Author: Nita Phillips, Suzanne DeWalt
Publisher: Globe Pequot
Completely revised and updated, this guide includes the author's experiences and advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based interior design business. It covers everything from developing a business plan and estimating start-up costs to pricing the services and staying profitable once in business. Author Nita B. Phillips is an interior designer based in Wilmington, North Carolina. Upon obtaining her associate degree in interior design, she began her career working for a local firm. After gaining some experience she started her own retail business, which she ran for six years. She currently runs her own home-based interior design business, which specialises in consultation for private clients and builders of model homes.
Author: Jane Bradley
Publisher: Unbridled Books
You Believers is a powerful, cathartic story of casual evil and of how the worst things can be faced so that we might not only survive, but grow. A young woman goes missing, and her mother uproots her life to find her daughter. But it is not just the heartbreak or the deep mystery of the hunt for lost loved ones that Bradley so convincingly explores. Rather, with the help of an amazingly dedicated searcher, family and friends somehow learn to move past unspeakable horror and celebrate the tenacity of the human spirit. Offering a vision that is at once ruthless and utterly compassionate, Bradley renders the search for logic, meaning, redemption and even hope in the domino force that is human nature. Part Southern gothic, part crime, part haunting suspense story, You Believers takes us on an infinitely harrowing journey that rewards the reader with insight into how we might endure horrible events with faith, strength, and grace even while it reveals the ripple effects of random violence.
Author: Susan Reynolds
“I deem Susan as being authentic because she draws information from her experience with Angels rather than from literature, imagination, or hearsay. What scholars and scientists can do is stop quibbling and study the affects Angels have in the lives of people they touch.” Peter Roche de Coppens, Ph.D./East Stroudsburg University * * * “From one word to the next I was zapped into a new way of thinking about Angels and the need to be a witness to God’s work in our daily lives.” Brookshire Lafayette Founder/Host - Lov923FM.com –and- LATALKLIVE.com * * * “This book is an intimate encounter with Sue and God. At the end of this reading experience you will have a different view of how God tries to speak if we will only listen!” Deacon Claudette Dyches, Author, Walking Through the Storm: My Story of Conquering Cancer
Author: Jennifer Boles
Publisher: Potter Style
The Peak of Chic blogger Jennifer Boles--who counts Newell Turner, Alexa Hampton, Stephen Drucker, and Veranda founder Lisa Newsom among her loyal readers--presents a charming encyclopedia of 100 of the most stylish decorating details (chintz, striped walls, and orangeries) that were favored by the great tastemakers of the twentieth century. Best of all, Jennifer gives helpful tips on decorating with these traditional flourishes today. The 1930s to the 1960s were a grand time for decorating: they saw Chippendale chairs and grotto furniture, house stationery, monograms, tented rooms, and vanities--much of which has since been forgotten or taken for granted. In In with the Old Jennifer Boles breathes new life into gracious living with 100 entries organized from A to Z on her favorite decorating essentials of the past. Each entry explores curious facts, anecdotes, and timeless advice plucked from the legacies of Billy Baldwin, Dorothy Draper, Sister Parish, the Duchess of Windsor, and other tastemakers whose influence continues today. With a foreword by Alexa Hampton and charming illustrations and photographs, In with the Old is a guide to stylish living that will inspire and delight. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Publisher: Large Print Press
Calling off her high-society wedding after discovering her fiance's infidelity, an interior designer faces financial ruin before receiving assistance, and an opportunity for revenge, from the new owner of a local bra company.
Author: Ben Jacks
Publisher: Culicidae Architectural Press
If you want to be a good designer, set aside the glossy magazines, turn off your computer, and seek out first-hand encounters with good design. When it comes to cities, buildings, and art, actual experience is almost always better than the virtual kind. No image can replicate Le Corbusier's Ronchamp when the light is just right, or capture the silent speech one hears on a stroll through Ian Hamilton Finlay's Little Sparta, or explain hours dissolving in Peter Zumthor's baths at Vals. That is the reason for this book: to encourage you to actively pursue direct aesthetic experience in the built environment, and to reflect upon the best reasons and ways to be a dedicated design traveler. Traveling to learn is an integral part of the education of student architects and designers. It is vital for designers to know how to be effective design travelers, to know how to seek out and encounter places, buildings, and objects, and to develop a capacity for looking, drawing, and, above all, discerning. But to be a student is only to be "one who is studying," which means all of us who, if we are truly alive, delight in the application of the mind to the acquisition of knowledge.
Author: L.M. Elliott
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
It's 1953, and the United States has just executed an American couple convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Everyone is on edge as the Cold War standoff between communism and democracy leads to the rise of Senator Joe McCarthy and his zealous hunt for people he calls subversives or communist sympathizers. Suspicion, loyalty oaths, blacklists, political profiling, hostility to foreigners, and the assumption of guilt by association divide the nation. Richard and his family believe deeply in American values and love of country, especially since Richard's father works for the FBI. Yet when a family from Czechoslovakia moves in down the street with a son Richard's age named Vlad, their bold ideas about art and politics bring everything into question. Richard is quickly drawn to Vlad's confidence, musical sensibilities, and passion for literature, which Richard shares. But as the nation's paranoia spirals out of control, Richard longs to prove himself a patriot, and blurred lines between friend and foe could lead to a betrayal that destroys lives. Punctuated with photos, news headlines, ads, and quotes from the era, this suspenseful and relatable novel by award-winning New York Times best-selling author L.M. Elliott breathes new life into a troubling chapter of our history.
Author: Ben Jacks
Publisher: Culicidae Architectural Press
A House and its Atmosphere is a meditative essay about the experience of designing and building a house of one's own. Told in seventy black and white photographs and a series of narrative excursions, architect Ben Jacks reflects on a lifetime of influences as he reveals the personal nature of inhabiting a place at the edge of a tidal cove on an island in Maine. In the book he quietly advocates for the simple logic and modest ease of direct experience and an observational perspective in architecture. In chapters about imagining, walking, and designing Ben Jacks reflects on the essence of architectural experience, describing what it is like to begin to make momentous decisions, arguing that aesthetic experience is the result of how one has learned to see. Memory, family, nature, relationships, and work inform design at every step. A House and its Atmosphere is a grounded story about designing and building a small work of architecture. With students of architecture and amateur builders in mind, Ben Jacks makes a case for design informed by theories of place-identification, detail, and craft. The book is a primary source and a chronicle of experience of radical empiricism. As such it offers a kind of conceptual tool kit for those interested in thinking about the processes of architecture, designing, and placemaking. The book is a fresh and valuable contribution to the shelter memoir genre, from a professional architect's perspective. Praise for A House and its Atmosphere From the time of the author's pacings across the future building's site to his savorings of the house's several atmospheres, the ideas and chapters of this marvelously written book were imagined, discussed, sketched, and constructed in ways that intertwine places and patterns of life. Both the text and the house reveal architecture's power to enrich existence by giving dimension and expression to a basic human desire: being at home. Atmosphere, a topic with unmatched currency today, is rendered nearly palpable on these pages and in these photographs, communicating not only emotions-the necessary but limited topic of most atmosphere discussions in architecture today-but also things to think about: the interdependence of culture and ecology, the conditions under which craft still has a place in architecture, the aesthetic dimension of everyday life, and so on. The book is unhesitatingly personal, but not for that reason private. Instead, its accessible prose and immediacy engage central topics in architectural education and practice: design, theory, and construction technology. Professors and professionals will find the book radical in a simple way: it penetrates to ground on which good lectures and projects are constructed-pre-professional life. Here is an eloquent, optimistic, and profoundly humane book. David Leatherbarrow Professor and Chair of the Graduate Group in Architecture University of Pennsylvania
Author: Alex Albright
the story of the first African Americans to serve at rank higher than messman in the modern Navy. B-1 was the first of over a hundred bands of black musicians the Navy used during World War II at postings stateside and in the Pacific, but records of its service went undiscovered for decades. Most contemporary historians have credited their distinction to others. Formed from a nucleus of North Carolina A&T students and graduates, the band was comprised of "the best, most talented musicians in North Carolina." Bandsmen trained at Norfolk and served at Chapel Hill with the Navy's pre-flight school. They were transferred to Pearl Harbor, to the largest posting of African-American servicemen in the world, despite the Navy's promise that they would serve in Chapel Hill for the war's duration. As frontline pioneers in breaking the Navy's color barrier in 1942, B-1 served during times of racial unrest without incident, despite provocation that lurked almost everywhere. Its men have long since VJ Day deserved their story being told.
Author: Ben Alden Watford, Jon Derby, Lisa Bisbee Lentz
Collector's Edition: "A Brief History of Artists in Eastern North Carolina" is a feast for the eyes. The visual guide includes more than 500 works in full color with a five-page index of creative people and organizations. The main part of the book is a 239-page look at more than 140 contributors which shaped our cultural history in eastern North Carolina, circa 2017. Authors Ben Watford, Jon Derby and Lisa Bisbee Lentz, all artists and educators, share a common vision that people should be encouraged in creative endeavors. The book can be used in lessons about the culture of eastern North Carolina. Students will come to appreciate struggles and successes of creative people in ENC. This survey is a valuable resource for an art courses, or as a reference to supplement humanities programs. Take a colorful tour of the creators' works and lives in eastern North Carolina (ENC). The book tells the story of a cultural experience in how diverse artists from different places in ENC treat the same subject matter, such as landscape, portraits, or animals. The pages showcase art and creative people with a brief description of their contribution towards a vibrant and diverse arts community. The artists explain key influences, processes in their work or information about their future endeavors. Often, the artist quotes his/her intentions to improve your enjoyment in art. Collectors and lovers of art will gain insight into the ENC culture. The main part of the book is subdivided into a full spectrum of creativity. It's a brief survey of creative accomplishments by visual artists, painters, sculptors, potters, dancers, performers, carvers, graphic designers, photographers, weavers, crafters, fabric artists, photojournalists, illustrators, architects, drafters, digital artists, muralists, authors, writers, poets, musicians, projects, exhibit venues, events, volunteers, theatres, councils, collectives and organizations. Contributions by Bernice Abraham, Tessie Ann Adams, John & Brandy Angelo, Art by Benetez, Barbara & Ben Watford, Ashley Barnes, Barry Knauff, Chuck Beckley, Nada Behr, Brenda Bennett, Betsy Drake Interiors, Alice Bilello, Gail & Jim Bisbee, Linda Boccia, Dion Burroughs, Chris Buttitta, Scotty Canady, Se'rah Cheatham, Andrea Clements Thompson, Becky Coleman, CoraMae Zimmerman Pipkin, the Corrs, Judith Cutler, Rich Daniels, Jon Derby, Donna Slade, Angelina Doyle, Samrae Duke, Janet & Michael Francoeur, Pete Frey, Dewey Funkhouser, Brenda Gear, Giorgianni's, Mark & Lynn Golitz, Dee Mayer, Asha Goodwin, Lynne Baron Goodwin, Gary Gowans, Greater Good Gallery, Gregory Keyzer, Joanne Gwaltney Ashton, Charlie Hall, Alice Bilello, Krystal Helton, Lee Hood, Isaac Taylor Garden, Carol Jones, Martin Kampitch, M. Patrick Kavanaugh, Patrick Keough, Gerry King, Molly Knazek, Rebecca Koehler, Kristen Moffitt, Mike Lentz, Arden & Jeth Lindsey, Lisa Bisbee Lentz, Patricia Bisbee, Sam Love, Ed Macomber, Nell Maha, Lela Cahoon McClanahan, McDaniel's, Elaine Meyer, GeeVee Meyer, MJ's Raw Bar, Tony & Rita Morello, Karin Lisa Nelson, New Bern Now, New Bern Sun Journal, Nexus Poets, Matt O'Brien, the Owens', Stacey Patterson, Maggie Peacock, Gary & Janice Peterson, Red Shoe Gallery, Cindy Ridlon, Ed Ruiz, Ben Selby, Rebecca Shelby, Silk Flowers By Jean, Donna Slade, Marjorie K. Smart, Erin Smith, STA Contracting, Bridget Swayne, Judy Szychowski, the Taglieri's, B. Jean Taylor-Mitchell, Sherry Thurston, Darlene Tighe, Meg Unfiltered, Vicki Vitale-Farrow, Amy Voorhees, Gail Warwick, Michael� Rose Watson, Alan Welch, Deborah Wheeler, Martha Williams and many more.
Author: Candice Olson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Popular TV star and designer Candice Olson shows you how to create your dream bedroom Written in her approachable and authoritative voice, Candice Olson Bedrooms features 25 stunning room makeovers, with gorgeous room sketches and design boards that show you how each design took shape. More than 200 full-color before-and-after photos provide a wealth of visual inspiration, while Candice's tips and insights into what makes each space work will give you practical knowledge for planning your own bedroom redo. Candice's media outreach is extensive: her TV shows Divine Design and Candice Tells All, both of which air on HGTV in the U.S. and on W Network in Canada, are incredibly popular Her first book, Candice Olson on Design, has sold over 210,00 copies; her second, Candice Olson Kitchens & Baths, sold over 72,000 copies in its first year Most homeowners must work with the spaces they have, and redecorating a bedroom is typically far less expensive than redoing a kitchen or bathroom Candice's dreamy designs will inspire you to bring big style to your master suites and guest quarters alike through smart choices in color, texture, lighting, furnishings, accessories, and storage.
Author: Andrew Lawler
A sweeping account of America's oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and the sobering truths--about race, gender, and immigration--exposed by the Lost Colony of Roanoke In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina. Chartered by Queen Elizabeth I, their colony was to establish England's first foothold in the New World. But when the colony's leader, John White, returned to Roanoke from a resupply mission, his settlers were nowhere to be found. They left behind only a single clue--a "secret token" carved into a tree. Neither White nor any other European laid eyes on the colonists again. What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? For four hundred years, that question has consumed historians and amateur sleuths, leading only to dead ends and hoaxes. But after a chance encounter with a British archaeologist, journalist Andrew Lawler discovered that solid answers to the mystery were within reach. He set out to unravel the enigma of the lost settlers, accompanying competing researchers, each hoping to be the first to solve its riddle. In the course of his journey, Lawler encounters a host of characters obsessed with the colonists and their fate, and he determines why the Lost Colony continues to haunt our national consciousness. Thrilling and absorbing, The Secret Token offers a new understanding not just of the first English settlement in the New World but of how its disappearance continues to define--and divide--America.