By Kajsa Kinsella
You've watched every Scandi TV series going, you have Nordic light fittings, and you want Birgitte Nyborg as your Prime Minister. Yes it's fair to say there is a general love-in with everything related to the northern countries.Over the last decade, 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 and traditions that have inspired our obsession, with a quick introduction to 100 icons of Scandi style and Nordic cool, accompanied by beautiful illustrations.Whether it is the inimitable Faroe Isles jumper, made famous by TV detective Sarah Lund; the unusual-tasting delicacy salted liquorice; the ubiquitous Swedish Dala horse; the concept of 'hygge' (a feeling evoked by being in candlelit warmth with friends during winter); Midsomer seasonal celebrations; practical but breathtakingly stylish interiors; or an enduring love of noir literature and dramas, you'll find the key to attaining the Nordic way of life in these pages.
New York Through the Lens
By Vivienne Gucwa
Street photographers will never tire of New York as a subject. It is the perfect setting for the genre, the world's most evocative cityscape, against which candid, memorable moments play themselves out every day. Nearly a decade ago, Vivienne Gucwa began walking the streets of the city with the only camera she could afford a sub-$100 point-and-shoot and started taking pictures. Choosing a direction and going as far as her feet would take her, she noticed lines, forms and structures that had previously gone unnoticed but which resonated, embodying a sense of home. Having limited equipment forced her to learn about light, composition and colour, and her burgeoning talent won her blog millions of readers and wide recognition in the photographic community. New York Through the Lens showcases the stunning results of her ongoing quest. Filled with spectacular photographs and illuminated by Vivienne's own insightful commentary, NY Through the Lens acts as a beautiful travel guide to the city; it will be a must-read for her many fans and for any lover of street photography.
Novelty Knits: 35 fun & fabulous jumpers
By Gyles Brandreth, Saethryd Brandreth
Novelty jumpers are firmly back in fashion and hugely popular on the high street. Now you can make your own - give them to friends and family, or just keep them for yourself. With jumpers for everyone and for every occasion, Novelty Knits is the perfect book for people looking to make something more personal. As well as a festive snowman, Christmas tree, skeleton, ghost, love birds and heart, there are His & Her 'tuxedos' and a robot, as well as patterns for animal lovers, including cats, dogs, pigs and a teddy bear, and enthusiasts, including golfers, musicians, Formula 1 and steam train fans. So whether you want something elegant, outrageous, extrovert or just a little bit different, there is bound to be a pattern designed for you.
Nourish: Mind, Body & Soul
By Amber Rose, Sadie Frost, Holly Davidson
Nourished is what we all aspire to be. 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.
With fun party treats, sophisticated canapés, TV nibbles and exotic tapas, this collection has something for everyone, whether you're entertaining to impress or just looking for something to liven up your lunchbox. All the classic party favourites are here including scotch eggs, sausage rolls and mini pizzas, as well as fancy nuts, chocolates and cakes for everyday snacking. International flavours from paprika prawns and arancini to samosas and skewers, mean you'll be the hostess with the mostess at every event.
The New Street Photographers Manifesto
By Tanya Nagar
Hit the streets with your camera and capture life in all its excitement. Whether you shoot with a digital SLR, a Holga or the camera on your phone, today's cameras let you seize the moment and shoot whenever and wherever you like. This makes them perfect for street photography, the genre of choice of some of the greatest photographers of all time, with names like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Weegee and Robert Frank turning gritty reality into iconic images.In this book, Tanya Nagar will open your eyes to the photographic potential of your urban world environment, offering the tricks and techniques that put you in the right place, at the right time, and let you create amazing photos. In addition to everything that'll give you the right skills and headspace to capture great images on the street, Nagar has brought together a stunning showcase of some of the greatest emerging street photographers of our age to inspire you.
New Larousse Gastronomique
Larousse Gastronomique is the world's classic culinary reference book, with over 35,000 copies sold in the UK alone. Larousse is known and loved for its authoritative and comprehensive collection of recipes. Here it is brought up to date for 2009 in an attractive edition containing over 900 new colour and black and white photographs. All chapters have been read and edited by field specialists, and 85 biographies of chefs have been added. Entries have also been regrouped for increased accessibility.Originally created by Prosper Montagnè and published in 1938, this essential addition to any kitchen has withstood the test of time and become an invaluable source of information for every enthusiastic cook. Without the exaggeration and extravagant distractions of many of today's cookery titles, New Larousse Gastronomique contains recipes, tips, cooking styles and origins for almost every dish in history.
Nick Nairn Cook School Cookbook
By Nick Nairn
Everyone thinks they know how to cook a steak. But do you know how to listen to your pan to find out whether it's too hot or too cold? How do you know when it's rare or well done? And what type of steak should you be cooking anyway? The Nick Nairn Cook School Cookbook cuts through this kitchen confusion by breaking down recipes into basic techniques, produce and equipment needed and includes tips from some of the country's top chefs. Split into three sections, the book is structured as a learning progression. From First Steps such as choosing and using produce, essential equipment and the philosophy of cooking to Essential Techniques, with easy-to-follow step-by-step photography and on to recipes including useful techniques and exercises to test your skills. You will progress from the simplest recipes to dishes for a dinner party for your friends or a satisfying supper for your family.
The New Tech Garden
By Paul Cooper
A celebration of gardens in which man-made materials such as plastic perspex, steel, glass and textiles have been used by a new generation of garden designers to create gardens more in keeping with contemporary design and lifestyles. Award-winning and controversial garden designer Paul Cooper has chosen the best examples of New Tech gardens from all over the world including kinetic gardens, portable gardens, multi-experience gardens for use in both day- and night-time, instant-assembly gardens, and radical gardens that overthrow convention.
New Public Spaces
By Sarah Gaventa
Today, architecture is not always only about buildings but also about the spaces between them. This is the first book to showcase the best and most diverse examples of public space from all over the world. Architectural authority, Sarah Gaventa, considers new public spaces all over the world within themed chapters (see overleaf). Each chapter is finished with either an essay by, or interview with, a high-profile contributor. After each chapter introduction follow case studies of permanent, temporary, large-scale, and tiny interventions (a small percentage will be unbuilt). Each case study is illustrated extensively with a ground plan to provide a thorough understanding of the site. This book proves that public space no longer refers to just public squares and parks, it now includes: dead space around housing estates, roundabouts, car parks, and reclaimed dockyards and waterfronts. It is an important part of contemporary architecture and a competitive area as cities try to out-do each other to attract investment and tourists.