´´I think it´s terrific.´´ -Diane von Furstenberg, of the original edition of Cheap Chic Beloved by designers and style mavens alike, the LBD of fashion guides-with a new foreword by Tim Gunn-is back and more in fashion than ever. Before there were street-style blogs and ´zines, there was Cheap Chic . Selling hundreds of thousands of copies when it was originally published in 1975, this classic guide revealed how to find the clothes that will make you feel comfortable, confident, sexy, and happy, whether they come from a high-end boutique, sporting-goods store, or thrift shop. Astonishingly relevant forty years later, Cheap Chic provides timeless practical advice for creating an affordable, personal wardrobe strategy: what to buy, where to buy it, and how to put it all together to make your own distinctive fashion statement without going broke. Alongside outfit ideas, shopping guides, and other practical tips are the original vintage photographs and advice from fashion icons such as Diana Vreeland and Yves Saint Laurent. Inspiring decades of fashion lovers and designers, Cheap Chic is the original fashion bible that proves you don´t have to be wealthy to be stylish.
Add pizzazz to your videos and make a publicity splash! The fun and easy way to join the YouTube community-and get noticed! Are you yearning to get more out of YouTube? This fun, friendly guide shows you how to search for videos, save your favorites, and even create your own high-quality production! You´ll see how to subscribe to a YouTube channel, create playlists, get your video seen, embed YouTube videos in your Web site or blog, and much, much more! - Create a YouTube account - Customize your YouTube channel - Record, upload, and promote your video - Network with other YouTubers - Add videos to your blog or Web site - Sell products on YouTube.
Looks at a wide range of beautiful Scandinavian homes. Pared back and simple, form and function are combined in these homes to create pleasing and practical interiors. From the author of the blog ´´My Scandinavian Home´´, which has received more than 15 million hits.
An instant No.1 New York Times bestseller, Humans of New York began in the summer of 2010 as the ambitious project of photographer Brandon Stanton to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. His crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot in pursuit of ordinary New Yorkers in extraordinary moments resulted in a blog with over a million followers. This book inspired by the blog contains 400 colour photos including exclusive portraits and all-new stories. A heartfelt and moving celebration of individuality, and a tribute to the spirit the city.
Readers are introduced to different types of writing from diaries, blogs, book reviews and newspaper headlines to stories, screenplays, poetry and more. Lively illustrations, writing prompts and word lists will fire writers´ imaginations. With lots of tips along the way, this book will help budding writers with all aspects of writing including planning and coming up with ideas as well as how to create characters and write exciting dialogue, dramatic action sequences and persuasive speeches. This is a book no young writer should be without.
A book that collects all 16 original posts from Niemann´s column in the ´´New York Times´´, in which simple and relatable observations are turned into delightful flights of visual fancy. In July 2008, illustrator and designer Christoph Niemann began Abstract City, a visual blog for the New York Times. His posts were inspired by the desire to re-create simple and everyday observations and stories from his own life that everyone could relate to. In Niemann´s hands, mundane experiences such as riding the subway or trying to get a good night´s sleep were transformed into delightful flights of visual fancy. The struggle to keep up with housework became a battle against adorable but crafty goblins, and nostalgia about New York manifested in simple but strikingly spot-on LEGO creations. This brilliantly illustrated collection of reflections on modern life includes all 16 of the original blog posts as well as a new chapter created exclusively for the book. Also available from Christoph Niemann: Sunday Sketching and I LEGO N.Y. Praise for Abstract City: ´´Everyday experiences-from looking at leaves to riding city subways-are funny and fresh and often a source of wonder when depicted by this brilliant graphic designer.´´ -Readers Digest ´´I will call Christoph when anything awful happens to me. And he will make me laugh like crazy about the whole thing. Because he is insanely funny and completely tenderly true. I love every column he did and will do.´´ -Maira Kalman, author/illustrator of And the Pursuit of Happiness ´´Christoph Niemann is the best illustrator alive. Every single time I come across a piece of his work, which is often as he either works all the time, or worse, draws incredibly fast, it is wonderful. While the rest of us are lucky to get a proper piece out here and there, Christoph produces hit after hit after hit. If he wasn´t such a genuinely sweet man, we´d surely hate his ass a lot.´´ -Stefan Sagmeister, author of Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far ´´Few books have more probingly and humorously gotten inside the mind and day-to-day experience of an artist.´´ -NPR.org ´´What´s terrifying (to me, certainly, and possibly to many of his peers) is that nearly every idea he has seems to be equally well formed . . . once again, performing neat, virtuosic circles around the rest of us, to our delight.´´ -PRINT magazine ´´Irresistible.´´ -Very Short List ´´A masterpiece of sophisticated humor, this is a brilliant one-of-a-kind work.´´ -Library Journal, starred review
Ready to show your photos some love? Whether it´s of your sister´s smile, your morning coffee, or your new puppy, photos are a way to connect on Facebook and Instagram, keep a visual diary of our lives, and create momentos for future generations. Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman, creators of the mega-popular DIY style blog A Beautiful Mess, are in love with photographing everyday life. Here, they share that love with 95 all-new tips and photo challenges that will inspire you to style and snap better photos and then transform them into simple yet stunning projects and gifts. You´ll learn how to: - Take the most flattering self-portraits - Be your own stylist to turn dull, cluttered photos into pretty lifestyle photography - Capture adorable couple portraits - Turn everyday moments, hobbies, and rituals into amazing photos - Show off your favorite photos by turning them into handmade jewelry, home décor, and gifts Packed with Elsie and Emma´s happy spirit and unique style, A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book will inspire you to capture your days, your friends, and your dreams in beautiful photos!
Surfing is a way of life. A life dominated by the waves and the tide with a cozy place to pause in between. Creative personalities crafting bold homes, Surf Shacks illustrates how surfers live both on and off shore. Many abodes can fall under the label of surf shack: New York City apartments, cabins nestled next to national parks, or tiny Hawaiian huts. Surfing communities are overflowing with creativity, innovation, and rich personas. Surf Shacks takes a deeper look at surfers´ homes and artistic habits. Glimpses of record collections, strolls through backyard gardens, or a peek into a painter´s studio provide insight into surfers´ lives both on and off shore. From the remote Hawaiian nook of filmmaker Jess Bianchi to the woodsy Japanese paradise that the former CEO of Surfrider Foundation in Japan, Hiromi Masubara, calls home to the converted bus that Ryan Lovelace claims as his domicile and his transport, every space has a unique tale. The moments that these vibrant personalities spend away from the swell and the froth are both captivating and nuanced. Through anecdotes and photographs, illustrations and conversations, Surf Shacks reveals a more personal side to surfing and its eclectic cast of characters. Indoek is a surf-centric blog celebrating a unique and independent flavor of wave-riding culture. A collective that creates and curates content around the characters, stories, art, organizations, music, and brands that reflect the shared passions and pursuits of their diverse community.
A Number One New York Times bestseller, Humans of New York began in the summer of 2010, when photographer Brandon Stanton set out on an ambitious project: to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in his attempt to capture ordinary New Yorkers in the most extraordinary of moments. The result of these efforts was Humans of New York, a vibrant blog in which he featured his photos alongside quotes and anecdotes. The blog has steadily grown, gathering millions of devoted followers. Humans of New York is the book inspired by the blog. With four hundred colour photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, and a distinctive vellum jacket it is a stunning collection of images that will appeal not just to those who have been drawn in by the outsized personalities of New York, but to anyone interested in the breathtaking scope of humanity it displays. Heartfelt and moving, Humans of New York is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of a city.