Material World

Author: Peter Menzel
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0871564300
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Photography

Photographs show the homes and possessions of average families in thirty countries around the world and document each family's lifestyle

Material World 2

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Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3764372796
Release Date: 2006-07-25
Genre: Architecture

Following the overwhelming success of Material World, European material experts MatériO have compiled and described innovative materials for architecture and design in the sequel: Material World 2. Once again architects, interior architects and designers can look up the ideal manufacturer, and gain inspiration for their building exteriors, interiors, and innovative products. Material World 2 is as comprehensive as the first volume: here architects and designers will find detailed product information, addresses, and contact details of manufacturers for every material featured. In addition, each material entry is accompanied by case studies, which show the material in specific applications.

Satin

Author: K. C. Wells
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1548711683
Release Date: 2017-07-12
Genre:

Can a touch of Satin bring a straight copper to his knees? Detective Joel Hunter is on surveillance when he first lays eyes on Satin, the singer with the amazing voice, which is as beautiful as she is. But when the stake-out comes to an end, he can't resist going back to the bar. He gets a shock when he learns what lies beneath the satin dress, but an even bigger one when he realizes he's attracted to the owner of that sultry voice - Ross Dauntry. Ross can't figure out why the cop keeps coming back, even after he's learned the truth. Is Joel attracted to him, or to Satin? Because the answer is important, and one way or another, Ross needs to know... 46,000 words. A standalone novella of satin and sensuality... Although this story is in the same series as Lace, you will not find Dave and Shawn in these pages - Joel and Ross provide enough heat of their own.

Lace

Author: K. C. Wells
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1546785817
Release Date: 2017-05-24
Genre:

When Shawn's best mate Dave breaks up with his girlfriend, Shawn tries not to get his hopes up. After all, Dave's still straight, right? Wrong. Dave reveals he's bisexual, and that pounding you hear is Shawn's heart. He's loved Dave for so long, but he's not about to jeopardize their friendship by telling Dave how he really feels. But when Dave discovers Shawn's little kink, it opens up a whole new chapter for the two friends. Except Shawn can't help but worry - if there was no kink, would Dave be there? And is Shawn brave enough to find out? A standalone short story of lust, lace - and love...

Silk

Author: K. C. Wells
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1977864945
Release Date: 2017-10-04
Genre:

Matt Dorning likes his life just the way it is. Escorting provides him with enough money to live in his favorite city, New York, and he's been doing it long enough that he knows the rules: don't give it away when there's always someone who'll pay for it; always leave them wanting more; and never, never lose your heart to a client. Lucas Sawyer is about to challenge all Matt's rules. He's a beautiful man who shouldn't need to pay for sex, and yet Matt knows he's the latest hooker in a long line. Lucas lives a life Matt can only dream of, but it doesn't appear to make him happy: there's something going on beneath that poised, self-assured exterior. And Matt also knows that his time with Lucas won't last forever - escorts have a certain shelf life where he's concerned. So what happens when the man who doesn't 'do' relationships, starts to question his life? Lucas is about to embark on a journey of self discovery...and Matt's life is about to get messy... Although this is part of the Material World series, it is a stand alone novella. Expect sex, silk, and sensuality.

Women in the Material World

Author: Faith D'Aluisio
Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
ISBN: 0871569841
Release Date: 1998-11-01
Genre: Photography

Photographs, first-person chronicles, and statistics reflect the status of women around the world, offering a portrait of the lives, feelings, and beliefs of women from many cultures

Material Girl Mystical World

Author: Ruby Warrington
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062437150
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Utterly transporting and stylish, Material Girl, Mystical World takes you on an unforgettable journey through modern spirituality--from meditation and tarot to astrology--guided by wise and witty tastemaker Ruby Warrington, founder of The Numinous. Inspired by the consciousness-shifting traditions that have moved seekers for generations, Material Girl, Mystical World is a fabulous adventure in the "Now Age"--a sophisticated upgrade on cosmic thinking, from healing crystals to doing your dharma, for women who know that a closetful of designer shoes can happily coexist with a deeply meaningful life. Set against the backdrop of Ruby Warrington's own transformative path from her dream job as an influential fashion journalist to creating The Numinous, the high-style, high-vibe online magazine about spirituality for modern women, Material Girl, Mystical World invites readers on a colorful journey to discover their own path to personal enlightenment in every area of life, from love, sex, and relationships to fashion, beauty, health, and wellness. Combining the wit and charm of a modern-day Carrie Bradshaw with the stylish soul of Elizabeth Gilbert, Warrington shows us that it is within our power, right now, to create a life that is both intentional and fabulous--while also contributing to a major shift in global consciousness. From how to survive and thrive at Burning Man to creating rituals that celebrate the Divine Feminine to exploring the shaman in you, Material Girl, Mystical World is an inspiring call to arms for women looking to find their authenticity and voice in business, relationships, and spirit, from Brooklyn to London to Venice, C.A., and Black Rock City and beyond. A writer to watch, Warrington bestows on readers her wry, winning, and ultimately wise take on modern life.

I Will Love You

Author: Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545819930
Release Date: 2017-03-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

BiscuitIn the very first moment, when you came to be, I looked at you, and you looked at me. I whispered these words as I held you near, for all time, for all space, for the world to hear I will love you."

Biscuit s First Trip

Author: Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061625244
Release Date: 2010-01-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A very special day for Biscuit! Join Biscuit on his fi rst family trip. From the car ride to the outdoor games, every moment is new and wonderful. But the best part of Biscuit’s adventure away from home is spending time with family. Woof!

Cinders to Satin

Author: Fern Michaels
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 9781601830760
Release Date: 2013-12-19
Genre: Fiction

An unforgettable novel from the national bestselling sensation Fern Michaels, about a young woman's journey into the heart of the unknown. . . Callie James learned to survive in the squalid back alleys of Dublin. Tough, spirited, and possessed of a singular beauty, she was sent to New York to find her fortune. But everywhere she turned there were men who saw only what they wanted to see in her. Byrch Kenyon offered friendship and encouragement, but he also saw the desirable woman she would one day become. Rossiter Powers, the rich son of a respected family, saw something else in Callie—and nearly destroyed her. Hugh MacDuff, rich only in love and compassion, did his best to save her. But Callie—strong, smart and determined to succeed—insisted on taking charge of her own destiny. Praise for Fern Michaels and Her Novels "Heartbreaking, suspenseful, and tender." —Booklist on Return to Sender "A big, rich book in every way. . ..I think Fern Michaels has struck oil with this one." —Patricia Matthews on Texas Rich 220,000 Words

Satin Island

Author: Tom McCarthy
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781101874684
Release Date: 2015-02-17
Genre: Fiction

Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize From the author of Remainder and C (short-listed for the Man Booker Prize), and a winner of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize, comes Satin Island, an unnerving novel that promises to give us the first and last word on the world—modern, postmodern, whatever world you think you are living in. U., a “corporate anthropologist,” is tasked with writing the Great Report, an all-encompassing ethnographic document that would sum up our era. Yet at every turn, he feels himself overwhelmed by the ubiquity of data, lost in buffer zones, wandering through crowds of apparitions, willing them to coalesce into symbols that can be translated into some kind of account that makes sense. As he begins to wonder if the Great Report might remain a shapeless, oozing plasma, his senses are startled awake by a dream of an apocalyptic cityscape. In Satin Island, Tom McCarthy captures—as only he can—the way we experience our world, our efforts to find meaning (or just to stay awake) and discern the narratives we think of as our lives. From the Hardcover edition.

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk

Author: Kelli Estes
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781492608349
Release Date: 2015-07-07
Genre: Fiction

A USA Today Bestseller! "The Girl Who Wrote in Silk is a beautiful story that brought me to tears more than once, and was a testament to the endurance of the human spirit and the human heart. A powerful debut that proves the threads that interweave our lives can withstand time and any tide, and bind our hearts forever."-Susanna Kearsley, New York Times bestselling author Inspired by true events, Kelli Estes's brilliant and atmospheric debut serves as a poignant tale of two women determined to do the right thing, and the power of our own stories. The smallest items can hold centuries of secrets... Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core — and force her to make an impossible choice. "A touching and tender story about discovering the past to bring peace to the present."— Duncan Jepson, author of All the Flowers in Shanghai

Principles

Author: Ray Dalio
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781982112387
Release Date: 2018-08-07
Genre: Business & Economics

#1 New York Times Bestseller “Significant...The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.” —The New York Times Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals. In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to Fortune magazine. Dalio himself has been named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as “an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency.” It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio—who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood—that he believes are the reason behind his success. In Principles, Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book’s hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of “radical truth” and “radical transparency,” include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating “baseball cards” for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses, and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, Principles also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they’re seeking to achieve. Here, from a man who has been called both “the Steve Jobs of investing” and “the philosopher king of the financial universe” (CIO magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you’ll find in the conventional business press.

My Dad and Me

Author: Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Publisher: Little Simon
ISBN: 1416958282
Release Date: 2009-04-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Follow fathers and their children on playful adventures. When it's only my ba and me.... We pick shell from the sand, And jump waves hand in hand. We go sailing away “IT’S SUMMER! HOORAY!” When it’s only my ba and me. When it's only my bapa and me... We celebrate every day, And also each night . . . My kiss says, “I love you.” When it's only my bapa and me. The double flaps in this book reveal fathers and children of different cultures as they share special moments through every season. This book is perfect for Father's Day or any day of the year.