Angelika Taschen knows New York. She's been behind the velvet ropes, explored the secret, unmarked restaurants and beloved neighborhood delis, scoured Soho, Nolita and Tribeca's stylish stores, and scoped out hotels uptown and downtown, from sleek and chic to hidden charms. She provides an all-access pass to parts of New York even most locals don't know. Dictionary-style cutout tabs make it easy to flip through, and a pocket-sized map of Manhattan lists all the shops, hotels, and restaurants in the book. With this guide in hand, New York is yours for the taking.Featuring the Maritime Hotel, a former sailors’ dorm, now Chelsea's coolest hotel; Robert De Niro's Greenwich Hotel, with its authentic Japanese spa; the cheap but chic Pod Hotel. Learn how to get the best table at the Waverly Inn, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter's exclusive salon for the glitterati; how to find Soho's hidden basement bar subMercer; the Shake Shack, for a terrific burger in the shade of Madison Square Park; Rao's, the Spanish Harlem Italian joint run by the Sopranos’ actor who turned Madonna away; where to buy New York's best cheesecake; and Greenwich Letterpress, for hand-printed cards to send to envious friends who didn't make this fabulous New York trip!
Great walls in China. This title deals with the splendid and traditional homes in the People's Republic. Dating back more than six thousand years, China is the world's oldest civilization and most populous nation. With its remarkable history, rich culture, and diversity of ethnic groups, China is an endlessly fascinating country. Sneaking a peek at an array of different homes, from ancient to modern, "Living in China" brings you to places that most will never have a chance to visit. Whether it's the Bamboo Wall by Kengo Kuma, a 600-year-old round earth house in Fujian, the artsy Shanghai apartment of a celebrated but banned Chinese writer, the Hong Kong residence of the owner of the China Clubs and Shanghai Tan, or an artist studio and home in the largest art community in the world, all of the interiors featured here capture intriguing facets of life in China today.