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Interior Design

Decoration Book: Creative Tables, the Special Edition

Decoration Book: Creative Tables, the Special Edition – Rose Fournier has a knack for fun, creative, and transformative table decoration. The settings in Creative Tables: Whimsical Place Settings forgo expensive tableware and accessories in favor of elements found in the typical home. Learn how pasta can become a whimsical centerpiece or step onto the set of an Audrey Hepburn movie adorned with classic pearls and red roses. Each exciting scene is so different from the one before, it’s easy to forget they were all created with the same set of dishware—and of course, the menu always complements the decor. The art of table decoration enters the unexpected with Rose Fournier’s original designs. The third generation in a family of Swiss-French transformative decorators, Fournier has a knack for fun, creative entertaining without the fuss of endless shopping. The whimsical settings in Creative Tables forgo expensive tableware and accessories in favor of elements and ingredients already found in the typical home. Enjoy the charm of a centerpiece created with a book by Voltaire, discover the versatility of various types of pasta as an artful replacement for flowers, and step onto the set of an Audrey Hepburn movie adorned with classic pearls and…

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FASHION

Fashion Book: The Glamour of Dior By Yves Saint Laurent

Fashion Book: The Glamour of Dior By Yves Saint Laurent – Dior by Yves Saint Laurent is the second volume in an unprecedented series of books devoted to each designer of a couture house, the ultimate compendium of the most memorable haute couture creations conceived and handcrafted by the renowned house of Dior since its inception. Carefully conserved in the world’s great museums and institutions, these fashion treasures have been photographed and exclusively compiled for this indispensable collection. Of all the great Parisian couture houses, Dior is perhaps the most famous and prestigious in the world, embodying Christian Dior’s sublime vision of femininity, which Saint Laurent elaborated and evolved into the beginning of the tumultuous decade of the 1960s. Featuring beautiful photographs by Laziz Hamani, this impressive volume encompasses Yves Saint Laurent’s most iconic haute couture designs for the house of Dior, from the Trapèze silhouette of his debut Spring-Summer 1958 collection to the beatnik inspiration for Autumn-Winter 1960. Esteemed fashion journalist Laurence Benaïm eloquently recounts details and anecdotes behind more than 30 selected pieces, providing profound insight into Saint Laurent’s inspirations, influences, and vision for the evolution of the house of Dior. Journalist and writer Laurence Benaïm is the…

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Art

Art Book: Johannes Vermeer Complete Works

Art Book: Johannes Vermeer Complete Works : This book brings together the complete catalogue of Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675), presenting the calm yet compelling scenes so treasured in galleries across Europe and the United States into one monograph of utmost reproduction quality. With new photography of many works, Vermeer’s restrained but richly evocative repertoire of domestic actions—ranging from letter writing to music making to preparations in the kitchen—unfolds in generous format. Numerous details emphasize the artist’s remarkable ability not only to bear witness to the trends and trimmings of the Dutch Golden Age but also to encapsulate an entire story in just one transient gesture, expression, or look. In his lifetime, Vermeer’s fame barely extended beyond his native Delft and a small circle of patrons. After his death, his name was largely forgotten, with works outside of Holland even misattributed to other artists. It was not until the mid-19th century that Vermeer came to the attention of the international art world, which suddenly looked upon his narrative minutiae, meticulous textural detail, and majestic planes of light, and spotted a forgotten master. Today, Vermeer’s works have inspired a New York Times best seller and a film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth…

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Coveted Magazine Special Edition Design Hotels Around the World (12)
Interior Design

Coveted Magazine Special Edition: Design Hotels Around the World

Coveted Magazine Special Edition: Design Hotels Around the World – Coveted Magazine has finally a new issue available and one of the most awaited section of this luxury magazine is the News & Trends Worldwide that gathers the latest products, launches, collections and design events starred by the most luxury brands. And the 7th edition of Coveted Magazine is no exception. -> Fill out the form here to grab your free copy! Nowadays, a hotel should be an idealized version of our homes and looking for inspiration on the world´s best hotels is one of the smartest steps to take when (re)decorating a house. Coveted decided to satisfy the reader’s search for ideas & inspiration while offering, at the same time, some unbelievable and idyllic travel destinations. From the USA to Asia or even South Africa, Coveted offers you a unique set of some of the best Hotels from the “four corners” of the world. In this Coveted special edition you can also find a handpicked selection of the best novelties and eye catchers from the renowned Salone del Mobile that are trending right now and will help you achieve beautiful interiors and also some ideas to help you bring…

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography Book: Linda McCartney’s Life and Photography

Photography Book: Linda McCartney’s Life and Photography – In 1966, during a brief stint as a receptionist for Town and Country magazine, Linda Eastman snagged a press pass to a very exclusive promotional event for the Rolling Stones aboard a yacht on the Hudson River. With her fresh, candid photographs of the band, far superior to the formal shots made by the band’s official photographer, Linda secured her name as a rock ’n’ roll photographer. Two years later, in May 1968, she entered the record books as the first female photographer to have her work featured on the cover of Rolling Stone with her portrait of Eric Clapton. She went on to capture many of rock’s most important musicians on film, including Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, The Who, The Doors, and the Grateful Dead. In 1967, Linda went to London to document the “Swinging Sixties,” where she met Paul McCartney at the Bag ’O Nails club and subsequently photographed The Beatles during a launch event for the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Paul and Linda fell in love, and were married on March 12, 1969. For the next three decades, until her untimely death, she devoted herself to her family,…

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Interior Design

Book Review: Barbra Streisand an Art Edition Book by Steve Schapiro

This Art Edition Book about Barbra Streisand has only 100 numbered copies (No. 1–100), each signed by Steve Schapiro. Comes with a numbered and signed gelatin silver print from the photographer’s cover shoot with Barbra for Harper’s Bazaar for its November 1972 issue.   In 1970 Barbra Streisand published a story in Life magazine titled “Who Am I Anyway?” It was the very question two leading photojournalists of the day—Steve Schapiro and Lawrence Schiller—were also asking as they photographed her during her first five years in Hollywood, working to get beneath the veneer and capture “the real Barbra.” Brimming with photographs—over half of which have never been published before—and stories behind the shots from Schapiro and Schiller, this is a must-have collection for any Streisand fan. All the best movies of Streisand’s first Hollywood decade are here: Funny Girl, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, The Way We Were, The Owl and the Pussycat, Up the Sandbox, Funny Lady, and A Star Is Born. So too are her loves, directors, confidantes, and costars: Elliott Gould, William Wyler, Sydney Pollack, Vincente Minnelli, Cis Corman, Omar Sharif, Kris Kristofferson, and, of course, Robert Redford. See also: Inspiring Modern Sofas in…

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Ebooks

10+ Modern Dining Tables in a Free eBook

Best Design Books brings you a selection of sophisticated modern diming tables in an inspiring free ebook. Download Now! The dining room is probably one of the hardest living spaces to decorate. And as we all know, functionality and beauty  can truly be enemies sometimes. When you need to take in consideration, the size, the lighting and functionality of the space it becomes especially difficult to  choose a furniture design  that conveys a unique look yet, is practical at the same time.   The dining room is a space that can be used for celebrating a special occasion, a space that is used to spend time with guests and family, a place to share a good meal. And for that, it is only compulsory to select the perfect dining table! For that reason today we decided to share with you an incredible source of inspiration – the 60 Modern Dining Tables Ebook. The ultimate compilation of modern dining tables from the world’s top brands and designers including Boca do Lobo and Philippe Starck  with a diversified range of styles, textures and colors. This eBook contains a curated selection of dining table designs within a simple and organized structure, where you can easily perceive the materials…

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