Laid back living by the water, this book from Nina Freudenberger is the encapsulation of our California lifestyle. Featuring the bungalows, trailers and beach homes where surfers retreat after a day on the waves.
The Bucket List
With 1,000 adventures for all ages, it’s never too soon or too late to begin the things you’ve only dreamed of doing.
We all have things we’d like to do—one day—but work, family, school, money, and responsibilities get in the way. This invaluable guide to fun, fantastic, and life-affirming activities features an eclectic range of ideas such as self-improvement, sports-related endeavors, natural wonders, cultural experiences, culinary delights, and more. From glassblowing in the Czech Republic to swimming with dolphins in New Zealand, The Bucket List is the perfect gift for the passionate traveler—an around-the-world, continent-by-continent listing of beaches, museums, monuments, islands, inns, restaurants, mountains, and more.
Skate Like A Girl
In ever-increasing numbers, girls and women are gathering at skate parks and competing in skateboarding events on nearly every continent. In stunning photographs of remarkable female skaters in action, this book celebrates the incredible range of styles, ethnicities, and ages that make up a rapidly growing community. Skate Like a Girl features professional skaters, pioneers and newcomers, skate photographers and filmmakers, downhill skateboarders, longboarders, and gold medalists. You’ll meet skaters who are moms, models, artists, and engineers. What they all have in common is that skating is their way of life. Hailing from all over the world, each woman is profiled in her own words of wisdom about going after her dreams, falling hard, and getting right back up. Filled with empowering images and inspiring words, this book will encourage girls and women of every age to get on a board and shred!
Over its six decades in print (1960-2020) the legendary Surfer magazine was considered to be the bible of surfing and surf culture. This carefully curated anthology, showcasing the best covers and interior pages serves as a quintessential reference guide to the history of surfing, surf style and design.
Founded in 1960 by surfer, artist, and filmmaker John Severson, Surfer was the longest continuously published surf magazine, referred to as “the bible of the sport.” Surfer was firmly established as the sport’s leading voice, serving as a template for a small but growing number of surf magazines around the world. Featuring a mix of travel articles, contest reporting, surf spot profiles, big wave pictorials, and surfer interviews, Surfer worked with the world’s best photographers, writers, and graphic designers. This voluminous anthology features the most time-less, inspirational, and historically significant covers and interior pages from the magazine’s extensive archive and depicts the chronological progression of the sport, the gear, the style, and the world’s top surfers throughout the decades, from Mickey Dora to Kelly Slater and Laird Hamilton.
This is the perfect book for those who surf or spend time in the ocean and for anyone interested in a historical reference guide to modern day surfing and its highly influential style and subculture.
Enjoy the journey, slowly! This breathtaking travel book celebrates taking the scenic route. Explore 200 inspirational journeys across the globe with this stunning visual guide.
There is no better way to see the world than to move through it, taking your time. These once-in-a-lifetime journeys will stay with you forever.
Get inspired by whatever mode of transport you love most - on foot, by bike, by car, on the water, or by rail! In our fast-paced, modern world,Unforgettable Journeys will allow you to take a back seat and enjoy the ebb and flow of travel thoughtfully.
We've picked the world's best adventures, from famous experiences like riding the Orient Express to driving Route 66 and walking the Camino de Santiago. If that's not your thing, we also travel off-the-beaten-path by cycling around Botswana, kayaking through Finnish Lakeland, and scaling the cirques of La Réunion on foot.
This stunning, hardcover book is packed with gorgeous full-color photos and fascinating overviews of each carefully chosen destination, making it the perfect gift for dreamers and travelers alike.
Wish I Was Here
A collection of the world's most extraordinary places on and beyond the seashore. More than 200 pages of fantastic beaches, spectacular underwater images, and interviews with photographers.
Manna from heaven for every adventurous world traveler who loves the sea.
A dream list of the most celebrated climbing destinations in North America, each explored in depth.
Climbing Rock features some of the most classic and cutting-edge climbing areas across the magnificent and the most diverse landscapes of North America. The author recommends twenty-two of the best climbing areas to be found, spanning the year's seasons: ranging from Rifle, CO, in spring, to Canada's Bugaboos in the summer, to New York's Shawangunks in the fall, to Mexico's Potrero Chico in winter. These legendary locations cover the full spectrum of climbing experiences, including masterful big-wall free-climbing on Yosemite's El Capitan; desert trad climbing at Red Rock, NV, and Indian Creek, UT; classic sport climbing in Rumney, NH, and Red River Gorge, KY; oceanside cragging in California; and bouldering in Bishop, CA, and Chattanooga, TN. François Lebeau's artful photographs uniquely capture both the stark beauty of the rock walls and the adventurous spirit of those who journey upward.
Climbing Rock is the perfect book for anyone interested in climbing, from athletes of all abilities to readers who appreciate breathtaking photography of improbable physical feats across stunning North American landscapes.
F*ck That: An Honest Meditation
Like a yoga class you can hold in your hand, a beautiful, full-color guide to letting sh*t go.
Our world is filled with annoyances, and sometimes you need a little dose of humor to cope with the news cycle, your irritating co-worker, or that telemarketer who won’t stop calling. This refreshingly honest self-help book will guide you through a meditation to “breathe in strength, and breathe out bullsh*t.” An excellent gift for yourself or others, F*ck That is the very embodiment of modern-day self-care. May it help you find peace with the challenges that surround you…because they are f*cking everywhere.
Based on the viral video that had everyone from yogis to workaholics raving, F*ck That is the completely truthful and oddly tranquil guide to relieving stress and achieving inner peace.
The Hill We Climb
Amanda Gorman’s powerful and historic poem “The Hill We Climb,” read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, is now available as a collectible gift edition.
“Stunning.” —CNN “Dynamic.” —NPR “Deeply rousing and uplifting.” —Vogue
On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Taking the stage after the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, Gorman captivated the nation and brought hope to viewers around the globe. Her poem “The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country” can now be cherished in this special gift edition. Including an enduring foreword by Oprah Winfrey, this keepsake celebrates the promise of America and affirms the power of poetry.
Travel Home: Design with a Global Spirit
Travel through 20 sophisticated homes of designers deeply influenced by their international adventures abroad
A road map for bringing far-flung design ideas back home, Travel Home shows us how to curate interiors that reflect our favorite places and experiences in ways that are beautiful and authentic. Touring the homes of leaders in global design who share a deep affection for travel, the book explores interiors with influences as widespread as Marrakesh, Paris, Cuba, Tokyo, Portugal, and beyond.
Vivid photography is supplemented with insightful essays, interviews, and hardworking tips for cultivating your own global home. For globetrotters and armchair travelers alike, Travel Home showcases the interplay between travel and design, revealing how we can take inspiration from the beauty we experience in the world and bring it into our everyday lives.
The Road Trip Book: 1001 Drives Of A Lifetime
The world’s superlative road trips—scenic, thrilling, and memorable—in both natural and urban settings.
For anyone who has fallen under its spell, a car represents freedom and adventure. For decades, the American tradition of the road trip has been bound up with the idea of new possibilities and new horizons. This book is an indispensable guide to the most beautiful, breathtaking, extraordinary, and fun road trips the world has to offer.
Complete with road trips varying in length and level of challenge, from an epic transglobal route inspired by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s Long Way Round documentary series to a two-mile blast around Monaco’s F1 street circuit, there is something for any adventurer. Each entry provides information about distance, start and finish points, road surfaces, must-see stop-offs, detours, and other details to plan an unforgettable trip.
Entries are organized into three categories: Scenic, Adventure, and Culture. One can marvel at the views from Cape Town’s scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive or central California’s Pacific Coast Highway, but the thrill seeker might opt for the hair-raising ride through Montenegro’s coastal mountains to reach the medieval walled town of Sveti Stefan on the Adriatic. The culture category features routes inspired by film, literature, and history: re-create Thelma and Louise’s heart-pounding joyride (minus the final leap), savor Japan’s “Romance Road” through unspoiled small towns, or follow Jack Kerouac’s path from On the Road.
Wine Lover's Bucket List
An inspirational guide designed with the globe-trotting wine lover in mind--vineyards to visit, seasons to go, vintages and organics to drink, and how to get the most out of each wine region.
The adventures featured in this atmospherically illustrated book will fuel the wine lover's imagination with an almost endless array of vineyard visits, must-see sights, and must-do events--harvest festivals, vineyard picnics, wine-region weekends, tasting tours, wine-focused restaurants.
Designed to highlight the world's most rewarding wine destinations, this guide spans the spectrum from traditional (a wine luncheon in Bordeaux or touring Portugal's port lodges) to fun and quirky. Some ideas are active--a cycling tour of the Champagne region or grape stomping in the Italian countryside--while others are more urban, such as a tour of Vienna's summer wine gardens or Rome's iconic enotecas. Sidebar panels throughout detail what makes each region special and include lists of the top five local wines to seek out.
There is something here for all palates and all levels of expertise--from regular contributors to #WineWednesdays to the budding oenophile just starting out.
For the nature and adventure enthusiast: Roaming America is a visually stunning, ultimately practical guide to visiting the US National Parks. Combining breathtaking imagery, useful planning information for each national park, suggested itineraries, best-of recommendations, and more… Roaming America will give you all the inspiration you could need to plan your next national park road trip!
Coverage of all 59 US national parks, written from the firsthand perspective of the Hahnels, who have personally visited each park on one EPIC road trip
Suggested road trip itineraries and a map featuring all of the national parks (plus a route you can take to travel to all of them in one go!)
Round-up lists including the top national parks for scenery, where to avoid crowds, and which of the national parks are the most underrated.
Best-of recommendations featuring the most stunning national park hikes, backpacking trips, campgrounds, and lodges.
Facts and tips for each national park, including when to visit, where to stay, hiking recommendations, places to take the best photographs, and more.
Practical planning advice such as road trip packing essentials, van life tips, and how to capture beautiful images of the national parks.
Breathtaking full-color photographs showcasing the beauty of America’s national parks
Made For Living
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The trendsetting designer known for her effortless style shares the secrets of the art of layering, with more than 250 gorgeous photographs of her signature interiors.
“Livability is my true north. The materials I use time and again all change with age and wear. Not only is that okay, it’s how you achieve more than a re-creation of what you’ve already seen, or what somebody else has done. You can do this, too—I promise.”—from the introduction
Designing a room with all the vibes comes down to how you layer your décor. The more you can mix the elements of your room—your pillows, objects, patterns, and lighting—the more finished it’ll feel: not too new, not too old, but just right.
Known for her eclectic approach that stems from her California cool, Amber Lewis trains your eye in Made for Living, offering friendly advice on everything from nailing that perfect shade of paint to mismatching patterns with wild abandon to choosing a stone finish for new countertops. These pages will help you design a home that's made to be lived in.
Down To Earth
An elevated yet accessible follow-up to Lauren Liess’s Habitat, showcasing her signature easy-living lifestyle
Down to Earth picks up right where Lauren Liess’s critically acclaimed Habitat left off. While Habitat walked readers through the decorating process step-by-step, Liess’s latest title takes a step beyond the basics and invites readers to incorporate the main components of her familiar design aesthetic: nature, easy living, and approachability. With evocative photos and substantive design advice, Down to Earth focuses on creating a lifestyle that inspires creativity and functionality.
Throughout the book, Liess shows readers how to incorporate six guiding principles in six unique homes: a new farmhouse, a classic American historical home, a lakeside contemporary house, a modern villa, a turn- of-the-century American Foursquare, and a cedar and glass house on a bluff. While each home has a different architectural style, fingerprints of Liess’s down-to-earth style are evident throughout.
Feels Like Home: Relaxed Interiors for a Meaningful Life
The third design book from the TV and social media star and author of Habitat and Down to Earth, Feels Like Home explores the emotional connection that a home can have to a person’s life
A house is a feeling. That is the conceit behind designer Lauren Liess’s third book, which explores the emotional connection between the way we decorate our homes and our daily lives. She advises readers to think beyond just the objects in their homes and explore how design informs an intentional, happy, and authentic life.
The book includes practical design information, with never-before-seen case studies on a variety of homes including a farmhouse, a home in the woods, a Spanish colonial, and other more traditional homes. Each case study explores a hardworking design aspect (such as proportion, scale, and color), while also focusing on the emotional aspect of the home. The chapters are inspired by the following themes: comfort, calm, excitement, belonging, carefree, love, and contentment.
Complex Presents: Sneaker of the Year
In 1985, Nike released Michael Jordan’s first sneaker, the Air Jordan 1, and sneaker culture was born. With vibrant photographs and illustrations throughout, as well as input from some of the sneaker world’s most important voices, this compilation is a must-have for hypebeasts and sneakerheads everywhere.
Now, thousands of people wait in line at Supreme, and companies throw millions of dollars at LeBron James to keep him in their marketing plans. The trend that saw steady growth for decades with the emergence of sports, hip-hop, and sportswear advertising has exploded into a phenomenon. And no one has watched that phenomenon more closely than Complex. Highlights include:
Converse Weapon (1986)
Vans Half Cab (1992)
Reebok Instapump Fury (1994)
Nike Zoom LeBron 3 (2005)
Supra Skytop (2007)
Balenciaga Arena (2013)
Nike React Element 87 (2018)
Sneaker of the Year explores the past 35 years of sneaker culture with the expertise, authority, and passion that only Complex can offer.
Fashion designer Marc Ecko says in his foreword, “The players who attached their names to iconic sneakers became icons themselves, figures whose personalities could shape multinational companies from the boardroom down. Jordan—and Charles Barkley, and Allen Iverson, and dozens more—rose to the level that had once been off limits to athletes. . . . What began with Jordan wearing a pair of sneakers culminated in a moment of economic and social justice. It’s a power shift we have never seen again in any industry—and something we may not witness again”
Whether you owned them back in the day or collect them now, this is a full-color trip down memory lane for sneakerheads.
Sneakers x Culture: Collab
A celebration of the great sneaker collaborations that have reimagined the shoe, elevating this most practical of footwear into the realm of wearable art.
The ubiquitous sneaker is the canvas upon which so many defiers of convention--artists, musicians, athletes, and celebrities--have sought to make their mark and through the sneaker contribute to a unique identity and attitude among sneakerheads everywhere. Collected here are the best sneaker collaborations with the biggest makers--Adidas, Converse, Nike, Puma, Reebok--featuring nearly one hundred famous, infamous, and lesser-known partnerships.
Museum-quality studio photographs of each sneaker are accompanied by visuals collected from the archives of sneaker makers, as well as ephemera such as design sketches and drawings illustrating the creative process. Author Elizabeth Semmelhack has conducted interviews with many collaborators, including an extensive Q&A with Chris Hill, design manager of Reebok, who has worked with Pyer Moss, Cam'ron, and many others.
In her introduction, Semmelhack explores the history of collaborations, starting at the beginning with Jack Purcell, whose sneakers remain virtually unchanged today. More than eighty sneaker collaborations are featured, including Virgil Abloh (ten styles!), KAWS, Pharrell Williams, Bobbito Garcia, Damien Hirst, Jeremy Scott, Eminem, Supreme, Chanel, Missoni, Rihanna, Missy Elliott, Dr. Woo, and Fear of God.
The Flow: A Journey To The Spirit Of Surfing
“Flow describes the feeling of a blissful mental state of complete absorption in an activity that happens as if by itself.” Join us on an adventurous road trip to the best surf spots in Europe along the Atlantic coast, which is also a trip in search of the soul of surfing in which you will meet and get to know unique and exceptional people from all over the world. With this illustrated book of authentic portrait photographs and very personal, sometimes touching, sometimes crazy stories, the artist couple shows a variety of motivations and lifestyles, far away from palm trees, beach bars and other clichés. As different as their protagonists and their stories are, they all have one thing in common: the desire and longing for the sea, the wind, and the waves – in search of adrenalin and freedom. The book is an inspiring and emotional journey for the search of one’s own “flow”.