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AFRICA RISING

Africa Rising


Vibrant, bold, and enigmatic. Africa Rising showcases the work of Africa's young creatives alongside more established artists from the voluptuous continent's vibrant metropolises. The African artistic spirit extends far beyond the canvas and studio; a new wave of African creatives is on the rise and making a name for itself in design, fashion, photography, and architecture across Africa and abroad. While the colours, patterns, and crafts are profoundly rooted in African tradition, young designers infuse their creations with a delightfully discordant edge making them contemporary, unique, and truly pieces of African design.  Insightful essays from experts and artisans contextualize each portrait and provide insight into talented pioneers, outstanding projects, and the way craft can be a catalyst for social and economic developments. The volume is co-edited by Design Indaba: a multifaceted design platform that garners worldwide critical acclaim for their annual design conference held in Cape Town. Africa Rising celebrates the way art strengthens and unifies cultures and, most importantly, invokes the multi-faceted richness of Africa.<br />


THE BAREFOOT ARCHITECT

The Barefoot Architect


A former UN worker and prominent architect, Johan van Lengen has seen firsthand the desperate need for a "greener" approach to housing in impoverished tropical climates. This comprehensive book clearly explains every aspect of this endeavor, including design (siting, orientation, climate consideration), materials (sisal, cactus, bamboo, earth), and implementation. The author emphasizes throughout the book what is inexpensive and sustainable. Included are sections discussing urban planning, small-scale energy production, cleaning and storing drinking water, and dealing with septic waste, and all information is applied to three distinct tropical regions: humid areas, temporate areas, and desert climates. Hundreds of explanatory drawings by van Lengen allow even novice builders to get started.

GARDENISTA

Gardenista


Named a Best Gift Book for Gardeners by The New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Domino magazine, and Goop. The team behind the inspirational design sites Gardenista.com and Remodelista.com presents an all-in-one manual for making your outdoor space as welcoming as your living room. Tour personality-filled gardens around the world and re-create the looks with no-fail planting palettes. Find hundreds of design tips and easy DIYs, editors' picks of 100 classic (and stylish) objects, a landscaping primer with tips from pros, over 200 resources, and so much more.<br />


THE MONOCLE GUIDE TO DRINKING &AMP; DINING

The Monocle Guide to Drinking &amp; Dining


In this vibrant large-format manual, discover and explore good food and its power to shape both people and places. If Monocle were a restaurant it would be where local produce is simply prepared, wine is served without fuss, and all are welcome. It would anchor the neighborhood, support young chefs, and none would worry about Michelin stars. This world of slowish food and pleasures informs the forthcoming guide to food and drink. As with much of Monocle's work, it inspires those who would like to rescue a forlorn vineyard or corner store while revealing the best market in Helsinki or café in Auckland. It speaks to a global generation who may hold an MBA but feel that a decent burger chain is the way ahead. From famed faces sharing tales over supper to anecdotes from raconteurs and a sprinkling of recipes, our editors have prepared a truly nourishing experience. Hungry for more?

BARCELONA TILES COLOURING BOOK

Barcelona Tiles Colouring Book


Exciting and exceptional Barcelona Tiles Designs
Lines virtually disappear once colored
Create one of a kind artwork using almost any medium
Made with high quality drawing paper
Contains 16 pages of gorgeous designs

BON APPETIT BITCHES! TEA TOWELS

Bon Appetit Bitches! Tea Towels


These handy cotton tea towels feature delightfully irreverent expletives in lovely hand-drawn calligraphy. With one for cooking and one for cleaning, this stylish set will help keep any kitchen in tip-top shape. A classic gift for the host with a sense of humour!


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