New Home & Garden Materials

Home : the elements of decorating / Emma Blomfield. cover
Welcome to Home. Inside, interior decorator Emma Blomfield guides you from room to room, empowering you to create a look you love and a space you are proud to show off-without breaking the bank or starting from the ground up. Through helpful illustrations, Emma demystifies the five elements of decorating-needs and wants, colour and pattern, shape and size, placement, and lighting-and shows how easy it can be to apply them to each room in your house. Whether you're refreshing your look, moving in, organising your home office, decorating a nursery or creating an outdoor oasis, Emma's tried-and-tested advice will inspire and guide you. Including original illustrations, clever floorplans, practical decorator's tips and styling 101s, Homeis a timeless handbook for anyone who has ever doubted their decorating ability, or craved a helping hand through the process.
Small innovative houses / Phillip Jodidio. cover
"Forget the McMansions; budgets aren't what they used to be, houses are smaller, and lifestyles are changing rapidly. Clients today want to create a home that is easy to maintain, environmentally responsible, and inexpensive to operate. Own less, live more. Ranging from glass cabins to copper-clad tree houses, Small Innovative Houses features an international collection of more than fifty residential homes in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. How to use flexible space and make the most of a narrow lot, how to use every square foot of living space, while also responding to rising ecological concerns and skyrocketing energy bills. Examples include a mountain barn converted into a modern vacation home in Switzerland; a mobile home built on a flatbed trailer chassis that can be transported on U.S. highways; a Japanese sunken house with moveable partitions that create as many as nine rooms; a summer cabin in Norway that appears to float above the ground; and a spectacular glass cabin in the wilds of Alberta, Canada. From world-famous architects (Steven Holl, Snøhetta and Tadao Ando) to the freshest new talent, this book reveals architectural invention on a whole new small scale."--Page [2] of cover.
Plant society : create an indoor oasis for your urban space / Jason Chongue. cover
Plant Society is your essential guide to indoor gardening. Plant-cultivator and stylist Jason Chongue explains how to choose the perfect tropical house plants for you, how to keep them healthy and happy, and how to use them to decorate each room of your home. Covering everything from basic plant care and propagation techniques to detailed profiles of 22 indoor plants and styling tips, Plant Society is your 101 handbook to transforming your space into an indoor rainforest.
The starter garden handbook : a cook's guide to growing your own food / Alice Mary Alvrez. cover
Here in one pretty package is everything you need to know to have your garden and eat it, too!... Whether you aspire to green rookie level, eco-master or full-on gardening guru , you can lean to grow your own food and help the planet every week of the year.
Planting for honeybees : the grower's guide to creating a buzz / Sarah Wyndham Lewis. cover
Our gardens would be unrecognizable without the gentle buzz of the humble honeybee. Yet in recent years, bee populations have suffered from the loss of green spaces and need our help. Planting for Honeybees is a charmingly illustrated, practical guide on how to help attract these delightful pollinators - whether you only have a city window ledge or a whole country garden. With advice on the blooms to grow, and when and where to plant them, this book reveals the tips and tricks to creating a buzz and a better future for our apian friends.--COVER.
The suburban micro-farm : modern solutions for busy people / Amy Stross. cover
Outlines the ways to run a suburban homesteading garden, covering such topics as developing and nurturing healthy soil, using permaculture techniques, and making money with crops.
Miniature terrariums / by Fourwords. cover
Terrarium gardening offers unlimited gardening possibilities, even when space is limited. Although terrariums have been around since Victorian times, Japanese garden design has perfected the art form with a modern and minimalist twist. The container gardening trend fits well with the small-space living concept refined in Japan and elsewhere.