In the West, a bath is a place one goes to cleanse the body. In Japan, one goes there to cleanse the soul. Bathing in Japan is about much more than cleanliness: it is about family and community. It is about being alone and contemplative, time to watch the moon rise above the garden. Along…


There’s no doubt about it, grey is the shade of the moment. Chic restaurants, shops and homes are covered in it. There’s not an interior decorating programme that doesn’t feature it. And forget 50 shades – in fact the human eye can detect more than 500. As can the average paint chart. “Everyone wants to…


Make the most of your small shop with “Small Shop Tips & Techniques.” In this one-of-a-kind DVD, woodworker Phil Lowe shows you how to expand your shop’s capabilities just by improving your woodworking techniques. You’ll discover new approaches and methods of bandsawing a box, making a marking gauge from scrap, and cutting precise angled joints.You’ll…


Windows have a huge impact on a room’s look, lighting and ambience and the design authorities at House Beautiful know how to fashion wonderful treatments to show them off to their best advantage. Whether the windows are mismatched, tucked in the corner, or very small there’s a remedy, with every practical and creative aspect of…


Fresh, sustainable foods and delicious, handcrafted dishes–right at home! Vibrant, crisp greens. Juicy, vine-ripened tomatoes. Sweet, mouthwatering strawberries. With Grow. Cook. Preserve., you’ll grow sustainable produce right in your own home. Whether you have a giant backyard or just a balcony, this book shows you how to build a thriving garden and feed your family…