Packed with tried and tested answers to every common household query, from how often you should clean your duvet, to how to maintain the exterior of your home. Topics range from everyday chores, appliances, planning rooms, buying furniture, legal matters and mortgages to pipes and drains and gas and electricity. A wealth of expertise for you to reference as you need. It will have you running your home in the most efficient, safe, cost-effective and environmentally friendly way!$49.99$44.95
If the titles in your collection are a reflection of your personality, then so too is the design of your bookshelf. Bookshelf presents over 200 inventive and experimental shelving designs in more than 300 colour illustrations.
Specification details are provided for each bookcase, including materials and documentation, and the accompanying text provides a fun and informative look at the history of the bookcase, as well as reflecting on how a new generation of designers have re-imagined a classic.
Brilliant Reuse is ideal for those who have a passion for going to markets and second hand stores to look for all sorts of fun, old things without actually knowing what we'll do with it.
This book is a collection of all of the best ideas from Jeanne d'Arc Living Magazine that applies creativity as well as inventiveness to impulse purchases.$49.99$19.99
Nestled deep in the South of the US is a tiny Academy that teaches classes in the most important subject in the world: the domestic arts. The Academy's unique curriculum includes everything from cocktail-party etiquette to business entertaining, dealing with household guests and cooking for the holidays.
Here, after a little gentle instruction from Deans Pollak and Lee Manigault, interspersed with plenty of humour, students find they are living healthier, having stronger ties to friends and family, and using their houses to branch out in ways they never dreamed possible.
Since not everyone can get to their sold-out classes in Charleston, the authors are now offering this book so happier living can be within everyone's grasp, not just the select few.$34.99
Revealing the studios, apartments and houses of the artists, designers, stylists, curators, writers, filmmakers, photographers and innovators pushing the boundaries of contemporary culture. 30 homes of artists and designers including Julie Verhoeven and Maharishi founder of Hardy Biechmann in London, graffiti artist Fafi in Paris, Ryan McGinness and Wes Lang in New York and Yasumasa Yonehara in Tokyo. A fascinating insight into creative cities and interiors that are filled with post-modern pop collectables, vintage finds, toy collections, underground art, odd objects and handmade things.$25.99
150 projects, tips and energy myths educate you about everything you can do to save money and make your whole home more comfortable and green into the bargain.
Start lowering those energy bills right away by following the crystal clear directions, colour photos and simple drawings: install compact fluorescent lights; seal off your chimney, fix leaky taps, buy an efficient heating system.
Holly Becker gives interiors advice the personal touch, taking the friendly, approachable tone that has made her decor8 blog so popular. She guides readers through the decisions they need to make when embarking on any decorating project.
Filled with inspirational photographs, moodboards and words of wisdom, the book is an invaluable guide to finding and filtering design information and to the wealth of shopping choices that can overwhelm a novice decorator.$44.99
All the advice and inspiration you need to create a stylish home.
• Beginner's guide to tools and equipment
• How to plan your colour scheme
• Advice on wallpapering, painting, varnishing ... through to the finishing touches
• Must-know boxes; checklists for estimating amounts, matching media to surface, etc.$24.95$9.99
Kitchen pharmacy meets green cleaning and natural beauty in a classic compendium of Mother Nature's plant-powered methods for herbal happiness at home and in health. In The Domestic Alchemist, Pip Waller shares her expertise in this invaluable handbook to herbs.
An introduction to the power of plants is followed by concise growing tips and profiles; guidelines on the set up of an alchemist's kitchen; and techniques on how to make tinctures to tonics. Add a comprehensive directory of eco-laundry and cleaning concoctions to first aid and balms from zesty stain removers to cold compresses and you're all set to create your very own domestic revolution.$44.99
Stylist Sibella Court offers simple ideas for styling your space that won't break the bank but will beautiful - & evocative of your own style. Her technique is to seek out beauty & meaning in everything. She shows how she combines contemporary elements with junk shop finds & antiques, textile fragments, wallpapers, collectables & ephemera to create rooms full of colour, texture & imagination.$59.99
In Flowers Every Day, Florence Kennedy shows how to create stylish flower arrangements at home.
The projects are inspired by the comely joys of home, friendship and family gatherings, and are all constructed using seasonal flowers and foliage. Explained step-by-step, the easy-to-follow projects range from simple hand-tied bouquets and vase arrangements, to floral chandeliers, wedding decorations and festive garlands and wreaths.
All the core skills are covered, from sourcing your blooms, choosing your hues, working with wire and floral foam and conditioning both flowers and foliage. Florence's stylish collection of inspired projects and hard-earned know-how will help complete beginners, flower enthusiasts and florists looking for new ideas.$34.99
Live a calmer, healthier life - recycle & re-use - clean naturally - garden organically & more. Chapters with colour photos & how-tos get you into the routine of:
* Using natural alternatives around the house
* Reducing energy bills
* Enjoying preparing recipes for food you've grown
* Recipes to stock your larder
* Growing & using herbs for health & beauty
* Gift ideas to choose & to make for anyone.$24.99
Amanda Talbot demonstrates how architecture and interior design at their best can make us safer, healthier, more efficient, enlightened and productive – all contributing to a fundamental sense of wellbeing.
In essence, Happy shows us ways in which design can help us live a happy life. This global survey reveals how designers are creating joyous living spaces that play to our emotions, speaking to our hearts as much as to our heads, through strategic planning and execution and by using carefully chosen colours, textures, quality of materials and finishes.$69.99$34.99
This is a fun-loving collection of outdoor decorating and styling solutions, from seating and other furniture to lighting ideas, creating banners and buntings, table settings and picnic areas, spaces for parties and gatherings.
Taking in garden rooms, outdoor spaces such as cabins, canopies and dining areas as well as moveable spaces such as vintage vans and tents, the author brings her everyday magic and glorious sense of relaxed living with bright colour to every corner of the garden. Whether you own a city veranda, country field or a small courtyard there are outdoor decorating ideas here for everyone.$49.99
An acclaimed landscape designer walks the reader through the process of turning any property into the home outside you've always dreamed of. Focusing on key concepts like Finding Your Comfort Zone and Placing the Pieces, Messervy presents breathtaking plans for remarkable front and back lawns, entertainment areas, and contemplative retreats, as well as innovative ways to create a better flow between the inside and outside of a house.$49.99$44.95
"A planning handbook full of buildable ideas for baths, kitchens, bedrooms, and family rooms that address the needs of kids" - Professional Remodeler Magazine. From lofts, playhouses, secret hideaways, high-tech homework centres to the backyard world of forts, treehouses, clubhouses, and playhouses, this book brings you the best design ideas for creating great places for kids from babies to teenagers - with plans, colour photos and expert tips.$24.95$9.95
Transform your home from shabby to chic, with the help of Kirstie Allsopp. Looking to the past for inspiration and embracing vintage style to create something unique and beautiful, Kirstie continues her love affair with everything handmade.
Re-using, restoring and upcycling, Kirstie shows how to transform vintage fabrics, furniture and other everyday things into modern day treasures using a range of crafting skills and techniques. From distressing a mirror and decoupage to making a memory quilt with vintage fabric, the book is packed with practical techniques that can be adapted to suit your own objects and furniture.
Kirstie's Vintage Home contains everything you need to create your own vintage look at home.$44.99
An inspirational guide to stylish houseboats that features not only static residential boats and floating dwellings but also those used as holiday homes and funky modern businesses.
The examples illustrated range from canal boats, riverboats, narrow and wide beam boats, barges, Dutch barges, static houseboats and even seaworthy cruisers moored in marinas – stylish boats from the UK, North America, Europe and Australia.$29.99