Photography Book: Afghanistan by Steve McCurry

Photography Book: Afghanistan by Steve McCurry – Afghanistan has long been a country overwhelmed by tribal rivalries, colonial wars,...

Fashion and Lifestyle Book: Canada Goose, the Essence of True North

Fashion and Lifestyle Book: Canada Goose, the Essence of True North – This book celebrates sixty years of a...

Fashion Book: Celebrating 70 Years of Pierre Cardin

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Interior Design Inspirations Book: The Hamptons, America’s Riviera

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Art Book: Donald Robertson, the Andy Warhol of Instagram

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Photography Book: Afghanistan by Steve McCurry
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Fashion and Lifestyle Book: Canada Goose, the Essence of True North
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Fashion Book: Celebrating 70 Years of Pierre Cardin
Interior Design
Interior Design Inspirations Book: The Hamptons, America’s Riviera
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Art Book: Donald Robertson, the Andy Warhol of Instagram
Interior Design

Interior Design Ideas: Create a Cozy Reading Nook

Interior Design Ideas: Create a Cozy Reading Nook – Interior Design Ideas: Create a Cosy Reading Nook: Let these beautiful reading nooks inspire you to find a place in your home that would become a doorway to the magic of books. Be inspired by Coleccionista Bookcase and create a modern and elegant reading nooks, combined with a modern chair. Designed by Boca do Lobo. Cabinet reading seating. The built-in closet cabinet has a window from end to end. This is where the reading seat is located. The cabinet is contemporary, stylish, in earth colors. Designed by Terrat Elms Interior Design. Traditional reading alcove. The window reading area is a part of the living room of the historic Percival Thompson House. In earth tone colors, with decorative pillows, the reading alcove fits the exotic, painted style of the room. Designed by Tommy Chambers Interiors. Modern bedroom reading nook. The stone extension jamb forms an entire reading alcove, a part of the contemporary and stylish bedroom. Designed by Rockefeller Partners Architects. Contemporary bedroom reading nook. A reading nook in the middle of a wall of cabinets – a nice idea for a roof deck penthouse in San Francisco. Designed by De Meza…

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How to Include Coffee Table Books in Decoration

How to Include Coffee Table Books in Decoration – The coffee table, this glamorous, oversized piece of furniture, is designed for lovers of art and design. The outlook of the coffee tables are quite important, the same as by what details they are surrounded. If your goal is to make the coffee table brighter, just add some interesting details that your guests will like. Use a large bookcase to display your favorite coffee table books. This Coleccionista bookcase  can be placed or against a wall or it can serve as a separator division. Aquarius center table  is a very unique piece, perfect to diplay your books. Grouping books on a coffee table together will look great – and you can even put them in a certain geometric order for a more complete look. Above the books you can place flowers and other things, but from the beginning you need: 1) find old books 2) put them in the specific shape; 3) start placing them together; 4) place a small mirror on top – to give a modern style 5) you have a coffee table – you can start! Books with multi-colored covers will look great on a glass coffee table and, moreover,…

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Interior Design

Inside Utopia – Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes

Inside Utopia – Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes –  Inside Utopia shows the future of living that architects and designers have envisioned. Spectacular and reflective, unpretentious and efficient: the breathtaking Elrod House by John Lautner; the Lagerfeld Apartment near Cannes that seems like a set from a science fiction film; Palais Bulles in France with its organic and unique architecture. These interiors welcome habitation and spark curiosity while embodying the foundations of minimalism and bygone visions of the future. Inside Utopia delves into the rhyme and reason behind past designs that we still interact with today. The architects, the owners, and the craftsmen like Gio Ponti or Bruce Goff who work behind the scenes created amorphous interiors that invite the mind to wander. At the time they were futuristic, confident, utopian, idealistic— we may not realize it, but they have shaped our current living concepts, and even now, they inspire us anew. Previously it has been difficult to attain access to these preserved interiors, but Inside Utopia unearths what was before unseen. You may also like: 10 Best Interior Design Books to Inspire You Photography Book: Princess Diana’s Life in Pictures How to Create a Reading Nook: Editors: Gestalten Release Date: May 2017…

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Interior Design

Upgrade Your Home: Extensions, Alterations and Refurbishments

Upgrade Your Home: Extensions, Alterations and Refurbishments – Upgrade explores architectural and design concepts that seek to enhance and repurpose our surroundings. From slight changes to complete renovations, the spectrum of possibilities is vast. Extensions upon a rooftop. Factories turned into relaxing retreats. Wood additions contrast with antique brick exteriors. Through engaging anecdotes and inspiriting images, Upgrade provides vibrant exemplars and enthusiasm for revamping existing spaces. Repurposing the unused; a dilapidated barn, a raddled townhome, a historical and fading building façade – these can all be starting points for stunning and inspiring homes. Upgrade displays transformations: be it sheds into playrooms, a garage to a guesthouse, or an alpine hut into a holiday getaway. Hidden in the walls of old structures are possibilities and inspirations that can be realized with any budget; charm and character become the criteria for titivating a residence. Upgrade offers projects that succeed in finding the balance between the traditional and the modern. Architects share their experiences, motivations, and approaches. Before-and-after photos illustrate the metamorphoses. This is a volume for all who desire a new perspective, for those that prefer to preserve rather than to demolish. What are ruins to some become another’s architectural playground. How to…

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Interior Design

Small Homes, Grand Living – Interior Design for Compact Spaces

Small Homes, Grand Living – Interior Design for Compact Spaces – Diminutive rooms, grand possibilities. Small Homes, Grand Living shows how to make use of a limited space and turn a small apartment into a design marvel. Small Homes, Grand Living’s assortment of projects and homes pays homage to the iconic innovation within modest living areas and shows the creative usage of space in continually expanding urban areas. As more people across the globe move into cities, living space becomes a precious commodity. Designers, architects, and innovative inhabitants seek new ways of creating a home that is just as comfortable as it is functional and aesthetically pleasing. Where does one stow clothing, bicycles, suitcases, or bed linens? Where is the perfect place for the desk, bed, or couch? How does one use less square meters more effectively? Compact flats perched atop the roofs on high-rise buildings. A one-bedroom apartment that houses a family of four. Stairs that cleverly transform into wardrobes. A collection of cozy cocoons shows the personality and innovation of those living inside: a home is both shelter and a welcoming reflection of the residents. Small Homes, Grand Living offers real interior design solutions directly from the occupants’ imaginations….

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Interior Design

10 Best Interior Design Books to Inspire You

10 Best Interior Design Books to Inspire You – Discover a selection of 10 Interior Design Books that will help you with your next interior design project! 1. The Ultimate Inspiration Book, Room by Room Covet House collection is a movement into inspiring yourself for creating the perfect division. An exquisite book with more than 1000 illustrated products and 1250 inspirations. Very praticar, it is divided room by room, in different styles and with all technical information about each design piece. 2. Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating Styling a beautiful space isn’t just about placing the furniture in the right spot or strategically hanging a piece of art. It’s more about the intangible elements like the mood, the scent, and familiarity that makes it a special place where you’d want to spend your time. Interior designer and blogger Lauren Liess divides her thorough “field guide” for decorating beginners into three parts to help you consciously consider every room in your home, and find the best ways to make it come alive. 3. The Complete Book of Home Organization: 200+ Tips and Projects Home design and home organization go pretty much hand in hand. There’s a multitude of ways to…

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Art Book: The Pedro Almodóvar Archives

Art Book: The Pedro Almodóvar Archives – Sexy and subversive, colorful and controversial, passionate and provocative, the world of Pedro Almodóvar world is unlike any other. Thanks to his remarkably cohesive and consistent œuvre, the Manchegan maverick has become a cinematic brand, his name a byword for the visual opulence, experimentation, and eroticism of post-Franco Spanish cinema. A self-taught auteur, Almodóvar found fame with self-penned, gender-bending plots depicting the often comic misfortunes of junkies, nuns, housewives, whores, transvestites and transsexuals. Praised by critics, championed by fellow film-makers, adored by actors and adorned with international awards, he has become the most successful Spanish film-maker since Luis Buñuel.His films draws on influences as diverse as Douglas Sirk, Frank Tashlin, Andy Warhol and John Waters and simultaneoulsy borrow liberally from, and frequently invert, traditional genres of classic American cinema—including film noir, melodrama and screwball comedy. At the same time, his aesthetic remains unmistakably Iberian, rooted predominantly in the director’s beloved Madrid, exploring Spanish myths and modernity to the rhythms of bolero-laden soundtracks. For this unprecedented Art Edition monograph, Pedro Almodóvar has given TASCHEN complete access to his archives, including never-before-published images, including personal photos he took during filming. The director has personally written…

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Ai Weiwei’s Life and Work: Living Art on the Edge
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Ai Weiwei’s Life and Work: Living Art on the Edge

Ai Weiwei’s Life and Work: Living Art on the Edge – Today Ai Weiwei enjoys a reputation far beyond the art world. While his vast social or performance-based interventions and appropriated object-based artworks have secured his place as one of the world’s leading conceptual artists, Ai is equally known as a social media phenomenon, a political activist, and an outspoken champion of free expression in his native China, where he earnt an 81-day police detention in 2011. This book, signed by the artist, is the first comprehensive monograph on Ai Weiwei’s life and work. Compiled in close collaboration with Ai and with direct access to his own archives, it explores the artist’s particular brand of expression and activism over more than 700 pages of images and text. Features: Many previously unseen images, from photos taken during Ai’s time in New York to production shots of large installations in the workshop and pictures from his studio. Essays from Uli Sigg, Ai’s long-time friend and former Swiss ambassador to China; Roger M. Buergel, who curated the 2007 Documenta and hosted the artist’s Fairytale piece; and experts on Chinese culture and politics, Carlos Rojas, William A. Callahan, and James J. Lally. Numerous statements…

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Photography Book: Private View by Mario Testino

Photography Book: Private View by Mario Testino – Limited to 1,500 numbered copies, signed by Mario Testino. Available in pink, green or purple, the book features a lenticular cover portrait of Lady Gaga and is delivered in an injection-molded plastic box. The mere mention of Mario Testino’s name evokes a rush of adrenalin in anyone that cares, even a bit, about the worlds of fashion and celebrity. So omnipresent is he at major magazine shoots and A-list events—an insider if ever there was one—that he has become a celebrity himself. The launch of Testino’s latest book, to celebrate his inaugural exhibition in China, brings together an exciting selection of his best studio work with glamorous examples of his candid shots. A beaming Gwyneth Paltrow clutching her freshly-won Oscar, a fur-cloaked Jennifer Lopez atop a commode, and the unforgettable portraits of royalty including Diana Princess of Wales, and her sons are just a few of the hundreds of iconic pictures that are brought together, for the first time, inside the book. Testino’s best recent advertising and fashion work rounds out the selection, making this a must-have collector’s item. Peruvian-born Mario Testino OBE is widely regarded as one of the most influential…

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