Lift yourself into the world of bouldering and teach the body and mind new extremes.
Bouldering goes beyond being just a pastime, it is a sense of community that teaches you to challenge your physical and mental boundaries. Power, discipline, and pure focus that pushes you to new heights - Bouldering is a comprehensive guide that shows the different motifs behind the sport and the inspirational figures of this high-performance lifestyle.
The joy of experimenting teaches perseverance and how to deal with failure, bouldering forces the body to new limits. No ropes or strings attached, this is a climb into a community of people spurred by passion and adventure.
According to ‘natural-born free climber’ Bernd Zangerl “there are many reasons for climbing mountains. There are even more reasons for climbing a boulder.”An activity that was considered only 20 years ago to be mostly a form of training for rock and mountain climbing with ropes has been fascinating a steadily increasing number of enthusiasts, who argue that Bouldering is a more playful form of climbing. While tactical and psychological components play a major role in rope climbing, the central focus of bouldering is finding a solution to the problem of how you move your body. A sport where victories over gravity are measured in millimeters and achieved directly above the ground, with scrunched-up fingertips, nail-biting scrapes, and acrobatic contortions. The concentration on body positions and how you move, without the ‘distractions’ of safety equipment prompted the British climbing legend Ben Moon to speak of bouldering as the “essence of climbing.” Today Bouldering has developed into an extremely athletic and dynamic variant of climbing, and from the turn of the millennium on, the difficulty levels that have been accomplished have seen a further, unprecedented rise.
Bouldering goes beyond being just a pastime, it is a sense of community that teaches you to challenge your physical and mental boundaries. Power, discipline, and pure focus that pushes you to new heights. This book shows the different motifs behind bouldering and the inspirational figures of this high-performance sport. The joy of experimenting teaches perseverance and how to deal with failure, bouldering forces the body to new limits.
“Bouldering is an inspiration for all the senses. When we dive into the microcosm of bouldering, the everyday things of life lose their importance, and a feeling of peace and serenity arises. The joy of simply existing.”Bernd Zangerl
In the past few years, people of all ages have taken up indoor bouldering, and bouldering gyms are springing up in an increasing number of towns and cities. Bouldering has gone from niche sport to a worldwide movement. Outdoor bouldering areas can be found all over the world and you can even go bouldering on buildings – buildering. In short, as a game of gravity, bouldering is part of a trend of creative and individual sports. Apart from climbing shoes, chalk, and a crash pad, it doesn’t require much – all you need is a boulder, a piece of rock, and an idea. From the history of bouldering, to equipment tips and training techniques; inspiring portraits of famous boulderers and overview of geological diverse bouldering areas around the world and bouldering with children – Bernd Zangerl and his fellow authors and boulderers brought together this definitive guide to modern bouldering.
Bernd Zangerl is regarded as one of the best boulderers of all-time. Born in 1978 in Tyrol, he was surrounded by mountains and began bouldering at a young age. After great success in alpine climbing, he later turned to bouldering and found his true passion here.
A debut monograph on the highly sought-after French architecture duo renowned for a signature aesthetic infused with clean lines and raw minimalism.
Founded by French architects Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty in 2000, Studio KO has quickly secured its status in the world of architectural design. A refreshing modernist aesthetic imbued with subtle references to history and culture defines their work. While Marty and Fournier are best known for their minimalist villas set in awe-inspiring landscapes, recent commissions also include restaurants, boutiques, and hotels across New York, Paris, and London. The first monograph dedicated to Studio KO, this beautifully illustrated book spotlights a diverse array of their work, from private residences in breathtaking scenery, ranging from the Moroccan mountains to Provence and Brittany in France, to the highly anticipated Yves Saint Laurent Museum, due to open in Marrakech in 2017. Boasting never-before-seen architectural plans, personal photos, and sumptuous photographs of finished spaces, this book offers a fascinating look at the most in-demand architectural designers of today.
Featuring 30 inspiring people and places around the globe, The Kinfolk Garden offers an easy approach to bringing nature into your life. Following on from The Kinfolk Table, Home and Entrepreneur, the latest book from the team behind Kinfolk magazine focusses on beautiful spaces that bring the outdoors in and the indoors out. Divided into chapters on Care, Creativity and Community, the book explores the garden as a place for work, play, entertaining, and inspiration. Explore lush gardens and plant-filled homes, meet the inspiring people who coax them into bloom and learn from the experts about everything from arranging to eating plants and flowers.
Freedom on four wheels, the travelling trend of the moment!
New hip travel guides for adventurous people who want to experience the world while travelling in a van
Full of useful camping tips, routes and vanlife addresses
Travelling in a van is emerging as a popular way to see the world. Back to nature, away from mass tourism, you can experience a country in a way that’s fresh, unscheduled, and autonomous. This book on getting the most from your trip to van-friendly Norway answers some important questions and contains a wealth of information, including what to take, how to avoid wasting time looking for an ideal spot to spend the night, and where to find the most breath-taking landscapes.
Discover various bicycle tours throughout Europe, North America and Central Asia
With beautiful photographs, personal anecdotes and practical advice to organise your own trip
A visual invitation to discover breath-taking scenery and meet new people
Tristan and Belén share their advice and personal experiences with bike travelling
Includes numerous short stories that appeal to one’s imagination
For the travel and adventure enthusiasts: Bike Life shares the story of Tristan and Belén’s adventures on various bicycle tours throughout Europe, North America and Central Asia. A book full of beautiful photographs and personal anecdotes, advice, and the many things they learned while being on the road. The book breathes adventure, but also bursts with interesting tips on how to plan your own bicycle tour, and provides some recommended routes. The book also provides an answer on the most commonly asked questions and concerns surrounding this exciting way of exploring the world, and gives inspiration to go out and pedal to a new place.
The alluring power of timber transcends time and place. A wooden house can be a grand getaway in the countryside, but it can also be a modernist mansion or a row house in a big city. And increasingly, it can be a skyscraper, too. Humans have been building homes from wood for thousands of years, and today, timber is increasingly becoming a viable alternative to steel and concrete. Amid what some architects are calling the timber revolution, Out of the Woods explores how contemporary architects are working with this fundamental material. Recent advances in engineered timber have provided us with composite wood materials that have comparable strength-to-weight ratios to steel and concrete. The homes in this book celebrate the warm, tactile interiors that can only be achieved through the use of wood, from cheerful plywood-clad apartments to handsome mountain homes. Combining practical information with the voices of architects leading the movement, Out of the Woods explores the ever-enduring appeal of the wooden house.
SHARE – Case Studies by Frama Vol. 02 contains 50 pieces of artwork that explores design from the Frama Studio. Each page presents some of our finest projects and work through a combination of photographs and illustrations. The book includes designs from across the Frama spheres, demonstrating the key concepts and design pieces found within the Frama spaces and around the world, including: Bergamo, Copenhagen, Mexico City, Oslo and The Hamptons in New York.
The book offers a new way of publishing as the perforated pages are of an optimal size to be viewed in the book, but also to tear out, meaning you can choose your favourites and instantly have beautiful pictures ready to frame and hang on a wall.
Each of the projects in the book represents the fundamental journeys that are taken to explore the sensibilities within the theme and universe of spatial design, always following the ethos and dogmas of the Frama Studio.
Apartamento is widely recognized as today’s most influential interiors magazine. International, well-designed, and simply written since 2008, it is an indispensable resource for individuals who are passionate about the way they live. Apartamento breaks the traditional magazine boundaries that separate home design from homeowner, and offers readers a glimpse inside the lived-in, often cluttered homes of celebrities and industry legends such as REM frontman Michael Stipe and indie screen queen Chlo?? Sevigny.
The World of Apartamento is a celebration of the magazine’s 10th anniversary and features the best and most inspirational interiors from the publication’s pages. Like the magazine itself, the book is a carefully developed editorial mix?high-quality writing and beautiful photography?that communicates genuine stories and intimate moments. With more than 300 photographs and an eclectic mix of subjects like Fran?ois Halard, Glenn O’Brien, Florence Welch, Paz de la Huerta, and more, the book is an inspiring look at individual design choices.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Apartamento was founded in 2008 by Nacho Alegre, Omar Sosa, and Marco Velardi, who spend time between New York, Milan, and Berlin.
Twenty years ago, Dean Fidelman asked a rock climber to take off her shoes and boulder nude, and his famous series Stone Nudes was born. The stunning black-and-white images of athletic figures captured in motion on cliffs in breathtaking wild landscapes have made Fidelman famous within the climbing community. Fidelman followed his nomadic muses around North America and the world, framing them in the picturesque landscapes of Yosemite Valley; Joshua Tree; Moab, Utah; Patagonia; Europe; and coastal Thailand. The sensual photographs uniquely capture the stark beauty of athletes on the stone, their muscular bodies camouflaging with the formations of the rocks they are poised on. This book will appeal to those interested in climbing, lovers of nude photography, as well as anyone who appreciates breathtaking images of improbable physical feats across stunning landscapes.
The outdoor market has never been hotter. This easy introduction to outdoor life will ensure that even a novice won’t get lost in the woods while finding an activity he loves to do in the great outdoors – whether it’s hiking a 14er or camping on ice. With 400 strategies for engaging in the outdoors, and expert tips and tricks, The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide makes Mother Nature easier to understand than ever before. Brendan Leonard, writer, filmmaker, and outdoor adventurer, shows the reader how rewarding it can be to live life away from the computer and get outside. From mountain climbing, to skiing, sledding, and sailing, Leonard shows that you don’t need to be a risk taker to enjoy the outdoors. And if the reader does find himself at the point of man vs. nature, Leonard shares survival skills from how to bandage a wound and read a topographical map, to how to drive on sand and remove a tick from your skin. Organised thematically and written in short takeaway entries with line drawings, The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide is a friendly way into the outdoor lifestyle for those who want to dabble or go all in.
The insider's guide to where the world's best baristas go for a cup of coffee - 600 spots in 50 countries.
Where to Drink Coffee is the insider's guide. The best 150 baristas and coffee experts share their secrets - 600 spots across 50 countries - revealing where they go for coffee throughout the world. Places chosen range from cafés, bakeries, and restaurants to some more surprising spots, including a video store and an auto shop. The recommendations come with insightful reviews, key information, specially commissioned maps, and an easy-to-navigate geographical organization. It's the only guide you need to get the best coffee in memorable global locations.
Absolute must-have for the coffee lover and professional
Coffee is an inseparable part of our culture. We get up in the morning with it, and it helps us through the day. A cup comforts us, helps us to handle difficult moments and is a high point of pleasant social interaction.
In this book, coffee professional Katrien Pauwels shares all the knowledge she has gathered through many years. Coffee novices, seasoned coffee lovers and professionals will all find plenty to their liking in this book, which describes all the effort involved in bringing us our daily cup of coffee. It covers it all, from coffee bean varieties, the influence of the roast on flavour, to choosing the best coffee for you and the right way to brew it, and it even offers an overview of coffee roasters in Europe. There is a dedicated chapter for entrepreneurs, which focuses on doing business in and with coffee.
145 days. 17 countries. 1 road trip. 40,000 km traveled. Many people met.
Peaks of Europe is not a traditional landscape photography book. It's the result of a 5-month adventure across 17 countries told through the lens of a European travel photographer who took 29 years to finally explore the continent on which in he was born. The book has been designed for a specific purpose: telling the story of a 5-month road trip and what it takes to be living out of a car for several months, with all the good and bad moments. For this project, Johan Lolos wasn't just documenting the landscapes. This book features a series of photos with a focus on the storytelling as much as the imagery. At the end, the people he met were what he remembered most.
More than 250 pages featuring 200+ photos, many of which are previously unpublished, take you through three major regions of Europe: the North, the Balkans and the Alps. From the Arctic island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago, to Greece's largest island where Lolos walked in the footsteps of his ancestors in Crete, Peaks of Europe showcases the large variety of landscapes that makes Europe so diverse and unique. As a travel photographer with a fascination for human interactions, Lolos has also tried to portray different cultures through all the people he met during his journey.
4:30 in the morning, trekking in the open wilderness of the Alps, 2,900 meters above sea level, storm clouds disappearing behind the nearest mountain, the sun rising—these are the moments when Guerel Sahin captures his best outdoor photographs.
The yearning for authentic nature and the outdoor trekking trend remain as popular as ever
It is perhaps precisely because they are often shot in extreme situations that Sahin’s breathtaking mountain panoramas, photographs of mountain lakes, and rugged landscapes are such a social media hit. Thousands follow him on Instagram et al., while a wide audience also knows him as the face of Jack Wolfskin. Now, for the first time, he gathers his most awe-inspiring photographs in one volume, sharing insights into his life and work.
Where does this longing for untouched, authentic nature come from? How does it feel to reach a mountain summit by sunrise? What if, contrary to expectations, an entire vista is obscured by clouds and photography becomes impossible? In images and words, the acclaimed star photographer shares his own emotional world in a paradigm of “Generation Instagram.”
Sahin’s book is for those whom the next mountain peak and open nature cannot be close enough—for all hikers, climbers, and outdoor junkies.
This inspiring guide is full of ideas and inspirations for travel destinations around the world that invite you to renew yourself physically and spiritually – perfect for recent graduates, soon to be retirees, inveterate daydreamers and armchair travellers, and anyone considering taking a much needed sabbatical. When it is time to escape from the hectic, hurly-burly of ordinary life, this is where you can find a thousand delightful quiet and peaceful places that encourage you to relax.
Featuring a range of escapes that include everything from momentary getaways in the heart of New York or Paris to longer contemplative visits to places that allow you to screen out the jangle of contemporary life, this is an expertly curated trove of peaceful places. It includes small parks and squares, lovely old churches and spiritual sanctuaries, off-the-beaten-path museums and galleries, hidden courtyards and gardens, tiny local eateries – and even cemeteries. Also included are wilder escapes in unspoiled natural settings that last over a weekend or longer, ideal for those whose idea of peace and quiet involves birdsong and the gentle rustle of leaves. From the magic of watching the sun rise over the desert at the top of Mt. Sinai, to the perfect quiet of an antiquarian book dealer in London or a Buddhist temple in Tokyo, each destination offers the chance for space, a time to think, and provides a moment to savor the world around us in a new light.
A dizzyingly beautiful presentation of the people and places that make up the world of climbing.
Once hanging on the fringes of unusual pastimes, Climbing has undergone a generational transformation—turning the sport into a cultural phenomenon. From bouldering to sport climbing, Cliffhanger explores the most notable aspects of this fascinating activity. Julie Ellison delves into a journey around the globe sharing climbing anecdotes of the Alps and Patagonia or following the flourishing bouldering scene in Virgin Gorda.
Using breathtaking imagery and in-depth stories, this book will give you a complete look at the world of this outdoor pursuit—both as a sport and a lifestyle—by highlighting the people, places, history, and culture that make climbing so unique. Whether you’ve been doing it for a long time or have never climbed in your life, this book will make your palms sweat and your heart race.
Vol. 01 contains 50 pieces of artwork that explores design from the Frama Studio. Each page presents some of the our finest projects and work through a combination of photographs and illustrations. This edition of SHARE includes designs from across the Frama spheres, demonstrating the key concepts and design pieces found within the Frama spaces.
The book offers a new way of publishing as the perforated pages are of an optimal size to be viewed in the book, but also to tear out, meaning you can choose your favourites and instantly have a beautiful pictures ready to frame and hang on a wall.
The Home Upgrade looks beyond big budget projects and explores homes where the seemingly impossible has been achieved.
Against a backdrop of growing cities and a changing approach to how we live, there are many reasons to refurbish a home. Our buildings must continue to evolve along with us—and that takes a little imagination. Societal shifts continue to impact our homes. People live longer, and often alone. Homes will need to be updated to accommodate a changing climate. Resourcefulness will also play a role in how we carve out living spaces in our cramped cities. Today’s population living in cities is 3.9 billion, and it’s anticipated to grow to 6.34 billion over the next 25 years. The vast majority of the planet’s population now lives in an urban environment, which is a first in human history. These numbers are only going to grow, and increasingly this means not bulldozing and building on top of the rubble, but working with what we have.
The Home Upgrade looks beyond big budget projects and explores homes where the seemingly impossible has been achieved. For architects striking out on their own, such projects offer the opportunity to flex their muscles and lead a project for the first time. A home in Brooklyn, featured in the book, was refurbished after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Eastern Seaboard in 2012. The living space was raised above the high-water line, an answer to the grim fact that once-in-a-generation occurrences are a new reality.
Historic conversions celebrate the unexpected relationship between old and new, and adaptive reuse projects reinvent the buildings around us. Exploring the most extraordinary transformations of recent years by leading studios, The Home Upgrade is an exhilarating look at the boundless possibilities of reimagining a home.
Winter adventures require warm, hearty meals enjoyed with friends next to a wood stove. The call of the wild has never tasted this good.
When the temperature drops, out come the winter sweaters, and our appetites for snowy adventures and warm, hearty meals. Alpine-inspired breakfasts kick-start an active day, while thermos-fillers and trail mixes fuel ski trips or family outings. The shorter days bring leisurely evenings with good friends and slow-cooked food. Enjoy bread dumplings, gnocchi, or roast chicken and root vegetables next to the stove. Sip homemade liqueurs or hot chocolate. Chef and nature explorer Markus Sämmer guides readers into the mountains for Delicious Wintertime, featuring recipes to celebrate the season. Served with a side of action photography, and tales from the backcountry, Delicious Wintertime is sure to stir the senses.