By Kajsa Kinsella
Over the last decade or so, the Nordic nations have quietly and unassumingly come to hold us in their thrall; but what is it, exactly, that we covet about their culture?Nordicana celebrates the objects, aesthetics, history and traditions that have inspired our obsession, with a concise introduction to 100 icons of Scandi culture and Nordic cool, accompanied by beautiful illustrations and photographs.Whether it is the inimitable Faroe Isles jumper; the unusual-tasting delicacy salted liquorice; the cult concept of cosy 'hygge'; the nostalgia of Tove Jansson's Moomins; the rituals of Midsummer seasonal celebrations; the romantic tradition of love spoons; or the practical but breathtakingly stylish interiors, you'll find the keys to attaining the Nordic way of life in these pages.
The Nostalgia Nerd's Retro Tech: Computer, Consoles & Games
By Peter Leigh
Remember what a wild frontier the early days of home gaming were? Manufacturers releasing new consoles at a breakneck pace; developers creating games that kept us up all night, then going bankrupt the next day; and what self-respecting kid didn't beg their parents for an Atari or a Nintendo? This explosion of computers, consoles, and games was genuinely unlike anything the tech world has seen before or since.This thoroughly researched and geeky trip down memory lane pulls together the most entertaining stories from this dynamic era, and brings you the classic tech that should never be forgotten.
New French Table
By Emily Roux, Giselle Roux
'From traditional family feasts to delightful simple snacks, this is a book to make mealtimes special' - Michel Roux JrSimple family food forms the heart of French gastronomy. In New French Table, mother-and-daughter team Emily and Giselle Roux share a completely fresh take on classic and contemporary recipes, creating a modern bible for today's lifestyle. Drawing upon their experience working in Roux restaurants and fond memories of cooking together, they prove that French food is not only easy and approachable, but light, fresh and bursting with flavour. From the provincial home cooking of the Ardeche to the sweet treats of Brittany, this unique collection of recipes shows how the French kitchen has evolved to suit a modern lifestyle - with delicious recipes for every day; family dinners; lighter soups and salads; new trends; international influences; and big feasts to feed a crowd.
National Gallery Dot-To-Dot
By , Francesca Protopapa
Twenty iconic works of art to complete as fun and original dot-to-dot puzzles. Home to Van Gogh, Velázquez and Vermeer, the National Gallery, London, boasts countless masterpieces. Find twenty of their most iconic works here as 1000-dot challenges - a satisfyingly slow-paced study that promises hours of fun and a dramatic final reveal. Art lovers of all ages can now create and keep their very own Goya and Gauguin with these beautiful, sculptural renditions of world famous works. Includes an epic 1600-dot Van Gogh puzzle rendered in incredible detail.
National Gallery Spot-The-Difference
Study world-famous works from an iconic collection like never before. Inspired by the National Gallery's best-loved paintings, find 40 fun and challenging visual puzzles that traverse art history with the likes of Raphael, Rubens, Rembrandt and Renoir. Lose yourself in moody seascapes, poignant portraits, bustling markets and mythical scenes. Test your brain, artistic understanding and knowledge with this rewarding, detail-driven and witty collection.
New York In The Snow
By 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.
The Nude Sketchbook
The ultimate exercise book for any original, training the eye, the hand and the mind.Copying is how we learn. It is the oldest, grandest tradition and essential to an artist's development. Featuring 20 masterpieces by Michelangelo, Modigliani, Matisse, and more, The Nude Sketchbook is the first in an innovative new series that combines careful study with independent expression.Each image is accompanied by helpful prompts from iconic artists, critics, and art historians, with plenty of blank space to practice and explore within the theme. Complete with a brief history of life drawing and an introduction to the draughtsman's toolkit, this guided sketchbook equips artists with everything they need to develop their style and skills. Gain a fresh understanding of the tools, materials, and techniques necessary to master this most intimate subject.
Nourish: Mind, Body and Soul
By Amber Rose, Sadie Frost, Holly Davidson
We get so much more out of life when we feel positive and energised and therefore it is such a shame when the everyday pressures of life build up and we find ourselves doing almost anything simply to get by and end up a long way from the ideal that we still wistfully have in mind. Full of the wisdom and good nourishment that helped Sadie, Holly and Amber through their own personal struggles and setbacks, Nourish promises to restore you to the path of complete well-being. With Amber's delicious food to nourish the body, Holly's exercises to strengthen it and Sadie's beauty recipes to soothe the skin and yoga and meditation routines to still the mind, this beautiful book is the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of modern life, proving that there is always a way to stay nourished and happy.
Nadia Sawalha's Little Black Dress Diet
By Nadia Sawalha
Nadia's Little Black Dress Diet, covering 100 recipes from Breakfast through to Dinner - not forgetting those scrumptious puddings - shows you how to make healthy yet succulent dishes to help you slip into your little black number. From quick and tasty recipes for thinner dinners and sinless snacks, Nadia gives her top tips on how to lose the weight - tricks to 'beat the bloat' and survival tips for the party season. And once you're there, Nadia reveals how to look your finest on the day, from which shoes to wear to the correct posture to adopt, everything you need to complement the new you. This is an essential book for anyone wishing to look and feel fabulous in their LBD.
The Nordic Kitchen
By Claus Meyer
Discover fresh, Nordic family cooking with this book from Noma co-founder Claus Meyer. With its focus on good, seasonal ingredients and lightness of touch, Nordic cuisine is perfect family food. In this book, Claus Meyer brings the ethos that built Noma into the world's best restaurant into the home with easy-going, accessible dishes that will fit seamlessly into family life. The book is divided into four seasonal chapters so that you can get the most from the food and flavours in season. There are also features on food from the wild, including chanterelles, dandelions and blackberries.With recipes including Creamy Root Vegetable Soup with Crispy Bacon, Braised Pork Cheeks with Beer and Plum Vinegar, Pan-fried Mullet with Cucumber and Peas in Dill Butter and Rhubarb Cake you can bring the delicious flavours of the Nordic countries into your own kitchen.
By Amber Locke
Create big, beautiful and vibrant salads with a variety of fresh ingredients and epically delicious dressings. These salads are not only show-stoppingly gorgeous to look at but also are super-nutritious and delicious to eat. With features on ingredients, tools, cutting techniques, toppings and dressings, plus over 100 recipes, you'll be left feeling fully delighted and satisfied yet light, bright and energized too!
The Nature Mandala Colouring Book
By Cynthia Emerlye, Cynthia Emerlye
Putting the beetle into beetle mania, The Nature Mandala Colouring Book features 44 exquisitely drawn mandalas by artist and illustrator Cynthia Emerlye. The beautiful and intricate designs in this book are all based on nature's tiny wonders. Butterflies, bugs, beetles, grasses, flowers and small creatures are arranged into gorgeous mandala designs. Whether you enjoy colouring for mindfulness and calm, or creating aesthetically harmonious colour palettes, this book is an ideal self-purchase or gift, providing hours of colouring enjoyment for artists of all ages.
The New Vegan
By Aine Carlin, Aine Carlin
Going vegan can be a daunting prospect. Many familiar foods and products are out of bounds, and it can be hard to know how to enjoy a healthy, tasty diet. In her new book, top vegan author Aine Carlin guides you through the process of adopting a vegan lifestyle, with tips on what to tell people about your new diet, what you can eat at a restaurant, dealing with cravings and her take on vegan-friendly fashion (in 2015, she was named Most Stylish Vegan by PETA). There are more than 90 tempting recipes carefully tailored to people giving up meat, fish and dairy for the first time, including Jerk-marinated Cauliflower Steaks for a main course and Macadamia and Blueberry Cream Pie for dessert, and there are also delicious selections of raw and gluten-free dishes. Learn how to make your own plant milk, nut cream and even vegan-friendly beauty products. Aine's practical advice, non-judgemental approach and tempting recipes are the perfect tools as you begin your vegan journey.