Walls & Molding
How to Care for Old and Historic Wood and Plaster
Paperback ISBN: 0471144320
How to Care for Old and Historic Wood and Plaster What are the best methods for removing stains from wood finishes? How can you determine the type of finish on your molding? How can you repair the cracks in your plaster cornice? You've been told you have "alligatored paint": what is it and what can you do about it? . Answers to these questions and hundreds more are found in this detailed guide to caring for and reviving old wood and plaster walls and moldings. Carefully shaped woodwork, delicate plaster molding and colorful painted finishes give unique character to the interiors of old buildings. Walls and Molding describes the history of these key features and clearly explains how to save and repair them. Written for homeowners and others responsible for the care of buildings from 50 to 250 years old, and based on the principles of preservation expressed in the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings, this authoritative handbook offers practical advice for all aspects of caring for old wood and plaster walls and molding. Detailed methods are included for diagnosing, cleaning, repairing and reconstructing wood panels and molding as well as patching and replastering walls -- all stressing the three-pronged approach of the National Park Service: repair, replace and, only as a last resort, re-create. The book includes extensive charts on finishes, wood and plaster problems, and safety precautions. Combining a look at past building techniques and modern rehabilitation procedures, Walls and Molding focuses on what can be done to preserve and enjoy the special interiors in old and historic buildings. Some 300 photographs and drawings, helpful checklists, a glossary of wall treatment terms, a suggested reading list and official preservation guidelines followed nationwide provide further ideas and guidance for planning an appropriate rehabilitation in your old or historic building.
This Green House
Home Improvements for the Eco-Smart, the Thrifty, and the Do-it-Yourselfer
Paperback ISBN: 158479786x
Just the thought of “going green” can make you feel blue. Trying to live sustainably sounds like a whole lot of work and a whole lot of deprivation. Well, Josh Piven aims to both shrink your carbon footprint and soothe your eco-anxiety. In a guidebook that’s as funny as it is practical, Piven shows you how to green every room of the house—and have a good time doing it. Projects range from the playful (raising trout in your swimming pool) all the way to big-time, serious home alterations (installing a root cellar) that will have your neighbors green with envy. Don’t fret if you’re not a natural wrench-turner: Most of Piven’s suggestions are inexpensive, totally approachable, and accompanied by clear illustrations. This Green House is likely to be the most entertaining homeowner’s manual you’ve ever used.
Sticker Nation 2
The Big Book of Subversive Stickers
Paperback ISBN: 1934708089
Advertising is Pollution!, or so says a popular bumper sticker. So what does that make stickers? SMASH PROCRASTINATION MUTE THE COMMERCIALS UNCLICKABLE MIX BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE NOBODY OWNS YOU COLLABORATE I REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM WE LEARN BY TEACHING DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ DEBUG THE VOTE Srini Kumar, the unstoppable force behind StickerNation.com and Unamerican.com, returns with a second blockbuster collection of over four hundred all-new stickers. In 1994, while working the swing shift at the Kinko’s in Menlo Park, California, Srini Kumar made a name for himself as one of the most popular sticker artists in the world. People everywhere have cracked up hysterically at the witty wonder of his one-man rebellion. His first “Big Book of Subversive Stickers” was an immediate hit and has sold out after a third and final printing, making it an in-demand collector’s item. This all-new second volume of stickers once again makes these cult favorite slogans available to the general public in a collectible format. Use them, save them, give them away—they’re so cheap you can buy multiple copies of the book and still be spending less than buying just a few stickers on their own. Srini Kumar holds a degree in sociology from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the owner of the popular websites Unamerican.com and StickerNation.com. He lives in Los Angeles and is the founder of Metanotes.
Graphic Design 1920
Trade Paperback ISBN: 1856693457
R. Roger Remington begins by discussing the emergence of Modernism and its major historical influences, including European avant-garde art movements, technology, geopolitical issues, popular culture, educational innovations such as the Bauhaus, architecture, industrial design, and photography. The heart of the book brings together the key works of mid-century Modernism, presenting them chronologically from the 1930s to the 1950s. The final section shows the impact of and reactions to these Modernist influences as graphic design in America matured into the 1960s and beyond.
How to Be the Best Bubblewriter in the World Ever!
Paperback ISBN: 1856697614
How to Be the Best Bubblewriter in the World, Ever!, shows you how to create your own hand-drawnletters. The book contains over 70 alphabets, inspired by everything from hairy monsters to butterflies, insects to ice cream. Each double-page spread contains both the alphabet and an illustration that brings it to life. This book is designed to stimulate the creative minds of children of all ages.
Young House Love
243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update, and Show Your Home Some Love
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1579654789
Design ideas for every style, skill level, and budget, from the beloved couple behind YoungHouseLove.com This debut book by bloggers Sherry and John Petersik is filled with hundreds of fun, deceptively simple, budget-friendly ideas for sprucing up a home. With two home renovations under their (tool) belts, 5 million blog hits per month, and an ever-growing audience since the launch of Young House Love in 2007, Sherry and John are home-improvement enthusiasts primed to pass on a slew of projects, tricks, and techniques to do-it-yourselfers of all levels. Whether an experienced decorator or a total novice, on a tight budget or with money to spend, any homeowner or apartment dweller will find ideas for his or her own home makeovers here. Learn to trick out a thrift-store mirror, spice up plain old roller shades, "hack" your Ikea table to create three distinct looks, and so much more. Packed with 243 tips and ideas—both classic and unexpected—every project pictured was exclusively executed for the book (so there are no photos that you've already seen on the blog). With more than 250 photographs and illustrations, this is a book that readers will return to again and again for the creative projects and easy-to-follow instructions in the relatable voice the Petersiks are known for. Adding a little wow factor to your home has never been more fun!