Arts & Lifestyle

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

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

Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die by Chris Santella

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Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die is a beautifully illustrated guide to the most thrilling surfing destinations in the world. Covering quintessential beaches, including: Oahu's North Shore; Australia's Gold Coast; and of course, Malibu, California, the book also invites you to discover such unexpected gems as the Amazon and the Gulf of Alaska. From the frigid waters off Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula to Nazare, Portugal, where in 2013 Garrett McNamara broke a world record for surfing the tallest wave (78 feet!), Fifty Places to Surf takes readers on a wide-roving adventure, divulging the details that make each venue unique-and plenty of tips for those who aspire to surf there. Featuring interviews with seasoned surfing experts such as pro surfer Joel Parkinson and Billabong executive Shannan North, Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die is an essential travel companion for surfers of all levels who are looking to catch that perfect wave.

Chris Santella is the author of twenty books, including fourteen titles in the Fifty Places series. He is a regular contributor to the Washington Post, New York Times, Trout, and The Fly Fish Journal, and resides in Portland, Oregon. When he's not writing, Santella can often be found swinging flies for steelhead on rivers around the Pacific Northwest or strumming guitar in his band, Catch & Release.

ISBN-13 9781419734564 
ISBN-10
1419734563
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
224
Available:
9th April 2019
Publisher:
Abrams

Three Birds Renovations by Bonnie Hindmarsh, Erin Cayless & Lana Taylor

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Holy reno inspo! Before & afters Styling how-to's Money-saving reno tips 'Australia's most fabulous renovators' Real Living magazine When best friends Erin, Bonnie and Lana ditched their corporate careers to start Three Birds Renovations, they were rookie renovators with big ideas. Today, with many incredible house transformations under their toolbelt, they're a power trio turning neighbourhood ugly ducklings into swans. If you lust over images of beautiful homes but feel stuck when it comes to your own space, these 'birds' have your back. The book is packed with gorgeous details from their projects, friendly words of encouragement and more than 400 reno tips to help you avoid budget blow-outs, manage trades and timelines, and style without stress. Whether you're starting small or going all-in with a whole-home reno, this is destined to become one of the most useful books you own. Turn your reno dreams into reality!

Best friends for 15 years, Lana, Erin and Bonnie have seen each other through all the ups and downs of life; meeting and marrying their husbands, starting families (they have nine beautiful children between them) and juggling busy careers. But in 2014, they took a leap of faith together, quit their jobs and created Three Birds Renovations in pursuit of a more fulfilling life - working for themselves, doing something they loved and with more family time. Within a few short months of starting out they had successfully bought, renovated and sold their first property. Fast-forward to today and the trio have transformed nine houses (including 32 bedrooms, 18 bathrooms and 11 kitchens), learned more than they ever could have imagined and poured all that hard-earned knowledge into their online renovation course, The Reno School. Thousands of Reno School students are now designing their homes using the 'birds' words of wisdom. Their energy, passion and vision have swept across Instagram and YouTube, turning the busy mums into social media sensations - their videos are now watched in over 110 countries and each new project graces the pages of Australia's leading home magazine titles. Their ever-increasing community of aspiring home renovators look to the Three Birds for their daily dose of reno inspo and helpful how-to's. Bonnie, Erin and Lana live, play and renovate in Sydney. This is their first book.

ISBN-13 9781760631932
ISBN-10
1760631930 
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
240
Available:
1st April 2019
Publisher:
Murdoch Books

New Map Italy: Unforgettable Experiences for the Discerning Traveller by Herbert Ypma

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Today's discerning traveller is looking not merely for luxury but for a unique experience. But in this age of low-cost flights and easy travel, how do you avoid the crowds and find the hidden gems? Not via sponsored search results or thousands of indistinguishable reviews, that's for sure. What you need is on-the-ground, in-person, tried-and-trusted knowledge. In this new guide to Italy, Herbert Ypma surprises and delights with his unequalled eye for detail and his unerring ability to judge what makes the difference between a good experience and a truly memorable one. The eighty-five experiences and tips that he maps out across the length and breadth of Italy fall into four key categories. `Staying in Character' features thirty-five places to stay, from the grand to the eccentric, all embodying the soul and character of their setting - whether it's sleeping next to a sloshing canal in Venice, dozing under the plume of Etna's active volcano or experiencing monastic silence over dinner in Umbria. `Eclectic Experiences' surveys twenty stand-out experiences, from jumping off the cliffs near Otranto to swimming the walls of Dionysius in Ortigia, and from exploring the forgotten farmland of Sicily's interior to finding the best gelati in Rome. `Legend for Lunch' points you in the direction of the most authentic places to eat, and `Convincing Context' surveys twenty experiences enhanced by nuggets of history. Together they amount to a new map of authentic Italian experiences, making this the must-have 21st-century guide for the world's most exacting traveller.

Herbert Ypma is a bestselling author and photographer whose groundbreaking HIP Hotels series inspired an entirely new genre of travel publishing. His many other books include RSVP: Simple Sophistication, Effortless Entertaining and Amazing Places Cost Nothing.

ISBN-13 9780500292884
ISBN-10
0500292884
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
352
Available:
Thames & Hudson


Yves Saint Laurent: A Biography by Laurence Benaïm

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Yves Saint Laurent’s impact on fashion is legendary, yet he remains an enigmatic and compelling figure. Tracing the development of Saint Laurent’s visionary work through his charmed yet tumultuous life, respected fashion writer Laurence Benaïm’s newly translated and updated biography of the famed designer explores how this unassuming prodigy became a legendary, celebrated public icon who changed the face of fashion, style, and celebrity.

Laurence Benaïm has written many books including Lancel: Parisian Maison Since 1876, Women in Dior: Portraits of Elegance, Dior: The New Look Revolution, and a biography of Yves Saint Laurent. She created the style supplement for the newspaper Le Mondeand has contributed to Vogue and Marie Claire. She is an editorial adviser for Le Figaro.

ISBN-13 9780847863396
ISBN-10
0847863395    
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
544
Available:
1st April 2019
Publisher:
Rizzoli International

The New Plant Parent By Darryl Cheng

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For indoor gardeners everywhere, Darryl Cheng offers a new way to grow healthy house plants. He teaches the art of understanding a plant's needs and giving it a home with the right balance of light, water, and nutrients. After reading Cheng, the indoor gardener will be far less the passive follower of rules for the care of each species and much more the confident, active grower, relying on observation and insight. And in the process, the plant owner becomes a plant lover, bonded to these beautiful living things by a simple love and appreciation of nature.
The House Plant Journal Handbook covers all of the basics of growing house plants, from finding the right light, to everyday care like watering and fertilizing, to containers, to recommended species. Cheng's friendly tone, personal stories, and accessible photographs fill his book with the same generous spirit that has made @houseplantjournal, his Instagram account, a popular source of advice and inspiration for thousands of indoor gardeners.

Darryl Cheng's Instagram account, @houseplantjournal, has 170,000 followers. A business analyst, engineer, photographer, and home gardener, Cheng brings all of these skills to his innovative approach to understanding and caring for house plants. He lives in Toronto.

ISBN-13 9781419732393
ISBN-10
1419732390
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
208
Available:
19th March 2019
Publisher:
Abrams

New York In Bloom By Georgianna Lane

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While flowers might not be the first thing you think of when you picture New York City, the city offers access to some of the best blooms on the planet. A companion to the popular Paris in Bloom, New York in Bloom reveals a softer side of New York, showcasing extraordinary parks, gardens, flower markets, and the work of some of the world's best florists, alongside the city's iconic architecture.
Stunning photography from Georgianna Lane takes readers on a floral tour of the city, juxtaposing floral beauty with the city's trademark energy and grit. Also including a detailed list of recommended venues to explore and a guide to the season's signature blooms, New York in Bloom is a beautiful gift for New York lovers and New Yorkers alike.

Georgiana Lane is a Seattle-based floral and travel photographer whose work has been licensed and published internationally in books, magazines, calendars, greeting cards, and beyond. In addition to licensing with the top stationery and gift publishers, including American Greetings, Papyrus, Graphique de France, and others, her work has been featured on leading design sites including Design Sponge and Decor8. Georgiana also runs a thriving print shop on Etsy, where she is consistently ranked in the top 25 of all photography sellers.

ISBN-13 9781419730795
ISBN-10
1419730797
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Available:
12th March 2019
Publisher:
Abrams

Lost in Florence By Nardia Plumridge

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Florence is renowned for its Renaissance art, yet this celebrated city is more than just a tourist hub for galleries filled with gilt-framed paintings. Go beyond the facade of the palazzi and instead take a turn down the cobblestone side streets to discover vintage stores housing designer names, restaurants offering farm-to-table dishes and boutique hotels in 16th-century buildings. 
Lost in Florence is the culmination of the author's popular blog by the same name and offers a comprehensive guide to the very best places to eat, drink, shop and explore in this magical Italian city. A series of itineraries mean you can get the most out of your visit, whether you have only a day or two or more, and daytrips to nearby places like Siena, Cinque Terre and the Chianti wine region are also included. Italians pride themselves on a quality of life – la dolce vita – and with this beautifully designed guidebook, you will discover those unique travel experiences beyond the tourist haunts.

Nardia Plumridge is an Australian freelance travel and lifestyle writer based in Italy. She regularly contributes to print and online publications in the UK, US and Australia with her work featured in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, among others. She is also the Tuscan expert for Expedia and Olive magazine in the UK. Nardia’s love affair with Florence began as a teenage girl when she first visited the city aged 15. Since then, she has returned to Tuscany scores of times before relocating in 2012 and starting her website Lost in Florence (www.lostinflorence.it). As a journalist, she combines her passion for the city and its people with the pursuit of 'la dolce vita'.

ISBN-13 9781741176360
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
232
Available:
1st March 2019
Publisher:
Hardie Grant

Ben Quilty by Ben Quilty

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Ben Quilty has worked across a range of media including drawing, photography, sculpture, installation and film.
His works often respond to social and political events, from the current global refugee crisis to the complex social history of Australia; he is constantly critiquing notions of identity, patriotism and male rites of passage. Quilty is a past winner of the Archibald Prize for portraiture, the National Self-portrait prize, and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. This rich and comprehensive collection of his work from the past two decades is accompanied by essays from Lisa Slade and Justin Paton.

Ben Quilty was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1973. The recipient of numerous art prizes including the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Archibald Prize and the Prudential Eye Award for Contemporary Art in Singapore, his work is represented in major national and international collections.

ISBN-13 9780143795940
ISBN-10
0143795945
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
352
Available:
19th February 2019
Publisher:
Random House Australia

Advanced Love by Ari Seth Cohen

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From the creator of the popular blog Advanced Style, photographer Ari Seth Cohen’s Advanced Love collects affectionate portraits of subjects who prove that love is bound by neither the constraints of age or time. The book includes 40 profiles of inspiring couples from around the world, and more than 200 photos. The profiles explore themes of love and companionship through firsthand insight from the subjects; they share their stories of falling in love, what they have learned after decades of partnership, and valuable relationship advice. Advanced Love is a touching look at the often-ignored partnerships of the senior set. Filled with couples who have built their lives together, it’s an indispensable trove of wisdom on love and the lessons they have learned along the way.

ISBN: 9781419733390
ISBN-10: 1419733397 
Audience: General 
Format: Hardcover 
Language: English 
Number Of Pages: 240
Available: 1st December 2018