Books For All Tastes
A Basket by the Door is friendship, connection and heartfelt country hospitality made edible. There are recipes here for sharing and giving on every occasion:
- An easy bundle of fresh dips and lavosh biscuits to take along to drinks
- Portable breakfast to surprise a friend
- A sturdy picnic cake and sandwiches in a basket for lunch (even in the office)
- Comforting ragu and chocolate mousse to enjoy while wallowing on the sofa
- Ideas to take when invited for dinner or a weekend away
Bake a chicken pie to cheer up a neighbour, invite friends over to make Christmas biscuits; fill jam jars with bright smoothies to bolster a new mother – the ways to connect and show you care with food are endless.$39.99
Sustainable Home is an inspirational and practical guidebook to maintaining a more environmentally friendly household.
Sustainability enthusiast and zero-waste advocate Christine Liu takes you on a tour through the rooms of your home – the living area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom – offering tips, tricks and 17 step-by-step projects designed to help you lead a more low-impact lifestyle.
Whether it's by making your own toothpowder, growing your own herb garden or upcycling old pieces of furniture, there are numerous ways – both big and small – to make a difference.$29.99$19.99
Physical fitness is just as important for dogs as it is for people. Keeping dogs fit and healthy can increase their lifespan and limit vet visits as they get older. It reduces the risk of sports-related injury, joint problems, and arthritis. Dogs who are conditioned and healthy tend to live happier and more playful lives.
This book is split into four levels of increasing difficulty. Each level builds upon previous skills with exercises that have been vetted to be effective and safe. Learn innovative ways to work with props such as hoops, balls, inflatables and ladders as your dog improves in five components of fitness: flexibility, balance, stamina, coordination and strength. Step-by-step instructions and photos are easy to follow and to execute.
Give your dog a new leash on life and turn the page to fitness!$24.99
William Morris and his Palace of Art is a comprehensive new study of Red House, the only house commissioned by William Morris and the first independent architectural work of his close friend, Philip Webb. Morris moved in to Red House as an ebullient young man of 26, with an independent income and a head brimming with ideas and the persistent question of How best to live?
Red House, together with its pre-Raphaelite garden, stands as the physical embodiment of his exuberant spirit, youthful ambition, passionate medievalism, creativity and great sense of possibility. For five intense years from 1860–1865, it was a place of halcyon days – happy family life, loyal friendship, good humoured competition and the jovial campaign of decorating, furnishing the house and designing the garden.
Drawing on a wealth of new physical evidence, this book argues that Red House constitutes an ambitious and critical chapter in his design history.$69.99
In How to Raise Rabbits, you'll find practical advice for raising any number of rabbits in any environment – rural or urban, one rabbit or twenty.
Licensed by the Future Farmers of America, this guide has helped countless first-time animal owners across the United States confidently care for their new companions. With clear and informative instructions, fully illustrated with beautiful how-to photography, it continues to be an essential primer for the newcomer to rabbit care and a classic on any rabbit lover's bookshelf.$24.99
The bag, and the handbag in particular, has achieved high fashion status, but what's the cultural and historical significance behind the bag? Why do we use them and not just have pockets? Why don't men routinely use them? Does every culture have a tradition of using bags?
Carried Away: Bags Unpacked is a collection of 150 bags from The Auckland Museum's archive of key makers and designers from New Zealand and abroad, and this book serves as both a photographic record and an exploration of the symbolism and power behind bags. The book unpacks issues carried by the bag: of colonialism, the economy, consumption, gender politics and whakapapa. Issues that remain relevant to not only museums and their collections but also to society today.$34.99