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50 ARCHITECTS 50 BUILDINGS: The Buildings That Inspire Architects 50 ARCHITECTS 50 BUILDINGS: The Buildings That Inspire Architects
$70.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781849943420
Leading contemporary architects choose the buildings from around the world the building that most inspired them and explain how it influenced their own work. Architectural journalist Pamela Buxton interviewed each of the architects to create these outstanding portraits of the buildings that have influenced modern architecture. This diverse selection is i illustrated throughout with stunning architectural photography. The book features a range of inspirational buildings from housing estates to castles, coal mines to cathedrals. Includes work by the giants of twentieth-century architecture including Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Alvar Aalto, as well as lesser-known gems. A visually stunning book and a great insight into the power of existing architecture and its immense influence on the world we build today.
COOKING 4 CHANGE: 101 Famous Kiwis Share Their Favourite Recipes COOKING 4 CHANGE: 101 Famous Kiwis Share Their Favourite Recipes
$50.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780473357702
Cooking 4 Change is the brainchild of celebrated New Zealand artist Dick Frizzell, his business partner Christian Kasper and TV host Erin Simpson. A wide range of New Zealand celebrities were asked to share their all-time favourite dishes in order to raise money for longstanding local charities Paw Justice, Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand, Starship Foundation and Auckland City Mission. What resulted is a diverse selection of recipes and intimate cooking stories from a raft of our favourite personalities who want to make a difference. The recipes and stories are accompanied by sumptuous photography, mostly taken inside each celebrity’s own kitchen. In true New Zealand style, Cooking 4 Change showcases the amazing results Kiwis can achieve when we all work together and give back to some of our hardest-working charities.

DREAM DECOR: Styling a Cool, Creative and Comfortable Home, Wherever You Live DREAM DECOR: Styling a Cool, Creative and Comfortable Home, Wherever You Live
$55.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781910254288
Our homes are a reflection of how we live and nothing impacts on that more than where we live, and the lifestyle we lead. This book will take readers on an inspiring and tactile journey to discover the decorating style that represents their personal style, all demonstrated via Will's personal and evocative travel imagery, charming illustrations and personality-packed homes across the globe. By inspiring readers to look to their surroundings and call on their own travel memories and personal journeys, the book will be the practical yet playful travel companion the reader needs to create their own 'Dream Decor' style. From the colourful cool of Miami Brights to the eclectic urban hipster warehouses of Brooklyn and the nautical feel of the Hamptons and Normandy, a diverse mix of decor styles are explored. The homes mirror their surrounding environments, and room analysis for every space in the home shows readers how they can recreate their favourite looks and styles no matter where they live.
HOME SPACE HOME SPACE
$45.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781743367032
From the author of the bestseller Easy Luxury. Through a selection of family homes, Darren Palmer gives us an insight into their occupants’ relationship to their living spaces, providing information as well as solutions to questions we may have about what some of our own design challenges may currently be, or may be in the future. Our lives have different demands, and our homes reflect this, in every way. Each family group will have a different set of needs and challenges; the associated constraints, requirements and solutions resulting in specially designed spaces that are as individual as all the people living within them. This book demonstrates in engaging, informative text and stunning photography that we can draw inspiration and practical solutions from the way different families have tailored various interior design elements - storage, lighting, furniture, materials, larger and smaller spaces - to their unique brief. In Home Space, we'll find out what makes people happy and fulfilled through the homes they have created, that work to support the family in their lives.

MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES OF FRANCE: The Official Guide MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES OF FRANCE: The Official Guide
$50.00 NZD
ISBN: 9782080202666
From half-timbered Alsatian houses to the vines and lavender fields of Montclus in the Languedoc-Roussillon, and the medieval fortress at Montrésor, this fully illustrated guide unveils the beauty of rural France, providing complete visitor’s information for these exceptionally preserved destinations. Carefully chosen each year through a rigorous 30-criteria selection process, the French villages featured in this official guide are replete with historical, architectural, and natural riches. Organised by region with suggestions for neighbouring villages and sites that should not be missed, simplifying itinerary planning. Practical information includes accommodation options ranging from hotels to campsites, restaurants and markets, and artisanal produce and local specialties, and is accompanied by recommendations for monuments, museums, and other notable places to visit. The book includes an overview map of France, and each village is featured on an easy-to-read road map, accompanied by indications for the best way to arrive by road, train, and airplane.
PERFECT IMPERFECT: The Beauty of Accident, Age & Patina PERFECT IMPERFECT: The Beauty of Accident, Age & Patina
$70.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781743364819
An interior design book that embodies a philosophy of thoughtfulness and creativity in living.Perfect Imperfect takes as its founding principle the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, advocating the beauty to be found in imperfection, impermanence and the authentic. Importantly, this is done without losing sight of the benefits of living in the 21st century, where designers are merging digital technology with the handmade to produce items that combine the best of both worlds...This inspirational book, with thought-provoking text by Karen McCartney and stunning visuals by Sharyn Cairns and Glen Proebstel, is a celebration of accident, curation, collection, hesitation, collaboration, reuse, reimagining and true originality... Perfect Imperfect explores an established aesthetic in a new way, as illustrated by the homes and studios of international and Australian creatives. It embraces current design objects alongside well-worn ones, and features interior settings that mix comfort, design and an offbeat beauty.

SAVOUR: Salads for All Seasons SAVOUR: Salads for All Seasons
$55.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781910254493
Acclaimed chef Peter Gordon shows us that salads are versatile and fun dishes that harmoniously combine a mixture of individually prepared ingredients, that when coming together, can either be very similar in texture and colour, or ones that oppose each other such as crunch supporting smooth. In this beautiful book, internationally acclaimed chef and ‘godfather’ of fusion cooking, Peter Gordon, encourages you to throw away any preconceived ideas about what makes a salad and to instead create inventive, mouth-watering dishes that you’ll want to make time and again.Created to be enjoyed all year round as a main meal, part of a sharing plate or as a side dish, every recipe combines ingredients that work harmoniously together. Smooth textures complement crunch, a sharp citrus note setting off the sweetness of a roasted grape, a fiery chilli enlivening a sweet mango. Chapters are identified by a core ingredient, be it meat, fish, grain, cheese or vegetable, but no single ingredient is king – it is the perfect combination that makes the dish. Following Peter's ethos that cooking should be fun, creative and fulfilling, you’ll find these recipes infused with delicious originality.
SNOWBALL IN A BLIZZARD: The Tricky Problem of Uncertainty in Medicine SNOWBALL IN A BLIZZARD: The Tricky Problem of Uncertainty in Medicine
$33.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781786490179
Combines Daniel Kahneman with Atul Gawande - providing a captivating discussion of why our overconfidence in medicine can be more deadly than any disease. In this landmark book, medical professor Steven Hatch reveals that although modern medicine has reached new levels of scientific prowess, we know far less than we think we do. Indeed, CAT scans, MRIs, Mammograms, and blood tests provide a wall of data where false positives are rife. Thus, to be a good doctor, surgeon, or psychiatrist, it is just as important to know what one doesn't know, as what one does.Covering everything from the efficacy of Prozac to the regular barrage of health advice by the media (e.g. bacon causing cancer), Hatch shows why it's essential that doctors and their patients know how to interpret data. A drug that might be very effective to a certain cohort of patients suddenly becomes little more than a placebo when given to large bodies of the population (think Statins). A prognosis of 10 years to live might be accurate on average but mean nothing for the individual cancer patient. Filled with the kind of revelations about flawed human reasoning that made Daniel Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow a bestseller, this is the must-read medical book for 2016.

THE GOOD DIRT THE GOOD DIRT
$45.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781775538547
Landscape designer Xanthe White goes beneath the surface to reveal the secrets to successful gardening. As the title suggests, this book is all about the soil we find in our garden and more particularly how we can maximize its growing potential. If you've ever wondered why some plants thrive in one location but struggle in your own backyard you'll be likely to find explanations in the soil below. Xanthe White examines the five main soil types found in New Zealand and offers advice on how to get the best from each one by working in harmony with nature.Complete with ingredients guides for each soil type and ideas and design features to enhance its fertility, this is an essential companion for anyone looking to establish a new garden or improve their existing one.


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