Home & Garden (114)

Bohemian Residence

ISBN: 9783899559293

Publisher: Gestalten

From vertical living to upscale townhouses, these city abodes showcase inviting and innovative metropolitan interiors and lifestyles. Around the world, more and...


From vertical living to upscale townhouses, these city abodes showcase inviting and innovative metropolitan interiors and lifestyles. Around the world, more and more of us are moving to cities and establishing our homes there. The urban landscape offers a multitude of enticing options: from cozy apartments to chic duplexes to historic townhouses. Whether it be Sao Paolo or Stockholm, Tokyo to Toronto, urban environs influence choices of furniture, accessories, and interior design – perhaps even as much as the character of the inhabitants. This book takes readers across the thresholds of these contemporary dwellings. Conversations with those who outfit the spaces with those who live within the lavish domiciles paint a narrative of modern materials and classic style. Bohemian Residence’s detailed portraits provide a tantalizing tour through contemporary interiors in cities worldwide.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 25-08-2017


$120.00
Take A Bath

ISBN: 9783899559170

Publisher: Gestalten

An oasis within the home: contemporary bathroom design that can be simultaneously luxurious and functional. Where can you start your morning routine and unwind ...


An oasis within the home: contemporary bathroom design that can be simultaneously luxurious and functional. Where can you start your morning routine and unwind and relax at the end of a long day? The Bathroom. It can be a sanctuary within one’s own four walls or a place to pause before rushing out of the door. From the utilitarian to the luxurious and from the Victorian-influenced to the modern, these rooms are also showcases from stunning design. Whether looking for resourceful solutions for a guest bathroom or rich details to add to a decadent master bath, one is sure to find inspiration within the pages of Take a Bath. Examples from large firms and smaller designers pair with conversations with those who create the practical and splendid spaces.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 25-08-2017


$120.00
Railway Houses of New Zealand

ISBN: 9780908573950

Author: Bruce Shalders    Publisher: New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society

The previously untold story of New Zealand’s iconic railway houses, of which more than 3,700 are dotted around the New Zealand landscape. As New Zealand Railw...


The previously untold story of New Zealand’s iconic railway houses, of which more than 3,700 are dotted around the New Zealand landscape. As New Zealand Railways pushed the rail network about New Zealand, opening new country for development, a challenge presented itself to house railwaymen in country areas where infrastructure didn’t exist or was newly formed. Railways only alternative was to construct houses for their employees. Initially part of the Public Works Department responsibilities, eventually an Architectural Branch within New Zealand Railways was formed under George Troup. This development lead to new designs of railway houses, a design that was to become symbolic in the New Zealand landscape. To manufacture these houses, Railways set up a sawmill and special factory in Frankton, kit-setting houses, delivering them by rail as parts packs and ultimately erecting them about the country. As well as far-flung reaches of the railway system, Railways ended up developing “model” railway settlements at places as diverse as Otahuhu, Newmarket, Frankton, TeKuiti, Taumarunui, Ohakune, Taihape, Palmerston North, Napier, Eastown, Kaiwharawhara, Christchurch, Arthur’s Pass, Otira, Dunedin and other places around the country. These houses were supplemented in later years by newer designs. This book covers the housing scheme, sawmill and house factory, the railway settlements, the maintenance programme, the house numbering system, and as a railwayman and his family, what it was like living in a railway house, and how railway families interacted socially, often located in distant isolation from towns and cities. The book closes with Government’s exit from railway house ownership in the 1990s and a chapter on the railway house survivors that have been lovingly restored by current owners. Complementing the text is a lavish selection of black and white and colour images from the era and current day. Railway houses and the nearby railway environment where they were located are extensively featured.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 142


Dimensions: 273 x 213 x 20 mm


Publication Date: 04-09-2017


$49.99
Clever Solutions For Small Apartments

ISBN: 9788416500598

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

Household organization is complicated, and the basic steps to attaining rooms which are uncluttered yet have everything within arm’s reach usually lie in choo...


Household organization is complicated, and the basic steps to attaining rooms which are uncluttered yet have everything within arm’s reach usually lie in choosing good storage options. All resources come into play when conceiving and designing functional and versatile rooms that adapt to their inhabitants and lend a coherent decor to the whole, all to one’s personal taste. This book explores various storage solutions for apartments of different sizes. It is structured from the lowest to the highest available surface, and they all have aspects in common: the style of each house, the space available, the entrance of light and how to take advantage of it, and finally the color.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2017


$49.99
Appetizer

ISBN: 9783899559309

Publisher: Gestalten

Pastel colors, hyper-realistic murals, indoor jungles, curved and luxurious couches, golden accents, and soft light. Designers, architects and restaurateurs tra...


Pastel colors, hyper-realistic murals, indoor jungles, curved and luxurious couches, golden accents, and soft light. Designers, architects and restaurateurs transform a night out at a restaurant into a unique and memorable experience. An array of interiors creatively correspond with each particular menu’s offerings: flower shops that serve coffee amongst the blooms; art galleries that mix the best cocktails in town; shoe boutiques that double as dessert bars. Appetizer visits fashionable bars, tasteful eateries, cozy cafes, and everything in between. Exquisite room concepts are realized with unusual ideas and materials, and experts showcase how to create dream rooms in dining realms. Within Appetizer awaits a range of inspiration for all who wish to satisfy their visual hunger.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 29-09-2017


$120.00
The Self Sufficiency Handbook

ISBN: 9781620082348

Author: Alan & Gill Bridgewater    Publisher: Companion House

Worried about ever-rising fuel bills and longing for the day when you can be off-grid and independent? Anxious about the quality of the food you eat and plannin...


Worried about ever-rising fuel bills and longing for the day when you can be off-grid and independent? Anxious about the quality of the food you eat and planning to go organic? Yearning to get back to the way it was but don't know where to start? This book will show you how to achieve the eco-friendly good life. The authors cover the ecological gamut from geothermal heating to crop rotation to soap making. They answer important questions like how much land is really needed to be self-sufficient, whether or not to depend entirely on natural forms of energy, and which farm animals will best meet your needs. There’s practical information here on building an insulated flue pipe chimney, identifying edible wild plants and composting with worms—as well as recipes for jams, rhubarb wine, cheeses and more. Packed with full-colour photographs, helpful illustrations and diagrams, The Self-Sufficiency Handbook will appeal to urban dwellers who want to adopt certain aspects of greener living and to serious adherents of back-to-basics living.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 10-11-2017


$39.99
Living in Style: The New Art Deco

ISBN: 9783961710935

Author: Claire Bingham    Publisher: TeNeues

What does a contemporary Art Deco interior look like to you? Is it glittering and cabaret-like, featuring marabou trims, sequin scales, and striking chevron str...


What does a contemporary Art Deco interior look like to you? Is it glittering and cabaret-like, featuring marabou trims, sequin scales, and striking chevron stripes? Or is it elegance personified in the manner of a Marlene Dietrich trouser suit—soft and well-tailored, but accessorised dramatique? Through jewel-like furnishings that light up the room, ornate mirrors as beautiful as brooches, simple Japanese-style lighting, and bold, curvaceous furniture shapes, join design journalist Claire Bingham as she tours the most sumptuous, modern day Deco interiors—at home, on holiday, in restaurants and bars. Spanning ritzy venues to sublimely-styled houses, Living in Style The New Art Deco is all about 21st century Deco-inspired interiors—vivid, glamorous, polished, and self-assured. With chapters focusing on all facets of the Art Deco look, including designers, design details, paint palettes, and Art Deco accessories, this gorgeous interiors book opens the door to exclusive, charismatic, contemporary Deco spaces and offers abundant Art Deco design ideas and inspiration for beginners and experts alike. Vintage photographs contextualize the featured interiors, showcasing the icons of Art Deco that have immortalized the era and style. From 1920s and 1930s trendsetters swathed in silks and furs to swanky Dimore Studio-designed salons, this book celebrates the enduring appeal of a halcyon design age as modern and desirable as it is elaborate and luxurious.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 23-03-2018


$115.00
Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects

ISBN: 9781580118002

Author: Penny Swift    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

This homeowner's guide shows you how to build 35 useful and attractive outdoor features to enhance your yard and garden. Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects ...


This homeowner's guide shows you how to build 35 useful and attractive outdoor features to enhance your yard and garden. Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects is the ultimate resource for constructing a wide variety of professional-looking, stylish structures, using stone, brick, wood or water. With step-by-step instructions and clear color photographs, all you need is basic equipment and easy-to-learn skills. Projects include stone paths, garden archways, Japanese stone gardens and bamboo fountains, raised and free standing brick planters, pavers, decorative screen walls, rustic benches, and much more. Each project is accompanied by detailed information on which tools to use, exactly what materials are required, how long it will take to make, and the level of difficulty involved, along with handy tips and time-saving techniques.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2018


$44.99
Insiders and Company

ISBN: 9783899559361

Publisher: Gestalten

When it comes to the world of crafts, it is not unexpected to hear conversations reminiscing about the good old days. It is a familiar fallacy, but these days p...


When it comes to the world of crafts, it is not unexpected to hear conversations reminiscing about the good old days. It is a familiar fallacy, but these days people are on the hunt for quality. Straying from a path of finding someone to perform a quick fix, people are searching for objects that will stand the test of time. From the hand-woven rugs of La Manufacture Cogolin in France to the elegant custom-built cabinets of Copenhagen’s Københavns Møbelsnedkeri or to the tale of Cristina Celestino’s ceramic and porcelain tiles, whether reviving traditional skills or experimenting with modern techniques, these specialists all share a passion for crafting of the highest tier. Who specializes in marble inlays, and who is the go-to for a bespoke stool? And just where can these stunning designs be found? Insiders and Company reveals how high-end furnishings are made, shows you where to acquire them, and proves that the world of artisanship is more exciting today than ever. Meet the craftspeople and designers that pair traditional processes and modern materials to redefine the modern standard with a nod to the past. Embrace the good old days: the present day.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2018


$120.00
Get It Together

ISBN: 9783791383705

Author: Orlando Soria    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Move aside, Martha. Out of the way, Oprah. Pack your bags, Amy Sedaris. There’s a new lifestyle guru in town! After getting his start years ago on HGTV, Orlan...


Move aside, Martha. Out of the way, Oprah. Pack your bags, Amy Sedaris. There’s a new lifestyle guru in town! After getting his start years ago on HGTV, Orlando Soria has made his way to the upper strata of the blogosphere with Hommemaker, his blog about home décor, art, style, and life. His distinctive voice—funny, confessional, and honest—has made him the Dan Savage of millennial homemaking. Now he brings together his most original, endearing, and irreverent advice in one gorgeous book that will help readers out of all kinds of tight spots—whether it’s throwing a dinner party when you’re broke, hanging art like a gallery owner, or preparing your home for an unwanted guest. In sections on interior style, design, “Homme Life,” DIY, and general life lessons, Orlando offers advice on topics such as “How to Make Non-Garbagey Flower Arrangements” and “How to Deal with a Soul-Sucking Breakup.” He helps readers problem solve, avoid rookie mistakes, and choose a wall color that won’t make them puke. Photographer Zeke Ruelas’s stunning images accompany Orlando’s tips on designing for dudes, making your own coffee table, and decorating a kid’s room. Whether you’re short on cash or have money to burn, Orlando’s unique and highly contagious take on life will inspire, comfort, and reassure you that anyone can Get It Together!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 215 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 13-04-2018


$89.99
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