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John Minshaw Designs
'It is in its pared-down luxury, however, that the house has its edge. All the panelling, architraves, doors, windows and skirtings were custom-made for the building; new floors were laid in rich brown or bleached oak boards, with limestone used for the hallway and bathrooms; at the flick of a Lutron switch, mood lighting changes the atmosphere of each room; and furniture and mirrors are scaled up to look just right in the large spaces, such as the oversized ottoman and sofa in the living room. Although the house is sparsely furnished, the pieces are of an enviably high quality.' The Times on John Minshaw's award-winnin...
High Jewelry by Cartier: Contemporary Creations
A sumptuous tribute to Cartier’s creations with spectacular new photographs of unique pieces, many of them appearing for the first time in print. Cartier has defined daring elegance in jewelry design for over a century and a half. Featuring over three hundred color images, many of them full-page, this lavish, satin-bound volume presents Cartier’s most recent collections. Each of these modern pieces of high jewelry has been conceived in the spirit of Cartier’s core traditional values: creativity, authenticity, and originality. Eight chapters trace the artistic threads and historic sources that have shaped the firm...
Floral Living: Dauerhafte Dekorationen
Full of fresh ideas with eye-popping impact, this book shows how the advantages of permanent florals and materials can be exploited in all kinds of profitable and exciting ways. Professional florists and creative enthusiasts alike will find lots of inspiration for making permanent floral arrangements. Whether for your personal space or when decorating restaurants & hotels, offices & commercial premises on public buildings, flower arrangements with lasting durability are the absolute winner for all sides
The Eternal Flower: Koji Arai
Koji Arai is one of those people who accidentally found their great ambition and passion in life. When he started working in a flower shop in Sao Paolo the main goal was to earn a living and improve his command of Portuguese. He could barely tell a rose from a tulip, let alone make a bouquet. As the shop did not spoon-feed him any instructions Arai learnt the art by stealing with his eyes. Ever since that first experience he has been obsessed with plants and the possibilities of flower design. After returning to Japan, he joined Dai-ichi Engei as floral designer and product developer. The collection of designs in thi...
Martha's Flowers, Deluxe Edition
The essential resource from Martha Stewart, with expert advice and lessons on gardening and making the most of your spectacular blooms Martha Stewart's lifelong love of flowers began at a young age, as she dug in and planted alongside her father in their family garden, growing healthy, beautiful blooms, every year. The indispensable lessons she learned then--and those she has since picked up from master gardeners--form the best practices she applies to her voluminous flower gardens today. For the first time, she compiles the wisdom of a lifetime spent gardening into a practical yet inspired book. Learn how and when to...
Floristry Now: Flower Design and Inspiration
The defining characteristic of Paula Pryke’s work is her consummate use of colour and structure – her bold colour choices first brought her to attention when she started out, and throughout her career she has never failed to challenge and excite. Where Paula leads, others follow. In this invaluable book Paula shares her design secrets. Above all, she shares her many wonderful designs with the intention to inspire and inform the reader: 'Over the years I have worked with flowers, I have trained a lot of staff and taught many who wanted to work with flowers. Most people just love and have a passion for flowers,...
The Joy of Junk by Mary Randolph Carter
Best-selling author Mary Randolph Carter is back at it with a full-throated celebration of junk and thrifting. The Joy of Junk shows us how to live stylishly and creatively with the personally meaningful objects we love to collect for our homes. From the author who taught us that "junk" in not a four-letter word, and drawing on her years of experience as a passionate thrifter and collector, Carter highlights her favorite junking moments, revels in the thrill of the hunt and imparts many personal tips for finding treasures in flea markets, yard sales, estate sales, shops, on the web, or wherever you may find yourself. ...
Dream Design Live by Paloma Contreras
Paloma Contreras is the blogger behind the popular interior design site La Dolce Vita. She has been featured in many major publications, including Domino, House Beautiful, the New York Times, AD online, Vogue, Elle Decor, and the Wall Street Journal. She lives in Houston. "Paloma walks the reader through the process of how to create a home that is not only functional and nice to look at but operates as a kind of vision board too."
Printed French Fabrics: Toiles de Jouy by Josette Bredif
From 1760 to 1843, the Oberkampf factory at Jouy-en-Josas, near Paris, produced some of the very finest printed fabrics in the West. A century and a half later, the term 'toile de Jouy' (Jouy cloth) evokes its best-known fabrics. fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover). Out of print book in excellent condition with dust wrapper.
Luigi Valadier
Luigi Valadier (1726-1785) was an extraordinarily inventive Roman metalsmith, talented draughtsman, and maker of both table decorations and objects in gilt bronze, marble, and hard stone. His exquisite table centrepieces--produced for popes, royalty, and aristocrats, in Rome, as well as in France, England, Spain and Portugal--were considered the height of luxury in the eighteenth-century, and his fame spread far and wide. This new volume highlights fifty works produced by the Valadier workshop with comparative objects, designs and transcripts. Lavishly illustrated, this volume is the first complete monograph on Luigi Va...
The Century of Modern Design: Selections from the Liliane and David M. Stewart C...
One of the worlds most important collections of twentiethcentury designThe Stewart Collection in Montrealcelebrates its thirtieth anniversary in 2010. The Stewart Collection incorporates iconic furniture, ceramics, textiles, posters, graphic art, jewelry, and everyday objects from the 1930s to today. This book presents items chronologically, highlighting contrasts and parallels between works including posters by Max Bill, an armchair by Frank Lloyd Wright, and a drawing for the Bakelite Corporation by Rolf Scarlett. Striking contrasts abound in the juxtaposition of such diverse works as silverware by Puiforcat, glasswar...
Nora Murphy's Country House Style: Making Your Home a Country House
Nora Murphy has turned her passion for country house style and its embodiment – her own home in Newtown, Connecticut – into a multimedia juggernaut. Her blog, website, e-magazine, strong presence on social media, and increasing visibility in print media and on TV have earned her a devoted following all over the country. Now she has distilled the essence of her knowledge about country house style and how to achieve it in this irresistible volume. The first part of the book lays out the universal elements of the style; the second reveals how she has incorporated these elements into her own home; and the third shows ho...
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