Men and Manners: Essays, Advice and Considerations

Men and Manners: Essays, Advice and Considerations
Today’s man may know how to dress with style, but does he know how to behave? Though the rules of civility have changed along with the world, Men and Manners: Essays, Advice and Considerations believes in manners. This book doesn’t tell you which fork to use or how to write a thank you note. But it is going to remind you of basic, respectful rules you may have forgotten or have chosen to ignore. Comprised of short essays, shorter interviews, and lists of guidelines for men of all ages, this provides an honest, playful, and humorous look at the conflicted state of manners today. Interviews with fashionable men reveal their hard and fast rules, pet peeves and grievances, personal fiascos, and lingering doubts about etiquette. Subjects that may fluster today’s man-such as tipping, toasting, texting, grooming, dating, dressing for air travel, office behavior, and home decor-are explored with the trademark combination of dry wit and self-deprecating attitude that has made David Coggins one of the most well-respected men’s style writers today. With humorous illustrations and contributions from modern male style icons, Men and Manners makes the case for being the man who offers the best seat to his companion, who knows when to pick up the tab, and who remembers to do what’s right even if it isn’t always rewarded.
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A Little Alphabet

A Little Alphabet

Oliver Jeffers – award-winning, international bestselling author and illustrator – brings the alphabet to life in this exquisite board book!

From Astronaut to Zeppelin, this is no ordinary alphabet….

Boldly colourful, funny and specially adapted from Oliver Jeffers’ highly-acclaimed Once Upon an Alphabet, winner of the CBI Book of the Year, this sturdy edition is perfect for younger readers.

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Indigo: Cultivate, dye, create

Indigo: Cultivate, dye, create
Discover indigo; one of the most mystical yet widely used plants in the world. With inspirational images and luxurious presentation and binding, this book shows you how to grow, extract and dye with indigo, from plant to pigments. From cowboys’ denim to the jeans in your wardrobe, its enduring popularity survives to this day. In this practical and inspirational handbook, learn how to use this powerful pigment to breathe life into your clothes and craft projects. This book contains all the information you need to grow, extract and use natural or synthetic indigo, alongside a wealth of dying recipes with other plants and gorgeous textile ideas. In the first chapter, learn how to grow indigo yourself, whether you have a windowsill or a full garden. No matter where you live, the authors provide gardening tips for the best species of indigo for your area. From there, a variety of different dyeing techniques are explained to achieve your desired results. Covering everything from warm or cold dyeing with indigo, fructose, hydrosulfite and fermented vats, and dyeing with other colour pigments, you can create multi-coloured projects that are bound to astound. A chapter explaining the science behind the dye also takes you through any troubleshooting problems to help you experiment further. Finally, the projects section includes guides on how to use your dyed textiles to create intricate moyo-sashi and hitome-sashi embroidery, patchwork quilts or resist-dyed patterns. Weave using traditional ikat or boro techniques and dye beautiful honeycomb, storm and geometric patterns. Take your ideas to the next level with this potent dye. From plant to pigment, Indigo will encourage both beginners and experienced dyers to cultivate, dye and create with a wide range of innovative and exciting recipes and unique projects.
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Cake

Cake
With great style, wit and joy, Maria Kalman and Barbara celebrate their favourite dessert.
In cake, renowned artist and author Maria Kalman and food writer Barbara bring us a beautifully illustrated book dedicated to their mutual love of cakes. Kalman’s enchanting illustrations, in her inimitable style and mouth-watering recipes complement each other perfectly, making cake a joyful whimsical celebration of a timeless dessert.
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NYT Explorer. Cities & Towns (New York Times Explorer)

NYT Explorer. Cities & Towns (New York Times Explorer)
Whether you choose an itinerary-free ramble through Lisbon’s cobblestoned streets or an eye-opening bike tour of Tokyo’s diverse neighborhoods, pack your bags and share in the discoveries of The New York Times Explorer: Cities & Towns. This volume of the paper’s Explorer series with TASCHEN tells the stories of dream destinations where the past and the present collide and even the most familiar locales never cease to surprise.Fall under the spell of Sarajevo with Reif Larsen, sip mezcal in a revived Mexico City with Luisita Lopez Torregrosa, or dare to pilot a boat through the Venice lagoon with Tony Perrottet. The Times writers are your guides, and the wealth of color photographs that accompany their writing capture thriving urban centers and less-traveled towns, places where culture reigns and life is lived out loud.The Explorer series takes travel beyond the obvious with adventures in exotic places and new perspectives in familiar ones, all based on the distinguished travel journalism in The New York Times. Each journey features a first-person narrative and postcard-perfect photography that capture the unique personality of the destination-as well as practical information to help get you on your way. Edited by Barbara Ireland, whose 36 Hours travel series has been a TASCHEN best seller, the Explorer series is available in four volumes: Beaches, Islands & Coasts; Mountains, Deserts & Plains; Cities & Towns; and Road, Rail & Trail.
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