Escaping from the city and the everyday. Making a home within the forest’s foliage. Using architectural remains as a foundation for a new retreat. These are the makings of many daydreams and the realities present in The Hinterland. For, even if it only lasts a moment, we all need a change of scenery.
Cabins provide that coveted change. Located on mountain tops, nestled in villages, or ensconced in lush forests, The Hinterland showcases homey hide-outs and charming cabins from shelter to domicile. These getaways free us from the distracting and unessential, and offer to put us back in touch with nature and reclaim our own inner peace.
Thoughtfully crafted and built, the stories behind these structures are just as curious as the walls themselves. Through portraits of the inhabitants and their invitingly inventive homes, The Hinterland explores architecture and design approaches to creating works that refresh and revitalize amidst the beauty of nature. With the right materials and mindset, this stirring collection reveals that we can all create our own radiant refuge and follow the call of The Hinterland.
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.
The title says it all: one man, one bike, one long ride, the adventure, the pleasure, and the pain. It is simultaneously a travelogue and visual journey.
Martijn Doolaard traded the convenience of a car and the distractions of daily life for a cross-continental cycling journey: a biped adventure that would take him from Amsterdam to Singapore. Leaving behind repetitive routines, One Year on a Bike indulges in slow travel, the subtlety of a gradually changing landscape, and the lessons learned through traveling.
Venturing through Eastern European fields of yellow rapeseed to the intimate hosting culture and community in Iran, One Year on a Bike is a vivid chronicle of what can happen when the norm is pointedly replaced by exceptional self-discoveries and beautiful sceneries. Doolaard shares the gear and knowledge that made his trip possible alongside the passionate curiosities that served as his impetus.
Great inspiration for small spaces! Petite Places presents clever solutions for compact living.
From living rooms and kitchens to bedrooms and bathrooms, small spaces can offer immense possibilities, if only the interior is well considered. By showing a variety of projects in different styles – from reduced and pragmatic to cozy – Petite Places delves into how small homes are being designed today, delivering insights from interior designers and architects. Floor plans will allow you to translate inspirations from the book into your home.
Living in small spaces is not a new phenomenon. By looking at pioneering projects from times gone by, one starts to understand where modern living concepts draw ideas from. Clever furniture and storage solutions create more room to cook, relax, read in a comfortable nook, or work from home. Explore how you can add striking changes to your modest home with only a few tweaks.
Editors - Gestalten & Tessa Pearson
Authors - Essay by Dr. Klaus Klemp
Release date - September 2018
Format - 21cm × 26cm
Features - Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 256 pages
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.
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.
Embark on a thrilling exploration of the world’s most exciting, magnificent, and diverse walking trails and hiking destinations. Besides the better-known paths, The Hidden Tracks will also highlight some of the more out-of-the-way gems—be it an expedition on the other side of the world or a day’s hike just a few hours from your hometown.
From a magic trail leading through a forest of giant trees and breathtaking mountain ascents in South America to a trek across the world’s highest sand dunes in Mongolia, this selection of one-of-a-kind trails is presented with stunning imagery, detailed trail descriptions, overview maps, and insider advice on how to make the most of each trip. The book is both a visual journey and an invitation to pack your hiking boots and discover untouched hiking destinations.
Over the last 25 years, Cam Honan has trekked more than 90,000 km (55,000 mi). Backpacker Magazine claims to never have met “anyone who’s logged more miles.” Cam has hiked in over 50 countries and splits his time between Australia and his second home of Mexico.
Editors - Gestalten & Cam Honan
Release date - September 2018
Format - 24cm × 30cm
Features - Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 272 pages
Full of writing, reports, and recommendations, The Monocle Guide to Better Living is original, informative, entertaining and comprehensive. This is not a book about glitz but rather an upbeat survey of products and ideas built to treasure and last.
Monocle is one of the most successful magazines to be developed in the past decade. Armed with an unmistakable sense of aesthetics and journalistic tenacity, its team—led by editor in chief Tyler Brûlé—has created an intelligent publication that continually inspires a global readership who are interested in everything from diplomacy to design. For its first-ever book, the editorial team looks at one of their core themes: how to live well.
The result is The Monocle Guide to Better Living, an original, informative, and entertaining collection of writing, reports, and recommendations. This is not a book about glitz but rather an upbeat survey of products and ideas meant to be treasured and last.
Monocle-founder Tyler Brûlé is a former war correspondent, founding editor-in-chief of Wallpaper*, and columnist for the Financial Times. Based in London and acclaimed the world over, Monocle delivers a unique global briefing on global affairs, business, culture, and design. Alongside the magazine, Monocle has created a 24-hour radio station, a film-rich website, retail ventures around the globe, and cafés in Tokyo and London.
Bicycles are the new cars. Whether custom-made, sleek, playful, or electric, they are not only means of transportation but also have cultural value. Velo 3rd Gearintroduces the world’s best bikes along with their makers and related products.
As more and more people see bicycles as the best way of getting around, bikes have evolved. Today, e-bikes power past urban traffic. All-wood bikes bomb slopes. Cargo bikes haul gear and goods. Handlebars sync with phones and GPS buzzes through grips, enabling no-look navigation. These bikes, their makers, and their riders are defining the pedal-fueled future.
Velo 3rd Gear is a showcase of today’s most covetable bicycles, the latest designs and technologies, and truly stylish bike-related clothing. It shares compelling perspectives, stories, and experiences from the growing community of cyclists worldwide and introduces a wide range of products and accessories to satisfy its diverse needs and discerning aesthetics.
Editors - Gestalten
Release date - March 2016
Format - 24 × 28 cm
Features - Full color, hardcover, 256 pages
ISBN - 978-3-89955-652-0
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