Author: Minas Kosmidis
In recent years, most bars' successes attribute to their distinct themes or unique interior designs. Today, the bar's interior design tends to individuation and diversification, which is directly related to creation intentions of the designer and the owner. A bar's theme could be anything or any events, even a fleeting idea. Therefore, now a bar's theme tends to be diversified and abstract which runs through every aspect of its interior design. This book will illustrate bar design in four chapters: theme design, layout design, the use of materials and lighting design. Each chapter starts with some must-know design points and then some experienced designers will share their experience with design cases. At last, some featured bar design cases within recent three years will be illustrated. The common features of our selected cases are promoted and highlighted: consideration of details, emphasis on experience and sustainability, understanding of owner's demands and appropriate expression of space.
Author: Patricia Rodemann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Patterns in Interior Environments Perception, Psychology, and Practice It's no secret that patterns and combinations of patterns in an interior design can produce a broad variety of physical, emotional, and psychological responses in those who view them-from cheerfulness and a desire to get things done to agitation or lethargy. Few interior designers, however, have a strong grasp of how and why these responses are produced and which types of patterns are most likely to evoke a specific reaction. Even less is known about pattern preferences among different demographic groups. Most studies available on these subjects are purely academic, largely theoretical, or devoid of any reference to practical application. Patterns in Interior Environments is the first book to present significant original research on pattern preferences and responses with a view toward practical application by working design professionals. It offers a wealth of clear and accessible information in an easy-to-use format that will help designers better understand and respond to their clients' needs. Supplemented with hundreds of illustrations of pattern designs and patterns within room settings, this revolutionary new resource: * Interprets and explains technical information about the psycho-physical and psychological effects of different types of patterns and public perceptions of them * Includes recent research findings identifying pattern preferences of different demographic groups * Specifies appropriate pattern types for various activities, including selling, learning, healing, relaxing, eating, negotiating, performing complex tasks, and more For residential and commercial interior designers, Patterns in Interior Environments is a powerful tool for reducing the time and frustration involved in finding patterns to meet client requirements.
Author: David Pogue
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
In early reviews, geeks raved about Windows 7. But if you're an ordinary mortal, learning what this new system is all about will be challenging. Fear not: David Pogue's Windows 7: The Missing Manual comes to the rescue. Like its predecessors, this book illuminates its subject with reader-friendly insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for beginners as well as veteran PC users. Windows 7 fixes many of Vista's most painful shortcomings. It's speedier, has fewer intrusive and nagging screens, and is more compatible with peripherals. Plus, Windows 7 introduces a slew of new features, including better organization tools, easier WiFi connections and home networking setup, and even touchscreen computing for those lucky enough to own the latest hardware. With this book, you'll learn how to: Navigate the desktop, including the fast and powerful search function Take advantage of Window's apps and gadgets, and tap into 40 free programs Breeze the Web with Internet Explorer 8, and learn the email, chat, and videoconferencing programs Record TV and radio, display photos, play music, and record any of these to DVD using the Media Center Use your printer, fax, laptop, tablet PC, or smartphone with Windows 7 Beef up your system and back up your files Collaborate and share documents and other files by setting up a workgroup network
Author: Vinny Lee
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Filled with practical applications for daily living, Zen Interiors explores and interprets the key elements of Zen and introduces a fresh approach to interior design. Book jacket.
Author: David Pogue
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Offers coverage of all five versions of Windows Vista, offering a guide to help users navigate the desktop, deal with the new user interface and search functions, use the Media Center, deal with the new Internet Explorer 7 tabbed browser, and build a netw
Author: Edwin Heathcote
Publisher: Academy Press
“Occasionally you come across a book that does everything it claims - and then some. This is one” (Blueprint) Architects have been responsible for many of the modern furniture classics of the 20th century - Mies's Barcelona Chair, Eileen Gray's side table and Le Corbusier's chaise longue. Furniture and Architecture takes a unique look at the relationship between architects and furniture design. Focusing not only on classic mid-20th-century design i.e. Eames, Mies, Le Corbusier and Gropius, it also provides a unique insight into who will produce the next generation of classics by asking an international-array of established designers to give their tips for the top young architect-designers. In additional it includes exclusive interviews with high-profile architects as well as with key figures in furniture manufacture and retail. A directory of specialist retailers, who sell architect-designed furniture, makes this an invaluable resource for architects and the interested public. The book includes comprehensive articles and images of popular modernist architects such as Erno Goldfinger, Arne Jacobsen and Eero Saarinen It also features interviews with architects Alvaro Siza, David Adjaye and Selfridges director Vittore Radice Lavishly illustrated with many full-colour images Contains a directory of specialist retailers selling architect-designed furniture
Author: Alexander Tibelius
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
This book offers visual inspiration and all of the essential tools for getting high-quality results quickly that are right on target.
Author: Sharon Leece
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Featuring over 300 beautiful photographs and extensive commentary, China Style blends the chic designs of modern China with the sensibilities of traditional Chinese art. Chinese interior design is a kaleidoscope of competing influences: scholarly gardens versus opium dens, imperial palaces battling concrete and steel high-rises, rural simplicity fighting urban chaos,.China Style gives an insider's look at the interiors that draw from this vivid and powerful tradition, a tradition that is constantly being reinterpreted to produce a fresh and dynamic style of contemporary design. A gorgeous idea book, China Style illustrates a practical and achievable way to incorporate traditional and contemporary Chinese interior design ideas into your own home decor. The exquisite houses featured in this book demonstrate that Chinese design has truly gone global. Author Sharon Leece explores how contemporary interiors anywhere in the world today—whether in London, Paris, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Singapore or Bangkok—can be given a dramatic flair with Chinese furniture and design. Chapters include: China Style Goes Global Ming and Qing Elegance Redefined Chinoiserie Old and New The New Shanghai Style China Modern Decorating China Style The interiors range from formal metropolitan apartments featuring priceless Ming antiques, to trendy Shanghai art deco homes from the 1930s and Maoist-inspired chic from the 1950s and 60s, to the unique overseas Chinese shophouses of Southeast Asia and the cutting-edge Chinese art minimalism of contemporary Beijing and Hong Kong.
Author: Muncie Hendler
Publisher: Courier Corporation
All you need to create the room of your dreams! Moving into a new house or apartment? Refurnishing your present living space? Now you don't have to waste time and energy endlessly repositioning heavy pieces. This easy-to-use furniture layout kit will help you design your rooms efficiently, accurately, and with a sense of balance. You can lay out a full eight rooms of furnishings with 215 punch-out shapes: beds, chairs, sofas, tables, cabinets, pianos, bookcases, and more. Plus, eight sheets of graph paper are included for your floor plans. Designing your own rooms can be a fulfilling experience. And with this inexpensive kit, you can make all the right choices before purchasing or moving a single piece of furniture.
Author: Jaume Nasple, Kyoko Asakura
Publisher: Harper Collins
Minimalism continues to be among the most popular themes in interior design. Inside MNM: Minimalist Interiors explains minimalist concepts and concentrates on private interiors. This guide includes dozens of sophisticated photographs and introductions to each chapter written by leaders of this extraordinary, contemporary design movement. All the examples featured in the book have one thing in common: they feature the essential, but use the minimal.
Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Paul Auster's most intimate autobiographical work to date In the beginning, everything was alive. The smallest objects were endowed with beating hearts . . . Having recalled his life through the story of his physical self in Winter Journal, internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster now remembers the experience of his development from within through the encounters of his interior self with the outer world in Report from the Interior. From his baby's-eye view of the man in the moon, to his childhood worship of the movie cowboy Buster Crabbe, to the composition of his first poem at the age of nine, to his dawning awareness of the injustices of American life, Report from the Interior charts Auster's moral, political, and intellectual journey as he inches his way toward adulthood through the postwar 1950s and into the turbulent 1960s. Auster evokes the sounds, smells, and tactile sensations that marked his early life—and the many images that came at him, including moving images (he adored cartoons, he was in love with films), until, at its unique climax, the book breaks away from prose into pure imagery: The final section of Report from the Interior recapitulates the first three parts, told in an album of pictures. At once a story of the times—which makes it everyone's story—and the story of the emerging consciousness of a renowned literary artist, this four-part work answers the challenge of autobiography in ways rarely, if ever, seen before. A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013
Author: Vicente Wolf, Christine Pittel
Publisher: Monacelli Pr
Good design knows no boundaries. —Vicente Wolf Famed interior designer Vicente Wolf is known for a modern and elegant design sensibility that is guided by integrity and simplicity. He is also a photographer of note, capturing images of his own design work and of his travels. Crossing Boundaries is a fascinating combination of the two, a spirited approach that pairs travel and design based on visits to Ethiopia, Myanmar, Syria, Madagascar, and Borneo. Wolf is an adventurous voyager, and he is captivated by how people express themselves: in the colors and patterns of clothing, the forms and features of architecture, and so on. These influences are incorporated into his own designs, sometimes directly–a collection of brightly colored woven caps that add personality to a Wyoming log cabin–and sometimes indirectly–a composition of gray-blues and gray-greens drawn from succulent plants in a dry riverbed.