October 2014 (20)

Craft Your Stash

ISBN: 9781574218732

Author: Lisa Fulmer    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

If you love crafting, you love craft supplies. You have an ever-increasing stash of fabulous fabric, paper, stamps, beads, ribbons, glitter, paints, and more. B...


If you love crafting, you love craft supplies. You have an ever-increasing stash of fabulous fabric, paper, stamps, beads, ribbons, glitter, paints, and more. But if your treasure trove has grown so much that every bin, box, and closet is overflowing, it may be time to stop collecting-and start creating! This ultimate craft supply hoarder's guide is packed with creative inspiration and ideas for getting the most out of your craft supply stash. Use this book to take control of your crafting life and start using your materials like a pro. Whether you use a dedicated craft room or just a corner of the kitchen table, you will learn how to maximize your space, manage your materials, and "make time to make." Author Lisa Fulmer reveals the secrets of well-organized crafters, from substitutions and work-arounds to handling mistakes. She challenges you to use up what you've got on hand, with 20 creative stash-busting projects organized by stash type


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 16-09-2014


$34.99
Animated Animal Toys in Wood

ISBN: 9781565238442

Author: David Wakefield    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

All children love animals, and all children love toys. Build plenty of good old-fashioned fun for any child with these clever designs for classic pull and push ...


All children love animals, and all children love toys. Build plenty of good old-fashioned fun for any child with these clever designs for classic pull and push toys. Inside you'll discover 20 imaginative projects for making wild and wacky wooden animals that come alive with delightful lifelike motion. Create a chomping crocodile, waddling duck, jumping frog, timid turtle, howling wolf, or terrifying T-Rex. Each animated marvel features an ingenious design to make it walk, wiggle, waddle, or whirl. With detailed patterns, concise instructions, and step-by-step color photographs, these charming projects are simple enough for even a beginner to complete in a weekend. Fun to build, fun to give, and fun to play with, they'll provide hours of pleasure for woodworkers and children alike.


Bind: paperback


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 16-09-2014


$44.99
Fixie For Life

ISBN: 9781849536363

Author: Chris Naylor    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

The only gear you need is ‘go’. Fixies and single-speeds take cycling back to square one. They’re the ride of choice for hipsters, tricksters and hard men...


The only gear you need is ‘go’. Fixies and single-speeds take cycling back to square one. They’re the ride of choice for hipsters, tricksters and hard men alike – bare-bones bikes that can be dressed up or stripped down; simple machines that have inspired a diverse, inventive culture and innovative designs in a host of industries. This book celebrates the art and craft of one-gear bikes with stunning photos of rides from around the world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 246 x 186 mm


Publication Date: 06-10-2014


$39.99
Running

ISBN: 9781849536158

Author: Ali Clarke    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Running isn’t a hobby, it’s a way of life. Capturing the strength, the speed, the stamina and the pure exhilaration of a great run, these stunning photograp...


Running isn’t a hobby, it’s a way of life. Capturing the strength, the speed, the stamina and the pure exhilaration of a great run, these stunning photographs and inspiring quotations showcase the beauty of the world’s most enduringly popular sport.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 246 x 186 mm


Publication Date: 06-10-2014


$39.99
Living In Style Munich

ISBN: 9783832798550

Publisher: TeNeues

When you think of Munich, images of Oktoberfest, wheat beer, the luxury delicatessen Dallmayr, or Maximilianstraße, one of its royal avenues, spring to mind. W...


When you think of Munich, images of Oktoberfest, wheat beer, the luxury delicatessen Dallmayr, or Maximilianstraße, one of its royal avenues, spring to mind. With its Bavarian earthiness, this city located at the foothills of the Alps is defined by a noticeable and prevailing cosmopolitanism that adds to its already-existing charms. In Living in Style Munich, editor Stephanie von Pfuel showcases homes that are full of life, harmonious and elegant, interiors that feature myriad influences from around the world. Creative living concepts display an attractive mixture of German chic juxtaposed with ideas gathered from the world’s most talented interior designers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2014


$115.00
Printing Technology

ISBN: 9789881668707

Author: Artpower    Publisher: Gingko Press

The very best in printing techniques are on display in Printing Technology, a collection that will astound readers with both the quantity and creative quality o...


The very best in printing techniques are on display in Printing Technology, a collection that will astound readers with both the quantity and creative quality of featured projects. Printing techniques running from high-tech laser-cutting to hand-crafted pressings of tree bark and leaves and everything in between, such as rubber stamping, letter presses, screen prints, fabric printing, and heat-sensitive paper. Many of the projects use multiple printing methods to create the final desired effect. Images that highlight the individuality and craftsmanship of projects are accompanied by descriptions from designers, as well as explanations of the printing processes used to achieve the final product.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 344


Dimensions: 223 x 292 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2014


$115.00 $57.50
Black Noise

ISBN: 9781843915225

Author: Pekka Hiltunen    Publisher: Hesperus Press

The second instalment in the Studio series is an intelligent crime thriller pitting unlikely heroines against London's dark crime underworld. Ultra-violent vide...


The second instalment in the Studio series is an intelligent crime thriller pitting unlikely heroines against London's dark crime underworld. Ultra-violent videos of murder and torture are being uploaded to the internet and when bodies start showing up on the streets of London, it begins to seem that the videos may be real and that a gruesome, exhibitionist killer is on the loose. The news catches the attention of Mari and Lia. Mari and Lia are two Finnish women living in London. Despite bonding over their shared expat identity, they have rather different backgrounds. While Lia is a graphic designer, Mari runs the mysterious "Studio," a private crime fighting organization that considers itself above the law. Taking matters into their own hands, they take on cases where the police have failed or are indifferent. Lia has slowly found her place in among this mysterious, morally motivated group of people who are not above employing underhand tactics to make sure that justice is served. Backed by high-tech gadgets and their team of fiercely loyal experts, the two women set about trying to stem the recent surge of violence and track down the murderer. But the stakes are high and Mari will have to risk much, even the lives of her companions, if she is to bring the perpetrator to justice.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 420


Publication Date: 20-10-2014


$34.99
The Nutcracker

ISBN: 9781843915324

Author: E.T.A Hoffman    Publisher: Hesperus Press

Best known as the inspiration for Tchaikovsky's ballet, The Nutcracker is a charming book in its own right. Full of magic and childish wonder, this coming-of-ag...


Best known as the inspiration for Tchaikovsky's ballet, The Nutcracker is a charming book in its own right. Full of magic and childish wonder, this coming-of-age novella by E.T.A. Hoffmann has something for everyone: beautiful dolls, ferocious battles and dark undertones. It truly has all the elements of a fairy tale. Younger readers will be enchanted by this children's classic, while older readers will be intrigued to discover the background to the famous ballet libretto. It is Christmas Eve and little Marie has tired of her new presents, happily playing with a nutcracker instead. So when her brother Fritz breaks it, she is horrified, tenderly bandaging the little nutcracker with her ribbon and putting him to bed. When the clock strikes midnight, Marie is stunned to see an army of mice advancing, led by a seven-headed Mouse King. Her very own nutcracker leads the dolls and toys against the mouse army and a violent battle ensues. Just as the nutcracker looks like he might lose, Marie throws her shoe at the mice, and injures herself as she falls over. When she wakes up, her arm is bandaged but nobody will believe her unlikely tale of how she came to hurt herself.Soon after, her godfather comes for a visit and tells her the story of the nutcracker. As the tale unfolds, Marie learns about the ongoing feud between the mice and their enemy Princess Pirlipat. It sounds fanciful, but could it be true? And if the fairy tale is true, shouldn't there be a Prince Charming in the offing for Marie? This timeless tale is full of the magic of Christmas, but is a delight to read at any time of the year. Its enduring popularity is testament to its originality and charm.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Publication Date: 28-10-2014


$21.99
Valiant Boys

ISBN: 9781909808218

Author: Tony Blackman    Publisher: Grub Street

Following on from the success of Victor Boys and Vulcan Boys, Tony Blackman, in collaboration with Anthony Wright, brings you Valiant Boys to complete the V For...


Following on from the success of Victor Boys and Vulcan Boys, Tony Blackman, in collaboration with Anthony Wright, brings you Valiant Boys to complete the V Force set. This is a fascinating collection of personal accounts of operating Britain's first V bomber by aircrew and ground crew. The book tells the story from the aircraft's birth taking off from Vickers' tiny airfield at Wisley near Brooklands to its premature death from fatigue. There are tales of testing atom bombs in the Australian desert, dropping hydrogen bombs in the middle of the Pacific and, as a complete contrast, attacking airfields with conventional bombs in Egypt during the very brief and abortive Suez campaign. We are reminded of how the Valiant provided the UK's first nuclear deterrent by always having some armed aircraft on stand-by twenty-four hours a day, supported by their air and ground crews, ready to be flown at a moment's notice on a one-way trip to launch an atomic war. Some Valiants were given a photographic role providing accurate images from high altitude and were used not only to gather military intelligence but also to survey the UK and countries overseas. Others were developed into flight refuelling tankers breaking point to point records before enabling Britain's fighter aircraft to be refuelled and fly anywhere in the world. This book completes Tony Blackman's trilogy of the three V bombers. As Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Michael Beetham makes it clear in his foreword: 'It is good to have a book written by aircrew and ground crew telling their stories and how they operated the aircraft so that all these things are recorded and not forgotten.' Not as well known as the Vulcan and Victor, the Valiant is often overlooked; this book will go a long way to redress the balance.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 10-11-2014


Tags: October 2014   Military
$55.00
The Outrageous Human Body Activity Book

ISBN: 9780486491165

Author: George Toufexis    Publisher: Dover Publications

Solve the puzzles to discover your body's workings, inside and out! Find your way through a maze of arms and legs, spot the differences in a cluster of noses, a...


Solve the puzzles to discover your body's workings, inside and out! Find your way through a maze of arms and legs, spot the differences in a cluster of noses, and identify the heart's parts in a seek-and-find puzzle! These and other challenges are loaded with fascinating facts about the human body, from eyes, teeth, hair, and other external features to internal organs, blood, and muscles. The pictures are fun to color, too!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 26-04-2013


$9.99
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