Originally published in 1970 This is Australia is a very retro look at Australia. The book walks you through each of the capital cities looking at the icons that have come to represent Australia, both natural and constructed. It's fun to see what Australia looked like 'all those years ago' and how Australia was 'seen'. Many things have changed since this book was first published but it's a charming retrospective and kids will be fascinated pouring over the detailed illustrations and facts about Australia.
Like the other Sasek classics, these are facsimile editions of his original books. The brilliant, vibrant illustrations have been meticulously preserved, remaining true to his vision more than forty years later and, where applicable, facts have been updated for the twenty-first century, appearing on a "This is . . . Today" page at the back of each book. The stylish, charming illustrations, coupled with Sasek’s witty, playful narrative, make these books a perfect souvenir that will delight both children and their parents, many of whom will remember them from their own childhood. In This is Australia, first published in 1970, Sasek swings down under, winging his readers into Sydney, with its famous bridge and space-age Opera House; bustling, modern Melbourne; colonial Adelaide; semitropical Brisbane; the garden city of Canberra; mineral-rich Perth; and Alice Springs, Australia’s most famous outback town.
..".his [Sasek] edition is just as stunning and plentiful as his previous books--stacked with fabulous observances on the life and scenes of [our] beautiful country. A must-have for Aussies and everyone else, too." Kids-Bookreview.com
"This is an outstanding book, full of facts and well illustrated. Younger children will be interested in the birds and animals. Others - including adults - may be interested in history, cities, and buildings." Douglas McWilliams, San Francisco Book Review
Anyone who talks trash on The Beatles is just looking for a fight. It’s as simple as that. There’s a reason they’re empirically and spiritually the most successful band of all time: they did it all, and in a shockingly short timeframe. The Beatles A to Z explores the kaleidoscopic world of the biggest band ever, through a funky alphabetized factoid format. We follow the four boys’ early days playing all-nighters in Hamburg and Liverpool, through their mop-top era and the height of the British Invasion, to experimentation (musical and otherwise) in India. The Beatles remain unrivalled in their effect on music and pop culture. This book revels in their cultural impact, and peeks into the lives of John, Paul, George and Ringo, the iconic albums, the hit singles and the epidemic of Beatlemania. This book looks at the life, art, collaborations, films and friendships and fun surrounding the greatest band of all time – all in a brilliantly illustrated A to Z format.
Publisher: Smith Street Books
Dimensions: 24 and 20 cm
Publish Date: 01/05/2019
Page Count: 56
Australia's most fabulous renovators reveal their secrets! The Three Birds are best friends and busy mums who ditched their corporate careers to renovate houses, now with massive Instagram and YouTube followings for their design and reno techniques.
When best friends Erin, Bonnie and Lana ditched their corporate careers to start Three Birds Renovations, they were rookie renovators with big ideas. Today - with many incredible house transformations under their tool belt - they're a power trio turning neighbourhood ugly ducklings into swans.
If you lust over images of beautiful homes but feel stuck when it comes to your own space, these 'birds' have your back. The book is packed with gorgeous details from their projects, friendly words of encouragement and more than 400 reno tips to help you avoid budget blow-outs, manage trades and timelines, and style without stress. Whether you're starting small or going all-in with a whole-home reno, this is destined to become one of the most useful books you own.
Turn your reno dreams into reality!
Brought to you by the award-winning chefs behind the Honey & Co. empire, Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich present simple and delicious Middle Eastern dishes that are easy to make and a pleasure to serve.
From bread to bakes, salads to sweets, there is something for everyone in this celebration of Middle Eastern cooking. Wholesome, fresh and seasonal ingredients are organised into chapters For Us Two, For Friends, For the Weekend, For a Crowd and The Kitchen. Enjoy authentic recipes like Jerusalem sesame bread filled with harissa and lemon chicken, tuck into a crisp salad with saffron-poached pears with walnut tahini, or delight in a fish pastilla or a rabbit stifado, among many more.
The mouth-watering recipes featured in this book are quick and simple to make. Whip them up for lunch or a weekend meal without forward planning, special ingredients or fancy equipment - these will quickly become staple recipes that you, friends and family will revisit again and again.
Packed full of stylish and stunning photography, At Home takes Sarit and Itamar out of the restaurant kitchen and into their home, and is filled with the stories in food that mean the most to them. The recipes and surrounding text is written from the heart with affection for the food they love.
This brilliantly illustrated book takes young readers to the planet's wild regions, including forests, jungles, tundras, and deserts to discover the animals that call it home.
This captivating book brings the natural world into sharp focus. Beautifully colored and intricately detailed illustrations depict places as exotic and wide-ranging as Senegal's Niokolo-Koba National Park, Russia's Sikhote-Alin mountain range, the Sinharaja Forest Reserve in Sri Lanka, Daintree National Park in Australia, the Mexican desert, and China's bamboo forests. The animals that live in these remote places, cleverly hidden in the trees, plants, and flowers, create a marvelous challenge for young readers to find and identify. Each spread contains more than twenty different species including birds, snakes, frogs, iguanas, leopards, tigers, gorillas, pandas, and wolves. The back of the book is filled with additional information about the animals and their habitats. Young readers will find much to discover, explore, and learn in this absorbing celebration of our planet and the amazing creatures we share it with.
That sun-drenched, peaceful feeling of a perfect vacation shouldn't have to go away when you get back home. Taking inspiration from road-trips, beach houses, boutique hotels and summer holidays spent playing under a sprinkler, Mr Jason Grant shows you how to style your spaces in your home to recreate that holiday vibe. With tips for making your yard feel like your own private resort, choosing your perfect holiday colour palette, relaxed and stylish entertaining, bringing a little outside in, and upcycling found and second-hand items. Holiday at Home is filled with inspiration, practical information and everything you'll need to transform your living space into your own little patch of paradise.
by Jason Grant
Photography by Lauren Bamford
Tony Owen & Partners believes that there is a place for an architecture that is exciting and unique, but that is based on sound commercial principles and realizes our clients’ needs; an architecture which is driven by contemporary ideas and which is combined with a proactive and inclusive approach to consultation with authorities. Tony Owen Partners believes in a “realizable architecture” that challenges the norm. Tony Owen Partners' focus is on gaining successful approvals on prominent residential and commercial developments. This involves the fusion of commercial interest with stylistic and community issues and through extensive consultation with state and local authorities. The city is a laboratory for living. What makes the Urban Realm so interesting is that it is the intersection between the human, environmental, commercial and cultural needs.
Subscribe to get special offers, free giveaways, and once-in-a-lifetime deals.