Unlike her prolific husband, E.B. White, Katharine S. White wrote only one book, yet she left a decisive and enduring mark over the course of her 34 years as an editor at The New Yorker, shaping the distinctive voice of the magazine and shepherding the work of many of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Her one book, Onward and Upward in the Garden, was not published until two years after her death in 1977, and is edited and introduced by her husband. Comprising 14 gardening columns written between 1958 and 1970, it is a charming, idiosyncratic, opinionated, informative and, at times, humorous paean to the amateur pursuit of horticulture. It returns this month in a new edition after a decade out of print.
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 growing fruit on a small-scale, creative encouragement and a very literary look at home design.
These five new books on home décor could hardly be more different, yet are unified by a common goal: to help us craft our homes into more comfortable, beautiful and uniquely personalized spaces.
This month's Lifestyles column encourages creative activism, clever gardening and animal awareness.
Tea drinkers, clever crafters and gardeners will love this month's Lifestyles column.
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.
In Sweet Paper Crafts, Mollie Greene demonstrates how simple it can be to turn every last scrap of your waste paper into a treasure trove of unusual things that are delightful to make and will enrich your home. Clear instructions and large photographs emphasize Greene’s crucial principle of sweetening—the alchemical process whereby already-used, otherwise useless piles of paper are...
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...