A Frame for Life

The Designs of Studioilse


Author: Ilse Crawford,Edwin Heathcote

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847838579

Category: Architecture

Page: 271

View: 7909

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.

Home Is Where the Heart Is


Author: Ilse Crawford

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

ISBN: 9781844006052

Category: Interior decoration

Page: 159

View: 5989

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.

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: 4937

"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.

Mathieu Lehanneur


Author: Robert Klanten,Sven Ehmann (ed.)

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag

ISBN: 9783899553956

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 3280

Melding rational forms with poetry, Mathieu Lehanneur has become a rising star of a new generation of designers. In only a short period of time the French designer Mathieu Lehanneur has established himself as a rising star of the global design community. He creates breakthrough work at the nexus of design and the human body, bionic structures, geometric forms, and both the rational and irrational sides of science. Lehanneur shapes aesthetic objects that provide astounding insight into the complexity of organic systems as well as cleverly address and comment on social issues. This first monograph is a cutting-edge collection of Mathieu Lehanneur's creative explorations in the areas of interior design, product design, and art. The featured work includes filtration systems of interior air by plants, a recuperative sleeping space based on physiological studies of sleeping disorders, workshop rooms for children at the Centre Pompidou, ceramic jars created from population data provided by the UN, and the stunning redesign of the chancel of a Romanesque church that is as modern as it is timeless. The book includes an extensive conversation between Hans Ulrich Obrist and Mathieu Lehanneur as well as texts by the Museum of Modern Art's Paola Antonelli and designer Ross Lovegrove, among other contributors.


Designed in California


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

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419709630

Category: Design

Page: 256

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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.

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: 7806

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.



Author: Chad Randl

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568984100

Category: Architecture

Page: 207

View: 8248

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.

Morning, Noon, Night

A Way of Living


Author: Soho House

Publisher: Preface Publishing

ISBN: 9781848094789

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

View: 3434

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.

This is Home

The Art of Simple Living


Author: Natalie Walton

Publisher: Hardie Grant

ISBN: 9781743793459

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 8364

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.

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: 9529

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.

Pure Colour

A pure style notebook of colour inspiration


Author: Jane Cumberbatch

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781909815988

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

View: 2423

In this sumptuous new book from stylist Jane Cumberbatch, we give you the Pure Style philosophy on colour. Decorating a room is like painting a picture. There is nothing more pleasurable that starting with a blank canvas and filling your home with the colours and textures that you find most pleasing. The book is divided into five colour palettes: blues, greens, yellows, pinks and whites. The garden, the sea and the landscape are our colour charts and provide a veritable paintbox of inspiration. From the bean greens of the vegetable patch to the eau de nil wash of a calm evening tide, images are stored as snapshots. The first pink rosebud on a May morning is as perfect a shade for a wallpaper border as it is a cue for a lipstick colour or fabric for a long swirly summer skirt. So whether you are looking to transform your whole house, or simply for a few quick and easy ideas to brighten up a neglected corner, you are sure to find inspiration within these pages. Jane’s own notes and musings accompany stunning, evocative photographs. There are practical examples throughout, whether you prefer to experiment with adding small splashes of contrasting colour to bring life to a room, or try a softer, more harmonious scheme. The book is packed full of everyday ideas to enable you to furnish your home with freshness and simplicity.

Dali's Mustache


Author: Salvador Dalí,Philippe Halsman

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN: 9782080304667

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 7654

With 101 Life magazine covers to his credit, Philippe Halsman (1906-1979) was one of the leading portrait photographers of his time. In addition to his distinguished career in photojournalism, Halsman was one of the great pioneers of experimental photography, motivated by a profound desire to push this youngest of art forms toward new frontiers by using innovative and unorthodox photographic techniques. One of Halsman's favorite subjects was Salvarod Dali, the glittering and controversial painter and theorist with whom the photographer shared a unique friendship and extraordinary professional collaboration that spanned over thirty years. Whenever Dali imagined a photograph so strange that its production seemed impossible, Halsman tried to find the solution, and invariably succeeded. As Halsman explains in his postface, Dali's Mustache is the fruit of this marriage of the minds. The jointly conceived and seemingly nonsensical questions and answers reveal the gleeful humor and assumed cynicism for which Dali is famous, while the marvelous and inspired images of Dali's mustache brilliantly display Halsman's consummate skill and extraordinary inventiveness as a photographer. This combination of wit, absurdity, and the offhandedly profound is irresistible and has contributed to the enduring fascination inspired by this unique photographic interview, which has become a cult classic and valuable collector's item since its original publication in 1954. The present volume faithfully reproduces the first edition and will introduce a new generation to the irreverent humor and imaginative genius of two great artists.

Working Space


Author: Martyn Thompson,Emma Balfour

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742706122

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 3568

Working Space is a stunning photographic collection of the studio and work places of some of the world's most influential and well-regarded artists, artisans and designers. This book gives you insight into the working heart of 25 creative people, including contemporary artist Cindy Sherman, leading lighting artist Thierry Dreyfus, artist and stylist Annabelle Adie, painter Francesca Raft and artisan crafters E. R. Butler. This book is a sneak-peak into the interiors of the world's most influential stylemakers. This book is the kind of aspirational interiors book people will reference time and time again, getting ideas and inspiration for their own homes.

Fine Little Day

Ideas, collections and interiors


Author: Elisabeth Dunker

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781910496312

Category: House & Home

Page: 176

View: 3177

Welcome to the world of Fine Little Day. Take a peek into the fascinating life of Elisabeth Dunker. This is a woman of many talents: blogger, writer, stylist, designer, photographer and artist. This, her first book, is filled to the brim with inspiring images of everything that she takes joy in. We meet her in the studio, where she presents her workplace and sanctuary, before she introduces us to one of her greatest loves – collecting! With colourful baskets, crochet potholders, vintage embroidery patterns, Scandinavian china and retro novels just as a start… Next a tour of Elisabeth’s own eclectic home. Bursting with colour and pattern, her Gothenburg apartment is an enviable mix of handmade blankets, vintage finds, bold printed wallpaper and fabrics, smart storage and classic Scandinavian furniture. She also gives us plenty of ideas for recreating the look, with quick and easy projects to try at home. Press flowers, re-use textiles in a patchwork, make pearl baskets, decorate wooden spoons or print a sweatshirt… Enjoy a trip out of the city as we are shown around Elisabeth’s cabin in the woods, with atmospheric pictures of the beautiful Swedish countryside and yet more decorating ideas, this time with a more rustic feel. With home tours of Elisabeth’s creative friends and partners we also meet Japanese artist Mogu Takahashi, Swedish illustrator Henning Trollbäck and hear about her succesful collaboration with Swedish homewares brand House of Rym, to name a few. This inspiring book is full of pictures, fun and heart.

The Anatomy of Color

The Story of Heritage Paints and Pigments


Author: Patrick Baty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500519332

Category: Design

Page: 351

View: 2875

The history of paint and color in interior design, spanning a period of three centuries

Nature Form & Spirit

The Life and Legacy of George Nakashima


Author: Mira Nakashima

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810945364

Category: Design

Page: 276

View: 374

A richly illustrated retrospective of the life and work of noted furniture designer Geoge Nakashima examines the original furniture creations of the acclaimed artist, his influence on contemporary design, his work as an architect, and his remarkable craftsmanship and emphasis on the organic use of the natural lines and grain of wood.

Cabana Anthology


Author: Martina Mondadori Sartogo

Publisher: Vendome Press

ISBN: 9780865653580

Category: Design

Page: 336

View: 9304

Cabana Anthology, drawn from the sought-after, sumptuous biannual Cabana magazine, celebrates the most luxurious personal statements in interior design, lifestyle, architecture, and all related luxuries. Founded in 2014 by Martina Mondadori Sartogo, Cabana Anthology features the very best photography, interviews, profiles, and features from the publication's first five formative years and offers an extraordinary mix of topics, interiors, objects, and visual essays from contributors ranging from Justine Picardie, Patrick Kinmonth, and Christian Louboutin to Lauren Santo Domingo and Gianluca Longo, photographed by the likes of Miguel Flores-Vianna and Tim Beddow. With astonishing production values not seen since the legendary Flair magazine of the 1950s, this new book--which will be a true collector's item--is a must-have for regular subscribers, as well as art and design aficionados who missed out the first time around. Due to the unique cloth binding of this book, covers may vary slightly from the example shown here, and will be shipped to customers at random.

200 Small Apartment Ideas


Author: Cristina Paredez Benitez,Cristina Paredes

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781770850453

Category: Architecture

Page: 798

View: 3057

A superb collection of pictures and plans prove that small really is beautiful. Economy dictates that many of us have to live in small apartments, even one-room studios. But the lack of space, too much stuff, and our busy lives can make it stressful. This lushly illustrated resource shows that it doesn't have to be that way. Whether it's one person or a family with pets, a small apartment can be designed and decorated to create a comfortable environment for everyone and everything. 200 Small Apartment Ideas will inform and inspire homeowners and designers. It shows how to assess the positive and negative features of an apartment and suggests practical and manageable solutions to correct problems and eliminate irritants. It reviews each room, from entrances and corridors to bathrooms and balconies, and gives practical advice on how to fix the most common issues, such as traffic patterns, light, privacy and storage. Color photographs show the beautiful results of careful planning and the use of multipurpose furniture and fixtures, while line drawings emphasize important points. Captions describe the variety of design features that hide the messiness of life and help to keep it hidden. These can include moveable storage walls, convertible beds, loft storage and smaller appliances. 200 Small Apartment Ideas is a practical guide that will help anyone struggling with limited space. Economic and environmental circumstances dictate that we consume less. This book proves that we can enjoy the process in comfort and with style.

Vincent Van Duysen

Complete Works


Author: Vincent van Duysen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500342619

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 1367

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