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2Crafts & ProjectsThe Laws Guide to Nature Drawing & Journaling John Muir LawsA potent combination of art, science, and boundless enthusiasm, the latest art instruction book from John Muir Laws is a how-to guide for becoming a better artist and a more attentive naturalist. In straightforward text complemented by step-by-step illustrations, dozens of exercises lead the hand and mind through creating accurate reproductions of plants and animals as well as landscapes, skies, and more. Take look before your next walk around the neighborhood.The Stencil Graffiti HandbookTristan MancoWith current political and cultural climates across the globe growing more uncertain, a new generation of artists, designers, and communicators are using stencil art on the walls of towns and cities to voice thought-provoking messages and ideas. Exploring the medium’s applications within grassroots activism and the contemporary craft scene, Tristan Manco returns to the streets and brings this thriving art form to life.Sacred KnotsLise Silvia GomesOakland based artist and writer Lise Silvia Gomes has written a bright and vibrant guide to contemporary knot making. It offers a meditative break from our busy lives, calming the mind in a tactile and engaging way. Through a journey of creative exercises and projects, this book offers tools to form a knotting practice that will fuel creativity and inspire mindfulness.Craftland JapanUwe Röttgen with Katharina ZettiIn Japan, there has never been a clear distinction between art, craft, and design. This voyage to Japan’s remote studios features twenty-five craftspeople whose products are intended for everyday life, yet are suitable for museum display. This book is a celebration of how Japan’s union of craft, design, materiality, and landscape continue to flourish in contemporary interpretation, however much the world around them has changed.You Are an ArtistSarah Urist GreenYou don't have to know how to draw well, stretch a canvas, or mix a paint color. This book is for anyone who wants to make art, regardless of experience level. The only materials you'll need are what you already have on hand or can source for free. Full of insights, techniques, and inspiration from art history, this book opens up the processes and practices of artists and proves that you, too, have what it takes to call yourself one.Making Comics Lynda BarryYet another beautiful, indispensable book from Lynda Barry helps us tune into the early childhood feeling that drawing is easy, and a great way to communicate. Open it up and come back to the joy of doodling.
3Interiors & ArchitectureEverything: A Maximalist Style GuideAbigail AhernAbigail Ahern guides us through the change in the world of interiors as the pendulum swings away from minimalism and over to our increasing desire for self-expression and optimism. Readers will learn how to break the "rules" of interior design, play fast and loose with different periods in a single room, and have fun. Maximalism allows us to dip into color palettes and any decade or style, with the effect of stirring up emotions and creating a bedazzling space we never want to leave.The Lives of OthersSimon WatsonSince the 1990s, Watson has been one of the most prolific chroniclers of remarkable interiors and portraits. The photographer has documented rooms of note in cities, atop mountains, and by the sea. I’ll be honest and say I only recognized one name on the list of room owners, but that’s probably how they like it. This book is a joy to browse through, with lush photography on gorgeous matte paper.A Field Guide to American HousesVirginia Savage McAlesterA classic staff favorite! The fully expanded, updated, and freshly designed second edition of the most comprehensive and widely acclaimed guide to domestic architecture: in print since its original publication in 1984, and acknowledged everywhere as the unmatched, essential guide to American houses.The Great IndoorsEmily AnthesIn this wide-ranging, character-driven book, science journalist Emily Anthes takes us on an adventure into the buildings in which we spend our days, exploring the profound, and sometimes unexpected, ways that they shape our lives. Drawing on cutting-edge research, she probes the pain-killing power of a well-placed window and examines how the right office layout can expand our social networks.The Poetics of SpaceGaston BachelardSince its initial publication in 1958, The Poetics of Space has been a muse to philosophers, architects, writers, psychologists, critics, and readers alike. The rare work of irresistibly inviting philosophy, Bachelard’s seminal work brims with quiet revelations and stirring, mysterious imagery.Simply Living WellJulia WatkinsIn this timely and motivational guide, author Julia Watkins shares rituals, recipes, and projects for living simply and sustainably at home. For every area of your household—kitchen, cleaning, wellness, bath, and garden—Julia shows you how to eliminate wasteful packaging, harmful ingredients, and disposable items. Practical checklists outline easy swaps and sustainable upgrades for common household tools and products.
4Gardening & PlantsWild at HomeHilton CarterWith this book, you will be armed with the know-how you need to care for your plants, where to place them, how to propagate, how to find the right pot, and much more, and most importantly, how to arrange them so that they look their best. Combine sizes and leaf shapes to stunning effect, grow your own succulents from leaf cuttings, create your own air plant display, and more.Gardening with Drought-Friendly PlantsTony HallAn essential guide to growing and maintaining plants best suited to our changing climate of warmer, drier summers. Drawing on his two decades of experience working with drought-friendly and Mediterranean plants, gardening expert Tony Hall profiles more than two hundred species and cultivars that are suitable for all types of planting environments, whether a large outdoor plot or a small indoor pot.The Kinfolk GardenJohn BurnsAnchored around the idea of nature as nourishment, The Kinfolk Garden explores lush gardens and plant-filled homes around the world and introduces the inspiring people who coax them into bloom. Through visits to friends old and new, the Kinfolk team learns the secrets to a good garden, and what good a garden can do for our self-care, creativity and communities.Iwígara: The Kinship of Plants & PeopleEnrique SalmónThe belief that all life-forms are interconnected and share the same breath—known in the Rarámuri tribe as iwígara—has resulted in a treasury of knowledge about the natural world, passed down for millennia by native cultures. Discover in these pages how the timeless wisdom of iwígara can enhance your own kinship with the natural world.The Half-Acre HomesteadLloyd Kahn & Lesley CreedStarting with a vacant half-acre piece of land in Northern California, Lloyd and Lesley built their own home, created a garden with vegetables and fruit, and raised chickens, bees, and goats (all by hand). Lloyd, the former shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog, has published seven books on owner building, showcasing hundreds of builders, and this is his first book on his own work.The Gardens of EdenGestalten with Abbye ChurchillStep into innovative little gardens created on small terraces and city rooftops, as well as in the suburbs and countryside.This book presents spaces that are more imaginative, diverse, and sustainable. Learn how to grow food in the city, get creative with native plants, and design greener corners within urban areas. The Gardens of Eden looks at fascinating examples around the world, teaching what you can do for nature while revealing what a garden can do for you.
5Cooking &Food WritingIn Bibi’s Kitchen Hawa Hassan with Julia TurshenGrandmothers from eight eastern African countries welcome you into their kitchens to share flavorful recipes and stories of family, love, and tradition in this transporting cookbook -meets- travelogue. The women, and the stories behind the recipes, come to life. With evocative photography shot on location by Khadija Farah, and food photography by Jennifer May, In Bibi's Kitchen uses food to teach us all about families, war, loss, migration, refuge, and sanctuary.Ottolenghi FlavorYotam Ottolenghi & Ixta BelfrageYotam teams up with Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Ixta Belfrage to reveal how flavor is created and amplified through 100+ super-delicious, plant-based recipes.Discover how to unlock new depths of flavor by pairing vegetables with sweetness, fat, acidity, or chile heat, and learn to identify the produce that has the innate ability to make dishes shine. Matty Matheson: Home Style CookeryMatty MathesonMatty returns with 135 of his absolute favorite recipes to cook at home for his family and friends, so you can cook them for the people you love. Home Style Cookery is his definitive guide to mastering your kitchen, covering everything from pantry staples (breads, stocks, and pickles) to party favorites (dips, fried foods, and grilled meats), to weeknight go-tos (stews, pastas, salads), and special occasion show-stoppers (roasts, smoked meats, and desserts).Old World ItalianMimi ThorissonMimi explores the beautiful coasts and countrysides of Italy in this lavishly photographed cookbook featuring simple, authentic recipes inspired by the country's devoted producers and rich food heritage.Modern Comfort FoodIna GartenHome cooks can always count on Ina’s dependable, easy-to-follow instructions, with lots of side notes for cooking and entertaining—it’s like having Ina right there beside you, helping you all the way. In Modern Comfort Food, Ina Garten shares 85 new recipes that will feed your deepest cravings. Many of these dishes are inspired by childhood favorites—but with the volume turned way up.Vegetable KingdomBryant TerryFood justice activist and author Bryant Terry breaks down the fundamentals of plant-based cooking in Vegetable Kingdom, showing you how to make delicious meals from popular vegetables, grains, and legumes. These recipes are enticing enough without meat substitutes, instead relying on fresh ingredients, vibrant spices, and clever techniques to build flavor and texture.
6The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American CookingMarcus Samuelsson with Osayi Endolyn and Yewande KomolafeBlack cooks and creators have led American culture forward with indelible contributions of artistry and ingenuity from the start, but Black authorship has been consistently erased from the story of American food.Driven by a desire to fight against bias, reclaim Black culinary traditions, and energize a new generation of cooks, Marcus shares his own journey alongside 150 recipes in honor of dozens of top chefs, writers, and activists—with stories exploring their creativity and influence.La Buvette: Recipes & Wine Notes from ParisCamille Fourmont with Kate LeahyThe owner of a beloved Paris wine shop, bar, and café shares the secrets of effortless French entertaining in this lushly photographed book. She also introduces some of Paris’s best wine and food makers in intimate portraits. Included are fifty recipes for easy and delicious snacks and full meals perfect for impromptu grazing-style entertainingLemongrass & Lime: Southeast Asian Cooking at HomeLeah Cohen with Stephanie BanyasGrowing up half-Filipino, Leah Cohen never thought food from her mother's side would become her life's work. But after working in Michelin-starred restaurants and then competing on Top Chef, Cohen was still searching to define what made her food hers. She found the answer in Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia, and yes, the Philippines, as she rediscovered the deliciously sweet, pungent, and spicy flavors of her youth and set out to take them back with her to New York.East: 120 Vegan & Vegetarian RecipesMeera SodhaMeera Sodha's stunning new collection features brand-new recipes from a wide range of Asian cuisines. This cookbook is a collaboration between Sodha and the East Asian and South East Asian home cooks and gourmet chefs who inspired her along the way. There are noodles, curries, rice dishes, tofu, salads, sides, and sweets, all easy to make and bursting with exciting flavors.The Full PlateAyesha CurryAyesha Curry knows what it's like to have so much on your plate you can barely think about dinner. But she also knows that finding balance between work and family life starts with gathering around the table to enjoy a home-cooked meal. You'll find 100 recipes that are flexible and flavorful and come together in less than an hour.The French Laundry, Per SeThomas KellerBound by a common philosophy, linked by live video, staffed by a cadre of inventive and skilled chefs, the kitchens of Thomas Keller’s celebrated restaurants—The French Laundry in Yountville, California, and per se, in New York City—are in a relationship unique in the world of fine dining. Ideas bounce back and forth in a dance of creativity, knowledge, innovation, and excellence. It’s a relationship that’s the very embodiment of collaboration, and of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. And all of it is captured in The French Laundry, Per Se, with meticulously detailed recipes for 70 beloved dishes.
7Rebel Chef: In Search of What MattersDominique Crenn Almost thirty years after moving to San Francisco from France, Crenn was awarded three Michelin Stars for her influential restaurant Atelier Crenn, and became the first female chef in the United States to receive this honor. Reflecting on the years she spent working in the male-centric world of professional kitchens, Crenn tracks her career from struggling cook to running one of the world’s most acclaimed restaurants,and speaks out on restaurant culture, sexism, immigration, and climate change.Chile Peppers: A Global HistoryDave DeWittFor more than ten thousand years, humans have been fascinated by a seemingly innocuous plant with bright-colored fruits that bite back when bitten.Dave DeWitt, a world expert on chiles, travels from New Mexico across the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia chronicling the history, mystery, and mythology of chiles around the world and their abundant uses in seventy mouth-tingling recipes.Dessert PersonClaire SaffitzIn Dessert Person, readers will find Claire’s signature spin on sweet and savory recipes like Babkallah (a babka-Challah mashup), Apple and Concord Grape Crumble Pie, Strawberry-Cornmeal Layer Cake, Crispy Mushroom Galette, and Malted Forever Brownies. She outlines the problems and solutions for each recipe as well as practical do’s and don’ts, skill level, prep and bake time, step-by-step photography, and foundational know-how.Eat A PeachDavid ChangFull of grace, candor, grit, and humor, Eat a Peach chronicles Chang’s switchback path. He lays bare his mistakes and wonders about his extraordinary luck as he recounts the improbable series of events that led him to the top of his profession.Snacking CakesYossy ArefiWith little time and effort, these single-layered cakes are made using only one bowl (no electric mixers needed) and utilize ingredients likely sitting in your cupboard. They’re baked in the basic pans you already own and shine with only the most modest adornments: a dusting of powdered sugar, a drizzle of glaze, a dollop of whipped cream.Baking at the 20th Century CafeMichelle PolzinePolzine, one of San Francisco’s best pastry chefs, pays homage to the foundational desserts of Central and Eastern Europe, while lightening and modernizing the recipes through her California lens. Her fruit desserts, nut-based desserts, and chocolate treats—many of them gluten-free—are smart, interesting, foolproof, and deliver big flavor.