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Free eBook: Must-Have Limited Edition Furniture

Free eBook: Must-Have Limited Edition Furniture  – Today Best Design Books brings together the latest news about the exclusive furniture world, it’s inspirations, as well as the industry’s latest trends. Download this FREE E-book and find the best of Limited Edition Furniture! Design ideas, exclusive furniture, luxury brands and decoration tips in only one e-book. Enjoy the reading! Download Free eBook Here!   Lapiaz Console by Boca do Lobo Resembling a freshly cracked stone, the Lapiaz Console celebrates the world’s treasures, which are revealed to a select few. Drawing inspiration from Boca do Lobo‘s emblematic Lapiaz line, this modern console suits a variety of environments thanks to its graceful form. Finding balance in terms of shape, and materials, the Lapiaz Console breathes sophistication and delicacy, maintaining a light presence. The Lapiaz’s interior is finished in polished brass which is manually fitted, a unique element that can be complimented with polished stainless steel, or with Boca do Lobo’s selection of wood veneers, ensuring a match with its context. Fortuna Dining Table by Boca do Lobo The Fortuna Dining Table is a shimmering statement piece that unites Boca do Lobo’s one of a kind design aesthetic and passion for Gold. Representing the…

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Book Review The Spirit of India by Steve McCurry
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Book Review: The Spirit of India by Steve McCurry

The Magnum photographer’s new photography book draws together iconic images he has taken in 40 years of visiting India, showcasing the people and extraordinary settings of one of the most spiritual countries on Earth. Check out our selection of photos: Mahouts sleep with their elephant. Rajasthan, 2012 See also: Book Review: Photographs From The Hunger A devotee carries a statue of Lord Ganesh into the Arabian Sea during an immersion ritual off Chowpatty beach. Mumbai, 1993 Bicycles hanging from the side of a train, West Bengal, 1983 A crowd carries a man during the Holi festival. Rajasthan, 1996 A rabari tribal elder, Rajasthan, 2010 A tailor carries his sewing machine through monsoon waters, Porbandar, Gujarat, 1983 Crowds gather for the Kumbh Mela festival on pontoon bridges across the Ganges, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, 2001 A man in an orange turban, pictured in Rajasthan, 2009 Stepwells have existed in India for hundreds of years, and helped to provide water storage during the dry seasons and offer people a place to socialise. This one was pictured in Rajasthan, 2002 See also: Book Review: Gisele Bündchen is back Medical assistants review files at the cancer hospital in Jaipur, Rajasthan, 2009 The new book of Steve McCurry,…

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Interior Design

Black and White, a Inspiring Design Book

Celerie Kemble is a principal in Kemble Interiors, a design firm cofounded by her mother, Mimi McMakin. Celerie has been featured in almost every major design magazine and has been listed for more than ten years in House Beautiful’s annual “Top Designers” list. She was chosen by Elle Decor as a top female designer in their first “Women in Design” issue. Black and white décor is at once dramatic and understated, modern and classic, apparent in the work of iconic designers such as Dorothy Draper and Madeleine Castaing but just as present in design today. And the inspiration is all around us—from nature (a zebra’s stripes, tree trunks rising from drifts of snow) to old Hollywood movies and fashion to black-and-white photography and patterns we encounter in our everyday lives (crossword puzzles and the pages of our favorite novels). In Black and White a inspiring design book (published by Potter Style), acclaimed interior designer Celerie Kemble trades in her signature vivid palette for this iconic aesthetic, highlighting the black and white work of design stars and peers, including Bunny Williams, Thomas O’Brien, Mary McDonald, Victoria Hagan, Mark Hampton, Delphine Krakoff, Brad Ford, Philip Gorrivan, Carrier and Co., and Miles Redd, and welcoming you into more…

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Fashion books: The World according to Karl

The World according to Karl(published by Flammarion) was written by Sandrine Gulbenkian, director of the French publisher Parigramme and by Patrick Mauries editor and author of Jewelry by Chanel. The graphism of the book was made by Charles Ameline, a contemporary illustrator. The World according to Karl is a collection of quotes that pays homage to the legendary éminence grise of the fashion world. Lagerfeld’s pronouncements on fashion, women, art, politics, love, and life high and low – are famously oracular, seized upon by fashionistas, acolytes and sages around the world. Karl Lagerfeld‘s quick wit and silver tongue are as notorious as Chanel‘s quilted handbag. This book is a cornucopia of his Karlisms: cultivated, unpredictable, provocative, sometimes shocking, but always impossible to ignore. Karl Lagerfeld is a modern master of couture. While simultaneously running Chanel, Fendi, and his own eponymous fashion house, he has consistently re-invented trends on the catwalk and in the street for half a century. His wise, surprising statements pop up like offbeat news flashes and are regularly seized upon by fashionistas, acolytes, and sages the world over. Here, in his own deadpan words, are his exacting opinions on everything-from fashion, style, women, and Chanel to fame, life, and books….

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21st century design by Marcus Fairs

If you’re looking for design-related Christmas presents, this makes the perfect gift, etc etc! Twenty-First Century Design is an overview of design at the start of the new millennium, presenting over 200 of the most important buildings, interiors, products, furnishings and lights from the last few years. With a forward written by Marcel Wanders and lavish colour photos over more than 450 pages, the book also has chapters on clothing, landscape and urban design, graphics and homeware. The book was published in October last year. Frame magazine’s reviewer called it “a 463-page encyclopaedia of cutting-edge design” and added it was “worth the design aficionado’s time and money” (see the full review at the bottom of this page), while Architecture Review described it as “an entertaining romp.” In its review, the Daily Telegraph said “Marcus Fairs knows a thing or two about design.” This beautiful book is an exuberant manifesto defining the design zeitgeist at the start of the twenty-first century, charting the bewildering array of new movements and styles that have erupted over the last few years. It essentially sets the scene for a dramatic transformation in the way design is perceived that will influence the objects and buildings that…

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