Arts & Lifestyle

Green: Plants for Small Spaces, Indoors and Out by Jason Chongue

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In Green, Jason Chongue explains and simplifies how to curate and look after plants in small urban spaces. He provides a practical and personal guide to creating urban gardens and styling with plants, perfect for a range of environments and climates, inside or out. From balconies, porches, courtyards and small backyards to entryways, offices and living spaces, this ‘how to’ guide is an approachable resource for gardeners of all types.

Chapters cover understanding your climate, a plant maintenance calendar, curating a range of spaces and appreciating plants in public spaces, as well as quick tips for styling and plant care. Jason also invites ‘Plant People’ across the globe to provide an insight into how people are inspired by nature. Green is the perfect guide to small-space gardening, beautifully photographed and illustrated, and will help you transform your indoor and outdoor spaces into a lush, healthy oasis in no time.

ISBN-13: 9781743795545
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
192
Available:
1st December 2019
Publisher:
Hardie Grant

Elegance: The Beauty of French Fashion by Megan Hess

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Join internationally renowned fashion illustrator Megan Hess as she explores the timeless beauty and glamour of ten of France's best-loved designers in a stylish celebration of one of the world’s favourite fashion destinations.
From the courts of Versailles to the cobbled streets of Paris, French fashion has always been the epitome of elegance. Whether it's Dior's New Look, Yves Saint Laurent's Le Smoking jacket or Chanel's little black dress, the masters of French fashion understand that clothing is more than a craft: it’s an art form.
Megan Hess’s love for French style sparked her career in fashion illustration. In these pages, she unspools the threads of ten legendary designers – Chanel, Dior, Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Givenchy, Chloé, Balmain, Louis Vuitton, Hermès and Celine – to discover the origins of haute couture, prêt-à-porter and everything chic.
Accompanied by Megan’s exquisite illustrations of current and archival collections, Elegance: The Beauty of French Fashion tells the story of how France’s iconic fashion houses have influenced the very fabric of design. 

Megan Hess was destined to draw. An initial career in graphic design evolved into art direction for some of the world’s leading design agencies. In 2008, Hess illustrated the New York Times number-one selling book Sex and the City, written by Candace Bushnell. She has since illustrated for Dior Couture, created iconic illustrations for Cartier and Louis Vuitton in Paris, dreamed up animations for Prada and Fendi in Milan, illustrated the windows of Bergdorf Goodman in New York, and created a capsule collection of bags for Harrods of London.
Hess’s signature style can also be found on her bespoke, limited-edition prints and homewares sold around the globe. Her renowned clients include Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Tiffany & Co., Saint Laurent, VogueHarper’s Bazaar, Harrods, Cartier, Balmain, Louis Vuitton and Prada.
Megan is the author of seven bestselling books and the Global Artist in Residence for the Oetker Masterpiece Hotel Collection.
When she’s not in her studio working, you’ll find her in Paris dreaming about French couture …

ISBN-13 9781743794425
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
192
Available:
1st October 2019
Publisher:
Hardie Grant

Leaf Supply Guide to Creating Your Indoor Jungle by Lauren Camilleri

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This book is a luxurious guide to creating the very densest of jungles in your living room. It's time to finally turn that thumb green. With this stunningly photographed greenery-guide, anyone can master the art of making a living room thrive. When done correctly, curating any decent houseplant can be just as effective as hanging a beautiful work of art. After all, our green companions are known to be beneficial for mental health, for general health (being oxygenators) as well as being a key element of any well-balanced interior fit out. Lauren and Sophia run the wildly successful nursery and interior design store Leaf Supply, in Sydney, Australia. They wrote a beautifully designed book, by the same name, in 2018. Now, with Indoor Jungle, they explain (in laypersons' terms) how to best transform your house into a veritable greenhouse. In this sequel-of-sorts, Lauren and Sophia cast their plant-loving net far wider than simply fabulous Australian interiors, featuring jungle-y architecture from around the world! For each spread of beautifully verdant interiors, the duo breaks down how the foliage within is surviving (and thriving). Ablaze with jaw dropping photography, Indoor Jungle will deserve its own prominent place in your new, improved and jungle-ified living room.

ISBN-13 9781925811254
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Available:
1st October 2019
Publisher:
Simon and Schuster

Faded Glamour: Inspirational Interiors and Beautiful Homes by Pearl Lowe

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Take a tour through Pearl Lowe’s beautiful Somerset home, decorated in her trademark mix of romantic and rock ’n’ roll, and get a glimpse into her friends’ unique houses, including the homes of Alice Temperley, Solange Azagury-Partridge and Sera Loftus. Pearl has a passion for vintage finds with character, whether that’s a forest-green velvet sofa, or a tarnished but still lovely crystal chandelier, and she utilises these pieces to create charming and cool interiors. There is a pink and bronze bathroom that has delightful zigzag tiles and a freestanding bathtub, a bedroom with a plush silk bed frame and hand-printed wallpaper, and a kitchen that perfectly blends antique dressers and luxurious white marble. Pearl also shares her tips and tricks to creating perfectly lived-in, decadent interiors, including making her own lace curtains, and how to find treasures in flea-markets.

Pearl Lowe is a former singer and is now known for her love of vintage interiors and fashion. In 2001, she launched ‘Pearl Lowe’, her signature range of lace curtains and cushions. In 2006, Pearl moved to Somerset where she began designing her own bespoke handmade dresses and childrens-wear that were sold to Liberty and The Cross in London. Alongside her textiles work, Pearl has also designed interiors for many private clients. Her first book, Pearl Lowe’s Vintage Craft, was released in 2013. Pearl is based in Frome, Somerset.

ISBN-13 9781782497912
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
160
Available:
1st September 2019
Publisher:
Hardie Grant

Capri Dolce Vita by Cesare Cunaccia

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Capri, a resort island dating back to the height of the Roman Empire, has long been an extraordinary destination full of ancient charm. Cherished by everyone from physician Axel Munthe, who recommended its clean air to his patients as a cure for bronchitis; to film director Jean-Luc Godard as the setting for his 1963 film Contempt; to literary icons, celebrities, poets, and the jet set, Capri boasts a rich Mediterranean spirit and style that encompasses a wealth of beauty, from gardens to villas to caves to the people walking in the lively Piazzetta, where cars are prohibited and the island's playful attitude runs rampant. Capri Dolce Vita is a look at this fabled corner of the world through the ages and a celebration of paradise on earth.

Cesare Cunaccia is a writer, lecturer, curator, and journalist. He was editor at large for Vogue Italia and L'Uomo Vogue and the antiques consultant for Architectural Digest Italy. He has also contributed to the divisions of Architectural Digest in Germany, China, and Russia, as well as Connaissance des Arts, Opera magazine, and L'Oeil. Cunaccia has published a variety of books, particularly on the Italian artistic heritage, which have been translated into twelve languages. 200 illustrations.

ISBN-13 9781614287834
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Available:
1st September 2019
Publisher:
Assouline

Ultimate Gardens and Swimming Pools by Wim Pauwels

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An exclusive new book presenting private properties never before seen. The lavish gardens and swimming pools featured in this book are the creations of renowned landscape architects. More and more, people are treating the outdoor spaces on their properties as true extensions of their homes, turning pools and gardens into outdoor living spaces that serve the same functions as indoor rooms. From large gardens to small terraces, from urban to rural, from contemporary to classical, from infinity-edge pools to attractive garden pools, this book presents superb garden and pool projects from prominent landscape and garden designers. This captivating book offers readers the rare opportunity to enter exquisite private spaces and to delve into the idyllic beauty of garden and unprecedented pool design and will help to consider strong garden contexts, landscape planning and pool-site plans. The ultimate resource and a must-have visual reference for garden lovers looking for exclusive inspiration! Includes private gardens from the UK, France, Belgium, and Hong Kong. Text in English and French. 200 colour images

ISBN-13 9782875500656
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Available:
1st September 2019
Publisher:
Beta-Plus Publishing

Finding Your Sparkle by Meredith Gaston

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In her beautiful and enchanting new book Find Your Sparkle: Embracing the Magic of Life, Meredith Gaston’s delightful words and pictures culminate in a bountiful, hand-illustrated love letter for our spirits. Page by page Meredith encourages us to explore, nurture and nourish our inner sparkle for happier, healthier and more magical living.

Every single one of us can find ways to sparkle, and sparkling is indeed what we were born to do. Drawing inspiration from the limitless beauty and mystery of our natural world, Meredith encourages us to create joyous, rich and fulfilling lives that we can truly love.

Meredith’s integrative and practical approach to flourishing in daily life will uplift, soothe and encourage her readers. Be inspired by her thoughtful prose, whimsical watercolour illustrations, uplifting affirmations, meditations, plant-based recipes and so much more.

Meredith Gaston is an internationally acclaimed Australian artist, best-selling author and passionate wellness advocate. Celebrating the release of her seventh book, Find Your Sparkle: Embracing the Magic of Life, in 2019, Meredith continues to grow her prolific and diverse creative practice. Meredith’s playfully sophisticated signature style and inspirational words bring comfort and joy to many. Her lovingly illustrated books are translated into foreign languages, and her original artworks and limited edition prints collected worldwide.

ISBN-13: 9781743795507
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
240
Available:
1st November 2019
Publisher:
Hardie Grant

Lonely Planet's Amazing Boat Journeys

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Experience 60 of the world’s greatest adventures on water – from sailing the Nile by felucca and cruising the Canadian Arctic, to exploring Pitcairn Island by cargo ship. With detailed accounts of each route, beautiful photos and practical tips on how to plan your own voyage, Amazing Boat Journeyswill help you discover a more rewarding way of travelling.

From the seafaring Polynesians to the Chinese Age of Discovery, travel by water shaped the world. That same spirit of exploration compels Lonely Planet writers today to travel by cargo freighter and fishing vessel to the world’s most remote islands; to hop onto mailboats in the Bahamas; or to experience life on a historic sail-powered windjammer.

These journeys are eclectic and wide-ranging, from the wonder of a glass-bottomed boat ride through Florida springs to the ease of a thatch-roofed kettuvallam exploring Kerala’s famed backwaters. Old-fashioned paddlesteamers ply the length of the Mississippi in the style of the 1800s, and cruise ships on the Yangtze feature enthusiastic karaoke in Mandarin. Off-the-beaten-path cruises include Antarctica and Papua New Guinea.

On the opposite end of the spectrum from a weeks-long journey over open seas is the charm of seeing a city from the water, whether crossing Victoria Harbour via Hong Kong’s classic Star Ferry, viewing the banks of London from the Thames, or traversing Bangkok on the Chao Phraya River.

Each trip includes authoritative commentary, awe-inspiring photography, and details of life on board the vessel, similar routes, and how to make the trip happen.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

ISBN-13: 9781788681308
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
304
Available:
1st November 2019
Publisher:
Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet's Wonders of the World

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Extraordinary? You bet. Elusive? Not quite. From Antarctica and the Amazon to Victoria Falls and the Great Wall of China, Lonely Planet reveals 101 spectacular sights and how to see them on any budget. Inspiring and practical, with expert advice on how and when to visit, where to stay and a range of itineraries, you’ll discover how to visit the world’s wonders in a way that suits you.

This collection includes both natural and human-made sights across the world. We’ve selected locations that represent the best and most extraordinary ‘places to be seen’. There are sights that most people have heard of: the Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat and the Great Wall of China. But also less famous sights that cannot fail to captivate: the entwined tree bridges of Meghalaya in India, the intricate Islamic architecture of Naqsh-e Jahan in Iran, and the massive Buddhist temple of Borobudur in central Java.

We’ve added museums with remarkable collections of wonders too, such as the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. The planet’s natural wonders are no less awesome: giant trees in California, cascading lakes in Croatia, multi-coloured hills in China, great waterfalls, and natural phenomena like the wave of cherry blossom that sweeps across Japan each spring, and the light show of the auroras across the planet’s northern and southern extremities.

The book also explains how you can visit each wonder, whatever your budget. We’ve compiled a guide to each one that recommends the best times to visit, how to get there, and where to stay and eat – however much you want to spend.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

ISBN-13: 9781788682329
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
368
Available:
1st November 2019
Publisher:
Lonely Planet

Lagerfeld:The Chanel Shows by Simon Procter

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Lagerfeld showcases in an oversize format ten years of Chanel's most influential fashion shows shot by English photographer Simon Procter. Over the past decade, fashion shows have evolved into monumental productions, requiring a level of sophistication and creativity on par with the clothes they present. This has been most evident in Paris at the now legendary runways of Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. To capture the energy of the events, Procter visually re-creates the epic sets – from a luscious forest scene to a rocket launch – combining multiple photographs to illustrate in a single image the many perspectives of the intense but fleeting spectacle. The resulting artworks are held in collections worldwide and published in this book for the first time alongside never-before-seen candid images of Lagerfeld and the models preparing backstage. Lagerfeld offers the reader an unparalleled look into the wide-ranging creativity of one of history's most respected and iconic designers, making this an invaluable resource for all lovers of fashion and especially admirers of Chanel and Lagerfeld's incomparable legacy.

Simon Procter is a respected photographer producing advertising for a wide range of clients, including Chanel, Dior, and Nike. His artwork is held in prestigious collections and museums worldwide.

ISBN-13 9780847863815
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
112
Available:
1st August 2019
Publisher:
Rizzoli

Mirka Mora: A Life of Making Art by Sabine Cotte

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Mirka Mora features a rich insight into the intellectual life and art practice of one of Australia's most versatile, creative and prolific modern artists. A Melbourne cultural icon, Mirka, along with her ex-husband Georges, was instrumental in helping to establish Australian modern art on a global stage. She was integral in reviving the meetings of the Contemporary Artists Society, whose members included friends John Perceval and John and Sunday Reed, and later in creating hubs for artistic figures at Mirka cafe and the Balzac restaurant. Among her many artistic achievements, Mirka is much admired for her Flinders Street mural, Adelaide Festival frieze and stained-glass paintings at Heide. This book focuses on her idiosyncratic processes, which are largely self-taught and blend traditional techniques with modern creativity.With privileged access to Mirka and her studio, Sabine Cotte offers an intimate portrait of one of Australia's best-loved artists

Trained at the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Arts and at the Institut National du Patrimoine in Paris, Sabine Cotte's expertise in artistic material and techniques gives her a unique insight into the artist's creative process. Her professional and personal relationship with Mirka Mora spans several years.

ISBN-13 9781760760298
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
256
Available:
1st July 2019
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson

Easy Luxury by Darren Palmer

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Easy Luxury is a sourcebook of stylish and achievable ways to create a luxury look in your home. Lavishly illustrated with photographs of Darren's own interior design projects, ranging from apartments to larger family homes, it provides key styling ideas that will help you get the most out of a space and create a big impact for a realistic investment of time, energy and money. Whether you are styling a new home, getting a property ready to sell, or simply redecorating, Easy Luxury provides expert design tips and solutions for creating a home that encompasses a luxe, designer aesthetic while still embodying comfort. The book moves from large- scale practicalities and planning through to the elements of design, and takes a detailed look at styling room by room (and the goals, opportunities and potential pitfalls involved).

A designer, writer and speaker known for his stylish and classic interior designs, Darren Palmer is an established and well-regarded member of the Australian design community. Darren operates his own interior design studio and has contributed to Belle, GQ Australia, Luxury Home Design, Renovate, Real Living and Grand Designs Australia Magazine. Darren appears as a judge on Channel 9's successful television franchise The Block.

ISBN-13 9781760525033
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
216
Available:
1st July 2019
Publisher:
Murdoch Books

Vegan Style: Your Plant-Based Guide to Fashion + Beauty + Home + Travel by Sascha Camilli

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Your ultimate guide to living a luxurious, cruelty-free life. Ready to take vegan living beyond the kitchen? Vegan Style is an informative and inspiring guide to compassionate living, featuring cruelty-free beauty products, style advice from some of today's most creative and innovative vegan designers, and pointers on everything from sourcing faux leather jackets to travelling as a vegan and so much more. Filled with beautiful photography, interviews with industry leaders and inspiring home, style, travel and beauty tips, Vegan Style is a luxurious dose of lifestyle inspiration for the conscious crowd.

Sascha Camilli is the founder and editor of Vildamagazine.com, the world's first digital vegan fashion magazine. She has worked as an online editor and journalist with many international lifestyle publications and is a frequent public speaker on the topic of ethical fashion. Born in Moscow and raised in Stockholm, she also lived in Los Angeles, Florence, Milan and London before landing in her current hometown of Brighton, UK.

ISBN-13 9781760524289
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
240
Available:
1st July 2019
Publisher:
Murdoch Books

Plantiopia by Soulayrol Camille

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Taking the houseplant trend to the next level, this book offers-in addition to growing tips for over twenty varietals- rich inspiration for home decoration, crafting, and DIY natural health and beauty projects using nature. Leafy green houseplants, hardy succulents and cacti, and flowering perennials add as much to your daily sense of well- being as to the beauty of your home once you convert it into a plant paradise. Opening her book with all the essentials you need to cultivate twenty home varietals-from calathea to monstera to pilea peperomioides -with practical tips for repotting, watering, and sunlight recommendations, Elle Decor Idee co-editor Camille Soulayrol takes the houseplant trend to the next level by offering a broad program of gorgeous DIY projects. She shares step-by-step inspiration for creating terrariums and aquatic plant habitats, decorative tips for showcasing plants at home with wreathes or geometric frames that allow vines to thrive, and nature-inspired table setting ideas incorporating leaves and dried herbs. Tips on how to frame blossoms and leaves and how to create herbal dyes for textiles round out a rich palette of home decorating projects. Learn to leverage the benefits of specific plants through recipes for natural cosmetics, essential oils, and herbal infusions sourced from your houseplant haven. Urban dwellers have finally caught on to the beauty, joy, and mindful benefits of bringing nature into the home, and this innovative book is essential reading to succeed in reinvigorating your interior using the diverse bounties of nature. Never has the art of creating an idyllic interior garden been covered in such a broad, accessible, and eye-catching volume, with its pastel color palette, innovative tutorials, and exquisite photography and illustrations.

Camille Soulayrol, co-editor-in-chief of Marie Claire Idees, is an author, stylist, and visual designer.

ISBN-13 9782080203892
ISBN-10
1784742325
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Available:
1st June 2019
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson

Yves Saint Laurent Catwalk - The Complete Haute Couture Collections 1962-2002 by Andrew Bolton

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Founded by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge in 1961, shortly after the young couturier left his post at the helm of Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent would soon become one of the most successful and influential haute couture houses in Paris. Introducing Le Smoking, the first tuxedo suit for women, in 1966, Saint Laurent also presented iconic art-inspired creations, from Mondrian dresses to precious Van Gogh embroidery and the famous Ballets Russes collection. This definitive publication opens with a concise history of the house, followed by a brief biographical profile of Yves Saint Laurent, before exploring the collections themselves, organized chronologically. Each collection is introduced by a short text unveiling its influences and highlights, and illustrated with a gallery of carefully curated catwalk images. These showcase hundreds of spectacular clothes, details, accessories, beauty looks and set designs - and, of course, the top fashion models who wore them on the runway. A rich reference section concludes the book.

ISBN-13 9780500022399
ISBN-10
0500022399
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Available:
1st June 2019
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson

Gray Malin: Italy by Gray Malin

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Following the successes of both Beaches and Escape, Gray Malin turns his unique eye to the coasts, beaches, and landscapes of Italy. From the sparkling blue waters of the Amalfi Coast to the dramatic coastal scenery of Cinque Terre, Gray Malin: Italy captures and celebrates many of the country's most famous and beloved destinations. Inspired by Malin's bestselling photographic series "La Dolce Vita," Gray Malin: Italy highlights timeless details of the Italian Riviera: happy beachgoers, retro beach umbrellas, luxury motorboats, and of course, the sun-soaked water. Featuring never-before-seen, -published, or -privately-sold images, Gray Malin: Italy beautifully depicts the incomparable scenery and enviable lifestyle that the Italian coastline has to offer.

Gray Malin is a fine-art photographer and the New York Times bestselling author of Beaches (Abrams, 2016) and Escape (Abrams, 2017) . His work hangs in homes across the world and can be found in both private and public collections. He lives in the West Hollywood area of Los Angeles with his husband and dog.

ISBN-13 9781419735974
ISBN-10
1419735977
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
144
Available:
14th May 2019
Publisher:
Abrams

Martin Parr: Beach Therapy by Martin Parr

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During his long career as a photographer, Martin Parr has always photographed on beaches, particularly in the UK. He has often used the beach as a laboratory to experiment with new cameras and techniques. So far example, when he changed from black and white to medium format colour in the early 80s his first major project was about New Brighton, a run down seaside resort near Liverpool. In recent months he has started exploring the beach with the aid of a telephoto lens. This lens is rarely used in the world of art and documentary photography so it is a challenge to find new ways of using it. Often this involves incorporating the vegetation on the perimeter with the beach as a backdrop, both in and out of focus. So over his long career he has tried everything from a close up macro lens, a medium format wide angled camera and finally this latest offering with the telephoto.

Martin Parr is one of the best-known documentary photographers of his generation. The author of more than 90 books and the editor of 30 others, he has firmly established his photographic legacy. He has also curated two photography festivals: Arles in 2004 and the Brighton Biennial in 2010. More recently he curated the Barbican exhibition, Strange and Familiar . He has been a member of the Magnum agency since 1994 and is currently its President. In 2013 he was appointed visiting professor of photography at the University of Ulster. Parr's work has been collected by many of the major museums, including the Tate, the Pompidou, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

ISBN-13 9788862086257
ISBN-10
8862086253
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
120
Available:
1st May 2019
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson

Small Garden Design by Paul Bangay

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Paul Bangay is renowned for the expansive and elegant gardens with classical lines and symmetrical plantings that he has created in Australia and all over the world. Yet gardens on this grand scale are not accessible to everyone. With more of us living in apartments, townhouses and terraces, our gardens are now being squeezed into small spaces such as balconies, courtyards, lightwells or rooftops - and this makes for challenging garden design. 

In Small Garden Design, Paul applies his 25 years of experience with gardens of all sizes to reveal how best to structure, design and choose plants for small spaces. Chapters on Balconies & Terraces, Rooftops, Inner City, Lightwells and Courtyards are lavishly illustrated with photos by Simon Griffiths and enhanced with lots of practical tips on plant types, paving, irrigation, soil, outdoor dining, lighting and making the space appear larger. In this accessible and practical book, Paul shows us 'how to make the most of the small space you have, and how to transform it into the paradise that we all aspire to'.

Paul Bangay is one of Australia's most high-profile landscape designers. His working life is divided between Australian and overseas commissions; his spare time is spent at Stonefields, the garden he is building in the country. Paul's influential previous books, Paul Bangay's Country GardensThe Garden at StonefieldsPaul Bangay's Guide to Plants, Paul Bangay's Garden Design Handbook, The Defined GardenThe Boxed GardenThe Balanced Garden and The Enchanted Garden, continue to find new readers. In 2001 he was awarded the Centenary Medal for his contribution to Australian landscape design. In 2018 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to landscape architecture.

ISBN-13 9780143785774
ISBN-10
014378577X
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
272
Available:
16th April 2019
Publisher:
Penguin Australia

Love Affairs with Houses by Bunny Williams

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In this story-filled monograph, Bunny Williams presents new work through 15 houses she has decorated and loved. She tells the tale of each "affair," tracing the style of the spaces, what drew her to the projects, and her approach to decor that evolves with the lives of her clients. She offers personal secrets for choosing classics-and for decorating with flexible pieces that can play more than one role in a design scheme. Along the way, she offers many amazingly chic, but always comfortable, residences whose interiors she has designed during the latest phase of her astounding career. As Bunny tells it, "The best pieces have the best stories," and in this book, she shows readers a fresh collection of projects that demonstrate just that.

Trailblazer and tastemaker Bunny Williams is a world-renowned interior design and garden expert. She is an Interior Design Hall of Fame inductee, received the Giants of Design award from House Beautiful, and was the recipient of the Timeless Design Award from the Royal Oak Society. The Edith Wharton Restoration Society recognized her with the Design and Business Award, which honors women of outstanding achievement. She was honored with the SCAD Etoile award and a Living Landmarks Award by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. Williams received the Design Innovator Award from CT Cottages & Gardens and was also named to the AD 100 list. Bunny Williams interior design firm was launched in 1988, and her ever-growing home furnishings collection, Bunny Williams Home, just celebrated its ten year anniversary. Williams has an impressive slate of licensing partnerships, including a line of indoors rugs for Doris Leslie Blau, outdoor furniture for Century Furniture, outdoor rugs for Dash & Albert, and decorative pillows and throws for Pine Cone Hill, tabletop, decorative accessories and holiday for Ballard Designs and mantels and fireplace tools for Chesney's.

ISBN-13 9781419734649 
ISBN-10
1419734644   
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
304
Available:
16th April 2019
Publisher:
Abrams

Diary Of A Crap Housewife by Jessica Rowe

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Why not cut the crap, take the pressure off, and admit to the moments, days, weeks and months when the wheels fall off? In this fabulously funny, down-to-earth book, Diary of a Crap Housewife, Jessica Rowe writes honestly about her talent (or lack thereof) for cooking, about what's really important when it comes to mothering and family, and about her many and varied views, musings and commonsense advice on other crap housewife matters. As an added bonus, there are thirteen crap housewife recipes included, from Jessica's old favourite, spag bol, to a fresh and tasty Waldorf salad, and all so simple you can't go wrong. Being a crap housewife is a badge Jessica wears with pride, and it's a title she invites other women to embrace. The idea of crap lies in the real-life messes, hiccups, disasters and bad meals that many of us dish up and deal with every day. This mum is tired of the photos of perfectly packed school lunches, posts about gourmet family dinners eaten together at the table, and tales of neat, tidy and obedient children with smoothly brushed hair. It's time to reset the bar. Make expectations realistic. Strive to be kind, loving, smart and funny. Perfection is not required.

Jessica Rowe is an accomplished journalist, television presenter, speaker and author. Jessica has written three bestselling non-fiction books: The Best of Times, the Worst of Times (co-authored with Penelope Rowe); Love. Wisdom. Motherhood.; and her memoir, Is This My Beautiful Life? A proud 'crap housewife' herself, Jessica has gathered a strong and loyal following on her #craphousewife website, Facebook and Instagram. She celebrates and unites all mothers who sometimes feel they are not perfect. Jessica also co-creates a hilarious and wise podcast with best friend and television icon Denise Drysdale, called One Fat Lady and One Thin Lady. A passionate advocate for mental health awareness, Jessica is an ambassador for beyondblue and a patron of Mental Health Australia. In 2015, she was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for both her advocacy work and contribution to Australian media. Jessica is married to journalist Peter Overton and they have two young daughters. For more information, please go to jessicarowe.com.au, craphousewife.com and watercooler.net.au. And you can follow Jessica's Instagram adventures on @jessjrowe.

ISBN-13 9781760529529 
ISBN-10
1760529524  
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
256
Available:
15th April 2019
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin