Book Review: GUCCI New Book - Blind For Love

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Book Review: GUCCI New Book - Blind For Love
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Book Review: 70 Years of Dior By Christian Dior
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Our House in the City: New Urban Homes and Architecture
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Contemporary Residential Architecture and Interiors by James Silverman
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Book Review: The Shopkeepers and Small Stores Rebirth
Book Review: GUCCI New Book - Blind For Love
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Book Review: GUCCI New Book – Blind For Love

Book Review: GUCCI New Book – Blind For Love – Released in a limited edition of 2,000, Blind for Love presents inspirational and backstage photographs by noted British artist Nick Waplington documenting the Gucci Cruise 2017 collection runway show, which was held in one of London’s most historic landmarks, the Cloisters in Westminster Abbey. Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele’s ode to quintessentially British culture and aesthetics, showcasing iconic English motifs such as garden flowers, King Charles spaniels, and the Union Jack, the collection juxtaposes punk attitude with classic British stateliness. In the best tradition of photo-reportage, Waplington captures candid moments behind-the-scenes before, during, and after the event. The show’s soundtrack featured a haunting version of the traditional English ballad “Scarborough Fair,” and the lyrics of the song run as a refrain through the book, enhancing the evocative images. Photographs by Nick Waplington Art directed by Chris Simmonds.  Renowned for his unfiltered depiction of British life, in the best tradition of photo-reportage Waplington captures candid moments leading up to the Gucci Cruise 2017 collection’s presentation, as well as behind-the-scenes images during and after the event. The show’s soundtrack featured a haunting version of the traditional English ballad “Scarborough Fair,” and the…

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Book Review: 70 Years of Dior By Christian Dior
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Book Review: 70 Years of Dior By Christian Dior

Book Review: 70 Years of Dior By Christian Dior – In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the house of Dior comes the first volume in a series devoted to each designer of the couture house. Dior by Christian Dior is the ultimate compendium of the most iconic haute couture designs conceived by Christian Dior. Carefully conserved in the world’s great museums and institutions, these fashion treasures have been photographed and exclusively compiled for this indispensable collection. Director of the Palais Galliera in Paris since 2010, Olivier Saillard is a recognized fashion historian who has curated several innovative fashion exhibitions, including the critically acclaimed Madame Grès: Couture at Work (Musée Bourdelle, 2011), an Azzedine Alaïa retrospective (Palais Galliera, 2013), Comme des Garçons: White Drama (Les Docks, 2012), and Cristóbal Balenciaga: Fashion Collector (Les Docks, 2012). As a live performance director, he staged The Impossible Wardrobe in collaboration with British actress Tilda Swinton at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2012), then Eternity Dress (2013), and Cloakroom (2014) at the Palais Galliera. In 2015, his show Models Never Talk, featuring seven former fashion models reminiscing about their careers, was presented at the French Institute Alliance Française in New…

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Our House in the City: New Urban Homes and Architecture

Our House in the City: New Urban Homes and Architecture – Adventurous urban living can simply mean home sweet home. This book showcases unconventional architectural concepts and townhouses for today’s cosmopolitan families that range from the creatively economical to the sleek and high-end. These dwellings encompass completely new constructions as well as thoughtful renovations. Such targeted repurposing reclaims derelict pieces of the urban landscape for the residential sector. See also: Get Inspirted by Contemporary Interior Designs at Interiors Now 3 Our House in the City not only presents striking photos and detailed architectural plans of diverse urban living solutions, but also tells the intimate stories of the families and builders influencing these exciting projects. The book lays the foundation for a rewarding and dynamic relationship between the city and the twenty-first-century homeowner. See also: Book Review: Zaha Hadid Complete Works 1979-today A new generation of homeowners and architects is finding original solutions and unusual locations for contemporary single-family homes in urban areas. Cities are bustling metropolises, melting pots, where the action is, and where history is written. Many of us prefer to live in cities—at least most of the time. As cities expand and become more dense, architects must face the growing challenge…

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Contemporary Residential Architecture and Interiors by James Silverman

Contemporary Residential Architecture and Interiors by James Silverman – Contemporary Residential Architecture and Interiors Photographed by James Silverman,  endless expanses. Interior design, architecture, and spectacular views of sweeping landscapes. Infinite Space showcases James Silverman’s masterful photography of stunning houses.   This book is a dazzling compilation of dream houses with a view, photographed by James Silverman on his travels. Whether of a remote mountain cabin in Norway, a sensuous desert oasis in Morocco, or a monolithic concrete home in Switzerland, Silverman’s photographs capture the seemingly uninterrupted flow between interiors and exteriors. The featured architecture is defined by elements that absorb, reflect, or deliberately break with their surroundings. See also: Get Inspirted by Contemporary Interior Designs at Interiors Now 3 Silverman’s images play with perspective and sight lines. They underline the harmony of perfectly composed juxtapositions of built structures and natural landscapes. Collected here, they also show how “infinite space” has established itself as a key precept of contemporary architecture around the world.   See also: Book Review: Zaha Hadid Complete Works 1979-today James Silverman is one of the foremost photographers of architecture and interiors in the world today. A Briton who resides in Sweden traveling the world for his projects. Images by…

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Book Review: The Shopkeepers and Small Stores Rebirth

Book Review: The Shopkeepers and Small Stores Rebirth – In the age of online shopping, opening a store and becoming a shopkeeper seems like a bold move. Yet from Vienna to Vancouver, storefronts are emerging once again as worthy opponents to commercial corporations. Customers embrace individual businesses that share the distinctive knowledge, personalities, vision, and humor of their owners. Whether brand new and based on innovative ideas or passed down for generations and revamped, the stores and their shopkeepers featured in this book stand out for the singular experience they provide to their customers and the personal selection of items they sell. The Shopkeepers: Storefront Businesses and the Future of Retail celebrates the diversity and creativity of brick-and-mortar businesses, telling the stories of the shops and their unique owners. See also: Get Inspirted by Contemporary Interior Designs at Interiors Now 3 Good stores still exist. In fact, their number is growing. Well-designed specialty shops that are inspired by the small manufacturers and mom-and-pop operations of the past are now sprouting up. These outlets are defying e-commerce and anonymous online shopping with outstanding products, original interior design, innovative concepts, and, first and foremost, friendly and competent customer service. See also: Book Review: Zaha…

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Book Review for Kitchen Kulture: a Place to Cook, Eat and Celebrate

Book Review for Kitchen Kulture: a Place to Cook, Eat and Celebrate – The kitchen is the new living room: a space for social gathering, collaborative cooking, event hosting, and communal dining. Undergoing immense transformation through time and continually adapting to current social and aesthetic trends, the room that used to be a service area relegated to the back of the house is now the multi-functional hub of the home. See also: Get Inspirted by Contemporary Interior Designs at Interiors Now 3 Kitchen Kulture is an inspiring visual feast that shines a light on all that the twenty-first century kitchen can be. The kitchens presented in this book are testing grounds for environmentally-friendly innovation as well as lively spaces that inspire a higher quality of life by prompting better eating habits and bringing together family and friends. From a vast, open-plan kitchen in a London townhouse to a kitchenette inside a student studio in Berlin, the professionals behind these designs uncover the full potential of today’s kitchen through their creativity. See also: Book Review: Zaha Hadid Complete Works 1979-today At home, the kitchen is where the best parties end, the wildest affairs begin, food trends are set, small culinary businesses are founded,…

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Book Review: Interiors for Restaurants, Bars and Unusual Food Places

Book Review: Interiors for Restaurants, Bars and Unusual Food Places – Going out to a restaurant or bar is always about more than just eating and drinking. Whether we’re seeking the adventure of a once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience or the familiarity of traditional cuisine, atmosphere makes a difference and we increasingly want it to be all-consuming. Let’s Go Out Again is an eclectic showcase of atmospheric eating spaces from around the world. The featured projects represent state-of-the-art collaborations among architects, artists, designers, restaurateurs, and chefs that target not only all of our senses, but our identities and values too. Let’s Go Out Again is comprised of six chapters, each of which exemplifies an aesthetic and conceptual point of view: Understatement, Modern Musings, Rough and Local, Progressive, Graphic Spaces, and Dramatic. Each of these approaches goes beyond the visual to buoy and amplify the philosophies of the kitchens or bars that they help define. The result is a congenial synergy between flavor and atmosphere, place and taste. See also: Get Inspirted by Contemporary Interior Designs at Interiors Now 3 Eating is more than a basic physical process. It is a social, aesthetic, and cultural need. We go out to meet friends or business…

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Get Inspirted by Contemporary Interior Designs at Interiors Now 3

Get Inspirted by Contemporary Interior Designs at Interiors Now 3 – A successful home is the perfect synthesis of personality and zeitgeist; it is a living work of art, a cultural artifact, and the object of ceaseless curiosity. Highly sensitive to this phenomenon, Interiors Now series tracks the constantly evolving and multifaceted fabric of contemporary interior design around the world. Each new volume—destined for casual readers and professionals alike—assembles a fresh and inspiring collection of recently created residences that demonstrates how to bring out the best in the space that matters most: your home. See also: Book Review: Álvaro Siza Complete Works Whether it is photographers Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin’s New York loft with its Eames 2.0 alder expanses and cozy corners, Jacques Grange’s relaxed romance for Francis Ford Coppola’s palazzo in Southern Italy, or the apartment of a young art collector couple in Mumbai—all the projects have been chosen as expressions of personal vision that together give the full picture of what really counts in interior decoration right now. See also: Book Review: Rooftops Design, Islands in the Sky The editor A native Austrian, Margit J. Mayer started her journalism career in 1983 at WIENER magazine in Vienna. Focusing…

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Book Review: New Approach of Architecture and Design by Josef Hoffmann

Book Review: New Approach of Architecture and Design by Josef Hoffmann  – Before aesthete, designer, and architect Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956) came along, Austrian architecture and design was suffocating under a surfeit of opulent ornamentation and bombastic flourish. With his radical new approach and a band of like-minded figures, Hoffmann was a founding father of the Viennese Secession and Wiener Werkstätte,andrevolutionized Western aesthetics with a brave new minimalism. See also: Book Review: Álvaro Siza Complete Works This essential introduction explores Hoffmann’s key ideas, projects, and designs to understand his radical aesthetics and their continued influence on European architecture and design, from monochrome interior schemes to the cutlery we put on the table. We explore his integral role at the center of both the Vienna Secession in 1897 and the Wiener Werkstätte, and his commitment to stylistic purity, including some of Europe’s first major modernist buildings, such as the Purkersdorf Sanatorium (1904) and the Palais Stoclet (1905–1911). See also: Book Review: Rooftops Design, Islands in the Sky The author August Sarnitz is a practicing architect and professor of history and theory of architecture at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna. His many publications include books on R. M. Schindler, Lois Welzenbacher, Ernst Lichtblau,…

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