Author: Treena Crochet
Publisher: Taunton Press
A guide to colonial decorating and architecture covers the three main styles--Colonial, Cape Cod, and Saltbox--discussing floor and wall treatments, paint colors, kitchens, and bathrooms.
Author: Alexa Hampton
Publisher: Potter Style
The daughter of a celebrated White House decorator draws on early memories of watching her father and studying art to counsel readers on how to understand design by observing four basic principles, sharing lavish photographs of 18 homes that represent a variety of styles.
Author: Alexa Hampton
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Shares the author's development process for eight homes in locations from New York City to New Orleans, describing how each of the elements, from fabrics to furniture, was chosen.
Author: Kelly Wearstler
Publisher: Ammo Books
Includes recent, unpublished projects by one of America's top interior designers, including her home in Beverly Hills and celebrity residential projects, as well as her designs for hotels, in a book with 400 color photos that explores the power of color in the author's work.
Author: Jamie Lundstrom
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Add That Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi to Your Home, Effortlessly Rustic and elegant French décor never goes out of style—and with easy yet sophisticated accessories for your home, these 70 projects will transform your space and add that special touch to any room. Jamie Lundstrom’s projects use easy-to-find and recycled objects, as well as new materials, to bring her French vintage style into your life. Projects span every season and category, from sewing to painting and upholstery, including provincial antique baskets, a fantastique Trumeau mirror, a jolie gold leaf frame, boutique plaster of Paris–dipped flowers and a chic antique chair. Featuring simple step-by-step instructions with beautiful photos to help guide you, these projects can be created in just a few hours or less.
Author: Hua Dong, John Clarkson, Roger Coleman, Dr Julia Cassim
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
Inclusive design not only ensures that products, services, interfaces and environments are easier to use for those with special needs or limitations, but in doing so also makes them better for everyone. Design for Inclusivity, written by a team that has pioneered inclusive design practice internationally, reviews the recent social trends and pressures that have pushed this subject to the fore, and assesses design responses to date in an international context. The authors make the business case for inclusive design and explain the formalisation of the approach in standards and legislation. The text includes case studies which describe transport, product development, IT and service projects, as well as industry-university collaborative projects, and highlights lessons that have been learned. This is very much a practical book. It offers tools, techniques, guidelines and signposts for the reader to key resources, as well as including advice on research methods, and working with users and industry partners.
Author: Simon Leach, Bruce Dehnert
At one time or another, every potter gets frustrated at the wheel. Whether struggling to center the clay or attach a handle with precision, potters of all levels crave advice and answers, and world-renowned ceramicist and YouTube sensation Simon Leach has plenty to give. In Simon Leach’s Pottery Handbook—a book-and-DVD package—he presents clear tutorials and loads of original instruction on all of the core techniques, from studio setup to basic throwing, to applying appendages, trimming, glazing, and firing. For each technique, detailed step-by-step photography captures the subtle, intricate movements that typically fly by too fast to be learned when watching a video lesson; callouts then lead readers to the relevant video on the DVD so they can see the technique demonstrated in real time—an ideal combination that makes learning from the master easy. Praise for Simon Leach's Pottery Handbook: “A definitive guide for every step of pottery making.†?Â —Publishers Weekly “Third-generation potter Leach, with technical and photographic assistance from Bruce Dehnert and Jared Flood, capitalizes on his celebrity with an amazingly detailed, step-by-step text for all major processes in ceramics. The in-depth perspective starts with his directions for making simple tools (a wire tool and a sponge stick) and is bolstered by charts and information-packed sidebars (e.g., for removing air bubbles and troubleshooting your first pull). Every topic that novices must master is covered, such as working basic shapes (cylinder and variations dishes) trimming, decorating and glazing, and firing.†? —BooklistÂ “This book has some of the most gorgeous photography I've seen…†?Â —Susan B. Anderson blog “Among how-to books, this volume stands out. This gem is as carefully honed as the skills it seeks to share.†? —American Craft “For those of us who learn best with a combo of text and demonstrations, Simon Leach’s new book is the perfect fit.†? —Ceramics Monthly Â
Author: Committee on the Development of an Integrated Science Strategy for Ocean Acidification Monitoring, Research, and Impacts Assessment, Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
The ocean has absorbed a significant portion of all human-made carbon dioxide emissions. This benefits human society by moderating the rate of climate change, but also causes unprecedented changes to ocean chemistry. Carbon dioxide taken up by the ocean decreases the pH of the water and leads to a suite of chemical changes collectively known as ocean acidification. The long term consequences of ocean acidification are not known, but are expected to result in changes to many ecosystems and the services they provide to society. Ocean Acidification: A National Strategy to Meet the Challenges of a Changing Ocean reviews the current state of knowledge, explores gaps in understanding, and identifies several key findings. Like climate change, ocean acidification is a growing global problem that will intensify with continued CO2 emissions and has the potential to change marine ecosystems and affect benefits to society. The federal government has taken positive initial steps by developing a national ocean acidification program, but more information is needed to fully understand and address the threat that ocean acidification may pose to marine ecosystems and the services they provide. In addition, a global observation network of chemical and biological sensors is needed to monitor changes in ocean conditions attributable to acidification.
Author: William Mayo
Publisher: Adventure Publications
"Discover the North Shore you haven't seen. Highway 61, from Duluth to the Canadian border, is peppered with tourist hotspots that Minnesotans love. But even the most devout North Shore traveler doesn't know Lake Superior like Kathryn and William Mayo do. These explorers and residents of the region outline the best sites you may not know about"--Page 4 of cover.
Author: Thomas O'Brien, Lisa Light
Designer and merchant, collector and tastemaker, Thomas O’Brien has made a career of translating cool notions of modernism into an easy and generous array of modern styles that anyone can attain. Now he introduces readers to a range of those styles—from casual to formal, vintage to urban—alongside stunning photography and charming design stories. O’Brien carefully describes the design process of his chosen projects, including a downtown New York City loft, a traditional Connecticut estate, and a converted schoolhouse in eastern Long Island. Each home explores a view on the modern design spectrum he has created, as well as the individual choices that make the design unique and its mix essentially American. He explains not only what was at work to create a given style, but how readers can import those practices to their own homes and personal design sensibilities. Important design principles such as architectural authenticity, color relationships, correctness of scale, and informed collecting are threaded through a practical narrative that reads like a master class in interior design. American Modern is an inspiring design volume that will redefine the way readers think about modern interiors.
Author: Kathryn M. Ireland
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Chronicles the author's interior-design restoration of an estate in California, including the home and stables, using her signature combination of fabrics, ironwork, wood, tile and furniture pieces.
Author: Thomas A. Heinz
Publisher: Academy Press
The scarcity of documentation that exists on the furniture of Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the twentieth century's most famous and influential architects and designers, has engendered much speculation as to what he actually contributed to the field of furniture design. No direct influence was exerted upon the young architect in this area, although the Arts & Crafts movement was of interest to Wright; his created designs reveal a response to his love of nature and the need to integrate his work as closely as possible with the natural world. This is a book about ideas and innovation as much as it is about interiors and furniture. Auction houses, museums, galleries, and the author's own extensive collection of nearly 50,000 photographs taken in the course of his restoration work, have been consulted and used to bring together a vast collection of richly informative illustrations. These present a fascinating cross-section of both freestanding and built-in furniture. Heinz's opening introduction precedes a chronological tour through Wright's houses. Six chapters examine periods 1889-1900, 1900-1910, 1910-1936, 1936-1959, the Heritage-Henredon collections of designs, and colour, materials and details. Each period is accompanied by an incisive periodical review. Throughout the book, various buildings are highlighted and explored in depth, such as the Susan Lawrence Dana House, the Ward Willits House, the Robie House and the later and more expansive Aline Barnsdall House. The final period of Wright's working life, known as his 'Usonian' period, focused on his extensive work with plywood. This is analysed together with the fabrics, rugs and colours which Wright worked on concurrently. The appendixin this volume includes a full listing of furniture and drawings, a bibliographical survey of publications on, or including works by Wright, a glossary of furniture terms and, by assigned numbers, a list of all the Wright buildings covered in the book.
Author: Hilary Robertson
Demonstrates how possessions can be used to decorate interior spaces, and showcases homes accessorized in styles that include neatnik, bohemian, and naturalist.