By Yukari Mitsuhashi
Ikigai is a traditional Japanese concept that embodies happiness in living. It is, essentially, the reason that you get up in the morning. This book is about finding your ikigai - identifying your purpose or passion and using this knowledge to achieve greater happiness in your life. Your ikigai doesn't have to be some grand ambition or highly noble life's purpose - it can be something simple and humble, like tending your garden or walking your dog.Having grown up in Japan, Yukari Mitsuhashi understands first hand what ikigai means to Japanese people. Now living in Los Angeles, she has written this book to introduce the traditional concept to a new audience. This is not a 'one size fits all' book. Instead, Ikigai encourages you to look at the details of your life and appreciate the everyday moments as you learn to identify your own personal ikigai. The book includes case studies from a range of people sharing their ikigai, from athletes to writers and business people.With its refreshingly simple philosophy and liberating concepts, this beautifully presented book will be a guide you will return to again and again.
Itsu 20-minute Suppers
By Blanche Vaughan, Julian Metcalfe
In this revolutionary cookbook the authors of the bestselling itsu: the cookbook (more than 60,000 copies sold worldwide) provide simple, nutritious, easy-to-follow recipes, all of which can be made within 20 minutes. Using ingredients readily available at mini-markets, they have created 100 deliciously healthy Asian-inspired recipes with noodles, rice, grains and soups. Why resort to bland ready meals when you can cook itsu-style meals at home in minutes? itsu is dedicated to skinny but delicious food: light, green and good for you. But it's not just the calories that are taken care of; the 'superfood' ingredients in the recipes provide optimum nutrition too. And it's food that tastes as good as it looks...
I'm a Celebrity... Where's Kiosk Keith?
I'm A Celebrity's Kiosk Keith has escaped the Outback Shack and is somewhere in the jungle. Can you locate him, 10 bushtucker trial stars, and key celebrities, critters and objects? It's not as easy as you may think!This fun, family activity book includes: 17 incredible artworks, one for each season plus a bonus 'behind the scenes' artwork Photos of the show's most iconic moments Potted histories of each series, with season highlights and a list of all the delightfully gruesome bushtucker trials from every yearHosted by iconic duo Ant and Dec, I'm a Celebrity has gone from strength to strength since its first airing in 2002, becoming a hugely anticipated fixture in the nation's TV calendar. In 2016 it had its best year ever and recorded a peak audience of 12.7 million viewers... comfortably ITV's biggest show of the year.With stars, celebs and special objects waiting to be found in 17 stunningly detailed artworks, this is the perfect indulgence for every I'm a Celebrity fan.
By Betty Soldi
Modern calligraphy has taken social media by storm and inspired thousands of people to put pen to paper and get involved with ink. For years, handwriting has been in danger of becoming lost to keyboards and smartphones, with few of us picking up a pen to do much more than scrawl a shopping list or take hasty notes in meetings so, for professional calligrapher Betty Soldi, this increase in interest is welcome. In Inkspired, Betty encourages you to reconnect with handwriting and discover the calming, creative joy of calligraphy. The book contains guidelines and practice pages, and its calligraphy-friendly paper and unique lie-flat binding mean you can write straight into the book with ease. Once you have had a go at her own `Alphabetty' of calligraphic letters, you are encouraged to develop your own individual style, with a section of projects, from invitations to writing on crockery. Learn to embrace mistakes, play around with new ideas - Betty encourages practising not just with pen and paper, but writing on mirrors in lipstick or etching messages into a plant leaf - and express yourself with beautiful lettering and flourishes. Betty's mantra is `Practice makes progress', and with her infectious enthusiasm and invaluable guidance, even the most inexperienced of inkers will find their scribbles transformed.
If You're Bored With Your Camera Read This Book
By 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
If You're Bored With WATERCOLOUR Read This Book
By Veronica Ballart Lilja
Are you bored of painting tasteful landscapes, light seascapes and delicate still-lifes? Or are you labouring under the misconception that that is simply all watercolour is good for? Maybe you're so bored of looking at watercolour paintings that you've never even tried it! Whether you're at the beginning of your artistic journey, stuck in a rut and in desperate need of some inspiration or simply looking to improve your skills with watercolour, this book is sure to awaken your creativity. Stimulate your artistic minds and open your paint boxes to a whole new realm of possibility, using things like bleach, salt and combs - yes, the thing you'd ordinarily use to brush your hair with - to create exciting results.Professional fashion illustrator Veronica Ballart Lilja shares a wealth of new techniques based on her years of working with the medium that will open up watercolour for beginners, and encourage experts to stray from their more traditional methods. Jam packed with fresh ideas, adventurous tips and techniques, detailed theory and engaging exercises, this book allows you to develop and practise your skills in a free and expressive way.
In Camera: Perfect Pictures Straight Out of the Camera
By Gordon Laing
Understand your camera's capabilities. Master the skills of exposure, composition and focus. Take amazing photos; no post-processing, no Photoshop, just your own vision.With amazing low-light capabilities, incredible definition, intelligent autofocus and a host of other features, digital cameras have now become so powerful that they have left their users behind. Most photographers can take competent shots in a range of conditions, or fix imperfect exposures in Photoshop or Lightroom, but very few have the skill to push their cameras to the limit and capture the perfect shot, under all conditions, with no post-processing required.In Camera is the perfect way to take your photography to that level; to master your camera, understand light, exposure and composition, and make amazing photographs, whatever your camera, without cheating after the event. One hundred of Gordon's beautiful photos are given with his own expert commentary; full settings and camera details are included, and a host of tips and tricks let photographers of any level learn something from every example. The shots are taken with a wide range of cameras, and the emphasis is on getting results by improving your own skills, not wasting money on expensive equipment.
Institut Paul Bocuse Gastronomique
The perfect guide for professional chefs in training and aspiring amateurs, this fully illustrated, comprehensive step-by-step manual covers all aspects of preparing, cooking and serving delicious, high-end food. An authoritative, unique reference book, it covers 250 core techniques in extensive, ultra-clear step-by-step photographs. These techniques are then put into practice in 70 classic and contemporary recipes, designed by chefs. With over 1,800 photographs in total, this astonishing reference work is the essential culinary bible for any serious cook, professional or amateur.
Indian Cookery Course
By Monisha Bharadwaj
This comprehensive guide to Indian cooking explores the myriad regional varieties of authentic, healthy and lesser known Indian recipes. With chapters broken down into: Rice, Breads, Meat, Fish & Seafood, Poultry, Eggs, Dairy, Lentils & Beans, Vegetables, Snack & Sides, Grills, Salads & Raitas, Chutneys & Relishes, Desserts and Drinks, Monisha covers a varied range of dishes as well as providing insights into ingredients, techniques and step-by-step masterclasses to help you recreate classic and popular recipes. Monisha offers a vivid overview of India's colourful traditions and geographical differences, from the earthy lentil dishes of the North to the coconut-based curries which are a staple in the South. Including advice on the building blocks of Indian cuisine, such as how to make a basic curry and how to cook the perfect rice, plus tips on the different varieties of rice and how to shop for the best type for each dish. Monisha teaches you how to make traditional Indian food at home, based on the principles of good health and touching on the values of Ayurveda. The Indian Cookery Course is the ultimate guide to everything you ever wanted to know about Indian food.
I Got 99 Problems but a Stitch Ain't One
By Genevieve Brading
Sassy attitude meets classic crafts - what's not to love? With this collection of punchy cross-stitch patterns, you can try your hand at this easy, stylish craft that's taking the world by storm, and liven up your home at the same time. From the fierce and cheeky to the motivational, this book has a cross-stitch for every situation. Hang them up to brighten your morning, to add a bit of fun to your party, or to inject your home with serious style. These patterns will also make the perfect gift for your style-conscious friends. Featuring 20 designs, including: - Haters gonna hate- What would Beyoncé do? - In Taylor we trust- Selfie-free zone- To Bieber or not to Bieber? That is the question. - No speaking before coffee- I make it tequila o'clockSome designs contain swearing.
The Invention of Numbers
By Peter Bentley
Numbers are at the heart of the existence of the universe and everything in it, and yet a lot of us have little understanding of their creation, let alone their part in philosophy, art, music, physics, literature, religion and computing. Dr Bentley's fascinating history of the origins of numbers will unlock the secrets of these things that we take for granted and shows how numbers seem to take on human characteristiscs - as they can be perfect or irrational, amicable or prime, real or imaginary.From zero to infinity, learn about the way numbers have shaped our world, discover amazing facts and enjoy the pure beauty of mathematical logic.
By Paula Grainger, Karen Sullivan
Lost your zest for life? Feeling tired and sluggish? Need a health boost?Reach for a soothing cup of herbal tea and harness the extraordinary power of nature's most potent healing ingredients. With more than 70 expertly formulated recipes for tasty, soothing, caffeine-free infusions, tea tips to help you get the most from your brew, and a comprehensive directory of herbal ingredients and their active properties and benefits, you can blend, brew and sip your way to wellbeing.
Icons of Style: Denim
Once a functional piece of workwear, denim has long since taken its place as a global style icon - but a small handful stand tall above the rest. This comprehensive collection looks at the most iconic denim ever created, from the original Levi's 501s, through the birth of Japanese denim and up to the modern brands that have made denim the streetwear staple it is today - Evisu, Nudie, Momotaro, the list goes on...With photography and detailed analysis throughout, Icons of Style: Denim traces the history of denim through its most iconic pieces, from rugged workwear to hand-crafted selvedge and beyond.