Book Review: Detail in Contemporary Hotel Design

Book Review: Detail in Contemporary Hotel Design – Hotel interiors need to satisfy the imaginations of their customers and...

Book Review: 1000 Interior Details for the Home and Where to Find Them

Book Review: 1000 Interior Details for the Home and Where to Find Them –  This book looks at every...

Find 1250 Interior Design Inspirations at Covet Lounge Catalogue

Find 1250 Interior Design Inspirations at Covet Lounge Catalogue – Take a look and discover more than 1000 products and...

Book Review: Art Game Book by David Rosenberg

Book Review: Art Game Book by David Rosenberg – With games, puzzles, quotations, and commentaries, the Art Game Book...

Book Review: In The Spirit Of Rio

Book Review: In The Spirit Of Rio – Rio de Janeiro is the “Cidade Maravilhosa” that greets everyone with...
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Book Review: Detail in Contemporary Hotel Design
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Book Review: 1000 Interior Details for the Home and Where to Find Them
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Find 1250 Interior Design Inspirations at Covet Lounge Catalogue
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Book Review: Art Game Book by David Rosenberg
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Book Review: Detail in Contemporary Hotel Design

Book Review: Detail in Contemporary Hotel Design – Hotel interiors need to satisfy the imaginations of their customers and whet the appetite for a return visit or recommendation, and the design that gets the formula right will do as much to prolong the life of the business as the service delivered within the hotel. This book explores in detail 36 of the best recent hotel interior design schemes, featuring projects by leading architects from around the world. The book is divided into three sections embracing newly built and refurbished hotels as well as conversions. See also: Book Review: Discover Juan Pablo Molyneux Book – At Home Each project includes photographs as well as detailed drawings and plans, where appropriate, as well as informative text describing the design concept and process. A bonus CD contains drawings featured in the book, in both eps and dwg (generic CAD) formats. See also: Book Review: Chaumet 3-Volume Slipcase Set Drew Plunkett was Head of the Department of Interior Design at the Glasgow School of Art. Since 1981 he has practised as an interior designer based in London and Glasgow. He is also active as an exhibitor, curator and critical writer. He is the author of Drawing for…

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Book Review: 1000 Interior Details for the Home and Where to Find Them

Book Review: 1000 Interior Details for the Home and Where to Find Them –  This book looks at every aspect of interior detail for domestic spaces. It is designed to appeal to anyone interested in improving the home environment, from DIY enthusiasts to professionals such as architects and interior designers. Products selected come from around the world and are all currently available to buy (websites of manufacturers/suppliers are included in the product captions). The selection includes a combination of the newest and the best products launched since the millennium, arranged into chapters to provide inspiration for every space in the domestic interior. The book has seven chapters: Walls and Floors; Doors, Windows and Stairs; Heating and Cooling; Kitchens; Bathrooms; Lighting; Home Technology. Each chapter is prefaced by an in-depth interview with a leading architect/designer, who has a specialist knowledge of the chapter’s subject. For example, James Soane, co-founder of Project Orange, looks at windows and doors. Gregorio Spini, the founder of Kundalini, one of Italy’s most progressive lighting manufacturers, discusses domestic lighting. Jack Mama, creative director at Philips Design, talks about technology in the home. See also: Find 1250 Interior Design Inspirations at Covet Lounge Catalogue Ian Rudge is the co-founder…

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Find 1250 Interior Design Inspirations at Covet Lounge Catalogue

Find 1250 Interior Design Inspirations at Covet Lounge Catalogue – Take a look and discover more than 1000 products and 1250 inspirations to create wonderfull bedroom interiors. Covet Lounge just release a new edition of Covet Catalogue, an amazing tool for Interior Designers. See the Catalogue FOR FREE and Request Hard Copy Catalogue Design has always been about the experience. Despite a younger, more digitally savvy and connected world, the fundamentals of the workplace in design remain unchanged. Ultimately, design is about people and relationships. Covet Lounge always need to consider the entire end user experience, and so space, products, deadlines, budgets and collaborations are the basic needs that a designer must always meet. Trade shows have always been a way for brands to unveil their latest collections, the design trade comes together in hopes of finding the next best thing, products are sold and contacts exchanged but relationships and connections get lost in time and business. In order to succeed in the design industry brands must always be at the forefront of innovation and service. Eight extraordinary brands have come together and laid their concerns and observations on the table & one common conclusion was expressed – with the cut-throat, fast paced,…

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Book Review: Art Game Book by David Rosenberg

Book Review: Art Game Book by David Rosenberg – With games, puzzles, quotations, and commentaries, the Art Game Book is an original way to explore 20th-century painting, sculpture, architecture, design, video, installation, and photography. Newly updated, with abundant illustrations and a glossary, this extensive book also includes an international guide to museums, websites, fairs and modern art events around the world. In addition to beautiful reproductions, commentaries, and a glossary of the important art movements, this exciting book includes a resource guide to help you check out the world’s major modern and contemporary art museums, find the best websites, and choose among the most important art fairs and events. To be serious while not taking oneself seriously: that’s the objective of this book, which allows the reader to explore the complete history of 20th century art with enthusiasm and curiosity. Developed to be both comprehensive and accessible, The Art Game Book is a new way of approaching art history. See also: Book Review: Fendi Roma The works included here are perfect representations of 20th century art, but are fresh examples and not the usual suspects. This book is, in essence, a game that allows the reader not only to test his…

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Book Review: Chaumet 3-Volume Slipcase Set

Book Review: Chaumet 3-Volume Slipcase Set – Chaumet, established in 1780, is one of the crown jewels of Place Vendôme, the epicenter of the world of Parisian fine jewelry. Following the French Revolution, Marie-Étienne Nitot and then his son, François-Regnault, became official jewelers to Napoléon I and Empress Joséphine, thus founding the business that grew into the luxury brand known today as Chaumet. In 1812 Nitot fils acquired an hôtel particulier on Place Vendôme, becoming the first fine jeweler on the square. Book Review: A Touch Of Style Alexis Gregory is the founder of Vendôme Press, a publishing house dedicated to fine arts, music, architecture, and culture. Gregory has contributed to magazines including Vanity Fair, Condé Nast Traveler, and Town & Country, and he has written several books including The Golden Age of Travel; Families of Fortune: Life in the Gilded Age; and Private Splendor: Great Families at Home. He also wrote In the Spirit of Venice and Place Vendôme for Assouline. Jewelry historian Vivienne Becker is an award-winning journalist and author based in London. A contributing editor to Financial Times’s How to Spend It magazine, Becker writes for publications around the world, and lectures and broadcasts on her subject. She organized and wrote the…

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Book Review In The Spirit Of Rio
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Book Review: In The Spirit Of Rio

Book Review: In The Spirit Of Rio – Rio de Janeiro is the “Cidade Maravilhosa” that greets everyone with friendly faces and open arms. Its magic begins with its natural beauty, which has amazed travelers since the first explorers landed in the sixteenth century and has inspired countless artists, designers, architects, poets, and musicians for more than 450 years.   The massive statue of Christ the Redeemer on top of Corcovado mountain watches over the sea and the mountains, the concrete jungle and the world’s largest urban forest, the simple colonial facades of churches concealing rich baroque interiors, and the scantily clad bodies that parade the beaches, where all classes gather in the democracy of bikinis and sungas. But the attraction of this unique place is even deeper; it lives in the hearts of its citizens, the cariocas, who, no matter where they go, radiate the sun they so revere. Generous, creative, open-minded, and in constant motion, they are a people of all colors and creeds, which, despite the difficulties of social and class divisions, never loses its morale, its smiles, and its faith in the victory over the daily battles of the human condition. Epicenter of the colorful explosion…

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Book Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Book Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel – This companion to the New York Times bestselling book The Wes Anderson Collection takes readers behind the scenes of the Oscar-winning film The Grand Budapest Hotel with a series of interviews between writer/director Wes Anderson and movie/television critic Matt Zoller Seitz. See also: Book Review: Hôtel Plaza Athénée Learn all about the film’s conception, hear personal anecdotes from the set, and explore the wide variety of sources that inspired the screenplay and imagery—from author Stefan Zweig to filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch to photochrom landscapes of turn-of-the-century Middle Europe. Also inside are interviews with costume designer Milena Canonero, composer Alexandre Desplat, lead actor Ralph Fiennes, production designer Adam Stockhausen, and cinematographer Robert Yeoman; essays by film critics Ali Arikan and Steven Boone, film theorist and historian David Bordwell, music critic Olivia Collette, and style and costume consultant Christopher Laverty; and an introduction by playwright Anne Washburn. Previously unpublished production photos, artwork, and ephemera illustrate each essay and interview. The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel stays true to Seitz’s previous book on Anderson’s first seven feature films,The Wes Anderson Collection, with an artful, meticulous design and playful, original illustrations that capture the spirit of Anderson’s…

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Book Review: A Royal Collection Of Gems And Jewels

Book Review: A Royal Collection Of Gems And Jewels – This very special limited edition has been designed like a jewel box for one of the most precious books Assouline has ever published. The clamshell case, constructed of one piece of shaped wood, is covered and lined with velvet and has a magnetic closure. See also: Book Review: Hôtel Plaza Athénée The book in its clamshell are inserted into a box printed blue and gold to reflect the brocade cover, and the carton is lined with foam to prevent shipping damage. A specially dyed ribbon has been embedded in the base of the clamshell to carefully lift the book from its storage. The brocade for the hardcover of this special limited edition is handwoven in India from indigo-colored silk and gold metallic threads, reflecting the traditional Tibetan artistic palette, to create a dynamically rich fabric worthy of a maharaja. This pattern and type of textile has an ancient history, yet the techniques were nearly lost 200 years ago, when the Tibetan region became inaccessible to outsiders due to geopolitical tensions. In the 1930s, a Russian came to Varanasi desiring to re-create these traditional Tibetan brocades. As this type of work is extremely…

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Book Review: Discover Juan Pablo Molyneux Book – At Home

Book Review: Discover Juan Pablo Molyneux Book – At Home – With the credo “history and savoir faire working in unison,” Juan Pablo Molyneux creates luxurious interiors the way poets write epics. See also: Book Review: The Luxury Collection – Room With A View Whether in the city, in the countryside, or on an island, every project is an odyssey, the ultimate story of an insatiable traveler, a free and inquiring mind that knows no borders. From a neoclassical French maisonette nesting at the top of a Chicago skyscraper to a Palladian villa on the outskirts of Moscow, Molyneux’s interior designs refer to the past with a twist of the unexpected, combining fantasy and pragmatism. Laure Verchère holds a degree in art history. A former journalist for Elle Décoration, she is currently a luxury lifestyle brand artistic consultant. Verchère’s other titles for Assouline include Renzo Mongiardino: Renaissance Master of Style (2013), and Antiquaires: Paris Flea Markets (2010). See also: Santiago Calatrava Special Edition by Assouline Get Social! You can also find Best Design Books at Pinterest, follow us! Keep following Best Design Books for the lattest book reviews and the most amazing interior design books and magazines! Don’t forget to leave a comment…

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Book Review: Fendi Roma

Book Review: Fendi Roma – Founded in 1925 by Edoardo and Adele Fendi with the creation of workshops devoted to leather goods and fur, Fendi is first and foremost a Roman luxury house. Inspired by the architecture, colors, and textures of Rome, Fendi designs are a true product of the city they represent. It is also a family company of strong women—Silvia Venturini Fendi, the creative director for accessories and menswear, belongs to the third generation in the business. And, while remaining faithful to these roots, Fendi is not afraid to look outward: Since 1965, Karl Lagerfeld, now creative director for fur and ready-to-wear, has brought his unique, forward-looking perspective to the brand. With breathtaking photographs of Fendi designs and their inspirations, Fendi Roma celebrates ninety years of family, artistry, and craftsmanship. Get Social! You can also find Best Design Books at Pinterest, follow us! Keep following Best Design Books for the lattest book reviews and the most amazing interior design books and magazines! Don’t forget to leave a comment bellow!

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Book Review: Dolce Vita Style

Book Review: Dolce Vita Style – The fantastic creative energy of the 1960s took off with a burst of black and white: La Dolce Vita by Federico Fellini. An instant cult film, it became a great classic of modernity and continues to affect generation after generation, legendary yet always contemporary. You may also like:  10 Free Ebooks with Interior Design Trends Made to Measure by Meyer Davis Architecture and Interiors Dolce Vita Style draws on the history that inspired the film in the theatrical Rome of the 50’s and sums up the innumerable influences that this cult film has had on so many of those in the worlds of movies, popular music, society, life, and fashion. Image by image, this book retraces the astonishing itinerary of a work that is a supreme emblem and a source of inexhaustible style.  You may also like:  Book Review: The Luxury Collection – Room With A View Book Review: Decorating with Carpets Interior Design Books: Kaleidoscope, Living in Color and Patterns Jean-Pierre Dufreigne is a film critic who is enamored of cinema. He has written eight novels and three essays. ISBN: 9782843237317 7.5 x 11.0 in – 19.5 x 28.0 cm 152 pages |…

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Book Review: Farfetch Curates Art

Book Review: Farfetch Curates Art – 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 any time online through Farfetch.com, changing the way the world perceives boutique shopping. See also: 10 Free Ebooks with Interior Design Trends Farfetch is not only a trailblazer in fashion, it also curates a lifestyle. Farfetch Curates Art is the final installment of the three-part series showcasing expert curators’ recommendations for the hottest trends within each subject. A tightly edited perspective on the current intersection of art and fashion globally—from Los Angeles to São Paulo to Beijing to Istanbul—this volume offers perspectives on contemporary art from Farfetch boutique owners and world-renowned art writers, while retaining a distinctive, fashion-trained viewpoint. You may also like: Book Review: Farfetch Curates 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 Johanna has edited Icon magazine, contributed to Wallpaper and Wired and consulted for the Design Museum in London. She studied Design History at…

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