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

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

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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Architecture

Book Review: Tropical Interiors and ­Architecture – Living Under the Sun

The tropics are not only an address, but also a way of life. Living Under the Sun is a stunning showcase of modern tropical interiors and architecture that meld local design tradition and bold innovation in compelling ways. More than anywhere else on earth, the tropics demand an architecture that can bridge the gap between what is outside—sea, sand, sky, and sun—and what lies within. The villas, family homes, artists’ ateliers, beach shacks, and urban pieds-à-terre featured in the book embrace their outdoor surroundings to offer fresh, often surprising indoor possibilities that are ideally suited to their climates. The elegantly easy-going work featured in Living Under the Sun exemplifies how to create tranquil settings to soothe our hectic lives, regardless of our geographical location. Where is paradise: at the end of the earth or at home on the sofa? For many, the word paradise conjures up images of a sunny beach with palm trees. For others, it might mean pristine nature, a lively city with much to see and do, lazing in a hammock, or relaxing anywhere with a cool sea breeze. All of these versions of paradise can be found in the tropics. Tropical regions around the globe have…

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Art

The Craft and the Makers * Gestalten New Release

The Craft and the Makers * Gestalten New Release – Craftsmanship is an expression of quality, passion, and mindset. This book is a showcase of crafted products created by small manufacturers as Herve Van der Straeten, Boca do Lobo, Frank Leder and many more. A Book filled with Tradition and Attitude. A showcase of crafted products created by small manufacturers. Craftsmanship is in more demand than ever and small manufacturers are experiencing an overwhelming renaissance. We are increasingly looking for products that last and have their own histories; things that meld form, function, and emotion into a compelling entity. This desire will continue to shape our attitudes toward consumer and luxury goods as well as innovation for the foreseeable future. See also: Book Presentation: Piet Boon Styling by Karin Meyn with Video Boca do Lobo is one of the companies that inspired the book “The Crafts and the Makers”, more than ever, a symbol of exception, and perfection. Boca do Lobo results with the support of twenty-five talented artisans from the North of Portugal, the craftsmen have always drawn inspiration from its roots, its craftsmanship and its heritage to transmute tradition into creation. To make this sensual and poetic experience last forever, Boca…

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