Seek solace from the desert sun with the iciest book you’ll ever own
Sometimes, on a particularly hot day in a particularly hot month during a particularly hot year, all you need to do is take a deep breath and plunge yourself into a load of ice-cold water.
If, however, you find yourself unable to – owing to a hosepipe ban, or a desert stranding, or the fact that the heat has melted all the ice in a many-mile radius – then may we suggest plunging your eyes into Gestalten’s ice-cold Below Zero: Adventures Out In The Cold as the next best thing.
Sure, it may not cool you down externally, but just a cursory flick through page after page of frozen lake-top husky sledding and intrepid (albeit shivering) Arctic adventurers will be enough to bring your metaphorical temperature down considerably.
Add to that the beautiful pictures of rolling snowscapes, dainty tundra-set Nordic architecture and more bearded men in woolly hats than you could shake an icicle at, and you’ll barely notice the merciless winter sun slowly melting you into a puddle of human goo.
Below Zero, AED170; gestalten.com