Chronicle Books It?s Lonely in the Modern World

True modernity requires much more than discipline, vision, and a willingness to live without upper kitchen cabinets. It?s Lonely in the Modern World outlines exactly what?s required to achieve sleek design and the requisite ennui. From the ...creators of the wildly popular Web site Unhappyhipsters.com, this essential guide is for today?s hipsters what The Official Preppy Handbook was for prepsters. The authors advise on a number of topics. Readers will learn how to navigate the vast array of concrete finishes and plywood grades, accessorize with children and pets, opine with authority on rooflines. Featuring detailed illustrations, beautifully staged photos, and helpful charts, this master manual is perfect for aspiring modernists, those who love them, and, of course, those who love to hate them. read more

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As the hipster classic Craft, Inc. did for crafters, this book will teach all types of creatives?illustrators, photographers, grap...hic designers, animators, and more?how to build a successful business doing what they love. Freelancing pros Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho explain everything?from creating a standout portfolio to navigating the legal issues of starting a business. Accessible, spunky, and packed with practical advice, Creative, Inc. is an essential for anyone ready to strike out on their own. read more

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Paper crafting is the hot new craft, and in this delightful book, Minhee and Truman Chofounders of popular stationery company PAPE...R + CUPoffer 25 unique paper projects: vintage-inspired frames, hanging bird mobiles, pretty flower hair clips, personalized place cards, and many more. Each project is presented in a few easy, illustrated stepsall crafters need to get started is paper, scissors, glue, and a dash of creativity. With simple instructions, lovely color photographs, and downloadable templates, Paper + Craft makes it a cinch to turn a blank sheet into a pretty paper treat. read more

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If you're a dinosaur, all of your friends are dead. If you're a pirate, all of your friends have scurvy. If you're a tree, all of ...your friends are end tables. Each page of this laugh-out-loud illustrated humor book showcases the downside of being everything from a clown to a cassette tape to a zombie. Cute and dark all at once, this hilarious children's book for adults teaches valuable lessons about life while exploring each cartoon character's unique grievance and wide-eyed predicament. From the sock whose only friends have gone missing to the houseplant whose friends are being slowly killed by irresponsible plant owners (like you), All My Friends Are Dead presents a delightful primer for laughing at the inevitable. read more

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Thanks to traditional letterpress technique's popularity in DIY and indie-crafter circles, it's become the darling of the statione...ry world with innovative new studios popping up all over the globe, from Texas to Denmark. Little Book of Letterpress is a treasure trove of remarkable work from some of the hottest and coolest letterpress studios working today, including Egg Press and Hello Lucky. Featuring an enlightening history of the craft, explanations of the different types of presses, sneak peeks into the studios, and details about the process of creation, this volume is the epitome of handcrafted hip. read more

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A rolling pin, a robot, a pickle, a water tower, a hammock, a wasp, a safety pin, a kiss. Budding artists and experienced sketcher...s alike will find themselves invigorated by this collection of offbeat, clever, and endlessly absorbing drawingprompts. Some are deceptively simple (just try drawing a bicycle!), some are conceptually mind-bending (sketching the sound of girlish laughter?), and some are refreshingly basic (the only hard thing about drawing an egg is deciding how you want it to be cooked). Hip and helpful, 642 Things to Draw is the perfect inspirational sketchbook, sure to entertain and provoke the imagination of anyone ready to pick up a pencil. read more

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From the sarcastic to the suggestive, here are quotation marks as we love them best, doing horrible damage to the English language.... Who wouldn't have second thoughts about ordering the "hamburger" on the diner's menu? Would it be best to skip the "blowout" sale at the department store? What hidden price must be paid for something marked "free"? Assembled by the creator of the wildly popular "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks, this book surveys the havoc wreaked by quotation marks on signs, menus, placards, and posters that leave reality upended by supposed "facts." This smarty-pants guide is "perfect" for desperate grammarians, habitual air quoters, and anyone who appreciates a good laugh. read more

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Complete with an adorable sticker sheet to track the journaler's moods and progress, this colorful journal will keep writers on tr...ack and smiling all day. read more

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Rare is the cookbook that redefines how we cook. And rare is the author who can do so with the ease and expertise of acclaimed wri...ter and culinary authority Michael Ruhlman. Twenty distills Ruhlman?s decades of cooking, writing, and working with the world?s greatest chefs into twenty essential ideas?from ingredients to processes to attitude?that are guaranteed to make every cook more accomplished. Whether cooking a multi-course meal, the juiciest roast chicken, or just some really good scrambled eggs, Ruhlman reveals how a cook?s success boils down to the same twenty concepts. With the illuminating expertise that has made him one of the most esteemed food journalists, Ruhlman explains the hows and whys of each concept and reinforces those discoveries through 100 recipes for everything from soups to desserts, all detailed in over 300 photographs. Cooks of all levels will revel in Ruhlman?s game-changing Twenty. read more

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Pantone is the world's leading color authority, and its color chip design is iconic. Set ablaze with a selection of hues from the ...Pantone graphics palette, this journal is a must-have for those who covet chic design. read more

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New Year?s resolutions have never been easier to keep than with Better Each Day. Its hundreds of tips add up to a big impact on we...ll-being. Using the latest scientific findings from experts in the fields of nutrition, mental health, fitness, and psychology, respected journalist Jessica Cassity presents 365 proven and easy-to-achieve tips for feeling more confident, getting fit, clearing away worry and fear, improving relationships, and much more. Readers can work the tips day by day, or dip in and out of the book at will. With fascinating facts on the science behind self-improvement, this is an engaging and inspiring read?perfect for anyone looking to feel healthier, and, of course, happier! read more

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