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Conran/Quant: Swinging London - A Lifestyle Revolution
Transporting you back to London at the height of the Swinging Sixties, this book provides vital context for two of the biggest and boldest names in 'Pop' fashion: Mary Quant, alleged mother of the miniskirt, and Terence Conran, the entrepreneur behind the new wave of 'lifestyle' stores. Friends, associates and allies in design, Quant and Conran stood at the head of an informal but influential bohemian group who steered the rudder of style during the Pop era. 'The Chelsea Set' resist definition; there was no comprehensive members list. Conran/Quant: Swinging London - A Lifestyle Revolution explores the contributions of d...
Minshuku: Japanese-Style Guesthouses
Regulations and social norms have given guesthouses multiple definitions, leading to diversified forms. This book will broaden your horizon on the range of guesthouse available. It provides information about assembling design teams, conducting site selection and spatial planning, as well as designing interiors. The book opens with an introduction discussing how sensory details can be used in crafting a pleasant space. The theory is complemented with 33 case studies showing how to implement these designs, offering a great reference for design professionals.
Architects at Home
This stunning book takes you on a thrilling tour through the fascinating, eclectic and stylish abodes of some of the world's best-known architects. Not only do these pages offer a rare glimpse into each architect's personal, private environment, but each uniquely designed project provides insight into how each architect marries trends with their own personal philosophy, and how they inject interior design flair into their own contemporary domain. Combining rich photography and spectacular imagery with an incisive summary by a leading architecture specialist, Architects at Home provides a rich source for those keen to...
Kenzo Takada by Kazuko Masui
In 1970, the young Japanese designer Kenzo Takada opened his first boutique, Jungle Jap, in Paris and revolutionised the fashion world. His colourful, ethnic, and nomadic- influenced collections, made with luxurious and vibrantly patterned textiles, tweaked the conventions of haute couture while maintaining the quality of traditional European clothing houses. He was influenced by Parisian fashion and Japanese kimonos, boldly mixing colours and prints, cuts and materials. His vibrant palette and pattern combinations were joyful and whimsical, and very different from the subtle tailoring of the traditional Paris couturier...
Contemporary Architecture in China: Towards A Critical Pragmatism
Architectural exhibition is an important aspect in the study and transmission of architectural culture. The academic thoughts and design styles that influence the trends of global architecture are all established through one or a series of important architectural exhibitions. This book is produced based on the GSD (Harvard Graduate School of Design) autumn exhibition: 'Towards a Critical Pragmatism: Contemporary Chinese Architecture'. It reveals a unique perspective of contemporary Chinese architecture by showcasing 60 works from 60 contemporary architects within five thematic categories: cultural, residential, regenera...
Margiela. The Hermès Years
Martin Margiela, known for his avant-garde ideas and cult following, became the arbiter of all things classic French Chic. His ability to apply his unique design process to vastly different fashion houses is the hallmark of a great designer. This new edition of Margiela. The Hermès Years has been published with the cooperation of the reclusive Margiela himself, including never-before-published photographs, drawings and testimonies.
Ricardo Barroso Interiors
Ricardo Barroso is known for his luxurious residential, commercial and hospitality design projects from around the world involving high-end residences, executive jets, private yachts, restaurants and nightclubs. Ricardo Barroso Interiors gives a personal look into Barroso's artistic ethos with more than 240 colour photographs of his past and present works, inspired from his life experiences and extensive travels. Text in English and Spanish.
Noel Jeffrey: Decades of Design
An interior designer for more than fifty years, Noel Jeffrey's gift of combining architectural features with tasteful furnishings, daring colour, and unusual juxtapositions has made him the designer of choice among a clientele who appreciate his inventive approach to creating elegant, comfortable, interiors. Each of his carefully curated spaces combine stylistic principles from the past and present through furniture and lighting, his own custom creations, design techniques, and thoughtfully chosen artwork. The result is a luxurious and elegant home that is as individual as the person who inhabits it. With an extensiv...
Heirloom Houses: Wade Weissmann Architecture
An architectural monograph of lyrical, bespoke homes built to last. The houses designed by Wade Weissmann and his firm tell the stories of the homeowners. Like beautiful music, a Wade Weissmann house is composed of notes and expressions, rhythm and syncopation, moving forward in time and space toward a resolution that separates ordinary from extraordinary architecture: harmony. Known for their shingle-style homes, they also design ranch houses and equestrian estates, romantic cottages, contemporary penthouses, and lake homes. There is nothing ordinary about a WWA house; custom wood work, architectural details, and t...
Mr & Mrs Smith Presents the World's Sexiest Bedrooms
There are numerous luxury hotels to choose from when planning a romantic getaway, but finding a unique and unforgettable experience in a stunning location is a greater challenge. Mr & Mrs Smith was founded in 2003 by James and Tamara Lohan to discover the world’s finest hotels and travel experiences. Now, with a million members and counting, their global presence has made them leading experts on hotels and destinations, crafting bespoke experiences for their clients. This selection of thirty-five of the sexiest hotel rooms features bedrooms in a wide variety of stunning locations all over the world. From a rustic ...
The Parisian Gentleman
Perfectly attuned to the rising interest and market for men’s style, The Parisian Gentleman presents the leading men’s style-makers, from hidden ateliers and little-known studios to internationally renowned names such as shirtmakers Charvet, shoe-makers Berluti and recently revived trunkmakers Moynat. The stories of each house, and the creatives and craftsmen behind them, bring alive the clothes, capture fading traditions, and celebrate an unceasing dedication to quality. Hugo Jacomet personally knows many of the leaders of these sought-after marques, many of which are difficult to access, so the portrait he paints ...
Chanel: The Karl Lagerfeld Campaigns
When Karl Lagerfeld was named at the helm of the fashion house in 1983, he set out to radically shake up and update its image – not only through bold collections but also, from 1987 onwards, by choosing to shoot the house’s campaigns himself, a move that was unprecedented for a fashion designer. Conceived in collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld and the House of Chanel, this definitive publication opens with an essay by Patrick Mauriès before exploring the campaigns themselves, organized chronologically. A carefully curated selection of images showcases hundreds of spectacular clothes worn by the top fashion models ...
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