Gestalten is like an online Mecca for coffee table books. The type of book that needs to be placed somewhere prominent, not just tucked away, unthumbed on a crowded bookshelf. Among the titles printed by the Berlin publisher are the Monocle Guide series, plus about a billion others on everything from architecture and interior design to travel guides and kids’ books.

Having expanded their range of subject matter significantly over the last few years, they’ve stuck to the principles that make them special: inspiring content and a focus on sharp design. A copy of Evergreen: Living with Plants found its way onto our desk, and it contains everything we love about Gestalten. It’s a celebration of living and working amongst lush greenery, even in a city, with ideas on how to create your very own creative Garden of Eden.