Author: Sharon Kroll Cid
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Timeless Design-Beyond Decorating Trends is a decorating book for today and every day. Don't let marketing dictate how you decorate your home. Trends are created as marketing tools to sell merchandise. In truth, there is no good or bad design style, color scheme, or decade in which design originates ... only good or bad design. Why is it that the trend you were so eager to adopt suddenly becomes outdated in eight years? Does design have a shelf life? Does it go bad when the next trend comes along? No, good design is timeless. It should be difficult to identify the year it was done. Every period has good and bad design. So the key is to recognize good design and apply it to your personal taste. Get off the design treadmill and create a home that suits your needs, comfort, and design style, a home that doesn't need to be redecorated until you are ready to do so. Timeless Design gives you simple principles that can be applied to any room at any time. Each principle is accompanied by a room interior as an example. Timeless Design-Beyond Decorating Trends is the book for anyone who wants to make their home their own and not what marketing dictates.
Author: Carles Broto
Publisher: Gingko Pr Inc
Including both large and small scale projects that share a common spirit of innovation, the works in this volume illustrate the latest exciting trends in housing design. The over thirty new and daring proposals in house design by architects of international renown are accompanied by a comprehensive analysis (contributed directly by the designing architects themselves) of each phase in the design and construction process, including a breakdown of materials and techniques employed. The in-depth technical explanations, accompanied by hundreds of glossy color photographs, make this title as practical as it is attractive and a necessary volume for anyone working in Architecture or Interior Design. New Trends in House Design features the work of famous architects Behnisch & & Partner, Alvaro Siza, John Pawson, Mvrdv, Shigeru Ban.
Author: Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
A confirmed expert explores this versatile and often underestimated medium; an essential component in the decorative arts, which can transform an interior with dramatic effect. Wallpaper was initially used as an affordable substitute for lavish wall coverings, such as frescoes, tapestries, leathers, or hangings. Its current form debuted in sixteenth-century England, and its popularity took off at the end of the eighteenth century following advances in reproduction techniques. Wallpaper transformed the world of interiors, offering depth and perspective, creating the illusion of panoramic vistas, and incorporating narrative sequences, collections of engravings, or brief morality or history lessons. It eventually developed into the wide range of styles that have marked four centuries of decorative art, from Raphael to conceptual art, and from frescoes to photography. This stunning contribution to wallpapers current revival offers a chronologically-organized and comprehensive review of a savoir faire that continues to thrive.
Author: Doreen Becker
Publisher: William Andrew
Color Trends and Selection for Product Design: Every Color Sells a Story speaks to the needs of the manufacturing level where colorants are developed, helping manufacturers to understand where their colors will sell and for what period of time these products will be viable. It covers issues such as stability, color measurement, and new methods of incorporation, which are critical in the development of new colorants. The book helps product designers more effectively reach their target audiences by helping them understand more about how colors are chosen for particular markets and how certain colors will perform in designs, including how to evaluate color under different lighting conditions and in, or on, different materials. Knowing how colors will perform in each material and how they will be seen on a store shelf or show room floor is vital. The book gives an important insight into future trends, including new design methods for creating color prototypes and regulatory requirements. The color designer needs to better understand the world of the color formulator, and the formulator conversely needs to understand the needs of the designer, so this book is written for both. Provides an expert assessment of future trends in color, helping color manufacturers to understand how their customers and brand owners select colors Covers the critical issues of stability, color measurement, and new methods of incorporation, helping engineers evaluate color performance in different designs, materials, and lighting conditions Helps readers stay ahead of the competition with discussions of important regulations and trends in ‘green’ colors and product design
Author: Ana Martins
Publisher: Frame Publishers
The latest volume in Frame’s series of books on workplace design, The Other Office 3 highlights inspirational interiors that are setting the trends in creative workplace design. At its core are around 100 pioneering projects drawn from 86 practices all over the world. Featured offices include ad agencies, media outfits, technology firms and co-workspaces, ranging from compact offices and design hubs to large workplaces. The Other Office 3 is divided into three chapters, each of which offers insight into the main factors driving contemporary office design: the role of the workplace as a brand asset, the growing concern for employee wellbeing, and the need to create inspiring and energising workspaces. Projects are presented on four to six pages, including an in-depth description of both concept and design, illustrated by stunning photography. Outlined are the challenges that designers must overcome to be able to realize more efficient, modern and – all importantly – creative work environments. This book focuses on the current trends in office design, developed with a knowledge of what is at the heart of a creative workforce and its day-to-day requirements. The Other Office 3 highlights outstanding projects and inspirational spaces from across the globe. Features - This 512-page reference book, the latest in Frame’s workplace design series, offers a global overview of prevailing trends in office design - It is filled with nearly 100 pioneering office designs, developed by 86 international studios in the past three years - The book is divided into three chapters, each of which offers insight into the main factors driving contemporary office design - The book’s chapters are contextualised through a brief introduction that sets the tone of the pages ahead. - Featured projects are accompanied by descriptive text and stunning photography.
Author: Ellie Tennant
Presents interviews and information about the creators behind leading design blogs, as well as color photographs of their homes that exemplify their distinctive design ideas.
Author: Gail Reid
Every dream has to start somewhere! With the shaky economy and unemployment rising, more and more people are trying to find alternative ways to start businesses out of their homes. But what is the right home grown business? What skills are necessary? What will it really cost and how much money will it generate? All these questions and more are answered in 'The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Low-Cost Startups'. - Expert author with over 30 years experience in the area - Ways to determine which business is right for you - and the most effective to start - Great, innovative ideas from hi-tech service to low-tech selling - Practical nuts and bolts advice on starting and running the business - Solid information about costs, financing, taxes and organization
Author: Anne Bony, Ivan Rakočević
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
The design of the 1970s was distinguished by a strong confluence of creativity and functionalism in furnishing and decor. We already recognize many '70s furniture designs as icons of mid-century modernism-and the proof is the prices they command at fine furniture auctions today.Bony examines the works of international designers whose creations exemplify this period, from the ergonomically-focused designers working in America to the pure design movement in Scandinavia and design innovators in Italy led by Archizoom, Alchymia, and Gaetano Pesce. This indispensable reference book chronicles the period's interior design trends with over 200 photographs focusing on artistic and decorative innovations that created the first intelligent and informed design conversation between two continents.
Author: Anne Bony
Publisher: Larousse Kingfisher Chambers
The history and development of design from the Industrial Revolution to the 21st century is covered in Design, a concise and authoritative introduction to this popular area of art history. Presented in chronological order, it describes the most significant design movements of the past 150 years, exploring the cultural background from which these movements emerged as well as the technical innovations that made them possible.