Travel (194)

Tales From The Backroads

ISBN: 9780473349356

Author: Mike Crean & David Hallett    Publisher: Sandfly Publishing

Few people could know the South Island better than Mike Crean and David Hallett. And if David's photographs tell a thousand words, Mike's writing paints a thous...


Few people could know the South Island better than Mike Crean and David Hallett. And if David's photographs tell a thousand words, Mike's writing paints a thousand pictures. The two former Press journalists have combined their talents to produce this unique collection of people, places, anecdotes and folk lore from the "back roads" of New Zealand's mainland. Mike brings to the task his experience of 10 years writing the weekly Heartland column in Saturday editions of The Press newspaper, from 2005 to 2015. During this time he travelled the length and breadth of the South Island many times, preferring to get off the highways and find the "grass roots" characters to chat to. David applies his well-honed camera art to capture the distinctive character of the South. It is a level of art that has brought him wide-spread renown as a photographer of landscapes, natural science, people and structures. He drove his trusty Landrover over all sorts of terrains to find the images for this book. Tales From the Back Roads delves into many of the little places and the happenings there that enthused Press readers. The stories are newly told, with an expanded cast of characters. The book is arranged in themes that demonstrate the substance of the South Island's identity, from a steel smelter at Onekaka in Golden Bay to a shipwreck on the Catlins coast in South Otago; from a train crash at Marlborough's Blind River to a plane crash at South Westland's Hari Hari. The essence of Heartland columns is maintained in Tales From the Back Roads. This is not an academic history. It will speak to all who turn its pages. As well as taking his own photographs, David has collected historic images from various sources, including some not previously published. Put together, his compilation of pictures adds a vivid visual dimension to the tales that are told. These are tales of the South Island. More than that, they ARE the South Island.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 200 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2016


$49.95
Modern Living : How to Decorate With Style

ISBN: 9783832733735

Author: Claire Bingham    Publisher: TeNeues

Who hasn’t had that feeling that something needs to change ASAP? And by something, we mean nothing less than our daily environment, the space immediately arou...


Who hasn’t had that feeling that something needs to change ASAP? And by something, we mean nothing less than our daily environment, the space immediately around us—our apartment, condo, or house. The reasons we need a change are legion: we might want to paint the boring white kitchen walls a more interesting color, or get frustrated at all the time we spend burrowing around in the back of the closet looking for something to wear. Or maybe there’s no storage in the bathroom, so what should we do with all of the towels and shower supplies? Now you can get all the help you need from a professional. Interior designer Fay Markopoulou develops customized solutions for her clients that re-define how space is used and take maximum advantage of available options. Using easy to understand do-it-yourself projects, Modern Living – How to Decorate with Style shows how investing just a little time and money can make a big splash in your home. Working on your own, you can give your home a facelift that will make it even more comfortable and beautiful.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2016


$89.99
A Map of the World

ISBN: 9783899554694

Maps help us understand and navigate the world. For centuries, maps have become better, more refined, and more precise—there are no blind spots anymore. While...


Maps help us understand and navigate the world. For centuries, maps have become better, more refined, and more precise—there are no blind spots anymore. While Google Maps and GPS systems have become our tools of choice for navigation, contemporary maps have evolved into platforms for cutting-edge illustration, experimental data visualization, and personal visual storytelling. A Map of the World is a compelling collection of work by a new generation of original and sought-after designers, illustrators, and mapmakers. This work showcases specific regions, characterizes local scenes, generates moods, and tells stories beyond sheer navigation. From accurate and surprisingly detailed representations to personal, naïve, and modernistic interpretations, the featured projects from around the world range from maps and atlases inspired by classic forms to cartographic experiments and editorial illustrations.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 245 x 330 mm


$120.00
Citix60 - Stockholm

ISBN: 9789881320384

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

Brought to you by Viction:ary, CITIX60 is the locals’ guide to some of the world’s most renowned design hubs — cities that lead the world in creative outp...


Brought to you by Viction:ary, CITIX60 is the locals’ guide to some of the world’s most renowned design hubs — cities that lead the world in creative output. Curated by a select group of artists, designers, chefs, architects, musicians, photographers and filmmakers that call each city home, these books provide an insider’s look at the hidden gems that make a trip memorable. Museums, notable architecture and sculpture, cultural icons, public events and more — every necessity is covered, along with up-to-date recommendations on the hottest accommodations, eateries and shops, each imbued with a city’s distinctive flair. A handy section on travel tips includes basic information on getting around. Detailed maps and QR codes provide ease of travel and a blank section at the back with lined, gridded and blank pages allows for note taking and sketching. Beautiful photographs throughout set the tone and provide a sense of the aesthetic appeal of each venue. In addition, the dust jacket for each volume unfolds to reveal an illustrated map of each city. Don’t forget to pack this small but informative travel guide on your next excursion!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 132


Dimensions: 115 x 166 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2016


Tags: March 2016   Travel
$19.99
Citix60 - Vienna

ISBN: 9789881320353

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

Long the glittering jewel and cultural heart of Europe, today’s Vienna has much to offer the modern traveler, from the stark minimalism of Haus Wittgenstein t...


Long the glittering jewel and cultural heart of Europe, today’s Vienna has much to offer the modern traveler, from the stark minimalism of Haus Wittgenstein to the sprawling galleries of the Kunsthistoriches Museum. Stop by Heuer for amazing organic fare after a day spent shopping the secondhand stores of Westbahnstrasse. End your day with experimental performance art at the schauspielhaus or a hardcore show at the slaughterhouse turned music venue, Arena. Brought to you by Viction:ary, CITIX60 is the locals’ guide to some of the world’s most renowned design hubs — cities that lead the world in creative output. Curated by a select group of artists, designers, chefs, architects, musicians, photographers and filmmakers that call each city home, these books provide an insider’s look at the hidden gems that make a trip memorable. Museums, notable architecture and sculpture, cultural icons, public events and more — every necessity is covered, along with up-to-date recommendations on the hottest accommodations, eateries and shops, each imbued with a city’s distinctive flair. Don’t forget to pack this small but informative travel guide on your next excursion!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 132


Dimensions: 115 x 166 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2016


Tags: March 2016   Travel
$19.99
Once in a Lifetime: Vol. 2: Places to Go for Travel and Leisure

ISBN: 9783899555912

Author: Clara Le Fort    Publisher: Gestalten

Once in a Lifetime Vol. 2 presents a diverse range of unparalleled destinations for those longing for extraordinary travel experiences, whether they are seeking...


Once in a Lifetime Vol. 2 presents a diverse range of unparalleled destinations for those longing for extraordinary travel experiences, whether they are seeking an adventure or a retreat. Some will be attracted to cities—the urban flair of Vienna, the bustle of Tokyo, the rich history of Marrakech—and their sumptuous hotels. Others will want to be pampered at a wellness resort; find peace and quiet in an isolated mountain hut; fulfill a childhood dream of going on a safari; or see, hear, and smell a tropical rain forest. Cultivate your wanderlust with this visual journey to the most beguiling get-aways in the world. The architecture, interiors, and creative details of the featured locations contribute to each destination’s charm, and highly individualized service guarantees an unforgettable experience.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2015


$120.00
London: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

ISBN: 9783899555738

Publisher: Gestalten

Vast and sprawling, a tangle of roads and lanes, a muddle of rising and falling neighbourhoods: London can be a big beast to tame, even for the people who get t...


Vast and sprawling, a tangle of roads and lanes, a muddle of rising and falling neighbourhoods: London can be a big beast to tame, even for the people who get to call it home. But this ever-changing and regenerating capital can also charm you with its beauty, from wind-rustled parks to that winding River Thames. Its mix of people, abundance of culture, and the occasional louche night on the tiles also makes it a city that will surprise you and win you over. The Monocle Travel Guide to London is a celebration of all the things that the Monocle team loves above this mighty metropolis (and they are brave enough to let you see the wrinkles too). It’s a guide to the bars, shops, restaurants, music venues, and museums that they think should edge their way on to your itinerary. They will lure you to some fresher neighbourhoods and fill your head with lots of “We really have to see…” ideas. And they will leave you with a clear, crisp view of how the capital is changing. London is a global city but the Monocle team will help you see it as a series of friendly local gems. Hold on to your hat.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 148


Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm


Tags: July 2016   Travel
$39.99
New York: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

ISBN: 9783899555752

Publisher: Gestalten

New York used to be such an easy city to crack for the visitor. Not only was there that simple-to-master grid of streets but, really, who wanted to stray from M...


New York used to be such an easy city to crack for the visitor. Not only was there that simple-to-master grid of streets but, really, who wanted to stray from Manhattan? Today, while that stretch from Wall Street to the Upper East Side and beyond still enchants, awes, and bamboozles, you really do need to cross some bridges and head upstate. The city’s focus has fractured and shifted and you ignore the appeal of, say, Brooklyn at your peril. This is especially true of anyone wanting to grasp the city’s fast-evolving food scene, discover some fresh design ateliers, go for a run, or buy some less-exposed art. Monocle has had a bureau in New York since its launch in 2007 and it has a shop in the city too. This has made the Monocle team passionate about the place and its ambitions. This book is a celebration of all that they know and love about New York and it should be used to take you beyond the obvious spots (although who wouldn’t want to hit the museum biggies). New York can easily live up to its movie-star good looks but let it be a city that surprises you, too—in a good way.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 148


Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm


Tags: July 2016   Travel
$39.99
Hong Kong: Monocle Travel Guides

ISBN: 9783899555769

Publisher: Gestalten

Vertigo-inducing skyscrapers that cling to mountainous slopes and busy fishing villages that proudly hold on to their cultural heritage: Hong Kong is more diver...


Vertigo-inducing skyscrapers that cling to mountainous slopes and busy fishing villages that proudly hold on to their cultural heritage: Hong Kong is more diverse than you’d imagine. Navigate the futuristic covered skyways connecting office towers and you’ll pass over temples from which incense smoke trails towards the heavens. This city can appear to be an impenetrable collection of concrete high-rises, but you are rarely further than a short taxi ride from verdant hikes. The mix of high and low will charm the most hardened urban travellers. Monocle’s Hong Kong takes you on a fresh journey from the best dining spots to side-street food stalls. The Monocle team will also show you where to head for rich retail experiences and handmade shoes and shirts. Then there are walks to take you away from the hustle and bustle of Central into plant-filled streets where the din of the city disappears. Hong Kong may have been built on trade and commerce but it’s now also a place where contemporary art thrives. It’s a global hub that welcomes visitors. You should be next.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 148


Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm


Tags: July 2016   Travel
$39.99
Tokyo: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

ISBN: 9783899555745

Publisher: Gestalten

It would take a lifetime to get to know every facet of Tokyo—so large that it spreads as far as the eye can see. But look closely and you will find a city of ...


It would take a lifetime to get to know every facet of Tokyo—so large that it spreads as far as the eye can see. But look closely and you will find a city of exceptional charm and breathtaking efficiency. The Japanese capital is a fascinating tangle of opposites: the latest technology and traditional arts; crowded stations and quiet backstreets; concrete highways and green parks. Yet it all works like a dream. The Monocle team will navigate you through some of its favorite corners of this vast metropolis. In a city where choice is overwhelming, this guide will help you pick out the highlights. Monocle will escort you along the busiest streets and take you into the bars and cafes that Tokyo people frequent. Expect to fall in love with the dazzling food, sumptuous shopping, and the most courteous residents you’ll ever meet. Monocle will point you in the right direction for everything from record shops to shiatsu massage; they’ve even picked out a few of their favorite buildings. Tokyo has a habit of confounding expectations and few visitors leave anything less than awed. Join the fan club.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 148


Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm


Tags: July 2016   Travel
$39.99
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