After the phenomenal success of Decorate, Holly Becker offers a very personal approach to decorating advice in the Decorate Workshop. Taking the same friendly and approachable tone that has made her decor8 blog so popular, Holly draws her inspiration from beautiful homes in locations around the world, including London, Paris, New York and Amsterdam, to…


The Froebel Gifts are perhaps the world’s first educational toys. Developed in the early 1800’s by Friedrich Froebel, inventor of Kindergarten, the Gifts appear deceptively simple but represent a sophisticated approach to child development. Over the last 180 years these intricately conceived playthings have had a widespread impact, becoming interwoven with the history of art/design,…


Flip the switch to energy-efficient lighting This do-it-yourself guide makes it easy to upgrade residential and commercial lighting to reduce costs and environmental impact while maintaining or even improving the quality of the lighting. Filled with step-by-step instructions, Green Lighting shows you how to save money and energy with light-emitting diodes (LEDs), compact fluorescent lighting…


Master the old-fashioned craft of whittling with this easy-to-learn beginner’s guide. Even if you’ve never carved a piece of wood before, Old Time Whittling will show you how to create iconic whittling classics like the wooden chain, ball-in-a-cage, arrow-through-the-heart and more. Woodcarving instructor and author Keith Randich takes you step-by-step through 10 projects, with concise…