Book Review: The Architect's Home

Book Review: The Architect’s Home – The greatest challenge in designing homes is negotiating the delicate balance between aesthetics...

Hotel Libraries Around the World

Are you a big fan of book? You carry books, or iPads, Kindles, and Nooks everyhere? Get ready to...

Book Presentation: Piet Boon Styling by Karin Meyn with Video

Piet Boon Styling by Karin Meyn is the fourth and latest edition to the internationally renowned book series by...

Book Review: Tropical Interiors and ­Architecture - Living Under the Sun

The tropics are not only an address, but also a way of life. Living Under the Sun is a...

Book Review: The Tale Of Tomorrow

The Tale Of Tomorrow is a book about the retro-futuristic epoch that is one of the most visually spectacular...
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Book Review: The Architect's Home
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Hotel Libraries Around the World
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Book Presentation: Piet Boon Styling by Karin Meyn with Video
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Book Review: Tropical Interiors and ­Architecture - Living Under the Sun
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Book Review: The Tale Of Tomorrow
Made to Measure Meyer Davis Architecture and Interiors (6)
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Made to Measure by Meyer Davis Architecture and Interiors

Meyer Davis’ first book, Made to Measure: Meyer Davis Architecture and Interiors – Made to Measure goes on sale in October. The book will be published by The Vendome Press in North America and distributed by Thames & Hudson internationally. See also: Book Review: The Architect’s Home 1 Hotel South Beach in Miami, the restaurants of celebrated chefs, and private residences, among them the homes of Will Meyer and Gray Davis. Organized into two sections, one devoted to private homes and the other focused on public projects, Made to Measure introduces readers to a range of defining projects that delight the eye. This volume tells the story of Meyer Davis’s ascent into the upper echelon of American design and shares their philosophy and process. Since forming their practice in 1999, Will Meyer and Gray Davis have designed some 200 private and public spaces that epitomize hip luxury style. Their interiors are as dazzling and dramatic as they are comfortable and welcoming—a carefully calibrated balancing act that has become their trademark and won them a loyal clientele. As furniture designer David Netto says in his foreword, “Their style—while original—seems inevitable, and after you see a project by Meyer Davis you say to yourself,…

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Book Review: The Architect’s Home

Book Review: The Architect’s Home – The greatest challenge in designing homes is negotiating the delicate balance between aesthetics and the personal desires of the occupants. While it’s important for the structure to reflect the vision and style of the architect, the client must ultimately feel at home beneath the roof. It is particularly interesting, therefore, to examine the homes that architects create for themselves. If houses reflect their owners’ personalities, then architects’ own homes are like autobiographies. Location, layout, style, lighting, artwork, furnishings—every detail adds color to the story. Each of these dwellings, presented A-Z by architect, speaks more about its designer than any other building possibly could. See also: Interior Design Books: Kaleidoscope, Living in Color and Patterns The editor and author Gennaro Postiglione studied architecture and completed post-doctoral studies in industrial design in Naples. He has been a visiting lecturer and professor in other countries and since 1998 has been teaching design in the department of Interior Design at Milan Politecnico. His research work focuses on interior design and on the relationship between architecture, culture and current events. Gennaro Postiglione is editor of Area magazine. See also: Hotel Libraries Around the World “This is an idea book, best used…

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Hotel Libraries Around the World

Are you a big fan of book? You carry books, or iPads, Kindles, and Nooks everyhere? Get ready to travel chosing one of these wonderfull Hotel Libraries Around the World! Located in Hyderabad, India, the Taj Falaknuma Palace was built in a restored 19th-century palace. The hotel library is a splendid blend of Italian and Tudor architecture and offers a collection of rare books. The Carlisle Bay Antigua on St. John’s island is a lovely beachfront resort with a funky library that, via fiber-optic lighting, changes color throughout the evening. The white walls and modern furnishings, including Lucite tables, create a striking atmosphere. See also: Interior Design Books: 100 Interiors Around the World Amsterdam’s Ambassade Hotel consists of ten 17th-century townhouses, and the library maintains the historic feel with dark brown shelves and Empire-style chairs. Many acclaimed writers have stayed at the Ambassade, among them Salman Rushdie, V. S. Naipaul, Toni Morrison, and Jonathan Safran Foer, and the hotel’s 3,000-book collection includes quite a few signed works. Situated in northwest Florence, Italy, the Il Salviatino is set in a revived 15th-century villa. After a $20 million renovation in 2008, led by hotelier Marcello Pigozzo and architect Luciano Colombo, the hotel was…

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Interior Design Books: Kaleidoscope, Living in Color and Patterns

Interior Design Books: Kaleidoscope, Living in Color and Patterns– A stunning collection of expressive interiors that meld sophisticated colors and patterns to create unique urban living spaces, that’s what you can find in this new book Kaleidoscope, Living in Color and Patterns. Interiors can be loud again. More and more people are turning to high-contrast spaces with brilliant wall colors and patterned sofas. Our rooms can look how we feel. Leaving unifying trends behind, today’s cutting-edge interior design focuses on creating personal concepts customized to individual inhabitants. Unique pieces and eccentric combinations are both used to set the scene in eye-catching ways. Kaleidoscope is a showcase of surprisingly different residences that range from the beautiful to the bizarre. While some of the featured examples are reminiscent of time capsules and others of film sets, all of them defy categorization. The book offers inspiration for anyone bold enough to re-imagine interior design in any way they can think of. The editors are: Sven Ehmann, Robert Klanten and Victoria Pease and the release date, April 2016. Format the format is 24 × 30 cm and the book features full color, hardcover and 288 pages. See also: Good Books to Read: Bahia Style Interior Design Books: 100 Interiors Around the…

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Photography Book: The Queen’s People

Photography Book: The Queen’s People – The British monarchy’s rich and storied heritage has been preserved for centuries, and The Queen’s People, made with Royal Household approval, presents a magnificent collection of photography that brings Queen Elizabeth II and important members of Her Majesty’s court to life as rarely seen before. Featuring forty-two unique portraits by prominent British photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas, this hand-bound limited-edition volume captures the pageantry of the Royal Court’s intricate ceremonial dress and regalia, and highlights the pride each individual takes in serving his or her nation and sovereign. A historical essay by the Garter Principal King of Arms completes this grand tome. See also: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty by Andrew Bolton Edward William Fitzalan-Howard, 18th Duke of Norfolk and Earl Marshal, is the son of Miles Francis Stapleton Fitzalan-Howard, 17th Duke of Norfolk. He worked with various companies, and from 2000 to 2002 was Deputy Earl Marshal. Upon the death of his father in 2002, he inherited the late Duke of Norfolk’s peerages and the position of Earl Marshal. He was until 2010 the President of 1st Arundel (Earl of Arundel’s Own) Scout Group, and is the president of the Arundel & Littlehampton District Scouts. He…

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Book Presentation: Piet Boon Styling by Karin Meyn with Video

Piet Boon Styling by Karin Meyn is the fourth and latest edition to the internationally renowned book series by the multidisciplinary Amsterdam based design studio of the same name. But what’s in a number? It’s the inspiration that counts! The Book Presentation by Piet Boon was in Milan, Italy. Check the video! For this latest edition Creative Director Interior & Styling, Karin Meyn, selected eight extraordinary design creations. A mix of product, private and corporate total concept project gems that share the same creative signature. Showcasing how Studio Piet Boon has grown creatively and continued to develop itself over the last years. A glimpse of the studio’s versatile portfolio depicting the philosophy of perfectly balancing functionality, aesthetics and individuality. See also – Book Review: The Tale Of Tomorrow Selecting projects for the Studio Piet Boon inspiration book was a journey by itself. As every artist should stop and pause to reset and be inspired, we sat down with our clients to reflect on how they experience the surroundings we created. It is with tremendous thanks to clients that the design team was able to do what they do. Infusing with energy and possibilities, they allow to listen, see, feel and most important, create. Beautifully formatted and…

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Book Review Tropical Interiors and ­Architecture - Living Under the Sun
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Book Review: Tropical Interiors and ­Architecture – Living Under the Sun

The tropics are not only an address, but also a way of life. Living Under the Sun is a stunning showcase of modern tropical interiors and architecture that meld local design tradition and bold innovation in compelling ways. More than anywhere else on earth, the tropics demand an architecture that can bridge the gap between what is outside—sea, sand, sky, and sun—and what lies within. The villas, family homes, artists’ ateliers, beach shacks, and urban pieds-à-terre featured in the book embrace their outdoor surroundings to offer fresh, often surprising indoor possibilities that are ideally suited to their climates. The elegantly easy-going work featured in Living Under the Sun exemplifies how to create tranquil settings to soothe our hectic lives, regardless of our geographical location. Where is paradise: at the end of the earth or at home on the sofa? For many, the word paradise conjures up images of a sunny beach with palm trees. For others, it might mean pristine nature, a lively city with much to see and do, lazing in a hammock, or relaxing anywhere with a cool sea breeze. All of these versions of paradise can be found in the tropics. Tropical regions around the globe have…

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Book Review The Tale Of Tomorrow
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Book Review: The Tale Of Tomorrow

The Tale Of Tomorrow is a book about the retro-futuristic epoch that is one of the most visually spectacular in architecture’s history. The utopian buildings of the 1960s and 1970s never go out of style. This book compiles radical ideas, rediscovered photos, and visionary structures. Driven by idealistic visions, utopian architecture aimed to overcome social divisions and political strife, to put us in touch with nature, and to enable us to live humane, healthy lives. For half a century, it was both hope and inspiration. The Tale of Tomorrow surveys this diverse twentieth century phenomenon, featuring renowned works like The House of the Century or the TWA terminal, as well as lesser-known masterpieces, and profiling major thinkers such as Oscar Niemeyer, Le Corbusier, and Eero Saarinen.   By digging through archives, corresponding with descendants of departed architects, and restoring photographs, the collection of utopian approaches herein maintains a visual power and infectious optimism.   Looking at past dreams, The Tale of Tomorrow is a call to reclaim our future. See also: Book Review: 100 Contemporary Wood Buildings Book Review: 100 Contemporary Houses Keep following Best Design Books for the lattest book reviews an to know good books to read! Source:…

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Free ebooks: Interior Decoration Ideas

Free ebooks: Interior Decoration Ideas – Best Design Books made a selection of free ebook that you can download to get inspired for your interior design projects!  100 Modern Dining Tables Get inspired by a range of styles that goes from hyper luxury, with a limited edition gold plated dining table, to the quintessential Midcentury modern. If you are looking for a specific style, it will be there.  100 Modern Chairs 100 modern dining tables is the ultimate source of inspiration for interior designers who are looking for the perfect modern dining table to create a unique dining room set for that special client.  100 Modern Console Tables Console Tables become a piece of furniture really important to decorate your living room, entryway, even bedrooms. We call it modern console tables because without doubts our selection distinguished from others because of its original shapes, and materials. We´ll also give you ideas of how to decorate your console table and how take the best of it! 100 Wall Mirrors On the following pages, you will find 100 Must-See Wall Mirrors Ideas that certainly will helpful. Get inspired by a range of styles that goes from hyper luxury to the contemporary style….

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Book Review Get to know Issey Miyake, the Japanese Designer (1)
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Book Review: Get to know Issey Miyake, the Japanese Designer

In 1983, Japanese designer Issey Miyake told The New Yorker that he aspired “to forge ahead, to break the mold.” With the boundary-defying fashion lines that followed, he not only broke molds, but recast clothing altogether. With a unique fusion of poetry and practicality, his creations blur the boundaries between tradition, modern technology, and everyday function. This definitive history of Miyake’s clothes coincides with a major exhibition at The National Art Center, Tokyo to offer expert insight into the designer’s vision and daring. Initiated and conceived by Midori Kitamura, the book looks at the texture-driven originality of Miyake’s materials and techniques from the very earliest days of his career, before he had even established the Miyake Design Studio. Drawing on more than 40 years of collaborative work with Miyake, Kitamura creates an encyclopedic reference of his material and technical innovations through the clothes based on A Piece of Cloth concept, Body Series of the 1980s, Miyake Pleats series, and such practical, everyday designs as Pleats Please pieces. Stunning photographs from Miyake’s contemporary Yuriko Takagi capture his clothes in their particular quotidian originality, including a breathtaking shoot in Iceland. In her far-reaching essay, meanwhile, leading cultural figure Kazuko Koike offers both…

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Book Review New New York Interiors (6)
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Book Review: New New York Interiors

Book Review: New New York Interiors: It has been over ten years since TASCHEN’s original New York Interiors was published and while much has changed in the Big Apple since then, the city is still bristling with an exciting and eclectic mix of cutting-edge movers and shakers – a fact that is quite perfectly reflected in its interiors. New York has long been a magnet for artistic people, and since Septermber 11, the city has become less money-driven and more creative, with an unprecedented influx of graphic designers, interior designers, artists, gallerists, and collectors. Across the river from Manhattan, trendy, less-expensive Brooklyn neighborhoods such as Williamsburg offer a convenient taste of life just outside the fast lane.Hand-picked by editor and author Angelika Taschen, this spanking new collection of interiors explores an array of homes as dizzying as the diversity of the New Yorkers themselves. Peek into the apartments of artist Terence Koh, artist and director Julian Schnabel, musician Rufus Wainwright, porn diva Vanessa del Rio, and actress Julianne Moore—among many others—to get an idea of the myriad and marvelous ways New Yorkers love to live. Texts by Peter Webster is a freelance editor and writer specializing in design, architecture, culture, and travel,…

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Book Review 1000 Chairs
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Book Review: 1000 Chairs

Written by Ana Cardoso More than any other piece of furniture, the chair has been subjected to the wildest dreams of the designers. The particular curve of a backrest, or the twist of a leg, the angle of a seat or the color of the entire artifact all reflect the stylistic consciousness of each era. From Gerrit Rietveld and Alvar Aalto to Verner Panton to Eva Zeisel, from Art Nouveau to International Style, from Pop Art to Postmodernism, the phenomenon of the chair is so complex that it requires a reference work as comprehensive as this to do it full justice. They are all here: Thonet’s bentwood chairs and Hoffmann’s sitting-machines, Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair and Ron Arad’s avant-garde armchairs. The book devotes one page to each chair, displayed on its own as pure form, with biographical and historical information about the chairs and their designers. A special treat for anyone who loves design and a must for collectors! The editor Charlotte & Peter Fiell have written numerous TASCHEN books, including 1000 Chairs, Design of the 20th Century, Industrial Design A–Z, Scandinavian Design, Designing the 21st Century, Graphic Design for the 21st Century, 1000 Lights and Contemporary Graphic Design. They…

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