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Ilex Press

Ultimate Exposure

David Nightingale
Authors:
David Nightingale

You don't need a book to take good photos any more; most (but not all) of the time your camera, or your phone, will handle things for you. But if you don't know what it's doing - you don't know how to expose photos - you can't join in the real fun of photography.With this book, though, you'll quickly master the key principles, and grasp a few simple concepts that will open up a world of beautiful sunsets, clever silhouettes, light trails and bokeh - as well as sophisticated techniques like HDR, manual exposure blending, and focus stacking.Armed with this knowledge the digital photos you share will stand head-and-shoulders above the rest, and you'll have no problem using that film camera or used Polaroid you picked up at that garage-sale.

Ilex Press

New York In The Snow

Vivienne Gucwa
Authors:
Vivienne Gucwa

The iconic city of New York is a bustling, heady metropolis that, thanks to the power of media, everyone in the world knows intimately, even if they've never been. But every once in a while it changes completely. At first a few flakes will fall, then more, and more. Hardened New Yorkers rush for warmth and, while they're absent, an amazing, glistening almost deserted winter wonderland momentarily appears.It is these moments that phenomenally popular photo-blogger Vivienne Gucwa lives for. She has been documenting them for more than a decade, rushing out to capture the city in snow. Of all the photos that have made her the celebrated, award-winning success that she is, it is these that are most loved, both online and in print, so we offer them here in a sumptous volume to be enjoyed by anyone who loves New York, whether from afar, as an occasional visitor, or if you've never left the Big Apple.

Gaia

The Little Book of Tidying

Beth Penn
Authors:
Beth Penn

In this age of mass consumerism, we are "stuffocating"; becoming slaves to our possessions. By freeing ourselves from physical and mental clutter, and better managing our schedules, we can focus on what is truly important and discover more time, space and joy. Grounded in solid science and bursting with invaluable tools, activities and strategies, this little book will empower you to discard what you no longer need, regain control of your surroundings and create a happier and more fulfilling life.

Ilex Press

If You're Bored With Your Camera Read This Book

Demetrius Fordham
Authors:
Demetrius Fordham

You know photography, don't you? Nice group pictures, tasteful landscapes, perhaps a filter from an app on your phone. Conventional, easy to manage, inoffensive, boring...right?WRONG! In this book you'll find inspiring ideas and genuinely different techniques that you can use to capture anything, from artistic portraits, through to stunning street photography and unusual aboreals. This book will open your eyes, and your lens cap, to new ideas.Topics include:Put Down Your CameraForget the RulesCreative Shooting ExercisesGo Back to Basics

Ilex Press

The Complete Guide to Drones

Adam Juniper
Authors:
Adam Juniper
Spruce

The House Rules Book

Francesca Leung
Authors:
Francesca Leung

Everyone knows someone who argues about chores or the correct way to stack the dishwasher. And everyone has their pet hates they wish the rest of their household would just stop.So simply fill in this book of charts - to be kept as a holy Bible for maintaining peace in the household and make everyone's lives better.Living together isn't easy, but at least with this book you can have a laugh about it, though we take no responsibility for any disputes or arguments that might arise from using it.

Mitchell Beazley

Mamushka

Olia Hercules
Authors:
Olia Hercules
Mitchell Beazley

Garden Design

Heidi Howcroft, Marianne Majerus
Authors:
Heidi Howcroft, Marianne Majerus

Winner of the Garden Media Guild Book Photographer of the Year 2015'This book will inspire readers to envision what is possible even in the smallest, most improbable spaces'.Publishers Weekly'Just looking at Marianne's stunning photographs made me want to go outside and start re-thinking my plot....I defy any reader not to find a style they can feel comfortable with in this book, there are plenty of ideas which can be adopted, even for the most difficult location'.Reckless GardenerThere is no one way to design a garden. The variations and breadth of possibilities are astonishing but it is the choices of the individual that make the world of gardens so exciting. Creating a garden is part common sense and part instinct but we all need inspiration to help us realize the garden we want. Garden Design: A Book of Ideas is the must-have visual reference for garden owners, architects and designers. With over 600 images by award-winning photographer Marianne Majerus and incisive advice from garden designer and best-selling writer Heidi Howcroft, this book takes the reader from getting the concept right to choosing the perfect finishing touches for your outdoor space. The gardens featured are large and small, urban and rural in a wide range of styles from contemporary to classical to naturalistic. Every aspect of designing a garden is explored, from assessing your plot and soil to choosing a style as your inspiration, selecting the right components (be they hard landscaping, boundaries or plants) and tackling more challenging spaces.

Conran

Vogue: The Gown

Jo Ellison
Authors:
Jo Ellison
Conran

House & Garden Fifties House

Catriona Gray
Authors:
Catriona Gray

The post-war consumer boom of the 1950s, coupled with a desire for new, innovative design resulted in one of the most exciting decades in the history of interiors - a visual revolution that was captured on the pages of British House & Garden.In Fifties House, mid-century modern enthusiast Catriona Gray has drawn on the magazine's peerless archive, curating the best illustrations and photographs to show how the use of colour, pattern, homewares and furniture evolved through the decade. The homes of key tastemakers are featured including Le Corbusier, Giò Ponti, Terence Conran and Hans and Florence Knoll. The first title in the new Decades of Design series, House & Garden Fifties House is required reading for mid-century modern enthusiasts, collectors and decorators in search of inspiration from the most influential homes of the past.

Spruce

The Little Book of Corgi Charm

Trevor Davies
Authors:
Trevor Davies

One is very amused! You too can find happiness thanks to the smiling face of the world's cheeriest dog.When you're down and troubled and you've got nowhere to turn, the infectious happiness of the corgi will save the day. These little bundles of doggy joy are so effective that even Her Majesty the Queen has filled her palace with them!In this book, 50 of the cutest corgi photos are accompanied by positive maxims, showing you how your life can be a walk in the park if you follow the corgi philosophy - love, laugh and generally lap up life!

Mitchell Beazley

A Change of Appetite

Diana Henry
Authors:
Diana Henry

Mitchell Beazley

The Vintage Tea Party Year

Angel Adoree
Authors:
Angel Adoree

''Elegant images and illustrations adorn the pages of Angel Adoree's delightful book, which is brimming with style and recipe ideas'' -The Times"Party like its 1949" - Irish IndependentAngel Adoree cordially invites you to accompany her on a journey to create your perfect vintage tea party year!Angel is the founder of The Vintage Patisserie, a popular vintage hosting company offering bespoke tea parties from a bygone era, delivering everything from music, makeovers and - of course - a customised menu of tea party treats that elevate any function into a swanky soiree. The Vintage Tea Party Year takes you on twelve months of parties,celebrations and tea-time treats as well as introducing more games and craft projects for your chosen theme.See the New Year in with vintage style, make Valentine's Day extra special, give every child their dream tea party, find inspiration for weddings and baby showers, be the talk of the town with your own summer street party and wrap up for winter with a vintage-inspired Christmas. Angel's inimitable style will take you on a seasonal journey and help you put on the perfect tea party whatever the occasion.Your vintage year includes...INTRODUCTION Hello! Can you tell already that the era of "vintage" is a considerable source of inspiration for me? On these pages, I explain how the past has influenced mypresent and future, and suggest how to use this book to plan your own vintage-style party.NEW YEAR'S EVE TEA PARTY To end your year on a high note and start the next as you mean to go on, look no further -that is, if you intend to go on in decadence, glamour, indulgence... This chapter showcasesmy most fabulous New Year's Eve party ideas, so that you can give the event the attention itdeserves, then let your hair down in style (or go for an uber-elegant vintage up-do perhaps?).CHILDREN'S TEA PARTY Roll up, roll up! Who doesn't love the circus, what with its bright colours, crazy costumes andgiddy, gleeful sense of fun? The spirit of the circus plus yummy treats dreamed up in kiddyheaven equals a spectacular party to live on in the memories of kids and grown-up kids alike!COMING OF AGE TEA PARTY When a girl comes of age, it's definitely something worth celebrating. And a young lady shouldbegin womanhood in a sassy dress with a chic hair-do, wearing a lady-like pair of gloves inwhich to raise her mocktail glass as she shares a toast to her glorious life ahead.TEA FOR TWO Love is in the air (and in the hair...). Whether it's for Valentine's Day, or for anyday on which your passions are running high, my suggestions for how toromance the man in your life are sure to make him swoon!HEN TEA PARTY When a treasured girlfriend leaves the single life behind, it's time to pull out all thestops. This party must be momentous, and the name of the game is sheerindulgence, naughtiness and uproarious fun. Bring a touch of the cabaretto your night of decadence and it's bound to be fabulous!

Jo Ellison

Jo Ellison was the features director of Vogue between 2005 and 2014. A former history graduate, she worked extensively in the Vogue archive and has written numerous features about the magazine's illustrious relationships with photographers past and present, from Cecil Beaton to David Bailey and Juergen Teller. She is now the fashion editor at The Financial Times.

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Beth Penn

Beth Penn is a professional organizer, speaker and life hacker. "Overwhelming" is a word that Beth has heard often over her 10+ years servicing clients on physical and digital clutter. She is the founder of the thriving professional organizing business Bneato Bar, whose clients range from corporations looking for big-picture time management solutions to the busy individual simply flooded with email, paper and stuff. She has been appeared on the The Today Show for her Naked Inbox workshop, which helps people declutter their email inboxes.Penn has been featured in Real Simple Magazine, Oh Joy!, DesignLoveFest, and more, and has collaborated on projects with Style by Emily Henderson and Apartment Therapy. She has further connections to Houzz, The Huffington Post, Ban.do, Pop Sugar, The Body Book blog, "Elise Gets Crafty" Podcast, The OWN Show, the LA Times, Poketo, Room + Board, West Elm, The Unique Space, The Unique CAMP and Yellow Conference.Discover more about Beth at www.Bneatobar.com or on Twitter and Instagram @bneatobar

Marianne Majerus

Marianne Majerus is a leading garden photographer whose work is widely published in magazines and books. Her books with George Carter include Gardening with Herbs, Gardening with Containers, Projects for Small Gardens, and Living with Plants and The New London Garden (both Mitchell Beazley)

Olia Hercules

Olia Hercules was born in Ukraine and lived in Cyprus for 5 years before moving to London to study a BA in Italian language, followed by an MA in Russian and English. A number of jobs followed before her interest in food as an amateur reached its apogee and she decided to retrain as a chef at Leith's School of Food and Wine. She kicked off her culinary career working at London's Union Market before landing her dream job as a chef-de partie for Ottolenghi's. Olia's focus nowadays is mostly on her son, her writing, her food styling and the occasional foray into film and television.Find out more about Olia at oliahercules.com, on Twitter @oliasgastronomy and on Instagram.com/oliahercules.

Steven Jay Schneider

Steven Jay Schneider, one of the true connoisseurs of movie horror, has written, talked, taught and published extensively on all aspects of film, from aesthetics and psychoanalysis to the joys of the slasher flick. Here he has brought together more than 50 of the finest writers, reviewers, critics, professors, aficionados and filmmakers from around the globe. From Le Monde's Jean-Michel Frodon in Paris to Undercurrent's Chris Fujiwara in Tokyo, the team compromises the best that film writing has to offer and includes contributors to Empire, Sight & Sound, Time Out, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Total Film, International Film Guide, LA Weekly, CineAction, Film Quarterly, NME, the Washington Post, Filmmaker, Moviemaker and many more.

Terence Conran

Terence Conran is one of the world's best-known designers, restaurateurs and retailers. In the 1960s he founded Habitat - the chain of homeware stores that brought good, modern design within reach of the general population for the very first time.Over the subsequent 50 years Terence built another group of companies centred around design, retailing, restaurants and hotels. Today, Conran owns restaurants and shops in eight cities throughout the world and a design business serving many international clients that includes architecture and interior design, product and graphic design and brand licensing.In January 2011 Conran began working with Marks & Spencer in the UK, designing an exclusive range of homewares for the store. In 2012 Conran signed a deal to collaborate with US retail giant jcpenney to design an exclusive range of furniture, lighting and accessories for the home. The initial collection launched in spring 2013 into 300 jcpenney stores throughout the US and there will be new ranges launching each spring and autumn.Terence was knighted for his services to design in 1983 and has been provost of the Royal College of Art in London. In 1982 he opened the very first museum in the world dedicated to design, which is now the celebrated Design Museum in London, due to move to new premises in 2015 thanks to a massive expansion programme.