Category: NZ Non Fiction
Wendyl Nissen shares her approach to living a balanced and sustainable life based on an old-fashioned model of growing and cooking your own food, avoiding artificial products and doing your best to avoid letting unnecessary chemical cocktails into your life.
Category: Picture Books | Reading Level: 7 Kids picture
A stunning companion to Tales from Outer Suburbia, this collection of illustrated short stories is sure to delight Shaun Tan fans of all ages. Where can we live if not in each other's shadow?World-renowned artist Shaun Tan applies his unique imagination to a reflection on the nature of humans and ...Show more
Category: Home Improvement | Reading Level: near fine
Andy Ellis, ex-All Black, Cantabrian and part-time landscape designer, presents creative landscape ideas that you can adapt for your garden.
Many of us dream of having a life free from rent, mortgages and utility bills and for some this dream is being achieved by living in a tiny house. Small, compact buildings offer an appealing way to live more sustainably, providing smart, energy-efficient housing at low cost; a route to escaping the fina ...Show more
An on-trend home design book, featuring an inspiring array of homes that have made good use of recycled and upcycled materials, structures, spaces and furnishings. Included in the mix are industrial and farm buildings that have been converted for living and furnished appropriately with vintage and repur ...Show more
Category: Fine Art
Leonard C. Mitchell and Leonard V. Mitchell ¿ father and son ¿ are two forgotten artistic heroes. Now, critically studied for the first time, their highlight reel runs long. No other family can likely claim such a diverse contribution to New Zealand art. This beautifully designed and illus ...Show more
The Toronto Ink Company was founded in 2014 by designer and artist Jason Logan as a citizen science experiment to make eco-friendly, urban ink from street-harvested pigments. In Make Ink, Logan delves into the history of inkmaking and the science of distilling pigment from the natural world. Readers wi ...Show more
Create versatile wardrobe essentials with these chic new Japanese knitting patterns for apparel and accessories from cult favorite author michiyo. A whole new world of fashionable Tokyo-style knitwear designs opens to experienced needle crafters in Japanese Knitting: Patterns for Sweaters, Scar ...Show more
'This is a book about keeping your own sketchbook, a drawn diary of your daily life and what strikes you. The pages are for you to fill, make a mess, take risks, try things out, to be fearless and to be curious, but most of all to look and to respond to what you see.' No one, Clara believes, can tell y ...Show more
Prefab architecture is no longer just about saving time and money on a project. This title showcases the innovative use of prefab housing to overcome a wide variety of architectural problems.
Bring life into bloom with 25 gorgeous flower-inspired projects to make at home. Florals are a major theme in catwalk and high-street fashion, and leading stylist Hannah Read-Baldrey shows how to add a beautiful botanical touch to home decor, clothing, accessories, gifts, celebrations and more, for uniq ...Show more
Category: Fine Art | Reading Level: New
A substantial publication, Gordon Walters : New Vision, is being co-published by Auckland Art Gallery and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery to mark the occasion of this exhibition.