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TOP Architecture & Interior Design Magazines you have to know

We want to share with you the top decorating magazines from all corners of the planet and this article we’ll give you a list of some of the best Architecture & Interior design magazines you have to know. The architectural world is amazing and there’s so much to learn and much to admire. Every building, even if you think otherwise, is a complex work made by visionary people that create fantastic designs. With these publications you’ll find everything you need to know about architecture, architects, buildings and interior design. Architectural Digest This is the interior design/architecture bible. In this fantastic magazine you can find beautiful projects through fantastic photographs. One of the most important features in the magazine is the AD100: a list of the best architects and interior designers of the world. Dwell Magazine This magazine writes about both interior and exterior designs. It’s a modern looking magazine that has a fantastic presentation. In here you will find the great projects and alternative ways to build a home. Wallpaper Wallpaper magazine combines art, architecture and lifestyle. It’s a magazine where you can see the latest modern designs, the work of fantastic designers but also cars, travel destinations and so much more.. Luxe…

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FASHION

Louis Vuitton – The birth of modern luxury

The first in-depth portrait of one of the world’s best-known luxury brands, this elegant volume traces the remarkable history of the House of Vuitton, which has been making practical but stylish luggage, handbags, and accessories for more than 150 years. Written with full access to the company’s archives, the book itself demonstrates Louis Vuitton’s passion for fine design in a stunning array of archival art, historical images, product designs and sketches, and cutting-edge advertising. Author Paul-Gerard Pasols, former communications director and longtime consultant to Louis Vuitton, explores the company’s tradition of quality and innovation in the context of sweeping changes in society, art, culture, fashion, and, above all, travel. Examining the life and times of the company’s first three leaders-founder Louis (who invented the modern trunk), his son Georges, and his grandson Gaston-the text focuses on the firm’s development under their guidance. It also discusses Vuitton’s explosive growth toward the end of the 20th century, including the 1987 merger with Mokt-Hennessy that made it part of LVMH, the world’s largest luxury goods company, and spurred the expansion of its boutiques to more than 300 locations in 50 countries around the globe.

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Hue by Kelly Wearstler

I decided to study the book properly as I was looking for two things: some colour inspiration for what to do with our awkward purple sofa and how to develop a signature style. On first glance Hue appears to be little more than a brochure of interiors designed by Kelly Wearstler. Many people who have bought this book have complained that there are no captions, tips or explanations to accompany the photographs and whilst I can understand this disappointment – I felt it myself – in some ways the lack of text adds to the sense of intrigue that her interiors create, in the same way that Kate Moss’ point blank refusal to explain her actions make her all the more fascinating. At the start of the book there is an interview with Kelly and to be honest I found more insight and inspiration here than can be found in the entirety of many design books. There are some real gems on how to find, collect and store inspiration and how to blur the boundaries between fashion, art and interior design. Kelly’s interiors play on scale and colour in a big way. Everything is oversized and every colour is ramped…

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FASHION

In Vogue: The illustrated History of the World’s Most Famous Fashion Magazine

In Vogue is a fascinating look at the history of the world’s most influential magazine. The complete compendium is illustrated with hundreds of covers and archival interiors of past Vogue editions, featuring the work of some of the twentieth century’s most respected artists, cover illustrators, and photographers—from Edward Steichen, Toni Frissell, and Erwin Blumenfeld to Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Helmut Newton, Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino, Steven Klein, Bruce Webber, and Herb Ritts. In 1909, an entrepreneurial New Yorker named Condé Nast took charge of a struggling society journal and transformed it into the most glamorous fashion magazine of the twentieth century. In Vogue traces the history, development and influence of this media colossus—from its beginning as a social gazette in the late nineteenth century, to the exploration of modern fashion photography and new visuals in the mid-twentieth century, to its status as the top style magazine today. The book explains the makings of the magazine—from runways, to editorial meetings, to the pages of Vogue. The thoroughly researched story incorporates first-person accounts, interviews with editors and photographers, and excerpts from stories written in the magazine by many world-renowned writers, including Truman Capote, Aldous Huxley, Richard Burton, Federico Fellini, and…

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LIGHTING

Miller’s Mid Century Modern

For lovers of mid-century interior design looking into adding the style to their homes, Judith Miller’s Mid-Century Modern: Living with Mid-Century Modern Design is an excellent guide. The book, which was published in November 2012, is a comprehensive guide to the style that has stood the test of time and still inspires modern decorators. For those who sigh over the clean lines of an Eames chair or the rounded swoops of Georg Jensen silver, this is a book to treasure. The book covers the most iconic designs and designers from the 1940s to 1960s providing information on the development of different innovations in design, production methods, and materials. This era was particularly rich in change as more and more designers pressed the limits of what was possible. Furniture, ceramics, glass, metalware, interiors and textiles from the period are some of the most desirable collectibles on the market today. Miller’s guide has stand-alone feature pages highlighting the careers and influence of groundbreaking designers, including Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Robin and Licienne Day, Georg Jensen, Arne Jacobsen and many others. The book contains 500-plus photographs making it a must-have for collectors, designers and others looking for photo references. Miller began…

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