|Author:||Courtney Watson McCarthy|
For over a century the fantastical works of the Catalan architect and designer Antoni Gaudi have enraptured visitors to the city of Barcelona. Gaudis creations reflected his abiding passion for nature and religion, as well as his meticulous attention to detail. Perhaps no other architect has become so synonymous with the aest... read more
TV's architecture and design guru Kevin McCloud shares his passion and expertise in this brilliant guide to designing and building your own home, illustrated with the most memorable houses from the award-winning Channel 4 series. The book goes way beyond the confines of the usual TV tie-in. Over the 11 years that Grand Design... read more
'Heatherwick is Leonardo da Vinci of our times' Sir Terence Conran. Still just two decades into his career, British designer Thomas Heatherwick has been heralded as one of the most original creative talents for many decades. He has produced everything from sculptural chairs forged from the world's largest aluminium extruder, ... read more
In Creative Display, Geraldine James shows how you can create the perfect table setting from mismatched plates and cutlery trawled from a fleamarket, how the simplest set of shelves can be arranged to create a miniature still-life and how essential storage can become something beautiful in its own right.
"Modern Furniture presents a retrospective of the most important developments and highlights in furniture design of the past 150 years, beginning with the latest trends for 2011. The spotlight focuses on several individual gems of design, from the most contemporary Heaven series of the Italian manufacturer Emu back to the fam... read more
Philip Treacy is one of the world's most famous and influential milliners. Hat maker to top fashion houses, celebrities and international royalty, his unique creations are hand-made feats of craftsmanship. Milliner of choice for designers including Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino and Chanel, Treacy is also the fi... read more
It has been the French revolution that has paved the way for an inventive and creative spirit in the arts, architecture, literature, and music that enhanced the development of science and technology of the future. Even a few years back, on the 200th anniversary of the revolution, the city presented more breath taking monument... read more
The finest spa in Bangkok, the most spectacular resort island in the Maldives, the hottest club in Beirut, the hippest hotel in New York, the most exclusive boutique in Paris, the best restaurant in Berlin, the newest museum in Tokyo, and the coolest plaza in Barcelona: all these and more are described in lush detail in Desig... read more
This fully updated and revised book remains the most comprehensive publication on the market today to catalogue and represent the vast array of ingenious green products available to the everyday consumer. Scrutinizing every aspect of our designed world, "The Eco-Design Handbook" offers the most innnovative, ecologically sensi... read more
The story of Australia's brickmasters can be traced back to the first weeks of European settlement. This title explores the history of brickmaking and its social, economic, technological and architectural influence on our nation.
Helps readers create their own Parisian flea market style. This book is suitable for designers, architects, artists, students and those who are interested in home decoration.
Design is all around us, it is impossible to avoid. Everything that surrounds us has been designed - from the paperclip and the iPod, to our homes and the way we live. "Design: Intelligence Made Visible" forms the definitive statement on design for this century. Written by Stephen Bayley, one of the world's best known comment... read more
"How to Design a Light" tells you everything you need to know and looks at the principles and processes of designing a light. In a working case study Arnold Chan, one of the world's best-known lighting designers, traces the design and development of one of his installation at the London restaurant Hakkasan, and reveals exactl... read more
Luxury living can still be achieved on a budget. "Savvy Chic" will teach you how to entertain, decorate, travel, and dress for less. In elegant prose, Anna Johnson combines a unique mix of anecdote, riff, and how-to, and shares her secrets of survivalist chic. She mixes the passionate with the practical to come up dozens of i... read more
Packed with great hints for the home, a great sourcebook for the professional or the DIY enthusiast
|Author:||Daniela Santos Quartino|
A fully illustrated introductory guide to classic furniture characteristics organized according to style, era and country of origin. Furniture design has always reflected the style of the period, but these days, eclecticism is one of the characteristics of interior design that creates varied and original rooms. Currently, ec... read more