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  1. It's a Jungle Out There!

    It's a Jungle Out There!

    52 Nature Adventures for City Kids

    • by
    • Jennifer Ward
    Just because you live in the city doesn’t mean you can't enjoy nature. This compact guide offers 52 nature-focused explorations, adventures, observations, and games that can help you and your child connect to nature while living in the city. While it may be hard to see nature through the traffic, buildings, and busyness of the city, there is still much of the natural world to explore when you turn your… Read More

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  2. The Complete Tassajara Cookbook

    The Complete Tassajara Cookbook

    Recipes, Techniques, and Reflections from the Famed Zen Kitchen

    • by
    • Edward Espe Brown
    California's Tassajara Zen Mountain Center has long been renowned for its gourmet vegetarian cuisine. In this comprehensive guide to the Tassajara way of cooking, the retreat center–spa's most celebrated chef, Edward Espe Brown, presents hundreds of recipes using fresh, whole foods; detailed notes on preparing seasonal ingredients; and, perhaps most important, inspiration for cooking with joyful intention and attention. Presented with humor and warmth, this book is full of insights… Read More

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  3. The Practice of Contemplative Photography

    The Practice of Contemplative Photography

    Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes

    • by
    • Andy Karr,
    • Michael Wood
    This book teaches us how to fully connect with the visual richness of our ordinary, daily experience. Photography is not just a mechanical process; it requires learning how to see. As you develop your ability to look and see, you will open, more and more, to the natural inspiration of your surroundings. Filled with practical exercises, photographic assignments, and techniques for working with texture, light, and color, this book… Read More

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  4. At Home with Handmade Books

    At Home with Handmade Books

    28 Extraordinary Bookbinding Projects Made from Ordinary and Repurposed Materials

    • by
    • Erin Zamrzla
    The handmade books presented here offer creative ways for you to explore your personal styles and interests: Create a record of this year's garden with a book made out of seed packets. Collect your favorite recipes under the protective cover of a plastic cutting mat. Make simple memo pads out of recycle bin scraps. In this collection of twenty-eight Japanese bookbinding projects, traditional techniques meet contemporary style, from easy-to-fold accordion… Read More

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  5. Natural Patchwork

    Natural Patchwork

    26 Stylish Projects Inspired by Flowers, Fabric, and Home

    • by
    • Suzuko Koseki
    Whether you are at home or out enjoying a walk on a wooded path, you can add a touch of color and comfort to your daily routines with one or more of the twenty-six projects featured here. By using the patchwork placemats to enliven your dining experience or by taking the hexagon patchwork bag on a picnic in a meadow, you never have to stray too far from the comfort… Read More

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  6. The Tassajara Bread Book

    The Tassajara Bread Book

    • by
    • Edward Espe Brown
    The Tassajara Bread Book has been a favorite among renowned chefs and novice bakers alike for more than thirty years. In this deluxe edition, the same gentle, clear instructions and wonderful recipes are presented in a new paperback format with an updated interior design. Deborah Madison, author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, says, “This little book has long been a guide for those who want to bake but don’t know… Read More

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  7. Creative Paper Cutting

    Creative Paper Cutting

    Basic Techniques and Fresh Designs for Stencils, Mobiles, Cards, and More

    • edited by
    • Shufunotomo
    Transform a simple sheet of paper into a delicate snowflake, a sweet flower, or a dainty doily—or create an enchanted forest using a modern twist on the traditional technique for making paper dolls. Paper cutouts get a fresh look in this contemporary approach to the practice of transforming paper into art. It’s full of clever and cute designs and a range of different cutting techniques that you can use to… Read More

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  8. Haiku Mind

    Haiku Mind

    108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness and Open Your Heart

    • by
    • Patricia Donegan
    Haiku, the Japanese form of poetry written in just three lines, can be miraculous in its power to articulate the profundity of the simplest moment—and for that reason haiku can be a useful tool for bringing us to a heightened awareness of our lives. Here, the poet Patricia Donegan shares her experience of the haiku form as a way of insight that anyone can use to slow down and… Read More

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  9. Ikebana Style

    Ikebana Style

    20 Portable Flower Arrangements Perfect for Gift-Giving

    • by
    • Keiko Kubo
    Celebrate a loved one or add a touch of color to your home with these twenty distinctive flower arrangements. Inspired by the elegant and minimalist style of ikebana (the art of Japanese flower arranging), and constructed using the techniques that promote the functionality and portability of Western designs, these arrangements place sophisticated style into small containers that are easy to move from room to room or to the hands of… Read More

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  10. Rip the Page!

    Rip the Page!

    Adventures in Creative Writing

    • by
    • Karen Benke
    Here are the ideas, experiments, and inspiration to unfold your imagination and get your writing to flow off the page! This is the everything-you-need guide to spark new poems and unstick old stories, including lists of big, small, gross-out, and favorite words; adventurous and zany prompts to leap from; dares and double dares to help you mash up truths and lies into outrageous paragraphs; and letters of encouragement written directly… Read More

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