At Home in Sri LankaOrdinær pris 429,00 kr
A decade after the publication of living in Sri Lanka, photographer James Fennell revisits the `paradise isle' to discover exactly what it is that makes a great Sri Lankan home. Travelling with writer tom sykes, he has visited numerous houses and taken thousands of photographs, as well as interviewing owners, interior decorators, architects, stylists and designers. Collectively, the twenty-six properties showcased in this book - the very best examples - capture the essence of elegant Sri Lankan living.
Sri Lanka is a place of geographic and cultural contrasts, and its best architecture is structurally versatile, using features such as overhanging roofs, slatted walls and courtyards to cope with intense sunshine and sudden downpours in equal measure. Also in the interior, climatic factors dominate even the most luxurious homes: Valuable antiques and art give way to simple pieces of furniture, batiks, prints and artfully crafted cushions, with colour or shadow used creatively to enliven expansive walls. From the colonial grandeur of actress gillian anderson's secluded retreat and the sumptuous Wallawawa hotel to works by the celebrated architects Geoffrey Bawa (claughton house; paradise road the villa Bentota) and anjalendran (the crooked house; mount cinnamon), the structures in this book have one thing in common: They embrace the unpredictable natural environment, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living.
forfattere: Tom Sykes
Publisert måned: Aug
Publisert år: 2016
Sider nr: 207
Dubai WonderOrdinær pris 1.199,00 kr
An international port city and desert oasis, Dubai is one of the most important metropolises in the Middle East. With modest beginnings in the industries of pearl diving, fishing and trade, Dubai has since eclipsed its historic origins. The most populated of the seven emirates united by founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 1971, Dubai is a treasure trove of the best, the biggest and the brightest, drawing such stars of architecture as Zaha Hadid, Foster + Partners, and Santiago Calatrava. Dubai’s skyline features the world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa; the giant Dubai Mall; the Burj Al Arab seven-star hotel and the Dubai International Airport—the ultimate extravagance.
Dubai Wonder tours readers through this storied city and its cultural diversity and distinct neighborhoods, including Deira, home to the Khor Dubai, a creek that Dubai’s economy relied on for several decades for pearl diving and fishing; Al Quoz, the cultural heart of the city; the Dubai International Financial Centre and Jumeirah, a largely residential district featuring the emirate’s notable resorts along its coast.
Other stops on the tour include Dubai’s burgeoning art scene, the Art Dubai fair and Alserkal Avenue, a cluster of warehouses containing art galleries. Dubai Wonder also takes readers inside the highly anticipated Expo 2020 Dubai, opening in October 2021 and already heralded as the grandest world fair in history. A hub of innovation and firsts, Dubai represents a vision for the future, where anything is possible, as each page of this awe-inspiring addition to Assouline’s Travel Series demonstrates.
Eat Malaysia & SingaporeOrdinær pris 219,00 kr
Eat VietnamOrdinær pris 219,00 kr
The complete companion to Vietnamese culinary culture
Whether it's sticking your chopsticks in your rice between bites, choking on fish bones or drinking the tea from your finger bowl, we'll tell you exactly what not to do to avoid looking like an ignorant tourist. Brush up on restaurant etiquette, local customs and what ingredients to expect in Lonely Planet's Eat Vietnam.
To help you feel prepared for the Vietnamese food scene we'll cover how, when and where to eat, etiquette dos and don'ts, and what classic regional specialties are a must try. You'll find the best places to eat in every region as well as what to order when you're there and how to eat it. If you are looking for an authentic and immersive foodie experience but don't know where to start, Eat Vietnam is your answer.
Hiroshige : Famous Places in the Sixty-odd ProvincesOrdinær pris 349,00 kr
The last great master of the ukiyo-e tradition, Hiroshige produced works of subtle yet intense color. This collection of prints, first published in the 1850s, contains images of each of Japan's provinces. Created during Hiroshige's highly productive later years, this series was an ambitious project that captured a crucial moment in Japan's history, a decade before the Meiji Restoration would open the doors to industrialization and Western influence.
One of its most striking characteristics is the vertical presentation, which allowed Hiroshige to experiment with perspective. His sweeping panoramas of the beautiful countryside combine the illusion of distance with a depth of detail that draws the viewer in. In addition to these glorious landscapes, Hiroshige's depictions of busy urban centers provide a rare insight into daily life in the Edo era.
This beautiful slip- cased edition includes two volumes: a complete set of seventy prints and a separate booklet that provides an introduction to Hiroshige's life and art as well as descriptive captions of the prints. From thundering waterfalls and towering cliffs to wide beaches and bustling harbors, Hiroshige's native land emerges in serene and exquisite detail-the perfect keepsake for fans of ukiyo-e, Japanese culture, and printmaking.
Japan - The CookbookOrdinær pris 499,00 kr
The definitive, home cooking recipe collection from one of the most respected and beloved culinary cultures.
Japan: The Cookbook has more than 400 sumptuous recipes by acclaimed food writer Nancy Singleton Hachisu. The iconic and regional traditions of Japan are organized by course and contain insightful notes alongside the recipes. The dishes – soups, noodles, rices, pickles, one-pots, sweets, and vegetables – are simple and elegant.
JERUSALEMOrdinær pris 399,00 kr
Winner of the Observer Food Monthly Cookbook of the Year 2013. Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi are the men behind the bestselling Ottolenghi: The Cookbook. Their chain of restaurants is famous for its innovative flavours, stylish design and superb cooking.
At the heart of Yotam and Sami's food is a shared home city: Jerusalem. Both were born there in the same year, Sami on the Arab east side and Yotam in the Jewish west. Nearly 30 years later they met in London, and discovered they shared a language, a history, and a love of great food.
Jerusalem sets 100 of Yotam and Sami's inspired, accessible recipes within the cultural and religious melting pot of this diverse city. With culinary influences coming from its Muslim, Jewish, Arab, Christian and Armenian communities and with a Mediterranean climate, the range of ingredients and styles is stunning. From recipes for soups (spicy frikkeh soup with meatballs), meat and fish (chicken with caramelized onion and cardamom rice, sea bream with harissa and rose), vegetables and salads (spicy beetroot, leek and walnut salad), pulses and grains (saffron rice with barberries and pistachios), to cakes and desserts (clementine and almond syrup cake), there is something new for everyone to discover.
Forfattere: Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
Publisert år: 2012
Sider nr: 318
KINAS HISTORIEOrdinær pris 399,00 kr
Det er mange grunner til å interessere seg for Kina: Landet er på størrelse med Europa, har 1,3 milliarder innbyggere og har de siste tiårene hatt den raskest voksende økonomien i verden. Kina blir kalt for «verdens fabrikk» fordi landets industri produserer en høy andel av de forbruksvarene du finner på verdens kjøpesentra. I denne boken får du en oversikt over landets 3000 år gamle historie. Boken passer for alle som ønsker en oppdatert og kortfattet oversikt over Kinas historie - det være seg studenter, nordmenn som arbeider i Kina - eller alle som er interessert i å forstå den verden vi lever i.
Forfattere: Perry Johansson Vig
Publisert måned: Sep
Publisert år: 2015
Sider nr: 150
My Hokkaido : The Ultimate Guide to Japan's Great Northern IslandsOrdinær pris 279,00 kr
Seeds of TerrorOrdinær pris 149,00 kr
Seeds of Terror will reshape the way you think about the West's enemies, revealing them less as ideologues and more as criminals who earn billions of pounds every year off the opium trade. With the breakneck pace of a thriller, author Gretchen Peters traces their illicit activities from the vast poppy fields of southern Afghanistan to heroin labs run by Taliban commanders, from drug convoys armed with Stinger missiles to the money launderers of Karachi and Dubai. Based on hundreds of interviews with Taliban fighters, smugglers, and law enforcement and intelligence agents, Peters makes the case that we must cut terrorists off from their drug earnings if we ever hope to beat them.
Forfattere: Gretchen Peters
Publisert måned: Des
Publisert år: 2011
Sider nr: 300
Shikoku Pilgrimage: Japan's Sacred TrailOrdinær pris 499,00 kr
The Shikoku Pilgrimage on the island of the same name is one of the few circular pilgrimages in the world. At 1,200 kilometres in length, the trail includes 88 temples and passes through diverse countryside such as idyllic bamboo groves, deserted beaches and ordinary Japanese neighbourhoods. There is a long tradition of pilgrimage in Japan, dating back at least to the time of the renowned monk, poet and philosopher Kobo Daishi (774-825) who is particularly associated with this trail.
The pilgrimage is undertaken for many reasons - to have a time of reflection away from everyday life, as a spiritual journey or as a healing period after a traumatic life experience. Along the way, pilgrims will encounter ordinary Japanese people and learn to understand the custom of o-settai, or charitable giving.
Simple Spice VegetarianOrdinær pris 299,00 kr
Cyrus has distilled years of experience in the kitchen and at the table to guide even the most spice shy.' - Independent Make delicious vegetarian and vegan Indian dishes from a range of just 10 spices. Indian food offers a huge choice of naturally vegetarian and vegan dishes. In this new collection, Cyrus Todiwala serves up easy, full-flavoured recipes for everything from breakfast and brunch to simple suppers, from warming soups to veg-packed curries and daals.
With a spice box of just 10 favourites, you can whip up simple home-cooked dishes such as Spiced Aubergine and Tomato Frittata, Sweetcorn, Celery and Coconut Chowder with Almonds and Baked Tandoori-style Cauliflower with Couscous and Spinach & Garlic in no time at all.
TLV - TEL AVIVOrdinær pris 449,00 kr
TOKYO LOCALOrdinær pris 329,00 kr