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Tart & bitter  by David Burton

Tart & bitter

David Burton

Book

"Over his long career as a restaurant critic, David Burton has written approximately 2000 restaurant reviews for The Dominion Post and its predecessor The Evening Post, as well as Cuisine magazine. Of these, the vast majority have been either positive...

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The bathroom chronicles

The bathroom chronicles

Book

"For many women, the bathroom is the most intimate of spaces. It is the place where we encounter ourselves in the mirror each morning and every night, getting ready to face the day, or recede from it. The bathroom chronicles is a beautiful, chic, to...

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Interiors  by Ryan Korban

Interiors

Ryan Korban

Book

"Synonymous with luxurious materials, urban cool, understated elegance, and his signature fashion-driven approach to design, Ryan Korban has emerged as a wunderkind of the interior design world. Exploring what makes spaces feel truly new and now, thi...

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Orchids handbook  by Mike Tibbs

Orchids handbook

Mike Tibbs

Book

"Orchids Handbook provides the beginner with commonsense advice on getting started with orchids, understanding the basics of orchid biology, caring for orchids in variety of settings and mastering techniques for repotting, dividing and growing from seed....

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Ground rules  by Kate Frey

Ground rules

Kate Frey

Book

"Gardening doesn't have to be difficult, and Kate Frey, expert gardener and designer, makes it easier than ever with her new book, Ground Rules. Frey distills the vital lessons gardening into 100 simple rules that, if followed, will yield a gorgeous,...

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Thomas O'Brien  by Thomas O'Brien

Thomas O'Brien

Thomas O'Brien

Book

"Thomas O’Brien’s name has long been synonymous with vintage elegance, modernism, and warm, livable design, so it’s no surprise that his luxurious homes in Bellport, Long Island, have attracted significant attention. Thomas O’Brien: Library House captures...

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City of angels  by Jennifer Ash Rudick

City of angels

Jennifer Ash Rudick

Book

"Los Angeles's dramatic setting, Mediterranean climate, and outdoor lifestyle have long attracted creative individuals to its diverse neighborhoods. The thirty houses and gardens featured in City of Angels, designed by renowned architects, interior d...

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50 ways to help the planet  by Siân Berry

50 ways to help the planet

Siân Berry

Book

"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 the best action...

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Inspirational interiors  by Roger Banks-Pye

Inspirational interiors

Roger Banks-Pye

Book

"Discover the world of decorating in the classic English style as explained by Roger Banks-Pye of legendary English decorating company Colefax & Fowler. Roger Banks-Pye was one of the most sought-after interior decorators of his time. Design director...

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The encyclopedia of woodworking techniques  by Jeremy Broun

The encyclopedia of woodworking techniques

Jeremy Broun

Book

"This unique visual encyclopedia of woodworking techniques is the essential benchtop reference for all woodworkers. Divided into two parts, the first section introduces you to the tools, timbers and techniques that are used in basic woodworking. These...

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Aimee Song  by Aimee Song

Aimee Song

Aimee Song

Book

"Aimee Song is a sartorial star, the blogger behind Song of Style, and the author of Capture Your Style. Here she collects more than five hundred of her all-time favorite looks from around the world. Showcases her style, favorite travel spots, and pe...

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Just Jessie  by Jessie James Decker

Just Jessie

Jessie James Decker

Book

"A gorgeously illustrated and inspiring lifestyle book from the major recording artist and songwriter, style entrepreneur, and television personality Jessie James Decker, featuring delectable family recipes, amazing fashion tips, pregnancy advice, health...

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All new bathroom ideas that work  by David Schiff

All new bathroom ideas that work

David Schiff

Book

"Bathroom remodeling continues to top the list of the most common remodeling projects. All New Bathroom Ideas that Work contains essential information on all aspects of a bathroom update or complete remodel, from fixtures to lighting and cabinetry to...

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Living in Tuscany  by Barbara Stoeltie

Living in Tuscany

Barbara Stoeltie

Book

"Under the burning Tuscan sun roll marvelous hills, vineyards, and olive groves - all postcard-perfect landscapes nestling centuries-old towns, rural villas, and contadino farmhouses. We've tracked down the best examples of such havens to paint a war...

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The house that Dorothy built  by Dorothy Ainsworth

The house that Dorothy built

Dorothy Ainsworth

Book

If you dream of getting back to the land but you’re economically challenged, Dorothy tells how she did it—and how you can do it too. No previous experience is required—you can learn as you go and pay as you go. All you need is the courage to get started...

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Resident dog  by Nicole England

Resident dog

Nicole England

Book

"Stylish aspirational interiors feature each home's 'resident dog'. Rather than the typical house-by-house structure, this beautifully-photographed, quirky collection is organised dog-by-dog, with insights about each of the canine residents."--Provided...

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Sew perfect pets  by Helen Rhiannon

Sew perfect pets

Helen Rhiannon

Book

"In Sew Perfect Pets, 18 whimsical and imaginative animal-themed projects have been designed not only to add character and colour to your home, but also to serve as functional items that will last for years to come. Key techniques and basic materials...

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Interiors

Interiors

Book

"Interiors: Inside the American Home is a chic, modern book that showcases the diversity in approach to interior design across the United States. Homing in on the subtleties of interior design, the book delves into the range of techniques, art and de...

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Vital skincare  by Laura Pardoe

Vital skincare

Laura Pardoe

Book

"Vital Skincare helps you understand why it is vital to look after your skin, to know the vital products and practices for healthy skin and learn how to add vitality to your skin and routines using the natural ingredients that grow around you. By app...

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Declutter  by Debora Robertson

Declutter

Debora Robertson

Book

"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...

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Bye Felipe  by Alexandra Tweten

Bye Felipe

Alexandra Tweten

Book

"From the creator of the viral Instagram account @ByeFelipe comes an empowering guide to navigating the hazards and horrors of online dating."--Provided by publisher.

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Vertical vegetables  by Amy Andrychowicz

Vertical vegetables

Amy Andrychowicz

Book

"Vertical Gardening is the secret to making the most of your space; when you grow upward rather than outward, you will double or triple the yield from your small-space garden. In Vertical Vegetables, author Amy Andrychowicz shows you a thing or two a...

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The planthunter  by Georgina Reid

The planthunter

Georgina Reid

Book

"A celebration of the exceptional and ordinary ways people engage with the world around them through plants. In gardens we find shelter, nurture and respite from the noise and rush of everyday life. To garden is a wonderful thing but you don't have to...

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Breaking the pattern  by Saara Huhta

Breaking the pattern

Saara Huhta

Book

"Scandinavian fashion has long been admired for its stylish, clean-lined cuts and aesthetic. Breaking the Pattern is a dressmaking book that showcases the beauty of Scandinavian style. This book shows you how to create a coherent capsule wardrobe--co...

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Be R guest  by Rena Kirdar

Be R guest

Rena Kirdar

Book

"The de-facto international party planner Rena Kirdar has for years amazed society with her blend of extravagant, dazzling, graceful, and, above all, entertaining theme parties that she has orchestrated impeccably around the world. Finally, she is re...

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Be bold  by Emily Henson

Be bold

Emily Henson

Book

"Fly the flag for maximalism - bring playful patterns, bold prints and vivid colours into your home. Interiors trends for 2018 include strong, saturated colour and rich jewel tones. According to Pinterest, statement ceilings are in vogue and statement...

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Mark Epstein designs  by Mark (Interior designer) Epstein

Mark Epstein designs

Mark (Interior designer) Epstein

Book

- Mark Epstein recalls his life and major design projects as well as his favorite recipes and gives table-setting and entertaining tips One of New York's top interior designers whose work is known by most of the city's elite, Mark Epstein's designs are...

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The Spoonflower quick-sew project book  by Anda Corrie

The Spoonflower quick-sew project book

Anda Corrie

Book

"Stitch up a storm with more than 30 new stash-friendly projects from quilt and fabric lovers' favorite creative force: Spoonflower. Discover all that you can make with just a yard or two! Spoonflower, a design-your-own/print-on-demand fabric company,...

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Mending matters  by Katrina Rodabaugh

Mending matters

Katrina Rodabaugh

Book

"Mending Matters explores sewing on two levels: First, it includes more than 20 hands-on projects that showcase current trends in visible mending that are edgy, modern, and bold - but draw on traditional stitching. It does all this through just four ...

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Nail candy  by Donne Geer

Nail candy

Donne Geer

Book

Great ideas for creating a professional-style manicure at home, from tough leather-and-spike looks to sweet and simple polka dots, from hilarious comic-book nails to far-out galaxy `dos, this book will teach anyone how to give themselves truly creati...

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Interior design course  by Tomris Tangaz

Interior design course

Tomris Tangaz

Book

Whether you are keen to develop your interest in interior design and build your skills, or to pursue a career and begin a portfolio, then this book is for you. Specifically designed to cover all aspects of interior design, this intensive course introduces...

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At home in Joshua Tree  by Sara Combs

At home in Joshua Tree

Sara Combs

Book

"Reset, reflect, create. That's the motto at the Joshua Tree House -- an irresistibly bohemian bed-and-breakfast in the storied hi-desert of southern California. Guided by nature and the cycles of the sun, the Joshua Tree House offers an intentional,...

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Christmas by design  by Patricia Hart McMillan

Christmas by design

Patricia Hart McMillan

Book

"What would Christmas be without lights, color, greenery, and glitter? Join leading professional designers on a tour of well-appointed private residences dressed in their festive best. The one-of-a-kind decorating schemes are a study in the art of using...

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Special guest  by Annabel Crabb

Special guest

Annabel Crabb

Book

"Annabel Crabb is one of Australia's best-loved TV and media personalities and a joyfully imperfect host. Wendy Sharpe is Annabel's oldest friend, a recipe consultant on Kitchen Cabinet and co-conspirator in mad-capped cookery projects. Hosting your friends...

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An affair with a house  by Bunny Williams

An affair with a house

Bunny Williams

Book

"No matter what its size or location, everyone wants their house to become a warm and welcoming environment in which friends and family can gather. For Bunny Williams, one of the America's premier interior designers and John Rosselli, one of New York...

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The collagen glow  by Sally Olivia Kim

The collagen glow

Sally Olivia Kim

Book

"All the lotions, potions, and skin-tightening masks in the world won't accomplish what a daily dose of collagen may do. And now that collagen is easier than ever to find and use, in powdered and liquid supplements, readers need The Collagen Glow. Packed...

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Ghost trees  by Bob Gilbert

Ghost trees

Bob Gilbert

Book

"The story of a city landscape told through its trees, both past and present. When Bob Gilbert moved to London's East End, he began to record the natural world of his new inner city patch. Especially the trees: their history, their stories, the trees...

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Handbook of pests and diseases for New Zealand potato growers.

Handbook of pests and diseases for New Zealand potato growers.

Book

"Potatoes New Zealand has entered into an agreement with the Government to share responsibility for biosecurity readiness and response. The publication of the Second Edition of this handbook demonstrates the industry’s commitment to improve awareness...

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New York splendor  by Wendy Moonan

New York splendor

Wendy Moonan

Book

"This selection of interiors is about the wow factor - New York residential spaces that elicit gasps of pleasure and surprise when first seen. Some are very grand, others sparingly modern or eclectic. All are exceptional and, Moonan promises, unforge...

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How to raise a plant and make it love you back  by Morgan Doane

How to raise a plant and make it love you back

Morgan Doane

Book

"Aimed at a new generation of indoor gardening enthusiasts, this book is a perfect guide for anyone keen to see their plant offspring thrive. Plants have found popularity in the small home, and are being proclaimed the new stars of Instagram. This at...

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Life honestly  by author The Pool

Life honestly

author The Pool

Book

"Life Honestly is a complete guide to modern life from some of today’s most talented and insightful writers including Bryony Gordon, Dolly Alderton, Natasha Devon, Lauren Laverne and Yomi Adegoke. Within these pages you’ll find an un-airbrushed selection...

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Sophie the Parisian  by Nathalie Peigney

Sophie the Parisian

Nathalie Peigney

Book

"The Parisian woman is classical in her tastes, and yet she is resolutely contemporary. Active, dynamic, she moves with ease from her home, to her children, to her office. Elegant, sophisticated when necessary, feminine and seductive, but never vulgar....

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Can anything stop slugs?  by Guy Barter

Can anything stop slugs?

Guy Barter

Book

"The RHS's Chief Horticultural Advisor, Guy Barter, provides expert advice, responding to the questions posed by thousands of gardeners every year. This entertaining and informative guide provides a wealth of information. Feature boxes of interesting...

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Salad leaves for all seasons  by Charles Dowding

Salad leaves for all seasons

Charles Dowding

Book

"This compendium of practical methods for growing a wide variety of salads throughout the year will inspire you to grow your own greens, whether on a windowsill, in your garden, or on your allotment. Here is all the information you need for productiv...

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Love colour  by Anna Starmer

Love colour

Anna Starmer

Book

"Choosing colours for your home can become an overwhelming and confusing process-there is just so much on offer. Love Colour will help you to bring your favourite colours to life by successfully making all those challenging decisions. Renowned intern...

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French country  by Cindy Smith Cooper

French country

Cindy Smith Cooper

Book

"Be inspired as you step into lovely French homes and timeless shops in a dreamy journey through serene color palettes and authentic interiors brought to life in the pages of French Country. Colloquial gardens, charming antiques, and captivating styl...

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Ecorenaissance  by Marci Zaroff

Ecorenaissance

Marci Zaroff

Book

"ECOrenaissance provides inspiring tips and tricks for how to live and shop in harmony with nature without sacrificing style or luxury, and how best to benefit from the current renaissance--a global rebirth of sustainable economics, progressive ethics,...

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Validated!  by Val Garland

Validated!

Val Garland

Book

"Val Garland, the fashion industry's leading makeup artist, explores her career highlights and the inspiration behind her most memorable work. She talks for the first time about working with cultural icons including Kate Moss, Edward Enninful, Nick K...

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The world of Apartamento

The world of Apartamento

Book

"Apartamento is widely recognized as today's most influential interiors magazine. International, well-designed, and simply written since 2008, it is an indispensable resource for individuals who are passionate about the way they live. Apartamento breaks...

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Modestly  by Dina Torkia

Modestly

Dina Torkia

Book

"Guys, get ready. YouTuber and social media sensation Dina Torkia is giving you a never-seen-before look into her world. From advice on fashion, beauty and style, to frank opinions on family, career and faith, this is everything that Dina has ever wanted...

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Fizz boom bath!  by Isabel Bercaw

Fizz boom bath!

Isabel Bercaw

Book

"Teenage 'sisterpreneurs' and creators of Da Bomb Bath Fizzers are here to take the mystery out of bath and body recipes. This book will teach you how to create all kinds of delightful, natural, homemade bath treats. Fizzers, scrubs, masks, soaps, bubble...

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Inspired design  by Jennifer Boles

Inspired design

Jennifer Boles

Book

"Most decorating books focus on one designer; the rest focus on one period, one trend, one room. This book, for the first time, has the big picture: ALL the names everybody must know from the entire 100-year history of interior design. Each designer ...

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Vincent Darré

Vincent Darré

Book

"Known for his dynamic personality and extravagant style, Vincent Darré presents a debut monograph brimming with his hallmark flamboyant whimsy, unrivalled imagination, and Gallic flair. As a fixture of Paris's nightlife scene and member of its exclu...

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Nora Murphy's country house style  by Nora Murphy

Nora Murphy's country house style

Nora Murphy

Book

"Nora Murphy has turned her passion for country house style and its embodiment - her own home in Newtown, Connecticut - into a multimedia juggernaut. Her blog, website, e-magazine, strong presence on social media, and increasing visibility in print media...

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May I come in?  by Wendy Goodman

May I come in?

Wendy Goodman

Book

"Wendy Goodman has discovered and published stories on an astonishing array of private houses, notable for their character, personality, and flair, in her 30 years of design hunting. In May I Come In? she visits more than 75 that capture and express ...

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Architectural digest  by Paige Rense

Architectural digest

Paige Rense

Book

"Respected as the international authority on architecture and design, Architectural Digest magazine gives readers an exclusive look into the most spectacular properties and private homes of celebrities and cultural figures, highlighting the work of the...

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Morocco in bloom  by Giuppi Pietromarchi

Morocco in bloom

Giuppi Pietromarchi

Book

"Morocco in Bloom is a celebration of the beauty and richness of Moroccan flora...The famous Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech features extensively, its rich palette of dazzling flowers and deep Marjorelle Blue illustrated with a magnificent array of pho...

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American cozy  by Stephanie Pedersen

American cozy

Stephanie Pedersen

Book

"The wildly popular phenomenon of hygge gets a warm American twist with this gifty, illustrated guide from bestselling Danish-American author Stephanie Pedersen. With their overscheduled lifestyles, Americans can't always find time for the people and...

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The woman's comfort book  by Jennifer Louden

The woman's comfort book

Jennifer Louden

Book

"... More than 200 soothing recipes and inventive rituals for relaxation, practical self-care, and personal growth..."--Publisher's description.

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Personal space  by Trip Haenisch

Personal space

Trip Haenisch

Book

"Trip Haenisch has decorated homes for celebrities over the past three decades, and partnered with the interior world's elite, but it's his unique eclectic style that's established him as one of Hollywood's top designers. Fusing refined creativity with...

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Living forever chic  by Tish Jett

Living forever chic

Tish Jett

Book

"American-born fashion journalist Tish Jett, who has studied these women for years, shared their beauty secrets in her first book, Forever Chic. Now she explores why Frenchwomen of a certain age are master hostesses and homemakers, expert practioners...

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Veranda escapes  by Clinton (Journalist) Smith

Veranda escapes

Clinton (Journalist) Smith

Book

"This lavish book from Veranda - the magazine that knows the art of luxurious living - offers a wealth of ideas for creating exceptional outdoor rooms and spaces. You're invited to enjoy abundant gardens, elegant porches, stunning courtyards, and mag...

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Holistic spaces  by Anjie Cho

Holistic spaces

Anjie Cho

Book

"Transform your home into a calm, balanced and harmonious oasis using architect Anjie Cho's helpful advice, drawing on her background in green design and feng shui. You don't have to get rid of all your possessions and become an ascetic to change your...

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Insta-style for your living space  by Joanna Thornhill

Insta-style for your living space

Joanna Thornhill

Book

"Refurb your living space with budget-friendly upcycling ideas to create a home that is as chic as your wardrobe. Here you'll discover standout interiors and the secrets behind how their inhabitants created their luxurious feel without breaking the bank....

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Ageless beauty the French way  by Clémence Von Mueffling

Ageless beauty the French way

Clémence Von Mueffling

Book

"Raised by two beauty editors for French Vogue (her mother and grandmother), Clémence von Mueffling proudly continues their legacy in [this book], a luxurious, entertaining, unparalleled guide to every French beauty secret for all women. In these pages,...

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The unexpected power of home  by Nancie Carmichael

The unexpected power of home

Nancie Carmichael

Book

"Home is where the Gospel gets personal. Nancie Carmichael's passion is that The Unexpected Power of Home: Why We Need It More Than Ever will inspire the reader to see with fresh eyes the potentially powerful and life-shaping place that home is. Through...

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Maison  by Ines de La Fressange

Maison

Ines de La Fressange

Book

"The authors take readers inside fifteen Parisian apartments--including their own--that demonstrate how to imbue a home with a sense of well-being through a mix of vintage and contemporary styles. Each owner is passionate about home decor--whether in...

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Smart spaces

Smart spaces

Book

"Australian interior designers and architects are imagining some of the most innovative and clever 'smart spaces' for the wave of Australians eschewing traditional suburban living for a more millenial existence in penthouses, apartments and semis. Sm...

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Zakka home  by Sedef Imer

Zakka home

Sedef Imer

Book

"Zakka is a Japanese design aesthetic that combines usefulness with beauty and style. In this book, Sedef Imer has created a collection of simple, pretty, and handy projects inspired by the art of Zakka to help organize and beautify your home. Suitable...

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Happy orchid  by Sara Rittershausen

Happy orchid

Sara Rittershausen

Book

"Learn the essentials of buying orchids, orchid care and how to keep it flowering beautifully, year after year, with this bite-sized beginner's guide. Happy Orchid dispels the myths around how to care for orchids, starting with a simple, step-by-step...

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Great hair days & how to have them  by Luke Hersheson

Great hair days & how to have them

Luke Hersheson

Book

"It's OK to take your hair seriously, because it's more than just hair--it's about confidence, it's about self-expression, it's all about feeling good in your own skin. This book offers all the expert styling advice and hair dos and don'ts you will ever...

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The joy of junk  by Mary Randolph Carter

The joy of junk

Mary Randolph Carter

Book

"From the author who taught us that junk is not a four-letter word, and drawing on her years of experience as a passionate thrifter and collector, Carter highlights her favourite junking moments, revels in the thrill of the hunt and imparts many personal...

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Working reclaimed wood  by Yoav Liberman

Working reclaimed wood

Yoav Liberman

Book

"Imagine a Virtually Unlimited Supply of Wood! Reclaimed wood is intriguing for many reasons. It's environmentally friendly, it's unique, it tells a story and it can often be inexpensive or completely free. Finding and reclaiming wood effectively, though,...

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101 do-it-yourself face masks  by Jennifer McCartney

101 do-it-yourself face masks

Jennifer McCartney

Book

"Make your own Insta-face mask, whether or not you post a pic of yourself wearing one. Masks - especially one-use sheet masks - are the latest craze to sweep the beauty industry and a fun addition to any skin-care routine. But the costs add up and th...

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She sheds style  by Erika Kotite

She sheds style

Erika Kotite

Book

"With She Sheds Style you'll browse ideas, step-by-step projects, and decorating tips from a variety of creative She Shed owners--then bring your personal style into your shed! What is a She Shed? It's simply any outbuilding that has been renovated, ...

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Sustainable home  by Christine Y. C. Liu

Sustainable home

Christine Y. C. Liu

Book

"The Sustainable Home is an inspirational and practical guidebook to maintaining a more environmentally friendly household. Sustainability enthusiast and zero-waste advocate Christine Liu takes you on a tour through the rooms of your home--kitchen, b...

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Buckingham Palace  by Ashley Hicks

Buckingham Palace

Ashley Hicks

Book

"With rare access, interior designer and artist Ashley Hicks has photographed the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace, home of Britain's monarch since 1837. An important representation of Regency, Victorian, and Edwardian styles, the palace is the work of...

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Dry gardens  by Daniel Nolan

Dry gardens

Daniel Nolan

Book

"Hot days, cool nights, dry air, a blazing sun--California's Mediterranean climate is not what you think of when you hear "lush garden," but leading garden designers Nolan and his peers have revolutionized this genre with their artful designs. Nolan,...

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The skin nerd  by Jennifer Rock

The skin nerd

Jennifer Rock

Book

"'The skin is an organ' is the mantra of award-winning skincare expert Jennifer Rock, also known as The Skin Nerd. In this book she shares all the passion, knowledge and expertise she has gathered in her extensive career to bring us a beginners' guide...

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Tilda hot chocolate sewing  by Tone Finnanger

Tilda hot chocolate sewing

Tone Finnanger

Book

Tone Finnanger returns with a stunning new collection featuring the Tilda BirdPond fabric range. Featuring over 20 projects, you can choose from quilts and softies, bags and dolls, pillows and purses. Autumnal motifs include reindeer, mice, apples, b...

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Not fade away  by Celia Dodd

Not fade away

Celia Dodd

Book

Retirement is one of the biggest life changes we face. And it's been transformed since our parents retired into a period of exciting opportunities for personal growth and development. It's no longer seen as a decline into old age, but a vibrant new stage...

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Spirit of the home  by Jane Alexander

Spirit of the home

Jane Alexander

Book

"Spirit of the Home is a wonderful guide to creating your own sacred space and sanctuary and discovering peace and tranquillity. Home is a reflection of the self. It tells us, and other people, who we are. The type of home we live in, the...

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Bohemian living  by Robyn Lea

Bohemian living

Robyn Lea

Book

"Modern Day Bohemian sidesteps the world of carefully constructed interior design images and instead, dives into the liberated and nonconformist atmosphere of offbeat beauty and artistic delights. It asks the question: what does it mean to be bohemian...

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Veere Grenney  by Veere Grenney

Veere Grenney

Veere Grenney

Book

"Featuring thirty years of acclaimed interiors, paired with thoughtful advice and packaged with a real cloth case and mixed paper stocks, A Point of View is a rich album of Grenney's decorating work, from London townhouses to Long Island estates. Organized...

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Cabins & cottages

Cabins & cottages

Book

"This book gives the complete know-how for building a rustic cottage or log cabin, from clearing a site to raising the walls and adding the amenities"--Publisher's description.

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Island hopping  by Amanda Lindroth

Island hopping

Amanda Lindroth

Book

"White duck, boldly colored fabrics in solids, stripes, and jaunty prints, rattan and cane seating, whitewashed or colorfully painted English case furniture, canopied beds, straw matting-these are but some of the signature ingredients of an Amanda Li...

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Pure skin care  by Stephanie L. Tourles

Pure skin care

Stephanie L. Tourles

Book

"The natural skin care industry is growing, with more and more consumers seeking nontoxic, all-natural products. Now they can make their own at home, less expensively and with fewer additives. In Pure Skin Care, best-selling author and long-time formulator...

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Gardening across the pond  by Richard Bisgrove

Gardening across the pond

Richard Bisgrove

Book

"For four hundred years there has been a special relationship in many aspects of life between Britain and what is now the United States of America, not least in gardening. From the early settlers taking their familiar English plants to the New World and...

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The patterned interior  by Greg Natale

The patterned interior

Greg Natale

Book

"At once sophisticated and full of robust character, Greg Natale's interiors are renowned around the world for creating environments that traverse serenity and flamboyance. By studying a project from the broadest point of view down to its smallest de...

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Miniature Japanese gardens  by Kenji Kobayashi

Miniature Japanese gardens

Kenji Kobayashi

Book

"The tranquility of a classic Japanese garden is yours to enjoy at home or in the office by marrying the Zen art of Bonsai with the popular container garden movement! The container itself can be an old pot, ceramic bowl, or just about anything you might...

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Organised  by Sarah (Professional organiser) Reynolds

Organised

Sarah (Professional organiser) Reyn...

Book

"Wouldn't life run more smoothly if your home was organized? Whether you live in a chaotic family home or a small apartment, this book will show you how to organize your self, schedule and space so that getting and staying organized is easy; declutter...

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101 things to do with a retired man  by Gabrielle Mander

101 things to do with a retired man

Gabrielle Mander

Book

"Sunny days and heady nights await you in retirement, not just for two weeks each year, but forever! You have been looking forward to this and have an endless list of things to do, but only once you have sorted out your other half and got him out from...

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The natural home  by Wendyl Nissen

The natural home

Wendyl Nissen

Book

"In The Natural Home Wendyl shares how easy it is to lead a much healthier life just by making some small changes and remembering the simple way that people used to live. Combining the best information from Wendyl's previous books, including natural ...

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The remarkable case of Dr Ward & other amazing gardening innovetions  by Abigail Willis

The remarkable case of Dr Ward & other amazing gardening innovetions

Abigail Willis

Book

"From secateurs to seed bombs, hybrids to ha-has, lawnmowers to land artists, the gardening world has long attracted innovators. This delightful book outlines the advances that changed horticulture and the landscape forever. The fascinating and amusing...

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Better than a bought one  by Jo Seagar

Better than a bought one

Jo Seagar

Book

"In this fabulous new book, Jo shows ordinary Kiwis how they can put on great celebration events with minimum effort and maximum effect. That's what Jo does best. From a baby shower to a 21st, an office shout to a winter dinner party, from a high tea...

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The damp garden  by Beth Chatto

The damp garden

Beth Chatto

Book

"In revealing what worked in her own garden, Beth Chatto passes on a wealth of advice gleaned from her personal experience. She provides detailed and accessible ideas on garden management, plans for every type of soil and situation, nearly twenty spe...

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The dry garden  by Beth Chatto

The dry garden

Beth Chatto

Book

"Invaluable to those who want to plant a trouble-free, all-year-round garden with minimum care - or watering."--Provided by publisher.

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Beth Chatto's garden notebook  by Beth Chatto

Beth Chatto's garden notebook

Beth Chatto

Book

"Sharing the hopes and successes - and sometimes failures - of her work, Beth Chatto reveals what is really involved in maintaining a unique and flourishing garden. Written from notes that she kept regularly, this engaging book offers help on a whole...

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You should have been here last week  by Tim Richardson

You should have been here last week

Tim Richardson

Book

"A career spent traveling the world looking at gardens, and meeting their sometimes eccentric custodians, has resulted in a fund of unlikely experiences and encounters. There was, for example, that alligator-infested American garden, or the time our hero...

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