Why You Like This Photo
By Brian Dilg
What you see is very different from what you think you see... There's a lot going on behind the scenes when you like a photograph. Maybe something is tricking your brain into believing a static image is alive with motion. But how? Or maybe you're being drawn in by a rich, high-contrast subject. But what's so great about really black blacks and really white whites? And if the composition is subverting your expectations, where did those expectations come from in the first place?To answer these questions, international award-winning cinematographer Brian Dilg blends photographic fundamentals like exposure, focus, and composition with the latest developments in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and evolutionary biology, in a thrilling exploration of how a photo works, how your brain perceives it, and why you like the result.
By Yohanis Gebreyesus, Jeff Koehler
Ethiopia stands as a land apart: never colonised, the country celebrates and preserves ancient traditions. The fascinating cuisine is enriched with the different religious influences of Judaism, Christianity and Islam - a combination unique to Africa. The delicious dishes featured are Doro Wat, chicken slowly stewed with berbere spice, Yeassa Alichia, curried fish stew, and Siga Tibs, flashfried beef cubes, as well as a wealth of vegetarian dishes such as Gomen, minced collard greens with ginger and garlic and Azifa, green lentil salad.Chef Yohanis takes the reader on a journey through all the essential dishes of his native country, including the traditional Injera synonymous with an Ethiopia feast, along the way telling wondrous stories of the local communities and customs. Complete with photography of the country's stunning landscapes and vibrant artisans, this book demonstrates why Ethiopian food should be considered as one of the world's greatest, most enchanting cuisines.
The Vintage Tea Party Book
By Angel Strawbridge
AS SEEN ON CHANNEL 4'S HIT TV SERIES ESCAPE TO THE CHATEAU 'The Vintage Tea Party helps you plan not only stunning recipes for all sorts of delicious treats but also gives you countless styling tips for the perfect occasion.' - Glamour (SA)'Bring out the bone china for this book from vintage guru Angel Adoree...' - the IndependentAngel Strawbridge cordially invites you to accompany her on a journey to create your perfect vintage tea party!The Vintage Patisserie is a haven of all things glamour, vintage and retro. Run by Angel Adoree, the outstanding character you may have seen on Dragon's Den or Channel 4's Escape to the Chateau, the Vintage Patisserie is a vintage hosting company, originally founded in East London where it spent years wowing its clientele with unforgettable tea parties from a bygone era. In 2015, the company (and Angel) relocated to the beautiful Chateau-de-la-Motte Husson in France, and now offers fairytale vintage weddings, among other unique celebrations. For that reason, there's nowhere better to get simple, elegant advice for hosting your very own Vintage Tea Party at home than from Angel and The Vintage Tea Party Book.As well as providing sumptuous elegant recipes to cover every time of the day, Angel's The Vintage Tea Party Book covers the full breadth of those little touches that make the perfect vintage party: Invitations, attire, decorations, props and more. The book is broken into: BRUNCH What do you mean, morning is no time for a party?! High Breakfast is the height of civilization and, here, I share my most refined brunch dishes, for a morning tea party fit for a Queen. Don your headscarf and on with the preparations!AFTERNOON Is your pinkie finger raised at the ready? There's nothing more British than Afternoon Tea. This chapter is a treasure trove of tea-time delights, from classics to decadent treats, and I show how to make a Union Flag for the ultimate traditional tea party.EVENING The evening tea party is all about glamour, giggles and good friends. On these pages, I share my most impressive recipes, for maximum impact on the eye and taste buds, to give the special people in your life the treat they deserve.STYLE You've organized the perfect vintage do, now it's time for the perfect vintage hairdo, and the perfect vintage dress, and for getting your make-up - and your man - looking just stunning. You'll be the most glamorous hostess in town!
By Debora Robertson
'I need this book.' - Nigella Lawson 'A chummy guide to clearing your home and head.' - Jack Monroe Bursting with practical and relatable advice, this book injects enthusiasm, energy and some much-needed humour into the essential task of de-cluttering. Forget the holier-than-thou approach promising a whole new you if you alphabetise your sock drawer - this is decluttering for real people, with real lives. With a refreshingly honest approach, Debora tackles the best ways to deal with domestic dilemmas, cluttered kitchens and crowded cupboards. She includes handy tips and tricks for the average time-poor person. Tasks are broken down into achievable goals and 'quick fixes', allowing even the busiest of people to create, maintain and achieve a tidy home. And it's not just the home she tackles. Debora helps you banish anxiety and kick-start productivity with '10 de-cluttering commandments' and includes honest advice on how to conquer the fear of change. The busy writer, who has transformed her own cluttered home and mind using these techniques, also explores how best to unclutter your virtual world, from managing social media accounts to balancing email mailing lists.
50 Ways to Help the Planet
By Sian Berry
We are becoming increasingly aware and engaged in environmental issues, but it's not always clear what the solutions are and how we can do our bit. We are ready and willing to make changes to our lifestyles, but often the advice about which are the best ones to make can be confusing.In this friendly guide you are shown how you can make changes in a positive and practical manner, and with some suggestions easier than others, there's a multitude of ways in which you can live more sustainably. Siân looks at the choices we can all make, helping you to reduce your carbon footprint and the impact of your lifestyle on the planet and change the world without changing your life.The 50 ways are divided into Plastics, Energy, Cooking and Eating, Travel, In the Garden and Action, and include a range of options, such as buying plastic-free beauty products, upcycling your furniture, cutting down on meat and having greener celebrations.
Disney: The Simple Family Cookbook
By Jean-François Mallet
Discover the joy of cooking with your loved ones using 100 recipes inspired by your favourite Disney characters. Make spaghetti with Lady and the Tramp, sweet snowballs with Olaf and Elsa and Hawaiian pizza with Lilo and Stitch. Each recipe uses only 2-5 ingredients and has simple instructions so that you can whip up a delightful dish with ease. With healthy dishes for children, adults, or the whole family, you'll be cooking up a storm in no time!
The Leon Recipe Book
Leon, the home of naturally fast food, has created a collection of free recipes for you to cook at home.Featuring recipes from across their range of cookbooks, including the recently released Happy One Pot, this free sampler has a recipe for every occasion whether it's a quick and easy breakfast, lunch, a heartwarming dinner or tasty dessert. Leon have handpicked some of their favourites to share with you to celebrate 10 years of award-winning cookbooks.Includes recipes from Fast & Free, Happy One Pot, Happy Soups, Happy Salads, Family & Friends, Ingredients & Recipes, Naturally Fast Food, Baking & Puddings and Fast Vegetarian.
The Story of the Bauhaus
By Frances Ambler
Now 100 years old, the Bauhaus still looks just as fresh today as it did when it began. It was a place to experiment and embrace a new creative freedom. Thanks to this philosophy, the Bauhaus still shapes the world around us. Trace The Story of the Bauhaus through the 100 personalities, designs, ideas and events that shaped this monumental movement. Learn about leaders Paul Klee, Walter Gropius, Anni Albers and Wassily Kandinsky; witness groundbreaking events and wild parties that would revolutionise contemporary design; and discover a range of innovative ideas and new ways of thinking.
My Art Teacher, Mr Matisse
By Liana Jegers
Henri Matisse is considered one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century with a unique vision that continues to inspire artists to this day. Guided by Matisse's innovative methods and wise words, this colourful book sets you a variety of tasks to complete on the page, and describes several techniques for you to attempt any way you please.My Art Teacher, Mr Matisse is the first in a delightful new series of master-led activity books where you will also discover the wisdom and expertise of Mr Picasso.
Draw & Be Happy
By Tim A Shaw, Cachetejack
Any time you need a moment of calm or a boost of energy, reach for this book and your best pen or pencil.Inspired by real art-therapy techniques, each of these fun and thought-provoking drawing exercises will help reduce stress, boost your confidence and leave you feeling creative and contented. These quirky creativity prompts offer simple strategies for self expression and self care to help you be happy.
By Dad Says Jokes
From the most-followed dad jokes page on Instagram, @dadsaysjokes, comes a collection of hilariously cheesy jokes that will leave your friends and family laughing and groaning in equal measure.This is the perfect gift for dads who want to expand their repertoire and anyone who fancies reminiscing about a childhood full of these no-nonsense 'bad' puns.Here are a couple of tasters:Q: Why do cows have hooves instead of feet?A: Because they lactose.Q: Are you today's date?A: Cuz you're 10/10.
Higgidy: The Cookbook
By Camilla Stephens
Higgidy is known for its scrumptious pies and tarts. In this updated edition of their debut cookbook, co-founder and chief pie maker Camilla Stephens ventures beyond pastry with new recipes for healthy and delicious frittatas and more. Also included of course are mouth-watering Higgidy classics such as Chicken Pot Pie, the Best Quiche Lorraine and Salted Pecan Fudge Pie.From chapters on Simple Suppers and Crafty Quiches to Party Pies and Sweet Treats, all your cooking needs are covered, so you can enjoy a Simple Fish Pie for an after-work supper, Lemony Asparagus & Ricotta Tart for a summer picnic, Little Hot Dog Rolls and Mini Chorizo and Chilli Tartlets for a party and a Chocolate Snowflake Tart for a wintry treat.With Camilla's expert guidance on foolproof pastry techniques added in, this is a wonderful source of heartwarming recipes for family and friends.
Border Control Entrance Exam
Want to find out how British you really are?From the author of Games on Thrones, this unique quiz book probes, exposes and celebrates the true essence of Britishness in all its guises, from chasing cheese downhill and self-deprecation, to naming cakes after Northern towns and always remaining alert for a fruity innuendo.From our stiff upper lips and blithe willingness to form an orderly queue, to our quirky traditions, drunken antics and borderline psychotic leisure pursuits, Brits are renowned throughout the world for being so... darned... British.We're a mass of contradictions, as changeable as the weather in the Scottish highlands, as cosy as a Cornish cream tea, as bright and colourful as a chicken tikka masala, or as morose as a lump of Welsh slate.