This month's Lifestyles column features books for sprucing up your home—from space-saving gardens to furniture and more.
This month's Lifestyles column features a guide to home-grown tomatoes of all kinds, an in-depth look at ancestry travel and a guide to the world's best dishes.
This month's Lifestyles column features a guide to taking your wedding plans into your own hands, advice on officiating someone else's big day and a artful look at the natural world.
This month's Lifestyles column features a guide to growing fruit on a small-scale, creative encouragement and a very literary look at home design.
This month's Lifestyles column includes one-yard sewing projects, a fascinating history of our most useful plants and a look into the local food movement.
Looking for a new project? The three books in this month's Lifestyles column are full of fun, fresh ideas.
This month's best new lifestyles books include the ultimate crochet guide, a new manifesto for sharing your creative work, plus a how-to for gardeners who understand the importance of a few little bugs.
How many times can we read about the brave soul who packs it up, packs it in and packs a punch by checking out of city life in order to—literally—buy the farm? The number of such volumes seems to be proliferating so rapidly that soon there might be more folks reading them by the natural farm-light of the setting sun than by Starbucks’ fluorescents. How does author Jenna...
Made by Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff by Scott Bedford is so good it hurts—’cause you know that if your own dad had had this book in his hands, your childhood would have totally rocked. “Chock-full” doesn’t even come close to describing the teeming nature of this tome. The fun photos, cool diagrams, clear instructions and handy cut-out templates run the...
The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks is the latest from Amy Stewart, the “award-winning author of six books on the pleasures and perils of the natural world.” Lest you think this is for imbibers only, a teetotaler foodie, gardener or naturalist will be just as intoxicated by the dashing wit and detailed lore. As a naturalist myself, I have my...