In a hectic world of mass-produced food, clothing, and entertainment, it's easy to miss out on the simple pleasures of doing things for yourself. Young web designer Jenna Woginrich chronicles her adventures as she learns to embrace the idea of self-sufficiency in all aspects of her life, including sewing her own clothes, growing her own food, and creating her own fun outside of the mainstream. Woginrich's hilarious, heartbreaking, and soul-satisfying journey will bring joy and inspiration to those who dream about a more independent lifestyle.
This is a dual-purpose, two-in-one book that opens with a strong inspiration section of ideas for garage organization and use, then adds a fully developed how-to section that includes a range of step-by-step projects, ranging from the installation of basic shelving and storage features, to complete follow-along sequences showing the construction of three different garage styles from the ground up.
Advertising is Pollution , or so says a popular bumper sticker. So what does that make stickers?
- SMASH PROCRASTINATION
- MUTE THE COMMERCIALS
- MIX BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE
- NOBODY OWNS YOU
- 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 allnew 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 oneman 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 indemand collector's item. This allnew 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.
Structured thematically, with each chapter covering a specific genre of magazine, this book looks at the heydays of world-famous magazines. It considers the methodology, motivations and aims of the art directos and designers behind the best magazine covers.
Great ideas for outdoor entertaining spaces and practical guidance on how to get the project built right.
Outdoor cooking and dining at their best:
Design ideas that will make outdoor meals more relaxing, carefree, and fun
The latest on equipment and materials
Creature comforts that extend the season
Step-by-step DIY projects, plus how to get the most out of contractors
Inspiration comes easy with extended photo galleries that show the best projects being built today
"How to Build" takes a detailed look at the construction process for outdoor kitchens both simple and elegant
"Finishing the Look" provides the shopping data on grills, countertops, pizza ovens, and much more ...
If you're from the "I don't know zip about color - but I know what I like" school of color theory, this book's for you. You won't find color wheels or lectures on color harmony here . . . just 500+ tried-and-true color combinations derived from actual design work - posters, packages, even giftware - created over the past century by designers, artists and color experts. You'll find historical color combinations from the Victorian period, Art Deco era, Far-out Sixties, Rave craze - plus current color combinations, such as limited color, "bad color" and much more. Even if you don't know what you're looking for, you'll know it when you see it here.It's not just what colors you use, but how you use them. That's why the color combinations in this book are arranged in simple, sample layouts rather than pages of out-of-context swatches. Complete with color formulas in CMYK, these layouts show you which colors work for backgrounds, borders, type, outlines, panels and small text, so you can easily adapt them to your designs.
The most up-to-date, complete, and useful guide to home repair a homeowner can have.
With more than 350 projects and 2300 photos, virtually every home repair challenge is covered.
Deluxe Edition includes a handy hardware chart
This new edition of the classic Black & Decker(R) Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair now includes a durable washable flex cover that makes the book ideal for use on the homeowners work site.
Added to this edition is a homeowners convenience kit, including peel-and-stick reminder stickers and labels to help you tag your calendar with home maintenance reminders, keep track of furnace and appliance maintenance, index your circuit-breaker box, organize your tool collection, and more.
- Includes more than 350 projects
Tricia Guild is the queen of color. Her new palette of calmer, cooler colors is in perfect harmony with a contemporary lifestyle. Divided into chapters based on color groups, White Hot demonstrates the application of this new range of subtle hues in a selection of homes in urban and rural settings, deconstructing each room to explain the choices made. White Hot aims to show how to develop a personalised color palette to use at home, to bring more passion, beauty and individuality into your life.
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.