Bring Monet's paintings and gardens to life using this gorgeously illustrated book that will teach you how to create a Monet lifestyle from your living room to your kitchen to your garden - from the documentarian and author of Monet's Palate Cookbook, with the support of the American steward and all the head gardeners at Giverny.
Aileen Bordman has long been influenced by the work of Claude Monet, one of the founders of French Impressionist painting whose esteemed works capturing the simple beauties of fin de siÃ¨cle French life - from waterlilies to haystacks - have fetched astonishing sums at private auction houses and can be found in the greatest art museums around the globe. With direct access to Giverny through a pair of insiders - her mother, a steward of the Giverny estate, and its head gardener - she transports you to Monet's garden at Giverny, the third most visited site in France, in Everyday Monet.
Combining the history, palette colors, and designs of Monet's gardens and paintings in this one-of-a-kind volume, Aileen shows how to encapsulate a home and lifestyle inspired by the artist. Filled with insights, step-by-step instructions, musings, recipes, gorgeous photography, and how-to graphics, Everyday Monet teaches how to grow a garden like Monet, preserve a waterlily inside the home, decorate a dining room table or a bathroom inspired by Monet's aesthetic, and prepare foods that inspire your inner-Impressionist.
Filled with lush photos of Monet's milieu - from the gardens of Giverny to the streets of Normandy - and reproductions of Monet's most famous paintings, Everyday Monet is a practical guide to finding ways to implement Monet's beautiful designs into any home and garden, whether you live on a country estate or in a city apartment, and is a memorable keepsake Monet devotees will treasure.
Dey Street Books
Farm from Home
By Mickiewicz, Adam
From New York style icon and fashion insider Amanda Brooks, a charming and inspiring meditation on life in her newly adopted home, a farm in the English countryside.
In search of a quieter, simpler life away from the hustle of the city, style icon and longtime New Yorker Amanda Brooks moved with her family in 2012 from New York City to her husband's farm in England. Originally intended to be a yearlong creative sabbatical, Brooks's relocation became permanent as she discovered newfound personal and professional freedom, told here through a year's changing seasons. Creatively inspiring, warm and witty, and brimming with delicious recipes and entertaining how-tos, Farm from Home is a chronicle of the joys and challenges of a more focused way of living. For anyone who has longed for an escape from their hectic schedule, whether for a week, a year, or a lifetime, Brooks shares the unexpected satisfaction of slowing down, reconnecting with nature, and making the most of each day.
Blue Rider Press
By Donald, Josh
Sharp is a knife skills class in book form and an introduction to the best knives you can buy from all over the world. From a premier knife purveyor and go-to knives expert, this comprehensive guide details the elements of buying and caring for good knives, including sharpening and knife skills. Step-by-step instructions and photography cover a range of techniques with 15 recipes from great chefs - including Stuart Brioza of State Bird Provisions and Melissa Perello of Frances - which feature all the cuts that mark an accomplished cook. Sharply packaged with a textured cover, a foil spine, and more than 150 striking photographs of knifemakers, coveted knives, and beautiful food, this is the cookbook, handbook, and visual journey for anyone wanting to hone their skills in the kitchen.
By Aust, Rachel
Simplify life and amplify living by mastering the fundamentals of minimalism through this visual guide to embracing a minimalist lifestyle
How can living with less contribute to a greater sense of fulfillment? It seems contradictory, yet the minimalist lifestyle, which focuses on scaling back your possessions and simplifying your life to just the essentials, achieves just that. Adopt minimal living, and you'll find that less is more:
* More time because you don't waste it caring for and organizing stuff. * More space because you don't fill it with objects of marginal value. * More money because you don't spend it on unnecessary things. * More clarity because your mind isn't bogged down by the clutter around you. * More enjoyment because your energy is spent on experiences and connections.
Using decision trees, flow charts, icons, and other graphics, Less shows how minimalism can be applied to any area of life--including home, wardrobe, decor, cooking, cleaning, finances, and organizing your time--and how it can be adapted to suit your own goals and help you achieve your version of happiness.
French Vintage Decor
By Lundstrom, Jamie
Chic and elegant French décor never goes out of style. Crafters will delight in the easy yet stunningly sophisticated projects that take a minimal amount of time and will transform your home. Jamie Lundstrom's classic French style is effortless to achieve with these 60 incredible projects, most of which come from her beautiful home.Featuring simple step-by-steps, these projects can easily be created in just a few hours on the weekend. Readers will delight in the ease and finesse of the traditional French shapes and patterns (think fleur de lis and damask print) , graceful typefaces and the bold yet refined color palette, all while utilizing found and recycled objects, bringing Jamie's style into their homes. Sample projects span every category, from seasonal to sewing, painting and upholstery, and include projects such as Distressed Key Holder from Wine Crate, French Glazed Plant Pots and Vintage Christmas Stockings.
Page Street Publishing
By Cooper, Cindy Smith
Classic Cottages features homes from across the country with cottages and gardens that say "welcome home" and offer a template for your own personal style. You will find beautiful rooms and remarkable gardens in city and country settings with architectural details every cottage dweller loves and appreciates. From weekend getaways to urban chic, these cottages -- new and redo -- showcase style that makes home a place of pampering and sharing family dreams.Today's cottage-style home is all about smaller spaces, vintage and salvage pieces, and personal style. Cottage decorating offers comfort, easier living, and a variety of ways to decorate more than any other style. Cottage style is relaxed, and is a reflection of its homeowner's taste. A mix of antique and new, expensive and not, and always a comfortable home style.