New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation
Create artistic handmade toys to delight young children with this how-to book Felt Toys for Your Little Ones by Jessica Peck, the popular designer of Sweetie Pie Bakery patterns. From a charming tea party and delicious ice cream shop to an adventuresome teepee, the fun-worthy projects in this book will ignite your child's imagination and provide hours of open-ended play. The 10 projects include over 75 patterns. Simple enough to make in a day, each pattern uses readily available store-bought materials and comes with full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions.
Explores the combined phenomena of skiing, tourism, and architecture from a national perspective. Focusing on destination ski resorts in New England, the Rocky Mountains, the Far West, and southern Canada, Smith examines the architecture of recreational skiing from the 1930s to 1990, showing how small, family-operated businesses evolved into the massive, theme-oriented, multipurpose ski establishments of today.
"This book proposes that art (a category that includes works of design, architecture and craft) is a therapeutic medium that can help guide, exhort and console its viewers, enabling them to become better versions of themselves."--P. 5.
"Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization. The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time. In this entertaining and insightful analysis, cognitive scientist Don Norman hails excellence of design as the most important key to regaining the competitive edge in influencing consumer behavior. Now fully expanded and updated, with a new introduction by the author, The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how-and why-some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them. "-- Provided by publisher.
Adding vintage detail to collage work and using mixed-media techniques, Ms. Pace shows 40 step-by-step projects.
"Featuring 45 of the best hikes in the greater Reno and Lake Tahoe area"-- Provided by publisher.
"The best day hikes in Zion and Bryce National Parks, including maps and mile-by-mile hike descriptions"-- Provided by publisher.
"Veteran outdoor educator and former NOLS instructor Molly Absolon recounts a wide variety of outdoor survival stories pulled from dependable sources including Backpacker.com, outdoor magazines, and Absolon's own experiences as a NOLS instructor. On the heels of each story is an analysis of the factors and decisions that created the survival situation as well as a summary of outdoor survival tactics that could help you pull through a similar survival situation"-- Provided by publisher.
"The "10 Essentials" have long been recognized as the minimum amount of survival gear you should carry when heading into the backcountry. This book breaks down the gear options into what works, what doesn't, and why"-- Provided by publisher.
Collects comics by one of the most legendary writers in the history of the Dark Knight, featuring stories with the "caped crusader" battling such enemies as Manhunter, Two-Face, and Talia Al Ghul
A collection of interlinked essays about place, memory, and creativity captures the inner worlds of five authors and one painter who shaped the author's creative mind.