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Book Review Nendo - Interior Design Book from Japan
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Book Review: Nendo – Interior Design Book from Japan

Book Review: Nendo – Interior Design Book from Japan – The epitome of contemporary design from Japan that is also setting the tone for design’s future on the global scene. Oki Sato founded nendo in Tokyo in 2002. Since then, it has become one of the most sought-after design studios worldwide. The name nendo is Japanese for modeling clay. It is indicative of the studio’s playful, yet rational approach. Nendo: 10/10 is a comprehensive monograph of the studio’s work. Each of the book’s ten chapters showcases one of nendo’s design principles. Chapters explore, for example, nendo’s compelling approach to multiplying, linking, concealing, balancing, magnifying, and folding. Featured projects include vibrant store concepts and mystically inspired exhibition spaces as well as sculptural furniture pieces, home accessories, and design objects. Nendo’s impressively clear, yet intriguingly sophisticated work not only represents the epitome of contemporary design from Japan, but also sets the tone for design’s future on the global scene. See also: Our House in the City: New Urban Homes and Architecture There are few design studios worldwide that can deliver projects of such consistently high quality as the Japanese studio Nendo. Expertly melding architecture and interior, product, and graphic design with sculpture and installation,…

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Interior Design Books: Kaleidoscope, Living in Color and Patterns

Interior Design Books: Kaleidoscope, Living in Color and Patterns– A stunning collection of expressive interiors that meld sophisticated colors and patterns to create unique urban living spaces, that’s what you can find in this new book Kaleidoscope, Living in Color and Patterns. Interiors can be loud again. More and more people are turning to high-contrast spaces with brilliant wall colors and patterned sofas. Our rooms can look how we feel. Leaving unifying trends behind, today’s cutting-edge interior design focuses on creating personal concepts customized to individual inhabitants. Unique pieces and eccentric combinations are both used to set the scene in eye-catching ways. Kaleidoscope is a showcase of surprisingly different residences that range from the beautiful to the bizarre. While some of the featured examples are reminiscent of time capsules and others of film sets, all of them defy categorization. The book offers inspiration for anyone bold enough to re-imagine interior design in any way they can think of. The editors are: Sven Ehmann, Robert Klanten and Victoria Pease and the release date, April 2016. Format the format is 24 × 30 cm and the book features full color, hardcover and 288 pages. See also: Good Books to Read: Bahia Style Interior Design Books: 100 Interiors Around the…

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Good Books to Read: Bahia Style

Best Design Books presents another example of a great interior design book that will inspire our projects.  The history of Brazil began in Bahia in 1500—and even today this vibrant state, still the heart of the country, combines the cultures of the Indios, Portugal and Africa. This book takes you to the breathtaking beauty of the Atlantic coast and inside houses designed with a Love of detail—nestling in this landscape as if they always belonged there. From a simple beach bungalow or a typical fazenda to a sophisticated residence: tudo bem in Bahia – everything is good in Bahia. The photographer – Tuca Reinés is a native and resident of Sao Paulo. For over 20 years, he has been a frequent contributor to magazines such as Vogue, Casa Vogue Brasil, and Wallpaper*, among others. He is the photographer of several architectural books and his work has also appeared in many publications, including TASCHEN’s Seaside Interiors and Great Escapes South America. The editor – Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN from 1987 to 2010, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle. About the series – More bang…

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Book Review: Interiors by Marcel Wanders 

Regarded by many as an anomaly in the design world, Marcel has made it his mission to “create an environment of love, live with passion and make our most exciting dreams come true.” His work excites, provokes, and polarises, but never fails to surprise for its ingenuity, daring and singular quest to uplift the human spirit, and entertain. Marcel Wanders’ distinctive output combines a flair for the theatrical with a unique understanding of space that has vaulted him into the top ranks of contemporary design. His interiors projects range from iconic hotels like the Mondrian South Beach in Miami, to fairy-tale private residences in Amsterdam, Mallorca, and Jakarta. Developed integrally with his product design, Wanders’ spaces incorporate a romantic, monumental sensibility that has redefined interior design. Marcel Wanders: Interiors features work from four continents including highly acclaimed designs for the Morgans boutique hotel chain (Thor restaurant in the Hotel on Rivington in New York) and the London flagship for Mandarina Duck.  See also: Book review: Coca-Cola Deluxe Ice Slipcase The interiors developed by Marcel Wanders combine the everyday with the extraordinary. These inspirational sources have been harnessed to create an unprecedented interior design volume. In his designs Marcel often mixes innovative…

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Interior design Books A History of Interior Design
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Interior Design Books: A History of Interior Design

Interior design Books: A History of Interior Design – This time Best Design Books will present you a singular book about interior design history in more than 6000 domestic and public spaces. Interior designers experts like John Pile always inspire us to make interesting book reviews. This is an interior design book that tells us with details A History of Interior Design with a space in time that has more than 6000 years of domestic and public space represented. This is a fourth edition of the book that was released for the first time in August 2013 and it includes an inspiring new chapter about twenty-first-century interior design and also a revised chapter on the late twentieth century. ________________________________________________________________________ You may also like: A MIX OF INTERIOR DESIGN AND NATURE IN A COLORFUL HOME ________________________________________________________________________ Inside the pages of this amazing design book you will find: construction, architecture, furniture, decoration, technology and product design, always in an inspiring and descriptive way. All these issues get together in a impressive narrative that goes from cave dwellings and temple architecture, through Gothic cathedrals and Renaissance palaces, to the grand civic spaces of the nineteenth century and the sleek interiors of modern skyscrapers. Concerned…

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A mix of interior design and nature in A Colorful Home_Susan Hable
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A mix of interior design and nature in A Colorful Home

Creative lively palettes from every room, that’s what Susan Hable offers to you in this amazing book full of ideas. Susan Hable  is the author and one of the most talented interior designers when it comes to use the colors. Rinne Allen, a photographer based in Athens, was the photographer and John Derian, a New York based artisan, wrote the foreword of this interior design book. Color combinations from nature and art in an inspiring interior design book.  Interior designers have a unique way to look to our daily ambiences and holds unexpected color combinations that can be unique when  incorporated into the design of a home.  Susan Hable is amazing showing us how to discover color in the everyday, creating dynamic palettes for stunning interior spaces. The book A Colorful Home is perfect to teach interior designers how to  decorate in a colorful way, inspired by natural hues of autumn leaves or bright confetti . With a luscious photography, A Colorful Home is the perfect tool to interior designers know how to transform the colors and bring them to life in amazing rooms. _______________________________________________________________________ You may also like: THE CRAFT AND THE MAKERS * GESTALTEN NEW RELEASE _______________________________________________________________________ Susan Hable…

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Elle Decor Book: Inspiring Ideas from the World's Chicest Rooms
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Elle Decor Book: Inspiring Ideas from the World’s Chicest Rooms

Michael Boodro is the editor in chief of ELLE DECOR, and the book is written with the editorial team at the magazine. Ingrid Abramovitch is the senior editor/writer at ELLE DECOR and the author of Restoring a House in the City. This book (published by Harry N. Abrams) showcases more than 220 stunning rooms selected by the editors of ELLE DECOR, the magazine that is the last word on exciting, cutting-edge, and eclectic style from around the world. A must for any decorating and design buff, it shows readers how to bring the flair, glamour, and individuality of the world’s chicest spaces into their own homes. The rooms, which range from extravagant living spaces to sleek, state-of-the-art kitchens, baths, and dressing rooms, are organized into distinctive yet reader-friendly categories: “Classical,” “Fanciful,” “Functional,” and “Personal.” “What the Pros Know,” which occurs throughout the pages, presents insights, ideas, and practical advice from top interior designers, architects, and homeowners. Every chapter also incorporates “Anatomy of a Room”—in which the magazine’s editors explain how to make the inspiring ideas a reality. Packed with beautiful color images by today’s top interiors photographers, straightforward tips, and ingenious pointers from top design talents Steven Gambrel, Kelly Wearstler, and a host of others, The Height of Style brings the magazine’s distinctive,…

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Building beauty by Michael S. Smith: create the perfect house

Designer and author Michael S Smith is considered one of the design industry’s most respected talents, with an international profile of residential and commercial clients. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including multiple times on Architectural Digest’s “AD 100” list. He has also been named “Designer of the Year” by Elle Decor. The author of three previous books, The Elements of Style, Houses, and Kitchens and Baths, his projects have been featured in many noted publications. In 2010, Smith was appointed by President Obama to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House. The newest book Building Beauty (published by Rizzoli) from acclaimed designer Michael S Smith is an in-depth look at how to create the perfect American house. Michael S Smith transformed an ordinary house and its outbuildings into an extraordinary suite of rooms that display the best of this design superstar’s work. As he walks the reader through its myriad rooms and gardens, explaining each decision made. Smith provides a complete, invaluable up-to-date design vocabulary that every homeowner and design aficionado is keen to know, from the initial renovation plans to the finishing details, indoors and out. Interviews with the architect, Oscar Shamamian, the landscape…

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10 most coveted places around the world

Gypset Travel By Julia Chaplin Julia Chaplin’s gypsy caravan makes its second stop with the upcoming launch of her latest book, Gypset Travel (Assouline). Following the success of her 2009 Gypset Style, Chaplin takes readers to her 10 most coveted places around the world for you to relax, explore…and be the envy of all your friends. Chaplin is a modern day Talitha Getty,  exploring the magical hidden enclaves that are haunted by gypsy jet-setters, a.k.a. gypsetters – the portmanteau she coined while first covering these chic nomads. Her book meanders through such places as Lamu, Kenya; José Ignacio, Uruguay; and Todos Santos, Mexico. The pages are filled with lush photos of glamorous bohemian hideouts and personal stories and tips from Chaplin and her cohorts.  Not only are the interiors and architecture a perfect example of boho-luxe living, but the outfits worn by Chaplin’s subjects define what she calls “understated glamour and experimental luxury” – a heady mix of ethnic influences, delicate fabrics and clashing prints. Gypset Travel was launched at the Crow’s Nest on Montauk (another one of the book’s featured locations). For even more gypset style, head to Chaplin’s blog to see her travel notes and her hippie couture line of apparel and home wares.

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