Fashion, Music, Culture and Key Moves
Recent interest in retro and period fashions has seen a revival of swing dancing, the style that dominated dance halls from the 1920s to the 1940s. This colourful celebration of the exuberant dance sets out the basic moves of the Charleston, the Collegiate Shag, the Balboa and the Lindy Hop, and explores the history and culture of swing, including how to dress and apply make-up to achieve the authentic look.
The Enlightened Imbiber's Guide to Alcohol
The authors, both drinks journalists with years of imbibing experience, advise us to ‘Drink Less. Drink Better’. In lavishly illustrated chapters on beer and cider, wine, each of the spirits, aperitifs and digestifs, they offer recommendations of their chosen few, along with the history and culture of each type of drink, its legends, ‘heroes’ (Humphrey Bogart and gin, Vincent van Gogh and absinthe) and movie stardom (Whisky Galore, The Big Lebowski), and recipes for its finest cocktails.
Make It, Own It, Love It
The Essential Guide to Sewing, Altering and Customizing
Matt Chapple, one-time winner of The Great British Sewing Bee, shares his skills, outlining the essential toolkit for marking, cutting, stitching and making patterns. Starting by customizing and decorating existing garments with patches, pockets and darts, the reader can then attempt seven projects from scratch, from a bow tie to a summer dress. There are tips for maintaining clothes and all instructions are clearly explained and well illustrated.
Garden Design Solutions
Ideas for Outdoor Spaces
This award-winning designer sees the garden as an extension of the home, for enjoyment all year round. With advice on finding inspiration, planning, balancing designs, creating a theme or focal point and planting, Woodhams shares knowledge gained from over 25 years in the business.
From Rustic to Urban, Classic to Colourful
Into the gap between the antique and the new, there is retro. Done well, the style works with architecture of every period. Drawing together stunning, rarely seen photographs from the exclusive Côté Maison magazines, this book explains how to achieve the perfect retro interior. It explores different interpretations of the look, from Rustic Reclamation to Structural Industrial, and how to combine the different elements – furniture, mirrors, lighting and textiles – in a striking and unusual yet sympathetic manner.
Korean Food Made Simple
Chef and TV presenter Judy Joo’s interpretations of Korean dishes are colourful and contemporary, yet rooted in centuries of tradition, offering food that is light, refreshing and delicious. This beautifully illustrated book explains the staple ingredients and techniques before presenting a dazzling array of recipes, many of which can be prepared in less than 30 minutes – from Kimchi Pancakes through Spicy Squid Stir-Fry to delightful desserts.
20th-Century Design for Contemporary LIving
More and more people are turning away from bland flatpack furniture in favour of 20th-century design classics that combine traditional craftsmanship with strikingly modern style. Lavishly illustrated in colour throughout, this collector’s guide charts the key movements, from art deco through mid-century modern and pop art to postmodernism, and explains how to select vintage pieces and integrate them stylishly into a modern home. The book includes a directory of designers and manufacturers, and a list of suppliers.
A Culinary Celebration of Turkish Cuisine from Hot Smoked Lamb to Baked Figs
Turkey’s Aegean coast boasts a vibrant cuisine based on fresh local produce, aromatic herbs, succulent meat and poultry and, above all, abundant seafood. Part travelogue, part guide to the best local markets, Aegean Flavours offers more than 100 recipes from light breakfast dishes such as Jasmine Flower Fruit Salad through hearty mains like Slow Roasted Oxtail to delicious desserts including Hazelnut Cake with Warm Chocolate Sauce.
A World of Quilts
Designing and Making Contemporary Quilts Inspired by Traditional Patterns
Cassandra Ellis is passionate about quilts; for her they are storytellers – ‘the absolute summation of homes, families, communities and individuals’. In this book her projects draw inspiration from 25 traditional designs from around the world, each given a contemporary spin. Along with photographs and full instructions for making the quilts, Ellis writes about the history and significance of each one, from Postage Stamp quilts using tiny scraps of fabric, to Album quilts, made communally to mark special events.
Great Homemade Soups
A Cook's Collection
In this comprehensive collection of more than 100 soup recipes, Paul Gayler, former chef of The Lanesborough in London, provides ideas and inspiration, tips and techniques for creating the perfect homemade soup, whether as a main meal or a starter, as a wholesome one-pot lunch or as a sophisticated entree for a dinner party. A step-by-step masterclass in basic techniques accompanies the recipes and there are contributions from guest chefs including Antonio Carluccio and Tom Kerridge.