'Surf Shacks' Illustrates How Surfers Live

'Surf Shacks' Illustrates How Surfers Live

From New York City apartments and tiny Hawaiian huts, to cabins nestled in the woods and converted buses, many humble abodes fall under the general label "surf shack." Surf Shacks: An Eclectic Compilation of Creative Surfer's Homes from Coast to Coast and Overseas is Gestalten's ...

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Get Your Domain Before It's Gone

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'Wood' by William Hall

'Wood' by William Hall

Following up on the success of Concrete and Brick, William Hall is tackling another popular building material with Wood. Covering the last 1,000 years with 170 different structures, Wood features work from renowned architects ranging from Renzo Piano and Tadao Ando to Peter Zumth...

11 New Books You Should Read

11 New Books You Should Read

There are always new books being published, but not all of them are going to be something worth reading or right for most guys. We have a few standing recommendations for what every guy should read, but we also like to sort through the new stuff to see what might be worth checkin...

Where Bartenders Drink

Where Bartenders Drink

Where Chefs Eat is such a valuable resource for the jet-setting food lover. Now, Phaidon is helping you knock back a drink after you downed that epic bowl of pasta. Where Bartenders Drink is full of 750 recommended watering holes selected by expert drink-makers. Th...

Our 10 Most Anticipated Books of 2017

Our 10 Most Anticipated Books of 2017

The past year gave us some damn good reads. Now, as we enter 2017, it's time to look ahead at what the new year has in store for our reading pleasure. Alas, it seems there won't be any drop off. While many more titles will be announced, here are the confirmed books we're mos...

George Lucas: A Life

George Lucas: A Life

George Lucas: A Life is a 550+ page hardcover compendium that covers everything from the movie originally called The Star Wars to Lucas’ transforming of the world of special effects. Penned by author Brian Jay Jones—who also wrote the bestselling biography about Jim Henson—...

National Geographic Infographics

National Geographic Infographics

National Geographic has been revealing wonders of history, popular science and culture from around the globe for over a century, and their empire endures even in the age of the Internet. Now, thanks to a partnership with Taschen, you can check out over 125 years on infographics i...

'Morning Noon Night' Is a Guide to Fine Living

'Morning Noon Night' Is a Guide to Fine Living

We all know that Soho House knows what's up when it comes to making sure you have a great time, and their new book Morning Noon Night is Soho House's guide to fine living. The latest release is a cloth-bound hardcover compendium that's a journey in design, food and drink. From th...

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Mark Manson made a name for himself penning personal development advice that doesn't suck, and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life expounds on his advice in a way that's actually practical. Manson skips all the lemons into lemona...

Overview: A New Perspective of Earth

Overview: A New Perspective of Earth

Curated and created by author Benjamin Grant (owner of the Daily Overview Instagram project you might be familiar with), Overview: A New Perspective of Earth takes Google Earth and satellite image porn to a whole new level. Inspired by Grant's work with the Instagram project and ...

No Sleep: NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988-1999

No Sleep: NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988-1999

Told through a collection of club flyers from the personal archives of NYC DJs, promotors, club kids, nightlife impresarios and the artists themselves, No Sleep: NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988-1999 is a visual history of the golden era of New York City club life. Put together by world...

The 20 Best Books from the Last Decade

The 20 Best Books from the Last Decade

Staying with the tomes can be intimidating. There are decades of backlogs people insist you need to read, with hundreds of new books being added every year. Add on the fact that they can get expensive pretty quickly, and it’s easier to just pull out of reading entirely instead...