From temperate forests to white tropical sands, island retreats let you get away from the world-or take it all with you! Ranging from simple rustic shacks – to deluxe sanctuaries with spas and five-star cooking, there’s a private island escape to match all tastes. The locations range from freshwater lakes and rivers to the middle…


It is impossible to imagine a world without wood. From true relics of the cross to the invention of toothpicks to the famed Stradivarius violin and medieval catapults, wood has played an essential role in nearly every aspect of human existence. But this is no dull dissertation on the scientific properties of wood; instead, Spike…


On a farmlike compound near New Hope, Pennsylvania, George Nakashima, his family, and fellow wood-workers create exquisite furniture from richly grained, rare timber. Tables, desks, chairs, and cabinets from this simple workshop grace the homes and mansions and executive boardrooms of people who prize such excellence. In this lavishly illustrated volume, George Nakashima allows us…