Inspiring, practical and richly photographed, this comprehensive guide offers creative ideas and DIY projects using beautiful low-maintenance, water-wise plants
Succulents are the ultimate easy-care plant: versatile, effortless to grow both indoors and outdoors, and drought tolerant. From Aloe and Agaves, to Senecio and Taciveria, this handbook by leading garden expert Robin Stockwell highlights 200 of the easiest, most useful, and gorgeous plants, and shares advice on care and cultivation. Readers will find inspiration for imaginative and exciting new ways to use succulents in striking garden designs, containers, vertical walls, and indoor arrangements, as well as step-by-step projects, such as living bouquets and terrarium ornaments.
This is the essential reference for landscapers, home gardeners, and anyone looking for a thorough introduction to the perfect plant for modern times.
Build It Yourself
By Perrone, Frank
Are you into gardening, DIY, or organic living? Looking to branch into woodworking? Build It Yourself: Weekend Projects for the Garden will help you to do just that. Accompanying you every step of the way, from the local home goods store to your workshop or table, Build It Yourself is a fun, accessible, and portable guide to constructing twelve practical, tasteful projects for your garden and home.
Author and master woodworker Frank Perrone instructs with the novice in mind. Each project is designed for simple building, complete with a materials list, a cut sheet that makes getting lumber a snap, dimensional diagrams, illustrated step-by-step instructions with attention to every detail, and "Helpful Hints," plus space for notes.
Princeton Architectural Press
By Brown, Kendall H
Japanese gardens are found throughout the world today - their unique forms now considered a universal art form. This stunning Japanese gardening book examines the work of five leading landscape architects in North America who are exploring the extraordinary power of Japanese-style garden design to create an immersive experience promoting personal and social well-being. Master garden designers Hoichi Kurisu, Takeo Uesugi, David Slawson, Shin Abe and Marc Keane have each interpreted the style and meaning of the Japanese garden in unique ways in their innovative designs for private, commercial and public spaces. Several recent Japanese-style gardens by each designer are featured in this book with detailed descriptions and sumptuous color photos. Hoichi Kurisu - transformative spaces for spiritual and physical equilibrium.
Code Check Electrical
By Kardon, Redwood
Spiral bound, with durable laminated pages, the 8th edition of Code Check Electrical is the perfect on-the-job resource for electricians, builders, remodelers, and building inspectors dealing with electrical work. Completely updated to the 2017 National Electrical Code and the 2015 International Residential Code, this reliable resource can help builders and re-modelers avoid the most common electrical code violations for every type of residential electrical system. Whether you are dealing with grounding, bonding, service panels, branch circuits, GFCIs and AFCIs, switches, receptables, photovoltaics, or other systems, the more than 100 tables and figures in this guide guarantee expert, reliable guidance every step of the way. Easy to access and easy to use, Code Check Electrical will ensure that all jobs meet the highest safety standards while drastically reducing code violation call-backs.
By Bush, Sophie
A global look at contemporary, ingenious, and yet comfortable transformations of former industrial spaces into stylish modern residences
As space for land development in cities shrinks and city dwellers tire of cookie-cutter apartment towers, a love for historical buildings has returned. The initial interest in "lofts" began in SoHo, New York, in the 1970s, and the love of warehouse buildings -- often in attractive waterside locations -- has since become a global phenomenon.
The first section, "Architectural Features," looks at how to make the most of a space while retaining its original features, such as exposed brickwork and concrete floors. It also draws on examples of former industrial buildings across the world that have been renovated to create distinctive homes and workspaces. The second section, "Decorative Details," provides tips on how to recreate the warehouse aesthetic in any home, from repurposing pallets and breeze-blocks as furniture to transforming exhaust cones into unique lighting fixtures. A reference section provides ideas on where to source everything from furniture to finishes.
550+ color illustrations
Thames & Hudson
Container Gardening Complete
By Walliser, Jessica
The ideal book for urban gardeners, indoor gardeners, and vegetable gardeners, Container Gardening Complete is a thorough visual guide that will get you growing quickly!
Whether you are growing vegetables, fruits, or flowers on an apartment balcony; creating a small vegetable garden for personal use; or decorating steps and walkways, Container Gardening Complete has everything you need to know to be successful.
The methods described in this book are foolproof and easy to follow, with step-by-step directions and photographs, scalable projects for differing needs, and many great ideas for upscaled containers from things you have around your home.
You'll get to know the ins and outs of gardening in a small space, from the importance of drainage, irrigation, and other watering concerns to ornamental combinations of plants, and the very best vegetables, fruits, and nonedibles for container gardening.
This is the best, most complete book on the market for container gardening.
Cool Springs Press
Building with Secondhand Stuff, 2nd edition
By Peterson, Chris
From Craig's List, your basement, and estate sales, you can salvage what you need to upcycle all kinds of cool things. You can build tables, install vintage hardwood floors and salvaged windows, mason reclaimed stone walls, and do much more using free or very inexpensive, high-quality, reconditioned materials.
You'll encounter opportunities to upcycle usable building materials everywhere. By using Building with Secondhand Stuff, 2nd edition, good judgment, and a few salvage tricks, you can take advantage of these chances to gather free (or nearly free) project supplies and put them to work in your house.
This second edition of the best-selling book includes new projects such as a pallet chair, pallet table, chalkboard message door, door-backed island, and a reclaimed window greenhouse.
COOL SPRINGS PR
Do you have what it takes to live tiny? Take the first step to achieving the dream of designing, building, and living in a tiny house (typically between 100-400 square feet) . Idiot's Guides: Tiny House Designing, Building, and Living is the one-stop guide into this innovative concept of minimalist living. Dozens of helpful images and a full-color insert displaying different types of tiny houses help you visualize your dream. The book explores what it mentally takes to become a tiny house dweller and covers the best approach to designing and building a house that ideally fits your needs. The book includes an in-depth discussion on foundation types, financing and insurance, and legal standards, as well as building techniques, must-have utilities, and going off the grid, and home placement.
By Morris, Tisha
Go beyond basic decluttering and get to the root of why you have such a hard time getting rid of your stuff. Clutter Intervention will teach you about the psychological, emotional, and energetic components underlying your possessions, making it easier for you to let go and live authentically.
Everything in your home is an extension of your identity, and when you hold onto old stuff for too long, you get stuck in the past. Tisha Morris shows you how to move into a new phase of life by ridding yourself of everything holding you back. Using step-by-step instruction and easy to understand explanations, this book helps you live in alignment with who you are and manifest what you want in life.
By Huntington, Foster
Showcasing hundreds of funky vehicles, awe-inspiring landscapes, and cleverly designed interiors in tiny spaces from around the world, Van Life is perfect for who anyone daydreams about living on the open road.
More and more people-from millennials to baby boomers-are taking a break from conventional life for the freedom, tranquility, and adventure of being on the road and living in a converted vintage truck, camper, or van. One of these vandwellers, Foster Huntington, created the #vanlife hashtag as he chronicled his adventures living in a van while driving it across the country. He tapped into a community of like-minded individuals looking to explore nature at their own pace and live a debt-free lifestyle. Van Life showcases the best crowd-sourced photographs from Foster's tumblr account, van-life.net, many of which have never been posted. Organized into sections like Volkswagen vans, American vans, converted vans, school buses, and more, the hundreds of photos include shots of the unique vehicles, the beautiful locations they've been parked including stunning beaches, dramatic mountains and picturesque forests, fully designed interiors with kitchens and sleeping quarters, and more. Also included are interviews with solo travelers, couples, and families who are living this new American dream.
Black Dog & Leventhal
The Family Cabin
By Mulfinger, Dale
Dale Mulfinger is widely acknowledged as the foremost expert on cabins in North America. His first book, The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway, has sold almost 200,000 copies and has consistently been the leading book in the category since it was published in 2001. In this new collection of 37 cabins, Mulfinger rekindles his love for this treasured American icon with fresh insight and seasoned strategies for the logic, utility, and beauty of cabin design.
While Dale's earlier books have focused on smaller cabins (1,600 sq. ft. and below) , this one will be less about size and more about the living experience. The Family Cabin will feature new and old family compounds from across North America, much as The Cabin and Back to the Cabin have done. New structures explore the prospect of family bonding, where old ones tell the tales of generations of family use. Since the beginning of the 20th century, cabin retreats have had a unique place in the lives and lore of many American families. In the 21st century, cabin creation continues with new forms and materials that give shelter at nature's doorstep.
Build Stuff with Wood
By Christiana, Asa
Build Stuff with Wood is a true beginner's guide to woodworking, aimed at anyone who is interested in the craft but has only a few tools and no real idea where to start. The idea behind the book is to begin with a basic toolset (a circular saw, chopsaw, cordless drill, jigsaw, and a few hand tools) and then add tools as you go. Step-by-step projects are presented showing what you can build with that tool (plus the basic toolset) . For example, adding a router to your tool arsenal allows you to gracefully round edges on tables and shelves; buying a simple doweling jig opens up the world of joinery. As well as power tools, hand tools are also introduced. In all, 14 fun projects will be presented, all built with just a few woodworking tools and off-the-shelf lumber.
By Segedie, Leah
A real, no-holds-barred take on making smart, healthy choices for you and your family.
In Green Enough, Mamavation blogger Leah Segedie uncovers the truth behind the food and household products that are misleadingly labeled "all-natural" and healthy but are actually filled with chemicals and toxins. From furniture to packaged food, Leah guides you through detoxifying your home, diet, and lifestyle, showing you how to make the best choices possible.
She exposes the brands and products that contain toxic and hormone-disrupting ingredients and gives guidelines on choosing safer products and organic produce that are free from toxic and persistent pesticides. She instructs you on making the move to meat, dairy, and eggs that are free of antibiotics, GMOs, growth hormones, and dangerous pathogens. She explains at what phases of childhood children are the most vulnerable and need more protection. And she includes delicious and kid-approved recipes to help you detoxify your cooking routine. It's not about being perfect or 100% clean -- none of us are -- it's about being green enough.
By Dawidowski, Marion
Over 45 elegant concrete designs for your beautiful, modern home with just a bag of ready-mixed concrete, water, and a few items you can find around the house.Concrete is in.And no wonder: it's inexpensive, durable, and makes unique, stunning pieces with which to decorate your home. With just a bag of ready-mixed concrete, water, and a few utensils and molds you can find around the house, you can create beautiful, minimalist items in no time at all; from clocks, vases, lampshades and bowls through to jewelry, wine coolers, and desk organisers.Each project is equipped with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and tips, and all can be made with very little know-how-- making it a perfect craft for beginner concrete artisans, as well as the more experienced mason.
150 Best Interior Design Ideas
An in-depth review of the latest trends in residential interior designs from internationally renowned architects and designers, showcasing 150 full-color profiles and 500 pages of color photos - an outstanding addition to the popular 150 Best series.
In 150 Best Interior Design Ideas you'll find the most attractive, functional, and cost-effective design solutions for every room in the house. Some of the top architects and designers working around the globe today experiment with arrangement, color, texture, material, and finishes to create personalized spaces to suit every aesthetic preference.
Featuring full-color photographs and diagrams, this exciting entry in the highly successful 150 Best series is an inspirational source of ideas to help you create beauty in your everyday surroundings, and is an essential reference of current trends in interior design for designers, decorators, architects, and homeowners.