A Frame for Life

The Designs of Studioilse


Author: Ilse Crawford,Edwin Heathcote

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847838579

Category: Architecture

Page: 271

View: 9230

Ilse Crawford, one of the most influential interior and product designers working today, is known for her holistic design ethos, and it's application to our daily lifestyle. The most complete monograph of Crawford's work to date, this book looks at the work of her studio, StudioIlse, which bridges the worlds of interior design, architecture, product design, and brand creation, with the philosophy of putting the human being at the center. In addition to completed projects, A Frame for Life looks at her unbuilt projects, her curriculum as Head of the Dept of Man and Well Being at Eindhoven, and daily life at StudioIlse. The book is organized thematically according to the values espoused by StudioIlse, as these values motivate the studio's work on every project and provide her "frame work for life." Each chapter has a thematic overview and a discussion between Ilse and Eddie, followed by 2-4 StudioIlse case studies/projects. Chapters include: Introduction: Design that Puts the Human Being at the Center; The Ongoing Story of a Place, and Design that Can Be Smelt, Heard, and Felt to name a few. Sidebars include: The Ones that Got Away; Family Lunch at the Studio; Extended Family- Our Friends and Relationships. New photography illustrates the beautiful and inspiring interiors, and is augmented by plans, drawings, and behind-the-scenes looks at StudioIlse's process.

The Sensual Home

Liberate Your Senses and Change Your Life


Author: Ilse Crawford,Martyn Thompson

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780789315823

Category: House & Home

Page: 159

View: 983

"The Sensual Home" is the key to creating private havens that soothe and enhance each of the senses: the all-important gifts of sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing that are so often overwhelmed by the frantic pace of the outside world. Separate chapters examine first the senses themselves, then our sensual needs in categories such as Light & Space and Energy & Spirit. 200+ illustrations, 175 in color.

Home Is Where the Heart Is


Author: Ilse Crawford

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

ISBN: 9781844006052

Category: Interior decoration

Page: 159

View: 3992

Ilse Crawford is always breaking new ground in her study of the individual's search for the perfect home. Continuing the theme of 'one eye sees, the other feels' from her previous book, Sensual Home, this book moves beyond to an investigation of our basic human drives for survival, safety, love, respect and self-fulfillment.


Portraits of World Leaders


Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452100586

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 5083

Power brings readers face to face with the major world leaders of today. In this one-of-a-kind collection, PlatonWorld Press Photographer of the Yearturns his lens on 150 current international leaders from across the political spectrum to create a profound portrait of global power. Shot within a twelve-month period at the United Nations, and captured with unique candor and insight, these photographs offer an intimate glimpse of the personalities behind the public faces of the world's most powerful decision-makers. With an incisive text by New Yorker editor and Pulitzer Prize winner David Remnick, this comprehensive historical record of our time is an essential volume for anyone interested in world politics.



Author: Chad Randl

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568984100

Category: Architecture

Page: 207

View: 7993

In a fascinating look at this architectural phenomenon, Chad Randl tells the story of the "triangle" house from prehistoric Japan to its lifestyle-changing heyday in the 1960s. Includes an appendix with a complete set of blueprints.

Room 606

the SAS House and the work of Arne Jacobsen


Author: Michael A. Sheridan,Arne Jacobsen

Publisher: Phaidon Press


Category: Architecture

Page: 271

View: 3908

This photographic journey of the African-American struggle for equality chronicles the battle to eliminate slavery up to the Civil Rights events and beyond. The images engage black and white, heroes and the unheralded, public acts of protest and private moments of victory. 600 illustrations.

Tile Makes the Room

Good Design from Heath Ceramics


Author: Catherine Bailey,Robin Petravic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607747413


Page: 256

View: 8701

"Heath Ceramics is an incredibly well-regarded, iconic housewares brand beloved in design circles for its gorgeous ceramic tiles and tableware, the latter of which is used at respected restaurants around the world, including RN74 and The Slanted Door in San Francisco, Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Gjelina in Los Angeles, The Girl and Goat in Chicago, and The Standard Hotel in New York City. Tile Makes the Room, an elevated lifestyle book on tile and interior design, features tile projects from tile accents (such as kitchen backsplashes) to tile masterpieces (like entire outdoor patios); inspirational photography of the well-appointed, design forward homes of notable designers and artists; and a curated how-to section, enabling design lovers to bring the Heath aesthetic into their homes with grace and ease."

Morning, Noon, Night

A Way of Living


Author: Soho House

Publisher: Preface Publishing

ISBN: 9781848094789

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

View: 5840

Morning, Noon, Night: A Way of Living from Soho House, follows the bestselling Eat, Drink, Nap. 'I've been astonished by the number of people who went out and bought the first book, which really set out to explain our founding principles,' says Soho House founder Nick Jones. 'Since that was published, we've built Soho Farmhouse on 100 acres of Oxfordshire countryside, transformed a former belt factory in Chicago, reimagined a 140-year-old palazzo in Istanbul, restored the shell of a listed Georgian building in London's Soho and launched our own collection of homeware, called Soho Home.' The 300-page, cloth-bound book invites readers behind the scenes at the Houses - taking you through the day from the second you wake up to the moment you go to bed. Key elements of the Soho House way of living are illustrated and broken down into helpful features, like how to make a tasty vegan breakfast or creating the perfect bedroom, with plenty of inspirational new imagery along the way. Interior design, food and drink take centre stage, and with more than 20 years of design experience behind them, Soho House's experts offer impactful insights into House style, including tips on their favourite sources and suppliers - all designed to help you take a little of the House home.

Roman and Williams Buildings & Interiors

Things We Made. Part one


Author: Stephen Alesch,Robin Standefer

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847838838

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

View: 7417

Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors surveys the firm.s prestige projects, presented with Alesch.s architectural hand drawings and sketches and detailed views. Also included is their loft and Montauk home, which serve as design laboratories, and a collection of furnishings and fixtures. Contains foreword by actor and R&W patron Ben Stiller.

Wabi-Sabi Welcome

Learning to Embrace the Imperfect and Entertain with Ease and Thoughtfulness


Author: Julie Pointer Adams

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579656994

Category: House & Home

Page: 272

View: 8318

"An antidote to the veneer of perfectionism so often presented by books of its kind, Wabi-Sabi Welcome offers readers license to slow down and host guests with humility, intention, and contentment." --Nathan Williams, founder of Kinfolk Wabi-Sabi Welcome is sharing a pot of tea with friends. It is preparing delicious food to nourish, not to show off. It's keeping a basket of cozy slippers at the door for guests. It is well-worn linens, bouquets of foraged branches, mismatched silverware, and heirloom bowls infused with the spirit of meals served with love. In this lush entertaining manual, author Julie Pointer Adams invites readers into artful, easygoing homes around the world--in Denmark, California, France, Italy, and Japan--and teaches us how to turn the generous act of getting together into the deeper art of being together. In this book, readers will find: unexpected, thoughtful ideas and recipes from around the world; tips for creating an intimate, welcoming environment; guidelines for choosing enduring, natural decor for the home; and inspiring photographs from homes where wabi-sabi is woven into daily living.


Designed in California


Author: Roman Alonso,Steven Johanknecht,Pamela Shamshiri,Ramin Shamshiri

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419709630

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 3077

Commune was established in Los Angeles in 2004 by four like-minded souls—Roman Alonso, Steven Johanknecht, Pamela Shamshiri, and Ramin Shamshiri— with a common mission: to enhance life through design and to blur the lines between disciplines, eras, and styles. California is for those who refuse to conform and who live for freedom of expression, indoor/outdoor living, and that golden sunshine glinting off the waves of the Pacific.Commune perfectly captures this spirit and embodies a new California style that freely mixes old and new in its layered, highly personal interiors that embrace color, pattern, and texture. This book is the first monograph of Commune's work, featuring its designs for private residences, hotels, commercial spaces, and restaurants, as well as the works they specially commission from virtually everyone in the artisan craftsman movement in California today.

This is Home

The Art of Simple Living


Author: Natalie Walton

Publisher: Hardie Grant

ISBN: 9781743793459

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 7648

This is Home is a back-to-basics guide on how to create authentic wholehearted interiors. It's about living simply – finding the essence of what makes you happy at home and creating spaces that reflect your needs and style. Filled with clever ideas and creative spaces it shows that you don't need a huge budget to create a beautiful home. This is Home provides examples and case studies of places with a global and timeless feel that haven't always been renovated in the traditional sense but are true homes. Featuring eight case studies from Australia, the US and Europe, and nearly 200 color photographs, This is Home will inspire you with beautiful, authentic places you want to be – today. Chapters include: The big picture: how to determine your decorating personality, and what's authentic for you. Starting over: let go of the past and create a home for the person you are today, with a focus on decision-making and the art of editing. Living for now: Work out a budget for your time and money using your values as a guide. Where you can spend and save when it comes to creating lasting interiors. The Art of ingenuity: Think creatively, not expensively, when it comes to making changes at home. Going beyond the usual suspects can help you to create a home that's distinctively yours. The poetry of space: Successful spaces are all about addition and subtraction, positive and negative. How to create balance within a room while reflecting your decorating style. The feel of a home: Create interiors that make you feel, and have an emotional connection. How to introduce decorative elements that make for authentic interiors. Surrounding spaces: Key ideas to consider when creating your place in relation to its environment - from the surrounding landscape to local community. Maintaining the focus: Ways to evolve what's important for you and keep focussed on your aesthetic and lifestyle. Happy renewal: How to keep your home fresh without exhausting or expensive overhauls. Rest and revive: How our homes can function as a place to rest our bodies, rejoice in our relationships and restore our values.

Dezeen Book of Interviews


Author: Marcus Fairs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992847401

Category: Architects

Page: 208

View: 6563

This book features conversations with 45 leading figures in architecture and design from around the world.0A follow-up to the hugely successful Dezeen Book of Ideas, Dezeen Book of Interviews features some of the most talented and inspiring people from the global design scene that have been interviewed for online architecture and design magazine Dezeen over the years.0Interviewees include architects David Adjaye, Rem Koolhaas, Neri Oxman, Richard Rogers and Neri & Hu, designers such as Hella Jongerius, Thomas Heatherwick, Ron Arad, Ilse Crawford and Marc Newson, as well as a host of influential figures from the worlds of technology, fashion, art and more.0Each interview has been comprehensively revisited and re-edited for the book, which includes a lot of material that has never been published before.

Vincent Van Duysen

Complete Works


Author: Vincent van Duysen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500342619

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 6659

A complete catalog of the Belgian architect's work, including his domestic architecture, office and commercial spaces, and furniture and decorative objects.

Timeless Icons

The Style of Celebrities


Author: Carlo Mazzoni

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788891812377

Category: Design

Page: 160

View: 1461

A collection of images that portray Diana Spencer. Not the official, posted snapshots, but pictures taken from afar, with Diana barely even noticing.

Fashion House

Illustrated Interiors from the Icons of Style


Author: Megan Hess

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742708928

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 1626

A tour of lavishly illustrated interiors celebrating fashionable figures in their eclectic habitats surveys the styles and signature characteristics of examples ranging from a Manhattan suite and a London man-about-town to a vintage Parisian loft and a velvet-draped Valentino room.

Bog Bodies Uncovered: Solving Europe's Ancient Mystery


Author: Miranda Aldhouse-Green

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500772983

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 6263

The grisly story of the bog bodies, updated via details of archaeological discovery and crime-scene techniques Some 2,000 years ago, certain unfortunate individuals were violently killed and buried not in graves but in bogs. What was a tragedy for the victims has proved an archaeologist’s dream, for the peculiar and acidic properties of the bog have preserved the bodies so that their skin, hair, soft tissue, and internal organs—even their brains—survive. Most of these ancient swamp victims have been discovered in regions with large areas of raised bog: Ireland, northwest England, Denmark, the Netherlands, and northern Germany. They were almost certainly murder victims and, as such, their bodies and their burial places can be treated as crime scenes. The cases are cold, but this book explores the extraordinary information they reveal about our prehistoric past. Bog Bodies Uncovered updates Professor P. V. Glob’s seminal publication The Bog People, published in 1969, in the light of vastly improved scientific techniques and newly found bodies. Approached in a radically different style akin to a criminal investigation, here the bog victims appear, uncannily well-preserved, in full-page images that let the reader get up close and personal with the ancient past.

The Modern A-Frame


Author: N.A

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423647645

Category: Architecture

Page: 248

View: 8554

Midcentury spaces made new: A-Frame homes from rustic to ultra-modern, mountain retreats to seaside getaways. The A-Frame home surged in popularity in the 1950s, and has captured the public’s imagination with its playfully modern, steep-sloping roofline ever since. The Modern A-Frame celebrates seventeen diverse accounts of these minimalists cabins reinvented for the twenty-first century. Nostalgic escapes, heritage homes, full-time simplicity, and artists at work categorize the A-frames whose engaging stories are shared. Whether fabricated from a 1960s kit or as a new build via retro inspiration, the variety of styles and homeowners in this photo-driven collection beautifully captures the romance of a classic structure, which beckons to travelers and homebuyers today, just as it did sixty years ago. Perfect for the architectural enthusiast, midcentury-minded designer, or armchair traveler. Ben Rahn has been photographing architecture and interiors for more than twenty years. He founded A-Frame Studio in 2003 out of a desire to combine his love of design with his keen photographic eye. His work has been recognized internationally and has appeared in publications such as Dwell, Wallpaper, Conde Naste Traveller, and more. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

Plain Simple Useful

The Essence of Conran Style


Author: Terence Conran

Publisher: Conran

ISBN: 1840916699

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 9283

Terence Conran has always believed that objects - and surroundings - that are plain, simple and useful are the key to easy living. By being practical and performing well over time, they are as much the antidote to superficial styling as they are to the shoddy and second-rate. Applied to the home as a whole, this discerning approach results in interiors that are effortlessly stylish, confident and timeless, with plenty of room for the expression of personal taste. Plain Simple Useful is organized according to the main activities that take place at home. Inspirational interiors, many of which are Conran's own, and a number of projects designed by him exclusively for this book, provide all the guidance you need to tailor-make your own storage. The book also features iconic examples of classic designs that will enhance any home, as well as a peek behind the closed doors of those well-ordered cupboards, larders and other stowing spaces that contribute so much to easy living.

The Kinfolk Home


Author: Nathan Williams

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 157965665X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 368

View: 5723

When The Kinfolk Table was published in 2013, it transformed the way readers across the globe thought about small gatherings. In this much-anticipated follow-up, Kinfolk founder Nathan Williams showcases how embracing that same ethos--of slowing down, simplifying your life, and cultivating community--allows you to create a more considered, beautiful, and intimate living space. The Kinfolk Home takes readers inside 35 homes around the world, from the United States, Scandinavia, Japan, and beyond. Some have constructed modern urban homes from blueprints, while others nurture their home's long history. What all of these spaces have in common is that they've been put together carefully, slowly, and with great intention. Featuring inviting photographs and insightful profiles, interviews, and essays, each home tour is guaranteed to inspire.