Author: India Hicks
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Release Date: 2015-03-24
India Hicks: Island Style invites readers into the charming world of Hibiscus Hill, . Timeless and under-decorated, her designs combine carefree island culture with British colonial form and formality.
The very idea of life on a tropical island appeals to popular fantasy: the sea, the sky, the sand, the tranquillity, the escape-from-it-all...Mental images abound at the mere mention: white linen and straw hats; hibiscus and palm trees; languid cocktails taken on the verandah; the intensity of colours and the sound of the sea. This fantasy is reality to India Hicks, David Flint Wood and their two children. Over the past five years, India and David have impeccably restored, built or redecorated three houses and one hotel on the island. Each interior reflects India's keen sense of colour and style, inherited in part from her father, David Hicks, and influenced by her travels with David Flint Wood to India and Africa, and from the wealth of Caribbean style that surrounds them. 'Island Life' celebrates India's unique style, which mixes classic European and Caribbean influences, and their houses and the island are beautifully portrayed by leading photographer David Loftus. Following a unique design influenced by the authors' meticulously made sketchbooks and journals, a mix of tracing paper (used innovatively to recreate some of India's designs), gloss and uncoated papers are combined to give the book a novel approach. This is the first book to reveal the secrets of India's style which have long been championed by style gurus such as Ralph Lauren, who shot his catalogue at their home, and Martha Stewart.
Author: India Hicks
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Beauty, Personal
In her new book, 'Island Beauty', India Hicks explores the natural resources which surround her in her Caribbean idyll and demonstrates how they can be used or applied to life anywhere. The result is an inspiring lifeguide for the busy western woman who wants to make space and time in her life for natural beauty. The book is shot on location in the Bahamas for beautiful inspiration; the advice is applicable whether you live on a desert island or just wish to get away to one. Using a fusion of sensible advice gained from her years of modelling and her research into the “bush medicine” of the islands, India offers inspiration, quick tips and recipes to create a home spa (both in the kitchen and in the bathroom) for inner health and outer beauty. From simple cleansers and body scrubs to suggestions for tailored exercise, mother-and-baby massage and energy foods, each chapter focuses on easy and accessible ways to throw off the shackles of a busy, noisy and chemical-reliant life to embrace time, space and nature for our own benefit.
Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: New World Library
Release Date: 2016-09-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Still the Best Guide for Getting Published If you want to get published, read this book! Comprehensive index lists dozens of subjects and categories to help you find the perfect publisher or agent. Jeff Herman’s Guide unmasks nonsense, clears confusion, and unlocks secret doorways to success for new and veteran writers! This highly respected resource is used by publishing insiders everywhere and has been read by millions all over the world. Jeff Herman’s Guide is the writer’s best friend. It reveals the names, interests, and contact information of thousands of agents and editors. It presents invaluable information about more than 350 publishers and imprints (including Canadian and university presses), lists independent book editors who can help you make your work more publisher-friendly, and helps you spot scams. Jeff Herman’s Guide unseals the truth about how to outsmart the gatekeepers, break through the barriers, and decipher the hidden codes to getting your book published. Countless writers have achieved their highest aspirations by following Herman’s outside-the-box strategies. If you want to reach the top of your game and transform rejections into contracts, you need this book!
The colours black and white have for centuries represented inimitable luxury and unparalleled glamour. Think of tuxedos and little black dresses, or beautifully styled interiors featuring a mix of high white period ceilings and black, mid-century modern furniture. Designers have known about the power of this impeccable pairing for years, and these monochromatic tones are again at the forefront of international design.
DIV/divWith a style that is accessible and chic, Nathan Turner's aesthetic is Nate Berkus meets Colin Cowie and Domino Magazine. Turner's unique approach to design for living incorporates his accessible, California chic aesthetic. He will show readers how to design their home to create a space that is relaxed and stylish, but still functional and affordable. Turner's practical tips and tricks for affordable home makeovers and remodeling will also be included along with many never before seen projects, including his own Malibu retreat or his families Ranch in Northern California. The book will also incorporate another one of Turner's passions; entertaining. Turner will show readers how to create a space that's inviting for others and allows them to easily entertain in their home. His ideas, tabletop design, easy party themes and menus, teach readers to how to be chic hosts, ready to open up their home for visitors at any time. Informed by his eclectic background and varied passions for decor, travel, entertaining and food, Nathan Turner's American Style will appeal to readers looking to incorporate Turner's stylish and relaxed aesthetic into their home and life. Praise for Nathan Turner's American Style: “The interior designer and entertaining expert Nathan Turner believes in designing and entertaining ‘with low effort and high style.’ Such is the ethos he imparts in his new book, Nathan Turner’s American Style: Classic Design and Effortless Entertaining.”—The Wall Street Journal
Author: Nikki Temkin
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Release Date: 2012-09-27
Where do you go for cut-price designer labels, that must-have little black dress, or a unique ensemble for an exclusive evening out? Where can you take your children so they'll be entertained and safe while you can relax? And what actually are 44 Stanley, Arts on Main, and Gramadoelas? How do you fool your mother-in-law with a delicious home-made - read: catered - lasagne served in the dish she gave you (because what working girl has time to cook a gourmet meal during the week)? Who should you trust for that fantastic facial or perfect pedi? Are you looking for somewhere to sip exotic sundowners while the sun sets on the Jozi skyline, or the trendiest hangouts for a Saturday night on the town? How about where to find the juiciest cut of steak or the freshest fish in this landlocked city, organic veggies, freshly ground coffee beans, and still-warm, flour-dusted ciabatta? And if it's the most decadent Belgian chocolate cake that you're after to share with your girlfriends or a melt-in-the-mouth cheesecake, you'll find all this and much, much more in Chic Jozi: The Savvy Style Companion. From restaurants, bargain-hunting, landscape gardening and urban chilling, to club-hopping, museums, markets and vintage stores; from spas, the best boutiques, and local designers, to going green with organic products, kids' courses, yoga and meditation: this is your one stop, utterly essential guide on how to have a good time in Joburg.
Author: John Loecke
Release Date: 2017-10-17
Genre: House & Home
Layers of pattern bring serious style to any interior—and the pages of every shelter magazine currently feature this well-loved look. This bright, lively interior design book is like no other: it shows readers how to choose and use pattern (whether on upholstered furniture, walls, and floors, or in curtains, rugs, and accessories) to create gorgeous room designs. It also teaches readers how to layer pattern for fresh, exciting, personalized spaces. The book is delightfully illustrated with inspiring images of design elements and finished rooms—and each chapter is packed with lively DIY projects, plus Dos and Don’ts, Try This, and more.