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Fashion Book Celebrating 70 Years of Pierre Cardin (7)
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Fashion Book: Celebrating 70 Years of Pierre Cardin

Fashion Book: Celebrating 70 Years of Pierre Cardin – Legendary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin celebrates 70 years of creation. A global citizen, he remains a vital personality today, with an essential brand established in 110 countries around the world. This visionary couturier’s unique and futuristic creations, from the Bubble dress to the Cosmocorps line, testify to his fierce appetite for experimentation. The first couturier ever to transform his name into a global brand, Pierre Cardin’s varied and ambitious creative universe spills over to many other areas, from accessories, jewelry, and fragrance to home decor, fine restaurants, and an annual arts festival. Filled with fascinating images from the 1950s to today, this comprehensive anthology is the first to showcase the complete vision of Pierre Cardin from fashion to interior design, at a time when his creations are experiencing a resurgence. More than simply an album of compelling images, this impressive volume encapsulates Cardin’s entire oeuvre and portrays his daily life as a still-constant quest for new creative expression.   With a degree in history, Jean-Pascal Hesse has been director of communications at Pierre Cardin for over twenty years. He has written several books in close collaboration with Cardin and published…

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Art Book Donald Robertson, the Andy Warhol of Instagram
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Art Book: Donald Robertson, the Andy Warhol of Instagram

Art Book: Donald Robertson, the Andy Warhol of Instagram – It is no coincidence that Donald Robertson, known as @drawbertson to his hundreds of thousands of followers on social media, has become the fashion world’s favorite art bomber of the Instagram era. Humorous and sharp, Robertson’s work is collected by stars such as Beyoncé and featured in collaborations with it-brands like Smashbox and retailers including Bergdorf Goodman. Earning himself the moniker “the Andy Warhol of Instagram,” Robertson is celebrated as an inspiration by members of the fashion and art worlds, in addition to almost anyone who sees his work. This father of five who has “written off the whole sleeping thing” is as prolific as he is talented, and this monograph will feature the very best of his artwork as well as original work created especially for this title. Featuring playful anecdotes and quotes from industry leaders, fashion designers, and his many collaborators and muses, Donald is already a collector’s item. Reversible Jacket – Donald Reversible Cover: Robertson‘s drawings and constructions cull from a deep understanding of color and fashion, as much as his cheeky sense of humor and sharp wit. A father of five, Robertson observes his youngest children’s…

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The Monocle Guide How to Build a Better Life, Business, Home, Nation (3)
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The Monocle Guide: How to Build a Better Life, Business, Home, Nation

The Monocle Guide: How to Build a Better Life, Business, Home, Nation – Monocle’s books with Gestalten have shown you how to build a better life, business, home, and nation. And now you can easily draw upon inspiration from all four volumes with the Monocle Guide bundle: four insightful collections that will add to your bookshelf and quality of life. The Monocle Guide to Better Living is an upbeat survey of products and ideas built to treasure and last. Multifaceted perspectives on the world of work today are extolled in The Monocle Guide to Good Business. The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes tells you how to turn a house into a home where lives unfold. How to Make a Nation: A Monocle Guide provides a global perspective on the distinct qualities of nations. Finally, The Monocle Guide to Drinking & Dining offers insight on how to make the most of your food. These five books are as indispensable as they are motivating. Based in London and acclaimed the world over, Monocle has delivered a unique briefing on global affairs, business, culture, and design since it was founded by Tyler Brûlé in 2007. Alongside the magazine, Monocle has created a 24-hour…

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Interior Design Feel at Home in a Scandinavian Interior (5)
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Interior Design: Feel at Home in a Scandinavian Interior

Interior Design: Feel at Home in a Scandinavian Interior – Northern Delights reveals why hardly any other interior or product design is so timeless, so functional, so aesthetic, and of such high quality as that of Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. The book’s stunning selection of Scandinavian design ranges from individual products to skillfully staged living spaces. Although it also presents iconic designs, the book focuses on the work of young talents who are consciously building upon local sustainable design traditions and further developing them in a way that is consistent, intelligent, and reflects an unerring sense of style. Northern Delights showcases classic, minimal, rustic, and pop styles that are united by their simplicity, functionality, and love of light. The included examples show how the grains of different woods, the clarity of colored glass, the cheery colors of fabrics and patterns, and the overall quality of craftsmanship contribute to creating simple, inviting, and very comfortable spaces. Whether the featured work was created for residences, offices, or any other rooms, in a Scandinavian interior, everyone feels at home. If the goal were to build a house in which everyone would like to live, the architect would likely be Italian, the engineer…

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Interior Design Books: Contemporary Countrystyle Interiors

Interior Design Books: Contemporary Countrystyle Interiors – The raw charm of rustic farmhouses, the inviting ease of country homes: New Romance presents romantic interiors inspired by modernity. Soft palettes, natural materials, and corresponding accessories create an atmosphere that produces both warmth and comfort. From country house to chalet, New Romance highlights the charm and grace of interiors. Soft classic tones and unfinished woods provide the look and feel of dreamy antiquity. Mudrooms and breezeways bring the bright airiness of rustic outdoor spaces within the walls of beautiful homes and residences. The classic lines and traditional textures nestled within a palette of pale greys and rosé tones add to the visual storyline: soft and sophisticated, nostalgic and contemporary. New Romance features the impeccably stylized and the casually comfortable whilst providing creative insight and inspiration for established interior designers, quixotic stylists, and those undertaking their own DIY projects. This romantic collection presents an array of desirable and divine dream homes. How to Create a Reading Nook: Keep following Best Design Books for the latest book reviews and the most amazing design books and magazines! Follow Best Design Books on Pinterest! You may also like these articles: Coveted Magazine Special Edition: Design Hotels Around…

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Fashion Icons Ideas to Copy from Modern Royal Fashion (2)
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Fashion Icons: Ideas to Copy from Modern Royal Fashion

Fashion Icons: Ideas to Copy from Modern Royal Fashion – The Queen choice of outfit, and every modern royal in the public eye, is governed by an intricate set of ‘rules’ and numerous practical requirements that would defeat most women. Yet as the authors of this fascinating history reveal, ‘dressing for the job is a challenge that some royal individuals have developed to a high art’. Historic Royal Palaces’ senior dress curator Deirdre Murphy and former curator Cassie Davies-Strodder have picked seven prominent royal women who understood the intricacies of royal dressing, and with the help of brilliant designers and talented stylists, developed a unique style. Each elegant modern royal receives her own, lusciously-illustrated chapter: Queen Alexandra, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, The Queen, Princess Margaret, Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cambridge, a young royal whose style influence is now so powerful that she only has to be photographed briefly in an off-the-peg dress for it to sell out across the country in seconds. Historic Royal Palaces Enterprises Ltd is the trading arm of the charity, and all profits from retail sales are gift-aided to the charity. Paperback 120 pages 210×250 mm Over 140 illustrations. How to…

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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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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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