Wanderlust

Author: Michelle Nussbaumer
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847848914
Format: PDF
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The first book from designer Michelle Nussbaumer features her dramatically lush interiors and shows readers how spaces can be inspired by travel and filled with treasures from around the world. As a curator who discovers exquisite treasures all over the world for her projects and her Dallas-based design store Ceylon et Cie, Michelle Nussbaumer has a signature style, in multilayered rooms that mix periods with antique textiles, embroideries and weavings, unconventional furniture, and global art. The result is unique interiors that might recall 1940s glamour or nineteenth-century England. Her first book, organized by mood and style, showcases interiors that range from calm to bold, and from rustic to exotic. These include Nussbaumer's own stunning residences in Switzerland and Texas, as well as her work for clients around the country. Her sumptuous interiors--eclectic in style and influenced by the designer's travels from Paris and Rome to Africa, Mexico, and China--provide alluring inspiration for design aficionados.

Wanderlust

Author: Rebecca Solnit
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101199558
Format: PDF, ePub
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A passionate, thought provoking exploration of walking as a political and cultural activity, from the author of Men Explain Things to Me Drawing together many histories--of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores--Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking. Arguing that the history of walking includes walking for pleasure as well as for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit focuses on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from philosophers to poets to mountaineers. She profiles some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction--from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton's Nadja--finding a profound relationship between walking and thinking and walking and culture. Solnit argues for the necessity of preserving the time and space in which to walk in our ever more car-dependent and accelerated world.

Alidad

Author: Sarah Stewart-Smith
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847840755
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presents a collection of spaces, showcasing the decorator's attention to detail and iconic blend of culture and art history.

Suzanne Kasler Sophisticated Simplicity

Author: Suzanne Kasler
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847863259
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For her lavishly illustrated new tome, influential interior designer Suzanne Kasler shares her approach to the art of home decoration, from the fundamentals of room arrangement to finishing touches. Best-selling A-list designer Kasler (AD 100 and Elle Decor) is known for rooms with a foundation in tradition, pretty palettes, and timeless sophistication. She mixes American and European eclectic furnishings to create comfortable living spaces. In this collection of recent unseen residences in town and country and at the shore, the designer reflects on catalysts for her inventiveness. Richly photographed profiles include inviting and modern family homes and oceanfront estates. Kasler shows how she incorporates fresh ways to organize a guest area, create outdoor spaces for luxuriating and entertaining, and assemble captivating vignettes. The result is a wealth of original ideas for design professionals and anyone with a passion for interior design--an essential addition to every design library.

Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Author: Martyn Lawrence Bullard
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847836762
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For those who love boldness in design, Los Angeles-based interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard demonstrates his mastery of dramatic environments for a clientele of celebrities. Drawn to glamour, Martyn Lawrence Bullard moved from London to Los Angeles to pursue acting but became a star decorator instead. His designs balance the contemporary with the traditional, the Occidental with the ethnic. His celebrity clients’ homes are inspiring in their chic yet sumptuous styles, including Sir Elton John’s disco-luxurious apartment with a python-skin bed, green lacquered walls, and mirrored cabinets;Grey’s Anatomystar Ellen Pompeo’s hip Mediterranean villa in the Hollywood Hills; Cher’s residences-a Moorish palazzo in Malibu and a Beverly Hills Indian fantasy; and Tamara Mellon’s New York City penthouse that dazzles with bold artwork and striking color. With a knack for beautiful and dramatic spaces that don’t sacrifice comfort, Lawrence Bullard-who stars in the upcoming Bravo television showMillion Dollar Decorators-reveals his know-how for creating a sensational home.

Luminous Interiors

Author: Brian McCarthy
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
ISBN: 9781617690433
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The interior designer describes nine of his favorite projects from around the country, providing information on his creative process, inspiration, and design decisions.

Wanderlust

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Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899559019
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Explore the world one step at a time. Wanderlust presents legendary walking routes with inviting maps, practical tips, and inspiring landscape photographs. The exciting Canyon Trail in Zion-National Park, the spectacular El Caminito del Rey in Spain, the pilgrim trail on the holy Kumano Kodo in Japan or a mythical hiking path in the land of the giants in Norway - Wanderlust explores legendary hiking trails in enchanting corners of the world and over a variety of terrain: thin ice and desert sands; coastal tracks and forest pathways. Spectacular photography illustrates journeys to sharp summits, astonishing vistas, and phenomenal locales. With maps featuring noteworthy locations alongside background information and practical tips by Cam Honan, an expert who has hiked many of the trails himself, Wanderlust will suit both intrepid beginners and seasoned trekkers. From modern-day transcendentalists or those who simply desire a casual break from concrete scenery, Wanderlust allows readers to live vicariously through vivid portraits or use the trips as impetus for their own hiking journey. Following faded footsteps of migrating animals or paths of ancient trade routes, the trails featured in Wanderlust offer both outdoor exploration and enjoyment.

Fifth Avenue Style

Author: Howard Slatkin
Publisher: Vendome Press
ISBN: 9780865652897
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Interior designer and founder of home-fragrance and lifestyle brand Slatkin & Co., Howard Slatkin shares his decorating and entertaining secrets as he conducts an intimate tour of his heart-stoppingly exquisite Fifth Avenue apartment"--

Inside Venice

Author: Toto Bergamo Rossi
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847848167
Format: PDF, Docs
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The superb private interiors of Venice are revealed in this lavishly photographed book. This gorgeously photographed journey through entrancingly beautiful Venetian interiors is sure to appeal to Venice’s many admirers interested in the elegance and refinement of classical Old World interior design. The private properties featured in this handsome volume are not accessible to the public and most are published here for the first time. The book is a luxurious presentation of the hidden architectural and interior design treasures of Venice, ranging from historical ninth-century buildings to contemporary renovations that blend old and new. Seventy-two properties, each photographed exclusively for the book, are profiled—mainly private apartments and palazzos, along with some churches, hotels, and other public spaces that those interested in interiors will find inspiring. Author and preservation expert Toto Bergamo Rossi personally selected each property for inclusion based on his detailed field knowledge gained over many years as director of the Venetian Heritage Foundation, whose mission is to safeguard Venetian cultural heritage as manifested in architecture, music, and fine art.

San Francisco Interiors

Author: Diane Dorrans Saeks
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811808699
Format: PDF
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From Victorian to neoclassical to Arts and Crafts, San Francisco's interior design style -- like the irrepressible spirit of the city itself -- is innovative, free-thinking, and universally appealing. In San Francisco Interiors, Diane Dorrans Saeks, the California editor of Metropolitan Home, unveils the finest creations of the Bay Area's preeminent interior designers and artists, leading readers on an intimate tour of some of the city's most coveted residences. Peek inside an art collector's Russian Hill studio or an elegant Pacific Heights mansion. With designs by Anthony Hail, Stephen Shubel, Diane Chapman, Arnell Kase John Dickinson, and Scott Lamb; over 200 lavish, full-color photographs; and a designer's resource guide, this lovely volume will inform and inspire anyone who appreciates gracious living.