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The Thoughtful Gardener: An Intelligent Approach To Garden Design

The Thoughtful Gardener – In The Thoughtful Gardener, Jinny Blom shares her insight into the creative process she has developed while designing more than 250 gardens around the world. Jinny believes that garden design should lead from a house and its context. And today, Best Design Books is going to show everything about this amazing book!       For her, the design is more a matter of intelligence and appropriateness than imposing a particular style. As such, Jinny’s approach, which she demonstrates in this book in the many and varied gardens she has created, can be applied to any garden in any situation.     The reader can take inspiration from Jinny’s principles and apply them to their own garden, whatever the shape, size of plot or aspect, to create a garden that will work for them and their situation, giving enormous satisfaction for years to come.   “No garden can comfortably survive without a strong skeletal structure. Having walked the site and breathed in its character it is time to set to work with pencil and paper and consider the bones. Drawing a plan by hand evokes every aspect of the developing garden in your mind’s eye. The pace…

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Interior Design Trend: Mid-Century Modern Style

Mid-Century Modern Style – Mid-Century style has never been so in as now. In interior design, materials such as wood, brass, leather, and velvet are key to adding mid-century style into your home decor. You’ll find tones of gold, Brown, navy blue and the typical orange and red are simply the best choices to add that touch of The Great Gatsby’s luxury in your life. Today, Best Design Books brings you the best of this amazing trend and some interior design inspirations.  Written By Ema Glória   The truth is that mid-century modern design has never really gone out of fashion, and it’s no wonder since it’s easy to live with and it’s a look that can be combined carefully with other styles. To a unique style you need unique items, choose a few different items in different shapes and colors, and you will get a perfect mid-century look. So to add it into your home, nothing like an Ellen Dining Chair, perfect for your dining room. The final step of getting your mid-century modern decor right is accessorizing. We suggest you the Kleo Cushion, a piece of art with a timeless soul. With a very uniform palette of colors, this rug stands out for the harmony between different elements, a perfect match between…

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Book review: Vintage Cars

The timeless beauty of antique automobiles elicits an emotional reaction, and avid collectors will spend millions on vintage models for the nostalgia they evoke. Another luxury edition by Assouline for design and cars lovers. A model’s value is a combination of its rarity and also the quality and pride of craftsmanship with which cars were once built.   Featuring exquisite photography of premium models by renowned photographer Laziz Hamani, Vintage Cars is a tribute to the great automobiles of the past and the undeniable fascination they hold for many passionate collectors today. The author Former executive director of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, and a Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance judge for twenty-five years, Ken Gross has been the guest curator for seven critically acclaimed exhibitions of significant automobiles in fine art museums across the United States. Along with those exhibitions’ catalogs, his books include Hot Rods and Custom Cars: Los Angeles and The Dry Lakes; Art of the Hot Rod; Hot Rod Milestones; The Illustrated BMW Buyer’s Guide; andFerrari 250GT SWB. The author of Behind the Headlights, an acclaimed SPEED/TV series, Gross also co-wrote Rockin’ Garages with Tom Cotter. He’s a recipient of the Automotive Hall of Fame…

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The essential guide: Design of the 20th Century by Taschen Books

Charlotte&Peter Fiell have written numerous Taschen books,including1000 Chairs, Design of the 20th Century, Industrial Design A–Z,Scandinavian Design, Designing the 21st Century, Graphic Design for the 21st Century,1000 Lights and Contemporary Graphic Design. They also edited Taschen’s Decorative Art series and the 12-volume domus 1928-1999. From Art Noveau to minimalism and everything in between Design of the 20th Century (published by Taschen) shows clearly that the previous century was marked by momentous changes in the field of design. Aesthetics entered into everyday life with often staggering results. Our homes and workplaces turned into veritable galleries of style and innovation. From furniture to graphics, it`s all here – the work of artists who have shaped and recreated the modern world with a dizzying variety of materials. From the organic to the geometric, from Art Deco, through to Pop and High-Tech, this book contains all the great names – Harry Bertoia, De Stijl, Dieter Rams, Philippe Starck, Charles and Ray Eames, to name only a very few. This essential book is a comprehensive journey through the shapes and colors, forms and functions of design history in the 20th century. An A-Z of designers and design schools, which builds into a complete picture of contemporary living. Lavishly illustrated, this is design in the fullest sense. “This is…

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Gardens are for Living: unique outdoor design book ideas

Judy Kameon has twenty years of experience as a landscape designer in Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in Garden Design, House & Garden, Dwell, The New York Times, Vogue, and Sunset. Jonathan Adler is an interior decorator and author of 100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life. Judy Kameon firm Elysian Landscapes, is known for their liveable gardens, full of color, texture, and of equal importance to Kameon, spaces to entertain, eat, play, and relax. Homeowners are curious to know her secrets for how to transform a tired garden into a welcoming outdoor room. Gardens Are for Living: Design Inspiration for Outdoor Spaces (published by Rizzoli), is Kameon’s first book and came out this year. “The book is a densely packed, playful, and easy-to-penetrate read. Kameon’s generously shared with the world what she’s been sharing with her friends and clients for years: how she does it, what her process is, and where she gets her inspiration.” Gardenista Bring the indoors outdoors with these inspiring design ideas. Gardens should be spaces that invite gathering, entertaining, and relaxing-gardens are for living. This is the philosophy behind Judy Kameon’s design, and it reflects a shift in the way people today relate to the areas around their homes. Kameon has developed a unique style…

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Dezeen Book of Interviews by Dezeen

The new book of Dezeen, Dezeen Book of Interviews (published by Dezeen), include conversations with 45 leading figures in architecture and design and will be launched on 20 May during Clerkenwell Design Week. A follow-up to the hugely successful Dezeen Book of Ideas, Dezeen Book of Interviews features some of the most talented and inspiring people from the global design scene that we have interviewed for Dezeen over the years. Interviews include architects David Adjaye, Rem Koolhaas, Neri Oxman, Richard Rogers and Neri & Hu, designers such as Hella Jongerius, Thomas Heatherwick, Ron Arad, Ilse Crawford and Marc Newson, as well as a host of influential figures from the worlds of  technology, fashion, art and more. Each interview has been comprehensively revisited and re-edited for the book, which includes a lot of material that has never been published before.  If you can don´t miss the opportunity to attend the book launch.   Source: Dezeen

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101 Hotel Lobbies, Bars & Restaurants by JOI-Design

101 Hotel Lobbies, Bars & Restaurants by JOI-Design  – 101 Hotel Lobbies, Bars & Restaurants (published by Braun Publishing), is the second release in the “101” book series by interior architecture specialists Corinna Kretschmar-Joehnk and Peter Joehnk. Following the duo’s comprehensive analysis of guestroom design in 101 Hotel Rooms, this new English language reference guide explores public spaces in hospitality venues through examples drawn from the diverse international portfolio which JOI-Design, their Hamburg-based studio, has built in its 20-year history. See also: Book Presentation: Piet Boon Styling by Karin Meyn with Video The hotel lobby as reception area and gathering place is one of the most important and prestigious areas of a hotel. Initial contact with guests is made in this public space and it plays a major role in determining whether they will feel at home during their stay. In the same way as a restaurant or bar, the lobby serves a double function – it offers relaxation and communication. This volume uses selected international projects by Corinna Kretschmar-Joehnk and Peter Joehnk to present a wide spectrum of different ways to design these key areas of a hotel. The various design concepts from these two renowned experts create authentic locations with their own,…

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Better Homes & Gardens: Decorating Book

When it comes to decorate your home, Better Homes and Gardens Decoration is one of the tittles to look for. They have been around for several years and set themselves as a reliable resource for those who look to have a modern, stylish, up to date home decoration. In this book you can find information about the new trends, furniture arrangement, colors, design, lighting and much more.  It is a guided tour through the several rooms of your home illustrated with lots of photos so you can visualize all the ideas you can find on this book. It covers every budget range and will definitely become your “how-to” book on decoration. There are several videos on the internet where the information and tips you see on the books are applied to real life. Here is the link to one of them.

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