Home & Garden

If you've ever wondered about plants that get you drunk, this book is perfect for you. Not happy just covering the basics, Amy Stewart goes into the history, culture, and lifestyle of the various plants, grains, trees, fungi, and herbs that make up our liquor cabinets. Feeling adventurous? Try out some of the recipes shared throughout the book.  

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Rachel
$19.95
ISBN: 9781616200466
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Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - March 19th, 2013

If you’re a fan of designers Charles and Ray Eames, or just fans of good design in general, this is the book for you. Eames: Beautiful Details is a visual history of the designing duo whose work included architecture, furniture, textiles, products, graphic design, toys, and photography. Even those who are unfamiliar with the designers will swoon at this beauty of a book. A smaller, more affordable reprint of the 2012 original (which was $200), Beautiful Details is a great companion for anyone with an eye for style and a mind for design.
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Megan
$59.95
ISBN: 9781623260316
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Published: Ammo Books - November 2014

If you are looking for a beautiful yet informative book for yourself or a fellow gardener, you can’t go wrong with this stunner. More than 3,000 plants and 30 types of planting locations are profiled and gorgeous color photos abound, making it easy to choose perfect plants for your garden.
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S.B.
$40.00
ISBN: 9781465414397
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Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - September 15th, 2014

I think we can all agree that Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most iconic architects ever. Now, for the first time, all of Wright’s varied West Coast buildings are collected in one book. Filled with photographs of the structures, both inside and out, as well as blueprints and history, this handsome book is perfect for any Frank Lloyd Wright fan or general architecture buff.
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Flannery
By Mark A. Wilson, Joel Puliatti (Photographer)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781423634478
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Published: Gibbs Smith Publishers - September 2014

Are you even remotely interested in herbs? Do yourself a favor and check out Orr’s lavish and informative book. Each herb’s entry has information on its varieties, history, and medicinal and culinary uses, as well as instructions for growing the herb. Beautiful illustrations and rich detail inform and enlighten without being overwhelming. Makes a great gift for someone with an herb garden or even for someone just looking for a place to start.
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Jax
$27.50
ISBN: 9780449819937
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - September 30th, 2014

I am absolutely loving this new book filled with gorgeous ideas for outdoor living spaces. Kameon shows readers how to get the most of their yards, with ideas for great paths, walls, and plants, plus lighting, furniture, and accessories. Her style is modern yet warm and inviting, and I found myself wanting to replicate so many of her beautiful and colorful designs. “To make a garden truly sing, start from the ground up... landscape designer Judy Kameon shows how to make each part of your yard fully and delightfully user-friendly.” —Martha Stewart Living

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S.B.
By Judy Kameon, Jonathan Adler (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780847842193
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Published: Rizzoli International Publications - March 4th, 2014

The idea of living in a treehouse has fascinated me since watching The Swiss Family Robinson as a child. If you can relate, you need to check out this book. Complete with design plans and practical how-to information, this book will inspire you to get building! Even if, like me, you lack the capabilities to build a safe treehouse, this is worthy of coffee table display space, with its beautiful pictures and unique houses.

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Flannery
$37.50
ISBN: 9781419711718
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Published: ABRAMS - March 25th, 2014

This is a great guide to the pleasures of community farming and its ties to community building--everything from creating compost to planning a complete urban garden. It’s a great how-to as well as a reflective book. Author Joffe explores biodynamic farming as well as the political implications of the ways we farm and sustain ourselves. A joy to read and absorb, Citizen Farmer is all about what we are passing on to the next generation—the knowledge and the practice of sustainability.

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Mikaela
By Daron Joffe, Rinne Allen (Photographer), Susan Puckett (With)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781617691010
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Published: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang - March 18th, 2014

For 20 years, the students of Auburn University’s Rural Studio have designed and built remarkable houses and community buildings for impoverished residents of Alabama’s Hale County, one of the poorest in the nation. When I first read about this program and its philosophy that “everyone deserves access to good design,” it made a big impact on me, so I was thrilled to see this update and celebration. One hundred and fifty projects in, Rural Studio continues the ethos of recycling, reusing, remaking, and delighting in using local materials, while maintaining the belief that architects should become leaders in bringing about environmental and social change.

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S.B.
$40.00
ISBN: 9781616891534
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - May 20th, 2014

The fourth book in Koones’ terrific Prefabulous series takes a look at international sustainable home design, exploring a range of design styles and cutting-edge green technologies. Get inspired by awesome examples from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, the United States, England, Germany, South Africa, and beyond. As the author says, “We can all benefit by sharing technology developed around the world.”

By Sheri Koones, Robert Redford (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781617690839
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Published: ABRAMS - April 15th, 2014

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