Everlastings is a celebration of the life of flowers, showcasing the ethereal beauty of dried flowers.
Bex Partridge takes you on a journey, starting with practical advice on how to pick flowers both at your home and outdoors, with in-depth descriptions of the many methods of drying blooms, seed heads and foliage, before sharing her favourite ways to style with dried flowers in the home as well as wearable items such as floral crowns and hair clips. The main section of the book features over 20 projects to try at home, all accompanied with beautiful photography.
Suitable for both those that have never worked with dried flowers before and the seasoned professionals, the projects span many levels of experience.
Bex shares ideas on how to capture the memories and moments of special days, through the gathering and preserving of flowers, to be treasured for years to come. She also shares her knowledge of the ecological benefits of dried flowers, as well as chapters on foraging and thoughts on the meditative benefits of working with dried flowers.
Filled with stunning imagery that Bex has become known for online, Everlastings presents a modern take on an age-old craft.
By Bex Partridge
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 160 pages, Full colour photography throughout
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books (UK)
The Healing Power of Plants Book
Discover plants that will clean the air you breathe, help you get a good night’s sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, help you get well soon, boost your brain power and bring greater joy and well-being into your life. From cacti and succulents to ferns and palms, flowering plants and foliage - find the perfect house plants for your living room, bathroom, bedroom and even your workspace, and bring the joy of the outdoors inside.
Author: Fran Bailey
Size: 185x143mm hardback
Seeking Slow Book by Melanie Barnes
Are you being consumed by never-ending to-do lists? Are you working harder and enjoying less? Seeking Slow provides simple ways for you to slow down and reconnect with yourself, your family, and your surroundings—while finding joy in doing so.
Author : Melanie Barnes
Dimensions 200 x 140mm Hardback
Wreaths explores the art of creating wonderful floral pieces, to gift or keep. Learn a craft that is no longer just for Christmas. You will be inspired to bring a touch of nature indoors for a modern approach to wreath design. Going beyond the traditional shapes you will learn how to create impressive statement pieces, tropical and dried wreaths, as well as beautiful garlands and table centrepieces. Exquisite photography and step-by-step instructions Wreaths captures the true beauty of these botanical creations, while also showcasing how best to display them in your home and freshen up interiors. This irresistible book is a must-have for lovers of floral arrangements and interiors alike.
Author: Chandler, Terri & Smyth, Katie
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
Illustrated: Colour photos
The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery
Learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about house plants with this insightful guide from Emma Sibley that will have you adding the perfect greenery to your living space in no time.
144 pages Format: Hard back Dimensions: 18 x 15cm
The Scented Candle Workshop
Not only is candle making and scent development a wonderfully relaxing craft, it is also a unique way to create personalised gifts or to create a signature scent for your own home or special event. Earl of East London
Paul and Niko of Earl of East London share the secrets behind the gorgeously scented candles they create at their studio. As well as the basic steps required to prepare and pour candles at home, the pair include a fascinating exploration of the art of building scent, so you too can create your own signature fragrances.
Paul and Niko are devoted to capturing memories and feelings in scent, and explain how to combine different essential oils to trigger different emotions, whether that may be a recollection childhood holidays conjured up by a hint of mandarin and seaweed, or an imagined walk in your grandparents' garden, scented with basil and parsley.
Author Niko Dafkos & Paul Firmin
Miniature Terrarium book
A guide to creating terrariums offers tips and techniques on using repurposed glass, as well as choosing and arranging soils, stone, and plants.
Miniature Terrariums Hardback edition by Tuttle
The Flower Fix Book
The Flower Fix presents wild inspiration and modern arrangements by Swallows and Damsons florist Anna Potter, with beautiful photography by India Hobson.
Blousy blooms, speckled branches, rich foliage and delicate petals; nature has the power to inspire and energise, calm and soothe, focus and still. Anna has harnessed this magic with 26 tailor-made combinations of flowers to bring a floral boost to your home, no matter what your mood.
With easy-to-find seasonal blooms, found items such as twigs and dried fruit, and any assortment of containers, discover how simple it is to bring a little bit of nature’s mystery into the everyday. Spanning all seasons and including both larger installations and smaller, simpler projects, there is something for anyone looking to play, experiment and create atmosphere with flowers.
Get your daily flower fix with these and more inspiring arrangements:
Inspire Playfulness is a spring arrangement to bring joy, featuring lilac, roses, ranunculus, poppy, narcissi and forget-me-nots.
Flowers for Gratitude is a mix of summer’s bounty to inspire thankfulness, including garden rose, daucus, echinacea and chocolate sunflower.
Find Beauty in the Everyday is a colourful arrangement to bring a fresh perspective, featuring autumn foliage, hydrangea, dahlia, crab apple and rosehip.
The Shape of Self-Expression is a circular wreath design to express individuality, with holly, lamb’s ear, yellow holly berries, twigs and dried seedheads, and ivy berries.
Each project lists the equipment, flowers and foliage needed to start the project along with step-by-step instructions. You’ll also find a guide to basic flower arranging; notes on colour palettes and how to use colour; and a flower glossary listing the colour, seasonal availability and vase life of each flower.
Be led by the flowers, foliage, stems, follow their shapes and form, feel their weight and heft to create versions of these gorgeous arrangements that are uniquely your own.
The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Vegetables: The Art and Science to Grow Your Own Vegetables - Kew Experts
Create your best vegetable garden ever with a few packets of seed and some fertile ground!In this book Kew's Kitchen Gardener, Helena Dove, combines practical elements with inspiration and beauty. She shows how to grow some of the most popular staple crops such as tomatoes, potatoes, radishes and rocket, and also some more unusual exciting choices such as oca, tomatillo, seakale and yacon. She giveseasy to follow instructionson how to be a successful vegetable gardener, plus12 exciting projectsto try throughout the year including forcing rhubarb, creating an asparagus border and growing in raised beds. From sowing, to planting young plants, to hardening off and harvesting, find out what you need to do and when, to produce the most magnificent harvests. All the advice is underpinned by the expertise and authority of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and illustrated from Kew's world-famous botanical collection.
Publisher:Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd ISBN:9780711242784 Number of pages:144 Dimensions:210 x 160 mm
LEON Happy Fast Food Cook Book
We’ve eaten our way around the world, gathering the best fast food recipes as we go, to give you a book of all our favourites made good-for- you. And we’ve played fast and loose with the definition of fast food: yes you’ve got burgers and fries and wraps, but you’ve also got food that you can make fast (and that’ll make you happy) like pastas and salads and ice creams. Because every meal deserves to be an adventure in flavour, we’ve got the classics and we’ve got a few surprises: a Courgette, Walnut & Mint ‘Cheese’ Toastie, a Paneer & Beetroot Wrap, and Roast Garlic Hummus. Let’s celebrate food that’s colourful, delicious and full of micronutrients. And fast.
Biophilia Book by Sally Coulthard
In this beautifully illustrated guide, best-selling author Sally Coulthard demonstrates how to transform your living and working spaces into places that put you in touch with nature.
Eight inspiring chapters cover key elements for the 'biophilic home', including materials, views, colour and natural light. Each section explores the links between home, health and happiness, drawing on environmental research and neuroscience while making practical suggestions for bringing the natural world into your home.
Bring nature indoors with flowers and plants, rediscover the innate pleasure of real fires and fresh air, and learn how to improve your mood and sleep patterns with dynamic light. Create a space filled with natural elements, patterns, nature's colours, fabrics and textures that lift your mood; find out why natural sounds and water are soothing; and learn how to make small changes that will inspire, invigorate and enrich your relationship with the natural world.
Botanical Soaps Book by Marta Tarallo
Sustainability is creeping into all aspects of our lives. The beauty industry is one of the biggest polluters, littering our oceans with used plastic bottles and containers. In response to this there is growing movement of people looking for cleaner and greener way to beautify.
Learn how to simplify your beauty regime with Botanical Soaps as this book shows you how to create your own beauty products using all natural ingredients. Demystify your skin type and discover how to combat bathroom plastic, minimise your routine by making your own soaps, shampoo bars and other beauty products including, lip butters, cleansers, bath salts and natural deodorants.
Botanical Soaps is a beautiful and inspiring lifestyle guide that will encourage you to green up your beauty regime with all natural, organic projects that are kinder to both the planet and your skin.
House of Plants book
Learn how to care for your succulents, cacti and air plants with this beautiful but practical guide to indoor plants.
These gorgeous, fashionable plants are handsome, hardy and perfect for urban living and this comprehensive companion is all you need to learn how to nurture and enjoy them, as well as how to stylishly arrange them in your home.
Explaining how to look after individual plants, running through the soil, watering, light, food and more, this stylish go-to guide also shows you how to take cuttings to share with friends, make gifts, terrariums and displays, and other ways to make these fantastic plants part of your life.
Maker HOME Book - 15 step-by-step projects
Learn how to make 15 beautifully crafted projects for your home using sustainable and upcycled materials.
Step-by-step photography and clear instructions will guide you through projects ranging from the utterly simple to the technically advanced, that will elevate your interior from the everyday to the extraordinary.
Created by designer-maker Tobias George, whose brand is inspired by a love of good craftsmanship combined with a consciousness of materials, Maker.Home will inspire you to fill your surroundings with well-designed items. Suitable for beginner and experienced makers, learn new processes or hone your skills, and discover the peaceful satisfaction to be found through making by hand.
Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group ISBN: 9781787392519 Number of pages: 160 Dimensions: 237 x 185 mm
DIY Sustainable Projects
Makers are at the forefront of finding solutions for sustainable living. Crafting something from scratch means you get to carefully choose the materials you use, your method and philosophy for making it, and the way you use the final product.
Maker.DIY Sustainable Projects features 15 step-by-step projects that are created using sustainable materials and upcycling methods. Each make will help readers along their journey to an eco-friendly lifestyle, not only in the repurposing of the old into new and beautiful products, but in the making of practical, useful tools that will actively encourage a more sustainable way of life. Created by artist and educator Audrey Love, a passionate advocate of upcycling and sustainable design, the projects range from easy as pie to satisfyingly advanced. Audrey's step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, and accompanied by beautiful photography sharing styling ideas and essential technical skills. From constructing a portable greenhouse from old picture frames to creating your own drawstring bags for zero-waste, zero-plastic shopping trips, these projects will change both the aesthetic and the philosophy of your life, for the better, for good.
LEON Happy Guts Cook Book
LEON was founded on the principle of nourishing the soul with food that nourishes the body - making us happy as a result.
In the latest book in the bestselling LEON Happy series, the LEON team have created more than 100 recipes on eating for a happy, healthy gut and a boosted immune system. This is not about eating a restrictive diet or depriving yourself of delicious food, but instead incorporating gut-friendly ingredients into your daily diet with recipes loaded with fibre, live microbes, omega-3 and the colours of the rainbow - but less sugar.
In addition to recipes, LEON Happy Guts offers the latest advice on improving your gut health, including why we should all use extra virgin olive oil in abundance and how wine and cheese might actually be good for you.
Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group ISBN: 9781840918021 Number of pages: 224 Dimensions: 202 x 206 x 26 mm
LEON Fast Vegan Cook Book
From the home of healthy fast food, Leon Fast Vegan is all about delicious food, which just happens to be vegan. Leon Fast Vegan contains more than 150 recipes. Divided into three sections, it kicks off with The Main Event, with easy recipes for everything from breakfast and brunch to sharing plates, via quick suppers and slow-cooked one-pot dishes. Part two, On the Side, features sauces, dressings, nourishing side dishes and scrumptious breads, and part three, Sweet, gives vegan options for desserts and cakes.
LEON Happy Curries Cook Book
LEON, the home of naturally fast food, have turned their hand to creating a collection of curries – more than 100 new recipes inspired by dishes from Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and Burma, as well as Kenya, Somalia and the Caribbean. Find fiery, speedy, warming or creamy curries, plus everything you might want on the side, from fluffy flatbreads and perfect rice to crunchy relishes, garlicky greens and tangy pickles. If you want fast fixes with easy wins from a supermarket, or something more fancy for when you have a little more time, you will find them all here. Includes Sri Lankan jackfruit and vegetable curry, Kashmiri lamb rogan josh, Skinny salmon and coconut curry and Katsu chicken curry as well as tasty side dishes and tips for speedy curries and ingredient swaps.
LEON Happy Baking Cook Book
With more than 100 sweet and savoury bakes, LEON Happy Baking contains recipes for everyone, from the novice cook to the expert baker. Following the LEON principle that what tastes good can also do you good, many of the recipes are sugar-, dairy-, wheat- or gluten- free – so there’s plenty to indulge in even if you have a food allergy, an intolerance or an eye on your waistline.
Plantfulness: How to change your life with plants.
In an increasingly hectic world, Plantfulness is a guide to help you reconnect with nature while reaching for a peaceful and mindful life.
Finding the perfect houseplant for you can be daunting, particularly for those who feel like they have a black touch rather than a green thumb, but Plantfulness guides you through 50 houseplants which can give back to you in a symbiotic relationship which allows you both to thrive.
Featuring the practical benefits, from cleaner air and beautiful scents, to the emotional ones, like creative inspiration and a daily sense of accomplishment for caring for them, Plantfulness is the perfect choice for anyone wishing to improve their wellbeing and enjoy nature from the comfort of their home.
by Julia Rose Bower (Author), Jonathan Kaplan(Author), Grace Helmer(Illustrator)
Green-Plants for Small Spaces Indoors and Out
A practical and personal guide to creating urban gardens and styling with plants, perfect for a range of environments and climates, inside or out. From balconies, porches, courtyards and small backyards to entryways, offices and living spaces, this how to guide is an approachable resource for gardeners of all types. Chapters cover understanding your climate, a plant maintenance calendar, and appreciating plants in public spaces, as well as quick tips for styling and plant care.
Author: Chongue, Jason
Publisher: Hardie Grant
Illustrated: colour photos
The Little Book of Big Plants
Learn how to care for your houseplant giants, from the glorious Fiddle Leaf Fig and impressive Banana Plant to the ever-popular Monstera – this book will cover 45 favorites and include everything you need to know about creating your own indoor jungle. Little Book, Big Plants will not only instruct you on how to best care for your gentle giants, but will also show you how to encourage growth and make your own natural fertiliser as you increase the size of your collection. Colorful, fun and gifty, this is the perfect companion for anyone looking to grow their plant family and take their foliage to the next level.