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  1. Judith Nasatir - Carrier and Company: Positively Chic Interiors
    We often joke that Jesse and Mara are like contributing editors to my own private magazine. Both at Vogue and at home, they always bring a grand vision to the table along with invaluable expertise and an impeccable eye. It continues to amaze me that they managed to turn a series of broken-down barns into a wonderful compound for my family. Anna Wintour Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, the principals of Carrier and Company Interiors, are a husband-and-wife design duo who create rooms that are a confident mix of timeless and contemporary design familiar and fresh at once. Always refined and sophisticated, the Carriers work ranges in style from elegantly traditional to luxuriously minimalist. Their rooms often features subtle patterns and neutral palettes punctuated by bursts of exuberance and unexpected mixes of high and low, old and new. Whether decorating a sprawling country house or a Tribeca loft, a winter home in Florida or an apartment in a converted New York printing house, the Carriers mission is to connect people with place and combine their tailored, carefully edited and curated approach with the clients collections, artwork, taste and personality, creating exquisitely detailed yet comfortable and personalized spaces. Illustrated with some 275 full-colour photographs and featuring a foreword by Anna Wintour, Carrier and Company: Positively Chic Interiors introduces the reader to the Carriers unique aesthetic and shows why they are the designers of choice for so many of Americas most discriminating arbiters of taste. It will undoubtedly be the standout decorating book of the year.
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  2. Linda Sparrowe - Yoga at Home: Inspiration for Creating Your Own Home ...
    The definitive guide to creating your own home yoga practice from the leading experts of Yoga Journal. Although yoga studios continue to proliferate, students are increasingly looking to enhance their studio experience with a personal home practice. Yoga at Home not only provides all the ingredients necessary, but this accessible how-to book also offers a visual feast of pose sequences and routines by top instructors and practitioners as photographed in their own homes. This accessible, photo-intensive, practice-oriented book provides everything needed to enrich a home yoga practice, including how to put together a well-rounded practice, how to expand on or vary that practice, and how-to sequences of poses and practices to follow at home. Along with exercises and advice from famous yoga teachers and practitioners such as Seane Corn, Rodney Yee, David Life and Sharon Gannon, Shiva Rea, and Elena Brower, the book features never-before-seen pose sequences showing these teachers practicing their favorite yoga poses in their homes and exploring the ways in which they use their personal spaces to complement their yoga routines. The practical tips, sequencing ideas, and inspiration found in the teachings of yoga-both ancient and contemporary-will resonate with both students and teachers at every level of practice.
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  3. Ian Robinson - Home is the Halifax: An Extraordinary Account of ...
    Between 1935 and 1945, Yorkshire became home to 41 military airfields, the majority located in the Vale of York. The area was often referred to as a land-based aircraft carrier. The author, aged 16, became involved in this vast aviation activity when he started work with the Handley Page aircraft manufacturer at their repair depot at Clifton, York, where Halifax bombers used by 4 Group RAF and 6 Group Royal Canadian Air Force, were repaired and test flown. At the age of 17, Ian was selected for flying training at Handley Page's main airfield at Radlett in Hertfordshire, returning to Clifton and becoming flight engineer to the company test pilots. Some 30 or so squadrons operated from these Yorkshire airfields and the Book of Remembrance in York Minster records more than 18,000 names of those killed flying from these Yorkshire bases. Postwar, Ian felt aggrieved that very little was left commemorating these sacrifices and certainly little was left of the Halifax bomber. So when, in 1983, a small group of aviation enthusiasts got together to create a commemorative museum at Elvington, near York, Ian was eager to join them. He became a pivotal player in forming the charity which became the Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial. Ian said at the time that such a museum without a Halifax would be like a frame without a picture - and so the idea to re-build a WWII Halifax was born. Starting with a derelict fuselage which had been used as a hen-coop on a farm on the Isle of Lewis, he set about gathering all the hundreds of bits needed to complete this mammoth task. This fascinating book, full of contemporary photos, is Ian's account of those 13 extraordinary years before Friday the 13th was rolled out on Friday, 13th September, 1996, and it also faithfully records Ian's part in building the Yorkshire Air Museum, one of the foremost museums of its kind in the world.
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  4. Liz Bauwens - Flea Market Chic: The thrifty way to create a stylish home
    HardCover. Pub Date :2012-02-09 Pages: 160 Language: English Publisher: CICO Books Fleamarket Chic is the smart way to decorate now. adding texture. color. and depth to contemporary interiors.In modern rooms. a distressed chair or a vintage mirror adds a perfect finishing touch. And in traditional decorating schemes. fleamarket chic is a key part of the mix: faded textiles. weathered furniture. mismatched china. and the occasional flamboyant lamp or work of art are all part of the charm. Of course. Fleamarket Chic is about saving you money. along with recycling. upcycling. and repurposing. But it s also about a sense of history and place. about individuality. and creating a home that reflects your life and personality. Every piece in a Fleamarket Chic interior has a story: the colorful pitcher you found at a garage sale. the vintage telephone you reclaimed when a favorite au...
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  5. William Curley - Patisserie: A Masterclass in Classic and Contemporary ...
    A profoundly pleasurable book which offers that rare combination of daring, accomplished technique illuminated with extraordinary simplicity and clarity. His latest must-have book will inspire and delight.' Michel and Alain Roux Patisserie reflects award-winning chocolatier, William Curley's passion for taking classic recipes and modernizing them with his own innovations. Creating top-quality patisserie is often seen as something only a trained professional can do, however with patisserie equipment now easily accessible to all, William hopes to unscramble the mystique of his exquisite creations and get everyone making perfect patisserie in the home kitchen. Patisserie processes are broken down into a step-by-step guide complete with expert knowledge to produce flawless creations every time. A series of basic recipes - covering sponges, creams and custards, pastry and syrups - will provide a solid foundation in patisserie techniques as well as inspiration for aspiring creative pastry chefs. At the same time, some classic recipes, from Rhum Baba to Tarte Alsacienne, are given a modern adaptation using William's unique blend of flavours.William has always had a long-term ambition to bring patisserie to this country as an accessible, affordable yet uncompromising luxury. His main focus is to arouse and surprise the taste buds. A pleasure that he hopes he can bring to everyone, through the recipes in this gorgeous book.
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  6. Mary Maguire - 30 Build-your-own Birdhouses: Create Delightful Projects to ...
    Create delightful projects to turn your garden into a home for birds. Choose from 30 projects, from the classic to the quirky, to create your own birdhouse, table, nesting box, bird feeder or bird bath - each one beautiful, functional and highly individual. It includes traditional, classic designs plus more contemporary projects, as well as tips for decorating existing birdhouses and tables. Projects give clear, step-by-step instructions to suit beginners as well as the more experienced. The projects encompass a wide range of designs, materials, techniques and decorations. It shows you how to make your garden a haven for birds and provides you with all the information you will need on the feeding habits, the way birds behave, and habitat requirements of garden birds. The presence of birds in the garden is a wonderful sight and great pleasure can be gained from learning how to recognize regular visitors and become familiar with their habits. For the birds, gardens are necessary for their survival as former areas of natural habitat are being taken over and sometimes, disappearing altogether. It is not difficult to make your garden an attractive and bird-friendly environment. Whether you decide to create a traditional, hand-painted bird box or opt for a different approach by turning an old boot into a birdhouse, this book will certainly provide you with plenty of beautiful and practical ideas.
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  7. Victoria Brown - New Crafts: Feltwork: 25 Inspiring and Original Felt ...
    This book features 25 inspiring and original felt projects to create at home. It is a comprehensive guide, including an introduction to the history of this craft and information about all the materials and equipment you will need. It features examples of the finest feltwork from contemporary craft artists. It explains and demonstrates all the basic techniques such as preparing the wool, rolling and hand carding. The satisfying art of feltwork celebrated in attractive designs and inspirational projects, all shown in more than 250 photographs. Whether used to make hats, slippers, blankets or jackets, felt is a wonderfully flexible, resistant, pliable and versatile medium. It can appear in the subtle hues of natural fleece, or be dyed in rich, vibrant tints. In this book, felt can be used to create objects as diverse as accessories, clothing, hangings, sculptures and toys. A comprehensive techniques section includes all the basics, such as carding your own fleece, flat felting and rolling. The book contains 25 specially designed felt projects illustrated with step-by-step photographs to instruct the reader in every stage of preparation.Each project is an inspiring and original work in its own right, and collectively the pieces represent a complete course in working with felt, from beginner level to advanced.
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  8. Marion Elliot - Tile Style Painting & Decorating Your Own Designs: ...
    This is a collection of projects and ideas on how to design, decorate and customize tiles for all areas of the home. It includes a practical guide to techniques such as stamping, using stencils, decoupage and gilding. The projects offer a variety of tiling ideas for walls, floors, doors, furniture and splash backs, as well as applying tiles to tables, frames, window boxes and pots. You can create distinctive pieces such as a panelled bedhead, kitchen shelf, decorated tray, mirror frame or little table. It offers looks and themes from around the world, such as Islamic interiors, vibrant Mediterranean courtyards, classic Art Deco, and the bright hues of South America. This book contains a host of fabulous ways to decorate and paint tiles for use around the home. Following an introduction that explores the tradition of tile-making and major stylistic influences, the book then explains how to design with tiles, work with patterns and use them in distinctive and unusual ways. A comprehensive section on hand-painting tiles includes over 30 designs by contemporary artists, and step-by-step photographs guide you through every stage of creating your own. This is followed by practical projects inspired by a variety of themes and styles, on how to embellish door panels, a window recess, borders, table tops, and floor and wall areas in different rooms of the house. With a rich medley of artistic styles, crafting techniques and visual inspiration, this book will help the reader to create designed tiles from Art Deco to Byzantine style, and from Folk Art to the Arts and Crafts movement.
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  9. Sania Pell - The Homemade Home for Children: 50 Thrifty and Chic Projects ...
    HardCover. Pub Date :2012-04-05 Pages: 192 Language: English Publisher: CICO Books Following the success of The Homemade Home. Sania Pell now turns her attention to a younger audience. creating a stylish. innovative. contemporary and child-friendly collection of 50 projects for parents to make with and for their offspring.There are ideas for decorating the nursery and children s bedrooms. with great storage tricks. display ideas. and decorations ranging from a space-travel themed banner to headboard embellished with silk flowers . When it s playtime. choose from making planes from balsa wood. sewing simple yet fun costumes. or creating a fabulous play boat from a metal bath tub and a canvas sail. There are suggestions for the garden too. including a waterproof picnic rug and a play tent which utilizes the washing line rather than cumbersome tent poles. There are even quick w...
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  10. Alexandra Druesne - Designer Bathrooms (Home Series)
    The new "Home" series from Beta-Plus invites you to take a fascinating journey through the most beautiful and inspiring interiors. The thirty volumes in this series are thematically divided by room (living rooms, bathrooms, kitchens and so on), and also by style (including designer homes, country houses and contemporary interiors). The reports in these books combine to create a unique voyage of discovery through modern trends in decoration and architecture, reflecting the lifestyle and outlook of people who live in these beautiful homes. "Home" series is a unique collection of thirty titles, eclectic and stylish, devoted to interior design and decoration, and presented in a handy format. Every book shows the finest projects by leading architects and interior specialists, in a kaleidoscope of styles and genres, and is packed with ideas for your own home. This book shows some of the most luxurious bathrooms in contemporary interiors. With beautiful colour photographs it can be seen how lighting, fittings, tiling and other accessories contribute to creating a sophisticated atmosphere.
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  11. Bella DePaulo - How We Live Now: Redefining Home and Family in the 21st ...
    Across America and around the world, in cities and suburbs and small towns, people from all walks of life are redefining our "lifespaces"-the way we live and who we live with. The traditional nuclear family in their single-family home on a suburban lot has lost its place of prominence in contemporary life. Today, Americans have more choices than ever before in creating new ways to live and meet their personal needs and desires. Social scientist, researcher, and writer Bella DePaulo has travelled across America to interview people experimenting with the paradigm of how we live. In HOW WE LIVE NOW, she explores everything from multi-generational homes; to cohousing communities, where one's "family" is made up of friends and neighbors; to couples "living apart together;" to single-living; and ultimately uncovers a pioneering landscape for living that throws the old blueprint out the window. Through personal interviews and stories, media accounts, and in-depth research, HOW WE LIVE NOW explores thriving lifespaces and offers the reader choices that are freer, more diverse, and more attuned to our modern needs for the twenty-first century and beyond.
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  12. Neil Hope - You Can't Plant a Tree in Space: Create the Conditions for You ...
    You can't plant a tree in space is an inspiring new practical guide to successful leadership. The authors Neil Hope and Dominic Will are two unconventional leaders who have achieved great commercial success despite a turbulent economic climate. They now run one of the world's most successful fundraising companies. The model, introduced here for the first time, puts mindful human beings at the heart of organisations. It asks individuals to understand their own needs and motivations as well as those of their teams, and so become true leaders. Based on Neil Hope's study and practice of therapy with groups and individuals, his twenty-two years teaching meditation, and both his and Dominic Will's management of tens of thousands of people over more than a decade, You can't plant a tree in space presents a framework for both new and experienced leaders to influence and change the dynamic in any group and unify their organisation.Discover the blueprint that enabled the authors to raise GBP400m for leading charities and recruit 1 million donors in just over a decade An inspiring and thought-provoking new model for business leadership A roadmap to successful leadership by the people who pioneered it Understand how to identify, recognise and meet the needs of individuals and groups and become authentic and inspiring leaders Shows how the model can help individuals to develop and successfully influence relationships, from personal and family to work-based interactions References individuals within HOME Fundraising who have embraced this approach with positive outcomes Contains a blend of academic and practical examples A model to satisfy shareholders, stakeholders and customers alike A contemporary teaching and learning resource A framework for new and experienced leaders to influence and change dynamics in any group and unify organisations.
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  13. Creating with Mod Podge
    6193 Creating With Mod Podge: Welcome to the world of decoupage, where the techniques are simple, the tools and materials are easy to find, and the results are fantastic! Once you check out the basics, don't be surprised if you start seeing decoupage surfaces and project ideas everywhere. Inspiring projects include Frosted Confetti Lamps; Summer Lights Candles; Letters Adorned; Old Blue's Portrait; Personalized Scrapbook; Fanciful Flower Pots; Elegant Storage Jars; Home, Sweet Home address plaque; Vintage or Contemporary Decorative Plates; Yosemite Vacation Frame; Decorative Storage Box; Paper Tile Table; Shades of India Purse; and Decoupaged Jewelry. Have fun!
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  14. Valeri Valeriano - The Contemporary Buttercream Bible: The complete ...
    The essential reference to modern cake decorating with buttercream icing, this remarkable book demonstrates more than 50 innovative techniques in beautiful step-by-step photographic sequences. With over 40 stunning cake designs to create at home, from simple cupcakes to three-tiered wonders, you will discover the sheer accessibility of buttercream, which needs very little specialist equipment or skill to get started. Start by perfecting a stable buttercream recipe that also tastes delicious then learn how to pipe simple textures and patterns, buttercream roses and an array of other flowers. From there you will learn how to create a myriad of creative effects in buttercream using diverse techniques such as stamping, stencilling, palette knife painting, buttercream transfers, lace and crochet effects, brushed embroidery, marbling, blending, writing, embellishing and more!If you're a beginner, you will learn new techniques that you can put into practice straight away on easy, single-tier projects and cupcakes; while more experienced cake decorators will enjoy mastering some of the more intricate and advanced buttercream piping techniques and create stunning three-tier cake designs. This is the only complete guide to creating buttercream cakes, bringing a traditional cake-decorating method bang up to date for the modern baker! Praise for the book: "The Contemporary Buttercream Bible is an absolute game changer in the industry of cake art. I've never seen techniques and talent presented in such a way as to be concurrently hugely aspirational yet completely approachable. I look forward to learning all the skills that I, as an artist in rolled fondant, have only the most rudimentary grasp of. Not since Cakewalk by Margaret Braun have I been this excited about a cake book. Bravo!" Chef Duff Goldman, Ace of Cakes "If you love buttercream you'll adore this book. Lots of fascinating techniques to try and lovely ideas to develop. Thank you Valeri and Christin
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  15. Patrick Dunn - The Practical Art of Divine Magic: Contemporary & Ancient ...
    The ancient world of Egypt, Greece, and Rome was home to a set of magical and spiritual technologies, called theurgy, that unite the practice of magic with the aims of religion. Theurgy, or "godwork," is the art of creating a stronger bond between the theurgist and his or her deities. The results of this stronger bond were imminently practical: stronger magic, more meaningful existence, and a better life. With the fall of Rome, these techniques faded into obscurity, and many of them were lost forever. This book revives, restores, and reinvents these practices for a contemporary pagan or magical practitioner. A mixture of scholarly research and examination of source texts and daring experimentation and extrapolation leads to a complete and workable system that can inform a variety of practices, all presented in a relaxed, lighthearted, and readable way. Whether you practice witchcraft, ceremonial magic, or chaos magic, you can benefit from the practice of theurgy. You will learn techniques to create stronger bonds with divine forces, call up and communicate with spiritual beings, summon a magical assistant, create statues imbued with divine spirit, and master your own mind. The ultimate goal is union with the divine, but theurgy is a practical path, and every step on that path is designed to improve your life.
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  16. Ashley Martineau - Spinning and Dyeing Yarn: The Home Spinner?s Guide to ...
    After the success of online craft communities such as Etsy and Ravelry, enthusiastic crafters are now looking for a new challenge in yarn design. Whereas most books cover either spinning or dyeing, Spinning and Dyeing Yarn covers both subjects in detail with clear, practical instructions and eye-catching photographs. The book introduces readers to essential techniques such as drop spindle and wheel spinning. Additionally, the book discusses fibre preparation methods such as drafting, plying, carding and combing, and considers the many different fibres available, from wool and cotton to alpaca and mohair. In addition to spinning styles, the book also explores a wide variety of dyeing methods and guides readers to create their own unique yarn. Advice from professional yarn designers peppered throughout each chapter provides readers with invaluable tips to improve their technique. The book offers a highly useful 'Going Pro' section, packed with advice from contemporary yarn designers to aspiring home spinners on how to turn your passion into your profession. Completing the package is a luscious gallery of yarn to whet the readers' creative appetite.
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  17. Azby Brown - Small Spaces: Stylish Ideas for Making More of Less in the ...
    Small Spaces is about living comfortably and using space wisely, and where better to find ideas on that subject than Japan, one of the world's most urban and densely populated countries? Tokyo resident Azby Brown, a distinguished architect and designer, has assembled dozens of creative solutions to space and storage problems, illustrating them with photographs and plans of actual living environments in contemporary homes. The key to his approach is what might be called "The Three Cs "-compact, comfortable, and convenient. Use of space is reconsidered, with easy living always the uppermost goal. A living room is opened up by creating level changes or "joining it with the exterior." A staircase can double as a chest of drawers, a space beneath the floor can serve as a kitchen pantry or hiding place for a disappearing bed: an adjustable table can serve different purposes at different heights. From top to bottom, in bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and hall, Azby Brown presents solutions to the problems of inner space, illustrated with dozens of full-color photographs, drawings, and architectural plans. Small Spaces will be a lifesaver for all those with growing families, shrinking resources, and limited room to grow-or indeed anyone who wants to transform a disorganized, cluttered environment into an orderly, attractive living area.
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  18. Ruth Cross - The Knitted Home: Creative and Contemporary Projects for ...
    This book is for people who enjoy knitting and exploring the different patterns and textures that hand knitting can create, and who want to use these skills to produce beautiful pieces for their homes. Hand-crafted items always add an extra layer of personality and interest to a room, and a beautifully knitted and designed piece, whether it is a cover for an existing piece of furniture or a wonderful throw, is a covetable and unique accessory. Ruth Cross draws on her experience of designing organic and freeform collections to guide you through the process of making and creating your own items. Taking an experimental approach, Ruth combines traditional stitches with new stitches she has devised herself. She creates desirable fabrics that can adorn many different items around the home, from easy chairs to footstools, a doorstop to a table runner, vase covers to wall hangings. Throughout the book there are more than 20 complete patterns for you to create these beautiful projects. However, Ruth also encourages and gives advice on how to experiment for yourself to produce your own designs. Starting with the very basics - simple knitting and purling - and progressing to add further texture and embellishment she guides you through a range of different stitch patterns and techniques. As she goes through she shows how you can adapt these patterns to different sizes, scales and shapes so that they can be widely applied around the home to create competely personal pieces.
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  19. Patricia Aufderheide - Reclaiming Fair Use: How To Put Balance Back In ...
    In the increasingly complex and combative arena of copyright in the digital age, record companies sue college students over peer-to-peer music sharing, YouTube removes home movies because of a song playing in the background, and filmmakers are denied a distribution deal when some permissions "i" proves undottable. Patricia Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi chart a clear path through the confusion by urging a robust embrace of a principle long embedded in copyright law, but too often poorly understood - fair use. By challenging the widely held notion that current copyright law has become unworkable and obsolete in the era of digital technologies, "Reclaiming Fair Use" promises to reshape the debate in both scholarly circles and the creative community. This indispensable guide distils the authors' years of experience advising documentary filmmakers, English teachers, performing arts scholars, and other creative professionals into no-nonsense advice and practical examples for content producers. "Reclaiming Fair Use" begins by surveying the landscape of contemporary copyright law-and the dampening effect it can have on creativity-before laying out how the fair-use principle can be employed to avoid copyright violation. Finally, Aufderheide and Jaszi summarize their work with artists and professional groups to develop best practice documents for fair use and discuss fair use in an international context. Appendixes address common myths about fair use and provide a template for creating the reader's own best practices. "Reclaiming Fair Use" will be essential reading for anyone concerned with the law, creativity, and the ever-broadening realm of new media.
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  20. Rebecca Proctor - 1000 New Eco Designs and Where to Find Them
    As we become only too aware of the damage man has caused to the planet, more of us want to furnish and decorate our homes with products that do not harm the environment. But being sensitive to the environment does not mean you have to sacrifice good design. More and more designers are creating products that are both beautiful and ethical. "1000 New Eco Designs" is a showcase of contemporary product design and interior products that are ecologically sound. Informative and visually inspirational, the book acts as a handbook, guiding readers through the complex issues involved in creating and choosing eco friendly designs for the home. A series of icons show each product as green credentials; highlighting the use of recycled materials, sustainable materials, carbon neutral, low air miles, so that readers can see at a glance the individual characteristics of each product. The book also provides full information on where to source and buy the work featured.
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  21. Cathelijne Nuijsink - How to Make a Japanese House
    Nowhere in the world have architects built homes as small as in Japan, and nowhere have they done so with such ingenuity and success. "How to Make a Japanese House" presents 21 lessons in how to design a single-family home from three decades of architectural practice. From the Western perspective, in which more space is better space, small interiors may once have seemed undesirable, but Japanese architects have long excelled at overcoming the limitations of building in densely populated areas and creating brilliant effects of spaciousness with minimal square footage. As urban areas across the world grow only more dense in population, a knack for the economic handling and design of domestic space has clearly established itself as a key virtue of contemporary architectural practice. Through a rich array of research, interviews, drawings and photographs, "How to Make a Japanese House" demonstrates that Japanese homes present a radically different way of thinking about architecture, and provide inspiration for dwelling on a smaller scale.
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  22. Laura Frankel - Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes: 120 Holiday and Everyday ...
    This first paperback edition of Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes by Laura Frankel collects more than 120 sophisticated, simple, and satisfying kosher dishes. From everyday meals to holiday favorites, each recipe makes convenient use of the humble, ever-reliable slow cooker, using seasonal ingredients that can be found at your local market. When Chef Frankel opened her first restaurant in 1999, she was driven not only by her love of cooking, but also by the desire to prove that kosher food can be as delicious and exciting as any other type of contemporary cuisine. The same goes in her own kitchen. When her family decided to keep kosher, they gave up eating pork, shellfish, and the combination of meat and dairy-but that didn't mean they wanted to sacrifice flavor. Frankel focused her culinary talents on creating kosher meals that are every bit as refined as their non-kosher counterparts-both at home and at her nationally acclaimed kosher restaurants. But creating inspiring dishes at home isn't as easy without the elaborate prep that goes into a restaurant meal. That's why Frankel turned to her slow cooker-a device she had been using once a week to prepare meals for Shabbat, when cooking with the stove or oven is prohibited. Once she realized the slow cooker could produce creative meals all week long, Frankel's culinary imagination was off and running. The book is divided by course and includes sections on appetizers, soups, entrees, sides, and desserts and breakfasts. For ease of use, each recipe clearly indicates seasonal ingredients and if it is a meat, dairy, or pareve dish. Featuring Frankel's signature blend of convenience and globe-spanning flavors, these recipes are designed to be kosher, yet accessible to eaters of all backgrounds. Anyone interested in time-saving, family-pleasing meals will find Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes a reliable, inspiring resource in the kitchen. Whether you need a little nosh or a full-on fress, this cookbook has the recipe for you.
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  23. Ellen Kharade - Quilted Bags with Style
    25 charming, contemporary designs show you how to create speedy style from scratch. The home-made and the hand-made have been called 'the fashions that never die'. With the explosion in crafted accessories as the proven retail success of the decade, an increasing number of beginners are creating their own pieces. Designer Ellen Kharade showcases 25 unique designs in this collection of bags for all occasions. Suitable for beginners and experienced stitchers alike, Ellen reveals how to use inexpensive materials to turn a bundle of scraps into a truly personal heirloom gift. Clear step-by-step artworks illustrate every project, and Ellen also includes advice on how to pick fabrics that work well together and on the best materials to use, and tips on how to make your bags sturdy and longlasting. Sections range from practical shoppers and totes to smart formal bags, as well as a section on creating embellished gifts and delicately precious evening bags. Using many traditional quilting patterns and stitches, and including templates, every project can be completed in a weekend.
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  24. Fiona Eaton - Flower Garlands & Circles
    This title helps you create 30 stunning displays with fresh and dried flowers. Features: a beautiful and practical step-by-step guide to creating wonderful wreaths, garlands, swags and circles that will adorn any home or public space, indoors and out. Fabulous ideas for every season and occasion; contemporary and traditional designs from summery garlands and a midsummer hay ring, to harvest swags and eye-catching Christmas and Easter wreaths; and over 125 inspirational photographs. It gives advice on techniques, tools and materials such as secateurs, ribbon, paint and wire. It describes how to make the most of natural materials such as fresh and dried flowers, leaves, fruits, foliage, berries, twigs, seedheads, evergreens and artificial flowers. Wreaths and garlands are among the most impressive of all floral displays, whether draped over a fireplace or hung on a front door or garden gate. From the simplest circle of twigs to the most extravagant of swags, their outlines and shapes have great visual impact. These pages are packed with creative ideas for both small-and large-scale creations.Following the calendar year, this book presents 30 beautiful designs from a luxurious Valentine's wreath of deep red roses to a kissing ring of mistletoe and winter berry, and from summery celebration-table garlands to a fresh herb wreath to adorn your kitchen wall. All sorts of wonderful ingredients are used to create the wreaths and garlands: as well as a wide range of dried and fresh flowers, there are herbs, grasses, foliage, fruits, shells, starfish, and miniature terracotta pots. The designs have a lively and contemporary feel and will inspire both new and experienced flower arrangers. Whatever the season or occasion, this book will provide a project to help you brighten up your surroundings.
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  25. Sunhi Suhashini - Kalighat Paintings
    Kalighat painting developed in the vicinity of the Kali temple in Kolkata, India, in the mid-nineteenth century. The paintings were completed on mill-made paper, stripped of decoration and traditionally feature only one or two characters. Kalighat paintings were some of the first to incorporate secular themes, while also showing satirical depictions of the growing European influence on Kolkata. This beautiful book reveals the Kalighat (literally 'home of Kali') paintings from the V&A's extensive collection and includes work from the prestigious Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata. Striking new photography accompanies essays from leading experts on the craft and a scientific analysis of the pigments and materials used in the paintings. The book also highlights the work of contemporary artists who are creating Kalighat paintings with a modern twist, based on and inspired by the work of nineteenth-century artists. Suhashini Sinha is Assistant Curator in the Asian Department at the V&A. She is the co-curator for the touring exhibition Kalighat Paintings (2011).
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  26. Dale Croes - Susan Point: Works on Paper
    Over the past 30 years Susan Point has become the preeminent Coast Salish artist of her generation, exploring many different modern and traditional themes in a wide variety of media. She has received major public commissions in her home province of British Columbia as well as throughout the Northwest coast, the traditional territory of her people, creating extraordinary monumental sculptures that grace important public buildings. Her glass sculptures are collected around the world. This is the first book devoted exclusively to her works on paper. Over the past 30 years Point has also been an innovator in printmaking, adapting traditional Coast Salish themes to modern art techniques, translating the heritage of her culture to the wider world while creating a body of work that appeals to art collectors from around the globe. Her synthesis of contemporary and traditional styles has resulted in a formidable artistic accomplishment. This beautifully designed volume collects 160 of her prints together for the first time and is sure to inspire and amaze those who see it.
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  27. Clare Youngs - Scandinavian Needlecraft: 35 step-by-step projects to ...
    Expert crafter and lover of Scandinavian design Clare Youngs presents a stunning collection of home wares, gifts, accessories, bags, clothes and more to stitch. Fans of the clean, elegant lines of traditional Scandinavian style are sure to be inspired by the 35 sewing projects in this book. Incorporating the finest elements of Scandinavian crafting traditions, inspiration is taken from a range of backgrounds including classic folk art and local needlework, as well as more contemporary sources. Working with a wide variety of fabrics, there are adorable fleece and felt baby booties finished with French knots to make, or use classic gingham or stripes to put together an apron, coat hanger cover and laundry bag. Also included are ideas for projects using recycled materials, plus ways to use up the scraps in your sewing box. Simplicity is always at the heart of Clare's designs, and the clear instructions and step-by-step artworks mean anyone can have a go, and will be surprised how quickly beautiful pieces can be made. There's also a how-to section that explains any stitch, knot and join you might need.
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  28. Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell - Handmade At Home: Button and Bead Jewelry
    Bring to life the undiscovered treasures of your sewing box. Handmade at Home: Button and Bead Jewelry is an essential guide to creating stunning, fashionable jewelry. Craft author Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell shows you how by using a wide variety of materials, from chiffon and lace to copper and moonstone, as well as scraps from past projects, you can make any number of contemporary, eye-catching pieces, each with your own unique twist. Whatever your standard, the 25 delightful projects and variations - from a ribbon choker with velvet flowers to linen heart brooches - will help you make the most of your sewing box. Whether you want to make practical, fun, everyday items or intricate, stylish designs, there is a range of projects to suit your tastes. Complete with step-by-step photographs, helpful explanations of techniques and a comprehensive list of materials, Button and Bead Jewelry will help you on your way to creating exquisite pieces in no time.
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  29. Rixt Hulshoff Pol - Create with Artists: An Art Activity Book For Everyone ...
    The programme Create with Artists offers the most inspiring workshops the Stedelijk Museum of contemporary art in Amsterdam has organized for young people over the past decade. These workshops with artists and designers have become a true phenomenon in Amsterdam. Only about a dozen kids can participate in a workshop, which are always sold out, leaving the parents and many, many others jealously behind. In response to their ever-increasing popularity, the workshops have been transformed into this book. Now everyone can do these fun workshops-created by renowned contemporary artists and designers-at home, at a party, at a community centre, or at school. All the artists have a special connection to the museum and many of them are world famous. In this book they give us insights into their ways of looking at the world and the questions they ask themselves. The artists also share their personal tips and techniques. The workshops all start with a question to trigger the imagination and are spread out over an array of media, from painting, to sculpture, video, design, graffiti, photography, and more. The workshops are accessible for both children and grownups and can be done in groups as well as individually. World famous artist, including, for example, Marina Abramovic, Atelier van Lieshout, Ed Atkins, Rineke Dijkstra, Marlene Dumas, Mark Manders, Piet Oudolf, Marcel Wanders, and Viktor & Rolf, have contributed.
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