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Although today s kitchens are crammed full of useful appliances, few people seem to know how to operate them in even the most basic way, let alone make the most of them. Award-winning illustrator Alan Snow has set out to change matters, with this striking diagrammatic guide.
Designed to free us up from the shackles of recipe books, Snow s fascinating visual miscellany shows readers the ins, outs, hows and whys of all manner of cooking equipment, tools and techniques, from ovens, blenders and coffee machines, to more sophisticated chefs equipment and everything in between.
Arranged into four practical sections: Tools, Cooking, Drinks and Kitchens, each section is accompanied by an insightful commentary that offers clear explanations and instructions. As well as absorbing historical and scientific details the book is brimming with charming diagrams and sequences. Once you ve grown familiar with each appliance, you ll find good reason to put your newly acquired knowledge to the test, with recipes as you ve never seen them before.
The perfect gift for every keen cook, whether amateur, enthusiast or professional, this unique book is at once a visual celebration of the kitchen and a fascinating exploration of culinary science and technique.
There's more to being vegan than eating your greens... A plant-based diet is the foundation of a vegan lifestyle, but you can do so much more to incorporate a cruelty-free approach into everyday life. Vegan Life highlights the simple, achievable ways you can show kindness to animals - and to the environment - not just with your choice of food but with the household products, clothing and cosmetics you buy too. With tips on how to reliably spot vegan goods when shopping, DIY ideas for making your own organic cosmetic and cleaning products and, of course, essential recipes for delicious vegan food, this book makes it easy to live more ethically.
Open Your Home and Your Heart Your home is more than the walls that hold it up-it's the people that pass through the doors and the memories that are made within. As you open your doors through hospitality, you'll be blessed by the fruit of loving others well. Lined pages provide ample space to record comments and memories Including six key truths that connect your family to the truth of God's Word A ribbon marker helps keep your place Lay flat binding and uncoated pages provide a great writing surface With beautiful artwork from Ruth Chou Simons throughout, this guest book for your home is the perfect memento of the life you're building day by day.
Dostadning, or the art of death cleaning, is a Swedish phenomenon by which the elderly and their families set their affairs in order. Whether it's sorting the family heirlooms from the junk, downsizing to a smaller place, or using a failsafe system to stop you losing essentials, death cleaning gives us the chance to make the later years of our lives as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Whatever your age, Swedish death cleaning can be used to help you de-clutter your life, and take stock of what's important. Radical and joyous, eighty-something Margareta Magnusson's guide is an invigorating, touching and surprising process that can help you or someone you love immeasurably, and offers the chance to celebrate and reflect on all the tiny joys that make up a long life along the way. Dostadning was previously published in hardback as The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning.
Mind Melt: Extreme Art Mazes to Color and Confound features 25 colorful, brain-stimulating mazes to solve, as well as black-and-white versions for you to color. When you're looking for a way to unwind and calm your frazzled mindafter a long day, look no further than Mind Melt: Extreme Art Mazes to Color and Confound. These intricate mazes give you just the right things to focus your mind on, and when you're finished, you can grab your art supplies and color in the maze's black-and-white counter part. Mind Melt: Extreme Art Mazes to Color and Confound features 25 beautiful, colorful, and challenging mazes, that are as satisfying to solve as they are to fill with color. Fun for adults and kids, artist Sophie Roach's mesmerizing designs offer a stimulating visual challenge to both maze and coloring enthusiasts. Maze solutions are included at the back of the book.
Given the dead costs involved in moving house, more and more people are choosing to make alterations to their existing homes rather than seek pastures new. By choosing to work with an architect, many people are aware they will have access to effective quality design, expert advice and professional resources. But how do you start this process? When you're already worried about your budget, does it make sense to consider the expense of employing an architect on your home? Whether you're looking to simply rearrange your existing rooms or have ambitions towards a kitchen or loft conversion, Architect Your Home has every piece of information that you need to run a successful project. Designing Forwards illuminates the possibilities that design can offer and explores, step-by-step, the decision-making criteria that make great home design. Understanding the process of working with building trade is often half the battle - not to mention getting to grips with the full range of legal issues, planning permissions and building regulations involved. Getting The Builders In takes you systematically through all the stages involved, whatever scale of project you are considering. Finally, The Information provides a comprehensive illustrated directory of building and interior materials and products. Packed with photographs and case studies, plans and illustrations, this is a complete and practical guide to achieving your dream home.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER ** USA Today Bestseller ** Los Angeles Times
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Through useful lessons, lively stories, and vivid examples, this book shows you how to employ Serhant's principles to increase profits and achieve success. Your measure of a good day will no longer depend on one deal or one client, wondering what comes next; the next deal is already happening. And Serhant's practical guidance will show you how to juggle multiple deals at once and close all of them EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
Whatever your business or expertise, Sell It Like Serhant will make anyone a master at sales. Ready, set, GO!
A practical guide to improving your life--and your impact on the world--in thirty simple days by radically reducing waste without losing your lifestyle. Overwhelmed by clutter, anxious about your environmental footprint, and looking to make a change? You don't have to be a rocket scientist to reconfigure your consumption--still, it doesn't hurt that Anita Vandyke is. A qualified engineer and the eco-luxe lifestyle champion behind the popular zero-waste Instagram @Rocket-Science, Anita Vandyke has made the change to a zero-waste life, and through hands-on advice and charming illustrations, she shows us that with ease and style, we can too. By incorporating thirty simple rules one day at a time, A Zero Waste Life is a manageable guide to forming a more conscientious, intentional life in just one month. Offered inside is guidance for tackling waste and making ethical choices when it comes to shopping, eating, travel, beauty, and more. With her signature elegance and encouraging voice, Vandyke proves that we can stop depending on plastics, tidy our homes, and clear the way for a cleaner future--and that when we stop wasting, we start living.
Marie Kondo will help you declutter your life with her new major Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.
Transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredible KonMari Method. Japan's expert declutterer and professional cleaner Marie Kondo will help you tidy your rooms once and for all with her inspirational step-by-step method.
The key to successful tidying is to tackle your home in the correct order, to keep only the things you really love and to do it all at once – and quickly. After that for the rest of your life you only need to choose what to keep and what to discard.
The KonMari Method will not just transform your space. Once you have your house in order you will find that your whole life will change. You can feel more confident, you can become more successful, and you can have the energy and motivation to create the life you want. You will also have the courage to move on from the negative aspects of your life: you can recognise and finish a bad relationship; you can stop feeling anxious; you can finally lose weight.
Marie Kondo's method is based on a 'once-cleaned, never-messy-again' approach. If you think that such a thing is impossible then you should definitely read this compelling book.
A consistent seller for nearly two decades, this practical handbook is an indispensible guide for all owner builders.
This edition has been completely revised and updated to take account of changes in building legislation, new building techniques, and contemporary architectural, design and decor trends. This is a practical, easy-to-read reference book that will enable the owner builder or home renovator to tackle a project in a logical manner and with confidence. Sound advice is given on making an offer to purchase land, how to calculate costs and raise the finances, the preparation and submission of building plans, and how to quantify the actual cost of building.
The bulk of the book covers all you need to know to build your own home, including building methods and materials, the construction schedule, tools and plant hire, siteworks and excavations, foundations, damp-proofing, wall structures, roofing, flooring, ceilings, plumbing, drainage and sanitation, electrics, plastering and screeding. Decorative finishes, fixtures and fittings, verandahs and porches, patios and paving, landscaping, and security are also included.
The pleasures of porch life, with 12 months of tranquility and fabulous views. White wicker. Sweeping views. Frosty lemonade. The guilt-free feeling of being away on a long weekend. That's life out on the porch--a place to breathe fresh air on crisp mornings and starlit summer evenings. A place to meditate on the peaceful pleasures of life. Out on the Porch features twelve inviting porches and vistas. Stately southern verandas shadowed by blossoming trees. Sun-dappled woodland porches. Each gorgeous, full-color photograph is accompanied by a porch-themed quote from literature.
There's no place like home!
And that's why we're back. "Dare to Repair, Replace & Renovate" is the sequel to "Dare to Repair," the national bestselling home repair book for women.
In our first book, we taught you how to fix a leaky faucet. In this book, we teach you how to replace it. In our first book, we showed you how to change the direction of ceiling fan blades. In this book, we show you how to install a new fan. We've gone from basic repairs to easy projects that can make your home more comfortable, more beautiful, and more valuable. We will show you how to:
And we provide easy, step-by-step instructions so you can get rid of the things in your home that are making you crazy:
Incorporating detailed illustrations with witty and encouraging instructions, "Dare to Repair, Replace & Renovate" will allow you to turn your project wish list into a can-do list.
The book that cuts through the clutter of decluttering Modern life has produced so much clutter that the thought of packed closets, attics filled with storage bins, and rental units specifically used to store odds and ends produces its own stress. The decluttering movement offers solutions for those interested in reducing the amount of stuff in their life and embrace a more minimalist, tidier lifestyle. Professional organizer Jane Stoller helps you bypass the stress of a tidying project by offering simple, proven methods for organizing every space in your life--even your mind! Build a new mindset for minimalist living Declutter your home, office, and digital life Develop new routines for a tidier life Establish minimalist practices From adopting a decluttering mindset to finding new homes for unwanted items, this is the book you'll need to keep handy after the big cleanup!
Not too far away from the flea markets, dusty attics, cluttered used record stores and Ebay is the world of the vinyl junkies. Brett Milano dives deep into the piles of old vinyl to uncover the subculture of record collecting. A vinyl junkie is not the person who has a few old 45s shoved in the cuboard from their days in high school. Vinyl Junkies are the people who will travel over 3,000 miles to hear a rare b-side by a German band that has only recorded two songs since 1962, vinyl junkies are the people who own every copy of every record produced by the favorite artist from every pressing and printing in existance, vinyl junkies are the people who may just love that black plastic more than anything else in their lives. Brett Milano traveled the U.S. seeking out the most die-hard and fanatical collectors to capture all that it means to be a vinyl junkie. Includes interviews with Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Peter Buck from R.E.M and Robert Crumb, creator of Fritz the cat and many more underground comics.
The perfect book for the house plant gardener! Are your house plants forlorn and do they need more knowledgeable attention? With the expertise of Kew experts, discover which plants are delicate and which indestructible, whether these are cacti, succulents, air plants or those famous for their flowers, foliage, fragrance and even air freshening. Learn how to nurture your house plants and cultivate an oasis of calm using the advice and projects in this pretty guide to 70 of the best. Here you'll find plants for all tastes, all rooms, cold and warm temperatures, all light levels and every skill set. Find the right home for your plants and the right plants for your home. This beautifully illustrated guide mixes exquisite botanical prints with 12 step-by-step photographed projects that show how to create and display the trendiest and lushest arrangements today. Author Kay Maguire goes back to the basics of choosing, potting, feeding and care, then looks further at pruning and propagating in order to make more plants. The perfect book is for new and experienced stay-at-home gardeners wanting to improve their outlook, freshen their air and cultivate a little bit of calm.
Wallpaper & Wallcoverings is packed full of creative design ideas for walls in every room of the home, with tips and techniques for contemporary applications of everything from paper and paint to fabric and light-projected images. Beginning with the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century imports of toile de Jouy, damask and chintz from the Far East, the book examines the evolution and major influences of wallpaper and wallcoverings in the West. William Morris's organic hand-blocked prints, the geometric patterns of the 1950s and the hippie-trippy flowers of the 1960s and 1970s, among others, are used to show the impact of historical styles on modern wallcoverings. With a brilliant combination of lively and informative text and beautiful, inspiring photographs, Wallpaper & Wallcoverings illustrates the versatility
We each of us strive for domestic bliss, and we may look to Delia and Nigella to give us tips on achieving the unattainable. Kathryn Hughes, acclaimed for her biography of George Eliot, has pulled back the curtains to look at the creator of the ultimate book on keeping house. In Victorian England what did every middle-class housewife need to create the perfect home? `The Book of Household Management'. `Oh, but of course!' Mrs Beeton would no doubt declare with brisk authority. But Mrs Beeton is not quite the matronly figure that has kept her name resonating 150 years after the publication of `The Book of Household Management'. The famous pages of carefully costed recipes, warnings about not gossiping to visitors, and making sure you always keep your hat on in someone else's house were indispensable in the moulding of the Victorian domestic bliss. But there are many myths surrounding the legend of Mrs Beeton. It is very possible that her book was given so much social standing through fear as she was believed to be a bit of an old dragon. It seems though that Mrs Beeton was a series of contradictions. Kathryn Hughes reveals here that Bella Beeton was a million miles away from the stoical, middle-aged matron. She was in fact only 25 years old when she created the guide to successful family living and had only had five years experience of her own to inform her. She lived in a semi-detached house in Pinner with the bare minimum of servants. She bordered on being a workaholic, and certainly wasn't the meek and mild little wife that her book was aimed at - more a highly intelligent and ambitious young woman. After preaching about wholesome and clean living, Bella Beeton died at the age of 28 from (contrary to her parent's belief) bad hygiene. Kathryn Hughes sympathetically explores the irony behind Bella Beeton's public and private image in this highly readable and informative study of Victorian lifestyle.
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