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Houses Atelier AM
Alexandra and Michael Misczynski, the wife-and-husband team behind the Los Angeles-based AD100 design firm Atelier AM, are standard-bearers for the concepts of quality and connoisseurship. In an image-driven culture, where novelty and extravagance so often masquerade as virtues, the Misczynskis remain steadfast in their belief that true style can emerge only from substance. Architectural Digest Atelier AM has been the go-to designers for true connoisseurs since they opened their office in 2002. Taking on very few projects each year, each Atelier AM home is a complete masterwork where design and art are fully integrated ...
Making Rooms Your Own: Personal Flair
With pillows fluffed and curtains pulled back, design secrets are revealed. From established masters of the field (Jamie Drake, Stephen Sills, Tom Britt, Jeffrey Bilhuber) to comparatively newer talents, the reader will learn about diverse approaches to decoration and the art of fine living from some of today s most successful interior designers with wit, candor, and passion. Other featured subjects include Alex Papachristidis, Robert Couturier, Howard Slatkin, and Katie Ridder. From suggestions on entertaining and creating noteworthy tablescapes to practical advice on storage and displaying collections, the text guides...
Crafting Excellence: The Furniture of Nathan Lumbard and His Circle
When the inscription "Made by Nathan Lumbard Apl 20th 1800" was found in the late 1980s on a chest of drawers, the identity of an unknown craftsman suddenly surfaced. Crafting Excellence introduces the striking achievements of cabinetmaker Nathan Lumbard (1777 1847) and a small group of craftsmen associated with him. Working initially in the village of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, these artisans fashioned an array of objects that rank among the most colorful and creative of Federal America. Recent scholarship has revealed Lumbard's connection with the cabinetmaker Oliver Wight, from whom he likely learned his trade and ga...
Coco Chanel:three weeks. 1962.   Limited Edition
This special edition, limited to 100 copies, offers a luxe edition of the book with French fold jacket and a cloth case, in a keepsake cloth box with the signed and numbered print enclosed inside, debossed onto the front cover of the box. An extraordinary way to experience the luxury always attendant to Coco Chanel and acquire a limited edition artwork. This special limited edition of 100 includes, photographic print signed and numbered by the artist, 144 page book with over 75 black and white photographs; four vellum inserts. Brand new sealed copy
Living Floral: Entertaining and Decorating with Flowers
For this inspirational, yet instructive, book Shaw presents portraits of top tastemakers at home who share their joy of flowers. From interior designers Charlotte Moss, Suzanne Rheinstein, and Bunny Williams, and event designer Tara Guerard to floral and garden experts Sybil Sylvester and P. Allen Smith and culinary consultant Alex Hitz, these luminaries impart their personal botanical point of view. They show how to incorporate flowers in home decor and present numerous ways to entertain with flair. Interior designers illustrate how eclectic furnishings work well with floral and botanical accents in fabric, wallpaper, ...
Art Deco: The Twentieth Century's Iconic Decorative Style from Paris, London, an...
Arnold Schwartzman's stunning photographs of the finest examples of Art Deco from all over the world are collected here as a celebration of one of the world's most popular decorative styles. Art deco is the 20th century's most glamorous architectural style, and the one that shaped popular ideas of modern luxury. With over 200 photographs, this is a visual celebration of this very popular style. Unlike most other books on the subject that tend to be regionally specific, this book highlights Art Deco buildings from all over the world, from Australia to South America, with an emphasis on London, Los Angeles, New York, Chic...
Carnet by Michelle Ong
Michelle Ong established Carnet, her Hong Kong-based boutique jewelry house, over twenty-five years ago, and her unique one-off creations draw on Chinese motifs and her love of European culture and craftsmanship. Her multi-hued jewels crystallize natural forms with invisible mastery. The hovering translucency of dragonfly wings, the succulence of ripe fruits, the whisper-light touch of a feather, the seductive fragility of black lace, meticulously hand-wrought from silver, the velvet petals of an anemone, a voluptuously curled seashell, the evanescence of a floating cloud evoked in a scroll of diamonds: each jewel is a ...
Coco Chanel: Three Weeks 1962
Here is a distinctly unique look at the woman who transformed twentieth century fashion. No stranger to photographing some of the world's most beloved icons, including Man Ray, Marilyn Monroe, and Judy Garland, among countless others, Douglas Kirkland fixed his lens on Chanel for twenty-one days in 1962. Sent to Paris on assignment for Look magazine, Kirkland ended up living with Chanel for three weeks, catching both the public and the intimate moments of Chanel's daily life. This collection of never-before-seen photographs is as staggeringly beautiful as it is an impassioned portraiture, shedding new light on one of...
African Wax Print Textiles
This groundbreaking book reveals the complex origins of African wax print textiles. In beautifully illustrated chapters, Anne Grosfilley traces the process of printing and dying the fabric, involving wax or indigo, to its West Indian roots. She also explores the differences of mass-produced and artisanally sourced fabrics, tracking where textiles go from the manufacturing centers to markets and cities throughout Africa and the world. Grosfilley offers the fruits of her own passionate research as she profiles a variety of individuals from rural venders to trendsetting fashionistas. This eye-opening study celebrates the e...
Family Of Hummingbirds
For all the bird lovers, the definitive collection of hummingbird illustrations by 19th-century naturalist painter John Gould, the "British Audubon." The sublime collection of 418 superbly detailed paintings of hummingbirds by the great artist John Gould, the 19th-century naturalist painter often referred to as the "British Audubon," represents all the known species on the planet at the time and is the most complete ever produced. Like Audubon, Gould depicted the birds as they are in life, in their native habitats, which was still a revolutionary approach at the time. Yet Unlike Audubon, Gould traveled widely across t...
150 Best of the Best Loft Ideas
Filled with beautiful full-color photographs and detailed illustrations, an irresistible collection profiling 150 of the latest trends in contemporary loft design. The ultimate resource for designing and decorating loft spaces, 150 Best of the Best Loft Ideas presents 150 stunning lofts constructed and designed by notable architects and designers from around the world. Made popular in the nineteen fifties and sixties in New York City, lofts—synonymous with a modern, avant-garde lifestyle—continue to maintain their wide appeal. While loft living once meant converting old industrial warehouses into a warm and invit...
Magnificent Interiors of Sicily
Val di Noto is a magnificent land of architectural interest, renowned for its beautiful landscapes and recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site since 2002. This book presents a refined selection of the extraordinary mansions of the area, many of which were rebuilt in the late Baroque style in the early decades of the eighteenth century following a devastating earthquake. Country residences, farms, and villas are featured, which have all been restored to their centuries-old magnificence, thanks to a highly successful combination of tradition and innovation. The book delves into a unique journey through villas and resid...
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