In nature, the effect of light can change a scene dramatically. The warm summer sun on an August evening tells a completely different story to that of the harsh light of a cool January morning. This unique reference guide shows how and why even the subtlest colours can evoke a certain mood or feeling. Get…


Did you know that: our demand for electricity grows by about 3% every year? just lowering the temperature of your thermostat by 1 degree Celcius can reduce your energy bill by 10%? energy-efficient light bulbs last about 12 times longer than ordinary bulbs, and each one will save you about GBP 163 a year? almost…


This book thoroughly demystifies one of the most spectacular woodturning techniques. Segmented work consists of numerous small pieces of contrasting timber which are glued together before turning, to produce stunning geometrical or pictorial effects in the finished work. In addition to its visual qualities, it overcomes the problems of wood movement and splitting, and allows…


With a foreword by Wayne Hemingway MBE and an introduction by Catherine Croft, director of the Twentieth Century Society, Style Council brings together an inspirational and eclectic selection of interiors from a generation of home owners who are redefining the status of local-authority architecture. From covetable apartments in hip Brutalist high-rises to rural cottages with…


Nothing could be more luxurious, pleasurable, or refreshing than pampering yourself in a sumptuous spa. The best ones are designed to look and feel like paradise – and they do. In this book, you’ll discover the most exceptional historical, thermal, thalassic, wellness and health resort, new age adventure day, and hotel spas around the world…