Author: Bridget Vranckx
Publisher: Harper Collins
Another wonderful addition to the DesignSource series, this volume focuses on modern interior design and will help you create your modern dream home! Modern Interior DesignSource presents cutting-edge ideas from around the world for a wide range of twenty-first-century residences. Experimenting with color, texture, arrangement, materials, and finishes, there are myriad ways to personalize your home. Whether your home is urban or rural, large or small, this book showcases thousands of design solutions that can be applied to each room of the house.
Author: Bridget Vranckx
Publisher: Universe Pub
An in-depth, lavishly illustrated survey of aesthetic examples of small-sized urban interiors that have been rendered stylish and comfortable through strategic designs advises readers on how to apply color schemes, movable furniture, and organizational elements for specific benefits. Original.
Author: Joseph DeChiara, Julius Panero, Martin Zelnik
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
The "Silver Bible" -- thoroughly revised, updated and redesigned Interior designers, architects, and other design professionals can still turn to the field’s beloved "Silver Bible" for a wealth of information related to the design and planning of residential and commercial interiors. But now, Time-Saver Standards for Interior Design and Space Planning, Second Edition goes even further to truly make the classic interior design reference the standard in its field. From standard furniture dimensions to architectural woodwork details, you’ll find a vast array of time-saving data and details. Editors Joseph DeChiara, Julius Panero, and Martin Zelnik have brought together contributions from well-known architectural and interior design firms to give you details derived from actual designs and working drawings, showing various solutions for typical design problems encountered in interior architecture. You get a wide range of typical layouts and residential spaces, offices, conference rooms, and reception areas, in addition to details of bars, restaurants, and public toilets. This exciting new edition includes new international examples and metrification – and provides you with full coverage of healthcare spaces, educational spaces; home offices; videoconferencing spaces; green design; project forms and schedules. Two outstanding sections cover historic styles and woodworking.
Author: Erin Boyle
For anyone looking to declutter, organize, and simplify, author Erin Boyle shares practical guidance and personal insights on small-space living and conscious consumption. At once pragmatic and philosophical, Simple Matters is a nod to the growing consensus that living simply and purposefully is more sustainable not only for the environment, but for our own happiness and well-being, too. Boyle embraces the notion that "living small" is beneficial and accessible to us all—whether we're renting a tiny apartment or purchasing a three-story house. Filled with personal essays, projects, and helpful advice on how to be inventive and resourceful in a tight space, Simple Matters shows that living simply is about making do with less and ending up with more: more free time, more time with loved ones, more savings, and more things of beauty.
Author: Lauren Bradshaw
Publisher: Walnut Animal Society
Deep in the shade of a walnut grove stands a tall tree house. A delightful group of friends gathers here. They call themselves the Walnut Animal Society. Their mission is to create and to always remain curious. Henry the Fox is a knowledgeable fellow, known for his unique inventions. Margaux the Kitty’s many books are filled with stories and poems she’s written. Ruthie the Deer loves to dance like the butterflies that flutter outside. The collection of ropes and fishing poles belongs to adventurous Chester the Raccoon. Magnolia the Bunny makes maps of the places she’s explored beyond the walnut grove. And Eleanor the Bear gathers flowers and plants to make tea for her friends. Henry is a founding member of the Walnut Animal Society, an inventor and a tinkerer. Today Henry is not inventing or tinkering. Henry has lost his idea. Follow Henry and his friend Eleanor as they search for Henry’s lost idea and discover much more in this charming picture book, the first in a series of titles, reminiscent of such classics as Winnie the Pooh, and illustrated in a rich, vintage palette.
Author: Terence Conran
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
Offers innovative tips, techniques, and practical design solutions for creating comfortable, stylish, and beautiful rooms in small spaces and explains how to take full advantage of every square foot of available space.
Author: David Kent Ballast, FAIA, CSI
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The all-in-one interior detailing guide that unites creative and technical aspects A well-executed interior space requires the successful combination of the creative and the technical. Interior Detailing bridges the gap between design and construction, and shows how to develop and transform design concepts into details that meet the constraints, functional requirements, and constructability issues that are part of any interior design element. It offers guidance on how design professionals can combine imaginative thinking and the application of technical resources to create interiors that are aesthetically pleasing, functionally superior, and environmentally sound. Interior Detailing: Includes 150 easy-to-understand details showing how to logically think through the design and development of an assembly so that it conforms to the designer's intent and meets the practical requirements of good construction Describes how to solve any detailing design problem in a rational way Contains conceptual and practical approaches to designing and detailing construction components thatform interior spaces Shows how a small number of principles can be used to solve nearly any detailing problem This guide covers the subject of interior spaces comprehensively by balancing the contributions of physical beauty and structural integrity in one complete volume. By following the principles laid out in this book, interior designers and architects can plan for the construction of a unique interior environment more thoughtfully and with a clearer, better-defined purpose.
Author: Danielle Aubert, Lana Cavar, Natasha Chandani
Lafayette Park, an affordable middle-class residential area in downtown Detroit, is home to the largest collection of buildings designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the world. Today, it is one of Detroit's most racially integrated and economically stable neighborhoods, although it is surrounded by evidence of a city in financial distress. Through interviews with and essays by residents; reproductions of archival material; and new photographs by Karin Jobst, Vasco Roma, and Corine Vermeulen, and previously unpublished photographs by documentary filmmaker Janine Debannâe, Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies examines the way that Lafayette Park residents confront and interact with this unique modernist environment. Lafayette Park has not received the level of international attention that other similar projects by Mies have. This may be due in part to its location in Detroit, a city whose most positive qualities are often overlooked in the media. This book is a reaction against the way that iconic modernist architecture is often represented. Whereas other writers may focus on the design intentions of the architect, authors Aubert, Cavar and Chandani seek to show the organic and idiosyncratic ways that the people who live in Lafayette Park actually use the architecture and how this experience, in turn, affects their everyday lives. While there are many publications about abandoned buildings in Detroit and about the city's prosperous past, this book is about a remarkable part of the city as it exists today, in the twenty-first century.
Author: Helen Phillips
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2015 NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by Time Out, Bustle, The Atlantic, Electric Literature, Kobo, Kirkus and more... "Riveting... thrillerlike...drolly surreal...Ultimately, The Beautiful Bureaucrat succeeds because it isn't afraid to ask the deepest questions." The New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice "A joyride..." -Karen Russell NAMED A MUST READ OF THE SUMMER by the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Bustle, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, HelloGiggles and more... A young wife's new job pits her against the unfeeling machinations of the universe in a first novel Ursula K. Le Guin hails as "funny, sad, scary, beautiful. I love it." In a windowless building in a remote part of town, the newly employed Josephine inputs an endless string of numbers into something known only as The Database. After a long period of joblessness, she's not inclined to question her fortune, but as the days inch by and the files stack up, Josephine feels increasingly anxious in her surroundings-the office's scarred pinkish walls take on a living quality, the drone of keyboards echoes eerily down the long halls. When one evening her husband Joseph disappears and then returns, offering no explanation as to his whereabouts, her creeping unease shifts decidedly to dread. As other strange events build to a crescendo, the haunting truth about Josephine's work begins to take shape in her mind, even as something powerful is gathering its own form within her. She realizes that in order to save those she holds most dear, she must penetrate an institution whose tentacles seem to extend to every corner of the city and beyond. Both chilling and poignant, The Beautiful Bureaucrat is a novel of rare restraint and imagination. With it, Helen Phillips enters the company of Murakami, Bender, and Atwood as she twists the world we know and shows it back to us full of meaning and wonder-luminous and new.
Author: Kathryn Bechen
Publisher: Baker Books
Organizing and interior design expert offers tips, strategies, and resources for bringing style and order to any space.
Author: Robert Novogratz, Cortney Novogratz
Publisher: Artisan Books
Presents twenty of the authors' favorite design projects, revealing how to achieve the eclectic and vintage modern styles that characterize their work in home decoration endeavors.
Author: Gustav Stickley
WE have selected for presentation here what we consider the best of the houses de signed in The Craftsman Workshops and published in THE CRAFTSMAN during the past five years. Brought together in this way into a closely related group, these designs serve to show the development of the Craftsman idea of home building, decoration and furnishing, and to make plain the fundamental principles which underlie the planning of every Craftsman house. These principles are simplicity, durability, fitness for the life that is to be lived in the house and harmony with its natural surroundings. Given these things, the beauty and comfort of the home environment develops as naturally as a flowering plant from the root.
Author: Felice Cohen
Publisher: Dividends Press
Could you live in an apartment with 90 square feet of floor space, the area approximately the same as a Honda Accord? Could you do it for five years? And could you be happy? Felice Cohen could. And she was. A YouTube video of her astonishing use of space went viral with millions of hits. She has heard from people around the globe, many requesting the outlines of her methods. Felice's highly organized approach, gleaned from more than 20 years as a professional organizer, prepared her for the challenge of a tiny space, smack in the middle of Manhattan, where the city itself became her "extra rooms." 90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 90 Square Feet (...or more) is a "want to" guide on how to "live large" in any size space, the message being: eliminate clutter and focus on the things that matter. Whether you live in 90 or 9,000 square feet, this book will be of real practical and immediate value.
Author: Antonio Corcuera Aranguiz
Simultaneously defining and being defined by its surroundings, the town house is one of the most fascinating and innovative housing possibilities of today. The book is a compilation of some of the more interesting town houses which have been recently constructed. If we had to highlight one characteristic from the projects presented here, it would be thier ability to make the most of thier space in such creative ways. Within the basic typology of flat walls, a world of possiblities open: spaces full of light, endless staircases, curtain walls, facades which spread completely out into the street, of enclosed areas that lead into mysterious gardens and interior patios. The play between inside and out, public and private, work space and living space is intrinsic to the language spoken by the new town house: a house that proposes a modern way of dwelling in today's urban landscapes. A superb selection of recent projects that are outstanding in their creative interpretation of the contemporary urban home.