A Frame for Life

The Designs of Studioilse

Author: Ilse Crawford,Edwin Heathcote

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847838579

Category: Architecture

Page: 271

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Ilse Crawford, one of the most influential interior and product designers working today, is known for her holistic design ethos, and it's application to our daily lifestyle. The most complete monograph of Crawford's work to date, this book looks at the work of her studio, StudioIlse, which bridges the worlds of interior design, architecture, product design, and brand creation, with the philosophy of putting the human being at the center. In addition to completed projects, A Frame for Life looks at her unbuilt projects, her curriculum as Head of the Dept of Man and Well Being at Eindhoven, and daily life at StudioIlse. The book is organized thematically according to the values espoused by StudioIlse, as these values motivate the studio's work on every project and provide her "frame work for life." Each chapter has a thematic overview and a discussion between Ilse and Eddie, followed by 2-4 StudioIlse case studies/projects. Chapters include: Introduction: Design that Puts the Human Being at the Center; The Ongoing Story of a Place, and Design that Can Be Smelt, Heard, and Felt to name a few. Sidebars include: The Ones that Got Away; Family Lunch at the Studio; Extended Family- Our Friends and Relationships. New photography illustrates the beautiful and inspiring interiors, and is augmented by plans, drawings, and behind-the-scenes looks at StudioIlse's process.
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The Sensual Home

Liberate Your Senses and Change Your Life

Author: Ilse Crawford,Martyn Thompson

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780789315823

Category: House & Home

Page: 159

View: 1791

"The Sensual Home" is the key to creating private havens that soothe and enhance each of the senses: the all-important gifts of sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing that are so often overwhelmed by the frantic pace of the outside world. Separate chapters examine first the senses themselves, then our sensual needs in categories such as Light & Space and Energy & Spirit. 200+ illustrations, 175 in color.
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Home Is Where the Heart Is

Author: Ilse Crawford

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

ISBN: 9781844006052

Category: Interior decoration

Page: 159

View: 2502

Ilse Crawford is always breaking new ground in her study of the individual's search for the perfect home. Continuing the theme of 'one eye sees, the other feels' from her previous book, Sensual Home, this book moves beyond to an investigation of our basic human drives for survival, safety, love, respect and self-fulfillment.
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Portraits of World Leaders

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452100586

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 4802

Power brings readers face to face with the major world leaders of today. In this one-of-a-kind collection, PlatonWorld Press Photographer of the Yearturns his lens on 150 current international leaders from across the political spectrum to create a profound portrait of global power. Shot within a twelve-month period at the United Nations, and captured with unique candor and insight, these photographs offer an intimate glimpse of the personalities behind the public faces of the world's most powerful decision-makers. With an incisive text by New Yorker editor and Pulitzer Prize winner David Remnick, this comprehensive historical record of our time is an essential volume for anyone interested in world politics.
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Mathieu Lehanneur

Author: Robert Klanten,Sven Ehmann (ed.)

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag

ISBN: 9783899553956

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 5209

Melding rational forms with poetry, Mathieu Lehanneur has become a rising star of a new generation of designers. In only a short period of time the French designer Mathieu Lehanneur has established himself as a rising star of the global design community. He creates breakthrough work at the nexus of design and the human body, bionic structures, geometric forms, and both the rational and irrational sides of science. Lehanneur shapes aesthetic objects that provide astounding insight into the complexity of organic systems as well as cleverly address and comment on social issues. This first monograph is a cutting-edge collection of Mathieu Lehanneur's creative explorations in the areas of interior design, product design, and art. The featured work includes filtration systems of interior air by plants, a recuperative sleeping space based on physiological studies of sleeping disorders, workshop rooms for children at the Centre Pompidou, ceramic jars created from population data provided by the UN, and the stunning redesign of the chancel of a Romanesque church that is as modern as it is timeless. The book includes an extensive conversation between Hans Ulrich Obrist and Mathieu Lehanneur as well as texts by the Museum of Modern Art's Paola Antonelli and designer Ross Lovegrove, among other contributors.
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Room 606

the SAS House and the work of Arne Jacobsen

Author: Michael A. Sheridan,Arne Jacobsen

Publisher: Phaidon Press


Category: Architecture

Page: 271

View: 6261

This photographic journey of the African-American struggle for equality chronicles the battle to eliminate slavery up to the Civil Rights events and beyond. The images engage black and white, heroes and the unheralded, public acts of protest and private moments of victory. 600 illustrations.
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Author: Chad Randl

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568984100

Category: Architecture

Page: 207

View: 8961

In a fascinating look at this architectural phenomenon, Chad Randl tells the story of the "triangle" house from prehistoric Japan to its lifestyle-changing heyday in the 1960s. Includes an appendix with a complete set of blueprints.
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Morning, Noon, Night

A Way of Living

Author: Soho House

Publisher: Preface Publishing

ISBN: 9781848094789

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

View: 3153

Morning, Noon, Night: A Way of Living from Soho House, follows the bestselling Eat, Drink, Nap. 'I've been astonished by the number of people who went out and bought the first book, which really set out to explain our founding principles,' says Soho House founder Nick Jones. 'Since that was published, we've built Soho Farmhouse on 100 acres of Oxfordshire countryside, transformed a former belt factory in Chicago, reimagined a 140-year-old palazzo in Istanbul, restored the shell of a listed Georgian building in London's Soho and launched our own collection of homeware, called Soho Home.' The 300-page, cloth-bound book invites readers behind the scenes at the Houses - taking you through the day from the second you wake up to the moment you go to bed. Key elements of the Soho House way of living are illustrated and broken down into helpful features, like how to make a tasty vegan breakfast or creating the perfect bedroom, with plenty of inspirational new imagery along the way. Interior design, food and drink take centre stage, and with more than 20 years of design experience behind them, Soho House's experts offer impactful insights into House style, including tips on their favourite sources and suppliers - all designed to help you take a little of the House home.
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Tile Makes the Room

Good Design from Heath Ceramics

Author: Catherine Bailey,Robin Petravic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607747413


Page: 256

View: 7339

"Heath Ceramics is an incredibly well-regarded, iconic housewares brand beloved in design circles for its gorgeous ceramic tiles and tableware, the latter of which is used at respected restaurants around the world, including RN74 and The Slanted Door in San Francisco, Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Gjelina in Los Angeles, The Girl and Goat in Chicago, and The Standard Hotel in New York City. Tile Makes the Room, an elevated lifestyle book on tile and interior design, features tile projects from tile accents (such as kitchen backsplashes) to tile masterpieces (like entire outdoor patios); inspirational photography of the well-appointed, design forward homes of notable designers and artists; and a curated how-to section, enabling design lovers to bring the Heath aesthetic into their homes with grace and ease."

This is Home

The Art of Simple Living

Author: Natalie Walton

Publisher: Hardie Grant

ISBN: 9781743793459

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 2993

This is Home is a back-to-basics guide on how to create authentic wholehearted interiors. It's about living simply – finding the essence of what makes you happy at home and creating spaces that reflect your needs and style. Filled with clever ideas and creative spaces it shows that you don't need a huge budget to create a beautiful home. This is Home provides examples and case studies of places with a global and timeless feel that haven't always been renovated in the traditional sense but are true homes. Featuring eight case studies from Australia, the US and Europe, and nearly 200 color photographs, This is Home will inspire you with beautiful, authentic places you want to be – today. Chapters include: The big picture: how to determine your decorating personality, and what's authentic for you. Starting over: let go of the past and create a home for the person you are today, with a focus on decision-making and the art of editing. Living for now: Work out a budget for your time and money using your values as a guide. Where you can spend and save when it comes to creating lasting interiors. The Art of ingenuity: Think creatively, not expensively, when it comes to making changes at home. Going beyond the usual suspects can help you to create a home that's distinctively yours. The poetry of space: Successful spaces are all about addition and subtraction, positive and negative. How to create balance within a room while reflecting your decorating style. The feel of a home: Create interiors that make you feel, and have an emotional connection. How to introduce decorative elements that make for authentic interiors. Surrounding spaces: Key ideas to consider when creating your place in relation to its environment - from the surrounding landscape to local community. Maintaining the focus: Ways to evolve what's important for you and keep focussed on your aesthetic and lifestyle. Happy renewal: How to keep your home fresh without exhausting or expensive overhauls. Rest and revive: How our homes can function as a place to rest our bodies, rejoice in our relationships and restore our values.
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Cabana Anthology

Author: Martina Mondadori Sartogo

Publisher: Vendome Press

ISBN: 9780865653580

Category: Design

Page: 336

View: 6487

Cabana Anthology, drawn from the sought-after, sumptuous biannual Cabana magazine, celebrates the most luxurious personal statements in interior design, lifestyle, architecture, and all related luxuries. Founded in 2014 by Martina Mondadori Sartogo, Cabana Anthology features the very best photography, interviews, profiles, and features from the publication's first five formative years and offers an extraordinary mix of topics, interiors, objects, and visual essays from contributors ranging from Justine Picardie, Patrick Kinmonth, and Christian Louboutin to Lauren Santo Domingo and Gianluca Longo, photographed by the likes of Miguel Flores-Vianna and Tim Beddow. With astonishing production values not seen since the legendary Flair magazine of the 1950s, this new book--which will be a true collector's item--is a must-have for regular subscribers, as well as art and design aficionados who missed out the first time around. Due to the unique cloth binding of this book, covers may vary slightly from the example shown here, and will be shipped to customers at random.
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Designed in California

Author: Roman Alonso,Steven Johanknecht,Pamela Shamshiri,Ramin Shamshiri

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419709630

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 7554

Commune was established in Los Angeles in 2004 by four like-minded souls—Roman Alonso, Steven Johanknecht, Pamela Shamshiri, and Ramin Shamshiri— with a common mission: to enhance life through design and to blur the lines between disciplines, eras, and styles. California is for those who refuse to conform and who live for freedom of expression, indoor/outdoor living, and that golden sunshine glinting off the waves of the Pacific.Commune perfectly captures this spirit and embodies a new California style that freely mixes old and new in its layered, highly personal interiors that embrace color, pattern, and texture. This book is the first monograph of Commune's work, featuring its designs for private residences, hotels, commercial spaces, and restaurants, as well as the works they specially commission from virtually everyone in the artisan craftsman movement in California today.
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Plain Simple Useful

The Essence of Conran Style

Author: Terence Conran

Publisher: Conran

ISBN: 1840916699

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 309

Terence Conran has always believed that objects - and surroundings - that are plain, simple and useful are the key to easy living. By being practical and performing well over time, they are as much the antidote to superficial styling as they are to the shoddy and second-rate. Applied to the home as a whole, this discerning approach results in interiors that are effortlessly stylish, confident and timeless, with plenty of room for the expression of personal taste. Plain Simple Useful is organized according to the main activities that take place at home. Inspirational interiors, many of which are Conran's own, and a number of projects designed by him exclusively for this book, provide all the guidance you need to tailor-make your own storage. The book also features iconic examples of classic designs that will enhance any home, as well as a peek behind the closed doors of those well-ordered cupboards, larders and other stowing spaces that contribute so much to easy living.
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Roman and Williams Buildings & Interiors

Things We Made. Part one

Author: Stephen Alesch,Robin Standefer

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847838838

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

View: 3128

Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors surveys the firm.s prestige projects, presented with Alesch.s architectural hand drawings and sketches and detailed views. Also included is their loft and Montauk home, which serve as design laboratories, and a collection of furnishings and fixtures. Contains foreword by actor and R&W patron Ben Stiller.
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Marks of Excellence

The Development and Taxonomy of Trademarks Revised and Expanded edition

Author: Per Mollerup

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714864747

Category: Art

Page: 296

View: 3184

Marks of Excellence (first published 1997) offers a rigorous exploration of the trademark: its history, development, style, classification and relevance in today's world. The book includes extensive discussion of its origins in heraldry, monograms, owner's marks and certificates of origins, and also contains a comprehensive taxonomy of trademarks and an alphabetical index of trademark themes. An invaluable reference tool for design students and graphic designers, the original book is packed with nearly 600 illustrations of both rare and instantly recognizable trademarks, logos, signs, advertisements, and the images that inspired them. This revised and expanded edition includes nearly 500 new images and 60 pages of new material, bringing the successful title right up to date. Whilst keeping much in common with the original book, this edition, in appearance and substance, adds so much that it will still appeal to owners of the old book.
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Dali's Mustache

Author: Salvador Dalí,Philippe Halsman

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN: 9782080304667

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 9771

With 101 Life magazine covers to his credit, Philippe Halsman (1906-1979) was one of the leading portrait photographers of his time. In addition to his distinguished career in photojournalism, Halsman was one of the great pioneers of experimental photography, motivated by a profound desire to push this youngest of art forms toward new frontiers by using innovative and unorthodox photographic techniques. One of Halsman's favorite subjects was Salvarod Dali, the glittering and controversial painter and theorist with whom the photographer shared a unique friendship and extraordinary professional collaboration that spanned over thirty years. Whenever Dali imagined a photograph so strange that its production seemed impossible, Halsman tried to find the solution, and invariably succeeded. As Halsman explains in his postface, Dali's Mustache is the fruit of this marriage of the minds. The jointly conceived and seemingly nonsensical questions and answers reveal the gleeful humor and assumed cynicism for which Dali is famous, while the marvelous and inspired images of Dali's mustache brilliantly display Halsman's consummate skill and extraordinary inventiveness as a photographer. This combination of wit, absurdity, and the offhandedly profound is irresistible and has contributed to the enduring fascination inspired by this unique photographic interview, which has become a cult classic and valuable collector's item since its original publication in 1954. The present volume faithfully reproduces the first edition and will introduce a new generation to the irreverent humor and imaginative genius of two great artists.
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Remodelista: The Organized Home

Simple, Stylish Storage Ideas for All Over the House

Author: Julie Carlson,Margot Guralnick

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579658156

Category: House & Home

Page: 272

View: 2905

Buy fewer (and better) things. Store like with like. Get rid of the plastic. Display—don’t stash—your belongings. Let go of your inner perfectionist and remember that rooms are for living. These are a few of the central principles behind Remodelista: The Organized Home, the new book from the team behind the inspirational design site Remodelista.com. Whether you’re a minimalist or someone who takes pleasure in her collections, we all yearn for an unencumbered life in a home that makes us happy. This compact tome shows us how, with more than 100 simple and stylish tips, each clearly presented and accompanied by full-color photographs that are sure to inspire. Readers will learn strategies for conquering their homes’ problem zones (from the medicine cabinet to the bedroom closet) and organizing tricks and tools that can be deployed in every room (embrace trays; hunt for unused spaces overhead; decant everything). Interviews with experts, ranging from kindergarten teachers to hoteliers, offer even more ingenious ideas to steal. It all adds up to the ultimate home organizing manual.
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Vincent Van Duysen

Complete Works

Author: Vincent van Duysen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500342619

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 2107

A complete catalog of the Belgian architect's work, including his domestic architecture, office and commercial spaces, and furniture and decorative objects.
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The Kinfolk Home

Interiors for Slow Living

Author: Nathan Williams

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 157965665X

Category: House & Home

Page: 368

View: 7772

New York Times bestseller When The Kinfolk Table was published in 2013, it transformed the way readers across the globe thought about small gatherings. In this much-anticipated follow-up, Kinfolk founder Nathan Williams showcases how embracing that same ethos—of slowing down, simplifying your life, and cultivating community—allows you to create a more considered, beautiful, and intimate living space. The Kinfolk Home takes readers inside 35 homes around the world, from the United States, Scandinavia, Japan, and beyond. Some have constructed modern urban homes from blueprints, while others nurture their home’s long history. What all of these spaces have in common is that they’ve been put together carefully, slowly, and with great intention. Featuring inviting photographs and insightful profiles, interviews, and essays, each home tour is guaranteed to inspire.
Posted in House & Home