Accidentally Wes Anderson by Wally KovalRegular price £24.00
Wes Anderson's beloved films announce themselves through a singular aesthetic - one that seems too vivid, unique, and meticulously constructed to possibly be real. Not so - in Accidentally Wes Anderson, Wally Koval collects the world's most Anderson-like sites in all their faded grandeur and pop-pastel colours, telling the story behind each stranger than-fiction-location.
Dimensions: 238 x 188 x 42 mm
Design Thread - Kit KempRegular price £21.00
For over 20 years, Kit Kemp has been at the forefront of the international design community, developing a signature style that mixes contemporary works of art by both well-known artists and unknowns -- all of whom paint with a soul as much as skill -- with Kit's own furniture designs, antiques and junk shop finds. All of this is set against a layered backdrop of luxurious fabrics, bespoke wallpapers and hand-finished detailing which creates instant impact. In Design Thread, Kit shares the inspiration behind her creative process: whether it's a house in the country or a city pied-à-terre, a hotel suite or a beach bar, her unique eye for design shines through. Kit considers every element of her interiors in detail, each one treated as a work of art in its own right, with an emphasis on creating personal, authentic, handcrafted spaces which capture the imagination and stand the test of time.
Alongside the stunning images of room sets and detailed close-ups, from her hotels to her private residences, there will be a great insight into the inspirations behind Kit's work, including her design collaborations.
Life in the Studio Inspiration and Lessons on CreativityRegular price £19.00
A renowned potter, an entrepreneur, a gardener, a photographer, a cook, a beekeeper, Palmer has over the course of three decades caught the attention not only of the countless people who collect and use her ceramics but also of designers and design lovers, writers, and fellow artists who marvel at her example. Now, in her first book, she finally tells her story, in her own words and images, distilling from the lessons of her experience that will inspire a new generation of makers and entrepreneurs.
Life in the Studio is as beautiful and unexpected as Palmer's pottery, as breathtakingly colourful as her celebrated dahlias, as intimate as the dinners she hosts in her studio for friends and family. There are insights into making pots-the importance of centring, the discovery that clay has a memory. Strategies for how to turn a passion into a business-the value to be found in collaboration, what it means to persevere, how to develop and stick to a routine that will sustain both enthusiasm and productivity. There are also step-by-step instructions (for throwing her beloved Sabine pot, growing dahlias, building an opulent flower arrangement). Even some of her most tried-and-true recipes.
The result is a portrait of a unique artist and a singularly generous manual on how to live a creative life.
Fox Tossing, Octopus Wrestling, and Other Forgotten SportsRegular price £6.99
There are many other sports revealed within these pages that are unlikely ever to make an appearance on our TV screens, such as Firework Boxing, which is just as dangerous as it sounds. Meanwhile, Ski Ballet may not have been so risky, but Suzy 'Chapstick' Chaffee's signature move - the Suzy Split (a complete forward split while balanced on the tips of her skis) - was probably not one to try at home.
Practical Magic A Beginner's Guide to Crystals, Horoscopes, Psychics & SpellsRegular price £8.70
Focusing on three primary areas -- healing, magic, and fortunetelling - Practical Magic provides the perfect primer, with a warm, welcoming tone and spell-binding illustrations. Clear introductions on trending topics, like herbal tonics and astrological charts, are paired with home remedies, hands-on instructions, and suggested rituals in a chic, stylish format that will capture the imaginations of good witches of all ages.
Dishoom: From Bombay with LoveRegular price £17.00
Dishoom: From Bombay with Love is so much more than just a recipe book. An intoxicating immersion in Indian culture and society that will take your breath away, this really is a volume to treasure.
Since the first restaurant launched in 2010, Dishoom has become a byword for the best in authentic, inventive and inviting Indian cuisine. Founded by cousins Shamil and Kavi Thakrar and brothers Adarsh and Amar Radia and inspired by the style and ethos of the Irani cafés of 1900’s Bombay, Dishoom blends nostalgia and innovation to create Indian food that is unforgettable.
Now Dishoom: From Bombay with Love brings together 'almost everything’ from the restaurant’s menu in one beautifully produced volume. Including recipes for customer favourites - including Black Daal, Jackfruit Biryani, signature coolers and their bestselling brunch–time Bacon Naan Roll - alongside a stunningly illustrated day-to-night tour of the bustling streets of Mumbai, it’s a love letter to the very best in Indian comfort food.
Blooms: Contemporary Flower DesignRegular price £30.00
Blooms celebrates the explosive impact that floral designers from the last decade have had on a previously underappreciated art form.
This stunning book is the most ambitious survey of contemporary floral design ever published and demonstrates just how far these innovative designers have pushed the boundaries of contemporary floral design.
Blooms showcases the work of more than 80 designers across the globe - featuring established florists alongside rising new talent - each nominated by industry experts, from perfumer Lyn Harris of Miller Harris to floral-design icon Eric Buterbaugh.
It's an expertly curated, gorgeously produced collection of talent that offers insight into the profound effect that floristry has on today's visual culture and on the world of the design itself.
Ottolenghi FlavourRegular price £21.00
Flavour-forward, vegetable-based recipes are at the heart of Yotam Ottolenghi's food.
In this stunning new cookbook Yotam and co-writer Ixta Belfrage break down the three factors that create flavour and offer innovative vegetable dishes that deliver brand-new ingredient combinations to excite and inspire.
Ottolenghi FLAVOUR combines simple recipes for weeknights, low effort-high impact dishes, and standout meals for the relaxed cook. Packed with signature colourful photography, FLAVOUR not only inspires us with what to cook but how flavour is dialled up and why it works.
The book is broken down into three parts, which reveal how to tap into the potential of ordinary vegetables to create extraordinary food:
Process explains cooking methods that elevate veg to great heights;
Pairing identifies four basic pairings that are fundamental to great flavour;
Produce offers impactful vegetables that do the work for you.
With surefire hits, such as Aubergine Dumplings alla Parmigiana, Hasselback Beetroot with Lime Leaf Butter, Miso Butter Onions, Spicy Mushroom Lasagne and Romano Pepper Schnitzel, plus mouthwatering photographs of nearly every one of the more than 100 recipes, Ottolenghi FLAVOUR is the impactful, next-level approach to vegetable cooking that Ottolenghi fans and vegetable lovers everywhere have been craving.
Nightcap More Than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening by Kara NewmanRegular price £12.99 Sale price £11.00 Save 15%
A nightcap is a perfect way to end the night, and author Kara Newman knows just how to make them. This gifty, foil-accented book contains more than 40 cocktail recipes-some to keep the night going, some that will help ease you to sleep, some that can double as dessert, and some that can soothe the stomach after a hearty meal. There are classics like the sweet and creamy Brandy Alexander, new takes on old favourites like the Black Manhattan, which swaps an aperitif for the classic vermouth, and simple new ideas like the Open & Shut, which combines equal parts amaro and cognac for a slow sipper. Whatever kind of night it's been, Nightcap is the perfect way to top it off.
173 x 127mm
Cuba The Cookbook by Madelaine Vázquez Gálvez, Imogene TondreRegular price £29.95 Sale price £17.00 Save 43%
A unique compilation of authentic home-cooking recipes from Cuba, reflecting the island's remarkable culinary diversity.
Cuban food is known worldwide for its blend of bright colours and intense flavours, and Cuba: The Cookbook is the first book to celebrate and document comprehensively its cuisine and contemporary food culture. Collected by those who best know the entire Cuban culinary landscape, the 350 home-cooking recipes in this compendium explore the country's myriad traditions and influences - from Spanish to Soviet to Chinese - through recipes for appetizers, rice dishes, fish, meat, vegetables, egg dishes, desserts, and more.
The Tequila Dictionary by Eric ZandonaRegular price £15.00 Sale price £10.00 Save 33%
An A-Z of all things tequila, mezcal and agave spirits.
A tequila revolution is taking place, with more and more people learning to appreciate the rich culture, craft and flavour to be found in this unique spirit.
The Tequila Dictionary is the drinker's guide to this wonderful world. With hundreds of entries on tequila and agave spirits covering everything from history, culture and ingredients to distilling techniques, cocktails and the many varieties of tequila, spirits expert Eric Zandona explores the truth behind this truly captivating drink.
Vietnamese Cuisine from Elizabeth Street CaféRegular price £29.95 Sale price £21.00 Save 30%
French-inspired Vietnamese cooking from the cultural hub of Austin, Texas – recommended by everyone from locals to Bon Appetit to The New York Times to goop.
"A Vietnamese café plus French bakery, Elizabeth Street Café combines the best of two worlds." —goop
Elizabeth Street Café – a celebrated eatery with a devoted following – features French-inspired Vietnamese cooking. Chefs Tom Moorman and Larry McGuire share 100 recipes of beautiful and delicious Vietnamese fare and French baked goods – from Spicy Breakfast Fried Rice and Eggs to Green Jungle Curry Noodles, and Palm Sugar Ice Cream to Toasted Coconut Cream Puffs. The café is always bustling, day and night, inside and outdoors, and it is one of the most photographed restaurants in Austin, Texas.
270 x 205 mm
Black Axe Mangal Cook BookRegular price £24.95 Sale price £14.00 Save 44%
The much-anticipated first cookbook from one of London's most-loved cult restaurants
Chef Lee Tiernan's Black Axe Mangal is a sensual riot, combining innovative open-fire cooking and underused ingredients with a bold aesthetic, influenced by his love of music and skate culture. This, the London restaurant’s first cookbook, brings together Tiernan’s signature recipes - including Pig's Cheek and Prune Doughnuts, Squid Ink Flatbreads with Smoked Cod’s Roe and Shrimp-encrusted Pigs' Tails - along with step-by-step instructions for the three fundamentals of Black Axe Mangal cooking: bread, smoking and grilling.
270 x 205 mm
Where Chefs Eat - The Best Selling Restaurant GuideRegular price £19.95 Sale price £18.00 Save 10%
Eat around the world with 650 of the world's best chefs. Wherever you are, you'll never miss the best local diner for breakfast, the best restaurant for a business dinner, or the best place for a late-night snack - and everything in between.
features more than 7,000 recommendations for more than 4,500 restaurants in more than 70 countries. Wherever you are, you'll never miss the best local restaurants. With city maps, key information, reviews and recommendations from the chefs themselves, this is the guide for savvy restaurant-goers and arm chair foodies in major cities and towns worldwide.
203 x 137 mm
Majolica by Nicholas M. DawesRegular price £15.00
The Collector's Encyclopedia of MajolicaRegular price £7.00
Writing in Icing by Mary FordRegular price £7.00
This book provides a guide for the cake decorator to writing in icing, featuring over 50 different writing styles showing both numbers and letters, step-by-step photographs and templates, plus an introduction for beginners to basic techniques.
Herbarium by Barbara M. ThiersRegular price £24.00
Since the 1500s, scientists have documented the plants and fungi that grew around them, organizing the specimens into collections. Known as herbaria, these archives helped give rise to botany as its own scientific endeavour.
Herbarium is a fascinating enquiry into this unique field of plant biology, exploring how herbaria emerged and have changed over time, who promoted and contributed to them, and why they remain such an important source of data for their new role: understanding how the world's flora is changing. Barbara Thiers, director of the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium at the New York Botanical Garden, also explains how recent innovations that allow us to see things at both the molecular level and on a global scale can be applied to herbaria specimens, helping us address some of the most critical problems facing the world today.
Height 22cm, Width 26cm
La Grotta Ice Creams and Sorbets by Kitty TraversRegular price £12.00
Craft ice creams are all the rage, with new indie producers breaking the rules by creating unusual, exceptionally delicious flavour combinations. Kitty Travers, the creator of the beloved London-based brand La Grotta Ices, is changing our expectations when it comes to these cravable cold treats. With over 75 delicious recipes.
The ice creams, sorbets, and granitas featured in La Grotta are fruit-focused--the best produce goes into the ice cream and sorbet bases to ensure the purest taste of the fruit shines through.
Jade Spring Art Book by J. P. PalmerRegular price £25.00
ifty-four plates in full colour and eight black and white illustrations. "Jade" hardbound book by J.P. Palmer, dating from 1967. This is the 2nd edition and published by Spring Books. Features approx. 100 pages of great text and photos. Tons of quality antique Chinese jade pieces throughout the book.
Chinese Porcelain by Anthony du BoulayRegular price £15.00
The text is divided into four main chapters: The early wares; The Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), The Ch'ing dynasty (1644-1912); and Chinese Export Porcelain.; The products of the Imperial and other kilns have created one of the gentlest and most beautiful of the arts. The technical inventiveness of Chinese potters - they had discovered methods of glazing pottery by the third century BC - made possible the manufacture of wonderfully delicate materials and colours. Their versatility as artists enabled them to design new shapes, and decorate them with incised or applied motifs that have been imitated throughout the world. Anthony du Boulay traces the development of Chinese porcelain from its beginning to the early 20th century. His scholarly survey of this wonderful artistic tradition is illustrated with 32 colour plates and 100 black and white illustrations.
Height 24.5cm, Width 21.5cm
A Tale of Three Cities: Canton, Shanghai & Hong Kong. Three centuries of Sino-British trade in the decorative artsRegular price £40.00
Tale of Three Cities: Canton, Shanghai & Hong Kong. Three centuries of Sino-British trade in the decorative arts by David S. Howard. Inscribed 1st edition. Sotheby’s, London, 1997. 272pp. 400 colour illustrations. Illustrating the trading links that have been forged over the centuries between Great Britain and the Far East, particularly in the field of decorative arts, this catalogue highlights how trade was originally carried out through a number of Chinese ports until 1700, thereafter almost exclusively through Canton until 1850, then increasingly Shanghai until 1942 and since the war, Hong Kong. The catalogue of an exhibition held by Sotheby's in their main galleries between January and February 1997.
Height 27.5cm, Width 22cm
Verdura The life and work of a master jewellerRegular price £80.00
Fulco di Verdura was one of the outstanding jewellers of the 20th century. Patricia Corbett expertly analyses and evaluates Verdura’s jewellery designs in this lavish monograph, which is newly available in paperback. Wonderful colour photography of the jewellery, as well as atmospheric historical photographs of the celebrities who were his ardent fans, vividly trace his development over more than 25 years of feverish activity and show the great range and irresistible glittering beauty of his highly original pieces.
Height 31.5cm, Width 23cm
Ghosts by Dolly Alderton HardbackRegular price £11.00
32-year-old Nina Dean is a successful food writer with a loyal online following, but a life that is falling apart. When she uses dating apps for the first time, she becomes a victim of ghosting, and by the most beguiling of men. Her beloved dad is vanishing in slow motion into dementia, and she's starting to think about ageing and the gendered double-standard of the biological clock. On top of this she has to deal with her mother's desire for a mid-life makeover and the fact that all her friends seem to be slipping away from her...
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 32 mm
The Russian Interpreter by Michael FraynRegular price £7.99
A copy og The Russian Interpreter printed in 1971.
The Russian Interpreter is a story about Raya, a mercurial Moscow blonde who speaks no English, and the affair she is embarking upon with Gordon Proctor-Gould, a visiting British businessman who speaks no Russian. They need an interpreter; which is how Paul Manning is diverted from writing his thesis at Moscow University to become involved in all the deceptions of love and East-West relations. After the death of Stalin in 1952, the Soviet Union opened its doors to the rest of the world and Michael Frayn was one of the first foreign students to enter the country. Drawing on his experience at Moscow University in the late 1950s, he brilliantly captures a country still recovering from the Second World War, racked with suspicion and intrigue, at once harsh and easy-going, lethargic and labour-intensive.
Dimensions: 180 x 112 x 18 mm