Author: Susan Malone
Interior Design For Beginners - Interior Design Hacks To Make Your Home Look Amazing On A Budget! It's no secret that we all love the idea of interior design. We take a look at the magazines filled with glorious rooms designed beautifully. We look at the cool projects that bring life to the room, and the elaborate things that make the rooms look anything but ordinary. But when you try to do it, you find that it's not nearly so simple as you imagine it's going to be. You think it's going to be as simple as pushing a chair into the corner of the room next to a funky piece of art, but when you take a step back and look at it, it looks like a chair pushed into the corner of the room and not the cool design you see in the magazines. This of course, leaves you feeling disheartened and like you can't do it. You feel like you are going to be stuck with the same old pieces in your home and look as normal and ordinary as everyone else. You don't feel like you stand out at all, and you wonder how anyone manages to make simple pieces look so cool.This book is going to change all of that. In it, I am going to show you how to embrace the fun side of interior design, and how you can take the furniture you already have to create the room of your dreams. I am going to show you how to shop thriftily to get the new items you need without breaking the bank, and I am going to show you how to indulge in interior design like a pro.
Author: Yumi Sakugawa
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Author, illustrator and comic book artist Yumi Sakugawa shares a wide range of useful and unexpected tips for looking and feeling better, streamlining and improving your home life, and creating fun and artsy DIY projects that can brighten your living space. Inspired by her popular “Secret Yumiverse” tips originally posted on WonderHowTo.com, The Little Book of Life Hacks offers a wide range of practical advice and fun tips for everything from how to: - Remove dark circles from under your eyes - Make cold brew iced coffee at home - Throw the perfect apartment party on a budget - Work out at home without a gym membership - Take the perfect afternoon power nap...and more! Featuring Yumi’s signature hand-drawn illustrations throughout, The Little Book of Life Hacks is a distinctive and perfect gift for recent graduates and young working women who want to learn practical ways to organize and improve their daily life while still having fun.
Author: Gil Schafer
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Known for creating homes with a feeling of history, the traditional architect illustrates how he blends classical architecture, interior decoration, and landscape when renovating historic homes and building new "old" houses.
Author: Shawna Coronado
Create simple solutions for growing organic gardens! The word "hack" has a multitude of meanings these days, but if you ask garden author Shawna Coronado what a hack is, she might just wave her hand toward her own back yard. She could be pointing at the garden bench she created from leftover wood posts and a few cinder blocks, or the rows of wine bottles buried soldier-style along a winding pathway, or even the garden soil itself, which is blended by hand from an organic soil recipe she devised. A hack is really just a great idea that's come to life. In 101 Organic Garden Hacks you'll find the top tips, tricks, and solutions Shawna has dreamed up in her career as one of America's most creative gardeners. Some are practical timesavers; others offer clever ways to "upcycle" everyday items in your garden. One characteristic every hack shares is that they are completely organic and unfailingly environmentally friendly. Divided into a dozen different categories for easy reference, each hack is accompanied by a clear photo that shows you exactly how to complete it. If you are looking for resourceful ways to improve your garden and promote green living values right at home, you'll love paging through this fascinating, eye-catching book.
Author: Liz Bauwens, Alexandra Campbell
Publisher: CICO Books
Upcycling sums up todayâ€™s approach to interiors. It means re-using or re-styling things in an innovative and contemporary way, transforming an older piece of furniture from junk to fabulous. The same idea can even be applied to mass-market modern furnitureâ€”through "hacking," you can give it a brand new use or an entirely different look. Both upcycling and hacking are about re-purposing, taking an inexpensive item and re-working it into something special and unique. Itâ€™s not just about making the most of your budget, although upcycling and hacks will save you money. Itâ€™s about having a home that reflects your style and individuality. Sometimes itâ€™s just a question of looking at "that old thing" in a different way, such as hanging an empty picture frame on the wall, using a piece of outdoor furniture inside, adding different doors to chain-store fittings, or combining traditional and modern in quirky, individualistic ways.
Author: Hester Van Overbeek
Publisher: Cico Books
Discover 35 creative updates for a unique and stylish home. Upcycling and updating are fantastic ways to create unique character in your home, while saving money at the same time. Furniture Hacks shows you how to do just that, with your furniture, accessories, and soft furnishings: transform tables, desks, chests of drawers, beds, chairs, drapes and curtains, rugs, and more. All of the 35 amazing ideas have step-by-step photos so you can see exactly what you need to do, plus there's a basic techniques section if you do need to learn a particular method.
Author: Kevin Hemenway, Tara Calishain
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Provides techniques on creating spiders and scrapers to retrieve information from Web sites and data sources.
Author: Hester van Overbeek
Publisher: CICO Books
Discover how to update and repurpose wooden furniture and homeware for an effortlessly chic home. Nowadays, it is easy to find affordable furniture for your home from chain stores, but those pieces can lack character. This is where furniture hacking comes in—updating, repurposing and personalizing to create stylish, unique masterpieces. Hester van Overbeek shows you 23 ways to update your wooden furniture and home accessories, all with step-by-step photos to guide you along the way. Projects range from simpler ideas, such as a table made from stacked old magazines, to larger pieces like the window shutters, which you can create for a fraction of the price it would cost to buy them new. Discover how to make your own four-poster bed by combining a budget bed base and pieces of reclaimed wood, or convert a bookcase into a sideboard. There are five chapters covering the main areas of the home—Living Room, Kitchen and Dining Room, Bedroom, Home Office, and Outdoor Space. Hester’s philosophy is that you don’t need much money or many DIY skills to make your house into a cozy, stylish home. With the right inspiration, you can create something beautiful.
Author: Paul Mutton
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
IRC (Internet Relay Chat) may very well turn out to be the world's most successful hack. In 1988, Jarkko Oikarinen wrote the original IRC program at the University of Oulu, Finland. As he says in his foreword, "IRC started as one summer trainee's programming exercise. A hack grew into a software development project that hundreds of people participated in, and then became a worldwide environment where tens of thousands of people now spend time with each other. I have found many of my friends through IRC and learnt a significant part of my present software engineering knowledge while using and working with IRC. That would not have been possible without learning from code examples and hacks from others".IRC has continued to grow in popularity since its inception. Millions of people from all over the world now use IRC to chat with friends, discuss projects and collaborate on research. With a simple, clearly defined protocol, IRC has become one of the most accessible chat environments, with clients written for a multitude of operating systems. And IRC is more than just a simple chat system it is a network of intercommunicating servers, allowing thousands of clients to connect from anywhere in the world using the IRC protocol.While IRC is easy to get into and many people are happy to use it without being aware of what's happening under the hood, there are those who hunger for more knowledge, and this book is for them. IRC Hacks is a collection of tips and tools that cover just about everything needed to become a true IRC master, featuring contributions from some of the most renowned IRC hackers, many of whom collaborated on IRC, grouping together to form the channel #irchacks on the freenode IRC network (irc.freenode.net).Like all of our Hacks books, there are many different ways to use IRC Hacks. You can read the book from cover to cover, but you might be better served by picking an interesting item from the table of contents and just diving in.If you're relatively new to IRC, you should considering starting with a few hacks from each progressive chapter. Chapter 1 starts you off by showing you how to connect to IRC, while Chapter 2 acquaints you with the everyday concepts you'll need to use IRC effectively. Chapter 3 is all about users and channels, and introduces the first pieces of code. Chapter 4 shows you how to make useful enhancements to IRC clients.Chapter 5 is where you will learn the basics about creating IRC bots, with Chapters 6-12 introducing more complex bots that can be used for logging, servicing communities, searching, announcing, networking, managing channels or simply for having fun. Chapter 13 delves into the IRC protocol in more detail, and Chapter 14 demonstrates some interesting alternative methods for connecting to IRC. Finally, Chapter 15 will move you on to new pastures by showing you how to set up your own IRC server.This book presents an opportunity to learn how IRC works and how to make best use of some of the features that have made it the most successful, most scalable, and most mature chat system on this planet. IRC Hacks delves deep into the possibilities.
Author: Kate Watson-Smyth
Publisher: Pavilion Books
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
Author: Lily Rockwell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Shipping Container Homes: 30 Hacks For Beginners On Building Shipping Container Home There is no toy that is as beloved as building blocks. As children, we all spent hours using our imaginations and building everything from the smallest home to the largest castle. Now you can put that creativity to use in building your very own home! Shipping containers are the "new" building blocks, and they make an excellent choice for building any type of house you ever dreamed of. From a tiny, one container home, to a sprawling, multi-floored family home, the possibilities are truly endless! In the "Shipping Container Homes: 30 Hacks For Beginners On Building Shipping Container Home" guide you are going to learn everything you need in order to get started building the home of your dreams. You Will Learn: The benefits of building a shipping container home for your budget and the planet. The types of shipping containers you can choose from. How to find the right shipping containers for your home. The different types of plans are available for building a beautiful home. How to build your home. 30 secret tips from do it yourself builders and professionals to help you build the best home ever. More... You are going to be thrilled with what you can do to build a gorgeous and comfortable home! Download your E book "Shipping Container Homes: 30 Hacks For Beginners On Building Shipping Container Home""Buy Now with 1-Click" button!
Author: Jesse Cravens, Jeff Burtoft
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
With 90 detailed hacks, expert web developers Jesse Cravens and Jeff Burtoft demonstrate intriguing uses of HTML5-related technologies. Each recipe provides a clear explanation, screenshots, and complete code examples for specifications that include Canvas, SVG, CSS3, multimedia, data storage, web workers, WebSockets, and geolocation. You’ll also find hacks for HTML5 markup elements and attributes that will give you a solid foundation for creative recipes that follow. The last chapter walks you through everything you need to know to get your HTML5 app off the ground, from Node.js to deploying your server to the cloud. Here are just a few of the hacks you’ll find in this book: Make iOS-style card flips with CSS transforms and transitions Replace the background of your video with the Canvas tag Use Canvas to create high-res Retina Display-ready media Make elements on your page user-customizable with editable content Cache media resources locally with the filesystem API Reverse-geocode the location of your web app user Process image data with pixel manipulation in a dedicated web worker Push notifications to the browser with Server-Sent Events
Author: Lisa Steele
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Spoil your chickens and beautify your coop with 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks from Fresh Eggs Daily. Join Lisa Steele, chicken-keeper extraordinaire and founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, on a behind-the-coop tour like you've never seen. Lisa has spent years figuring out the best ways to keep chickens healthy, the natural way, and she's collected more than just your average tips. 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks from Fresh Eggs Daily includes simple ideas for re-using and upcycling old items, as well as detailed information on using natural ingredients to enhance and improve your chickens' lives without breaking the bank. This guide includes these handy ideas and much more: Feeding: Try homemade scratch, growing fodder, or frozen treats The Run: Make a chicken swing or DIY scarecrow Chicken Health: Find ideas for boredom busters, homemade salves, and herbal teas The Coop: Keep it clean with a natural coop cleaner and make your own coop curtains The Garden: Build an herb drying rack or brew a batch of chicken poop “tea” So what are you waiting for? Make your chickens the happiest birds on the block!
Author: Jules Yap
Publisher: Random House
THINK OUTSIDE THE FLAT-PACK BOX: The ingenious team at IkeaHackers.net show you how to transform affordable IKEA products into creative new furniture and more... Step 1. Buy it at IKEA. Step 2. Open the box. Step 3. Throw away the instructions. Step 4. Have fun building your exciting new hack! By thinking outside the flat-pack box, author Jules Yap and the contributors to her wildly popular website IkeaHackers.net have come up with clever ways to repurpose IKEA's great products into even more useful and stylish furnishings for your home. Packed with ideas for every room, IKEA Hacks shows you how to mix-and-match, cut-and-paste, and saw-and-screw IKEA items in ways they never imagined. The inventive projects include a cat condo created using LACK tables, a children's playhouse constructed from KURA bed and TROFAST toy storage, and a Murphy bed made from PAX wardrobe, BALLSTAD doors and LUROY bed base. Each project comes complete with step-by-step instructions as well as full-colour illustrations and photos.