Author: Claire Bingham
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company
Decorating an interior--one that is simple, functional, cosy and calm, with no piece of furniture unloved or overlooked--is a tall order. It should be convenient, space-saving and beautifully put together so that it enhances the chores of everyday life, whilst looking good too. What is it about Scandinavian design that does this so well? In Modern Living Scandinavian Style, design writer Claire Bingham escapes to the Nordic nations with this inspiring and practical guide to creating feel-good interiors that are pared-back yet characterful. But it's also a book full of practical tips--including easy updates and decorating solutions for the homemaker wanting to make their space brighter and better. Want to know how to achieve an elegant limewood floor? This book shows you how. Each chapter explores the design ideas and pieces that make up every room, revealing decorating secrets to recreate Nordic chic. Inspired by modern and classic Scandinavian design, learn how to introduce a dash of Scandi into your home. The effortless and timeless Scandinavian look will never go out of style.
Publisher: Booq Publishing
Industrial pendant lights, vintage chairs and metal shelving and cabinets are coming back with the latest nostalgic trends. These items are dug like treasures out of junk piles in flea markets or found in factories to revive as eccentric items in modern homes. This book is filled with inspiring ideas for city dwellers living in warehouses and loft apartments to give their home a vintage and reclaimed look.
Vintage and modern classics testify to a unique personality and an authentic, individual style. Those who surround themselves with vintage and modern classics prove their connoisseurship and originality. Cars and bikes, boats and airplanes, design and furniture, gadgets and electronics, fashion and accessories, guns and knives—this book presents the most unique cult objects, which have outlived their time and made history. Featuring one 10-inch vinyl with eight classic jazz tunes from Miles Davis to John Coltrane, from Dave Brubeck to Louis Armstrong.
Author: Kathleen Hacket
Publisher: Rizzoli International publication
The renegade design spirit that has turned Brooklyn into a bastion of style. These days, Brooklyn is more than a place it's become a symbol for a whole style of living, one that is rooted in a broad-minded eclecticism and imbued with an aura of authenticity, originality, and independence. It has replaced Manhattan as home to indie fashion designers, filmmakers, artists, writers, actors, and entrepreneurs with trendsetting design sensibilities. Focusing entirely on private homes, this is the first book to get to the heart of the Brooklyn lifestyle. Profiling homes that exemplify a distinctive perspective, Brooklyn Interiors goes beyond the front doors of the new creative class inside the borough's most compelling brownstones, row houses, lofts, condos, carriage houses, and even one houseboat. From Williamsburg and Greenpoint to Carroll Gardens and Park Slope and every neighborhood in between, the connecting thread is a brilliant resourcefulness. There is also an uncanny knack for beautifully reconciling, a respect for tradition, an embrace of modernism, and a new love of the handcrafted.
Author: Sara Emslie
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
Urban living is soaring in popularity as we flock to cities to pursue jobs, easy commutes, and other amenities. New pressures on housing mean that pioneering homeowners are converting ex-industrial, non-residential spaces into innovative homes. The conversion of such buildings into residential spaces first emerged in the 1960s and ‘70s. A decline in manufacturing in city centres meant that many warehouses and factories became vacant, attracting the first wave of urban pioneers—artists and creatives seeking cheap rents and large interiors to use as studio spaces. Since then, industrial areas in many cities have become sought-after residential districts and urban regeneration has gone from strength to strength. Nowadays the trend shows no sign of waning, with a second generation of urban pioneers cleverly converting former lofts, warehouses, schools, factories, offices, and retail spaces into highly desirable homes full of personality and soul. In Urban Pioneer, Sara Emslie investigates the practice for transforming non-residential spaces into homes, the key elements of the look—from exposed brickwork to copper piping and metal roof trusses—and the related rise in the popularity of industrial design. She then explores 12 inspiring and varied real-life homes that showcase the very best of the Urban Pioneer look.
Author: Rachel Ashwell
Publisher: Harper Collins
Rachel Ashwell uses her signature style to make any event a special occasion. This beautiful, accessible book proves that entertaining need not be expensive. Making every day into an elegant extravaganza is a matter of inspiration and imagination, and shopping is a great way to get inspired. Travel with her to unique locations like a Chinese grocery store, local antique mall, a flower market, or a flea market to search for the perfect accents that will give your event unexpected charm without breaking the bank. Use the treasures you find to jazz up average items – sometimes it's as easy as adding a little paint, ribbons, or flowers. Decorate the chairs, create a themed meal, or custom design menus and place cards. When it comes to setting a scene, Rachel is an expert and with her easy how–to advice, you can be too. She has practical ideas for any occasion – baby showers to weddings, birthday parties to bar mitzvahs, even old–fashioned family dinners.
Author: J. Middleton
Through compelling ideas and examples, Beyond Authority argues that new leaders need to be confident to legitimise themselves and challenge old ways. They need to develop a leadership style that enables them to lead beyond the traditional boundaries and constraints of their organizations.
Author: Sascha Peters
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Following the huge success of Material Revolution, this second volume addresses the rapid development of material research and presents materials new to the market since 2010. The significance of sustainable and intelligent materials in design and architecture has increased enormously over the last two years. Numerous new products have been introduced to the market and designers’ thirst for knowledge about the sustainability of new material is as strong as ever, making a sequel to Material Revolution necessary. The new volume contains a similar system of classification but covers a completely different range of materials. There is a chapter dedicated solely to the criteria and factors of sustainable product design, as well as to innovative projects by designers and architects that work with new materials and technologies.
Author: Georges Duby, Jean Luc Daval
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
This publication takes a new look at how works of sculpture were created, the circumstances of their discovery, and the historical and political background.
Author: Malene Birger
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Group
This stunning volume embodies the knack of internationally well-known fashion designer Malene Birger for transforming homes into fascinating works of art