Book Review: A Touch Of Style

Book Review: A Touch Of Style – Carlos Mota is the mastermind behind the amazing photographs seen in top...

Book Review: Hôtel Plaza Athénée

Book Review: Hôtel Plaza Athénée – Celebrating its first 100 years, Hôtel Plaza Athénée in the elegant heart of...

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Book Review: The Luxury Collection – Room With A View – Like a theatrical backdrop, a breathtaking view sets...

Santiago Calatrava Special Edition by Assouline

Santiago Calatrava Special Edition by Assouline – One of the world’s most sought-after architects, Spanish-born Santiago Calatrava is the...

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Book Review: A Touch Of Style
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Book Review: A Touch Of Style

Book Review: A Touch Of Style – Carlos Mota is the mastermind behind the amazing photographs seen in top design magazines including Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, and Interior Design. His gifted and educated eye for selecting furniture, textiles, accessories, and art has produced some memorable imagery. You may also like:  Santiago Calatrava Special Edition by Assouline Book Review: Hôtel Plaza Athénée Known for adding color and sophistication to the set, often by using elegant flower arrangements, Mota influences the way we see the world’s most extraordinary interiors. Beautifully illustrated, A Touch of Style presents a curated journey through some of these incredible spaces. You may also like:  10 Free Ebooks with Interior Design Trends Book Review: Nomad Deluxe, Wandering With A Purpose Carlos Mota is an independent stylist and Architectural Digest’s current international style editor, and former editor at large for Elle Decor. Mota has styled and produced feature stories for Vanity Fair, New York magazine, and T: The New York Times Magazine to name a few, and has created environments for the production of catalogs and advertising campaigns for Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Estée Lauder, Max Mara, and Pottery Barn, among others. Mota has also organized special events for…

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Book Review: Hôtel Plaza Athénée

Book Review: Hôtel Plaza Athénée – Celebrating its first 100 years, Hôtel Plaza Athénée in the elegant heart of Paris is looking ahead to its next century. Following a yearlong renovation, guests are rediscovering the warm, refined surroundings for which the hotel is legendary. Located within one of Paris’s most prestigious districts, the Plaza Athénée remains at the center of fashionable and artistic Parisian life. This stately volume opens the doors of this magnificent place, through previously unpublished documents and interviews with those whose lives have intersected there, recounting the life of a mythical hotel. See also: Book Review: Farfetch Curates Design François Simon was food critic for French newspaper Le Figaro for more than twenty years; he currently hosts the Paris Dernière show on the Paris Première television network. Simon has launched a Web site, simonsays.fr, he regularly contributes to publications including Air France magazine and L’Officiel Homme, and he continues to write books devoted to the art of living well. For Assouline, Simon has also written The Provence of Alain Ducasse (2001), Paris Hotel Stories (2003), Toscane(s) (2004), Jean-Paul Hévin (2007), and Cuisine & Cravings of the Stars (2008). See also: 10 Free Ebooks with Interior Design Trends A stratigrapher,…

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Book Review: The Luxury Collection – Room With A View

Book Review: The Luxury Collection – Room With A View – Like a theatrical backdrop, a breathtaking view sets the stage for an uplifting journey of the spirit. Featuring a room or suite in each of The Luxury Collection’s more than ninety-five properties that frames an exceptional panorama, The Luxury Collection Room with a View showcases the world’s most beautiful and inspiring destinations. See also: 10 Free Ebooks with Interior Design Trends Notable tastemakers, including Valentino global brand ambassador Carlos Souza, art director Sofia Sanchez de Betak, and designer Margherita Missoni, reflect on their favorite views and relate their unforgettable travel experiences. From the pristine sands of Aegean Riviera in Bodrum, Turkey, to the bustle of San Francisco to the verdant Sacred Valley of Peru, at the base of Machu Picchu, this volume is a virtual adventure around the world that will leave readers dreaming of their next escape. The Luxury Collection is an ensemble of more than ninety-five of the world’s finest hotels and resorts, each noteworthy for its architecture, art, furnishings, and amenities. Sharing a dedication to immaculate service and comfort, each property has a unique heritage inextricably tied to its destination. Curated for their spirit of diversity and…

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Santiago Calatrava Special Edition by Assouline

Santiago Calatrava Special Edition by Assouline – One of the world’s most sought-after architects, Spanish-born Santiago Calatrava is the mastermind behind some of the most magnificent structures around the globe. Inspired by the human body and natural world, his works mimic the shapes and motions of organic entities, at times suggesting flight or spiritual uplift. This exquisite volume not only presents the architect’s most breathtaking masterpieces in architecture and engineering, drawing, and sculpture, but for the first time reveals his humanist spirit and eclectic intellectual curiosity, and allows us to discover his references, influences, and inspirations. From an opera house in his hometown of Valencia, Spain, to the Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, or the famous Turning Torso skyscraper in Sweden, Calatrava’s legacy as one of the foremost figures in contemporary architecture is undeniable. This book includes a catalogue raisonné of all the architectural creations of Santiago Calatrava. This book comes with an exclusive and complimentary Assouline canvas tote bag. See also: 10 Free Ebooks with Interior Design Trends Spanish-born Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz Fisac is an independent art curator and critic as well as an author. Her work has also been featured in publications including The Art Newspaper, The European,…

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10 Free Ebooks with Interior Design Trends

10 Free Ebooks with Interior Design Trends – Best Design Books is the greatest tool for decorators, designers, architects and design lovers! To honor that today we present a selection of some great interior design ebooks that you can download for free! 100 Modern Dining Tables 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. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD NOW 100 Dining Room Ideas Here you will find the latest dining room sets by the best interior designers and brands, ranging from dining room tables to dining room buffets. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD NOW See also: Maison Objet Americas Awards and Video Highlights 100 Modern Chairs In this e-book you will find 100 modern chairs from the world’s top brands and designers. Subscribe now and get all you need to know about modern chairs in one click. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD NOW 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…

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Book Review: Farfetch Curates Design

Book Review: Farfetch Curates Design – Farfetch is an innovative online boutique curator that gives shoppers access to over 300 high-end luxury boutiques worldwide. There is no need to go to New York City to shop in Kirna Zabête or to Paris to visit L’Eclaireur; they are accessible anytime online through Farfetch, changing the way the world perceives boutique shopping. Farfetch is not only a trailblazer in fashion, it also curates a lifestyle. Farfetch Curates Design is the second installment of the three-part series showcasing Farfetch boutique owners’ and expert curators’ recommendations for the hottest trends. See also: Made to Measure by Meyer Davis Architecture and Interiors Farfetch Curates Design invites readers on a journey from sumptuous Taj Lake Palace hotel in Udaipur, India, to the workshop-studio-boutique of furniture maker Piet Hein Eek in Eindhoven, Netherlands, to the cutting-edge Taipei Performing Arts Center (still under construction), to boutique owner Linda Dresner’s home in Birmingham, Michigan. Filled with design objects, studios, shops, hotels, and homes, Farfetch Curates Design is a must-have volume for lovers of fashion, travel, and design. London-based, Swedish-born Johanna Agerman Ross is the founder and editor in chief of the biannual design magazine and website Disegno. In her career…

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Book Review: Mandarin Oriental the Book

Book Review: Mandarin Oriental the Book – One of the most iconic names in international luxury, Mandarin Oriental has been delighting guests since the opening of its flagship hotel, The Mandarin, in 1963 in Hong Kong. Featuring archival photographs from the original establishments and sumptuous details of the most recent additions to the collection, this beautiful slipcase volume honors the Group’s fiftieth anniversary, celebrates its rich history and brilliant legacy, and reveals the secrets of Mandarin Oriental’s welcoming spirit. Mandarin Oriental devotees, including Grammy-winning opera singer Cecilia Bartoli, Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey, renowned architect I.M. Pei, heads of state and world travelers cherish the impeccable service, innovative and refined cuisine, elegant design, opulent spas, and welcoming smiles that greet them each time they visit. See also: Get inspired by Venice Synagogues Tradition and innovation fuse seamlessly in each hotel, where luxury meets comfort. From Asia to Europe, every hotel in its chic portfolio offers the perfect expression of the Mandarin Oriental spirit. Fionnuala McHugh has been travelling in Asia since 1986 and has lived in Hong Kong since 1993. She writes for the London Telegraph and the South China Morning Post. David Tang, celebrated businessman and founder of Shanghai Tang, and…

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Book Review: Nomad Deluxe, Wandering With A Purpose

Book Review: Nomad Deluxe, Wandering With A Purpose – “We were all nomads once,” declares noted travel writer Herbert Ypma. Nomad Deluxereawakens this deep-seated universal desire to jump on a plane, train, or boat and escape to the most distant reaches of the globe. From the remote Siwa Oasis in Egypt to the rugged Adirondacks, from a frigid ice hotel in the Arctic Circle to the craters of the arid Atacama Desert, and from the Aeolian Islands to Zighy Bay and everywhere in between, this book is an authentic guide to being a modern-day nomad in the know, to experience these thrilling adventures armed with the expertise of those who have already left their footprints. Discover Ying Yang, the wave phenomenon caused by a reef in the Maldives; follow a Berber guide across the Atlas Mountains; and explore new and exotic travel destinations never before imagined. Ypma’s well-informed commentary and gripping anecdotes make Nomad Deluxe an inspiring read. One look at his remarkable original photography, and suitcases will practically pack themselves. See also: Book Review: The Architect’s Home Herbert Ypma, author of theHip Hotels travel series, was a nomad before he knew what the word meant. Growing up in Europe, North…

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Get inspired by Venice Synagogues

Get inspired by Venice Synagogues  – Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Venice Ghetto, this magnificent hand-bound Ultimate Collection volume introduces readers to the beauty and historical and spiritual significance of the five principal synagogues in Venice, the most important markers of Jewish faith and culture in the Most Serene Republic. Behind the walls of the Ghetto, Venetian Jews expressed strong ties to the traditions of their forefathers in constructing these beautiful places of worship. The architecture, furnishings, and decorations blended the memory of their different countries of origin with traditions of Venetian artistic culture, bequeathing the City on the Lagoon enduring monuments of unparalleled eminence that remain sites of reverence and admiration. Umberto Fortis, former professor of Jewish-Italian literature at the Union of Italian Jewish Communities (UCEI), University of Rome, and curator of the Jewish Museum of Venice, has published prolifically in the field of Jewish studies, includingLa parlata del ghetto di Venezia e le parlate giudeo-italiane(Florence, 2006) and La vita quotidiana nel Ghetto: Storia e società nella rappresentazione letteraria (Leghorn, 2012). He has also edited L’antisemitismo antico (Turin, 2004) andL’antisemitismo moderno e contemporaneo (Turin, 2004), among many others.   See also: Made to Measure by Meyer…

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Book Review: Decorating with Carpets

Decorating with Carpets – More than any other element of a room, and as the largest and most expensive component of any design scheme, the effect a carpet has on a space is every bit as great as its size. Decorators have long recognized the importance of a fine carpet, its impact on the colors and textures of a space, its contribution to creating an atmosphere, its feel of luxury, and, with the best examples, its lasting worth. Decorating with Carpets taps the extensive and remarkable archive of Stark Carpet for interior design’s greatest examples. See also: Made to Measure by Meyer Davis Architecture and Interiors Over 75 years, Stark, the premier American carpet manufacturer, has worked with notable designers, from Billy Baldwin and Dorothy Draper to Sister Parish and Albert Hadley to Mark Hampton and Mario Buatta to contemporary leading lights such as Diamond Baratta, Victoria Hagan, Katie Ridder, and Stephen Gambrel. Illustrating their work, this definitive book on carpet, like its subject, captures great beauty and will have timeless value. The authors: Ashley StarkKenner is creative director of Stark Carpet, Inc. Chad Stark is senior vice president of Stark Carpet, Inc. Heather Smith MacIsaac is a New York–based critic, editor, and…

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Book Review: Dream Treehouses

Dream Treehouses – French design company La Cabane Perchée pres­ents 40 extraordinary treehouses designed and built by the acclaimed team. Featuring houses in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Russia, Italy, Spain, and the United States, Dream Treehouses showcases both exterior and interior images of each house. See also:  Free ebooks: Interior Decoration Ideas Made to Measure by Meyer Davis Architecture and Interiors In addition, the book includes watercolor design drawings and descriptions of how each house was envisioned and built, offering a beautifully and extensively illustrated look into some of the most fantastic treehouses ever created. About the authors: Alain Laurens founded La Cabane Perchée in 2000 with watercolor artist Daniel Dufour, who imagines and designs the tree houses, and journeyman carpenter Ghislain André, who builds them with a team of carpenters and woodworkers. To date, La Cabane Perchée has constructed nearly 350 treehouses around the world, many of which are showcased in Exceptional Treehouses and Treehouse Living. Jacques Delacroix is an architecture, design, and fashion photographer whose work is also featured in Exceptional Treehouses. See also: Book Review: New New York Interiors Interior Design Books: Kaleidoscope, Living in Color and Patterns Book Presentation: Piet Boon Styling by Karin Meyn with…

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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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