Ryan Korban

Ryan Korban
  • Author : Ryan Korban
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2014-04-15
  • ISBN : 9780062235749

Ryan Korban Book Review:

Ryan Korban has redefined luxury for a new generation, with an approach to interior design that infuses a timeless sensibility with a sense of lost romance, sex, fantasy, and a strong fashion influence. In this beautiful book filled with more than one hundred full-color photographs, the acclaimed interior designer, who is making a career of translating this aesthetic into elegant, comfortable interiors, shows readers how to achieve a sense of luxury in their homes that is at once glamorous and highly personal. Each of the book's seven thematic chapters focuses on a key component or influence that is essential to Korban's approach to decorating, and offers numerous sources of inspiration and innovative ideas. Every section also includes an introductory essay that explains his point of view on the subject, followed by a seamless flow of captioned images that expresses it in detail and from various visual perspectives. The photographs of spaces he has designed—including homes for celebrity clients—are complemented by images from fashion, advertising, fine art, and design that will inspire readers with their compelling juxtaposition and enhance the luxurious aesthetic. A Sources section listing Korban's go-to shops for everything from flowers to furniture rounds out this stunning book that is as alluring as the spaces featured within. With more than 100 full-color photographs throughout

Elements of Style

Elements of Style
  • Author : Erin Gates
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2014-10-07
  • ISBN : 9781476744889

Elements of Style Book Review:

From the rising-star designer and author of the hit blog, Elements of Style, a full-color, fully illustrated book packed with honest advice, inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned about designing a home that reflects your personality and style. Elements of Style is a uniquely personal and practical decorating guide that shows how designing a home can be an outlet of personal expression and an exercise in self-discovery. Drawing on her ten years of experience in the interior design industry, Erin combines honest design advice and gorgeous professional photographs and illustrations with personal essays about the lessons she has learned while designing her own home and her own life—the first being: none of our homes or lives is perfect. Like a funny best friend, she reveals the disasters she confronted in her own kitchen renovation, her struggles with anorexia, her epic fight with her husband over a Lucite table, and her secrets for starting a successful blog. Organized by rooms in the house, Elements of Style invites readers into Erin’s own home as well as homes she has designed for clients. Fresh, modern, and colorful, it is brimming glamour and style as well as advice on practical matters from choosing kitchen counter materials to dressing a bed with pillows, picking a sofa, and decorating a nursery without cartoon characters. You’ll also find a charming foreword by Erin’s husband, Andrew, and an extensive Resource and Shopping Guide that provides an indispensable a roadmap for anyone embarking on their first serious home decorating adventure. With Erin’s help, you can finally make your house your home.

The Versatile Home

The Versatile Home
  • Author : Emma McKelvie,Wendy Merry
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 2021-11-15
  • ISBN : 1739835107

The Versatile Home Book Review:

Today, the humble house is expected to be more versatile, fulfilling every aspect of our lives. The Versatile Home explores gorgeous spaces from where to work (in the Focus chapter), entertain (Gather), embrace our interests (Create), relax (Unwind), and rejuvenate ourselves in Recharge. Written by Interior Designer Emma Mckelvie and Artist Wendy Merry, The Versatile Home's unique approach is that it is written through the eyes of designer and client. It features many of Emma's projects, along with other beautiful homes. At the heart of The Versatile Home is Emma's toolkit, giving insider tips and advice on colour, pattern and texture, as well as guides on creating inspiration boards, styling surfaces and adding those all-important finishing touches. Her 'style star' will help you identify your interior preferences, arming you with the confidence and knowhow to tackle your own design projects. Emma Mckelvie is a Stylist, Interior Designer and former Editor of interior glossies including Home Journal in Hong Kong. Her work has featured in British Elle Decoration, Living etc. and You magazine. She was also an art director and designer on TV shows including Grand Designs. Selling Houses and House Doctor. Her private commissions have taken her all around the world. She lives in the New Forest with her partner Chris, and their dogs Margo & Si. Wendy Merry had a successful career in business before moving to Lymington, Hampshire and setting up her own company, Cobbled Art. She is now an accomplished artist and lives with husband Bill and their two cats, Charley and Sox.

Victorian Brick and Terra-Cotta Architecture in Full Color

Victorian Brick and Terra-Cotta Architecture in Full Color
  • Author : Pierre Chabat
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 168
  • Relase : 2012-08-02
  • ISBN : 9780486136707

Victorian Brick and Terra-Cotta Architecture in Full Color Book Review:

Rare portfolio of 541 beautiful full-color architectural drawings illustrating the imaginative use of brickwork and terra-cotta appliqués in Victorian revival styles. 682 illustrations. Captions. Publisher's Note.

Anouska Hempel

Anouska Hempel
  • Author : Anouska Hempel,Marcus Binney
  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Pages : 289
  • Relase : 2015-03-03
  • ISBN : 9780847845071

Anouska Hempel Book Review:

"Anouska Hempel is the founder and creative force behind Anouska Hempel Design, her London-based studio that is invovled in architecture, interior, product, graphic, and landscape design on four continents. This book is a window onto the creative mind of Hempel, one of today's most celebrated and influential designers. The book explores the sources of her inspiration and presents tetailed surveys of her luxurious yet idiosyncratic designs. Its lavish spreads showcase her signature brand of comfortable luxury that combines grand "big picture" views with attention to the smallest detail. Most famous for her three significant and groundbreaking boutique hotels - Blakes London, Blakes Amsterdam, and the Hempel - she brings a sense of high style and understated extravagance to anything she touches." -- Inside front book jacket flap.

Decorating in the Grand Manor

Decorating in the Grand Manor
  • Author : Carleton Varney
  • Publisher : Shannongrove Press
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2014-01-16
  • ISBN : 0985225610

Decorating in the Grand Manor Book Review:

"Everything's grand" says decorator extraordinaire, Carleton Varney. After over forty years in the interior design business, Varney opens his archive and brings together his favourite large-scale luxury decorating projects, including an Irish country man

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Indonesia

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Indonesia
  • Author : Robert W. Hefner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2018-01-03
  • ISBN : 9781317242215

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Indonesia Book Review:

Few countries as culturally rich, politically pivotal, and naturally beautiful as Indonesia are as often misrepresented in global media and conversation. Stretching 3,400 miles east to west along the equator, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world and home to more than four hundred ethnic groups and several major world religions. This sprawling Southeast Asian nation is also the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country and the third largest democracy. Although in recent years the country has experienced serious challenges with regard to religious harmony, its trillion-dollar economy is booming and its press and public sphere are among the most vibrant in Asia. A land of cultural contrasts, contests, and contradictions, this ever-evolving country is today rising to even greater global prominence, even as it redefines the terms of its national, religious, and civic identity. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Indonesia offers an overview of the modern making and contemporary dynamics of culture, society, and politics in this powerful Asian nation. It provides a comprehensive survey of key issues in Indonesian politics, economics, religion, and society. It is divided into six sections, organized as follows: Cultural Legacies and Political Junctures Contemporary Politics and Plurality Markets and Economic Cultures Muslims and Religious Plurality Gender and Sexuality Indonesia in an Age of Multiple Globalizations Bringing together original contributions by leading scholars of Indonesia in law, political science, history, anthropology, sociology, religious studies, and gender studies this Handbook provides an up-to-date, interdisciplinary, and academically rigorous exploration of Indonesia. It will be of interest to students, academics, policymakers, and others in search of reliable information on Indonesian politics, economics, religion, and society in an accessible format.

Carrier and Company

Carrier and Company
  • Author : Mara Miller
  • Publisher : Vendome Press
  • Pages : 248
  • Relase : 2015-09-22
  • ISBN : 0865653208

Carrier and Company Book Review:

We often joke that Jesse and Mara are like contributing editors to my own private magazine. Both at Vogue and at home, they always bring a grand vision to the table along with invaluable expertise and an impeccable eye. It continues to amaze me that they managed to turn a series of broken-down barns into a wonderful compound for my family. Anna Wintour Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, the principals of Carrier and Company Interiors, are a husband-and-wife design duo who create rooms that are a confident mix of timeless and contemporary design familiar and fresh at once. Always refined and sophisticated, the Carriers work ranges in style from elegantly traditional to luxuriously minimalist. Their rooms often features subtle patterns and neutral palettes punctuated by bursts of exuberance and unexpected mixes of high and low, old and new. Whether decorating a sprawling country house or a Tribeca loft, a winter home in Florida or an apartment in a converted New York printing house, the Carriers mission is to connect people with place and combine their tailored, carefully edited and curated approach with the clients collections, artwork, taste and personality, creating exquisitely detailed yet comfortable and personalized spaces. Illustrated with some 275 full-colour photographs and featuring a foreword by Anna Wintour, Carrier and Company: Positively Chic Interiors introduces the reader to the Carriers unique aesthetic and shows why they are the designers of choice for so many of Americas most discriminating arbiters of taste. It will undoubtedly be the standout decorating book of the year.

Parish-Hadley Tree of Life

Parish-Hadley Tree of Life
  • Author : Brian McCarthy,Bunny Williams
  • Publisher : ABRAMS
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2015-10-06
  • ISBN : 9781613128817

Parish-Hadley Tree of Life Book Review:

A lushly illustrated look inside the interior design firm that set the standard for America’s finest homes—serving the Astors, the Kennedys, and more. Starting in the 1960s, one name was synonymous with gorgeous interior design and luxurious, stylish home décor: Parish-Hadley Associates, who were commissioned by some of the most prominent families in the country, from the Kennedys to the Astors, Rockefellers, and Gettys. In this “must-have addition to your design library,” thirty interior designers relate in detail their personal experiences working at the firm, accompanied by images they have chosen of their own work, past and present, illustrating how their careers have been shaped by the industry-changing partnership between Sister Parish and Albert Hadley (Architectural Digest). “You can’t say ‘Parish-Hadley’ without tipping your cap toward the revered interior firm that’s inspired the design community since the ’60s. . . . Here, 30 renowned designers revisit lessons learned from the iconic duo. Take notes!” —USA Today

Rental Style

Rental Style
  • Author : Chelsey Brown
  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Pages : 178
  • Relase : 2020-05-19
  • ISBN : 9781510758131

Rental Style Book Review:

The Must-Have Guide for Renters and Small-Space Dwellers Rental Style, which doubles as a decor piece and handy design guide, shows readers how to decorate and organize small, rented spaces on a budget. The book will cover all home development stages from searching for a rental home to decorating and organizing it. Many people are reluctant to design their spaces due to renter restrictions, which leaves homes bland and boring. Rental Style will erase that unease and demonstrate how you can turn a rented space into a home using temporary, creative tricks that won’t drive landlords crazy. Rental Style will demonstrate how to “renovate” a rental through clever design and budget-friendly tips and hacks on the following topics: Beating the stress of finding a home Items to switch out when moving into a rental Furniture to invest in when living in a small home Decorating to maximize small spaces Myths many renters believe Removable products meant for renters Incorporating more seating into your smaller home Combating limited storage Ways to “renovate” a rental kitchen Hosting in a very small home And more! The budget and time-friendly tools, tips, and advice in this book will give readers the ability to stand out among the rest and revamp their rental spaces!

Belgian Masters in Contemporary Architecture and Interior Design

Belgian Masters in Contemporary Architecture and Interior Design
  • Author : Wim Pauwels
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2018-03
  • ISBN : 287550035X

Belgian Masters in Contemporary Architecture and Interior Design Book Review:

A portrait of the best architects and interior designers from Belgium and their works in a contemporary style.


  • Author : WILLIAM R. STANEK
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2018
  • ISBN : 812035009X


By Design

By Design
  • Author : Virginia McLeod
  • Publisher : Phaidon Press
  • Pages : 328
  • Relase : 2021
  • ISBN : 1838661875

By Design Book Review:

A richly illustrated, authoritative global survey of the best and most creative interior designers and decorators working today0Our surroundings are the key to our comfort and happiness, and we're endlessly inspired by the creative professionals that show us how to put a personal stamp on the spaces we inhabit. This gorgeous book is a timely, comprehensive showcase of the most exceptional, innovative, and groundbreaking interior designers working today, nominated by an esteemed group of industry experts and thoughtfully curated to demonstrate why the world of interior design continues to raise the bar of creative practice.0Nominators include: Felix Burrichter, Aric Chen, Amy Fine Collins, Francisco Costa, Ronnie Fieg, Marianne Goebl, Laila Gohar, Niki Haas, Gert Jonkers & Jop van Bennekom, Lorena Mosquera, Hanya Yanagihara, and Rachel Zoe.0Featured designers include: Beata Heuman Ltd, Kelly Wearstler Studio, Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, Neri & Hu, Norm Architects, Romanek Design Studio, Studioilse, Studio KO, Studio Shamshiri, Faye Toogood, and Vincent Van Duysen.

Nancy Braithwaite

Nancy Braithwaite
  • Author : Nancy Braithwaite
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 2014-10-14
  • ISBN : 9780847843619

Nancy Braithwaite Book Review:

Interior designer Nancy Braithwaite’s long-awaited first book is a striking tutorial in the power of simplicity in design. In the world of interior design, Nancy Braithwaite is known for her single-minded devotion to the principle that has guided her work for more than forty years: simplicity. Braithwaite’s work is luxuriously minimalist, its beauty inextricably tied to its Shaker-like purity. While her work varies from art deco to country, the underlying rules remain the same: every element should strive to be simple and powerful without compromise, and every room must have a level of power that comes from commanding scale, repetition of elements, subtleties of color, or the sheer beauty of forms. In Braithwaite’s world, excess is not opulent. Simplicity is opulent. Braithwaite takes the reader deep into her singular vision. Divided into five sections, the book begins with her manifesto on simplicity and the aspects of design used to achieve it, including architecture, scale, color, texture, pattern, and composition. She then presents three categories of style—country, classic, and contemporary—and explains and illustrates each with iconic rooms from her portfolio. Finally, she presents several houses as case studies, displaying the power of these principles in action and emphasizing the importance of craftsmanship in design, from a stunning modern seaside retreat on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, to her unforgettable country house in Atlanta.

'Us and Chem'

'Us and Chem'
  • Author : Blondey McCoy
  • Publisher : Heni Publishers
  • Pages : 52
  • Relase : 2019-03-19
  • ISBN : 191212212X

'Us and Chem' Book Review:

"Blondey addresses and confronts issues relating to mental health, in particular the country's treatment of depression and anxiety in young people and the overreliance on prescribed antidepressants. The artworks with their mirror backgrounds (here reproduced on foiled paper) constantly change depending on their surroundings, the audience and the angle from which they are viewed, creating a dynamic, interactive experience"--Publisher's website.

Gilles & Boissier

Gilles & Boissier
  • Author : Dorothée Boissier,Patrick Gilles
  • Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
  • Pages : 226
  • Relase : 2021-09-07
  • ISBN : 9780847868537

Gilles & Boissier Book Review:

The French design duo Gilles & Boissier presents their sumptuously chic interiors and the artistic inspirations behind them. In 2004, Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier—partners both at work and in life—founded their Paris-based interior design studio and furniture line, Gilles & Boissier. The maturity of their style, their simple yet sophisticated aesthetic, and the cinematographic compositions of their interiors allowed the brand to quickly ascend and gain reputation. Front-page designers in the world of interiors, they create projects for private clients and luxury brands all over the world. A unique celebration of their approach to contemporary design, this debut monograph centers on the duo’s love of art, and how this shared passion has inspired their interiors. The designers present the inspirations behind their must renowned projects: the much-lauded Baccarat Hotel in New York is an ode to sensual, maximalist style; a palatial private residence on Italy’s Lake Como emerges as a study of classical beauty; while a traditional French vacation home in Biarritz comes alive amidst lively pieces by Wolfang Tillmans, among others. Part interior design monograph, part art book, this new volume will appeal to anyone with an interest in visual arts and stylish French interiors.

For the Love of White

For the Love of White
  • Author : Chrissie Rucker
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2019-11-26
  • ISBN : 9780063002241

For the Love of White Book Review:

Create calming, peaceful spaces in your home with white and neutral tones with the first home decorating book from The White Company, published as this much-loved brand celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary. “The thing about white is that it goes with everything, it is a canvas for life, whoever you are and whatever your tastes. You just can’t beat it.”—Chrissie Rucker Whether you live in a tiny city apartment, a rambling country cottage or an elegant town house For the Love of White offers the definitive book on decorating with white and neutral ones. From room schemes for light, bright family kitchens and calming bedrooms to the all-important finishing touches—this is a book to be inspired by again and again. Illustrated with specially commissioned photography by leading interiors photographer, Chris Everard and organized into three sections—Country, Town and Coastal—the book provides both the advice and the inspiration needed to transform your home.

From 'stone-age' to 'real-time'

From 'stone-age' to 'real-time'
  • Author : Martin Slama,Jenny Munro
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 270
  • Relase : 2015
  • ISBN : 1925022420

From 'stone-age' to 'real-time' Book Review:

There are probably no other people on earth to whom the image of the 'stone-age' is so persistently attached than the inhabitants of the island of New Guinea, which is divided into independent Papua New Guinea and the western part of the island, known today as Papua and West Papua. From 'Stone-Age' to 'Real-Time' examines the forms of agency, frictions and anxieties the current moment generates in West Papua, where the persistent 'stone-age' image meets the practices and ideologies of the 'real-time' - a popular expression referring to immediate digital communication. The volume is thus essentially occupied with discourses of time and space and how they inform questions of hierarchy and possibilities for equality. Papuans are increasingly mobile, and seeking to rework inherited ideas, institutions and technologies, while also coming up against palpable limits on what can be imagined or achieved, secured or defended. This volume investigates some of these trajectories for the cultural logics and social or political structures that shape them. The chapters are highly ethnographic, based on in-depth research conducted in diverse spaces within and beyond Papua. These contributions explore topics ranging from hip hop to HIV/ AIDS to historicity, filling much-needed conceptual and ethnographic lacunae in the study of West Papua.

Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist

Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist
  • Author : Houston Curtis,Dylan Howard
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 216
  • Relase : 2020-03-24
  • ISBN : 9781510762176

Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist Book Review:

“Right out of the gate, the entire game was designed to empty the pockets of those rich, celeb-loving LA suckers.”—Houston Curtis Leonardo DiCaprio. Alex Rodriguez. Tobey Maguire. Ben Affleck. Matt Damon. John Cassavetes. What do these people have in common? Not just fame and fortune; all these men are also alumni of the ultra-exclusive, high-stakes poker ring that inspired Aaron Sorkin’s Oscar-nominated film, Molly’s Game. But Houston Curtis, the card shark who co-founded the game with Tobey Maguire, knows that Sorkin’s is the whitewashed version. In Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist, Curtis goes all-in, revealing the true story behind the game. From its origins with Maguire to staking DiCaprio’s first game, installing Molly Bloom, avoiding the hookers and blow down the hall, and weathering the FBI investigation that left Curtis with a lien on his house, this is the no-holds-barred account of the world’s most exclusive Texas Hold ’Em game from the man who started it—with all the names and salacious details that Molly’s Game left out. With the insider appeal of Rounders, more A-listers than Ocean’s 11, and the excitement of The Sting, Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist is the untold, insider’s story that makes Molly’s Game look tame.

Keith Haring Journals

Keith Haring Journals
  • Author : Keith Haring
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2010-01-26
  • ISBN : 9781101195611

Keith Haring Journals Book Review:

Keith Haring is synonymous with the downtown New York art scene of the 1980's. His artwork-with its simple, bold lines and dynamic figures in motion-filtered in to the world's consciousness and is still instantly recognizable, twenty years after his death. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition features ninety black-and-white images of classic artwork and never-before-published Polaroid images, and is a remarkable glimpse of a man who, in his quest to become an artist, instead became an icon. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.