The Great Interior Design Challenge Sourcebook

Practical advice from series 1&2 for your tailor-made home

Author: Tom Dyckhoff,Sophie Robinson,Daniel Hopwood

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1910496251

Category: House & Home

Page: 300

View: 4405

The way you design your home says just as much about you as the clothes you wear. This great new book is packed with practical advice on how to achieve the look you want, for a budget you can afford. Before you begin any kind of home-decorating project you need to make sure your canvas is in good order. We include a handy checklist of common problems to look out for and how to fix them - including cracks in walls, creaking stairs, damp patches, draughts, leaking roofs or blocked chimneys. Doing it yourself is fun and economical, so we include step-by-step instructions on how to achieve a variety of home improvements. Of course it is not always possible (or safe) to do everything yourself - sometimes the decision needs to be made: DIY or GSI (get someone in!)? Getting the builders in can be stressful, but we include plenty of advice on finding the best workmen for the job, and how best to brief them and keep to budget. Planning makes perfect - so we have plenty of useful information on making a moodboard, designing a room layout, choosing and using colour and pattern, deciding on wall finishes and treatments and making the most of your space. Your home should be perfectly suited to your lifestyle, so whether you are looking for a cool, calm oasis, a stylish minimalist haven for entertaining or a useful family space, this book is packed full of ideas and inspiration so that you can really make your house a home to be proud of.
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Interior Design Visual Presentation

A Guide to Graphics, Models and Presentation Methods

Author: Maureen Mitton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119312558

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

View: 5207

A newly updated and comprehensive guide to all aspects of visual design From doing a quick sketch to producing a fully rendered model, the ability to create visual representations of designs is a critical skill for every designer. Interior Design Visual Presentation, Fifth Edition offers thorough coverage of interior design communication used throughout the design process, complete with a broad range of real-world examples. This fully updated handbook presents a full range of styles and techniques used for interior design visual communication, from hand drawing to 3D computer modeling. Its accessible, how-to approach guides you through a variety of methods for executing creative and successful design graphics, models, and presentations. Recognizing the ongoing proliferation of digital tools for visual representation, this edition provides the latest information on software used in presentation such as Photoshop, and SketchUp, and covers the integration of Revit, and AutoCAD generated content into design presentations. • Covers all aspects of visual design and presentation for interior designers • Includes color illustrations that feature a wide range of project types including residential, healthcare and public projects, designed to highlight step-by-step instructions • Provides a discussion of incorporation of 3D digital models into presentations including use in virtual reality, and expanded information on scale models including a discussion of 3D printing • Includes a companion website for instructors, featuring PowerPoint lecture slides and an instructor's manual From traditional to cutting-edge techniques, Interior Design Visual Presentation, Fifth Edition gives students and professionals alike the tools to give life to their design vision.
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The Great Interior Design Challenge

Author: Katherine Sorrell

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781909815117

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 5034

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The Age of Spectacle

Adventures in Architecture and the 21st-Century City

Author: Tom Dyckhoff

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448136903

Category: Architecture

Page: 384

View: 2080

'A great storyteller . . . you would be hard pushed to find a more knowledgeable or entertaining [guide]' Icon 'Such an interesting book . . . I cannot recommend it enough.' Lauren Laverne In Dubai, a luxury apartment block is built in the shape of a giant iPod. In China, President Xi Jinping denounces the trend of constructing ‘bizarre’ new buildings in wacky shapes and colours. In Cincinnati, celebrity architect Zaha Hadid is paid millions to design a single ‘iconic’ structure – with the hope of single-handedly transforming the region’s ailing fortunes. These incidents are all part of the same story: the rise of the age of spectacle. Over the last fifty years, there has been a revolution in how our cities operate. In The Age of Spectacle, Tom Dyckhoff tells the story of how architecture became obsessed with the flashy, the monumental and the ostentatious – and how we all have to live with the consequences. Exploring cityscapes from New York to Beijing, and from Bilbao to Portsmouth, Dyckhoff shows that we are not just witnessing a new kind of building: we are living through a fundamental transformation in how our urban spaces work. The corporate explosion of the last few decades has fundamentally shifted the relationship between architects, politicians and cities’ inhabitants, fostering innovative new kinds of engineering and design, but also facilitating ill-conceived vanity projects and commercial power-grabs. Timely, passionate and bursting with new ideas, The Age of Spectacle is both an examination of how twenty-first century cities work, and a manifesto for a radically new kind of urbanism. Our cities, Dyckhoff shows, can thrive in the age of spectacle – but only if they engage us not just with dazzling structures, but by responding to the needs of the people who inhabit them. 'Engaging . . . The “iconic” building is the most obvious architectural phenomenon of our age yet, somehow, no one has quite done what Tom Dyckhoff does with The Age of Spectacle, which is to tell its story clearly and plainly.' Rowan Moore, Observer 'First class. Finally, a book that nails the iconic movement – Tom Dyckhoff’s The Age of Spectacle is the book that I wish I had written.' Simon Jenkins 'Unusually accessible [and] well argued.' Evening Standard
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Mad about the House

How to decorate your home with style

Author: Kate Watson-Smyth

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911624245

Category: House & Home

Page: N.A

View: 8078

The book of the UK's No.1 interiors blog, madaboutthehouse.com. Expanding on her award-winning blog, Kate Watson-Smyth shares a wealth of experience in home design to help you make the most of your space, be it a house, apartment or single room. Packed full of ideas and inspiration for every budget, work through your home room by room with Kate’s expert and practical tips and tricks that ensure every corner reaches its maximum potential. As well as her top 10 design hacks, Kate reveals the rules of rug layout, explains how to buy a sofa, and shows you how to get the lighting right in every room. Learn how to decorate your home with style and confidence, select colours that work, make the most of small spaces and create the perfect zones for relaxation, entertaining and work – sometimes all in the same space. Whatever your style, Mad About The House is a must-have for anyone who is interested in interior design and who wants to make their house a home. ‘A smart, savvy, fun book stuffed full of top tips to help you make your home your own.’ - Michelle Ogundehin, Editor at Large, ELLE Decoration ‘Kate Watson-Smyth writes with great flair and humour, but what I Iove about her is that she encompasses core design principles, whilst giving people a chance to form their own opinions and see things in a different light.’ - Kelly Hoppen ‘I am totally addicted to this blog.’ - Professor Green
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Paint Contractor's Manual

Author: Dave Matis,Jobe H. Toole

Publisher: Craftsman Book Company

ISBN: 9780910460460

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

View: 1256

How to start and run a profitable paint contracting company: getting set up to handle volume work and getting top production from your crews. Loaded with man-hour estimates, sample forms, contracts, and examples you can use.
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Interior Design

Author: John F. Pile

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132408905

Category: Architecture

Page: 608

View: 5191

For one/two-semester introductory courses in Interior Design. A comprehensive, applications-oriented introduction to the evolving field of interior design, with a focus on the challenges facing designers in the 21st century. Emphasizing good solutions to real problems by examining best practices from the past and present, the author details case studies using a broad range of projects from modest home and work-place designs, to public areas, to full professional involvement in large commercial spaces.
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Complete Book of Curtains, Drapes and Blinds

Author: Wendy Baker

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9781843405054

Category: Blinds

Page: 288

View: 8313

Whether you are an interior designer or a home decorator and you need to create a beautiful home space with a window dressing to complement your lifestyle, look no further. Complete Book of Curtains, Drapes and Blinds is the one-stop reference. No longer will you struggle with inspiration or measurements as you'll find the essentials for creating a curtain design in this jam-packed volume. Learn the basics of window shapes, measuring, heading tapes, fabric characteristics and fabric quantities. When you're ready to design, the second chapter in the book provides a in-depth look into various types of accessories available for curtains and blinds. For designers/decorators the sketches can be scanned and reduced to put on sample board or e-mailed to their curtain makers to eliminate costly mistakes. The book also includes a section for cosy bed treatments and plush cushions and throws. From first-time homeowners to interior design students and studio professionals - when it comes to window dressings and coordinated accessories the Complete Book of Curtains, Drapes and Blinds will help you through bewildering choices in a simple and easy way. Now that's a curtain call.
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The BIID Interior Design Jobbook

How to Run a Project

Author: Diana Yakeley,Stephen Yakeley

Publisher: Riba Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781859463499

Category: Architecture

Page: 290

View: 1765

The BIID Interior Design Job Book is the first book to set out the professional standard for running an interior design project. It does so step by step, in a sequence designed to complement the construction industry's standard Plan of Work, providing guidance at every stage of a job from appraisal of the client's requirements through to completion. Suitable for all interior design projects – whether small or large – and for both interior designers working in an integrated design team and those acting as lead consultant, it brings a codified procedure and a professional rigour to the way your practice works and the way your projects run – vital for achieving a professional edge in a competitive field. Its hands-on approach is supplemented by numerous model letters and specimen forms, which the designer can quickly adapt to any job in question. With guidance to the legal background and an introduction to the new concept of space planning, the Interior Designer's Job Book should become standard reading for both new and established interior design practices, and a textbook for design school/university students on which to base their understanding of professional practice.
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Architect's Pocket Book

Author: Jonathan Hetreed,Ann Ross,Charlotte Baden-Powell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131724303X

Category: Architecture

Page: 398

View: 5502

This handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on a daily basis – on-site or in the studio. It provides clear guidance and invaluable detail on a wide range of issues, from planning policy through environmental design to complying with Building Regulations, from structural and services matters to materials characteristics and detailing. This fifth edition includes the updating of regulations, standards and sources across a wide range of topics. Compact and easy to use, the Architect’s Pocket Book has sold well over 90,000 copies to the nation’s architects, architecture students, designers and construction professionals who do not have an architectural background but need to understand the basics, fast. This is the famous little blue book that you can’t afford to be without.
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Furniture Arrangement

In Residential Spaces, A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Make a Furniture Plan That Works

Author: Vasiliki Asaroglou,Anna Bonarou

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781494270506

Category: Architecture

Page: 276

View: 479

How many different ways are there to arrange a sofa? What is the optimum distance between a sofa and a coffee table? What pieces of furniture do you need to arrange a nursery room? These and many more questions will be answered in this book. Furniture arrangement in residential spaces is the most complete book about furniture measurements and clearances around furnishings, types of furniture and furniture placement, room layouts, circulation paths, functional zones, etc. All figures are provided in both metric and imperial measurement units allowing readers to work in whichever system they prefer. The text is enriched with more than 300 diagrams and drawings, most of them dimensioned. The book is organized into chapters, which present the step-by-step process of furniture arranging. By starting with learning how to measure a space, then continuing with how to draw the floor plan of the space to scale and finally how to analyse the characteristics of each space, readers will proceed to learn how to arrange a living/dining room and also a bedroom. A chapter on how to arrange artwork on walls will help them as well.In the appendices, scale furniture cutouts and also sheets of graph paper are provided to readers so that they can draw the floor plan to scale. Certainly it is a must-have book for a wide range of professionals and students, like architects, interior designers, home stagers, space planers and decorators. It is also valuable for do-it-yourself enthusiasts that simply want to rearrange their home. By using this book, you will understand that furniture arrangement is not a one solution problem, but actually is a creative, multi-parameter process, that leads to countless furniture arrangement solutions you have never imagined before.
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Race and Rally Car Source Book

The Guide to Building Or Modifying a Competition Car

Author: Allan Staniforth

Publisher: Haynes Publications

ISBN: 9781859608463

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 2647

A thorough guide to the DIY building and modifying of a car for racing or rallying. Describes champion circuit, rally and hill-climb cars from Formula 750 to Formula 1. If you are a serious competitor in either race, rally or hill climbing this is an excellent addition to the tool box. The guide is simple, easy to follow and it is a must for any club.
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The Creative Shopkeeper

Author: Lucy Johnston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500519615

Category:

Page: 288

View: 3062

A sourcebook of highly original ideas for new retail environments that reflect the way contemporary makers do business--full of ideas for how best to market, display, and sell
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Designing Interfaces

Author: Jenifer Tidwell

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449302831

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 578

View: 6129

This text offers advice on creating user-friendly interface designs - whether they're delivered on the Web, a CD, or a 'smart' device like a cell phone. It presents solutions to common UI design problems as a collection of patterns - each containing concrete examples, recommendations, and warnings.
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AutoCAD 2015 for the Interior Designer

AutoCAD for Mac and PC

Author: Dean Muccio

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585038636

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 5126

Focused around a hotel suite project, AutoCAD 2015 for the Interior Designer provides the Interior Design student with a non-intimidating, tutorial based, approach to learning the AutoCAD program. It accomplishes this by taking students that have no computer design experience from simple commands to complete projects in this single-semester sized text. This well organized and progressive approach to learning AutoCAD sets this text apart from others. To support all users, this book now covers AutoCAD for both Macs and PCs. The emphasis of this book is on easy to understand descriptions and instructions, allowing the non-technical, artistic, visual learning Interior Design student to quickly get past the fear of using the computer to produce drawings. The focus is entirely on the use of AutoCAD for the Interior Design field and not simply architectural drawings. Chapters alternate between command descriptions, which are organized by a command set category, and tutorials. This allows students to easily refer back to command descriptions without hunting through a tutorial that introduces commands as it progresses. The emphasis is on the practical use of commands using the AutoCAD ribbon workspace, rather than the multiple (and seldom used) command options. Multiple tutorials of the hotel suite, which includes floor plan, elevation views, dimensioning, and plotting, provide a practical application of the commands learned in the preceding chapters. Completely dimensioned drawings are provided at the beginning of each tutorial so that the advanced student, or an instructor led class, can complete them without going through the step-by-step process. This textbook is classroom proven and relevant interior design homework problems are provided. After completing this book, the student will be able to create all their 2-D Interior Design work using AutoCAD.
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The New Bohemians Handbook

Come Home to Good Vibes

Author: Justina Blakeney

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351436

Category: House & Home

Page: 288

View: 5391

The New Bohemian Handbook guides readers in beautifully simple techniques for adding good vibes and style to living spaces. Packed with hundreds of ideas for bringing positive energy to your home, the book features exercises and activities for thinking about rooms in new ways. With Justina’s expert guidance, learn how to rearrange, paint, prop, and plant your way to a home that’s fresh and inspiring. Uncover your “spirit environmentâ€? and learn how to use color and scent to enhance mood, productivity, and relaxation. Revel in Justina’s encouraging advice (“you got this!â€?), and easily and affordably turn any dwelling into a personal sanctuary.
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Bauhaus

Author: Magdalena Droste

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836519694

Category:

Page: 256

View: 775

Best of Bauhaus: An in-depth study of the seminal movement in art and architecture The Bauhaus Archiv/Museum of Design in Berlin holds the most important collection on the Bauhaus today. Documents, workshop products from all areas of design, studies sketches in the classroom, and architectural plans and models are all part of its comprehensive inventory. The Bauhaus Archiv is dedicated to the study and presentation of the history of the Bauhaus, including the new Bauhaus in Chicago and the Hochschule für Gestaltung (Institute of Design) in Ulm. This book, drawn from the Archiv's extensive collection, traces this monumental movement in art and architecture via the work of its most important proponents, including Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Wassily Kandinsky, and Paul Klee.
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The Humane Metropolis

People and Nature in the 21st-century City

Author: Rutherford H. Platt

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 1558495541

Category: Architecture

Page: 326

View: 8745

Four-fifths of Americans now live in the nation's sprawling metropolitan areas, and half of the world's population is now classified as "urban." As cities become the dominant living evironment for humans, there is growing concern about how to make such places more habitable, more healthy and safe, more ecological, and more equitable -- in short, more "humane." This book explores the prospects for a more humane metropolis through a series of essays and case studies that consider why and how urban places can be made greener and more amenable. Its point of departure is the legacy of William H. Whyte (1917-1999), one of America's most admired urban thinkers. From his eyrie high above Manhattan in the offices of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Whyte laid the foundation for today's "smart growth" and "new urbanist" movements with books such as The Last Landscape (1968). His passion for improving the habitability of cities and suburbs is reflected in the diverse grassroots urban design and regreening strategies discussed in this volume. Topics examined in this book include urban and regional greenspaces, urban ecological restoration, social equity, and green design. Some of the contributors are recognized academic experts, while others offer direct practical knowledge of particular problems and initiatives. The editor's introduction and epilogue set the individual chapters in a broader context and suggest how the strategies described, if widely replicated, may help create more humane urban environments. In addition to Rutherford H. Platt, contributors to the volume include Carl Anthony, Thomas Balsley, Timothy Beatley, Eugenie L. Birch, Edward J. Blakely, Colin M. Cathcart, Steven E. Clemants, Christopher A. De Sousa, Steven N. Handel, Peter Harnik, Michael C. Houck, Jerold S. Kayden, Albert LaFarge, Andrew Light, Charles E. Little, Anne C. Lusk, Thalya Parilla, Deborah E. Popper, Frank J. Popper, Mary V. Rickel, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Robert L. Ryan, Laurin N. Sievert, Andrew G. Wiley-Schwartz, and Ann Louise Strong. Included in the back of the book is a DVD of a 22-minute film created by Ted White, which serves as a companion to the text.
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How to Draw Almost Everything

An Illustrated Sourcebook

Author: Chika Miyata

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1631591401

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 2328

Not sure how to start your drawing of a flamingo or a flying squirrel? Businessman? Bat? Baobab tree? How to Draw Almost Everything is here to help! With over 2,000 images, this visual reference book offers instructions for drawing animals, people, plants, food, everyday objects, buildings, vehicles, clothing, and more. The section on people gives simple tricks for showing emotion (angry, surprised) and action (skipping, doing a handstand). There's also a section on clothing that shows how to draw coats and jackets, shoes and boots, bell-bottoms and skinny jeans. From tricycles to tanker trucks, the book gives tips on drawing all kinds of moving vehicles. At then end of each chapter, author and artist Chika Miyata challenges you to synthesize what you've learned and create a scene. At the end of the chapter on animals, the challenge is to draw a zoo. At the end of the chapter on food, the challenge is to keep an illustrated food journal. Each entry is broken down with step-by-step illustrations, making this book perfect for beginners or experienced artists in need of a quick refresher and a great resource for those who want to express themselves through illustration or cartooning.
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Hot-Wiring Your Creative Process

Strategies for print and new media designers

Author: Curt Cloninger

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 9780132798228

Category: Computers

Page: 264

View: 6264

Design philosophies can be useful, but inspiration, creative strategies, and efficient work habits are what really get the job done. Designer, instructor, and author Curt Cloninger provides a multitude of strategies, tools, and practices that readers can use to inject a big dose of creativity into just about any design project. With illustrations drawn from 20th-century French philosophy, medieval manuscripts, punkrock posters, and more, Curt’s innovative text introduces readers to his personal toolkit for hot-wiring the creative process. You’ll learn strategies to: • Recognize and believe in your creative powers • Develop effective methods for evaluating your own work • Draw inspiration from the past • Use standard software in experimental ways, and find nonstandard applications to create new effects • Maintain a personal design playground • Mine your subconscious with the Oblique Strategies Cards, developed by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt • Un-stick your imagination by “blitz-designing” mock-ups Curt Cloninger is an artist, designer, author, and instructor in Multimedia Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. His book Fresh Styles for Web Designers: Eye Candy from the U nderground (New Riders, 2002) is an industry standard on creative Web design solutions. Curt’s art and design work has been featured in I.D. Magazine, HOW Magazine, The New York Times, Desktop Magazine, and at digital arts festivals from Korea to Brazil. He regularly speaks at international events such as HOW Design, South by Southwest, Web Design World, and FILE. His pirate signal broadcasts from lab404.com to facilitate lively dialog.
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