“Almost everything will work if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” ––Anne Lamott
With the constant barrage of news feeds, notifications, and social media demanding our attention almost every minute of our day, it has become critical for us to take a digital break and unplug. Stepping away from our screens, however, is proving to be increasingly more difficult in today’s constant, hyperconnected, technological world. How can we mindfully connect to the present moment and allow ourselves to fully enter into the here and now?
Dive into the insightful words of writers, thinkers, and seekers who grapple with the way media shapes our consciousness.
From the cascading waterfalls of Yosemite to the unique geothermal features of Yellowstone, the U.S. national parks are among the most breathtaking destinations in the world. Founded to preserve such natural beauty for posterity, the national parks represent one of America’s crowning achievements and international treasures.
The National Parks: An American Legacy tells the story of the parks through the photography of Ian Shive, today’s leading national park photographer, as well as through poignant essays by conservancy groups from across the country. Timed to coincide with the celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service, this lavish volume reveals the grandeur and history of the parks and looks toward what the next 100 years will bring.
ART OF THE NATIONAL PARKS is a beautiful art book that displays the unique beauty of each U.S. National Park, as captured by the Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series
Fifty-Nine Parks collaborated with some of the world’s foremost contemporary artists and designers to create original posters that celebrate the unique beauty of the U.S. National Park system. The wildly popular poster art that resulted is now available as a collection for the first time in this gorgeous art book.
A contemporary take on the W.P.A. posters of the 1930s, each poster is a unique and original reflection of the talent and perspective of the contemporary artist who created it, resulting in a one-of-a-kind tribute to the majesty of the national parks.
Featuring more than 200 tips for making the most of your little home, Small Space Style is the must-have, incredibly inspirational guide for living large in compact quarters. Join small space lifestyle expert Whitney Leigh Morris as she demonstrates how to keep clutter to a minimum, craft double duty layouts, personalize chic storage, go vertical when surfaces are limited, DIY clever custom built-ins, and even entertain a crowd within confined square footage.
With chapters centered around the essentials—living, sleeping, eating, and bathing—Small Space Style features real-life examples from Whitney’s own delightful and sophisticated cottage in Venice Beach, California, as well as home tours of some of her favorite tiny houses, micro apartments, and beautiful, efficient small spaces.
When the tornado strikes, when the solar flares blaze, when the zombies rise . . . what are you going to do? So many possible disasters, so little time to prepare. The end could be coming any day now, and you’ve got to be ready for the everyday threats such as an earthquake or hurricane, as well as those “well I didn’t see that coming” eventualities like a meteor strike or a killer virus. This all-purpose, A to Z, best-selling guide lays out the survival situations we’re all likely to face . . . and a few you really probably won’t. With high-quality design, intricate detail, and a durable flexicover—this manual is the perfect gift!
Pamper yourself at home with these easy-to-do, all-natural treatments for facials and skin treatments for every skin type. From flax seeds to coconut oil, from grapefruit to lavender, these DIY spa recipes provide a little bit of affordable indulgence to enjoy anywhere, any time.
Stephanie Gerber, the founder and editor of the natural beauty haven Hello Glow, walks you through simple, accessible recipes that you truly can do yourself. Hello Gorgeous features rejuvenating masks, exfoliating scrubs, refreshing creams, and so much more in a beautifully photographed and gorgeously designed book.
This book forges an accessible path to self-discovery and truth; one that can apply to a small herb garden on the windowsill just as well as it would to a Buddhist Zen garden. Growing Consciousness will outline simple practices and explorations into the spiritual qualities of gardening and how one can marry spiritual growth and plant-based consumption to cultivate a more conscious and satisfying existence.
Hold the glory of America's National Parks in the palm of your hand with this Mini Book.
Gorgeous photography celebrates snowy vistas of Alaska’s Denali, Hawaii’s Volcano National Park lava flows, the drama of Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, and more, from sea to shining sea.
Founded in 1872, the United States National Park System began with Yellowstone, and has since expanded into 59 protected areas across the U.S. This mini-book on the National Parks contains and hundreds of breathtaking photographs of scenic landscapes found nationwide, from the Grand Canyon to Yosemite to White Sands to the Everglades.
With more than 200 glorious images, The National Parks is comprehensive, stunningly beautiful, and always inspiring, a revelation as to the way humankind interacts with the parks, and how the story of the national parks is also a tribute to the people who visit, explore, and tirelessly work to preserve these cherished American landscapes.
Turn Your Dreams Into Reality In Just 9 Simple Steps.
A modern guide to manifesting, this book will help you to nurture your relationship with the universe and with yourself so that you can be a magnet for positive energy. You will learn how to embrace the life you have, break the cycle of limiting beliefs and shift your mindset to one of abundance, gratitude and possibility.
This inspiring guide will have you manifesting your dreams in no time.
Stay fearless and focused with the help of the powerful quotations and awesome affirmations in this pocket-sized collection of unshakeable confidence
If you’ve got a goal or a dream, never let doubt stand in your way. Setbacks and worries are totally normal, but the right words at the right time can help you overcome them. This little book, packed full of powerful quotes and valuable reminders, is the perfect companion on your quest to conquer your fears and claim your victory.
From the timeless ideas of ancient sages to sound advice from modern superstars, these are words to get you feeling great and thinking big.
As well as the hard-won wisdom of successful writers, artists and thinkers, this book includes a host of motivational affirmations and daily reminders such as:
• You contain endless possibilities • Believe it and you’ll become it • You are the hero of your story • Show up for yourself • Your intuition is your power • Moving on is moving up
An inspiring collection of some of the best-loved quotes from her majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most important cultural and political icons in modern British history. As the United Kingdom’s longest reigning monarch, she is known for her poise, wit and class.
Pocket The Queen Wisdom is an inspiring collection of her majesty’s best loved quotes on life, family, politics, fame and history, and celebrates her immense legacy.
Some quotes from Queen Elizabeth II:
“Grief is the price we pay for love.”
“The world is not the most pleasant place. Eventually your parents leave you and nobody is going to go out of their way to protect you unconditionally. You need to learn to stand up for yourself and what you believe and sometimes, pardon my language, kick some ass.”
“I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else—I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.”
From starting a fire to foraging for food, basket making to making a bird feeder, tree hugging and cloud scrying, this beautifully designed forest almanac is a treasure for anyone who loves the outdoors.
Forest schools for kids originated in Scandinavia as outdoor play-based learning groups, and in 2016 The Forest School Foundation was established in the USA. But why should kids have all the fun? Connecting with green spaces, trees, and plants can lift our spirits, lower our stress levels, and relax our brains—in short, playing outside is good for adults, too.
Forest School for Grown-Ups is here to help. A gorgeous and comprehensive guide to all things outdoors for anyone who loves being in and interacting with nature, readers will learn how to make a rope sing, go forest bathing, read flowers, build a campfire, and make a forest potion. From practical tips and how-tos to forest folklore, there's something for everyone.
Exquisite lino cut art and illustrations run throughout, along with step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and more. Forest School for Grown-Ups provides the perfect resource for people of all ages to enjoy spending quality time outdoors.
A permaculture expert and popular YouTube Homesteader shares the skills and the delights of becoming a part of your own food story in this inspiring, accessible, and beautiful invitation to a more abundant, healthy, and connected life.
Have you ever wanted to experiment with growing your own food but didn’t think you had the space, the time, or the knowledge? Justin Rhodes thought the same thing—until after years battling systemic illness and struggling to provide the kind of wholesome food he wanted for his family, he bought a seed packet at the grocery store and was hooked! Justin discovered the miraculous potential and empowerment of working with nature to grow food for his family, and since that discovery, he has shared his self-taught skills with hundreds of thousands of growers via his popular YouTube channel and website. Whether you're looking for greater food security, better health, tastier food, to save or earn money, connect with your food source, this book is for you. If you're looking for a different kind of life—a life focused on health and wellness—take a look down the road less traveled.
Looking for every opportunity to pass his hard-earned knowledge onto others, Justin Rhodes created this inspiring and practical invitation to growing your own food and experiencing a more connected, sustainable lifestyle, no matter where you live or how much space you have. Filled with beautiful and inspiring photographs from the Rhodes’ homestead and chock full of resources, including gardening plans, everything you need to know about raising chickens, tips for how to get your kids involved, and even recipes for how to serve up your home-grown goodness, The Rooted Life provides you with the inspiration, the encouragement, and the practical wisdom that you need to begin the journey to a more rooted life.
"Every piece of you deserves to be at peace with you." And "All The Right Pieces" encourages us to own, accept and honor our personal story and our personal process, so we can make room for our personal growth.
This new collection of short prose, poetry, and soul-stirring reminders is a commemoration of all of life, the good and the bad, coming together for our highest good. "All The Right Pieces" lays out the process of becoming in a way that helps us see that every version of us, every season we go through, and every circumstance we face contributes to making us whole.
For all the roads we choose to travel, and even those we don't, Fred Rogers has an observation, a story, and some insights to share. Whether you're facing graduation, a new job, a new baby, marriage, any change in your life--expected or not--the wisdom that Mister Rogers offers can contribute mightily to the grace with which you handle the change.
With sections titled Who You Are Right Now, Loving and Being Loved, and Guided Drift, Fred addresses the scope of human transitions. It all comes down to knowing we're valuable, and that we're worthy of that value. As Fred would say, "You don't have to be anything more than who you are right now."
Garden to Glass: Grow Your Drinks From the Ground Up, written by expert mixologist, Mike Wolf focuses on the movement and philosophy illustrating how to incorporate the natural world into the drinks we love to make, drink, and share with friends. This book offers readers simple gardening tips and instructions on how to use those plants to make dynamic cocktails and delicious cordials and elixirs. Complete with recipes, striking photography, and detailed illustrations, Garden to Glass is as valuable a resource to bartenders and bar owners as it is to home bar enthusiasts.
In Garden to Glass you will find tips and insights on:
Preserving ingredients for winter
Methods for making syrups, cordials, bitters, and more
Shape your wedding into a beautiful occasion that goes beyond the look, to one that shares your story.
An inspiring book-meets-planning tool brimming with realistic tips and beautiful imagery; Storied Weddings encourages you to examine your tastes, family history, hobbies, styles, and other bits and pieces of your story to weave into your wedding celebration, your storied wedding.
Filled with wedding florals, venues, cocktail recipes, bouquet recipes, table setting ideas, color pairings, and more, the book also features charming stories from past couples, real wedding images, and insightful pro tips throughout. A thoughtful Q&A brings a spark to the process—incorporating these questions will encourage couples to really personalize every detail—to bring to life your vision for a timeless celebration that is perfectly you.
Both practical and inspiring, the first book from Jenni Kayne, the creator of the laid-back, luxe lifestyle brand that enjoys cult status among celebrities, offers tips and ideas for entertaining and living well throughout the year, using Jenni’s beautifully designed homes as sumptuous settings.
The Jenni Kayne design line embodies a natural, earthy and effortless aesthetic—one that is intentional and where beauty and authenticity exist in every detail. A natural extension of this ethos, Pacific Natural illustrates Jenni’s conscious way of living through personal anecdotes and tips, paired with beautiful on-location photography.
Organized by season, with each section featuring a different landscape, this inspirational entertaining guide is full of ideas for enjoying special moments with family and friends. Every season includes home design inspirations, craft ideas, tips for what to stock in your kitchen and pantry, what to plant in your garden, as well as entertaining concepts and recipes. From an apple harvest dinner and herb-drying activities in the fall and cocktail parties and DIY gift ideas in winter, to flower arranging in the spring and beach picnics in the summer, Jenni shares her philosophy for living joyfully and mindfully.
An inspiring hands-on approach for stylish and balanced living, Pacific Natural shows us how to make the most of the time we spend together, treating life’s details with creativity and care.
About the contributor(s):
Jenni Kayne is a known tastemaker and authority on style, spanning the worlds of fashion, interiors, and entertaining. Inspired by organic textures, thoughtful simplicity, and natural landscapes, Jenni Kayne has quickly become an all-encompassing lifestyle brand rooted in modern California minimalism. She launched her eponymous clothing line at the age of 19 and has grown it to include a home line and a popular lifestyle blog, Rip and Tan, as well as a growing number of retail stores.
A layered mix of tableware and flower arrangements set the stage for inspired entertaining
Entertaining starts with setting a fabulous table. In Courtney Allison’s signature French Country Cottage style, she showcases a myriad of romantic table settings for every occasion. Courtney provides the styling expertise to host your own French Country Cottage-inspired gathering, whether in the backyard, at the beach, under an old oak tree, or in a country barn. A simple picnic; coffee by the lake; a cheese board for friends outdoors; a bistro table for two; a long table for a formal meal—each setting exhibiting Allison’s dreamy style for you to emulate. The pièce de résistance in every venue, any setting, is the gorgeous arrangements of seasonal flowers; Courtney’s bouquets will take your breath away, from spring to fall, for outdoors and inside.
Create stunning botanical and animal watercolor paintings in a fresh, contemporary style with the expert guidance of award-winning artist Harriet de Winton
In her second book, botanical artist Harriet de Winton shows you how to paint modern watercolor artworks to treasure and share. Picking up where New Botanical Painting left off, this books aims to expand readers’ repertoires into fauna as well as flora, with easy-to-follow instructions for a variety of difficulty levels.
Through more than 30 step-by-step projects, you’ll discover how to paint beautiful butterflies, bumblebees, birds and botanicals from around the world. In the final chapter, you’ll find a guide to composing stunning patterns and scenes with your own botanical watercolor creations. Use your new skills to make art for your wall, unique cards, invitations, or simply paint for pleasure.
Beatrix Farrand: Garden Artist, Landscape Architectpresents the life and work of one of the foremost landscape designers of the early 1900s.
Born into a prominent New York family (she was the niece of Edith Wharton), Farrand eschewed the traditional social life of the Gilded Age to pursue her passion for landscape and plants. Many of her clients were members of the highest echelon of society with estates in Newport, the Berkshires, and Maine, but Farrand ultimately became a consultant for university campuses, including Yale and Princeton, and for public gardens, including the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and the Rose Garden at The New York Botanical Garden. Perhaps her best-known work is the extensive garden at Dumbarton Oaks, originally a private residence and now a research institute of Harvard University.
Deeply influenced by the English landscape designer Gertrude Jekyll, Farrand was known for broad expanses of lawn with deep swaths of borders planted in a subtle palette of foliage and flowers. Her gardens have been photographed at their peak especially for this book, and these lush illustrations are complemented by beautiful watercolor wash renderings of her designs, now preserved at the library of the University of California at Berkeley.
About the contributor(s):
Judith B. Tankard is a landscape historian and the author of six books on historic gardens and garden designers, most recently Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Other books include The Gardens of Ellen Biddle Shipman and two works on Gertrude Jekyll. Tankard teaches at the Landscape Institute, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and is a board member of the Beatrix Farrand Society, based at Garland Farm in Maine.
248 pages, 9 x 11
Full-Color Photographs & Illustrations
Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden- Jessica Walliser
This revised and updated edition of Jessica Walliser’s award-winningAttracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Gardenoffers a valuable and science-backed plan for bringing balance back to the garden.
With this indispensable gardening reference—now updated with new research, insights, and voices—learn how to create a healthy, balanced, and diverse garden capable of supporting a hard-working crew of beneficial pest-eating insects, and eliminate the need for synthetic chemical pesticides.
After a fascinating introduction to the predator and prey cycle and its importance to both wild ecosystems and home gardens, you'll meet dozens of pest-munching beneficial insects (the predators) that feast on garden pests (their prey). From ladybugs and lacewings to parasitic wasps and syrphid flies, these good guys of the bug world keep the natural system of checks and balances in prime working order. They help limit pest damage and also serve a valuable role in the garden's food web. But, they won’t call your garden home if you don't have the resources they need to survive.
With a hearty population of beneficial insects present in your garden, you'll say goodbye to common garden pests like aphids, cabbage worms, bean beetles, leafhoppers, and hornworms, without reaching for a spray can. To encourage these good guys to stick around and do their important work, you'll learn how to create a welcoming habitat and fill your garden with the best plants to support them.
Inside you'll find:
• Bug profiles introducing dozens of beneficial insects and the down-and-dirty details on how they catch and eat their prey • Plant profiles featuring the best plants for supporting beneficials • Interviews with entomologists who focus their life’s work on understanding the value of insects, including Doug Tallamy, Paula Shrewsbury, Leslie Allee, Dan Herms, and others • An inspiring look at how plants and insects intersect in the most incredible ways • Why gardening for bugs is just as important to the greater world as it is to your garden • Tips for creating insectary plantings and borders to support a broad range of beneficials
A portfolio of ten lushly illustrated residential landscape projects in California’s wine country, each a lesson in the alchemy of garden design, created by landscape architecture firm Lucas & Lucas.
The work of landscape architecture firm Lucas & Lucas extends the architecture of the house into the garden through carefully selected elements of design. Each of the ten projects in Architectural Gardens includes a design narrative that addresses the interconnections between home and land, detailed captions, and a site plan. Readers will learn how to implement features such as landscape windows, breeze-catching grasses, cascading concrete waterfalls, and trees with thoughtfully cast shadows to transform their landscape. The book includes a roundup of Mike Lucas’s favorite plants—those best suited to different types of properties and for different purposes like drought tolerance or fast growth. The featured projects will appeal to garden designers, landscape architects, landscape contractors, architects, and home builders, as well as home gardeners looking for inspiration.