Home & Garden (115)

Aesthetica Botanica

ISBN: 9781584236863

Publisher: Gingko Press

Many have discovered the joys of living with indoor plants. They contribute not only to a healthier environment, but with proper styling, add a nice element to ...


Many have discovered the joys of living with indoor plants. They contribute not only to a healthier environment, but with proper styling, add a nice element to interior design schemes. For some living in more urban settings it is a matter of necessity as home gardens are rare. For others living in more rural or suburban surroundings it is a matter of choice. Aesthetica Botanica visits the homes of artists, florists, gardeners and other plant enthusiasts who exemplify green living and are happy to share their stories and tips on caring for and decorating with plants. With handy chapters on green plants, cacti and succulents, and flowers, this book caters to any inclination providing practical information alongside stunning photographs.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 190 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2018


$85.00
DIY Guide to Painting and Wallpapering

ISBN: 9781580118057

Author: Michael Light    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Packed with professional painting and wallpapering advice for the first time DIY-er, this book shows how to carry out even the most daunting projects with ease ...


Packed with professional painting and wallpapering advice for the first time DIY-er, this book shows how to carry out even the most daunting projects with ease and confidence, without the need to hire a professional to finish the job. From sanding woodwork and applying latex paint to using rollers, steam strippers and a variety of tools, it covers every aspect of preparation, painting and paper hanging. Full colour photographs and diagrams show how to measure and paste, wallpaper a stairwell or ceiling, paint panelled doors, create interesting glaze effects and solve common problems. Each task is carefully explained with easy-to-follow instructions and helpful diagrams, and the book is loaded with time and money saving hints, tips and tricks of the trade. DIY Guide to Painting and Wallpapering is an essential guide for DIY enthusiasts everywhere.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 18-05-2018


$39.99
Nature Aesthetics Design

ISBN: 9783421041074

Author: Peter Berg    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

A good eye and well-trained senses are essential requirements for an aesthetic garden design. Peter Berg’s philosophy takes a very special approach: he expect...


A good eye and well-trained senses are essential requirements for an aesthetic garden design. Peter Berg’s philosophy takes a very special approach: he expects his gardens to be both sustainable and natural – which the use of natural stone in particular is intended to ensure. They should be reduced to just a few materials, and along with the colour scheme, radiate a pleasant inner calmness. Each garden should also meet the individual needs of its owners. His concept has resulted in gardens that are unique and whose fascination lies in the clarity of their design. This splendid volume presents the most beautiful among them for the first time. It will serve as a source of inspiration for both the professional garden designer as well as the ambitious and passionate private gardener.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 295 x 295 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2018


$140.00
Eco Homes In Unusual Places

ISBN: 9788416500895

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

Houses on the side of a mountain, on rocky terrain, on cliffs by the sea, etc.; a perfect blend of contextual architecture and interior design that channels our...


Houses on the side of a mountain, on rocky terrain, on cliffs by the sea, etc.; a perfect blend of contextual architecture and interior design that channels our shared desire for peace and tranquility. Whether because of their impossible location in many cases, or the irregularity of the terrain, the slope of the plots and their geological characteristics, innovative solutions are required in the planning of the structures and the building of the foundations.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 29-06-2018


$49.99
Terrariums

ISBN: 9781584237136

Authors: Mathilde Lelievre, Czerw Guillaume    Publisher: Gingko Press

As human beings have transitioned to indoor living, the need to keep the natural world close at hand has persisted. While traditional houseplants bring nature t...


As human beings have transitioned to indoor living, the need to keep the natural world close at hand has persisted. While traditional houseplants bring nature to the interior landscape, terrariums offer something different: A three dimensional window into a microcosm of the outside world.Mathilde Lelièvre’s Terrariums offers plant lovers step-by-step instructions for the creation of more than twenty stunning terrarium projects. Overviews of the tools, containers, plants and materials will ensure that aspiring indoor gardeners are well prepared. Separate sections cover open, closed, and advanced terrariums, each with its own palette of recommended plants and set of care instructions.Incredible photography elevates the book beyond how-to guide and makes it a covetable object for plant lovers of all kinds, whether they wish simply to look, or want to roll up their sleeves and create something beautiful.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 195 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 09-07-2018


$49.99
Garden Design Review

ISBN: 9783961711031

Publisher: TeNeues

Discover the greatest in garden design: Garden Design Review is the inaugural edition of an exclusive new compendium of the most outstanding projects and produc...


Discover the greatest in garden design: Garden Design Review is the inaugural edition of an exclusive new compendium of the most outstanding projects and products in garden planning and landscape architecture around the world. A garden not only extends living space outdoors; it also enhances the quality of life. A green enclave is an aesthetically decisive factor in architecture and a neighborhood environment and, in times of ever-intensifying urbanization, takes on an existential role in both private and public spaces. This illustrated garden book presents more than 50 contemporary garden projects from some of the most internationally-renowned landscape architects and garden designers worldwide, ranging from prestigious park designs to small and innovative terraces and urban and rooftop gardens. Throughout, the book catalogues the leading garden suppliers in the international scene whose products, including garden furniture, help transform a simple plot of land into a carefully curated environment and experience. The featured gardens are profiled with both vibrant photographs and supplementary interviews with featured landscape and garden designers on their individual working process. Detailed information on each property—including concept, materials, and plant choices, rounds out each entry. Garden Design Review is an indispensable garden book for all professional garden designers and ambitious home gardeners looking for exclusive inspiration.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 275 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2018


$180.00
Bohemian Residence

ISBN: 9783899559293

Publisher: Gestalten

From vertical living to upscale townhouses, these city abodes showcase inviting and innovative metropolitan interiors and lifestyles. Around the world, more and...


From vertical living to upscale townhouses, these city abodes showcase inviting and innovative metropolitan interiors and lifestyles. Around the world, more and more of us are moving to cities and establishing our homes there. The urban landscape offers a multitude of enticing options: from cozy apartments to chic duplexes to historic townhouses. Whether it be Sao Paolo or Stockholm, Tokyo to Toronto, urban environs influence choices of furniture, accessories, and interior design – perhaps even as much as the character of the inhabitants. This book takes readers across the thresholds of these contemporary dwellings. Conversations with those who outfit the spaces with those who live within the lavish domiciles paint a narrative of modern materials and classic style. Bohemian Residence’s detailed portraits provide a tantalizing tour through contemporary interiors in cities worldwide.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 25-08-2017


$120.00
100 Years 100 Landscape Designs

ISBN: 9783791383101

Author: John Hill    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Beginning with Filoli, the century-old, forward-looking estate situated just south of San Francisco, and closing with The Park, the first public garden ever cre...


Beginning with Filoli, the century-old, forward-looking estate situated just south of San Francisco, and closing with The Park, the first public garden ever created in Las Vegas, John Hill takes readers on a worldwide tour, one per year, of beautiful, inspiring, creatively designed, and historically significant landscapes. From the leafy promenades along the Ljubljanica River in Slovenia and the lush, tropical gardens at Lunuganga in Sri Lanka, to the Peace Memorial Park in Japan and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, each of these public sites is currently accessible—a fact that makes this grouping a superb “must-see list” for landscape enthusiasts. Double-page spreads feature color images paired with Hill’s insightful texts. An introductory essay lays out Hill’s selection criteria and an overview of major landscape design innovations and trends from 1917 to 2016. Fans of landscape design will treasure this compendium and students in the field will come away with a greater understanding of how and why the creation of outdoor public spaces has evolved over time.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 247 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2017


$95.00
Evergreen

ISBN: 9783899556735

Publisher: Gestalten

Private paradises nestled in the backyards of homes. Rooftops that act as community gardens. Edible patches of beauty hidden within city blocks. Evergreen shows...


Private paradises nestled in the backyards of homes. Rooftops that act as community gardens. Edible patches of beauty hidden within city blocks. Evergreen shows the verdant aesthetic statement that allows city dwellers to bring nature back into the every day and quenches urban gardening desires. Living with plants is mutually beneficial; beyond the exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen, leaves, flowers, and stems bring a warm and individual charisma to any space. Throughout this engaging collection of projects, urban gardening is complimented by a softer side: balconies that add an extra relaxing touch to a morning cup of coffee, flowers that provide calming fragrances throughout the home, or romantic blooms that feed the soul rather than fill a plate. Evergreen also inspires those who already live in the midst of lush horticultural and sustainable oases. Straightforward plans and examples illustrate how to transform unused spaces, both indoors and out, into flourishing and functional patches. Sketched floorplans visually detail a myriad of projects including which plants thrive in dark living room corners or which foliage enjoys the damp environment of a bathroom. The profiles of both professional and hobbyist plant lovers provide an engaging guide to productively getting one’s hands dirty; herb gardens on fire escapes, greenhouses that double as living spaces, and community gardens atop roofs all awaken growing curiosities. From cactus farmers and florists to shop owners and activists, let Evergreen’s cast of characters guide you in making and maintaining a green utopia and in quenching gardening longings.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2016


$120.00
Life Hacks for Parents

ISBN: 9781786850003

Author: Dan Marshall    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Whether you’re a first-time parent, or a seasoned pro, you’ll know that parenting is a job full of challenges, and with no time off for good behaviour. But ...


Whether you’re a first-time parent, or a seasoned pro, you’ll know that parenting is a job full of challenges, and with no time off for good behaviour. But take heart and dive into Life Hacks for Parents, your handy guide to making it all that little bit easier. Covering everything from nifty storage hacks to clever cleaning solutions, ideas to make your home safer and suggestions for fun stuff too, this book of hacks will provide you with all the time-saving tips you need, so you’ve got more time to enjoy with your family. Once you hack, you won’t look back!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 125 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 07-03-2017


$27.99
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