Synopsis: Can you believe that every one of us started as a tiny egg in our mummy's belly? One tiny cell, not bigger than a speck of dust, will grow into a baby in just nine months time. In this book, we follow this amazing process called pregnancy, and see the miracle of a creation of a new life. This fun and informative way to prepare your child for the arrival of their new baby brother or sister is written by two of today's most popular mum bloggers in the English language world, and co-founders of Babyccino: Courtney Adamo and Esther Van de Paal.
being at your best when you kids are at their worst - hardcover or paperback
A practical, meditative approach that can be used in the moment to help you stay calm and balanced when your child's behavior is pushing you to your limit--by the popular author of Simplicity Parenting.
When children are at their most difficult and challenging situations arise, how can we react in a way that reflects our family values and expectations? Often, when children “push our buttons,” we find ourselves reacting in ways that are far from our principles, often further inflaming a situation. When our children are at their worst, they need us to be at our best—or as close to it as we can be. Educator and family counselor Kim John Payne, author of Simplicity Parenting, offers techniques that simply and directly shift these damaging patterns in communication and parental behavior. These grounded and practical strategies will help you:
• Slow down the interaction • Be more in control of your reactions • Open up a much wider range of helpful responses • Sense what your child’s deeper needs are even though they are misbehaving • Respond in a way that gives your child a feeling of being heard and still puts a boundary in place Payne’s meditative approach can be done anywhere, anytime; it lifts you out of old, unwanted patterns of action-reaction and prepares you so that the voice you speak with is closer to the parent you want to be. His concrete and simple techniques can help you, and your children, be at your best, even in the most challenging of times.
5.73 x 0.83 x 8.77 inches
california: living + eating: recipes inspired by the golden state
California: Living + Eating is a glorious celebration of Californian food, looking at its history and origins and journeying through the state's varied landscape, from Sonoma's rolling vineyards to the deserts of Palm Springs, via the foodie hotspots of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Over 80 recipes capture the heart of the Californian spirit, with chapters covering a bright array of sweet and savory brunch dishes including Whipped Ricotta on Toast with Blackberry Jam and Breakfast Burritos with Cheddar Scramble and Coriander Salsa. Colorful salads and light meals, such as Salmon, Citrus Kale and Black Rice Salad, are ideal for everyday eating, while the likes of Roast Chicken with Grapes, Onions and Sourdough, followed by stunning Cherry and Almond Galette are perfect for weekend entertaining. Recipes are designed to be accessible to all home cooks, with a focus on seasonality and good-quality produce.
8.3 x 1.2 x 10.25 inches
connoisseur kids etiquette book
From Jennifer Scott—author of the New York Times bestselling Madame Chic series and founder of the Daily Connoisseur blog—comes this playful take on manners and being a good global citizen. Parents and younger children work together to read about a wide range of topics: communication, table manners, tidiness, thinking of others, grooming, and health. Activities, learning games, fill-in-the-blanks, letter-writing exercises, recipes (for food and for slime!), and some fun songs and rhymes help kids learn concepts and practice good behaviors. Featuring charming illustrations and go-to advice from a trusted source, this is a timely guide for raising well-mannered, neat, and gracious children for parents, grandparents, and children of reading age.
6.4 x 1 x 8.3 inches
eat beautiful: food and recipes to nourish your skin from the inside out: a cookbook
Care for your body from the inside out with this cookbook that highlights ingredients and recipes designed to make your skin glow. Includes suggestions on how to pamper yourself with recipes for homemade masks, scrubs, mists, cleansers, and toners, as well as an informative section for troubleshooting those confidence-sapping skin problems. Organized into the four seasons, you can dip in and out of this stunning cookbook, or follow it as a plan. Either way, it ensures beautiful, radiant skin all year round.
Hardcover 272 Pages 7" x 9-5/8"
everlastings: how to grow, harvest and create with dried flowers
Everlastings is a celebration of the life of flowers, showcasing the ethereal beauty of dried and preserved flowers, those that are just as fascinating dried as they are fresh. Throughout the book Bex Partridge takes you on a journey, starting with practical advice on how to grow dried flowers, with in-depth descriptions of the many methods available for drying and preserving blooms, seed heads and foliage, before sharing her favorite ways to style with dried flowers in the home.
Everlastings is so much more than a 'how-to' book, with knowledge shared on the ecological benefits of dried flowers, a chapter on foraging which goes to great lengths to show that this kind of flower arranging can be accessible to us all, as well as an inspiring chapter on the meditative benefits of working with dried flowers. The main section of the book features a number of projects to try at home, all accompanied with beautiful photography. Suitable for both those that have never worked with dried flowers before and the seasoned professionals, the projects span many levels of experience. Bex finishes this section by sharing ideas on how to capture the memories and moments of special days, though the gathering and preserving of flowers, to be treasured for years to come. Everlastings encourages the reader to embrace the ebb and flow of the seasons, with seeds sown in spring, producing flowers in the summer to be dried and arranged in the house as a stunning winter display.
Filled with the stunning imagery that Bex has become known for, Everlastings presents a modern take on an age old pastime.
free hand: new typography sketchbook
Page through the personal sketchbooks of the most influential and inventive illustrators and typographers working today
Typography can embrace functions beyond the the purely communicative. From type designers to expressive illustrators, each graphic designer has his or her own way of crafting or applying typefaces.
This show- all tour through leading graphic designers’ personal sketchbooks reveals the creative processes behind typefaces, word- images, and logos. Arranged alphabetically, the world’s most exciting designers and typographers― including Philippe Apeloig, Ed Benguiat, Hoefler Type Foundry, Henrik Kubel, Toshi Omagari, and Francesco Zorzi― present a staggering range of ways to communicate with typography. More than 800 featured sketchbook pages reveal the designers’ creative practices across diverse briefs, concepts, languages, and alphabets.
This rich compendium of typographic ideas stresses the importance of typographic thinking at a time when reading habits are evolving, while celebrating the varied and innovative ways that designers practice this time- honored craft.
futura: the typeface book
This is a stunning examination of one of the most popular typefaces ever created, Futura. Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, the story of Futura is a fascinating one. From its Bauhaus origins to its use as the first font on the moon in 1969, this book tells the story of how the typeface went from representing radicalism in design to dependability. It is durable and timeless, and is worthy of being rediscovered and celebrated.
7.2 x 1.8 x 9.8 inches
gjelina: cooking from venice, california
Travis Lett's new American cuisine from Los Angeles's most talked-about restaurant! Gjelina in Venice Beach is lauded by critics from London to New York to San Francisco. It is beloved by stars, locals, and out-of-towners alike for its seductive simplicity and seasonal New American menu created by talented chef Travis Lett.
With 125 of the rustic and utterly delicious salads, toasts, pizzas, vegetable and grain dishes, pastas, fish and meat mains, and desserts that have had fans clamoring for a table at Gjelina since the restaurant burst onto the scene in 2008.
More than 150 color photographs from acclaimed photographer Michael Graydon and stylist Nikole Herriott. The tactile and artisanal packaging of the book evoke the vibe of Venice Beach and the Gjelina (the G's silent) aesthetic, and showcase the beautiful plated food of chef Travis Lett's ingredient-based, vegetable-centric cooking.
Gorgeous cookbook will be a go-to for inspiring recipes as well as for simply admiring the photographed plated dishes.
Mouthwatering recipes include broccoli rabe pesto, grilled kale with shallot-yogurt dressing and toasted hazelnuts, mushroom toast, baby radishes with black olive and anchovy aioli, ricotta gnocchi with cherry tomato Pomodoro, farro with beet and mint yogurt, cioppino, steaks with smoky tomato butter and cipollini, strawberry-rhubarb polenta crisp, and more.
guide to new york city with kids book
The Little Bookroom Guide to New York City with Children focuses on what parents with good taste want to know- how to see New York City in a child-centered waya without passing up any of the city's sophisticated food, sights, or shops just because the kids are along. Organized around EAT, PLAY, SHOP, and STAY, the authors take you to well-known museums and attractions, but also take you out of tourist-thronged Midtown and into corners of the city that New Yorkers themselves love to take their children. They share strategies for must-sees that can easily overwhelm (the dazzling but daunting Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chinatown, Chelsea Market) and share the offbeat and little known places their own kids love (a matzoh factory, a classic film showing, a chance to dance with ballerinas). Chicken tenders? Fuggedaboutit! The authors take you to the hip food truck scene, to world-class restaurants that welcome children (one has a $5 noodle bowl for kids that's under the radar), to word-of-mouth neighborhood favorites that only the locals frequent, and offer an array of delectable options in every part of town, at every price. Shopping in NYC is like nowhere else- you can find cool kids clothes and toys that make unforgettable souvenirs of an unforgettable trip.
Paperback, 200 pages
0.9" x 4.7" x 6.0"
home by Carson Ellis
Home might be a house in the country, an apartment in the city, or even a shoe. Home may be on the road or the sea, in the realm of myth, or in the artist’s own studio. A meditation on the concept of home and a visual treat that invites many return visits, this loving look at the places where people live marks the picture-book debut of Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of the Wildwood series and artist for the indie band the Decemberists.
10.1 x 0.4 x 12.1 inches
how to break up with your phone book
Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up “just to check,” only to look up forty-five minutes later wondering where the time has gone? Do you say you want to spend less time on your phone—but have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? If so, this book is your solution.
Award-winning journalist Catherine Price presents a practical, hands-on plan to break up—and then make up—with your phone. The goal? A long-term relationship that actually feels good.
You’ll discover how phones and apps are designed to be addictive, and learn how the time we spend on them damages our abilities to focus, think deeply, and form new memories. You’ll then make customized changes to your settings, apps, environment, and mindset that will ultimately enable you to take back control of your life.
5 x 0.5 x 7 inches
illustrated compendium of animal facts book
New York Times bestseller • An artfully playful collection of unexpected and remarkable facts about animals, illustrated by Swedish artist Maja Säfström.
Did you know that an octopus has three hearts? Or that ostriches can't walk backward? Or that a group of owls is called a parliament, or that they have three eyelids?
Sea otters hold hands in their sleep, bees never sleep, and penguins laugh when they're tickled!
This charming compendium contains over 100 pages of fascinating facts about the animal kingdom illustrated with whimsical detail.
6.3 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
london pocket precincts: A Pocket Guide To The City's Best Cultural Hangouts, Shops, Bars And Eateries
London is one of the world's grandest cities, rivalling Paris and Rome for iconic buildings and stately architecture, and New York for world-class creativity, ideas and culture. It's a city where the Royal family is still idealised and romanticised to fairytale proportions; where countless movies and TV serials are filmed; and where celebrities—from movie stars and singers to authors and chefs—flock to live. It's a multicultural melting pot with residents from around the globe speaking more than 300 languages, but it also retains those very loveable English traditions where tea-drinking clichés and Hugh Grant stereotypes still bring a smile. London Pocket Precincts is your curated guide to the city's best cultural, shopping, eating and drinking experiences. Slip this guide into your pocket and head off on an adventure, experiencing the hippest places in London and surrounds like a local.
5.2 x 1 x 7.2 inches
love style life book by garance doré
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The guardian of all style” (The New York Times Magazine) shares stories on life, love, style, and career, from Paris to New York, and inspires readers to cultivate an effortless chic that is all their own. Garance Doré, the voice and vision behind her eponymous blog, has captivated millions of readers worldwide with her fresh and appealing approach to style through storytelling. This gorgeously illustrated book takes readers on a unique narrative journey that blends Garance’s inimitable photography and illustrations with the candid, hard-won wisdom drawn from her life and her travels. Infused with her Left Bank sensibility, the eclecticism of her adopted city of New York, and the wild, passionate spirit of her native Corsica, Love Style Life is a backstage pass behind fashion’s frontlines, peppered with French-girl-next-door wit and advice on everything from mixing J.Crew with Chanel, to falling in love, to pursuing a life and career that is the perfect reflection of you.
7.1 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
mr. boddington's etiquette book
The witty and eloquent Mr. Boddington offers dos and don'ts for polite society in this comprehensive and thoroughly amusing guide that provides modern advice with a traditional perspective. Covering everything from weddings to gift-giving moments, social events, hosting guests, and so much more, Mr. Boddington shares the basic etiquette one needs to know and presents it all in his signature style. Filled with charming illustrations from the beloved Mr. Boddington's Studio, this jaunty handbook is just the thing to make manners less of a fuss.
5.38 x 0.88 x 7.38 inches
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