This book captures today's hottest design trend for the home - textures, design, colors, and craftsmanship that evoke European ideals of a bygone era. Explore kitchens and baths rich in the fine details that characterize Provencal, Tuscan, and English country designs. Massive range hoods and brick hearths, faux finishes, rich natural stone, and tile provide polish and posh to up-to-the-minute home environments. Enjoy hand-carved wood, wrought-iron, and fine crystal chandeliers in spaces filled with the latest appliances and an abundance of workspace. The atmosphere is timeless, and these designs are certain to endure. This is an indispensable design guide for professional designers and discerning homeowners.
Make our own liquid soaps and body products right in your kitchen. Catherine Failor shows you how to use her simple double-boiler technique to create luxurious shower gels, revitalizing shampoos, energizing body scrubs, and much more. Step-by-step instructions teach you how to turn basic ingredients like cocoa butter, lanolin, and jojoba into sweet-smelling liquid soaps. You'll soon be experimenting with your favorite oils and additives as you craft custom-made products that are kind to your nose and gentle on your skin.
Reveals the special qualities that have enabled artisans of the Catskill region to develop and sustain a remarkable craft tradition, and details all the processes involved in making handwoven cloths, ceramics, and other items
It's back -- with more tape and more projects: 18 projects using the do-it-yourselfer's not-so-secret weapon.
NASA has a written policy that requires every space shuttle mission to carry at least one roll of "the gray tape." Duct tape now comes in designer colors, and for the color-shy there's a transparent version. The once-humble tape has hit the big time, and now there are duct-tape clubs, competitions and websites. In the words of Red Green, head possum on the PBS-syndicated The Red Green Show, "Spare the duct tape, spoil the job."
In this instructive, entertaining and downright funny how-to book, Joe Wilson shows how to rip, cut and fold ordinary duct tape to make 18 amazing projects, including:
- Barbecue apron
- Tool belt
- Cell phone holder
- Baseball cap
- TV chair caddy
- Raingear for pets
- Toilet roll cover
- Halloween masks.
Ductigami is more fun than a crossword puzzle, more useful than a welder's certificate, and more durable than a rechargeable battery. With duct tape it's easy to create a remarkable personal gift for any occasion.
In this book, the author presents 13 projects, including a rocking horse, an Adirondack chair, a corner cupboard, a pencil-post bed, a butler's table and a garden bench. The author is a television host of The New Yankee Workshop.
'Amy Butler's Midwest Modern' brings the many aspcets of its author's vision into focus, from re-imagining the home as a retreat for relaxation and dreaming, to picturing the body as a canvas for creating one's personal style, to looking to nature as a 'sketchbook' for design ideas.