Why was the first human ever captured on film caught by pure luck? Where is the human blind spot, and why don’t you realize you have one? What does authenticity mean in an art where originals can be reproduced infinitely and manipulated flawlessly? More than a mere collection of trivia, this book tackles the big picture of what photography means. 30-Second Photography takes a revolutionary approach to understanding the 50 most thought-provokin
From a lotus-shaped, hand-hammered brass basin and eco-friendly showerhead to fluted faucets, hand-loomed linen towels, classic Moroccan tiles, and a charming little tub-side table, these exquisite touches create a beautiful bathroom! House Beautiful presents 500 decorating ideas in a lavish volume filled with stunning designer rooms and expert advice. With sections on color, walls and floors, storage, appliances, sinks and tubs, windows and lighting, and accessories, it’s the perfect book—whether you want a quick and easy change or a complete remodel.
Since its debut, the Pretty Little series has been a pretty big success–and this “best of” compilation presents 100 charming and totally easy needlearts projects from the previous eight books. From cozies, mini-quilts, and organic cotton pillows to pincushions, potholders, patchwork, purses and pouches, these stitched items feature the latest trends in fabric, design, and embellishment, Practical, adorable, and perfect to keep or give as a gift, every appealing project will have crafters sitting pretty!
A SELECTION OF MOST EXCITING ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES AND DR. WATSON. INDEED, THE STORIES OF HOLMES ADVENTURES ARE A PERENNIAL SOURCE OF INSPIRATION TO LOVERS OF DETECTIVE FICTION. SHERLOCK HOLMES ELEVATED CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION TO A FINE ART. THIS BOOK CONTAINS FIFTY-SIX SHORT STORIES, DEPICTING THE MASTER SLEUTH’S DETECTIVE SKILLS. WRITTEN IN AN INIMITABLE STYLE BY THAT MULTI-FACETED PERSONALITY AND RACONTEUR PAR EXCELLENCE, SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, THIS CONCISE VOLUME WILL DELIGHT ALL HOLMES LOVERS.
DELILAH IS INTERNET-FAMOUS, IN LA AND AT THE START OF SOMETHING INCREDIBLE. EVERYTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE . . . BUT NOT NECESSARILY IN THE WAY SHE IMAGINES. JASMINE IS A CHILD STAR TURNED MEDIA DARLING. HER SELFIES PRACTICALLY BREAK INSTAGRAM. BUT IF THE WORLD KNEW WHO JASMINE REALLY WAS? CANCELLED. FIONA IS EVERYONE’S BEST FRIEND, ALWAYS SMILING. BUT ON THE INSIDE? THE GIRL’S A HOT MESS. IF THEY DISCOVERED HER SECRET, IT WOULDN’T JUST EMBARRASS HER: IT WOULD RUIN HER.
THE ICKABOG IS COMING… A MYTHICAL MONSTER, A KINGDOM IN PERIL, AN ADVENTURE THAT WILL TEST TWO CHILDREN’S BRAVERY TO THE LIMIT. DISCOVER A BRILLIANTLY ORIGINAL FAIRY TALE ABOUT THE POWER OF HOPE AND FRIENDSHIP TO TRIUMPH AGAINST ALL ODDS, FROM ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST STORYTELLERS.
Learn about creative knotwork, quick and easy stringing, and how to work with wire. Mix vintage and modern beads, incorporate charms and findings in your work, and rescale and design your own patterns.
Showcasing the best garden designs of the last 10 years from 50 top designers and members of the Society of Garden Designers, this is the go-to guide to outdoor space design. Whether you manage a small or medium sized garden, a roof terrace, balcony or courtyard space, this book offers design solutions for every situation, every area, all tastes and budgets, and any size of garden.
he world’s best landscape photography and photojournalism stunningly depicts the passage of a single day, from dawn’s first light to the closing moments of sunset. Experience shimmering mornings and opaque nights through the eyes of National Geographic’s finest photographers in this gloriously uplifting mini volume. Daybreak whispers mauve over a long ocean horizon. The morning sun twinkles in a drop of dew.
Ever wonder how landscape photographers manage to capture every detail in a panoramic shot of the Grand Canyon? Want to make a waterfall look like velvet? Or highlight the shafts of sunlight in your pictures of forests? All these answers and many more can be found in this definitive new guide to landscape photography-a must-have resource for amateur and experienced shutterbugs alike. In clear, straightforward language, master photographer Robert Caputo reviews the basics of landscape photography for both film and digital camera users.
THE CULTURE OF HEALTH AND BODY WORSHIP, SO DEEPLY ROOTED IN THE TIME-HONORED TRADITIONS OF SCANDINAVIAN, JAPANESE AND ARAB CULTURES, COUPLED WITH THE PROLIFERATION OF SPAS AND THE ADVENT OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND MATERIAL, HAVE LED US TO RETHINK THE BATHROOM BEYOND ITS FUNCTION AS THE SITE OF OUR DAILY GROOMING. IN THIS BOOK, THE READER WILL FIND THE LATEST BATHROOM DESIGN TRENDS IN THEIR MOST MODERN GUISE, WHERE EACH DETAILS COUNTS. IT WILL BE A SOURCE OF ENDLESS INSPIRATION, ENABLING THE READER TO DESIGN A BATHROOM THAT WILL BE A PERSONAL OASIS, A PLACE TO RELAX AND RESTORE A SENSE OF WELLBEING.
IN A GIGANTIC CAVERN THE TEAM COME ACROSS A NUMBER OF STRANGE DOORS, THREE OF THEM MARKED WITH ENIGMATIC SYMBOLS. ANNA-LENA MUST BE BEHIND ONE OF THEM – BUT TIME IS RUNNING OUT AND THEY NEED TO CHOOSE, QUICKLY. ANNA-LENA IS NO LONGER THE ONLY PERSON AT RISK. WHO COULD HAVE IMAGINED THAT THE PORTAL MARKED WITH ! WOULD TAKE THE RESCUERS INTO A DIFFERENT TIME COMPLETELY: IT IS NOW THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES – AND THEY ARE ABOUT TO FIND THEMSELVES IN THE MIDDLE OF A WORLD-CHANGING BATTLE