Adding. Extending. Transforming. Upgrade breathes new life in forgotten architecture. Upgrade explores architectural and design concepts that seek to enhance and repurpose our surroundings. From slight changes to complete renovations, the spectrum of possibilities is vast. Extensions upon a rooftop. Factories turned into relaxing retreats. Wood additions contrast with antique brick exteriors. Through engaging anecdotes and inspiriting images, Upgrade provides vibrant exemplars and enthusiasm for revamping existing spaces.
Repurposing the unused; a dilapidated barn, a raddled townhome, a historical and fading building façade – these can all be starting points for stunning and inspiring homes. Upgrade displays transformations: be it sheds into playrooms, a garage to a guesthouse, or an alpine hut into a holiday getaway. Hidden in the walls of old structures are possibilities and inspirations that can be realized with any budget; charm and character become the criteria for titivating a residence.
Upgrade offers projects that succeed in finding the balance between the traditional and the modern. Architects share their experiences, motivations, and approaches. Before-and-after photos illustrate the metamorphoses. This is a volume for all who desire a new perspective, for those that prefer to preserve rather than to demolish. What are ruins to some become another’s architectural playground.
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.
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
"We work with Hilton because he's both a plant stylist and an incredible plant-care wizard. Hilton doesn't just teach you how to get your plants to thrive - he teaches you how to bond with them." Apartment Therapy
Bestselling author Hilton Carter brings his unique eye and love of plants to show you how to create luscious interiors that not only look amazing but are good for your well-being, too.
Hilton first guides you through his own plant journey, his inspirations, and his top ten favourite house plants. He then takes you on a Journey in Greenery where he showcases the homes of 12 inspiring plant parents that demonstrate the versatility of decorating with plants. From a tiny house in Venice, California and a light-filled loft in New York City, to a Berlin apartment decorated with vintage finds, and the Barcelona home of a ceramic artist, there are ideas for all types of spaces and budgets.
Hilton then sets you off on your very own plant journey, taking you room by room, profiling the plants that are most suited to each: those that thrive in the tropical humidity of bathrooms, the erratic heat changes of kitchens and plants that can live happily in the indirect light of an entryway or bedroom. Packed full of interior design advice such as using 'statement plants' like Fiddle-leaf figs to create a focal point, how to layer your greenery by using hanging baskets, and how to assemble the perfect plant shelf, Hilton shows you how bringing houseplants into your home creates instant impact. Be inspired to create your own Wild Interiors with Hilton's expert styling advice, plus his hints and tips on plant care that take the mystery out of looking after your green friends.
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
Gestalten Work Better Live Smarter Be Happier Book.
How to run a meaningful and successful business with and for like minded people.
New attitudes to work are dynamically changing conventional habits. The formulaic 9-to-5 routine is not a one-size-fits-all structure, which is why individuals from across the globe are establishing their own terms — putting personal fulfillment first while leaving the corporate world behind. Work Better. Live Smarter. Be Happier. profiles 25 entrepreneurs, exploring how they live and work and offers practical advice, insight, and inspiration on how to follow in their footsteps.
Human-based skills are becoming increasingly important for the modern founder to thrive and Work Better. Live Smarter. Be Happier. looks at stories of success from health food companies, streetwear labels, ethical jewellery lines, and so much more. This truly international book acts as a start-up manual for people with a dream, no matter the scale and champions a generation of dynamic, driven decision makers.
Defining media brand for a new generation who want to live and work on their own terms, London-based Courier has been telling insightful and inspiring stories of modern business through print, podcasts, events and more since 2013.
This book has been printed in Germany. FSC™️ (Forest Stewardship Council™️) Certified.
Editors - Courier & gestalten
Authors - Courier, Jeff Taylor, Daniel Giacopelli
Release date - April 2021
Format - 22.5 x 29 cm
Features - Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 288 pages
There’s more to a potato than mash. Discover new adventurous ways to prepare a parsnip or how to cook cabbage with this book of more than 800 plant-focused recipes. From boiled beets to roasted radishes, each chapter offers countless simple methods to use a single vegetable. You’ll be swapping boiled carrots for eggplant fried with mint, garlic, and pine nuts faster than you can say “kale.” Get to know your way around the vegetable patch, and be kind to yourself and the planet in the process.
Eat Your Greens! introduces more than 40 vegetables, explaining when they’re in season, how best to store them, and what ingredients they work well with.
Anette Dieng worked as a chef before starting Ekolådan, Sweden’s top vegetable delivery box company. Today, she is a writer who is passionate about helping people understand how food can be produced in a sustainable way.
Ingela Persson is a chef, baker, and vegetable lover who writes recipes for Ekolådan. She is the author of several dessert books as well as the restaurateur of Brasserie Bobonne in Stockholm, Sweden.
Authors - Anette Dieng & Ingela Persson
Release date - February 2020
Format - 18cm × 24cm, 7 × 9½ inches
Features - Full color, hardcover, stitched binding, 188 pages
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.
A new expanded and illustrated edition of the history-making speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young activist who has become the voice of a generation
'We are the change and change is coming'
In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day. A year later, she was joined in her strike by over seven million people around the world.
This is the record of a game-changing year in the fight against the climate crisis. Collecting the speeches that sparked a global movement, and iconic images of those who made it happen,No One Is Too Small to Make A Differenceis a rallying cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the living planet, no matter how powerless we feel. Our future depends upon it.
With new speeches from Vienna, Paris, New York and Montreal
“Life. It’s a simple thing. Something to embrace, enjoy, savour, discover. Something to throw yourself into without hesitation or delay. But every now and then, we seem to loose sight of this. We get so swept up in things, so caught up in the minute of everyday life, that we forget the basics. We forget what made us love life in the first place. This book is here to jog your memory. It’s your trusty sidekick, your loyal companion. It’s the very stuff of life packed into 30 bite-sized lessons. So here you have it, your life in your hands.”
What we love: Get your hit of wisdom. ‘No Need To Die’ is the second of Steve Edge’s limited edition books. Beautifully finished with a thread sewn foil block front cover.
Brighton has transformed itself several times since the middle ages: once a small fishing village, it became the most fashionable seaside resort in the 18th century, a thriving tourist destination in the railway age and a liberal, multicultural university city in the 20th century.
200 years ago the party-loving King George IV built himself the playground of all royal playgrounds here: an oriental fantasy of a palace with onion-shaped domes and an exotic faux-Chinese interior, the Royal Pavilion.
Today Brighton, together with its surroundings, is culturally one of the most exciting places in Britain, boasting an impressive coast, lined with chalk cliffs and the rolling South Downs as a backdrop.
Just 10 kilometres east of Brighton is the picturesque county town of Lewes, with a stunning array of historic buildings, including an 11th-century Norman castle. The people of Lewes are known for their revolutionary spirit, and host the biggest bonfire celebration in the country every year on the 5th of November.
Bees are a marvel of nature and vital to human existence. The Bee Book is a great introduction to bees and beekeeping and celebrates the wonder of bees in nature, in our gardens and in the hive.
A honey bee visits up to 1,000 flowers a day yet produces only 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. The Bee Book offers startling insights into the lives of bees and shows how we can best support and benefit from their presence in our gardens and hives. Marvel at the industry and intelligence of bees, the turbulent life of a queen and the remarkable properties of honey.
This book includes recipes for simple home remedies and beauty treatments using honey, wax and propolis, such as a honey and clay facial mask, or a sunburn lotion. Follow our step-by-step guides to create bee-friendly spaces such as bee 'hotels', read about beekeeping, harness the power of honey for your wellbeing and guard the future of the bee.