This book celebrates inventive and inspired homes that are at once original and the product of visionary designers at the height of their powers. Making House features the houses and apartments of leading interior, furniture, and product designers--homes by designers, as designed for themselves--including the abodes of well-known figures such as Jonathan Adler, Marc Newson, Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci of Dimore Studio, and Stephen Sills. A great degree of inspiration is to be found among the personal homes and interiors of the masters. Designers, architects, and artists are free to experiment in a way that is unique, without any of the traditional limitations of a client-commissioned project. These are laboratories of invention. They are also private retreats, which offer a range of design solutions for common challenges from which the reader may glean new ideas and the motivation to make such ideas real. Beautifully illustrated, this volume is at once a document and a celebration of some of the most inspiring homes from around the world and the creative minds and personalities behind them, photographed specifically for this book.
Author: Melissa Schifman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 2018-08-07
Genre: House & Home
The green building movement has produced hundreds of “how-to” books and websites that are filled with tips about green building and what homeowners should do to go green. While helpful and informative, when it comes to making actual purchasing and installation decisions, these books do not make it any easier for a homeowner to prioritize against a budget. The Sustainable Home serves this need, as it is written by a sustainability advisor and financial advisor who has personally directed the building and LEED certification of her own home. Here, she shares her knowledge and experience for others to use in their journey toward a greener way of living. Whether the reader is building a new home or doing a minor remodel, a homeowner needs a framework by which to guide their decisions. These decisions are based on values, and the author posits that there are really only three reasons to go green: For Our Health: By building more sustainably, we reduce our exposure to harmful chemicals and toxins. For Our Wealth: By building a more durable home and being more efficient with resources like water and electricity, we reduce our monthly utility bills and ongoing maintenance expenses. For Our Soul: Collectively doing the right thing for our planet does make a difference—and that is soul-nourishing. Learn the logistics of choosing windows, insulation, appliances, and lighting. Find out about FSC certified wood and about using reclaimed materials. Here is everything you need to make your home sustainable.
Author: Richard Olsen
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Release Date: 2012
Surveys a century of innovative and environmentally sensitive homes made from a wide variety of unconventional materials, including both houses built by amateurs and those designed with the help of an architect.
Author: Design America Inc.
Publisher: Creative Homeowner
Release Date: 2017-09-19
Genre: House & Home
Select from a catalog of more than 360 expertly prepared plans for building small homes under 1,200 square feet. Easy-to-follow construction blueprints and materials lists are available for each project to ensure success.
For those strapped for time but still hungry for a great dinner, Fine Cooking Make It Tonight is a better and less expensive choice than takeaway! This collection of 150 (yes, 150!) quick-and-easy recipes for every night of the week have all been triple-tested by the Fine Cooking test kitchen staff to ensure delicious results. But this lifesaver of a recipe book doesn't stop at mouth watering taste, because we know the clock is ticking. That's why most recipes are prep to plate in just 30 minutes as you serve up the tastiest, freshest dishes, including chicken, steak, fish, main course salads, sandwiches, pasta, vegetarian dishes and more. Dinner is served!
Author: Rima A. Suqi
Publisher: Editions Assouline
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Step into the private quarters of more than 100 American designers and get another point of view of couture's most celebrated names-including Ralph Lauren, Carolina Herrera, and Donna Karan. A copublication with the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Author: Jeremy Musson
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Country homes
Interest in English country house interiors is stronger than ever, and the time is right for a beautifully produced new book on the work of Robert Adam, the great neoclassical architect who influenced generations. Unlike the existing, more scholarly books on the subject, this richly illustrated volume will appeal to designers and homeowners as well as traditional architecture enthusiasts, promising to become an important decorating reference book. The definitive book on Robert Adam, with specially commissioned photography by Paul Barker, new scholarship by esteemed writer Jeremy Musson, and drawings from Sir John Soane's Museum. Adam (1728-1792) is unquestionably one of the greatest British architects of all time, who stamped his neoclassical aesthetic vision on both country house and town house. His achievement in the field of interior design was also exceptional, and in fact, Adam is one of the few architects to lend his name to an interior style.
What would Christmas be without lights, color, greenery, and glitter? Join leading professional designers on a tour of well-appointed private residences dressed in their festive best. The one-of-a-kind decorating schemes are a study in the art of using scale, shape, and color to play up the house's best features and create a look that's pulled together. Here are fresh design ideas for indoor and outdoor scenes, whether it's a glamorous staircase, pristine tree, perfectly wrapped piles of presents, or a simple, well-placed evergreen wreath. Representing a range of geographic locations and decorating philosophies, the designers share their tips, tricks, and traditions for celebrating the season in style, and in every room of the house.
Author: Thomas Bärnthaler
Release Date: 2018-04-23
25 of the world's leading designers contribute one object each for kids to make themselves For the young makers in the family, this beautifully designed handbook offers 25 unique and practical objects for kids to make and use. Each project features fully-illustrated step-by-step instructions, a photographic list of materials, the approximate cost, timing, and a photograph of the finished product. The 25 contributors range from lauded graphic designers to successful industrial designers, all of whom considered this young audience in the creation of their projects. This unusual and engaging book of activities grants children access to world-class design in their very own homes, and may even inspire a few to become designers themselves!