Architecture & Design (280)

A Beautiful Mess

ISBN: 9783832734985

Author: Claire Bingham    Publisher: TeNeues

Learn to mix patterns and collectibles with confidence Step inside inspiring, eclectic, and maximalist homes Decorating tips, tricks, and ideas to try from styl...


Learn to mix patterns and collectibles with confidence Step inside inspiring, eclectic, and maximalist homes Decorating tips, tricks, and ideas to try from style maverick   A far cry from the calm simplicity of Scandinavian interiors or bare-room minimalism, now there is a bold alternative: the motto is “more is more” and ‘individuality’ the key word. From highly-decorated interiors that are jam-packed with fabulous objects, to cool and cultivated apartments that are wonderfully unkempt, design writer Claire Bingham takes a tour around the world’s most exciting, free-spirited abodes where the interiors dazzle and half-measures aren’t allowed. Filled with prints, patterns, and curios, these homes will undoubtedly inspire readers to unleash their creativity. Celebrating the ornate, wild, and whimsical, this beautifully-illustrated book includes loads of great decorating advice and ideas to steal. In contrast to the life-changing magic of tidying, for these creative home owners messy is good. Bye, bye minimal. Say hello to houses that are full of life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm


$89.99
Magical Geometry

ISBN: 9789881470393

Publisher: Gingko Press

Geometry has become a key element of the visual language of contemporary art and design, with designers often leaning to its striking, distinctive look to conve...


Geometry has become a key element of the visual language of contemporary art and design, with designers often leaning to its striking, distinctive look to convey both energy and elegant simplicity. Magical Geometry sources projects from outstanding professionals and design teams from around the world to show how the best designs are utilizing striking geometric visuals in contemporary brand strategies. Projects featured include product packaging, posters, business cards, visual brand identities, interior design, and even clothing that all stand out while remaining on-trend, using geometric patterns and shapes in bold new ways to enrich their overall design.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2016


$89.99
The Building

ISBN: 9783037784983

Author: Jose Araguez    Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers

For nearly fifty years “the building” has primarily been viewed as a means rather than an end within architectural history and theory. This volume presents...


For nearly fifty years “the building” has primarily been viewed as a means rather than an end within architectural history and theory. This volume presents an alternative to that trend by reconceiving it as a central discursive category in its own right. Contributors—including architects and academics from world-renowned institutions—offer insightful discussions of key architectural structures conceived in Europe, Asia, and the U.S.A. over the last three decades. In doing so they propel architectural thinking’s importance as a domain of knowledge. Further, in exploring those structures through a number of questions both intra- and meta-disciplinary, this book suggests ways in which buildings can trigger conceptual frameworks whose influence extends well beyond architecture. A balanced text-to-image ratio caters to readers in both practice and academia.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 416


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2016


$110.00
Hostels : A revolutionary new concept

ISBN: 9788416500314

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

In this book we have presented what we feel are some of the best hostels from around the world, based on a combination of their interior design, comfort and ser...


In this book we have presented what we feel are some of the best hostels from around the world, based on a combination of their interior design, comfort and services. Some of them even offer discotheques, terraces, restaurants or reading rooms…. The majority of the establishments shown are located in major cities, although some are in rural settings. There are hostels in historic buildings, such as the old Medical Science University in Amsterdam or a 200 year old Venetian palace, while others are situated in modern buildings or converted houses…but all are locations catering for the many travellers who do not mind sharing a room.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 13-09-2016


$49.99
Upcyclist

ISBN: 9783791349503

Author: Antonia Edwards    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Upcycling goes upscale in this beautiful, elegant, and global collection that showcases what today’s designers are creating out of yesterday’s materials. U...


Upcycling goes upscale in this beautiful, elegant, and global collection that showcases what today’s designers are creating out of yesterday’s materials. Upcycling is the process of transforming seemingly low value items into something new. Today’s upcyclists are creating stunning furniture, lighting, and art objects that combine values of superb craftsmanship and design with ideas of how “waste” can be both inspiring and informing. While the environmental and financial benefits of upcycling are readily acknowledged in Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors, the designers and makers profiled show how the practice can result in pieces that are as aesthetically exciting as anything created using only raw materials. Based on the author’s popular website, this book features hundreds of creations from an international collection of today’s most exciting designers. It is organized by material, with chapters dedicated to wood, metal, glass and ceramics, textiles, plastic, paper, and mixed media. Reclaimed tree branches and barn doors are transformed into exquisite pieces of furniture; bicycle chains into chandeliers; t-shirts into rugs; saris into upholstery. Filled with an enormous range of materials and objects, this unique book will inspire any designer or design-conscious consumer to incorporate upcycling into their creative practice or interior design projects.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


$95.00
The Hinterland

ISBN: 9783899556636

Publisher: Gestalten

Escaping from the city and the everyday. Making a home within the forest’s foliage. Using architectural remains as a foundation for a new retreat. These are t...


Escaping from the city and the everyday. Making a home within the forest’s foliage. Using architectural remains as a foundation for a new retreat. These are the makings of many daydreams and the realities present in The Hinterland. For, even if it only lasts a moment, we all need a change of scenery. Cabins provide that coveted change. Located on mountain tops, nestled in villages, or ensconced in lush forests, The Hinterland showcases homey hide-outs and charming cabins from shelter to domicile. These getaways free us from the distracting and unessential, and offer to put us back in touch with nature and reclaim our own inner peace. Thoughtfully crafted and built, the stories behind these structures are just as curious as the walls themselves. Through portraits of the inhabitants and their invitingly inventive homes, The Hinterland explores architecture and design approaches to creating works that refresh and revitalize amidst the beauty of nature. With the right materials and mindset, this stirring collection reveals that we can all create our own radiant refuge and follow the call of The Hinterland.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2016


$120.00
Africa Rising

ISBN: 9783899556414

Publisher: Gestalten

The African artistic spirit extends far beyond the canvas and studio; a new wave of African creatives is on the rise and making a name for itself in design, fas...


The African artistic spirit extends far beyond the canvas and studio; a new wave of African creatives is on the rise and making a name for itself in design, fashion, photography, and architecture across Africa and abroad. While the colors, patterns, and crafts are profoundly rooted in African tradition, young designers infuse their creations with a delightfully discordant edge making them contemporary, unique, and truly pieces of African design. Africa Rising calls stereotypes and archaic clichés into question. A comprehensive portrait of Africa manifests from marrying Peter Mabeo’s furniture made from indigenous wood or Nobukho Nqaba’s body of photographic work that handles the themes of migration and foreignness through the clever use of every day objects or the publicly-minded architecture of David Adjaye with the up-and-coming threads of Selly Raby Kane’s energetic fashion line or the soundscapes of Spoek Mathambo’s Fantasma that fix Bantu lyrics to computerized beats. Insightful essays from experts and artisans contextualize each portrait and provide insight into talented pioneers, outstanding projects, and the way craft can be a catalyst for social and economic developments. The volume is co-edited by Design Indaba: a multifaceted design platform that garners worldwide critical acclaim for their annual design conference held in Cape Town. Africa Rising celebrates the way art strengthens and unifies cultures and, most importantly, invokes the multi-faceted richness of Africa. Explore Africa’s worldwide ripple effect of inspiration, creativity, and artistic community.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2016


$135.00
Modern Living Scandinavian Style

ISBN: 9783832734183

Author: Claire Bingham    Publisher: TeNeues

Decorating an interior―one that is simple, functional, cosy and calm, with no piece of furniture unloved or overlooked―is a tall order. It should be conveni...


Decorating an interior―one that is simple, functional, cosy and calm, with no piece of furniture unloved or overlooked―is a tall order. It should be convenient, space-saving and beautifully put together so that it enhances the chores of everyday life, whilst looking good too. What is it about Scandinavian design that does this so well? In Modern Living Scandinavian Style, design writer Claire Bingham escapes to the Nordic nations with this inspiring and practical guide to creating feel-good interiors that are pared-back yet characterful. But it’s also a book full of practical tips―including easy updates and decorating solutions for the homemaker wanting to make their space brighter and better. Want to know how to achieve an elegant limewood floor? This book shows you how. Each chapter explores the design ideas and pieces that make up every room, revealing decorating secrets to recreate Nordic chic. Inspired by modern and classic Scandinavian design, learn how to introduce a dash of Scandi into your home. The effortless and timeless Scandinavian look will never go out of style.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2016


$89.99
Modern Living Chalet Style

ISBN: 9783832734206

Author: Claire Bingham    Publisher: TeNeues

Home has become the most important source of comfort for many people. Rarely have people invested so much money in furniture and decorating. A comfortable home ...


Home has become the most important source of comfort for many people. Rarely have people invested so much money in furniture and decorating. A comfortable home furnished with natural materials, warm colors, and soft textiles, a place that exudes a ski-vacation feel―Modern Living Chalet Style shows you how to bring that look into your home. It’s hard to find another style as elegant, yet cozy, as this one. Whether you use antiques, natural finds, artwork, or designer pieces to implement it, the chalet style is very flexible and can range from rustic/traditional to elegant/modern. It is always inviting, whether you want to curl up with a good book or entertain a big group. The most beautiful chalet interiors will provide inspiration, and possibly make you want to book a vacation. Author Claire Bingham shares the tips and tricks you can use to create this cozy chalet feel in your own home, even if you live nowhere near the mountains!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2016


$89.99
Andrew Martin Interior Design Review Volume 20

ISBN: 9783832734251

Author: Andrew Martin    Publisher: TeNeues

As in previous volumes, this year’s 20th edition of the annual Interior Design Review promises to raise the bar yet again on the world’s most innovative int...


As in previous volumes, this year’s 20th edition of the annual Interior Design Review promises to raise the bar yet again on the world’s most innovative interior design. Who will feature and who will win the coveted Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year Award 2016? As an encyclopedic compendium filled with international trends, this publication is an unbeatable source for creative professionals. As described by The Times, ‘the Oscar of the interior design world.’


Bind: hardback


Pages: 512


Dimensions: 235 x 317 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2016


$115.00
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