Author: Tom Dyckhoff, Sophie Robinson, Daniel Hopwood
Publisher: Pavilion Books
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.
Author: Mary V. Knackstedt
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
A groundbreaking work—at an affordable price! * Fully revised and updated to reflect current trends * Invaluable for designers and the contractors and consultants who work with them Where is the business of interior design now? Where is it going? The Challenge of Interior Design shows designers how to see the big picture—how to understand the trends and movements in current design, then use them to work more effectively. Learn how to create spaces that reflect the times. Discover how to spot a trend, recognize a pattern, work as a team member, and understand what clients really want. This inspiring work, will guide designers to develop their skills and create new spaces to live, work, heal, learn, and grow.
Author: Kira Wilson Gould, Saxon Henry
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Beautiful, informative, and inspirational, this book answers the challenge of how to turn any large space into a warm, inviting home rich with personal style. While many people want large living spaces, few realize the challenges they present--such as high ceilings, long hallways, and double-height rooms--until they're face-to-face with them. This well-illustrated resource (200 full-color photographs) is packed with expert tips and techniques on how to meet the challenges of a large space. Readers will find solutions, advice, and resources from celebrated interior designers, architects, furniture specialists, contractors, and other design professionals on: * The big space challenge--answers common questions such as: How much will it cost? How long will it take? Who will I need to hire? * Design and size in relation to the human figure * Dividing and defining space by function * Paint and wallpaper * Furniture selection * Choosing and arranging art and accessories * Lighting The author also includes a valuable Frequently Asked Questions section, as well as resource information for everything from furniture to flooring and lighting.
Author: Stephen Alesch, Robin Standefer
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
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.
Author: Sandra S. Soria
Publisher: Taunton Press
Readers will be inspired by this series of visual ideas for some of the most-used rooms in the house. Each book is rich with beautiful color photographs, practical sidebars -- and designs of all kinds that will appeal to a wide range of tastes and budgets. The Bathroom Idea Book offers practical and useful advice on all aspects of remodeling and design, including fixtures, lighting, flooring, ventilation, finishes, and counter materials. The book includes floor plans and nearly 400 color photos.
Author: Candice Olson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Candice Olson Favorite Design Challenges follows the model established by Candice Olson Kitchens & Baths (9780470889374). It features two dozen of Candice's stunning room makeovers, described in Candice's approachable and authoritative voice. Her gorgeous room sketches and design boards show how each design took shape. More than 200 full-color before-and-after photos provide a wealth of visual inspiration, while Candice's tips and insights into what makes each space work give readers practical knowledge for planning their own room redos
Author: Julius Panero, Martin Zelnik
The study of human body measurements on a comparative basis is known as anthropometrics. Its applicability to the design process is seen in the physical fit, or interface, between the human body and the various components of interior space. Human Dimension and Interior Space is the first major anthropometrically based reference book of design standards for use by all those involved with the physical planning and detailing of interiors, including interior designers, architects, furniture designers, builders, industrial designers, and students of design. The use of anthropometric data, although no substitute for good design or sound professional judgment should be viewed as one of the many tools required in the design process. This comprehensive overview of anthropometrics consists of three parts. The first part deals with the theory and application of anthropometrics and includes a special section dealing with physically disabled and elderly people. It provides the designer with the fundamentals of anthropometrics and a basic understanding of how interior design standards are established. The second part contains easy-to-read, illustrated anthropometric tables, which provide the most current data available on human body size, organized by age and percentile groupings. Also included is data relative to the range of joint motion and body sizes of children. The third part contains hundreds of dimensioned drawings, illustrating in plan and section the proper anthropometrically based relationship between user and space. The types of spaces range from residential and commercial to recreational and institutional, and all dimensions include metric conversions. In the Epilogue, the authors challenge the interior design profession, the building industry, and the furniture manufacturer to seriously explore the problem of adjustability in design. They expose the fallacy of designing to accommodate the so-called average man, who, in fact, does not exist. Using government data, including studies prepared by Dr. Howard Stoudt, Dr. Albert Damon, and Dr. Ross McFarland, formerly of the Harvard School of Public Health, and Jean Roberts of the U.S. Public Health Service, Panero and Zelnik have devised a system of interior design reference standards, easily understood through a series of charts and situation drawings. With Human Dimension and Interior Space, these standards are now accessible to all designers of interior environments.
Author: Bill Burnett, Dave Evans
#1 New York Times Bestseller At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve. In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise. "Designing Your Life walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will." —Daniel Pink, bestselling author of Drive “This [is] the career book of the next decade and . . . the go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love.” —David Kelley, Founder of IDEO “An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book’s most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.” —Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Alex Thomas Anderson
The Problem of the House will appeal to art and architectural historians, students and scholars of architecture, interior designers, and decorative artists.
Author: Sheri Craig, Tom Tkach
Publisher: Whitecap Books Ltd
It's home decorating with a twist. Decorating can be hard enough...but what about decorating a room in someone else's house? Based on the hit television show, The Decorating Challenge, here are twenty-two of the most popular episodes, complete with before-and-after photos and behind the scenes tips from the designers. What can you do with $1000 and 18 hours to spend for a complete room makeover? Plenty! Find out what the carpenters, designers and homeowners achieved with very little time and a very modest budget. Follow their lead and soon you'll be transforming the rooms in your home with outstanding effects and simple updates.
Author: Maarten A. Hajer, Ton Dassen
Publisher: Nai Uitgevers Pub
"The discourse on "Smart Cities" is everywhere. It promises an era of innovative urban planning, driven by smart urban technologies that will make cities safer, cleaner and, above all, more efficient. Efficiency seems uncontroversial but does it make for great cities? In this book, Maarten Hajer, Director-general of PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and Ton Dassen, urban sustainability researcher at PBL, plea for a "smart urbanism" instead of uncritically adopting "smart cities". Such smart urbanism needs to find solutions for what modern 20th century urbanism has forgotten to take into account: the "metabolism" of cities - the variety of flows that connect city life to nature. What are we taking in, what are we discharging, and how efficiently are we doing that? Illustrated by 50 infographics, this book highlights both the challenges and opportunities for change. It calls for a "globally networked urbanism" that allows cities worldwide to learn faster and jointly identify effective strategies. A viable 21st century planning, rather than including top-down innovation, opts to embed technology in social innovations."--Contratapa.