Home & Garden (105)

Take A Bath

ISBN: 9783899559170

Publisher: Gestalten

An oasis within the home: contemporary bathroom design that can be simultaneously luxurious and functional. Where can you start your morning routine and unwind ...


An oasis within the home: contemporary bathroom design that can be simultaneously luxurious and functional. Where can you start your morning routine and unwind and relax at the end of a long day? The Bathroom. It can be a sanctuary within one’s own four walls or a place to pause before rushing out of the door. From the utilitarian to the luxurious and from the Victorian-influenced to the modern, these rooms are also showcases from stunning design. Whether looking for resourceful solutions for a guest bathroom or rich details to add to a decadent master bath, one is sure to find inspiration within the pages of Take a Bath. Examples from large firms and smaller designers pair with conversations with those who create the practical and splendid spaces.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 25-08-2017


$120.00
Railway Houses of New Zealand

ISBN: 9780908573950

Author: Bruce Shalders    Publisher: New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society

The previously untold story of New Zealand’s iconic railway houses, of which more than 3,700 are dotted around the New Zealand landscape. As New Zealand Railw...


The previously untold story of New Zealand’s iconic railway houses, of which more than 3,700 are dotted around the New Zealand landscape. As New Zealand Railways pushed the rail network about New Zealand, opening new country for development, a challenge presented itself to house railwaymen in country areas where infrastructure didn’t exist or was newly formed. Railways only alternative was to construct houses for their employees. Initially part of the Public Works Department responsibilities, eventually an Architectural Branch within New Zealand Railways was formed under George Troup. This development lead to new designs of railway houses, a design that was to become symbolic in the New Zealand landscape. To manufacture these houses, Railways set up a sawmill and special factory in Frankton, kit-setting houses, delivering them by rail as parts packs and ultimately erecting them about the country. As well as far-flung reaches of the railway system, Railways ended up developing “model” railway settlements at places as diverse as Otahuhu, Newmarket, Frankton, TeKuiti, Taumarunui, Ohakune, Taihape, Palmerston North, Napier, Eastown, Kaiwharawhara, Christchurch, Arthur’s Pass, Otira, Dunedin and other places around the country. These houses were supplemented in later years by newer designs. This book covers the housing scheme, sawmill and house factory, the railway settlements, the maintenance programme, the house numbering system, and as a railwayman and his family, what it was like living in a railway house, and how railway families interacted socially, often located in distant isolation from towns and cities. The book closes with Government’s exit from railway house ownership in the 1990s and a chapter on the railway house survivors that have been lovingly restored by current owners. Complementing the text is a lavish selection of black and white and colour images from the era and current day. Railway houses and the nearby railway environment where they were located are extensively featured.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 142


Dimensions: 273 x 213 x 20 mm


Publication Date: 04-09-2017


$49.99
Clever Solutions For Small Apartments

ISBN: 9788416500598

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

Household organization is complicated, and the basic steps to attaining rooms which are uncluttered yet have everything within arm’s reach usually lie in choo...


Household organization is complicated, and the basic steps to attaining rooms which are uncluttered yet have everything within arm’s reach usually lie in choosing good storage options. All resources come into play when conceiving and designing functional and versatile rooms that adapt to their inhabitants and lend a coherent decor to the whole, all to one’s personal taste. This book explores various storage solutions for apartments of different sizes. It is structured from the lowest to the highest available surface, and they all have aspects in common: the style of each house, the space available, the entrance of light and how to take advantage of it, and finally the color.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2017


$49.99
Appetizer

ISBN: 9783899559309

Publisher: Gestalten

Pastel colors, hyper-realistic murals, indoor jungles, curved and luxurious couches, golden accents, and soft light. Designers, architects and restaurateurs tra...


Pastel colors, hyper-realistic murals, indoor jungles, curved and luxurious couches, golden accents, and soft light. Designers, architects and restaurateurs transform a night out at a restaurant into a unique and memorable experience. An array of interiors creatively correspond with each particular menu’s offerings: flower shops that serve coffee amongst the blooms; art galleries that mix the best cocktails in town; shoe boutiques that double as dessert bars. Appetizer visits fashionable bars, tasteful eateries, cozy cafes, and everything in between. Exquisite room concepts are realized with unusual ideas and materials, and experts showcase how to create dream rooms in dining realms. Within Appetizer awaits a range of inspiration for all who wish to satisfy their visual hunger.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 29-09-2017


$120.00
The Self Sufficiency Handbook

ISBN: 9781620082348

Author: Alan & Gill Bridgewater    Publisher: Companion House

Worried about ever-rising fuel bills and longing for the day when you can be off-grid and independent? Anxious about the quality of the food you eat and plannin...


Worried about ever-rising fuel bills and longing for the day when you can be off-grid and independent? Anxious about the quality of the food you eat and planning to go organic? Yearning to get back to the way it was but don't know where to start? This book will show you how to achieve the eco-friendly good life. The authors cover the ecological gamut from geothermal heating to crop rotation to soap making. They answer important questions like how much land is really needed to be self-sufficient, whether or not to depend entirely on natural forms of energy, and which farm animals will best meet your needs. There’s practical information here on building an insulated flue pipe chimney, identifying edible wild plants and composting with worms—as well as recipes for jams, rhubarb wine, cheeses and more. Packed with full-colour photographs, helpful illustrations and diagrams, The Self-Sufficiency Handbook will appeal to urban dwellers who want to adopt certain aspects of greener living and to serious adherents of back-to-basics living.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 10-11-2017


$39.99
Living in Style: The New Art Deco

ISBN: 9783961710935

Author: Claire Bingham    Publisher: TeNeues

What does a contemporary Art Deco interior look like to you? Is it glittering and cabaret-like, featuring marabou trims, sequin scales, and striking chevron str...


What does a contemporary Art Deco interior look like to you? Is it glittering and cabaret-like, featuring marabou trims, sequin scales, and striking chevron stripes? Or is it elegance personified in the manner of a Marlene Dietrich trouser suit—soft and well-tailored, but accessorised dramatique? Through jewel-like furnishings that light up the room, ornate mirrors as beautiful as brooches, simple Japanese-style lighting, and bold, curvaceous furniture shapes, join design journalist Claire Bingham as she tours the most sumptuous, modern day Deco interiors—at home, on holiday, in restaurants and bars. Spanning ritzy venues to sublimely-styled houses, Living in Style The New Art Deco is all about 21st century Deco-inspired interiors—vivid, glamorous, polished, and self-assured. With chapters focusing on all facets of the Art Deco look, including designers, design details, paint palettes, and Art Deco accessories, this gorgeous interiors book opens the door to exclusive, charismatic, contemporary Deco spaces and offers abundant Art Deco design ideas and inspiration for beginners and experts alike. Vintage photographs contextualize the featured interiors, showcasing the icons of Art Deco that have immortalized the era and style. From 1920s and 1930s trendsetters swathed in silks and furs to swanky Dimore Studio-designed salons, this book celebrates the enduring appeal of a halcyon design age as modern and desirable as it is elaborate and luxurious.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 23-03-2018


$115.00
Eco Design Furniture

ISBN: 9788416504589

Authors: Ivy Liu, Jian Wong    Publisher: Promo Press

Following the huge demand in contemporary societies to decorate homes in a "green" style, this book offers a more environmentally conscious approach to design a...


Following the huge demand in contemporary societies to decorate homes in a "green" style, this book offers a more environmentally conscious approach to design and production processes by presenting a wide range of furniture products made with natural materials as well as using recycling and more environment respecting technologies.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 225 x 265 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2016


$65.00
New Romance

ISBN: 9783899556971

Author: Gestalten    Publisher: Gestalten

The raw charm of rustic farmhouses, the inviting ease of country homes: New Romance presents romantic interiors inspired by modernity. Soft palettes, natural ma...


The raw charm of rustic farmhouses, the inviting ease of country homes: New Romance presents romantic interiors inspired by modernity. Soft palettes, natural materials, and corresponding accessories create an atmosphere that produces both warmth and comfort. From country house to chalet, New Romance highlights the charm and grace of interiors. Soft classic tones and unfinished woods provide the look and feel of dreamy antiquity. Mudrooms and breezeways bring the bright airiness of rustic outdoor spaces within the walls of beautiful homes and residences. The classic lines and traditional textures nestled within a palette of pale grays and rose tones add to the visual storyline: soft and sophisticated, nostalgic and contemporary.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2017


$120.00
Culinaria China

ISBN: 9783848008209

Author: Katrin Schlotter    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Tasting, smelling and enjoying China - explore the specialties of the metropolises and the regional cuisine: from the South of China, the melting pot of cuisine...


Tasting, smelling and enjoying China - explore the specialties of the metropolises and the regional cuisine: from the South of China, the melting pot of cuisine, to the rich coast provinces in the North, to the palace cuisine of Beijing all the way to the fiery-hot Szechuan dishes and adventurous dishes from the steppe. This thoroughly researched volume lifts the secrets of the Middle Kingdom: What for example hides behind dishes like blister soup", beggar's chicken" or even ants climbing a tree"? What does the day of a Chinese worker look like and how is a wedding celebrated? What does a big family in Beijing eat on the weekend and which viands are served to a pilgrim after his visit to a cloister? The authors of this book are sinologists and are well versed in China. They offer many exciting details about the history, customs and tradition as well as the modern life in this country, which changes daily and remains yet closely attached to its past. Authentic Chinese recipes, which were deliberately collected in many provinces for this book, help everybody to conjure hitherto unknown tasty dishes onto the table. Aside from the historical dishes of the imperial cuisine, the most modern creations of the world famous five start chefs are presented.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 380


Dimensions: 216 x 253 mm


$45.00 $19.99
Hannah Frey's Clean Eating

ISBN: 9783848008667

Author: Hannah Frey    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Make your body feel happy! This book will change the relationship you have with food and lead you to find the right balance your body needs. The clean eating co...


Make your body feel happy! This book will change the relationship you have with food and lead you to find the right balance your body needs. The clean eating concept comprises what is actually common sense strategy: eating healthy by cooking with fresh ingredients and renouncing industrially manufactured foods. This diet will not leave you to a constant feeling of fatigue, frustration, or deprivation like many other diets - - it will help you achieve long-term wellbeing while gaining more energy and a healthful lifestyle. This practical guide to the new concept of clean eating contains much useful background information on the way we process food. It comes with many mouthwatering and beautifully illustrated recipes and preparation techniques for healthy and wholesome dishes. A book for food-conscious gourmets.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 168


Dimensions: 190 x 245 mm


$34.99 $19.99
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