Ride through the fairytale-like snowy plains of Greenland and trailblaze across majestic Nordic mountary where signs of civilization appear vanished.
This journey of experience combines radical touring, camping, and cooking the best of what local nature has to offer.
By taking on some of the most treasured biking trails and terrains across the Nordic landscape, this book is a seated journey of discovery and escapism across the vast landscapes set to inspire your next trip.
Long-distance trekking, short day trips out of town, an extended weekend escapade—Wanderlust USA has it all.
America is a hiker’s paradise: a patchwork of diverse wildlife, breathtaking vistas, and once-in-a-lifetime challenges, woven together by the nation’s countless trails. From the depths of the Grand Canyon to the slopes of Denali, the continent’s highest peak, Wanderlust USAtakes you to the trailhead of 30 unforgettable hikes. Follow long-distance adventurer Cam Honan as he guides the way through each trail’s terrain, ecology, and history. Ranging from day trips to extended backcountry excursions, there are hikes to suit both the experienced trekker and the enthusiastic newcomer. With expert advice and tales from the wilderness, overview maps, spectacular photography, and a bonus section highlighting 20 additional trails from around the country, Wanderlust USA is the ultimate guide to the great American hike.
Described by Backpacker Magazine as “the most travelled hiker on earth”, Cam Honan has trekked in 61 countries across six continents, logging more than 96,500 km (60,000 mi) over the last three decades. He documents his journeys on his blog, The Hiking Life, and has authored two bestselling titles for gestalten—Wanderlust and The Hidden Tracks.
“This is the story of an attempt to do more than change a single corporation—it is an attempt to challenge the culture of consumption that is at the heart of the global ecological crisis.” Sales from this book benefit 1% for the Planet.
—From the Foreword by Naomi Klein, author of the bestselling book This Changes Everything
As a child, Yvon Chouinard moved with his father, a French Canadian blacksmith, to Southern California with little English and less money. Today his company, Patagonia, is approaching $1 billion in sales annually as one of the most environmentally and socially responsible corporations on the planet.
It has been ten years since Chouinard first shared his iconoclastic view of business with the world. Since then, through a global recession and intensifying environmental crisis, Patagonia has become a worldwide corporate leader—demonstrating that the values and philosophies laid out in this book are the best path to profits. This is not another tale of a successful businessman who chooses to do good on the side. It is the story of a businessman who has attained ever-growing success by placing Patagonia’s mission statement at the core of their culture: to build the best product, do no unnecessary harm, and use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.
Let My People Go Surfing is the portrait of a young man who found escape by scaling the world’s highest peaks, of an innovator who used his father’s tools to fashion equipment that changed climbing forever, of an entrepreneur who brought doing good to the heart of his business. In addition, it is a blueprint for all facets of responsible business, from design and production, to marketing and human resources.
Printed on recycled paper that contains 35% post-consumer waste
Practical Projects, Tips and Advice for Maintaining a More Eco-Friendly Household.
Sustainable Home is a stylish, inspirational and practical guidebook to maintaining a more environmentally friendly household.
Sustainable lifestyle blogger and professional Christine Liu takes you on a tour through the rooms of your home - the living area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom - offering tips, tricks and 18 step-by-step projects designed to help you lead a more low-impact lifestyle. Whether its by making your own toothpaste, converting to renewable energy sources, reducing your consumption of plastic, growing your own herb garden or upcycling old pieces of furniture, there are numerous ways - both big and small - to make a difference.
With environmental issues at the forefront of global politics, the desire to make small changes on an individual level is on the rise; this book will guide anyone hoping to make a difference, but who perhaps don't know where to begin.
We know that a better world is possible. One where we all get to breathe clean air, marvel at the abundance of wildlife and enjoy life without worrying if it’s about to self destruct. But how do we get there? And can it really be…easy? And fun? And free? You can start by reading this book. Then try doing a few of the things it suggests.
Pretty soon you’ll know the answer to those questions (it’s yes by the way!) and you’ll be part of something lovelier than you could ever have imagined.
This book can’t save the world, but you can.
What we love: More than a handbook or toolkit, How to Save the World for Free first helps us get our heads around the environmental issues we’re facing as a species here on Planet Earth, then it will take us into the heart of them, helping us connect with the all-important why. Then we’ll explore simple ways we can all save the world, while we eat, drink, sleep, work, vote, travel and play. For free.
Unlike any other guide to green living, How to Save the World for Free also addresses the big barriers to change, including broken political systems, capitalism and consumerism - and gives us practical and engaging ways to disrupt them.
With a little imagination you can see the potential of an older property. Modern, sustainable design can transform an ageing edifice into a stunning, one-of-a-kind home with an eye to the future and a foot in the past.
How do you you bring new life to a home while celebrating its unique character? Revealing the true potential of a heritage property is more about developing an eye for opportunity than inheriting the perfect home.
The transformation from ugly duckling to swan requires savvy ideas and the right approach. From lush suburban residences to former churches and barns, The Home Upgrade shows the rewards of reinventing a historic property that needs work.
Whether changing floor plans, adding extensions, or using sustainable building techniques and innovative new materials, the juxtaposition between the old and the new is key.
Through diverse case studies and interviews with leading architectural studios, The Home Upgrade inspires you to bridge the gap between the old and the new with sensitive interior design.
Immerse yourself in the traditions that have defined our cultures and reveal our connection to what make us human. A new generation wants to lead a more meaningful and sustainable life by reconnecting with heritage and traditions.
They are looking to the craftsmanship, lifestyle, and unique experiences of the people keeping these practices alive. The New Traditional tells the stories of those devoting their energy, skills, and creativity to crafts such as blacksmithing, distilling spirits, and globe making, and its authors revisit the customs of growing old varieties of apple, beekeeping and producing honey in gardens or on rooftops, and being modern shepherds in Italy or Iceland. They always seek to help preserve cultural traditions and share them with likeminded people.
Cheap fashion takes a huge toll on our planet. With 21 billion tons of textiles being dumped every year, uneasy shoppers are looking for ways to curb their fast fashion habits, while not compromising on trends, choice and affordability.
Across 100 easy-to-follow tips, How to Quit Fast Fashion will help you lessen your clothing's impact on our eco-system, while remaining fashionable and well-dressed. Expert advice will help you to adapt your lifestyle and practical strategies will give you the tools to curate a more sustainable wardrobe without sacrificing style. Officially quit fast fashion today by:
Reframing your closet
Shopping more efficiently
Sustainably keeping up with trends
Making your favourite clothes last longer
Knowing what your clothes labels really mean
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Emma Mathews is the founder of sustainable British sock brand Socko, which has been featured in the Independent, Guardian and Red magazine. She is a life-long maker and is passionate about combatting planned obsolescence through craft. She lives in London.
Thank you for choosing this book - it shows that you care about the future of our planet.
Whether you decide to go plastic free for an hour, a day or a year, this book will equip you with little steps we can each take to make a big difference.
Let's turn the tide on plastic now - our oceans will thank you for it.
Choking. Starving. Poisoning.
This is what plastic litter is doing to marine life. Our oceans are, quite simply, facing environmental disaster. Yet by taking some simple steps and making a few changes to your daily routine, you can help to change this.
How to Live Plastic Freewill teach you everything you need to know about reducing your plastic usage on a daily basis. The chapters start with a typical morning routine and take you through your day, giving you tips and practical advice for removing unnecessary plastic at every possible opportunity.
From the moment you wake up to the time you go to bed, you will learn how easy it can be to use plastic-free cosmetics, how to have plastic-free mealtimes, how to change your shopping habits and how to consider your use of plastic items at work.
These simple, practical methods will show that small changes to your lifestyle can make a huge change to the future of our planet.
We are facing an urgent climate crisis and we must all take action now. However, it can be difficult to know where to start when bombarded with overwhelming facts and statistics every day.
We all want to make a difference, but what can we do? Minimal makes simple and sustainable living attainable for everyone, using practical tips for all areas of everyday life to reduce your impact on the earth.
Leading environmentalist Madeleine Olivia shares her insights on how to care for yourself in a more eco-friendly way, as well as how to introduce a mindful approach to your habits.
This includes how to declutter your life, reduce your waste and consumption, recipes for eating seasonally and making your own natural beauty and cleaning products. Learn how to minimise the areas that aren't giving you anything back and discover a happier and more fulfilled life, while looking after the Earth we share.
Surfing is a way of life. A life dominated by the waves and the tide with a cozy place to pause in between. The second chapter in theSurf Shacksseries by Matt Titone illustrates how surfers live both on and offshore.
Many abodes can fall under the label of surf shack: city apartments, cabins nestled next to national parks, or tiny Hawaiian huts. Surfing communities are overflowing with creativity, innovation, and rich personas.Surf Shackstakes a deeper look at surfers’ homes and artistic habits. Glimpses of record collections, strolls through backyard gardens, or a peek into a painter’s studio provide insight into surfers’ lives.
From the remote Hawaiian treehouse and converted bus home of the Goodwin family to the Japanese mountain cabin that the founder of Gentemstick, Taro Tamai, calls home, every space has a unique tale. Jamie Smallwood, a sustainable architect, built an off the grid shipping container compound in Byron Bay as a new domicile. The moments that these vibrant personalities spend away from the swell and the froth are both captivating and nuanced.
Through anecdotes and photographs, illustrations and conversations,Surf Shacksreveals a more personal side to surfing and its eclectic cast of characters.
Scandinavia Dreaming illustrates today’s evolving story of Nordic design: one that is equal parts elegance, function, and tradition.
The nuanced realm of Nordic design has two personalities. On one side, there sits the open, light, friendly, and democratic constituent. And, on the other hand, is its moody counterpart: sleek and sophisticated; timeless and traditional; and deeply rooted in the sensations and juxtapositions of nature. Within the lines of tile-covered roofs born from the existence of nearby clay deposits and large windows that let in light during the shorter winter days, insight into this special thread of skilled craftsmanship awaits. Scandinavia Dreaming presents dazzling interiors, architecture, and products that show the richness, variety, and intensity of contemporary Nordic spaces.
Artisans fresh from design school breathe new life into the wonted usage of tile, wood, glass, ceramics, and other customarily Nordic materials. Profiles of brands and personalities that have influenced and, arguably, brought Nordic threads to the forefront of design conversations, tell an intriguing story: an aesthetic and historic journey through a vast world of style and heritage. Design firms such as Hay, Ferm Living, and Frama are highlighted and extolled for the new layer of warmth and energy that they bring to contemporary Danish design while honoring Scandinavian aesthetics and a space’s need to be both livable and logical. Finnish home textiles by Klaus Haapeniemi and Kustaa Saksi prove that the categories of art and décor are not mutually exclusive. Be it the painstaking searches of Copenhagen’s Gubi design house for neglected furniture that needs a well-honed touch before becoming pieces of the current design narrative or the tantalizing sculptures of Oslo-based designers Kneip that illustrate and investigate the phenomena of nature whilst reflecting the gentle coexistence of Nordic architecture with its surroundings, there exists a seamless pairing of the aesthetic and the historical within this iconic tale of design.
The projects within Scandinavia Dreaming translate to any four walls and readily invite transformation from page to reality. Told through anecdotes from those who live in them and from those who exist in other sectors of the creative community, Scandinavia Dreaming tells of a design school that has a worldwide reputation for its effortless combination of classical restraint and warm materials.
This book has been printed in Germany. FSC™️ (Forest Stewardship Council™️) Certified.
She Surf celebrates the diverse, vibrant, and engaged community of female riders making waves around the globe.
From its Polynesian origins to the beaches of California, the art of surfing has become a truly global phenomenon with millions of wave riders living to the rhythm of the tides. While surfing is usually told through a male perspective, women have long been nurturing their own water stories and claiming their rightful place in the world of this sport. She Surf hails the women, past and present, who define the art of surfing.
Travel with Stephanie Gilmore, one of the greatest surfers in the world set to represent Australia at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games; meet Chloe Calmon, a Brazilian expert in longboarding or discover Ishita Malaviya, India's first professional female surfer and her impact on her local community. Thanks to evocative imagery and insightful text written by professional surfer Lauren L. Hill, this book travels from the iconic waves of Hawai'i to lesser-known surf destinations such as Taghazout and Tofino. She Surf also explores many other incredible surf spots in the Seychelles, along the Tuscan coastline in Italy, and in the French Basque Country.
Learn about the forgotten stories of Polynesian surfing princess, pioneering female wave riders from the 1960s, and the contemporary movers and shakers shaping the scene. She Surf is an exciting reflection on what it means to be a female surfer and how it feels to be moved to action by the beauty of the ocean.
Lauren L. Hill is a professional surfer and writer who has spent the past decade exploring new waves and documenting burgeoning surf cultures around the world through an eco-feminist lens. Lauren has degrees in Environmental and Social Science from Stetson University. She was a senior writer for Surfing World Magazine and has appeared in award-winning documentary films including The Church of the Open Sky, Bella Vita, Beyond the Surface, and Transparentsea Voyage, amongst others. Lauren hosts The Waterpeople Podcast and her work continues to revolve around the power of storytelling to build community and protect our planet.
This book has been printed in Belgium. FSC™️ (Forest Stewardship Council™️) Certified.
Editors - Gestalten & Lauren L. Hill
Release date - April 2020
Format - 21cm × 26cm
Features - Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 256 pages
DISCOVERING THE WORLD OF SCENT, PERFUME & FRAGRANCE.
The Essence delves into the history, culture, and science that have shaped the multi-billion dollar perfume industry into what it is today.
Scents are linked to our most cherished memories. No wonder then, that fragrance has captivated us as humans for centuries. The Essence explores this mysterious sense and delves into the history, culture, and science that have shaped the multi-billion dollar perfume industry into what it is today. Join us as we reveal the power of scent and fragrance to captivate, from the lavender fields of Provence and the laboratories, to incense producers in India. Meet the trailblazers shaping the future of perfumery as we explore the vital role that technology and scented products will play in the 21st century. The Essence is an inviting read for fragrance novices and connoisseurs alike.
Editors - Gestalten
Release date - February 2020
Format - 21 x 26 cm
Features - 288 pages, full color, hardcover, stitch bound
Coolly coast into the homes and retreats by the sea and discover a serene style spurred by the calming oceanic blue.
With the sound of the waves crashing against the coastline and the beautifully salty air that dominates the climate, the sea has a majestic and relaxing hold on the mind. This lifestyle of respite also transcends into local architecture and interior design. Life’s A Beach takes readers into beach homes around the world, from the coasts of Australia to the shores of Brazil to the remote islands of the Aegean Sea.
Explore the many ways to decorate a cozy home by the sea, including handmade touches, natural materials, and elegant interiors each imbuing a sense of well-being. From humble little beach cottages to extraordinary modern bungalows, these spaces are designed for rest and relaxation, and for enjoying the beachy surrounds.
Editors - Gestalten
Release date - July 2021
Format - 22.5cm × 29cm
Features - Full color, hardcover, half cloth binding, 304 pages