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Explore the world's most stylish and eclectic residences in this inspired armchair décor guide. Home Style by City captures the es...sence of five design-forward cities, featuring gorgeously decorated homes from each that reflect local style and inspire internationally. Part city tour?including must-visit flea markets, bits of colorful history, and curated lists of music, books, and films?and part design resource for achieving the various looks, this refreshing perspective on décor shows how cities themselves impact interiors. Illuminating text invites readers into page after page of lavishly photographed interiors, offering deceptively simple transitions and insider tips to bring the look into any space. Visually rich and totally inspiring, Home Style by City is a treasure for lovers of design, travel, and, of course, big city dreams. Read More

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Never lose a receipt or other important household document again! This organizer is the perfect tool for keeping track of your mis...cellaneous paperwork. Roomy pockets inside are great for storing anything from appliance warranties and owner manuals to maintenance records and purchase receipts. With additional room for jotting down details of home purchases, it's like having an entire filing cabinet that fits on your bookshelf. Read More

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Outrageous, poignant, or bitingly wittythe things our children say always offer an unexpected glimpse into a world that is all the...ir own. Filled with roomy pages for jotting down conversations or overheard saying, this handsome keepsake journal also features a bound-in photo window for adding a unique, personal touch. Whether parents prefer safely stowing precious insights for future generations or sharing priceless quips with family and friends, My Quotable Kid will become a lasting record of a child's most memorable quotes. Read More

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Bestselling writer Jane Heller thought she?d found her dream man?until he turned out to be a ?frequent flier,? the term doctors an...d nurses use to refer to patients who land in the E.R. more often than the average person goes to Starbucks. Here, Jane shares her experiences of looking after her chronically ill partner with Nora Ephron?like wit, and offers practical guidance for handling it all without drowning. With advice on staying healthy while caring for a loved one and learning to communicate with medical staff, plus wisdom from other caregivers and experts, this is a personal and invaluable tool kit that also manages to prompt laughter and inspire. For the more than 65 million caregivers in the US alone, this book couldn?t be more timely or important. Jane Heller is the author of 13 novels. Jane lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her husband. Read More

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Dogs know how to talk to us?they do it all the time. A pair of raised ears or a wagging tail can speak volumes to those in the kno...w. In this heartfelt ode to the furriest of family members, dog lovers get the chance to say something back, sharing personal letters penned to their beloved companions. With gorgeous accompanying photographs by Robin Layton, this collection of letters and portraits features a wide range of dogs and their owners, including everyday people with remarkable stories as well as celebrities like Hilary Duff, Tony Bennett, and Oprah Winfrey alongside their pooches. Throughout, these tales of perseverance, love, and loyalty celebrate the deep and devoted friendships that humans share with their pups. Read More

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There?s a reason why more than two million women turn to TheBump.com each month. From its sassy and straightforward tone to its ho...nest advice and fun visuals, the website is the go-to resource for the modern mom-to-be. Here, the experts behind The Baby Bump bring their wisdom to moms expecting multiples. Packed with expert advice and insights, this comprehensive guide answers the questions expectant moms are sure to have (like ?Are my babies growing at the same rate?? and ?Can they both sleep in one crib??), all wrapped in a colorful package, making it mom?s essential resource as she waits for her bundles of joy. Read More

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Elegance meets organization with this abundant portfolio of multipurpose peel-and-stick labels, designed in a variety of sizes to ...dress up gift packages, homemade treats, books, snail mail, and more. Read More

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In a world of 72-day celebrity marriages, a 73-year marriage is nearly unimaginable. Against all odds, Cutie and Harry Cooper pers...evered through seven decades of marriage, enjoying triumphant milestones and enduring devastating losses, all while keeping their sense of humor and connection intact. Here, Cutie chronicles their story and extracts time-tested advice on how to know if you?ve met ?the one,? the art of fighting fair, and everything else that goes into staying blissfully bonded. With vintage photos charting their relationship from newlyweds to nonagenarians, this nostalgic and romantic gift book is a practical resource for anyone who dreams of falling in love for life. Read More

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This gift book for dad collects more than 100 inspiring quotes from the greatest coaches of all time. After all, dads do what the ...best coaches do: they motivate, mentor, discipline, and love. Author and parenting expert Tom Limbert takes wisdom from John Madden, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda, Phil Jackson, and many more, and applies it to fatherhood. With a foreword by Steve Young and photos of famous coaches in action, dads will find a wealth of inspiration in these pages. Read More

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Being a fabulous bridesmaid these days calls for much more than dyeing your heels to match your dress, especially now that the Int...ernet is the bride?s best friend. Fortunately, this all-new edition from bridesmaid expert Kate Chynoweth shares how to be the very best bridesmaid possible. Learn how to host the loveliest bridal shower, throw an unforgettable bachelorette party, use social networking, and support the bride on her big day. Fully updated and with downloadable templates for invitations, party games, and more, this illustrated and informative guide is the perfect resource. Read More

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A creative renaissance blooms in Brooklyn. At its heart is a thriving community of artisans producing a remarkable variety of hand...made goods. In Brooklyn Makers, photographer Jennifer Causey captures the spirit of this homegrown movement by documenting thirty of the borough?s most celebrated craftsmen. This eclectic mix of established and up-and-coming makers includes bakers, ceramic artists, clothing designers, florists, distillers, and more. With an eye for small details, Causey?s charming photographs reveal each artisan at work in their own space. Her lively interviews reveal what inspires them, keeps them motivated, and their thoughts on the city where they live and work. ? Features an introduction by Eric Demby, cofounder of the Brooklyn Flea?where many makers get their start ? Includes a makers index with useful information on local markets and other favorite Brooklyn spots ? Featured makers include Lotta Jansdotter (textile designer), Lena Corwin (printer), Mast Brothers Chocolate (craft chocolate makers), Clam Lab (ceramic artist), Shabd (clothing designer), and Morris Kitchen (mixologists) Read More

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Create a unique gift with this new fully personalized book for the special child in your life! Personalize this special baby book ...with baby and parent names and add a dedication (or choose our editor's lovely message) to say just how eager you are to meet the new baby! Featuring adorable patchwork illustrations from celebrated artist Lorena Siminovich, this baby album is a memorable gift for new parents who can then fill in all the important milestones as the first year passes. Customized to suit all families--moms and dads, two moms, two dads, and single parents too--this personalized baby book will become a keepsake for years to come! The day will come when your children aren?t little tots running around the house anymore. You?ll look back and wonder how the time flew by so quickly. You?ll want to look through old baby photos. While you could easily click through the hundreds and hundreds of photos stored on your computer, wouldn?t it be more gratifying to have a physical keepsake where you can hold on to all these special memories? This is the perfect opportunity to create a gift unique to your children?one that the family can gather around to reminisce and share stories and smiles. An album that you can show off to your child?s future spouse as he or she becomes a part of your family. This is a special experience that you can?t get by clicking through photos on a computer screen. This one-of-a-kind, personalized baby book from Petit Collage is the perfect gift to cherish those memories from your baby?s first year. Its high-quality, hardcover design is large enough to hold tons of photos, and there?s plenty of space to add unique, handwritten notes to share with your child as they grow. The pages are filled with an array of colors and designs as well as charming patchwork illustrations from artist Lorena Siminovich. And this special book can be customized for all families?mom and dad, two moms, two dads, or single parents. Track all the important milestones with pages dedicated to your baby?s first haircut, holiday, vacation, birthday party, and many more! But what makes this personalized baby book truly unique are the pages for outside-the-box categories that you don?t find in other baby albums. There are spaces for the parents to fill out facts about their own story?how they met, where they were living, where they went on their first date. You can fill in stories about the pregnancy as well?any strange or funny food cravings, the first time you felt the baby kick, who was at the baby shower. There are even fun pages for the baby?s handprints, birth announcement, and to fill in facts about the world at the time of the birth?the #1 song on the charts, top movies at the box-office. It?ll be a thrill for your child to look back as they grow older and literally see their story unfold right in front of them. It?s easy to personalize the book, and you can preview all the pages before ordering. Customize it with the baby and parents? names and share a personal dedication as well. Be sure to check out the ?How-To Video? under the blue tab for a step-by-step video guide on how to personalize your baby book. Whether you?re looking for a great baby shower gift to share with expecting friends, or you want a special album for your own family, this personalized baby gift will become a treasured memento for a lifetime. By Petit Collage 11 x 9 in 68 pp Hardcover Unjacketed ISBN 9781452114750 This book is also available as a non-personalized book: Petit Collage Baby Book Read More

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The Huffington Post's "Let's Bring Back..." columnist, Lesley M. M. Blume, invites you to consider whatever happened to cuckoo clo...cks? Or bed curtains? Why do we have so many "friends" but have done away with the much more useful word "acquaintance"? All of these things, plus hot toddies, riddles, proverbs, corsets, calling cards, and many more, are due for a revival. Throughout this whimsical, beautifully illustrated encyclopedia of nostalgia, Blume breathes new life into the elegant, mysterious, and delightful trappings of bygone eras, honoring the timeless tradition of artful living along the way. Inspired by her much loved column of the same name and featuring entries from famous icons of style and culture, Let's Bring Back leads readers to rediscover the things that entertained, awed, beautified, satiated, and fascinated in eras past. Read More

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Too often, when struggling to find just the right turn of phrase, exclamation of joy, or witty barb, it?s easy to forget that hist...ory is positively brimming with rich words deserving of rejuvenation. Lesley M. M. Blume gathers forgotten words, phrases, names, insults, and idioms, plus fascinating and funny anecdotes, etymologies, and occasions for use. Let?s Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition takes readers on a philological journey through words from the not-too-distant past. From all-overish to zounds, the vintage vernacular collected here will make any reader the cat?s meow among friends, relations, and acquaintances. Read More

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Parents were here first! How did the kids suddenly take control? Sure the world has changed from the days when children were suppo...sed to be seen and not heardbut things have gotten a little out of hand. What about some quality time for the grownups? Author Christie Mellor's hilarious, personal, refreshing, and actually quite useful advice delightfully rights the balance between parent and child. In dozens of short, wickedly funny chapters, she skewers today's parental absurdities and reminds us how to make child-rearing a kick. With recipes, helpful hints, and illustrations, this high-spirited book is the only book parents will really needand enjoy. Read More

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This delightful guide gives new grandmas clear direction on how to navigate foreign territory. Celebrated columnist Adair Lara adv...ises on how to choose a decent name (Oopsie? Boopsie?). She outlines how to give advice without getting a Dr. Sears guide chucked at the head. She offers wise counsel on how to stay on the parents' good side (hint: don't say anything, ever). Hilarious in its blunt truisms, The Granny Diaries steers around the shoals of grandma sentimentality. And yet, having fallen madly in love with her own grandchildren, Adair affirms that the years after the big G truly are golden. Read More

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In the tradition of Erma Bombeck and Peg Bracken, author Lisa QuinnEmmy Award-winning television host and recovering Marthaholicge...ts real on the follies of housekeeping. Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets is a crash course in Slacker Chic 101 that will have over-extended women everywhere laughing out loud and throwing in the towelthe dishtowel, that is. Full of shortcuts and tricks for cleaning, decor, and entertaining,such as: the top 10 things you have to clean if you have company coming in 30 minutes; interior finishes that hide the most dirt; 17 meals made from a deli chicken; and much more, this wickedly funny guide helps women create the life they want without all the hard laborand without compromising style. Read More

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Becoming pregnant is hugely exciting, but with so many things to think about, it can also be a bit overwhelming. Ease all worries ...with The Baby Bump, a comprehensive guide that offers expert and real mom advice on surviving those all-important nine months. Featuring tips and advice on everything future moms really want to knowincluding what is safe to eat, how the baby develops week by week, and what to expect in the delivery roomreading this book is like chatting with a been-there, done-that best friend. The Baby Bump offers a wealth of fun features such as Birth Plan Checklists, a Kick Count Tracker, and a Work Your Wardrobe outfit assembly guideall wrapped in a bright, cheerful package. It's the must-have resource for any mom-to-be. Read More

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It's time to spill it. Let Susie Brightthe reigning mistress of eroticaguide you to reflect on your sex life in this private journ...al. Whether you are a romantic, a sensualist, a tenderhearted cynic, a close observer of love and lust, or all of the above, Love and Lust offers the perfect place to record past and present private adventures and to dream about future ones. Quotes and suggestive prompts make it easy to get started, while gilded edges and a lush embossed cover make this journal irresistibly touchable. Read More

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To survive the tumultuous first years with kids, smart parents learn to do things faster, cheaper, and easier. Wouldn't it be grea...t if their hard-won shortcuts were collected into one handy reference? Here's a book that does just that. Featuring 400 of the best tips and tricks from veteran moms and dads, Mama's Big Book of Little Lifesavers gets straight to the point with modern solutions to age-old parenting dilemmas such as getting baby to sleep, potty training, saving cash on baby gear, streamlining bedtime, and much more. Easy to dip in and out of, this book helps parents get through each day with a few spare minutes, a few extra dollars, and their sanity intact! Read More

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There?s a marketplace for sex and love, and you?re in it. In Dollars and Sex, economist Marina Adshade converts economic theory in...to a sexy science by applying the principles of supply and demand and other market forces to matters of love and libido. As she does in her hugely popular blog of the same name, Adshade unlocks the mysteries behind our actions, thoughts, and preferences using engaging research, economic analysis, and humor. The end result is a fascinating look at just how central the interplay of libido, gender, love, power, and economic forces is to the most important choices we make in our lives. Ultimately she shows that every option, every decision, and every outcome in matters of sex and love is better understood through economics. Read More

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Brides need a chic and practical planner. Expert advice from in-demand wedding planner Alison Hotchkiss combines to-do lists, samp...le floor plans, downloadable templates, and gorgeous design by Hello!Lucky, in this essential tool for organizing a picture-perfect wedding. Read More

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Listography for parents! Now fans of the smash-hit journal series (more than a quarter of a million copies sold!) can keep a uniqu...e memory book of their child and their parenting experiences over the years. With more than 60 thought-provoking list topics ranging from the classic to the lovably idiosyncratic (including your child?s first words, the best and most challenging parts of parenting, and your child?s biggest tantrums), this illustrated journal is a celebration of parenthood and childhood that will serve as a lovely keepsake for the family. Read More

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Leave it to The Knot, the most prestigious name in the bridal industry, to create a wise and heartwarming book for the second most... important woman in the wedding. The Knot Guide for the Mother of the Bride explains the bridal planning process from start to finish, with special attention given to the responsibilities of the mother of the bride, such as engagement announcements and parties, interacting with the groom's family, and managing finances. Every aspect of the wedding tradition is covered from the mother's point of view, whether the etiquette of gift registries or how to organize a receiving line. Tips on the perfect form-flattering dress and camera-ready hair and make-up will help Mom create her perfect wedding look. Thoughtful suggestions give her ideas for supporting and encouraging her daughter, and for keeping perspective in high-pressure situations. Pretty illustrations and a lovely silvery jacket make this petite hardcover a special treasure. A great self-purchase for Moms or a cherished gift from the bride, The Knot Guide for the Mother of the Bride will help mothers and daughters enjoy the weddingand each other. Read More

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This keepsake journal makes it easy for grandparents to share the richness of their lives by drawing out recollections of travel a...nd romance, family and friends, dreams and special places, and more. With photo pages at the beginning of each chapter and a pocket at the back to store letters, recipes, or other treasures, grandparents can now give grandchildren a gift that's everlasting. Read More

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Whether she's a new grandmother, newly single, or just looking for inspiration, Hot Granny offers lighthearted yet practical advic...e for staying fit and fabulous. Author Mel Walsh knows her stuff. She's a syndicated columnist, gerontologist, grandmother of 12, and newlywed. She offers tips on how to stay active, dress well, relate to mates or first dates (in and out of bed), and generally feel great.A section on relationships covers everyone from girlfriends to grandkids, and advice on how to excavate old dreams and pursue new hobbies. Hot Granny is the perfect gift book for any woman who's passed the Big Five Oh. Read More

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Goodbye, caterers. So long, wedding coordinators. Here is the bride's guide to thinking outside that robin's egg bluewedding-indus...try box. In this, the only comprehensive do-it-yourself wedding book, youll find everything you need to pulloff a personalized celebration. No cookie-cutter weddings here! With how-to info on flowers, invites, food, the ceremony,and more, The DIY Wedding makes it easy to spend less and create an event that is entirely original. Inspiring ideas,countless resources, budgeting tips, contract templates, plus start-to-finish projects ease the planning pressure. Read More

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Every Day Is Mother's Day is the ultimate tribute to the most important woman in everyone's life. This charmingillustrated volume ...offers mom dozens of ways to unwind from the stresses of her day and helpful tips for a more harmonious household. Relaxation expert Darrin Zeer customizes his signature massage, meditation, and pampering techniques for busy women to be enjoyed at home, in the office, or even while driving the kids to soccer practice. Throughout, delightful quotes from kids of all ages express in so many ways what each of us wants to say on Mother's Day and every day: "Thanks, Mom, I love you!" Read More

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With twelve chapters of guided questions, inspirational photos of beautiful weddings, and plenty of room to write, this keepsake p...lanner helps brides narrow down decisions and track details on everything from the guest list to the honeymoon. Monthly, weekly, and daily planners help the to-do list become the "I do!" list. Read More

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Taken from their T-shirt line, these postcards celebrate the dynamic pop sensibility of Paul Frank.

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In gardening, there's nothing more frustrating than making the same mistake twice. Essential for gardeners of every skill level, t...his guided horticultural diary helps track successes and lessons learned. The undated journaling pages will last at least five years, while graph paper offers space to sketch dream plots. Expert gardener Mimi Luebbermann gives seasonal checklists for hot, warm, temperate, and cold climates. Covering everything from vegetable gardening to organic pest control and harvesting herbs, Mimis advice will shepherd gardeners whether they have rolling fields or just a few precious yards. As their gardens grow, so will their journal?and their expertise, of course. Read More

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In this unprecedented insider's guide, fashion industry veteran Sasha Charnin Morrison opens her little black book of celebrity st...ylists and shares their top secrets on creating unforgettable looks, landing a choice job, and working with the pros. Interviews with key players reveal the ins and outs of the glamorous (and often gritty) world of styling, while hundreds of glossy photos illustrate good (and bad) looks. Full of real-life advice, this guide profiles famous image transformations undertaken by stars like Nicole Richie and Katie Holmes, outlines the essentials every stylist must have on hand (double-sided tape, cutlets, manzierres, Spanx, and more!) and, most importantly, shows how to get a Choo in the door and then survive in this ultra-fabulous, ultra-competitive industry. Read More

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This luxe little gift book holds the key to making a home harmonious. From the front door to the bedroom, every square inch of a d...welling can bring its occupants luck, and Welcome Home shows readers how. Compiled in a charming package with vintage appeal, easy-to-peruse entries explain how to ward off negativity with dill, boost health with green accents in the kitchen, and more. This illustrated collection of superstitions and rituals gathered from across the globe and throughout the ages will help newlyweds, new home owners, feng shui fans, decorators, or those simply feeling down on their luck to conjure the health, wealth, and happiness they so richly deserve. Read More

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Latina superstar Thalia is back with Radiante!, a gorgeous guide for women seeking a fit and fabulous pregnancy. Having just enjoy...ed the same herself, Thalia is the perfect woman to advise and inspire, sharing nutrition advice, fitness tips, fashion dos and don'ts, and so much more. She's broken the book down into trimesters (including the little acknowledged but very real "fourth" trimester). Each section addresses a woman's state of mind, body, and spirit. Thalia and her personal ob-gyn, Dr. Kramer, advise first time moms on the importance of prenatal care, what tests will be offered when, and how best to cope with any attendant anxieties. With its sound advice and Thalia's bright personality stamped on every page, Radiante! is a go-to resource for moms-to-be. Read More

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Gone are the days of the classic French manicure?today it?s all about nail art. In Nails, Nails, Nails!, Los Angeles?based stylist... Madeline Poole presents 25 nail art projects in a range of fabulous looks: leopard print, plaid, stripes, stained glass, lace, glitter, and more! For budding fashionistas and beauty experts alike, this super-fun book presents professional nail-art techniques and all the important tools, plus simple instructions, step-by-step photos, and fabulous shots of the finished nails make it easy for readers to replicate the designs. Packed with inspiration, Nails, Nails, Nails! holds the secrets to dazzling nails that will make heads turn. Read More

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With over 200 stickers and 40 outfits, this book takes the concept of the sticker book and gives it a makeover. Cool pictures of a...mazing outfits and locations from around the world will appeal to fashion lovers of all ages. Read More

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Stickerbomb Letters will feature an extensive assortment of cool and quirky font and typography designs. Including both alphabets ...on their own as well as type slogans, the stickers are fun for everyone to play with, and to use to create their own words from individual letters. Introduction by Martha Cooper (Graffiti) + typography designer tbc. Selected artists include: Dabs, Zids, Paper and Penna, Roid, Aroe, Town, Vibes, Das, Rose, Sonic, Ceet, Rough, Drax, Panik, Kress, Tutu, Nsane, Netic, Redy, Xeme, Dezio, Very, Foner, Cabi Read More

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Ah, think of the serene gardens, tatami mats, Zen-inspired decor, sliding doors, and shoji screens of the typical Japanese home. T...hink again. Tokyo: A Certain Style, the mini-sized decor book with a difference, shows how, for those living in one of the worlds most expensive and densely packed metropolises, closet-sized apartments stacked to the ceiling with gadgetry and CDs are the norm. Photographer Kyoichi Tsuzuki rode his scooter all over Tokyo snapping shots of how urban Japanese really live. Hundreds of photographs reveal the real Tokyo style: microapartments, mini and modular everything, rooms filled to the rafters with electronics, piles of books and clothes, clans of remote controls, collections of sundry objets all crammed into a space where every inch counts. Tsuzuki introduces each tiny crash pad with a brief text about who lives there, from artists and students to professionals and couples with children. His entertaining captions to the hundreds of photographs capture the spirit and ingenuity required to live in such small quarters. This fascinating, voyeuristic look at modern life comes in a chunky, pocket-sized format-the perfect coffee table book for people with really small apartments. Read More

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From Esther Blum, an expert nutritionist at Dr. Perricone's flagship Manhattan store, comes the breakthrough news that, yes, you c...an eat and drink what you love and still look and feel gorgeous. Esther reveals the secrets to beautiful skin, a fantastic figure, and peace of mindall while living the good life. It's about knowing how to make the right choices: Which cocktails cause the least damageis a Merlot better than a Margarita? What natural supplements combat out-of-control hormones? With a troubleshooting section on treating specific ailments, delicious recipes, and fast fixes, Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous makes it possible to have that piece of cake and eat it, too. Read More

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Have a small patch of soil? Or just a window box? Not a problem. Garden Anywhere shows how anyone can create an oasis in the small...est of spaces. We're not talking just a simple pot of marigolds, here. Garden Anywhere outlines everything an aspiring gardener needs to know to sow a bounteous, thriving garden. Alys Fowler, trained at the New York Botanical Garden, guides readers through the process from the ground up?from planning the garden to composting, pruning, harvesting, and propagating. Stylish photos illustrate the how-tos while Alys shares tips on creating gorgeous container gardens, herb gardens, kitchen gardens and more, without spending a fortune. Read More

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This mischievous gift book celebrates grandmothers who, to their families' absolute delight or utter dismay, love to spoil their g...randchildren rotten. Each spread features two illustrated scenarios: on the left, a good granny (enforcing 6:00 PM bath time), and on the right, a bad granny (letting the kiddies run through the sprinkler instead). It's the perfect present for grandmas gone bad (or, okay, good) and the families that adore them. Read More

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Technologized textiles and sustainable fabrics are among the most innovative designed today, and together they are driving the res...t of the industry dramatically forward. Many designers are now integrating hi-tech fabrics, such as protective and impact-resistant textiles, or cellulose fabrics, with groundbreaking results. Embracing new processes such as biomimicry, they bridge the gap between art, design, technology, and sustainability more than any other material. This book shows how the development of fabrics today is immersed in technology, sustainability, and innovation. It is an essential resource for anyone interested in contemporary textile design. ? Includes the most innovative textile designers from around the world ? Features work from leading textile designers with notes on how they developed their designs ? Focuses on the new technological and sustainable fabrics that are being developed today ? Beautiful package that all textile designers will want to own Read More

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Prada shirt or Paul Smith blazer? Hermès tie or Armani suit?which has the most timeless appeal? How about their boardroom kudos? O...r their seduction factor? These trump cards allow menswear aficionados of all ages to play iconic designers, clothes, and accessories off against each other to discover who?s winning the style wars. Read More

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Can?t decide what to wear in the morning? Why not mix a punk hairdo with a period dress? The pages of this interactive book (split... into four parts) will take you from fashion faux-pas to fabulous in one flip. From grunge and pirate to disco queen and street style, create over 100,000 of your own fashion fantasies (and nightmares) with this colorfully illustrated and carefully researched flipbook. With adjectives describing each part of each outfit there are words to play with too. ? A contemporary fashion flip book ? Mix-and-match looks?from rock chick to fairytale princess?to create unique outfits ? Fashion fun for girls aged three and up Read More

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Eric Carle?s bright, appealing colors and memorable animal characters come to life in this charming decorative garland. With 80 al...phabet and animal tiles plus 5 yards of quality hanging ribbon, the user can spell out almost any greeting to create simple, playful décor for parties, play rooms, or bedrooms. WARNING: Possible entanglement injury. Keep garland out of baby's reach. Read More

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Sweetly decorated with a colorful patchwork of designs, this deluxe memory box includes a handsome album for parents to fill with ...photos and record memories and milestones, a roomy drawer for keeping important records such as baby's birth certificate, and glassine envelopes and stickers for preserving small treasures like baby's first lock of hair. Read More

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