Author: Irene Schampaert, Judith Baehner
Publisher: Lannoo Publishers
" A luxuriously illustrated coffee-table book, Wonderplants may have significant side effects. The overload of green interior design might have you grow green with envy and scurry off to a nearby garden centre." - ELLE The green interiors trend is here to stay. The sequel to bestselling title Wonderplants, this second volume features even more inspiring ideas for a greener interior. Wonder Plants 2 gathers twenty of the world's best interior designs, each of them urban jungles that will inspires dreams of having an oasis of green at home. The book ends with a plant index and some useful tips and tricks, as well as an overview of new trends, with explanations by interior design experts. AUTHORS: Irene Schampaert works as a graphic designer and has been blogging about design in the broad sense of the word, as well as colours and patterns, decoration and design, typography and photography for years. Judith Baehner is an author, blogger, freelance editor and stylist for just about anything that makes life a little more green. She previously published The Plants Lab. They co-wrote the internationally bestselling Wonderplants. SELLING POINTS: * The sequel to the bestseller Wonderplants: even more inspiring ideas for a greener, plant-filled interior * Reveals the latest plant trends * Features green interiors from all over the world * Includes practical tips and a plant index 250 colour images
Author: Charles Faudree
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
The most beloved designer of Country French interiors, Charles Faudree has been working his magic on homesdomestically and internationally for more than thirty-five years. His fourth book, Charles Faudree Interiors, continues to reveal his versatility in classic and international styles, and showcases his newest signature country French interior-his own new cabin nestled in the Oklahoma countryside-along with a tropical island retreat, a chic metropolitan high-rise, and homes done up in Georgian, contemporary and ranch high style. Here, in his personal, engaging manner, Faudree walks us through the challenges and successes of his newest designs that prove French Country can keep its traditional spirit and still be modern, surprising and edgy.
Author: Jenifer Jordan
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Modern Country blends the quiet, simple elegance of classic country with a clean, modernist edge to create an entirely new interior genre. When classic country is infused with modern design, it becomes bolder. It offers a contemporary attitude, a confident feel that mixes periods, patterns, and pedigrees but embraces the element of restraint. As noted photo stylist and author Nancy Ingram says, "Mix it up and pare it down!"
Author: Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
Publisher: Seagrass Press
Someday Is Now tells the inspirational story of the celebrated civil rights leader, Clara Luper, who led one of the first lunch-counter sit-ins in America. How will you stand against something you know is wrong? One way is to follow the lessons of bravery taught by civil rights pioneers like Clara Luper. As a child, Clara saw how segregation affected her life. Her journey famously led her to Oklahoma, where she and her students desegregated stores and restaurants that were closed to African-Americans. With courage and conviction, Clara Luper led young people to “do what had to be done.” This moving title includes additional information on Clara Luper's extraordinary life, her lessons of nonviolent resistance, and a glossary of key civil rights people and terms.
Author: Russell Westbrook
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
This first book authored by the NBA superstar and fashion icon Russell Westbrook provides a unique glimpse into his world. From fellow athletes, fashion designers, musicians, and other cultural figures that inspire him to images of his sartorial trajectory as an athlete-turned-fashionista, this volume will traverse style, streetwear, design, culture, and sports realms much in the same vein Rizzoli's Pharrell: Places and Spaces I've Been.
Author: Dallas Architectural Forum
Publisher: Visual Profile Books
Illustrated with over 280 full-color photos and floor plans, Dallas Modern is a visual feast. Accompanied by informative chapter texts and thought-provoking essays by distinguished art and architecture authorities, this is a must-read for those who want to celebrate the best in modern living. The pages present a portrait of Dallas and show a sophisticated world of fine homes that are appealing, livable, and undeniably Modern in design.
Author: James Steele
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Contemporary Japanese Architecture presents a clear and comprehensive overview of the historical and cultural framework that informs the work of all Japanese architects, as an introduction to an in-depth investigation of the challenges now occupying the contemporary designers who will be the leaders of the next generation. It separates out the young generation of Japanese architects from the crowded, distinguished, multi-generational field they seek to join, and investigates the topics that absorb them, and the critical issues they face within the new economic reality of Japan and a shifting global order. Salient points in the text are illustrated by beautiful, descriptive images provided by the architects and from the extensive collection of the author. By combining illustrations with timelines and graphics to explain complex ideas, the book is accessible to any student seeking to understand contemporary Japanese architecture.
Author: Anne de Courcy
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
A deliciously told group biography of the young, rich, American heiresses who married into the impoverished British aristocracy at the turn of the twentieth century – The real women who inspired Downton Abbey Towards the end of the nineteenth century and for the first few years of the twentieth, a strange invasion took place in Britain. The citadel of power, privilege and breeding in which the titled, land-owning governing class had barricaded itself for so long was breached. The incomers were a group of young women who, fifty years earlier, would have been looked on as the alien denizens of another world - the New World, to be precise. From 1874 - the year that Jennie Jerome, the first known 'Dollar Princess', married Randolph Churchill - to 1905, dozens of young American heiresses married into the British peerage, bringing with them all the fabulous wealth, glamour and sophistication of the Gilded Age. Anne de Courcy sets the stories of these young women and their families in the context of their times. Based on extensive first-hand research, drawing on diaries, memoirs and letters, this richly entertaining group biography reveals what they thought of their new lives in England - and what England thought of them.
Author: Elmo Baca, M. J. Van Deventer
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
Within their natural settings, indigenous Americans created the fundamental elements that have become the hallmarks of native American design - pottery and textiles, carvings and beaded artefacts, all crafted from natural materials. This illustrated study offers insights into the artwork, crafts, architecture and interior design that have developed from these natural inspirations.
Author: John Young Cole
Publisher: Scala Books
The three imposing buildings of the Library of Congress-the Thomas Jefferson Building, the John Adams Building, and the James Madison Memorial Building-are feats of architecture that hold America's knowledge on their shelves and in their drawers. But the
Author: Douglas Miller, Steve Gerkin
This is the remarkable story of how the intersection of 4th & Boston in Tulsa, Oklahoma became the heart of the "Magic Empire," an early euphemism for the Oklahoma oil fields that created fabulous fortunes seemingly overnight in the early 20th Century. Behind the unique collection of buildings that populate its four corners are stories of boom and bust, risk and loss, and courage and love. Like the city that surrounds it, 4th & Boston is a place where golden opportunity led towering egos to build wealth and power on foundations of ingenuity, sacrifice, and faith. This one intersection encapsulates the ongoing drama that always has and always will be embodied in the name "Tulsa."
Author: Curt Newport
Publisher: Burlington, Ont. : Apogee Books
Describes how the paths of two men, one living and one dead, crossed in the recovery of the Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft.
Author: Hannah Jenkins
Publisher: Images Publishing
"Collection of contemporary residential designs seen across the United States today ... [with] residential designs by leading architects from across the United States, illuminated with rarely seen photographs and detailed plans, and underlines the sensitivity of today's architects to the natural environment, as well as the care and attention paid to interior design and everyday living. Each project illustrates how architects adapt their designs to accommodate the challenges posed by the local topography and variations in climate, along with a sharp focus on optimum strategies for sustainable living, be it across small, boutique projects, to large-scale, luxury abodes"--provided by publisher.
Author: Alex Kava
New York Times– and internationally bestselling author Alex Kava’s thrilling new series introducing Ryder Creed, ex-marine turned K9 search-and-rescue dog trainer as he teams up with fan-favorite FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell. Ryder Creed and his dogs have been making national headlines. They’ve intercepted several major drug stashes being smuggled through Atlanta’s airport. But their newfound celebrity has also garnered some unwanted attention. When Creed and one of his dogs are called in to search a commercial fishing vessel, they discover a secret compartment. But the Colombian cartels’ latest shipment isn’t drugs. This time, its cargo is human. To make matters worse, Creed helps one of the cartel’s drug mules escape—a fourteen-year-old girl who reminds him of his younger sister who disappeared fifteen years ago. Meanwhile, FBI agent Maggie O’Dell is investigating a series of murders—the victims tortured, killed, and dumped in the Potomac River. She suspects it’s the work of a cunning and brutal assassin, but her politically motivated boss has been putting up roadblocks. By the time she uncovers a hit list with Creed’s name on it, it might be too late. The cartel has already sent someone to destroy Creed and everyone close to him. But Creed and his dogs have a few surprises in store on their compound in Florida. Will it be enough to stop a ruthless cartel determined to remove the thorn in its side once and for all? From the Hardcover edition.