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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.