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At Home: Isabel Lopez-Quesada
Innovatively combining period and contemporary furniture and art in a sophisticated mix, the homes of Isabel López-Quesada are inspirational and unforgettable. In At Home, the Spanish designer tells her own story. López-Quesada introduces her family and their traditions, and reveals her sources of inspiration—such as the work of earlier designers like Renzo Mongiardino and John Stefanidis. She relates how she transformed an abandoned wax factory in a leafy district of Madrid into her family home and atelier, and then recounts how she created a country home out of a run-down Basque farm in the hills outside of Biarritz, France. Both the Madrid and Biarritz properties have been affectionately documented by Miguel Flores-Vianna, who has photographed interiors, patios, and gardens, as well as López-Quesada’s design studios.
Cat owners know the struggles of creating living spaces that are both functional and stylish for owner and cat. Don't just go to your local pet shop and adorn your home with unattractive cat towers and kitty beds. In Catification, Jackson Galaxy, the star of Animal Planet's My Cat from Hell, and Kate Benjamin, of the popular cat design website Hauspanther.com, walk readers through a step-by-step process of designing an attractive home that is also an optimal environment for cats.This gorgeously designed, full-color book includes more than twenty fun DIY projects, from kitty beds and litter boxes to catios (cat patios) that will be sure to make readers--and their cats--purr in approval.
City of Angels: Houses and Gardens of Los Angeles
Rudick, Jennifer Ash
Los Angeles’s dramatic setting, Mediterranean climate, and outdoor lifestyle have long attracted creative individuals to its diverse neighborhoods. The thirty houses and gardens featured in City of Angels, designed by renowned architects, interior designers, and garden designers, offer a rich mix of quirkiness, elegance, glitz, and Hollywood pizazz. Expertly guided by author Jennifer Ash Rudick and photographer Firooz Zahedi, we visit Kelly Wearstler’s beach house in Malibu, Hutton Wilkinson’s exotic ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains, a midcentury modern Schindler house, John Lautner’s vertigo-inducing modernist glass box in the Hollywood Hills, and Richard Shapiro’s overgrown gardens surrounding a magnificent Hispano-Moorish house in Holmby Hills.
Quick and Easy Paint Transformations: 50 Step-by-step Ways to Makeover Your Home for Next to Nothing
With this book in one hand and a brush in the other, you can learn how to create different finishes and effects with paint to change everyday rooms and furnishings into something special, all for the price of a pot of paint. The first section of the book tells you everything you need to know before you start - how to prepare surfaces properly, choose the right paint for the right place, use the best tools and select a color scheme that will work with the room in question. Then, the 50 different techniques are divided into nine sections: color washing; distressing and aging; fabric effects; wood effects; stone effects; metallic effects; stenciling and printing; stripes, checks, and spots; and, varnishing and glazing. There are step-by-step photos showing how to achieve the finished look, backed up by inspirational photos showing the effect used on walls and doors, furniture and floors. Learn how to bring old second-hand furniture bang up to date, or how to give modern pieces a softly aged appearance, as well as ways to treat and transform floorboards, doors and plastered walls, all with the aid of a pot of paint and a brush. Whatever the style of your interiors, "Quick and Easy Paint Transformations" will show you the best way to make over your home.
Made to Measure: Architecture and Interiors
Since forming their practice in 1999, Will Meyer and Gray Davis have designed some 200 private and public spaces that epitomize hip luxury style. Their interiors are as dazzling and dramatic as they are comfortable and welcoming—a carefully calibrated balancing act that has become their trademark and won them a loyal clientele. As furniture designer David Netto says in his foreword, “Their style—while original—seems inevitable, and after you see a project by Meyer Davis you say to yourself, ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ ” Made to Measure tells the story of their ascent into the upper echelon of American design and shares their firm’s philosophy and process. Illustrated with hundreds of stunning photographs, plans, and drawings, the book explores the symbiosis between their residential and commercial projects and shows how Meyer Davis has redefined modern luxury.
MR Architecture + Decor
MR Architecture + Decor’s work—which, true to its name, straddles the line between architecture and interior design—is driven by the belief that close collaborations with clients lead to personalized and intimate homes. The first collection of the firm’s 20 years of work includes a brief history of the firm, founded by David Mann. Featuring seven never-before-seen projects, the text not only describes each project but also includes two distinct points of view: that of MR Architecture + Decor and that of the client or collaborator. More than 200 appealing photographs of some of the firm’s gorgeous residential work are included, taken by such leading architecture and interior design photographers as François Dischinger, Eric Piasecki, Simon Upton, and Joshua McHugh.MR Architecture + Decor celebrates an architecture and design firm whose variety and depth of work, from Takashimaya, the legendary department store on Fifth Avenue, to log cabins in Montana, demonstrates the power of creativity and collaboration.
Houses and Apartments Under 1000 Square Feet
Gallardo, Yuri Caravaca (Edt)
A showcase of the best in contemporary compact residential architecture. The world is becoming more urbanized and densely populated. There is a virtually inexhaustible demand that is pushing up housing prices. Urban land is more precious. As well, changes in family structure, more single-person households, a desire to save money, reduce our climate footprints and live more simply have made microdwellings the fastest growing type of residence. To be successful as an enjoyable living space, however, a microdwelling must synthesize the best of contemporary architecture: functionality, efficiency and sustainability. The inhabitants' current and potential needs must be reconciled with physical, legal and budget limitations. The aim is to create spaces that improve quality of life and represent the resident's personality. Houses and Apartments Under 1000 Square Feet is a collection of more than 50 projects ranging from 215 to 958 square feet in size, along with a small selection of furniture. It aims to showcase the most significant examples of contemporary compact residential architecture. Each home is profiled over two to six photo-filled pages. Drawings include floor layouts, cutaways and landscaping plans. The houses and apartments are from around the world and represent a broad variety of architectural styles, functional applications, materials, natural environments and lifestyles. Due to the physical and budgetary limitations in this kind of house, one of the most important considerations is furniture, so a brief selection of furnishings has been included to complete this book. This is a stunning, cutting-edge source of inspiration and practical information for architects, designers, and homeowners.
Bruno Moinard: From Line to Light
Pepion, Jacques (Pht)
Bruno Moinard (b. 1956) is one of the leading interior architects working today. Based in Paris, his work can be seen in the Cartier stores in New York, Paris, and Milan; the Château Latour vineyard in Pauillac; Veuve Clicquot’s Hôtel du Marc in Reims; boutique hotels such as the Chengdu in China and the Plaza Athénée in Paris, and the Grill at the Dorchester in London. Moinard has also stamped his signature on sumptuous apartments, mansions, and homes worldwide. His style—minimalist and warm, somber without being austere, elegant and timeless, and always focusing on light—offers luxury without ostentation. Here, in stunning new photographs and magnificent sketches, his work is presented in five sections: light, materials, luxury, blueprints, and furnishings, to inspire anyone looking for elegance and fresh ideas for interiors.
Affordable Exhibition Design
Mola, Francesc Zamora
Given the increasing sophistication of architectural projects designed to showcase products at trade shows or to endow cultural exhibitions with a high level of visual appeal, this volume boasts imaginative, practical and low-cost designs in the field of ephemeral architecture. Featured inside Affordable Exhibition Design are exhibitions from around the world; each specifically selected for its aesthetic appeal, strength in attracting the attention of viewers, affordable construction costs, use of reusable resources and ease of implementation. Sketches, models and photographs are featured to reveal the process behind each project’s development and construction, along with its spacial area, the design team who created it, its materials (both new and recycled) and cost. This comprehensive volume is an inspirational resource, and confirmation that an eye-catching exhibition can be constructed without breaking the bank.
New Small Spaces 2: Good Ideas
From the people who showed you the secrets to having beautiful kitchens, pools and baths, comes the second installment of the Good Ideas guide to getting the most out of limited spaces. "New Small Spaces: Good Ideas" reveals how top designers make limited spaces feel lush and inviting. It includes tips on how to personalize the unique dimensions and style of your space to become a more fluent part of your home. It is a collection that will be valued for years to come, essential to anyone looking to add comfort and usability to the small spaces in their home.
New Spas & Resorts
Santos Quartino, Daniela
A guide to the architecture and design of luxurious day and hotel spas worldwide. The number of visitors to day, destination, and hotel spas has doubled in the last five years. The increasing understanding of the importance of health and well-being combined with the emphasis on beauty in our society has inspired the creation of amazing spaces for relaxation and pampering at day spas - both independent of and affiliated with chic hotels. New Spas and Resorts showcases the latest spas and resorts in the most stylish and appealing spots, from an urban getaway in Europe to a resort on a South Pacific island. This book features the latest equipment, treatments, and therapies devoted to health and relaxation, designed by a host of international contemporary architects and designers. Filled cover to cover with beautiful full-color photography, this visually lush guide is a must-have for architects, designers, spa-owners, and travelers alike.
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