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Free eBook: 100 Wall Mirrors for Modern Home Interiors

Free eBook: Any interior design needs a practical and decorative wall mirror. Why? Besides being extremely functional and useful when you need a last minute touch up on your outfit before heading to work, these items can truly make any space look more luxurious and modern. Download Full Ebook Now! Choosing the perfect mirror is often a maze in home decor, but they are actually pretty versatile pieces, whose design can easily be contemplated by different styles. In order to help you, today we decided to present you the 100 Must-see Wall Mirrors Ebook, a unique and curated selection of  wall mirror designs from the world’s most prestigious and luxurious brands including Boca do Lobo and Koket. If you’re looking for the perfect wall mirror for your next interior design project or home improvement, this is your best chance. Within a sophisticated, clean layout, this ebook enables readers a great perception of how you can use these pieces to create the best environment for your clients. See also: Inspiring Modern Sofas in a Free eBook – Get Yours! Furthermore, it contains a wide range of product designs, with different styles, aesthetics, colors and textures to meet your client’s needs and style….

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Visual Merchandising: Window and in-Store Displays for Retail

Visual Merchandising: Window and in-store displays for retail – A great introduction for retail students, this book offers a user-friendly reference guide to all aspects of visual merchandising and covers both window dressing and in-store areas. Using examples from a range of shops, from fashion emporia to small outlets, the book offers practical advice on the subject, supported by hints and tips from established visual merchandisers. It reveals the secrets of their toolkit and information on the use of mannequins, the latest technology and how to construct and source props, and explains the psychology behind shopping and buyer behaviour. This new edition contains two new case studies, updated images and new material on digital and interactive visual merchandising.   See also: Our House in the City: New Urban Homes and Architecture Visual Merchandising is presented through colour photographs, diagrams of floor layouts and store case studies, and includes invaluable information such as a glossary of terms used in the industry. Tony Morgan teaches Visual Merchandising at the London College of Fashion and also at Philip Green’s The Fashion Retail Academy. He worked as Head of Visual Merchandising at Selfridges for 18 years, where he travelled the world examining their different store…

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New Release: François Catroux the Master of Interior Design

New Release: François Catroux the Master of Interior Designer – This first volume on François Catroux is a comprehensive consideration of the work and life of an international master of interior design. François Catroux is an innovator and explorer in interior design, who has always been a master of contemporary style. From his early days as a design prodigy, creating space-age boutiques for a house of couture and apartments that drew from Art Deco and modern design, to chic, mirror-studded interiors rich with glamour and elegant refinement in residences in Hong Kong, New York, and London, Catroux is at home in the vast world of design. His spaces may surprise with the introduction of irregular elements—a chandelier of elk horn or pink florescent lighting in a hallway—but Catroux’s hallmark sensibility combines the majesty and grandeur of high ceilings, elegant moldings, and gossamer draperies with elements that suggest comfort and tasteful, restrained opulence. See also: Book Review: The Hinterland – Cabins, Love Shacks Go-to accoutrements include sumptuous sofas, rich carpeting, gentle lighting, rooms lined with books, and ship staterooms in warm wood paneling with brass lamps, all measured according to a modern eye. This book looks at Catroux’s career chronologically, featuring his…

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Book Review: Lighting for Interior Design

Book Review: Lighting for Interior Design – Without light, interior architecture cannot be fully designed and experienced. It is one of the key tools for an interior designer, but can be a dauntingly technical subject for students. Part One, Theory, looks at the physics and technology behind lighting. Part Two, Process and Practice, looks more specifically at the use of lighting in interior design and outlines the key design issues and principles. The book goes on to show the ways of representing lighting schemes using CAD and 3D models and how to implement and test these designs. Finally, the book explains how to deal with contractors, clients and other professionals. You may also like: Interior Design Books: Kaleidoscope, Living in Color and Patterns   This book takes a detailed, practical look at lighting in interior design, giving students all the key information and skills they need to be able to tackle lighting successfully in their designs. Malcolm Innes is a lighting designer, a light artist and lighting educator. He has lectured internationally on the subjects of light, art and architecture and he teaches on the MDes Lighting, BDes Interior Architecture and BDes Design and Digital Arts programmes at Edinburgh’s Napier University….

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Book Review: Key Interiors Since 1900

Book Review: Key Interiors Since 1900 – This book defines the history of modern interior design through the reuse of existing buildings. This approach allows the history of the interior to be viewed as separate from the history of architecture and instead enables the interior to develop its own historical narrative. The book is organized around six thematic chapters: home, work, retail, display, leisure and culture. Each one comprises a selection of case studies in chronological order. 52 key examples dating from 1900 to the present are explored in terms of context, concept, organization and detail and are illustrated with photographs, plans, sections, concept drawings and sketches. This unique history will be invaluable for students of interior architecture and design seeking a survey tailored especially for them, as well as appealing to interested general readers. See also: Book Review: A Touch Of Style Graeme Brooker is The Head of the School of Fashion and Interiors at Middlesex University, London. He is interested in the cultural, historical and philosophical dimensions of the interior and the implications of reusing existing buildings. He has written numerous books on the interior including the highly acclaimed Rereadings (2004). You may also like: Interior Design Books: Kaleidoscope, Living…

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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: 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

Book Review: New New York Interiors:New New York Interiors is a new release by Tachen, after the great success of New York Interiors, released ten years ago. Much has changed in the Big Apple since then, the city is still bristling with an exciting and eclectic mix of cutting-edge movers, something that you can see in its interiors. New York lives an unprecedented influx of graphic designers, interior designers, artists, gallerists, and collectors. Since September 11, the city has become less money-driven and more creative. All the interiors that you find in this new book where hand-picked by editor and author Angelika Taschen. A spanking new collection of interiors that 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. Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN from 1987 to 2010, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design,…

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