• Off the Grid
    Off the Grid
    Recent advances in technologies and home-generated renewable energy have made building away from urban and rural infrastructures more practical and affordable than ever. This survey of the world's most innovative off-grid homes reveals the cuttingedge architecture and technology that is enabling us to escape to some of the most extraordinary natural environments on the planet.

    All of the houses featured in this book are fully, or almost fully, self-sufficient in terms of energy, water and, in some cases, food. Architecture and interior design expert Dominic Bradbury reveals how each architect has made everyday living in these wild and natural settings a rewarding and tempting reality. From snowbound cabins in the far Northern Hemisphere to coastal retreats that can only be accessed by boat, the diverse projects collected here show the innovative ways in which architects and their clients are tackling extreme climates, remoteness and construction challenges to enable a new way of life that is both liberating and sustainable.

    The imperative to reduce our carbon footprints and refocus on renewable sources of energy is having a profound impact on our domestic lives. This fascinating survey demonstrates that creative architecture, design and technology are redefining the possibilities for leading a truly rewarding and responsible lifestyle.

    ISBN: 9780500021422
    Publication date: 21/02/2019
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Bradbury, Dominic
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $65.00
  • Pallets 3.0: Remodeled, Reused, Recycled: Architecture + Design
    Pallets 3.0: Remodeled, Reused, Recycled: Architecture + Design
    A journey through the surprising, adventurous and unlimited world of pallet design.

    Today still in Tokyo, tomorrow already in Cape Town, Bar-celona or San Francisco: pallets are the universal symbol for globalized world trade. Their design is simple, their material sturdy and their purchase cheap. Yet, these are the very characteristics in combination with the raw and rough wood look that inspire architects and designers to remodel, reuse and recycle this seemingly inconspicuous flat transport platform for their own creations.

    With numerous projects from all over the world, this volume demonstrates the limitless possibilities of engag-ing creatively with pallets. Used for buildings they undergo spectacular architectural transformations, while in art they are reinterpreted in surprising ways and cleverly de-constructed when utilized as a feature of interior design.

    ISBN: 9783037682548
    Publication date: 17/10/2019
    Price: $45.00
    Author: van Uffelen, Chris
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Patterson  Houses of Aotearoa
    Patterson Houses of Aotearoa
    In Maori culture, architecture is approached as a construction of beliefs: a building must emulate and amplify personalities, hopes and aspirations, becoming the physical expression of those who inhabit it. These ideas and others are the inspirations behind the house projects of New Zealand architect Andrew Patterson, who has been designing houses and civic projects in the country for over thirty years and was awarded the New Zealand Institute of Architects 2017 Gold Medal.

    This book showcases seventeen of Patterson's recent houses, in some of the most dramatic locations in New Zealand, from stunning seascape retreats to hillside cabins. Each house reveals how Patterson's architecture responds to the region's breathtaking landscapes to tell the story of the country's cultural history and to create a sense of place and belonging. This fully illustrated, large-format overview is interspersed with thematic sections that present Patterson's key influences and the culture and lifestyles of New Zealand more broadly, particularly Maori language, history and mythology.

    ISBN: 9780500022191
    Publication date: 25/10/2018
    Price: $95.00
    Author: Patterson, Andrew
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $95.00
  • Phoenix Acrylic Travel Set
    Phoenix Acrylic Travel Set
    This easy-to-carry acrylic travel case contains 5pcs of 12ml acrylic tube and a selection of 5pcs short handled synthetic hair brushes which are ideal for acrylic painbting. The high quality carry case safely keeps everything together and convenient for both indoor and outdoor painting practice.

    ISBN: 6941985210531
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Dasacrtsa001
    Format: Not Applicable
    Price: $24.99
  • Repurposed New Zealand Homes Using Upcycled Materials and Spaces
    Repurposed New Zealand Homes Using Upcycled Materials and Spaces
    An on-trend home design book, featuring an inspiring array of homes that have made good use of recycled and upcycled materials, structures, spaces and furnishings. Included in the mix are industrial and farm buildings that have been converted for living and furnished appropriately with vintage and repurposed industrial fittings.

    The book features 20 homes located throughout the country that feature a variety of clever solutions and design styles. There is everything from repurposed container homes to army barracks, farm utility buildings, churches and urban spaces finished with upcycled and repurposed furnishings.

    The homes are in Lyttelton, Auckland, Wellington, Mahurangi, Cambridge, Cromwell, Christchurch, Queenstown, Hawke's Bay, Coromandel and Rangiora.

    ISBN: 9780143771746
    Publication date: 01/10/2018
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Foster, Catherine
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Shelfie
    Shelfie
    A decorating trend and social media phenomenon, 'the shelfie' originally emerged in response to the clutter-clearing movement. What started as a label for beautiful bookshelves is now applied to artfully stylish arrangements of collectables, flowers, photos, crafting ephemera, perfume bottles - and of course books. And shelfies don't just appear on shelves, but also on desks, worktops and fireplaces.

    De-cluttering, and then curating our favourite possessions stylishly, is a great way to bring personality into the home and workspace. In the first book on the shelfie, Martha Roberts shows you how to source, sort and arrange your belongings for every room in the house. Photography by Nick Pope, who took the photographs for At Home with Plants, also published by Mitchell Beazley.

    'While most of us are just beginning to get to grips with the selfie, the 'shelfie' movement has been gaining digital ground. The self-obsessed are becoming the 'shelf-obsessed.' - Talib Choudry, the Telegraph

    ISBN: 9781784725273
    Publication date: 10/07/2018
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Roberts, Martha
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $27.99
  • Still The Slow Home
    Still The Slow Home
    Still invites readers to take on the philosophy of the SLOW movement: Living Sustainable. Local. Organic. And Whole. Our homes are ideally placed to support and promote this philosophy, through everything from the materials we source in construction to how we fit-out and furnish them. The choices we make don't have to be at the expense of creating a space that feels warm and welcoming, though. Instead, it can actually make us feel better about how and where we live. This beautiful book explores the homes of twenty people from around the world - across four continents and thirteen countries - enlightening readers as to why they chose the SLOW path and how it has benefitted their lives. There is no one way, but many paths that are leading to more awareness and a greater conversation.

    Still is the follow-up to Natalie Walton's highly successful first title This is Home, and once again features location photography by Chris Warnes.


    ISBN: 9781743795705
    Publication date: 01/05/2020
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Walton, Natalie
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $65.00
  • Think Like a Monk Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Everyday
    Think Like a Monk Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Everyday
    Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast 'On Purpose', distils the timeless wisdom he learned as a practising monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life.

    Over the past three years, Jay Shetty has become a favourite in the hearts and minds of millions of people worldwide. One of his clips was the most watched video on Facebook last year, with over 360 million views. His social media following totals over 32 million, he has produced over 400 viral videos, which have amassed more than 5 billion views, and his podcast, 'On Purpose', is consistently ranked the world's #1 health-related podcast.

    In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk in the Vedic tradition to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Drawing on ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us.

    The lessons monks learn are profound but often abstract. Shetty transforms them into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve focus, improve relationships, identify our hidden abilities, increase self-discipline and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can - and should - think like a monk.

    ISBN: 9780008355562
    Publication date: 01/09/2020
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Shetty, Jay
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Threads of Life
    Threads of Life
    For the mothers of the disappeared in 1970s Argentina, protest was difficult. Every Thursday they marched in front of government buildings wearing headscarves embroidered with the names of their lost children. Through sewing, they found a way to campaign. In Tudor England Mary, Queen of Scots was under house arrest and her letters were censored, so she sewed secret treason into her needlework to communicate with the world outside.

    From the political propaganda of the Bayeux Tapestry and First World War soldiers with PTSD, to the maps sewn by schoolgirls in the New World, THREADS OF LIFE stretches from medieval France to contemporary Mexico, from a POW camp in Singapore to a family attic in Scotland. It is a chronicle of identity, protest, memory, power and politics told through the stories of the men and women, over centuries and across continents, who have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, even in the most desperate of circumstances.

    In an eloquent blend of history and memoir, THREADS OF LIFE is an evocative and moving book about the need we all have to tell our story.

    'THREADS OF LIFE is a beautifully considered book . . . Clare Hunter mixes the personal with the political with moving results.' TRACY CHEVALIER

    ISBN: 9781473687936
    Publication date: 05/03/2020
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Hunter, Clare
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Tricia Guild In My View
    Tricia Guild In My View
    As one of the world's foremost interior designers, Tricia Guild has a passionate belief that the way we choose to live has a significant impact on our well-being and happiness. The homes that we live in, the things that we surround ourselves with, and the everyday choices we make, can profoundly affect our outlook and positivity. It is no surprise, then, that Tricia practises what she preaches: she finds it impossible to separate her work as a designer from other aspects of her life, and she believes that, in seeking creative inspiration in each experience, especially in enjoying the things that bring pleasure to our lives, we can perfect the art of living.
    For Tricia, Italy is a particularly enduring passion: the culture, landscape, architecture, food and music all strike a creative chord. She has had a house there for many years. The last home was a rustic farmhouse, but when Tricia and her family began the search for a new property, she knew it would be decidedly different. In this new Italian home, Tricia found the perfect opportunity to create a contemporary interior reflecting a love of modernity and simplicity that has evolved over the years. In Tricia's view, modernity does not mean a lack of colour, pattern or texture; a contemporary interior can be both decorative and minimal - in fact, a confident use of colour and pattern can be the very thing that makes it even more wonderful. Here, working with the architect Stephen Marshall and the garden designer Arne Maynard, Tricia has created a special home - a contemporary interpretation of the local vernacular - that represents her kind of modern.
    In In My View, Tricia charts the creation of her stunning Italian home set amid verdant oil groves. We are taken on an extensive tour of the breathtaking property, right from the entrance steps and the rooms/spaces in the main house to the outdoor dining areas, studio, guest accommodation, kitchen garden and pool house. Stephen and Arne offer insight into their collaboration with Tricia, describing, among other things, the selection of materials - local stone, concrete, glass and galvanized metal - for the house, and the planting on the terraces and around the rolling lawns of the garden. Local artisans and craftspeople also played a crucial role in bringing this truly magnificent yet relaxing and comfortable home to life.
    Tricia also presents her new London home - a Victorian townhouse in a corner plot, where, with the same team of Stephen and Arne - she set about creating an urban retreat comprising three distinct areas to accommodate living, dining and resting. While life in Italy for Tricia is about seasonality and nature, her life in London is centred on her work at Designers Guild, the company she founded in 1970. Her London home therefore is, she says, `sharply experimental', her version of a lab, where she tests designs and assesses how colours work together. In this section of the book, Tricia provides a glimpse of working life and the design process at the company headquarters in west London.
    Throughout the book, Tricia shares the moodboards that helped her to realize her dream homes in Italy and London. For Tricia, moodboards are vital in the early stages of any project, large or small, because they help to stimulate the creative process, even define how one wishes to live, by establishing the language, rhythm and style of each space. The choices that one makes here, the process of selection and careful editing, lie at the heart of finding one's own style. In My View reveals the personal choices have shaped the way Tricia lives now, and will inspire the reader to develop their individual style and thus create their own special view.

    ISBN: 9781858946757
    Publication date: 01/09/2019
    Price: $140.00
    Author: Guild, Tricia
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $140.00
  • Uc Messenger Bag Washable Paper
    Uc Messenger Bag Washable Paper
    ISBN: UC0145
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Uniucba01
    Format: Not Applicable
    Price: $45.00
  • Uc Scarf Red and Black
    Uc Scarf Red and Black
    ISBN: 9415911020046
    Publication date: 01/06/2020
    Price: $29.99
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
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