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New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation

The author illustrates her approach to creating elegantly pared-down environments for the home and work space. ©...?...?.Designer Tricia Foley is best known for her timeless classical style, characterized by clean lines, natural materials, and vintage furnishings from flea-market finds to antique and a palette of calming hues of cream, ivory, and white. In this book, Foley addresses such aspects of home design as selecting the perfect shade of white, setting up the pantry, bringing collected objects together, creating artful tabletops, organizing the home office, and much more. A collector of china, of linens, of books, she explains that the only way to keep harmony is through editing. The designer provides a treasure trove of useful ideas, from her favorite storage products and essential items for the guest room to seasonal entertaining ideas and holiday decor.

The Garden Conservancy is celebrating their 25th anniversary with this beautifully illustrated book that documents a selection of the outstanding public and private gardens they have worked with since their founding in 1989. The book showcases eight gardens the conservancy has helped preserve and 43 of the more than 3,000 private gardens across the country that have been opened to the public through its Open Days Program. The private gardens cover a wide variety of regions, habitats, designs and plants, from early spring through autumn. Featured private gardens include Panayoti Kelaidis's rock garden in Denver, Colorado; Deborah Whigham and Gary Ratway's collection of native and Mediterranean plants and earth walls in Albion, California; and James David's imaginative mix of heat-tolerant plants, rills and pools in Austin, Texas.

"Features detailed, full-color photos of more than 100 rooms and more than 500 practical tips to help you renovate and decorate like a pro"--Back cover.

This irresistible collection offers 101 original knitting projects for babies and toddlers -- each using just a single skein of yarn! From mittens and hats to tees, sweaters, hoodies, pants, dresses, socks, and bootees, you'll find the perfect wearable for every child and every occasion. You'll also discover beautiful bibs, blankets, and sleep sacks, plus adorable stuffed toys, blanket buddies, and more. These beautiful projects were contributed by designers and crafters around the world, and each comes with complete step-by-step instructions and a photograph of the finished piece.

"Are you a knitter, crocheter, crafter, or none of the above? This clever book gives yarn lovers--both knitters and non-knitters alike--50 fun ways to use their stashes without taking out their knitting needles. The projects are easy and simple, but with a modern aesthetic that manages to be both sophisticated and inviting. Get your hot glue gun fired up, adhere some pompoms to an old office chair, and make the most ho-hum seat in your house into a cozy piece of pop art furniture. Or treat your neck to a stylish infinity scarf. All you need is some bulky yarn and the ability to braid. This book will strike a chord with DIYers who love yarn but don't always want to take the time and effort to knit something from it. Projects also include a Sputnik lamp shade, a welcome mat, friendship bracelets, and even a rehabbed woven lawn chair. Put away your needles and crochet hooks and create fabulous projects, from accessories to home goods and more!"--Book cover flap.

"Through their cookbooks and countless magazine and blog articles, fans have fallen in love with the Beekman Boys' personal style and historic home. Now, in Beekman 1802 Style, they use their city-turned-country-boy charm and style to help you with all things home. The Beekman Boys have curated more than 200 images from their extensive archive, including never-before-seen photos of the historic Beekman farmhouse, to inspire you to create a home that is inviting, warm, and, perhaps most importantly, fabulous. Chapters like "East Meets West" and "Old Meets New" offer thoughts on the attraction of opposites in the home and the importance of incorporating what you already have, along with some new must-have pieces"-- Provided by publisher.

"On the eve of her fiftieth birthday, Crawford looks back, photo shoot by photo shoot, on a remarkable career and various life lessons she absorbed. She discusses her earliest modeling years and learning how to become less self-conscious in front of a camera; trusting her own instincts about creating positive messages about a healthy and strong body image that she knew would reach women of all ages; her feelings about becoming a wife and a mother; and her thoughts about turning fifty and what she would tell her younger self if she had the chance. The photographs span her entire career, beginning from the mid 1980s, and feature unpublished images from Crawford?s personal archive in addition to images by every top name in fashion photography, including Annie Leibovitz, Arthur Elgort, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Irving Penn, Patrick Demarchelier, and Richard Avedon, among others"--Amazon.com.

"It's a fact: women are built differently than men. Women's bodies react differently to training, nutrition, and sometimes even riding itself. Most bicycling books do not address any of these differences. How to gear up and prepare for any goal -- whether you want to ride for pleasure, complete your first 100 miles, or line up at a race. Professional cyclist Selene Yeager has teamed up with Bicycling magazine to create this easy-to-follow instructional manual geared specifically toward women and their unique needs. It breaks down the sport of cycling into easily digestible sections, beginning with the history of women's cycling and progressing into equipment, lifestyle, technique, training, fitness goals, nutrition, maintenance, and more. Includes a women-specific section regarding hormones and exercise performance, cycling while menstruating, cycling while pregnant, how menopause affects your training, and how specific parts of the female body are uniquely affected by cycling"--Provided by publisher.

"Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are perhaps the two greatest quarterbacks of all time. They are living legends who have come to embody the quarterback position and shape an entire generation of the NFL. They have also been fierce rivals every step of the way, and their many epic duels have not only ranked among the best and most exciting games ever played, they have fundamentally shaped the lives of and careers of both men."--Amazon.com

Examines the economics and culture surrounding college football, discussing how in the last decade football programs have overtaken universities, creating entertainment factories where sports are more important than education.

Knit your own fabric rugs! All you need are a cutting wheel and mat, a pair of size 10 knitting needles, fabric, and Karen Tiede?s innovative technique for creating stunning designs quickly and easily. Tiede gives you directions for making 28 different rugs, with designs that use age-old motifs, including stripes and spirals; traditional quilt patterns, such as tessellations and log cabin designs; and freeform inventions. She shows how to create a wide range of color modulations, as well as different shapes, from rectangles to circles. The results are beautiful, one-of-a-kind floor coverings and wall hangings that are perfect for your space and taste.

"35 wild and woolly patterns ; all your favorite animals are included, from tigers to kittens, and from owls to bees ; projects range from a simple frog scarf to penguin socks and hedgehog mittens"--Back cover.

Hollywood starlet Mindy Kaling shares her ongoing, laugh-out-loud journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life.

Country living shows how homeowners from coast to coast have captured all-American design in every room.

Self-seeding plants can create naturalistic gardens of great charm, but left to their own devices quickly spiral out of control. Maintaining the balance of plants so that a small number of robust species do not evict the others and developing the structure of the garden are important techniques to acquire. Taking inspiration from the gardens of Christopher Lloyd, Derek Jarman and Henk Gerritsen, Cultivating Chaos teaches how to prepare your soil for improved germination, guide your planting as it evolves, and create different ecological niches from which will emerge beautiful, species-rich gardens.

"a collection of humorous, autobiographical essays from Kunal Nayyar, best known as Raj on CBS?s #1 hit comedy The Big Bang Theory"--Amazon.com

This easy and accessible guide to weaving uses the simple rigid-heddle loom to create fabrics that are a perfect blend of fun and functionality. The rigid-heddle loom is small, portable, and affordable, making it the perfect starting point for anyone wanting to learn how to weave. 17 quick and easy weaving projects show how to make fabrics that are soft and drapey, sturdy and practical, or just plain fun and funky.