Love Colour will help you to bring your favourite colours to life by successfully making all those challenging decisions.
Renowned international colour expert Anna Starmer takes you by the hand and guides you through this lavishly illustrated rainbow world of colour combinations, teaching you everything you need to know about hues, tones, accents and foundation colours along the way. Start by simply choosing a colour you love, then take your inspiration from our accessible and practical palettes to create your own colour combinations.
This book also includes removable colour chart booklet so you can note and match your perfect colours anytime you are out and about.$44.99
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 its 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
With She Sheds Style, you'll browse ideas, step-by-step projects, and decorating tips from a variety of creative 'she shed' owners – then add your personal style to your own shed!
Whether you already have that sought-after shed or are still in the dreaming phase, author Erika Kotite will help you on your journey. You'll start by browsing the sheds and shed interiors, which range from modern and eclectic to rustic and shabby chic. Learn what architectural details play into a shed's look and consider how these elements work with your preferred decor.
Once you're charged with inspiration, explore loads of DIY projects and ideas from some of the most creative she shed owners around the world. A variety of front entrance ideas provide inspiration for welcoming guests to your space. Ideas for re-purposing furniture abound, such as transforming an old door into a drop-down potting bench. You can even extend your shed's impact beyond the walls with garden features like stepping stones and string lights. Most projects are shown with detailed, step-by-step photos so you can see exactly how the work is done.
So get started and create your own she shed style!$29.99
The Alchemy of Things explores interior spaces at the edges of the decoratively possible.
The book details a series of 18 fascinating homes that come from a truly creative place, transcending conventional notions of collection and display. This new beauty taps into a craving for a personal space with rich layers, a little bit of oddity and an irrepressible joie de vivre.
A mix of artists, interior designers, architects, collectors, gallerists, stylists, furniture designers and vintage retailers open the doors to their own homes – many for the first time.$59.99
Natural, popular and inexpensive, apple cider vinegar is the latest health trend. Learn more about its powers with this attractive and easy-to-use illustrated guide – complete with recipes!
With the potential to cure an upset stomach, treat a sore throat, aid weight loss and more, apple cider vinegar is one of today's handiest all-natural remedies. This handbook shows you why this inexpensive liquid is a must-have in your home and how to use it to achieve optimum health.$22.99
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
Artists’ Homes presents some 30 individual, eccentric houses and workspaces, from a music producer’s studio in Hackney to an eco-warrior’s treehouse on the Sussex Downs.
The evocative photographs show how our live/work spaces, whether a tumbledown cottage, a country farmhouse or a reclaimed factory, are beautiful because of the lives we live in them. With work no longer separate from home life, we see how these artists function in the homes that inspire them, pursuing the life creative.
Among the artists and craftspeople featured are Billy Childish, co-founder of the Stuckist art movement; Penny Rimbaud and Gee Vaucher, founding members of Crass and creative partners who set up their home and studio as an ‘anarchist-pacifist open house’ (Dial House, in Essex); music producer Liam Watson of the famed London studio Toe Rag; vintage motorcycle dealer Ian Hatton, of cult shop Verralls; vintner Peter Hall of Breaky Bottom Vineyard, one of the first wineries in the UK; and many more.$49.99
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
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.
Decorate This, Not That! decodes small-space decorating into easy to digest snack-size bites for every petite room in (or out of!) the house, including an outdoor pocket garden.
Written in a peppy, clear, encouraging voice with dramatic “before” and “after” photos, and bolstered by sidebars of interactive time, money and space-saving tips, it is impossible for the decorator not to engage and succeed. One-of-a-kind DIY lighting, storage and décor projects are clearly illustrated with step-by-step instructions and a materials list. Each project is assigned a ranking based on the amount of prep time and budget needed for completion.$59.99
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$19.99
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
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$24.99
Gustav Klimt at Home explores the influences of Vienna and other places on Klimt's life and work.
Klimt was one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. He was both influenced by and shaped the city at the turn of the century. His trips to Ravenna, as well as annual summer holidays on the shores of Attersee were also a source of inspiration and influence on his creative output.
Fully illustrated, the book features paintings, archive imagery and photographs of the surrounding city and landscape to provide an insight into how the people and places of his life relate to his work.$49.99
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
Imaginarium is a glorious large-format book of images that reflect the things that inspire and motivate interior stylist, historian and globetrotter Sibella Court.
Immersing you in a world of travel, nature, interiors, art, oddities and curiosities, Imaginarium will open your eyes to the world around you and fuel your imagination for your own creativity, design and adventures.
Themed by colour and featuring more than 300 beautifully shot and curated photographs, this book is the ultimate picture book for lovers of design and interior styling, and anyone looking for fresh ideas or inspiring daydreams.$100.00
Expand the sharing movement to your community with – your complete source for building tiny sharing structures, including plans for 12 different structures, step-by-step photography and instructions, inspirational examples, and maintenance.
Produced in cooperation with Little Free Library, this book is the builder's complete source of inspiration and how-to knowledge. Illustrated throughout with colorful step-by-step photography and a gallery of tiny structures for further inspiration, it covers every step: planning and design, tools and building techniques, best materials and 12 complete plans for structures of varying size and aesthetics.
In addition, the author includes information on proper installation of small structures and common repairs and maintenance for down the road. There is even information on how to become a steward, getting the word out about your little structure once it's up and running, and tips for building a lively collection.$34.99