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Buckingham Palace: The Interiors
With rare access, interior designer and artist Ashley Hicks has photographed the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace, home of Britain's monarch since 1837. An important representation of Regency, Victorian, and Edwardian styles, the palace is the work of such noted architects as John Nash. Hicks's eye brings a vibrant take on the formal spaces, capturing the magnificent rooms furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection. Starting at the Grand Staircase, Hicks leads us through the opulently decorated State Rooms, which include the White Drawing Room and the Blue Drawing Room that both overlook the palace gardens; the...
Casa Moderna: Latin American Living
Since the sensuous Modernism pioneered by Oscar Niemeyer in Brazil, Latin America has become one of the most exciting locations for contemporary architecture in the world. Alejandro Aravena and Paulo Mendes da Rocha, both recent Pritzker Prize winners, are just two very different examples of the wide architectural range, set amid varied climates, social conditions and environments, that has brought international attention to a continent making a name for itself as a centre for innovation and experimentation. From the dramatic plateaux of the Andes to the lush tropics of the Amazon to the world’s driest desert, the...
Vincent Darré: Surreal Interiors of Paris
Known for his dynamic personality and extravagant style, Vincent Darre--the enfant terrible of Paris's design world--presents a debut monograph brimming with his hallmark flamboyant whimsy, unrivalled imagination, and Gallic flair. As a fixture of the city's nightlife scene and member of its exclusive artistic circles, Darre is arguably one of its most creative residents (prior to launching his decorating career, he held posts at top fashion houses)--which comes through in his instantly recognizable interiors: think Surrealist furniture, dizzying patterns, and spirited colour combinations. Boasting over 200 vibrantly co...
Landscape of Dreams: The Gardens of Isabel and Julian Bannerman
Isabel and Julian Bannerman have been described as "mavericks in the grand manner, touched by genius" (Min Hogg, World of Interiors) and "the Bonnie and Clyde of garden design" (Ruth Guilding, The Bible of British Taste). Their approach to design, while rooted in history and the classical tradition, is fresh, eclectic and surprising. They designed the British 9/11 Memorial Garden in New York and have also designed gardens for the Prince of Wales at Highgrove and the Castle of Mey, Lord Rothschild at Waddesdon Manor, the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk at Arundel Castle in Sussex and John Paul Getty II at Wormsley in Bucking...
From Fibre to Fabric: The Ultimate Guide to Soft Furnishings
It's lovely to be inspired by soft furnishing books but what has been disappearing from their pages is the technical knowledge needed to make the right choices. From Fibre to Fabric fills this gap, as a comprehensive sourcebook that also contains elegant and sumptuous images. Chapter 1 examines the variety of fibres available, their origins and unique characteristics. Section 2 shows how the fibres are then turned into fabrics, by spinning, weaving and printing. The third and final chapter shows how fabrics are used in the home, with valuable advice on what to choose for curtains, upholstery, cushions and trimmings.
Living in Shanghai
Using the home as a starting point, this compilation is filled with the first-hand accounts of local and international residents who live in Shanghai. People from all professions - office workers, chefs, designers, and even diplomats - describe their daily lives and how they have come to find themselves in this metropolis, whether they reside in small apartments, studio spaces, three-storey lane houses, or modern skyscraper apartments overlooking Pudong's immense skyline. Each resident tells their personal story, offering a unique insight into why so many people from around the world have made their home in Shanghai.
The Country House: Past, Present, Future: Great Houses of the British Isles
This definitive new book on British country houses offers a magnificent look at the life-style, architecture, and interior design of these historic landmark homes. From The Crown to Downton Abbey, the country house speaks to our fantasies of rustic splen-dor, style, and escape. Featuring three hundred photos from the National Trust, this lavish book draws back the curtain on the finest and most important historic homes in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, revealing these great houses' intriguing pasts, grand interiors, and vi-brant reinventions for the enjoyment of modern-day visitors, residents, and armchair tra...
Daniel Ost: Transparent
For decades now, Daniel Ost has astonished the whole world with his remarkable floral creations and books. His work is known from New York to Tokyo, and he travels around the globe to demonstrate his skill. For his new book, "Transparent", he was inspired by wonderful glass forms for which he created unique posies and bouquets. The result is a crystal-clear and brilliant book that forms a rich source of artistic inspiration and introspection. The design has been kept sober so as to give the book a unique zen-like atmosphere.
Ryan Korban: Interiors
Synonymous with luxurious materials, urban cool, understated elegance, and his signature fashion-driven approach to design, Ryan Korban has emerged as a wunderkind of the interior design world. Exploring what makes spaces feel truly new and now, this monograph Korban s second presents a fresh look at twenty-first-century contemporary spaces, answering the question, What does modern design really mean in today s day and age? Expertly curated by Korban, each chapter engages the reader in a visual and verbal conversation on modern interior style. Touching upon such topics as colour, materials, architecture, and insider tip...
vintage contemporain
The text in this book is French, Spanish and English language. This wonderfully illustrated book takes a look at understanding modern vintage. Study the numerous photographs of stunning interiors to see how the designers compliment each different setting, from lofts and apartments and dealing with space to lighting issues to create a perfect harmony. Hardback. Overly large book.
A-Tipica Weddings
On the occasion of its 15th anniversary this coffee-table book reveals the work of A-tipica, an events agency which is a pioneer in wedding planning in Spain. Thanks to the experience it has amassed over 15 years A-tipica stands out for its capacity to support and advise couples during their wedding preparations. Its slogan is 'we're your accomplice' because they adapt to each client's taste while managing to allocate their budget in a balanced fashion. They design, produce and coordinate magical events with sophistication, taking care of even the tiniest details and giving each wedding a unique style. Everything is...
Yacht Design
"Our Yacht designs have a balance of masculine exterior meeting for adventure and an unconventional layout for comfort inside, and nothing less" - Marnix J. Hoekstra. Braving storms and monster waves or dropping anchor off a tropical island coast, the designers of Studio Vripack masterfully exploit the limited space on board yachts to maximise comfort, safety and efficiency. Vripack is renowned throughout the nautical world for its creative designs and innovative nautical architecture. Designs range from extremely fast yachts to resort-like yachts with their own pool and gym. This book presents Dutch powerhouse Vrip...
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