Living in Style. Mountain Chalets Rich Gisela This stylish volume takes us high into the exclusive world of mountain chalets. They are dream houses which offer a blend of majestic nature, traditional architecture, and individualistic design or sanctuaries from the over-scheduled and chaotic world below. Offering exclusive, upscale living, these refuges are located in the shadow of magnificent peaks. Expansive walls of glass open onto views of picturesque mountain landscapes. Inside are unique interiors composed of antiques, furs, and found items from nature, art, and design. Their interiors offer a welcoming and cozy space to relax or socialize after winter sports or Alpine strolls. Most notable, perhaps, is the role landscape plays in the design of these dramatic dwellings. Set against hillside views and picturesque valleys, furniture, materials, and artwork take on new vitality-regardless of whether the style is rustic and traditional or altogether more sleek and modern. Yet, although varied in ambiance, all these chalets share an awareness of texture, scale, and light that creates a unifying sense of ease and grace. In this volume, Gisela Rich, a connoisseur of the sophisticated chalets of St. Moritz, offers a glimpse of worlds sure to enrich the reader's own sense of style.
The eBike Book
Following on the success of The Bike Book, this volume takes us inside all aspects of this growing phenomenon from smart technology and advanced design to the top visual trends. With power, distance, and speed, these handy vehicles will soon change urban mobility forever. Far less expensive and polluting than even the smallest e-car, e-bikes can be suitable for a variety of lifestyles, such as for diffi cult hilly terrains or long distance riding. And just like traditional sport and urban bikes, they can also come in folding options for convenience and luxury versions for stylish comfort.
The Sound of Mountains Sahin Guerel Sahin's breathtaking mountain panoramas, photographs of mountain lakes, and rugged landscapes are a social media hit. Thousands follow him on Instagram et al., while a wide audience also knows him as the face of Jack Wolfskin. 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? 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.