The Amalfi Coast is the pinnacle of the Italian dream. Tucked amongst the lemon blossoms and the bougainvillea is a line of thirteen towns that comprise the Amalfi Coast. Known for its vertical landscape, the villages are only accessible via the Strada Statale 163 — a narrow, winding, cliffside route that while unsettling to traverse, offers unparalleled views. This magical strip joins the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea below and aesthetes from around the world flock here year after year to enjoy its quaint pebbled beaches, scenic hikes, perfect climate and legendary establishments, which are not limited to storied hotels and restaurants. Landmarks from the Cathedral in Amalfi to Villa Rufolo in Ravello, all evoke the culture and the spirit of bygone centuries, and landmarks enjoyed by the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy, John Steinbeck, and Gore Vidal abound. With its signature limoncello, both grown and enjoyed locally, finest villas and breathtaking vistas, the Amalfi Coast is in a class of its own.
296 Pages over 200 illustrations Released in April 2020 Hardcover 9.8 x 13 x 1.5 in
The legend of St. Tropez starts with a dog, a rooster, and a martyr; and it leads to movie stars, world-renowned artists and distinguished writers. Located on the sparkling French Riviera, St. Tropez has enjoyed the spotlight for more than half a century, for better or worse, with celebrities flocking to this idyllic locale for its beaches and a dose of Mediterranean sun. A picturesque oasis, St. Tropez has served as inspiration for a who’s who of notable writers from Françoise Sagan to Colette; as well as renowned artists Paul Signac and Henri Matisse; and even filmmakers. However, St. Tropez would not be the same without then belle du jour Brigitte Bardot, her films and lovers and many other famous couples including Annabel and Bernard Buffet and Bianca and Mick Jagger.
St. Tropez Soleil guides the reader through its storied past and ever-evolving present. Featuring annual mainstays such as Les Bravades and the Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez as well as exclusive events like a Chanel fashion show at the quintessentially Tropezian Sénéquier café and the White Party at Nikki Beach begun by Naomi Campbell. But despite all that changes, the spirit of St. Tropez remains the same and this volume is an ode to the unique joie de vivre that keeps everyone coming back.
300 Pages over 200 illustrations Released in March 2020 Cloth Hardcover 10 x 13 x 1.4 in
Considered by many as the country’s most dynamic, fastest growing and sexiest city, Miami is more popular than ever before. Yet, it is a city that doesn’t merely change but evolves, never rewriting the past, just adding to its illustrious heritage. And this is the real beauty of Miami. The chic Surf Club and the vibrant Faena Hotel did not replace the emblematic Raleigh of the 1940s nor the Ritz Carlton of the 50s, rather they complement them. Classics like Joe’s Stone Crab continue to serve their signature fare to sell-out crowds each night, as new establishments attract with name chefs. The iconic art deco architecture remains on full display as the modern Herzog & de Meuron-designed Perez Art Museum stands in stark contrast. Replete with arts and culture year round from the international art at The Bass to the street art of Wynwood Walls, each December, the city is taken over by the global cultural elite for Art Basel Miami Beach, a fair that attracts over 80,000 visitors who turn out for the momentous art, such as Maurizio Cattelan’s show stopping “Comedian”, and the exuberant festivities hosted each evening.
Well-known for its nightlife, pleasure is a focal point of Miami life at all times. Yachts and recreational boats line its marinas, lively beaches offer front row seats to a parade of bronzed revelers, and bladers and bikers coast along its beach front promenades. Miami has become the hub for everything chic, fiery and colorful. Miami Beach takes the readers on a tour of this bold and wonderous metropolis.
304 Pages over 200 illustrations Released in October 2020 Linen Hardcover 9.8 x 13.1 x 1.5 in
It has been said that Marrakech awakens all of the senses. Whether it is seeing the intricate zellige tilework; smelling the various spices sold at the souks; hearing the call to prayer emanate from the nearby mosques; touching the supple leather used to make a pair of babouches (leather sandals); tasting a flavorful tagine, Marrakech never fails to excite. Located just west of the Atlas Mountains, the city has been inhabited by Berber farmers for centuries. It has been dubbed the “Ochre City” because of the proliferation of red sandstone buildings and the red city walls, which now enclose the Medina, home to Jemaa el-Fnaa, one of the busiest squares in Africa.
Marrakech overflows with culture and has been inspiring visitors for decades. From Yves Saint Laurent to Talitha Getty, Winston Churchill to Mick Jagger, Marrakech has attracted great icons inspired by its eternal spirit as well as its sweet, beautiful life. Yves Saint Laurent’s intimate relationship to this city lead to the opening of a museum dedicated to his legendary work. The annual Marrakech International Film Festival draws a prominent crowd. Museums abound, exhibiting Moroccan arts, photography, carpets, and the Andalusian design aesthetic that permeates the city’s architecture. La Mamounia hotel, opened in 1923, offers a storied history, which includes hosting guests such as Winston Churchill. Vanessa Branson’s El Fenn is a collection of traditional riads that form a stunning boutique hotel. There are countless ways to be immersed in the culture of Marrakech, but perhaps the best place to start is with a simple glass of mint tea.
304 Pages over 200 illustrations Released in October 2020 Linen Hardcover 10 x 13 x 1.4 in
Wes Anderson’s beloved films announce themselves through a singular aesthetic – one that seems too vivid, unique, and meticulously constructed to possibly be real. Not so – in Accidentally Wes Anderson, Wally Koval collects the world’s most Anderson-like sites in all their faded grandeur and pop-pastel colours, telling the story behind each stranger than-fiction-location.
Based on the viral online phenomenon and community of the same name, Accidentally Wes Anderson celebrates the unique aesthetic that millions of Anderson fans love – capturing the symmetrical, the atypical, the unexpected, the vibrantly patterned, and distinctively coloured in arresting photographs from around the world.
Authorised by Wes Anderson himself, and appealing to the millions who love his films, this book is also for fans of Cabin Porn and Van Life – and avid travellers and aspiring adventurers of all kinds.
Publication Date: 29th October 2020 Publisher: Orion Trapeze
A dawn-to-dusk instruction manual for living effortlessly and elegantly in the modern world
The MR PORTER Guide To A Better Day covers all aspects of a man’s daily life, from morning rituals, to flawless grooming to handy tips for taking the work out of your working and social life.
Compiled by MR PORTER’s Editors and featuring wisdom from Messrs Tom Ford, Laird Hamilton and more, this book is packed with expert advice, helpful illustrations and full-colour photography that explores the habits and routines of the world’s most stylish men. Of course, it’s also got the wardrobe side of things covered: between each chapter, a dedicated section on ‘How To Dress’ offers a deep dive into the ins and outs of contemporary menswear, offering rules and guidelines on what to wear and how to wear it, whether you’re heading out for a fancy dinner, or spending a weekend recovering from just such a thing. Drawing on MR PORTER’s unparalleled experience of dressing discerning gentlemen across the globe, it is the definitive volume that every man of taste should have on his bookshelf this season.
Format: Paperback Size: 24.0 x 17.0 cm Extent: 340 pp Illustrations: 225 Publication date: 8 June 2020
Escape and unwind with this breathtaking collection of contemporary homes - each designed with relaxation in mind
Packed with the spirit of sanctuary, Living on Vacation is an inspiring showcase of spaces used exclusively for retreat and rejuvenation; from sun-drenched private islands and peaceful lakeside cottages to intimate mountain hideaways and secluded desert villas. This volume goes further than any other in search of the world's most desirable havens, featuring fabulous, architect-designed homes from across the globe, each illustrated inside and out with carefully curated photography emphasizing each home's stunning location.
Format: Hardback Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in) Pages: 280 pp Illustrations: 250 illustrations ISBN: 9781838660406
Japan may be one of the world’s biggest economies, a global leader in everything from architecture to food and a country whose brands have flourished around the world, but it remains a bit of a mystery. Somehow it is simultaneously familiar and hard to fathom – or it has been, until now. This book is the culmination of years of reporting across the country by Monocle and it delivers a unique insight into the people, places and products that define Japan. Whether you’re planning a visit or simply curious, The Monocle Book of Japan will unpack the nation for you. We’ll take you from snowy Hokkaido in the north to the tropical southern islands of Okinawa and, along the way, deep-dive into the worlds of culture, design, retail and more. It’s Japan revealed as never before.
Features: 306 pages, hardcover with gold foil Published by: Monocle Printed in: Germany Book Dimensions: 30cm x 22.5cm x 2.5cm (11.8in x 8.8in x 1in)
Beat Schlatter, einer der bekanntesten Schweizer Komiker und Schauspieler, hat eine Sammelleidenschaft: Postkarten! Seit Jahrzehnten sammelt er Ansichtskarten. Der Grossteil der bunten Karten stammt aus der Hochblüte der europäischen Ferienzeit zwischen den 1960er- und 1980er-Jahren. Für Postcards hat Beat Schlatter mehr als vierhundert Ansichtskarten aus seiner umfangreichen Sammlung ausgesucht und in zwölf Bildkapiteln geordnet, z.B. Strandpromenaden, Hotelanlagen, Gärten und Brunnen, Stadtansichten bei Nacht, Alpenstrassen oder verschneite Winterlandschaften. Mit der Fotopostkarte kommt Ferienstimmung auf, sie speichert Erinnerungen, stimuliert Fernweh und stillt vorübergehend die Sehnsucht der Daheimgebliebenen. Ein Buch zum Staunen, Schmunzeln und sich Erinnern.
Über den Autor: Beat Schlatter (* 1961 in Zürich) ist einer der bekanntesten Schweizer Komiker, Schauspieler und Drehbuchautoren. Er selbst schreibt fleissig Postkarten und hat in über dreissig Jahren eine umfangreiche Sammlung angelegt.
März 2020, 256 Seiten, 448 farbige Abbildungen, gebunden, 17,5 x 24,5 cm, Deutsch/Englisch
Immer den Büchern nach – eine Auswahl der schönsten und innovativsten Buchläden der Welt.
Buchhandlungen sind nicht allein Orte, an denen Bücher verkauft werden. Sie sind Orte des Miteinanders in einer Nachbarschaft und oft der erste Anlaufpunkt für Reisende, die eine Stadt erkunden wollen. Buchläden laden zum Verweilen ein, zu Lesungen, Konzerten und Partys; immer mit dem Ziel, wissensdurstige und neugierige Menschen zusammenzubringen und Fremde zu Freunden zu machen.
Die Läden selbst sind so unterschiedlich wie ihre Besitzer. Es gibt kleine Buchhandlungen, in denen Bücher bis unter die Decke gestapelt sind, minimalistische Konzeptstores und wahre Buchtempel; sie befinden sich in Wohnungen, auf Booten oder in gotischen Kirchen. Do you read me? versammelt Buchläden aus aller Welt und stellt einige der Menschen vor, die sie zu einzigartigen Orten machen.
Getaway is a photobook that plays out in a parallel universe a little closer to the sun. The Canary Islands – almost exclusively a holiday destination for more than 3 million western tourists a year – is the backdrop of this performance. Five Danish photographers have been on a photographic expedition to this lost and blazing world and the book is a collection of images they brought back with them.
Getaway is about a place where we enjoy, dream, escape, recover and confront the absence of everyday life. That temporary reality we call vacation.
Bio: Ulrik Jantzen, Kasper Witte Larsen, Emil Jakobsen, Simon Caspersen and Kasper Kristoffersen work together in the photo collective Büro Jantzen. The collective was founded by Ulrik Jantzen, who graduated from the School of Journalism in Denmark, and who, over the past 15 years, has made his mark on the photographic scene in Denmark. Büro Jantzen has exhibited at multible galleries and museums in Denmark and abroad, won several photographic awards and published a number of photobooks.
Trotz kleinem Budget stilvoll reisen und übernachten? Der prämierte Reiseblogger Kash Bhattacharya zeigt, wie es geht. In The Grand Hostels versammelt er die schönsten und originellsten Hostels weltweit, in denen man für wenig Geld großartig übernachten kann.
Auf seinen Reisen rund um die Welt hat der BudgetTraveller Kash die originellsten Hostels entdeckt und festgestellt, dass die neue Generation der Hostels locker mit den teuren Hotels mithalten kann. Großzügige Zimmer, eigene Restaurants mit anspruchsvoller Küche, kostenlose Yogakurse, stilvolle Bars und Dachterrassen mit Pool und atemberaubendem Ausblick sind keine Seltenheit. Ob für Outdoor-Fans, Familien oder für Alleinreisende, die mit Gleichgesinnten die Stadt erkunden wollen – die hier versammelten Designhostels bieten für jeden Geschmack das Richtige. Neben praktischen Informationen zu den Hostels verrät Kash, wo man in Städten wie Lissabon, Amsterdam, Reykjavik, Kapstadt oder Bangkok am schönsten flanieren, essen, entspannen und ausgehen kann.
Hostels are more fun! Would you like to explore cities with like-minded people when you travel? Live the local life, and take part in communal activities? A new wave of hostels is emerging that offer just that, with an extra shot of service and comfort.From outdoor swimming pools to rooftop dinners, co-working spaces to Spanish cooking lessons, the services and facilities on offer are outstanding. And all can be enjoyed from the convenience of a private room.
The Grand Hostels will provide you with insights beyond just price and location. The hostels featured are perfect for foodies, outdoors-types, and digital nomads alike, as well as for short city breaks.
Editors: gestalten & Kash Bhattacharya Release date: August 2018 Format: 17 × 22,5 cm Features: Flexcover, vollfarbig, fadengebunden, 320 Seiten
Sprache: Deutsch oder Englisch
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