A treasury of classic wood patterns and techniques for creative woodworking embellishment. Woodcarving artist Lora Irish gives carvers, woodburners and painters a wide variety of designs they can transfer directly to projects or use to develop ideas of their own. Themes include natural patterns such as grapes, oak leaves and acorns, animals like lions and…


An enchanting space that’s truly unique calls for a sense of humor, whimsy, and an open mind. From a charmed New Orleans childhood to a successful acting career on Broadway and the award-winning TV show “Mad Men “to the opening of his popular Big Easy home furnishings boutique, Hazelnut, Bryan Batt has always turned to…


Rose writes of village carpentry as it was practised in Buckinghamshire by his family and their men in Victorian times. These reminiscences touch upon such things as mill repairs, farm and house carpentry, timber buying, work in the saw yard, and making field gates, haymaking tools and coffins.


This dazzling text takes the reader on a journey through time, rolling back the years, revealing the elegant, streamlined, moderne art deco chrome wares received as gifts in decades past. Contained between these covers are no fewer than 600 photographs and illustrations displaying more than 700 examples of fine art deco wares with sparkling metal…


Drawing on a range of interiors worldwide, this book illustrates the timeless appeal of older houses, and what we can learn from them. Organized by theme – entertaining, living, sleeping, cooking, bathing and outdoor rooms – the book revolves around how modern lifestyles have changed our domestic arrangements to meet the demands of time. We…


Urbanization refers to a process in which an increasing proportion of an entire population lives in cities and the suburbs of cities. Historically, it has been closely connected with industrialization. When more and more inanimate sources of energy were used to enhance human productivity (industrialization), surpluses increased in both agriculture and industry. Larger and larger…


Jim Widess, co-author of the bestselling “The Caner’s Handbook” and a top authority in the field, presents a caning guide that readers will treasure for years to come. With the help of his amazingly detailed instructions and illuminating colour photographs, even novices can fix virtually any piece of cane or wicker furniture; at the same…