21st century luxury is about the interplay between cult streetwear brands and elite fashion houses. Explore fashion’s transformation for a new generation of in-the-know consumers.
Highsnobiety, the publication geared at culturally-connected, style-savvy, forward-thinking young men, is seen as a gatekeeper to the growing intersection of music, fashion, and style. Their latest book seeks to define “New Luxury,“ a term that summarizes how streetwear and sneakers have not only infiltrated the upper tiers of fashion, but became it.
Now' Marie ClaireCrumb is about flavour, first and foremost - a celebration of the simple joy of baking. Ruby's recipes delight in new tastes and combinations, as well as the rediscovery of old favourites, to create food that is exciting without ceremony or pretence. In a delicious blend of practicality and creativity, Ruby encourages novices and seasoned bakers alike to roll up their sleeves and bake - even if they don't have the proper equipment or know-how.
Exotic explores our obsession with the lure of distant lands and their promise of the weird and wonderful, the beautiful and grotesque. Through a host of evocative images, this book shows how the absorption of ‘the foreign,’ through arts, design, architecture, and other cultural elements, has consistently enriched Western society, contributing to it cultural dynamism and artistic energy. Exotic’s focus is especially relevant to the modern globalized world in which our engagement with cultures and traditions from around the globe is easier – and potentially more fraught – than ever before.
Updated and revised, Art & Queer Culture is an unprecedented survey of visual art and alternative sexuality from the late nineteenth century to the present. Beautifully illustrated and clearly written, this second edition has been updated to include art and visual culture of the current moment. A group of new contributors – themselves gay, lesbian, queer, and trans – join the primary authors in emphasizing the global sweep of queer contemporary art and the newfound visibility of gender non-conforming artists. In a compact, reader-friendly format, this revised volume packs over 130 years of queer art histories.
The Architizer A+Awards represent a celebration of the year’s best architecture and products from a group of influencers bigger than just the architectural community. Entries are judged by more than 400 luminaries from fields as diverse as fashion, publishing, product design, real- estate development, and technology, and voted on by the public, culminating in a collection of the world’s finest buildings. This year, the celebration is going global. In lieu of an awards gala, the architects’ work is honored via this fully illustrated book, a podcast, and the largest online architecture community on the planet. Featuring select A+Award winners and other works, this is the definitive guide to the year’s best buildings and spaces.
With the enthusiastic eye of a party guest and the attention of a true voyeur, premier photographer Ellen von Unwerth invites readers behind the scenes of the fashion world. 68 color & 119 duotone illustrations.
Today's most exciting woman behind the camera, Ellen von Unwerth's photographs are published in all the world's great magazines. Known as "the comical model", she started her career on the catwalk.
Ursula Schulz-Dornburg’s The Land in Between presents the complex bond between landscape and human civilization, exploring the construction of power though the built environment and its inevitable impermanence. By looking back at areas of past historical or political importance her images highlight how conflict, destruction, time and decay transforms the landscape. Many of Schulz-Dornburg’s projects derive from a relatively confined geographic location, encompassing ancient civilizations alongside areas of modern strategic importance.
What is the significance of misteltoe at Christmas? Why do we eat Brussel sprouts for Christmas dinner? When did turkeys become the plat du jour? Just who is, or was, Santa Claus? In The Book of Christmas, best-selling author and acclaimed historian, Christopher Winn, casts a witty and revealing eye on the stories, myths and legends of the most celebrated festival of the year: Christmas. In this lovingly written collection of festive myths, legends and (quite often) bizarre traditions, discover the fascinating stories behind some of our most cherished Christmas rituals and customs.
as powerful, and provocative as ever.
‘The fashion bible.’ – Vogue. The Fashion Book captures the history of fashion in one beautiful package. Now available in a new hardcover, midi-format gift edition, The Fashion Book has been updated with a new cover and, as a new feature for this format, a detailed timeline that chronicles the history of fashion. Spanning almost 200 years The Fashion Book contains all the biggest and brightest names in fashion – including designers, photographers, style icons, models and retailers.
Anna dello Russo is one of the fashion world’s most fascinating characters, with a truly global profile and a career that continues to take her in groundbreaking directions. Designed as a keepsake box filled with a variety of surprises – a flip book, two large posters, a pack of signature fashion trading cards, a pop-up book, extracts from her personal diary, and much more – this highly covetable object features some of dello Russo’s best work and reflects her eccentric personality, creativity, and playful wit.
Where to Drink Beer is the ultimate guide by the real experts – 500 of the world’s most revered brewers reveal the little-known, eclectic, and surprising destinations they visit for their ultimate beer. With 1,600 listings in more than 70 countries – and detailed maps, reviews, key information, honest comments, and suggestions – there is nothing like it. Designed in the same visually striking format as Phaidon’s bestselling Where Chefs Eat, this book guides thirsty beer fans toward the best places across the globe to find the best examples of the world’s most popular beverage.
The 140 home-cooking recipes in this book explore the regional diversity of Middle Eastern sharing dishes, from Lebanon and Iran to Turkey and Syria. Divided by style of dish, the book features both meat-based and vegetarian dishes, along with suggested mezze-style menus and a glossary of ingredients. From Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini and Smoked Paprika to Pistachio and Pomegranate Cakes, The Mezze Cookbook is packed with both traditional and modern takes on this age-old way to share food.
Distilling spirits is an age-old craft that is currently experiencing a renaissance. Today’s young distillers are striking the right balance between tradition and innovation. They are using premium ingredients to create a wide array of artisanal spirits that offer exceptional taste experiences.
Fine charcuterie made with passion and respect is experiencing an undeniable revival. Combining quality with consciousness, young butchers are shaking up the trade and making delectable products from premium ingredients, rediscovering pâtés, sausages, and cold cuts.
Start Me Up! is a compendium of innovative corporate design for a new generation. Brimming with imaginative business ideas that range from a turban tailoring house to an artistically ambitious mattress manufactory, it presents brands that break away from stereotypes through their visual identities.
In Traditional Couture, German fashion photographer Gregor Hohenberg portrays the individuals, young and old alike, who currently wear authentic, traditional attire throughout his homeland. With an eye and sensibility with which he usually works with magazines including Elle, Vogue, and T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Hohenberg captures the dignity of the wearers, the beauty of their surroundings, and the glorious details of their distinctive clothing and its intricate tailoring.
The Red Bull Music Academy is creating the future of music by bringing the vanguard of the industry together. In the book For the Record, the leaders shaping the current musical landscape offer their insights on today’s most relevant topics and how they will affect the evolution of music production.
Upgrade explores architectural and design concepts that seek to enhance and repurpose our surroundings. From slight changes to complete renovations, the spectrum of possibilities is vast. Extensions upon a rooftop. Factories turned into relaxing retreats. Wood additions contrast with antique brick exteriors. Through engaging anecdotes and inspiriting images, Upgrade provides vibrant exemplars and enthusiasm for revamping existing spaces.
HIKING ADVENTURES OFF THE BEATEN PATH EXPLORED BY CAM HONAN
Embark on a thrilling exploration of the world's most exciting, magnificent, and diverse walking trails and hiking destinations. Besides the better-known paths, The Hidden Tracks will also highlight some of the more out-of-the-way gems - be it an expedition on the other side of the world or a day's hike just a few hours from your hometown.
Change your life. buy a bike. Become a part of the motorcycle family. Live to ride, ride to live. You were born free! Born-Free is the Woodstock of the motorcycle scene: the world’s biggest gathering for riders of vintage custom motorcycles.
TTP is a series of photographs made by Hayahisa Tomiyasu from the window of his former student apartment in the German city of Leipzig. From his south-facing view we see a 'tischtennisplatte' or ping pong table used for a plethora of purposes, except from table tennis. Tomiyasu spent five years documenting the table and thanks to his sustained curiosity we observe the idiosyncrasies of human behaviour and social habits, as seasons change, scenes mutate and people come and go.
We eat with our eyes. People love to stage and take photos of their food. Driven by Instagram and the advertising industry, stylists, gourmandizers, and photographers continually invent new ways of presenting food as both delectable and radical. Visual Feast presents work nonpareil from this growing scene.
Discover the present and future condition of holiday resorts through the eyes of photographers who have documented the hot summer days. If you wish to escape the sweltering heat of these months, dive in the sea of photography and swim with the bookish tide, check out our books’ selection.