A trusty companion for the slow and thoughtful home and the inner utilitarian in us all, The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide: How to Split Wood, Shuck an Oyster and Master Other Simple Pleasures allows you to experience the singular satisfaction of doing it yourself. Each project, whether caring for cast iron or planting with the seasons, is supplemented with expert tips to inspire and empower. Organized into five sections—Kitchen, Outdoors, Home, Gardening, and Grooming—the comprehensive guide features detailed instructions and original artwork for tasks both simple, such as brewing the perfect cup of coffee, and exploratory, such as fording a stream and reading the sky. Accompanying the how-tos are tried-and-true products selected from the Kaufmann Mercantile store that not only help one get the job done but are also a joy to use.
As editors Alexandra Redgrave and Jessica Hundley describe in the introduction, "This book began out of a curiosity for how we grow, build, and craft the world around us. We discovered that there's an art to a simple task done well - it calls for consideration and creativity, the rolling up of sleeves, and the digging into of details. It means getting messy, and, perhaps, messing up. In our world of modern convenience, doing it yourself is immensely rewarding. And so, consider the book in your hands as a starting point. We hope you, like us, find inspiration in these pages to experiment, to investigate, to create, and to enlighten your everyday."
Hardcover book, published by Assouline in 2013, written by Jim Nelson, focusing on stunning images from the magazine's extensive archives of cover men who captured the essence of the 'GQ' male— smart, stylish, sophisticated and savvy.
For decades, around the world, it has been said of certain men, “He’s so GQ.” The magazine has become synonymous with style, but to “be GQ” is so much more than just being outwardly fashionable. It also means to be cultured, to have taste, to have panoramic interests, from politics, art, and literature to film, music, travel, and of course fashion. It’s about being a part of the cultural moment— actively engaging in the here and now with curiosity and an appetite for what’s new.
Mining the magazine’s extensive photographic archives, GQ Men captures the essence of what it means to “Look Sharp / Live Smart” —the magazine’s mantra—by showcasing the men who embody the GQ spirit: legends like Paul Newman and Robert Redford; legends in the making like George Clooney and Denzel Washington; the new guard of young, handsome hotshots, like Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling and Channing Tatum; musicians like Paul McCartney and Kanye West; political and socials leaders like Bill Clinton and President Obama, fashion designers like Thom Browne and Ralph Lauren; plus artists (Jeff Koons), athletes (LeBron James), and funnymen (Jimmy Fallon). GQ Men celebrates all the facets of the modern man—smart and stylish both inside and out. 304 pages 200 illustrations English language Released in September 2013 Hardcover in a luxury slipcase
A guide to designing, equipping, & stocking your own bar
Includes more than 30 recipes for cocktails and aperitifs
Whether you desire a small, selectively stocked bar cart or are planning a bespoke entertaining space in your home, this book is a beautiful and indispensible guide to enjoying drinks at home, anytime.
The Home Bar traces the cultural history of social drinking and bar design, and how this translates into highly desirable and stylish bars in a home setting. You will find advice on everything from the best bar surface to how to make and store ice, from cocktail shakers to stools, from stirrers to selecting the best glassware. For the discerning drinker fascinated by the mystique of soda syphons, cocktail kits, and seriously interesting aperitifs and digestives, there are tips on how to build up an enviable drinks collection.
With a comprehensive selection of more than thirty superlative cocktail recipes, this is a fascinating and informative aid to stocking and enjoying your own home bar.
The best stories. A village that caresses the eye and attracted a host of artists at he turn of the twentieth century. A village whose heyday came in the middle of the 1950s, when a young Franco-Russian filmmaker brought cameras and crew to its sun dazzled beaches to make his first feature film: And God Created Woman. The shock wave created by Roger Vadim revealed a resplendent creature, a leg-end: Brigitte Bardot, rocketing to fame in the village she chose as her home, which would bask in the glory of those years forever. In its pearly haven, artists, film stars, playboys and top models would spend sun-soaked days and starry nights in affairs and adventures that have since entered the pages of history. In the Spirit of Saint-Tropez is illustrated with numerous previously unpublished photographs.
This book documents in pictures the most exciting and diverse period in fashion: from 1900 to today, covering high society, uniforms, sportswear, streetwear and couture. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in fashion as well as students. The last hundred or so years bore witness to the transformation of women’s fashion. The restrictive corsetry of the early twentieth century gave way to looser styles such as those made fashionable by French fashion designer Paul Poiret. As women’s lives changed dramatically under the shadow of two World Wars, so the style of female dress was altered beyond recognition. From home dressmaking to couture, from rationing to ‘The New Look’, from the birth of the teenager to mass manufacture, from high society to celebrity culture. Over 400 photographs and illustrations, many published for the first time, tell the stylish story of a fashion revolution.
Vogue has always been on the cutting edge of popular culture, and Vogue x Music shows us why. Whether they’re contemporary stars or classic idols, whether they made digital albums or vinyl records, the world’s most popular musicians have always graced the pages of Vogue. In this book you’ll find unforgettable portraits of Madonna beside David Bowie, Kendrick Lamar, and Patti Smith; St. Vincent alongside Debbie Harry, and much more. Spanning the magazine’s 126 years, this breathtaking book is filled with the work of acclaimed photographers like Richard Avedon and Annie Leibovitz as well as daring, music-inspired fashion portfolios from Irving Penn and Steven Klein. Excerpts from essential interviews with rock stars, blues singers, rappers, and others are included on nearly every page, capturing exactly what makes each musician so indelible.
Vogue x Music is a testament to star power, and proves that some looks are as timeless as your favorite albums.
Fall blooms for an explosion of color in the garden.
The dahlia is a fabulous cutting flower for the home garden. Cut one bloom, and ten more appear on the plant. Blooming late summer to the first frost of autumn, this native of Mexico provides explosions of color in home gardens. The author's commentary unearths the dahlia from its Aztec origins and imparts practical, hands-on knowledge for growing and overwintering these tropical plants in wintry climes.
BIG, BOLD and BEAUTIFUL. Give the perfect gift that captures your special someone’s passion in culture, travel, fashion and beyond. Beautifully produced, these extraordinary coffee table books from the renowned publisher, Assouline, are iconic pieces of décor all in themselves.
Internationally acclaimed interior design sensation Miles Redd is known for his quirky brand of cozy glamour. His unique aesthetic vision is characterized by playful mélanges of high and low, invigorated with whimsical splashes of color and modern gestures. This lavishly illustrated volume will be an inspiration to anyone interested in spirited, eclectic design. 300 pages, Hardcover with Jacket W 9.92” x L 13.07” x D 1.65” (6.0 pounds)
Yves Saint Laurent Accessories is the first book to date to shed light on the breathtaking accessories created by one of the most influential fashion designers of all time. From his first collection in 1962 to his acclaimed final presentation in 2002, Yves Saint Laurent created exquisite jewellery, hats, shoes, and handbags to complement and enhance each of his couture creations. Beautifully designed, in a small format evocative of a jewellery box, the book offers an unprecedented glimpse into the highly confidential archives of The Yves Saint Laurent Foundation in Paris, which is home to over 20,000 remarkable accessories. The book features specially commissioned photography of the accessories alongside a treasure trove of rare materials including preparatory sketches, intimate portraits of Saint Laurent at work, behind-the-scenes snapshots of models, catwalk photographs, and advertising campaigns. Yves Saint Laurent Accessories introduces readers to a prominent yet rarely seen side of Saint Laurent's art, leading them backstage and through the history of a house that helped to shape the course of fashion.