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Boho Baby Knits: Groovy Patterns for Cool Tots

Boho Baby Knits: Groovy Patterns for Cool Tots

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Does the barista at your coffee bar serve your kid a steamed milk with a dash of cinnamon-just the way he likes it? Is your baby already a regular at the neighborhood indie bookstore? If so, your budding bohemian deserves a wardrobe that suits his or her creative lifestyle. For children's knits with style and attitude, look no further. Boho Baby Knits contains more than 30 designs for clothes, toys, and accessories that are so cool, you'll wish they came in your size. Knitters will love the fun literary references, punk rock allusions, and beatnik musings that inspire these patterns for newborns to four-year-olds, and kids won't be able to get enough of these bold, colorful, and unique projects. With patterns designed for all levels of knitting experience, crafters can knit a simple present for a baby shower in a day or two or create a very special project over a couple of weekends. Clear, step-by-step instructions, easy-to-read charts and diagrams, and dozens of four-color photographs ensure happy results. From graphic leg warmers and a folk festival frock to a bohemian striped boat neck and a Western-style jacket, Boho Baby Knits keeps kids dressed like the free spirits they are.
Bonsai ( 101 Essential Tips )

Bonsai ( 101 Essential Tips )

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Everything you need to know about bonsai care, maintenance, design, and arrangement. With clear explanations of bonsai and what it is, these 101 easy-to-grasp tips have everything you need to get the results you want.

Build knowledge and confidence with this must-have pocket guide, filled with the essentials you're looking for including pointers and advice on cultivating bonsai plants. Create a sense of balance and serenity in your home with these beautiful miniature trees and bring the ancient practice into the 21st century. Using a step-by-step approach, 101 Essential Tips: Bonsai explains design and style principles, which containers to use, how to cultivate a bonsai plant and more. Learn about the different suitable species, from Japanese red maple to Scots pine, find out how to prune, reshape with wiring, implement Saikei and rock planting, and develop a watering routine to keep your living art healthy.

Whether you want to build on your basic skills or become an expert, 101 Essential Tips: Bonsai is right for you. This pocket guide is chock-full of information to guide you, inspire you, and give you the knowledge and confidence you're looking for.

Bookcraft: Techniques for Binding, Folding, and Decorating to Create Books

Bookcraft: Techniques for Binding, Folding, and Decorating to Create Books

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Binding, folding, and decorating techniques to create beautiful artists' books and more

From heirloom memories to unique journals, albums, and altered books--or simple tag books for your kids--Bookcraft contains all the skills you will ever need.

Books are a central part of life, and have been with us for around 2,000 years. Although most books we use are produced commercially, many of us are drawn to the book form in its various guises, and are interested in exploring how to make books of our own, whether as a vehicle for telling stories, as scrapbooks, or as notebooks and journals.

This guide provides the essential ingredients for designing and making your own books, from simple binding and finishing techniques to complex complete products. Projects are designed to suit a variety of skill levels from beginner to advanced, and use a step-by-step approach to learning the necessary skills.

Each project begins with basic techniques and progresses through to thought-provoking applications of those techniques. Each technique includes an example of a finished book that fully and beautifully utilizes the methods described by the techniques.

This book explores more experimental binding and page treatment techniques, and has a comprehensive gallery of ideas outlining the skills and materials needed to apply techniques often reserved for professionals.

Botanica Magnifica Portraits of the Worlds Most Extraordinary Flowers and Plants

Botanica Magnifica Portraits of the Worlds Most Extraordinary Flowers and Plants

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First published as an oversized clothbound volume in 2009, Botanica Magnifica has received widespread acclaim from the scientific and artistic communities. In the words of an ARTnews critic, Singer's flowers and plants, photographed "in large scale and exquisite detail, emerge from the shadows in a manner evocative of Old Master paintings."

Now we are pleased to offer this masterwork of botanical photography as a pocket-sized hardcover book, in our trademarked Tiny Folio format. Mirroring the design of the larger edition, this little volume is organized into five alphabetically arranged sections: (I) Orchidaceae, presenting the full diversity of orchids; (II) Florilegium, portraying the complexity and beauty of flowers; (III) Proteus, illustrating plant forms perfectly adapted for survival; (IV) Zingiberaceae, a tribute to the fascinating ginger family and (V) Botanicus, a selection of beautiful and bizarre specimens from the Smithsonian's research collection. Each pictured plant is accompanied by a clear and accessible description of its botany, geography, history, and conservation.

With its marvelous reproductions and fascinating text, the Tiny Folio of Botanica Magnifica is a charming miniature version of one of the most impressive volumes of natural history ever published.
Botany for Gardeners

Botany for Gardeners

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"An outstanding and enjoyable introduction to botany, whether the reader is a gardener, or just a garden visitor." --Bloomsbury Review

What happens inside a seed after it is planted? How are plants structured? How do plants reproduce? The answers to these and other questions about complex plant processes can be found in the bestselling Botany for Gardeners. Written in accessible language, this must-have guide allows gardeners and horticulturists to understand plants from the plant's point of view. Now in its third edition, Botany for Gardeners has now been expanded and updated, and includes an appendix on plant taxonomy, a comprehensive index, and dozens of new photos and illustrations.
Boxed Set : Bees & Honey

Boxed Set : Bees & Honey

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This beekeeping book guides you all the way from choosing and obtaining your bees, housing them and maintaining the hive throughout the year, to dealing with pests and diseases, and harvesting the honey.
Boxed Set : Gardener's Guide to Wildlife & Birds & How to Attract Them

Boxed Set : Gardener's Guide to Wildlife & Birds & How to Attract Them

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One of the most enjoyable aspects of creating and maintaining a garden lies in the feeling of closeness to nature. These two books, written by award-winning gardening experts, give advice on how to create a range of wildlife gardens, with suggestions for the best flowers, shrubs, hedges, and trees to grow.
Bright Bazaar

Bright Bazaar

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Dive into a refreshing take on color from one of the world's leading interiors bloggers, Will Taylor of Bright.Bazaar, West Elm's go-to blogger for color inspiration. What began as a popular blog attracting over 400,000 readers a month is now a gorgeous, color-popping book sure to delight and inspire all. And as one of Pinterest's top influencers with over 2.4 million followers, people are taking note.

Praised by design star Jonathan Adler as a true talent with a keen eye, Will guides you through making the most of the cornerstone of your life - where you live. He starts by giving you jumping-off points for considering how to use color. Next, he arms you with the know-how needed to replicate the looks through using ten color cocktails, from soft and delicate pastel hues to bright and bold color statements.

Each color scheme begins with Will sharing his personal photographs and the memories that inspired each palette. He then goes on to show how these inspirations can be used in real-life decorating via easy-to-translate examples, complete with color checklists, swatch scrapbooks, illuminating room analyses and nuggets of Will's color secrets.

More than 350 brand new color photographs invite you into homes both big and small across the world. Bright Bazaar's take on color is packed with personality and heart, playful but informative, and brimming with useful decorating ideas to make any home more beautiful.

Bringing Nature Home

Bringing Nature Home

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As development and subsequent habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. But there is an important and simple step toward reversing this alarming trend: Everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity.
There is an unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. When native plants disappear, the insects disappear, impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals. In many parts of the world, habitat destruction has been so extensive that local wildlife is in crisis and may be headed toward extinction.
"Bringing Nature Home" has sparked a national conversation about the link between healthy local ecosystems and human well-being, and the new paperback edition with an expanded resource section and updated photos will help broaden the movement. By acting on Douglas Tallamy's practical recommendations, everyone can make a difference.
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Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants

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"A fascinating study of the trees, shrubs, and vines that feed the insects, birds, and other animals in the suburban garden." --The New York Times

As development and habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. In Bringing Nature Home, Douglas W. Tallamy reveals the unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife--native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. When native plants disappear, the insects disappear, impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals.

But there is an important and simple step we can all take to help reverse this alarming trend: everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity by simply choosing native plants. By acting on Douglas Tallamy's practical and achievable recommendations, we can all make a difference.

Bringing Tuscany Home

Bringing Tuscany Home

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I always imagine each of the signoras who lived in this house--where she shelled peas, rocked the grandchild, placed a vase of the pink roses. Now I would like to take one of these women back to my house in California to show her how Bramasole traveled to America and took root, how the doors there are open to the breeze from San Pablo bay and to the distant view of Mount Tamalpais, how the table has expanded and the garden has burgeoned...

The "bard of Tuscany" (New York Times) now offers a lavishly illustrated book for everyone who dreams of integrating the Tuscan lifestyle--from home decoration and cooking, to eating and drinking, to gardening, socializing, and celebrating--into their own lives.

When Frances Mayes fell in love with Tuscany and Bramasole, millions of readers basked in the experience through her three bestselling memoirs. Now Frances and her husband, In Tuscany coauthor Edward, share the essence of Tuscan life as they have lived it, with specific ideas and inspiration for readers stateside to bring the beauty and spirit of Tuscany into their own home decor, meals, gardens, entertaining and, most important, outlook on life. In her inimitable warm and evocative tone, Frances helps readers develop an eye for authentic Tuscan style, with advice on how to:

- Choose a Tuscan color palette for the home, from earthy apricot tones to invigorating shades of antique blue.

- Personalize a room with fanciful door frames, unique painted furniture, and fresco murals.

- Cultivate a Tuscan garden, adding fountains, vine-covered pergolas, and terra-cotta urns among the herbs and flowers

- Select the best Italian vino. (Frances describes lunches at regional vineyards and imparts tips for pairing food and wine.)

- Create an atmosphere of irresistible, anytime hospitality--a casa aperta (open home).

- Make primo finds at local antiques markets. (And to help truly bring Tuscany home, shipping advice and market days for several Tuscan towns are included.)

- Set an imaginative Tuscan table using majolica and vintage linens.

- Enjoy the abundant flavors and easy simplicity of the Tuscan kitchen, with details on everything from olive oil and vino santo to pici and gnocchi, plus special homegrown menus and recipes.

- Make the most of a trip to Tuscany, visiting Frances's favorite hill towns, restaurants, small museums, and other soothing places.

With more than 100 photos by acclaimed photographer Steven Rothfeld (including several of the Mayes's California home and its Tuscan accents), twenty-five all-new recipes, and lists of resources for travelers and shoppers, Bringing Tuscany Home is a treasure trove of practical advice and memorable images.

Budget Celebrations: Hostess Guide to Year-Round Entertaining on a Dime

Budget Celebrations: Hostess Guide to Year-Round Entertaining on a Dime

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Preparing to host any type of gathering can be filled with shopping hassles, time pressures and anxiety over the costs. No more! This all-in-one guide is the ultimate resource for stress-free, budget-friendly entertaining for every special occasion.
Jam-packed with simple and exciting ideas to make every holiday festive, this book offers creative ways to celebrate in style year-round, without spending a fortune. Best of all, you'll be able to throw a great party that you can relax and enjoy right along with your family and friends!
From traditional holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas to birthdays, anniversaries and family reunions, this collection of over 250 inspiring photos and easy-to-follow instructions gives you all the information you'll need to have a good time without breaking the bank. Inside you'll find delicious, efficient menus and recipes to amaze all your guests; festive and elegant decorating tips and tricks to set the mood for every occasion; low-cost, crafty ways to bring holiday spirit into your home and involve your family in the process.
Building Codes Illustrated

Building Codes Illustrated

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Get the easy-to-use, illustrated guide to the 2006 International Building Code(R).

As the building industry moves toward a single set of construction codes that have no regional limitations, architects, builders, engineers, and interior designers need an interpretive guide to help them better understand how the code affects their practices. The seond edition of Building Codes Illustrated fills this need by interpreting the updated 2006 International Building Code(R) (IBC) in a visual format that designers both need and understand.

This unique marriage of bestselling author Francis D.K. Ching's illustrative talent and Steven Winkel's code expertise provides an accessible, time-saving companion guide to the latest code. The visual presentation of information extracts the core portions of the building code that are most relevant for professionals and hones building codes down to the essentials. Organized to correspond with related subject matter in the IBC, Building Codes Illustrated enables architects, engineers, and other design professionals to quickly find clarifying information on the nonstructural provision of the IBC. You'll gain a clear and complete understanding of those sections at a glance through enlightening computer-rendered illustrations and succinct yet thorough interpretations.

There's no excuse for not being up to code. Avoid costly mistakes with the invaluable help of Building Codes Illustrated, Second Edition.

Content from this book is available as an online continuing professional education course at http: //www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-320255.html#int_building_code. WileyCPE courses are available on demand, 24 hours a day, and are approved by the American Institute of Architects.

Building Construction Illustrated

Building Construction Illustrated

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A professional architect presents an update to the classic manual on residential and light construction techniques and includes increased coverage of environmentally friendly materials--plus the latest data on concrete, steel and glazing technology, energy efficiency in buildings, moisture and thermal protection, natural lighting, and masonry. 100+ line drawings.
Bungalow Basics Bathrooms

Bungalow Basics Bathrooms

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Kitchens and Bathrooms have a more historical bent than the first four bungalow books, primarily because these two rooms are so closely associated with their equipment and amenities (think sinks, toilets, stoves, and refrigerators), which have changed dramatically over the years. In both books, author Paul Duchscherer sets the stage for Doug Keister's stunning photographs by discussing technological and social developments of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that had a huge impact on daily life in middle-class households. Rare archival images from such sources as Gustav Stickley's magazine, The Craftsman, and old Sears & Roebuck catalogs of "kit houses" illustrate the changing face of the American bathroom and kitchen--as do the images of carefully preserved or renovated bungalow interiors with many of their original fixtures and appliances intact Complementing the historical emphasis of both books is their focus on the challenges of updating a bungalow kitchen or b
Bungalow Basics Bedrooms

Bungalow Basics Bedrooms

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Bungalow Basics Kitchens

Bungalow Basics Kitchens

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Features photographs and history of the Arts and Crafts design of bungalow kitchens.
Bungalow Basics Living Rooms

Bungalow Basics Living Rooms

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Because the living room was the space visitors first encountered when entering the bungalow, the area was given the highest priority and had the biggest budget of any room. Typically the most spacious room in the house, the living room was also invariably the most beautiful. It was here that you would most likely find those features that epitomize classic Craftsman design: exposed beams and structural elements, superbly (and cleverly) crafted built-in furniture, and the prominent use of natural or rustic materials, often obtained locally, such as wood, stone, tile, and hammered copper. Bungalow residents enhanced and personalized the setting with Arts and Crafts-style wall coverings, lighting, and furniture, along with handcrafted textiles and pottery.