In this manual, 15 young designers demonstrate
today's craft activities. With the right techniques and
materials you can create practical and visually
appealing objects for all sorts of contexts. The palette
ranges from fashionable accessories such as felt
handbags and jewellery by way of furniture ideas and table decorations to practical hints for daily life and
little surprises that can be created at lightning speed.
All the techniques are explained precisely, step by
step, and where necessary accompanied by patterns,
so that they can be easily executed even by
beginners. And the results are truly impressive!
Drawing upon an impressive array of original sources, this illustrated book offers a panoply of sketches, engravings and printed patterns, representing French interior design and decoration from the Baroque, Racoco, Louis Seize and Empire periods through the 19th century to art nouveau, art deco and modernism.
Here readers will learn how to bring those warm traditions into their own homes, wherever they live. Included are instructions to make mulled wine, homemade peanut brittle, red candied apples, crisp pepparkakor, lightly browned Swedish meatballs, candles, wreaths, and more. Each recipe and project are accompanied by beautiful full-color photographs. From fashioning centerpieces to baking delicious cookies to hand-making Christmas tree ornaments, this book will inspire readers to rediscover the joys of a Scandinavian Christmas.
Discusses items found in architectural salvage yards.... Projects range from simple to complex, and safety tips on working with metal, glass, and wood are provided.... Recommended for public libraries. "Library Journal. " Try any one of these 45 projects and create something new with all the elegance of the original historic remnant. "Better Homes & Gardens Decorating. "
"Will understands the life-enhancing abilities of colour. He's a true talent with a keen eye." Jonathan Adler
This book will take readers on an inspiring journey to discover fifteen decor destinations that each have a distinct and inspired style. From the colourful cool of Miami Brights to the eclectic urban hipster warehouses of Brooklyn and the nautical feel of the Hamptons and Normandy, a diverse mix of decor styles will be explored. The homes will mirror their surrounding environments, and room analysis for every space in the home will show readers how they can recreate their favourite looks and styles no matter where they live.
Our homes are a reflection of how we live and nothing impacts on that more than where we live, and the lifestyle we lead. This book will take readers on an inspiring and tactile journey to discover the decorating style that represents their personal style, all demonstrated via Will's personal and evocative travel imagery, charming illustrations and personality-packed homes across the globe. By inspiring readers to look to their surroundings and call on their own travel memories and personal journeys, the book will be the practical yet playful travel companion the reader needs to create their own Destination Decor style.
"This book is indeed complete with every aspect of design material selection, installation and care considered... Appropriate as a coffee table book and an instructive text; beginner and pro alike will not be disappointed." -- B and B, Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association
Maggy Howarth is one of the world's foremost pebble mosaic experts, known for the innovative traditional and contemporary designs she has used to create outdoor mosaics around the world.
This new edition is updated, revised and expanded by 32 pages to incorporate many new inspirational designs from the author's studio, Cobblestone Designs, including an experiment in 3-D, spirals and roundels, and large mosaic designs for community spaces. There is also a special section that explores pebble mosaics as a decorative art throughout history.
The book provides practical step-by-step instructions for creating mosaics using traditional and modern materials, tools and techniques. The 400 beautiful color photographs and illustrations offer inspiration and make this a stunning how-to book and wish-book.
The sections and their chapters are:
- Core Techniques
- The basic principles of mosaic
- In-situ techniques
- Precast technique
- Using the computer to make patterns
- New developments in pebble mosaic
- Around the World
- Pebble mosaic traditions from around the world
- Contemporary pebble mosaicists
- Gazetteer of Design Ideas and Templates by Maggy Howarth
- Allover patterns; Chinese allover patterns; interlacing patterns; allover centrical designs; borders; stars; sun and moon; spiral, cross and maze; human figures; mythological figures and anthropomorphic creatures; stick figures; animals; reptiles and fish; birds; insects; flowers; trees; other suitable subjects.
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Tracy Hutson is an acclaimed interior designer. She's also the loving mother of two little boys. When designing their bedroom, she knew precisely what she wanted: a nursery that would be mentally stimulating yet emotionally comforting. A place that would maximize safety, shielding adventurous toddlers from harm. And a room that would be built and decorated with a healthy dose of environmental responsibility. In Feathering the Nest, Hutson shares her passion for creating children's spaces--putting her guiding principles into practice for four different styles of nursery design: vintage, contemporary, traditional, and international. Featuring stories and photos of actual children's rooms from around the country, the book focuses on the essential components of nursery design, including the special touches that make a room your child's very own. The warmth and creativity of Hutson's approach will inspire every parent to create the ideal nest for their child.