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Tranq Thoughts:Friendship Journal

  • Hardback
  • £8.50

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  • ISBN: 9781840727548
  • Publication date: 19 Aug 2004
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Conran

Pattern

Orla Kiely
Authors:
Orla Kiely

The world of Orla Kiely is one where pattern reigns. Immediately recognisable, her unique design language and sure sense of graphic control has seen her label become a hugely successful global brand. From her early signature bags, the collection has grown to include a complete womenswear line, accessories, travel and homeware, sold in shops and outlets worldwide.Pattern is Orla's opportunity to provide her many devoted followers around the world with an insight into her creative process. Giving a personal account of what informs her work and inspires her designs, she looks at pattern in all its manifestations - the impact of scale and proportion, rhythm and texture and the all-important dimension of colour. With her prints applied to a wide range of products, from bags and clothing to decorative objects and soft furnishings,she is in a unique position to comment on all the ways in which pattern can enrich our lives.Illustrated with many examples of Orla's work and inspirational images that have shaped her style, the result is a stunning guide to using pattern with flair and confidence.

Mitchell Beazley

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2018

Hugh Johnson
Authors:
Hugh Johnson

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 41st year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This new edition also contains a colour supplement on Syrah and Garnacha grapes.

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

Hamlyn

The Secret Language of Dogs

Victoria Stilwell
Authors:
Victoria Stilwell
Mitchell Beazley

Essential Winetasting

Michael Schuster
Authors:
Michael Schuster

The first edition of Essential Winetasting won numerous prizes for Best Wine Book of the Year immediately after it was published. This new edition has 20% more pages, the whole volume (in particular the central section on Grapes and Their Wines and The Tastings) has been substantially rewritten and updated, and there are numerous new illustrations. The maps have been completely revised and they all have up-to-date statistics for the 2014 vintage. The nine practical Tastings have been redesigned, each now with an initial advice panel on preparatory reading from the book, plus a subsequent quiz panel as a reinforcement. The See Also boxes remain, on almost every spread, as a cross reference system for the whole volume, a uniquely powerful learning tool. At the more advanced tasting level there is a completely new and detailed Quality Calibration Tasting on perceiving and recognizing quality, and a comprehensive section on Blind Tasting in all its forms. Additional new material covers Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wines; Alcohol; Wine Gadgets; and Wine at Home and On the Table. Above all the book offers a particularly clear and precise means of teaching yourself how to taste and how to get more out of your wine, whatever your level.

Cassell

Cracking Psychology

Sandi Mann
Authors:
Sandi Mann

Learn all about the history of psychology, the theories that shaped society and the experiments that changed the world - with biographies of the most influential psychologists of our times and insight into fascinating psychological phenomena, such as the Freudian Slip and False Memory.Find out how you can use psychology to feel happier, manage anger, tell when someone is lying, encourage someone to stop smoking, improve your memory and much more.This extensive guide is perfect for anyone who wants to understand the inner workings of the human mind.

Conran

Paris in Fifty Design Icons

Brigitte Fitoussi, Imogen Fortes
Authors:
Brigitte Fitoussi, Imogen Fortes

In this series, the Design Museum looks at the fifty design icons of major cities around the world - icons that, when viewed together, inherently sum up the character of their city. Covering anything from buildings, monuments and iconic designers to a classic film or street sign, these books explore a tapestry of infamous designs, all with their own story to tell. One part design history, one part visual guidebook, this fascinating series unlocks the design stories of the biggest, most creative cities in the world. With entries on design icons from I.M. Pei's glass pyramid to the humble baguette, Le Monde newspaper to Le Corbusier's striking Maison La Roche, Paris in Fifty Design Icons builds an intricate portrait of Europe's most romantic city. With stunning photography, this book is the perfect gift for design enthusiasts and anyone who loves anything Parisian.Also available in the series: London in Fifty Design IconsNew York in Fifty Design IconsBerlin in Fifty Design Icons

Gaia

The Little Book of Inner Peace

Ashley Davis Bush
Authors:
Ashley Davis Bush
Godsfield Press

The Modern Yoga Bible

Christina Brown
Authors:
Christina Brown

Yoga brings not only a suppleness to the body but also a sense of well-being to those who practise it. Featuring over 350 postures from the main schools of yoga, The Modern Yoga Bible is the ultimate step-by-step guide to active flowing sequences, slower, more restorative floor-based postures (yin-yoga) and meditation. From luscious limbering to blissful backbends, this book offers beginners and expert yogis alike tips to on how to deepen their practice and modify poses to suit their individual needs and experiences. Learn to utilise body, energy and mind to find a yoga philosophy tailored to modern life.

Philip's

Philip's Essential Guide to Space

Paul Sutherland
Authors:
Paul Sutherland

A stimulating guide detailing recent developments in space exploration written by Paul Sutherland.Rockets, spacecraft and satellites - the first steps into space.The race to the Moon - and future lunar exploration.Exploring the Solar System - up-to-date information about human and robotic spaceflight.Making space home - living and working on the International Space Station.Observatories in space - looking for other planetary systems and measuring the Universe.Illustrated throughout with stunning photographs and colourful artworks.Suitable for ages 12 to adult.Philip's Essential Guide to Space takes the reader on a beautifully illustrated and informative journey - from the earliest beginnings of rockets and artificial satellites, through the first manned space missions, and on to the latest space probes venturing out into the farthest reaches of the Solar System and the observatories in space that are delving deeper into the origins of the Universe.Author Paul Sutherland describes the early attempts to build rockets in order to propel artificial satellites into Earth orbit for the first time, and examines the difficulties that were overcome in order to launch humans into orbit and on to the Moon. In time, these advances in technology led to the construction and operation of the International Space Station.Much of our knowledge of the Solar System has been derived from space probes that have visited distant planets and sent back images and data streams for analysis. The Sun and the planets are examined in turn, reflecting on the orbiters and landers that have provided a wealth of information.Looking beyond our Solar System to distant galaxies and other deep-sky objects, Paul describes the missions and space observatories that are working to expand our knowledge of black holes, supernova remnants and gamma-ray bursts, as well as the discovery of other planetary systems.Suitable for ages 12 to adult, Philip's Essential Guide to Space is illustrated in full colour throughout.

Ilex Press

Focus in Photography

John Neel
Authors:
John Neel
Mitchell Beazley

Hugh Johnson on Wine

Hugh Johnson
Authors:
Hugh Johnson

'On Wine-which brings together dozens of "articles, reviews, and introductions," from titles as various as Vogue, Decanter, The Sunday Times Wine Club newsletter Wine Times, and the journal you have in your hands, as well as snippets from Johnson's bestselling books-has many moments where the writing transcends the ostensible subject matter.'The World of Fine WineOne of the world's great authorities on wine, Hugh Johnson has been writing on the subject (among others) for almost six decades. This selection chronicles his personal take on developments that have revolutionised the industry for half a century and more.Johnson's prose describes as no one else can the endlessly fascinating characters and landscapes of the wine world. He tells of setting sail with sybarites and braving the perfect storm, he debates at length the Pleasure Principle, lip-smacks through decadent dinners, teaches and learns in Tokyo and files breathless dispatches from Beijing. He bids a poignant farewell to the loveliest vintages, decries peremptory judgement and urges the Slow Food philosophy; falls in love (again), this time with Tokaji, tells warm winter tales through a vintage port and sets out a summer picnic at the source of the Seine - all the while dryly annotating the scribbles of his younger self with contemporary marginal hindsights.This thoughtful, illuminating collection will delight not only lovers of wine, food, history and travel but also anyone who enjoys the intoxicating power of words.

Mitchell Beazley

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2017

Hugh Johnson
Authors:
Hugh Johnson
Gaia

The Little Book of Gratitude

Dr Robert A Emmons PhD
Authors:
Dr Robert A Emmons PhD

Gratitude is the simple, scientifically proven way to increase happiness and encourage greater joy, love, peace, and optimism into our lives.Through easy practices such as keeping a daily gratitude journal, writing letters of thanks, and meditating on the good we have received, we can improve our health and wellbeing, enhance our relationships, encourage healthy sleep, and heighten feelings of connectedness.Easily accessible and available to everyone, the practice of gratitude will benefit every area of your life and generate a positive ripple effect.This beautiful book discusses the benefits of gratitude and teaches easy techniques to foster gratitude every day. It also includes an 8-week gratitude plan.

Cassell

Trump on Trump

George Beahm
Authors:
George Beahm

One thing you cannot deny about Donald Trump is that he speaks his mind... and the results are fascinating!Get to know how that mind works by reading his words. This is an unbiased collection of Trump's most famous and interesting quotes and thus an unofficial guide to his thinking.Brash, outspoken and successful, Donald Trump is a political phenomenon. Some of his more contentious comments have outraged the immigrant community, feminist groups and even the Pope. Whether you like him or loathe him, he's impossible to ignore.Now you can understand more about this most infamous public figure and form your own opinion about the way he thinks. Covering the time since Trump announced that he was running for Republican candidacy, this book looks at excerpts and speeches and puts them into context. Among many topics it covers his views on business, America and other countries; his opinion of himself, women and those who stand, or have stood, against him.This is a fascinating insight into the world's most controversial politician.

Godsfield Press

Judy Hall's Complete Crystal Workshop

Judy Hall
Authors:
Judy Hall

From bestselling international author Judy Hall comes a fascinating book that gives you a personalized and direct experience of the thought-provoking wisdom that crystal exploration has conveyed to thousands throughout the world. Going far beyond a reference guide, Judy Hall's Complete Crystal Workshop is more like a personal tutor, leading you through the key ideas and concepts of using crystals via inspirational and holistic hands-on exercises and rituals. The interactive exercises help you to tailor the book to your needs; the journal sections allow you to write your own experiences directly into the book, whilst the step-by-step learning programme guides you to revision work and more advanced exercises. An exclusive CD featuring meditations and inspirational music will bring you into a receptive state for deeper work. Perfect for novice and practised crystal users alike, this holistic, integrated and practical guide is your own personal crystal workshop in a book.

Ilex Press

The Passive-Aggressive Colouring Book

Charlotte Farmer
Authors:
Charlotte Farmer

Are you tired of all those colouring books claiming that they are the answer to your inner peace and sense of calm? Do you twitch at the thought of yoga mums, bikini diets, excessive coffee choices and people who just have the whole thing under control? Then this book is your antidote. We don't mind if you want to give The Passive-Aggressive Colouring Book to your dog to chew; feel free to use it to light the fire or prop up the table leg. If you feel really desperate you may even want to colour it in...or scribble it out. The choice is yours.Whatever you choose to do we advise you first to enjoy the fabulous, humorous illustrations by the inspiringly angry Charlotte Farmer. And if her brilliance and talent drives you round the twist, you know what to do. Just warn us to duck first.

Spruce

A Thousand Paths to Happiness

David Baird
Authors:
David Baird

We are constantly told that being happy is the most important thing, as if it were the easiest thing to do in the world! In reality it can sometimes feel like we do not have time to be happy, or it can be difficult to find something to be happy about.Happiness is a state of mind that we must take control of for ourselves. We need to make a conscious decision to allow ourselves to be happy and find contentment in the little things, as well as the big events in our lives. The thoughts and quotations in these pages will allow you to appreciate and celebrate the good stuff, as well as help with the difficult times. With 1000 uplifting quotations to choose from and enjoy, you are guaranteed to feel happier.

Hamlyn

Calorie Counter

Wynnie Chan
Authors:
Wynnie Chan
Mitchell Beazley

Vintage Fashion & Couture

Kerry Taylor
Authors:
Kerry Taylor

"I thought I knew almost everything about the history of fashion until I met Kerry Taylor. The inside-out knowledge she has of garments will inspire both students and designers to look at fashion with fresh eyes." - Sarah Mower, US Vogue "This beautiful book by Kerry Taylor - the go-to woman for vintage and antique couture - is a treat for collectors and fashion lovers alike." - The Wall Street Journal"Whatever my question about vintage, Kerry Taylor has the answer. Her expertise, knowledge and historical anecdotes have raised the level of interest in this subject hugely." -Lisa Armstrong, Daily Telegraph Named one of Glamour Magazine's "Must-Read Style Books"! Profiled by Vogue and The New York Times and courted by style icons with wardrobes to sell and top designers in search of inspiration, Kerry Taylor is one of the world's leading experts on vintage fashion and couture. In this lavishly illustrated book, Kerry tells the story of a century of fashion through the work of its key design talents and the memorable women who have worn their creations. All the fashion stars are here from Poiret to McQueen via Lanvin, Chanel, Schiaparelli, Madame Grès, Dior, Balenciaga, Mary Quant, Ossie Clark, Vivienne Westwood, Alaïa, and Margiela. For each designer Kerry explores their career through a dazzling range of clothes and accessories, explaining what makes each item so desirable to the collector or wearer of vintage fashion. Each chapter includes at least one 'style icon' whose relationship with fashion has had a lasting impact, including Baba D'Erlanger, Lauren Bacall, Grace Kelly, Catherine Deneuve, Paloma Picasso and Kate Moss. Illustrated with a mix of gorgeous fashion photography plus images from Kerry's own astonishing archive, this book is set to become an invaluable guide for collectors of vintage (whatever their budget) and all those who love fashion.Contents includes...Foreword by Hubert de GivenchyPrologue by Christopher Kane1900sPaul PoiretLucileMariano Fortuny1920sJean PatouJeanne LavinChanel in the Twenties1930sElsa SchiaparelliStyle Icon Wallis SimpsonMadeleine Vionnet - The Architect of Couture1940sThe effects of War on Fashion in EuropeAmerican Fashion in the FortiesChristian Dior - The Saviour of French Haute Couture1950sPierre BalmainCristóbal Balenciaga - The MasterStyle Icon Grace Kelly1960sMary QuantHubert de Givenchy Style Icon Audrey Hepburn1970sYves Saint Laurent in the SeventiesZandra RhodesVivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren1980sItalian MastersAzzedine AlaïaJohn Galliano1990sThe New RomanticsThierry MuglerStyle Icon Kate Moss2000sLater McQueenStyle Icon Daphne GuinnessCollecting VintageTaking Care of your Collection..And so much more!