Author: Lydia Cline
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A practical guide to SketchUp addressing the specific needs of interior designers Already a common and popular tool for architects and landscape architects, SketchUp is increasingly finding a place in the professional workflow of interior designers. SketchUp for Interior Design is a practical introduction for interior designers and students who want to learn to use the software for their unique needs. The book covers the basics of creating 3D models before showing how to create space plans, model furniture, cabinetry, and accessories, experiment with colors and materials, incorporate manufacturers' models into project plans, and create final presentations and animated walk-throughs for clients. Each chapter includes clear explanations and helpful illustrations to make this an ideal introduction to the topic. Includes downloadable sample models and 39 tutorial videos Features sample questions and activities for instructors and additional online resources for students and self-learners Provides instruction on using SketchUp in both PC and Mac formats
Author: Usha R Bala Krishnan
About the Book : - The first-ever study of one of the most outstanding collections of gemstones and jewellery of a fabulously wealthy dynasty of India that ruled the Deccan for seven generations. Sometimes worn but never shown, these jewels belonged to the Nizams of Hyderabad, once reputed to be the richest men in the world. Finely crafted from gold and silver and exquisitely enamelled, the jewels are set with Colombian emeralds, Golconda diamonds, Burmese rubies and spinels, and pearls from Basra and India. About the Author : - Usha R Bala Krishnan is a jewellery historian, lecturer and fine arts consultant based in Mumbai.Bharath Ramamrutham is internationally recognised as one of the foremost photographers in India of the built, human and natural environment.
Author: Mike Easey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
‘Clothing that is not purchased or worn is not fashion’ (to paraphrase Armani) Knowledge of marketing is essential to help ensure success and reduce the risk of failure in fashion. For the designer starting up in business, this book offers a guide to the major decisions that will enable you to fulfil your creative potential and be a financial success: What are the major trends we should be monitoring?; How should we set our prices?; What is the most effective way to get our message across about the new product range?; Which colour-wash will be the most popular with buyers? Marketing is now a firmly established element of most fashion and clothing courses. Fashion Marketing is written to meet students’ requirements and has many features making it essential reading for anyone involved in the fashion and clothing business: · deals with contemporary issues in fashion marketing · up-to-date examples of global good practice · exclusively about fashion marketing · a unique contribution on range planning with a practical blend of sound design sense and commercial realism · a balance of theory and practice, with examples to illustrate key concepts · clear worked numerical examples to ensure that the ideas are easily understood and retained · over 50 diagrams · a glossary of the main fashion marketing terms and a guide to further reading · a systematic approach to fashion marketing, not hyperbole or speculation. The new edition has been updated throughout with new material on different promotional media, visual marketing and international marketing research; and new coverage of internal marketing, supply chain management, international marketing communications as well as the role of the internet. See www.blackwellpublishing.com/easey for supporting pack for tutors, including PowerPoint slides for each chapter plus ideas and exercises for seminars.
Author: Scda Architects
* SCDA Architects Pte Ltd is one of Singapore's leading multi-disciplinary practices based out of Singapore* SCDA Interiors is an outstanding compendium of the sophisticated approach between architecture, fine interior design and sustainable materials* The projects included range in scale from furniture and interior-based product design, to luxury hotels and villas, restaurants and private residential homes in various countries including Singapore, Thailand,Indonesia, China, India, the United States and the Maldives* Highlights the sophisticated interior designs of SCDA, showcasing the relationship between architecture and design with beautiful photography and rich descriptionsA natural extension of SCDA's multi-disciplinary practice, SCDA Interiors brings artisan luxury to interior space, adopting a holistic approach that is distinctive yet in fluent harmony with architecture and landscape. Employing more than 30 professionals at its three offices in Singapore, Shanghai and New York, the firm's diverse portfolio embodies bespoke style and crafted subtlety, spanning interior concepts, furniture, and interior-related product design, including collaborations with premium brands and leading lifestyle personalities. Its designs grace the interiors of luxury condominiums, private houses, commercial properties, institutions, as well as luxury hotels and resorts across the globe. Approaching each project with attention to light and space, and sensitivity to local cultures and traditions, SCDA Interiors strives for clarity and unity, authenticity and calmness. This is underpinned by refined craftsmanship and great delicacy in the details, infused with elemental expressions that add texture and warmth. The result is a book filled with beautiful and inspired interior ensembles that exude an elegance that feels both timeless and relevant.SCDA Architects Pte Ltd is a multi-disciplinary architecture firm, established in 1995 and based in Singapore, that engages in the practice of architecture, interior, landscape and product design. SCDA's designs strive for tranquility and calmness qualified by space, light and structural order. Architectural expressions are distilled to capture the spiritual essense of place . Its architecture and interiors are inspired by climate and cultural nuances of its context, integrating landscape, water features and blurring the distinction between interior and exterior. SCDA was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects Worldwide Award in 2003 and 2012, and nine Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Awards.Soo K. Chan, the founding principal and design director of SCDA, was the recipient of the inaugural President's Design Award, Singapore Designer of the Year and is part of the Panel of Designers for Poliform in Milan. He was also awarded SIA-Getz Architecture Prize for Emergent Architecture in Asia and two RIBA International Prizes. He is currently working on three highly prestigious residential towers, including Soori High Line, which marks his third global Soori-branded work in addition to the award-winning Alila Villas Soori in Bali
Author: Lori Dennis
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Award-winning designer and author Lori Dennis proves interior design can be both stylish and environmentally sustainable in this easy-to-use, entertaining guide. Dennis discusses every aspect of interior design—furniture and accessories, window treatments, fabrics, surface materials, appliances, plants, and more—from a green perspective in terms of reducing waste and pollution and turning a home into a healthy, comfortable environment. Readers will learn how to: - use sustainable materials like bamboo, cork, and recycled glass to enhance interiors - search thrift shops and antique stores for vintage hidden treasures - find the best vendors for purchasing green products - use plants and locally cut flowers to improve indoor air quality and brighten up rooms - replace lawns with indigenous plants and edible gardens - keep rooms clean with effective and nontoxic products - use energy efficient lighting and maximize natural light - apply for different types of green certification. Packed with over 100 color photographs, lists of the best green vendors, and profiles of leading green designers, this book is a thorough guide for anyone who wants to create beautiful interiors while lessening the waste and pollution generated by the building industry. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Author: Jason Elliot
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
In our current climate of war and suspicion, Iran is depicted as the "next" rogue nation that America and the world must "deal with." But the rhetoric about nuclear weapons and jihad obscures the real Iran: an ancient nation and culture, both sophisticated and isolated, which still exists clandestinely in major cities as well as the country's remote mountains and deserts. Jason Elliot has spent the last four years traveling in Iran, and in this remarkable book he reveals the many sides of the culture, art, architecture, and people that Westerners cannot see or conveniently ignore. Part close reading of symbols and images, part history, and part intimate interviews with Iranians of many different kinds—from wealthy aristocrats at forbidden parties to tribal horsemen in the most remote mountain villages, who have never seen a Westerner—Mirrors of the Unseen is a beautiful and thought-provoking book by one of the world's most acclaimed adventurers and authors.
Author: Vastu Shastri Khushdeep Bansal
Publisher: Maha Vastu Corporation Limited
Do you know how your life is being influenced by your building? MahaVastu gives you a systematic 4-Step procedure to evaluate your Home for its Positive and Negative Effects which lead to your successes and failures in all your efforts. Evaluation is followed by Correction and Programming. 16 scientific Techniques and Remedies are used to correct the Negative effects making No Demolitions in the building. Positive effects, then, are utilized for manifestation of desires. How practical and effective the procedure is, is well depicted in the book through original Case Studies performed by trained MahaVastu experts. MahaVastu is a purer, simpler yet more powerful system of Vastu distilled from 10,000 successful research-based case studies done by Vastushastri Khushdeep Bansal. It offers Happiness, Success, and Fulfilment in life with more Options to incorporate modern architecture and interior-designs.
Author: Alexandra Druesne
Publisher: Beta-Plus (Acc)
The new Home series from Beta-Plus invites you to take a fascinating journey through the most beautiful and inspiring interiors. The thirty volumes in this series are thematically divided by room (living rooms, bathrooms, kitchens and so on), and also b
Author: Russ Unger, Carolyn Chandler
Publisher: New Riders
User experience design is the discipline of creating a useful and usable Web site or application that’s easily navigated and meets the needs of the site owner and its users. There’s a lot more to successful UX design than knowing the latest Web technologies or design trends: It takes diplomacy, management skills, and business savvy. That’s where the updated edition of this important book comes in. With new information on design principles, mobile and gestural interactions, content strategy, remote research tools and more, you’ll learn to: Recognize the various roles in UX design, identify stakeholders, and enlist their support Obtain consensus from your team on project objectives Understand approaches such as Waterfall, Agile, and Lean UX Define the scope of your project and avoid mission creep Conduct user research in person or remotely, and document your findings Understand and communicate user behavior with personas Design and prototype your application or site Plan for development, product rollout, and ongoing quality assurance
Author: Aneta Genova
Publisher: Fairchild Books
This comprehensive introduction to accessory design gives the aspiring designer an overview of the history of fashion accessories, including a look at important contributions by brands both classic and contemporary. Genova presents a model for accessory design, from inspiration through manufacturing, and relates that process to the design of handbags and small leather goods, footwear, hats, gloves, belts, neckwear, and pocket squares. For each accessory, the text explains how the designer's creativity can be channeled into the development of styles that enhance a brand's appeal to its target market.
Author: Jon Duckett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Donald McFarlan, Norris McWhirter
Publisher: Bantam Books
The thirty-fourth annual compilation of world records is arranged in an easy-to-follow, ready-reference format and encompasses a host of facts, figures, and feasts from sports, science, the arts, human achievement, and more