Author: Marion Bauer, Dany Eschenbüscher, Hella Henckel
"Colours are associated with emotions, especially at Christmas time. In seven stylistically diversified colour theme worlds, this book introduces exciting and therefore sales-boosting floral design ideas for the Christmas season. On centre stage are unusual, creative display stands, based on simple materials that are easy to obtain. They are all quick and easy to make and, thanks to their sophistication and theme-oriented with and charm, have incredible appeal. Each colour theme is accompanied by a number of floral design ideas, which encompass the entire spectrum of your customers' wishes in all price categories and in a range of styles. A book by the BLOOM's creative team, which brings a huge diversity of inspiration and ideas to florists to use in the Advent and Christmas season, the most important sales period of the year! A must-have for the coming Christmas season!"--COVER.
Creative ideas for 27 decorative Christmas items made from natural materials and found objects. • Create unique handmade Christmas décor and gifts with a simple, rustic look • Transform pinecones, scrap wood, seeds, nuts, fabric, old jars and bottles, twigs, paper bags, and other easy-to-find materials into beautiful decorations • Projects include wreaths, candleholders, ornaments, miniature santas and Christmas trees, centerpieces, and more
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another... In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an "outlander"—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life ...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Silke Bosbach
Publisher: A&C Black
Shibori is one of the richest textile movements in the world and is currently undergoing a revival. Re-discover this fantastic textile technique and learn all the latest methods and materials artists are using today. Commonly associated with Japan, it is in fact a technique long used in Africa, India and South America. Shibori is the Japanese term for the dye-resist technique of binding, clamping or gathering the cloth up tightly so that the dye cannot reach certain parts. Those skilled in the techniques can create very delicate and intricate patterns and effects. The traditional basic materials are simply threads, fabrics and the dyes themselves so it is easy for anyone to get started. Modern Shibori is packed with inspirational illustrations and clear instructions. The perfect book for anyone interested in discovering this beautiful textile art.
The Natural Home
Author: Hans Blomquist
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
Influential art director and stylist Hans Blomquist starts off by exploring the essence of his style. In Texture, he revels in the textures and patinas of natural materials. Still Life reveals Hansâ€™ passion for creating displays that showcase treasured pieces, while Plants and Flowers celebrates the beauty of nature and the cycles of the natural world. Color presents his favorite earthy, natural color palette, which provides the perfect backdrop for hits of brighter natural hues. In the second part of the book, Homes, through a series of case studies, Hans explores houses and apartments that showcase the beautiful simplicity and elegance of the natural look.
A Gift from Bob
Author: James Bowen
Bob Fever has swept the globe, with A Street Cat Named Bob vaulting its way to #7 on The New York Times bestseller list in its first week on sale. With rights sold to 27 countries around the globe and a top spot on the British bestseller list for more than a year, this book has been a smashing success around the world. As Street Cat Bob and James spend a cold and challenging December on the streets together, James once more draws strength and inspiration from his extraordinary cat—learning important lessons about the true meaning of Christmas along the way. From the day James rescued a street cat abandoned in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, they began a friendship which has transformed both their lives and, through the bestselling books A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According to Bob, touched millions around the world. In this new story of their journey together, A Gift from Bob, James looks back at the last Christmas they spent scraping a living on the streets and how Bob helped him through one of his toughest times—providing strength, friendship and inspiration but also teaching him important lessons about the true meaning of Christmas along the way. Readers who fell in love with Dewey and Marley, as well as the hundreds of thousands of fans who read A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According to Bob, will be eager to read the next chapters in the life of James and Bob.
Gardening, like mindfulness, is a way of finding a sense of calm in an otherwise chaotic world, a simpler existence, even if it is only for a few minutes. Both forge a connection to the world around us, to nature and wildlife, which can bring pleasure and peace. In this beautifully illustrated guide to gardening for mindfulness, horticulturalist and mindfulness practitioner Holly Farrell provides a blueprint for a more contemplative way to garden, including projects, meditations and inspiration. Projects for the mindful gardener, including growing something from seed, planting a tree and creating a mandala, put the theory of mindfulness into practice, while plant lists and design ideas aim to enhance mindfulness in the garden through the senses. Beautifully packaged and easy to follow, this is the perfect book for keen gardeners, devotees of mindfulness, or simply those looking for calm in a busy and hectic world.
Author: Akihiro Kasuya
Publisher: Japan Publications Trading
The rules and techniques of the Ichiyo School of ikebana are illustrated in the creations of its third lemoto, or headmaster, which feature the school's tradition of the flowing and crossing forms, the use of color and emptiness, and the balance of asymmetry.
Cradle to Cradle
Author: William McDonough, Michael Braungart
Publisher: North Point Press
A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as this provocative, visionary book argues, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to the Industrial Revolution and casts off as much as 90 percent of the materials it uses as waste, much of it toxic. Why not challenge the notion that human industry must inevitably damage the natural world? In fact, why not take nature itself as our model? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we do not consider its abundance wasteful but safe, beautiful, and highly effective; hence, "waste equals food" is the first principle the book sets forth. Products might be designed so that, after their useful life, they provide nourishment for something new-either as "biological nutrients" that safely re-enter the environment or as "technical nutrients" that circulate within closed-loop industrial cycles, without being "downcycled" into low-grade uses (as most "recyclables" now are). Elaborating their principles from experience (re)designing everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, William McDonough and Michael Braungart make an exciting and viable case for change.
Popular stylist and bestselling interiorsâ€™ author Selina Lake brings her signature pretty, vintage, romantic style to the most atmospheric and beautiful of seasons. With chapters including a stand-alone section of Winter Inspirations, containing flowers, lighting, fabrics, furniture, and decorations, youâ€™ll be full of fresh ideas to transform your home into an inviting, warming, and welcoming haven. Discover the cheerful yet intimate style and soft textures and tones of Homespun; the gentle palette and elegant vintage style of Faded Grandeur, striking the perfect balance between opulence and charm; the mid-century simplicity and timeless appeal of Rustic with its rich colors for the darker months; the Scandinavian feel of Winter Whites, with its whitewashed floorboards, natural wood, and stone, and finally, a chapter on Festive Celebrations, with enchanting ideas for decorations, as well as inspirational ideas for cosy and vintage Christmas celebrations. Throughout the book, Selinaâ€˜s imaginative â€˜DIY ideasâ€™ and insightful â€˜Style Tipsâ€™ provide inspiring suggestions for how to recreate the textures, tones, and ambience of winter and bring Selinaâ€™s signature style into your own home.
Expressionism powerfully heralded the onset of the twenties. Today, the buildings that remain demonstrate great creativity with form and skillful use of light, color, and material, highlighting verticality and drama—the essence of the modern metropolis. With Fragments of Metropolis: Berlin, researcher Christoph Rauhut and photographer Niels Lehmann set out to document all the remaining expressionist buildings in Berlin. With Fragments of Metropolis—Rhein | Ruhr, Rauhut and Lehmann present the results of the next phase of this major undertaking, showing that the Rhine-Ruhr region had a similarly rich expressionist heritage. Lehmann’s new photographs are here set alongside drawings, an illustrated index of buildings, and maps that help the reader group the buildings by area, including Bochum, Bottrop, Dortmund, Duisburg, D�sseldorf, Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Hagen, Cologne, M�nster, Oberhausen, and more. Simultaneously a celebration of a lost period and a reminder of the riches it has left to us, Fragments of Metropolis—Rhein | Ruhr is a stunning achievement of historical and artistic preservation.
It is generally assumed that regional integration leads to stability and peace. This book is a systematic study of the impact of European integration on the transformation of border conflicts. It provides a theoretical framework centred on four 'pathways' of impact and applies them to five cases of border conflicts: Cyprus, Ireland, Greece/Turkey, Israel/Palestine and various conflicts on Russia's border with the EU. The contributors suggest that integration and association provide the EU with potentially powerful means to influence border conflicts, but that the EU must constantly re-adjust its policies depending on the dynamics of each conflict. Their findings reveal the conditions upon which the impact of integration rests and challenge the widespread notion that integration is necessarily good for peace. This book will appeal to scholars and students of international relations, European politics, and security studies studying European integration and conflict analysis.
Author: Robert Dance
Publisher: ACC Distribution
"A silky monochrome selection of studio shots ranging from superbly natural (Betty Grable) to incredibly forced (George Bernard Shaw and Clark Gable). Shirley Temple says she stopped believing in Santa when he asked for her autograph; these sun-kissed ph