This updated volume of the successful "best designed wellness hotels" series seduces the reader into a world of looking at beautiful details, and the harmony between colours and shapes, whether it be in the centre of pulsating large cities, on the Caribbean Islands, in the winelands of California, the Moyave Coast, in the forests of North America, in the jungle, the Mexican outbacks or at the end of the world in Patagonia. The author has selected new fascinating addresses which, not only offer an attractive spectrum of wellness activities, but also the finest architecture and design.
This best-seller was met with an extraordinary response when it was published in 1998. In it, visionary architect Sarah Susanka embraced the notion of smaller, simpler shelters that better meet the needs of the way we live today. The book created a groundswell of interest among homeowners, architects, and builders. More than 200 photographs bring the spirit of the "Not So Big" house alive.
Best-selling author of The Not So Big House Sarah Susanka teams up with architectural design writer Marc Vassallo to expand upon the message that has resonated with over a million homeowners and builders across the country: opting for personalized, well-crafted, thoughtfully designed spaces over superfluous square footage results in a home that comforts and nourishes those who live there. Susanka and Vassallo focus their lens on the tangible and sometimes intangible details that bring an otherwise ordinary home to life. Incorporating such details as dropped ceilings, built-in shelves, pocket doors, window seats, and well-placed alcoves infuses a home with the character of its owners and conveys a uniqueness that's mising in many homes built or remodeled today. From Rhode Island to San Diego, the 23 homes featured here illustrate exceptional attention to detail. Each offers inspiration for those building or remodeling to transform their home into an expression of all that is important to them.
Houseware design has succeeded in bringing together two worlds usually seen as contradictory: art and mass production. The mass-produced objects sleek and anonymously uniform have left their mark on their age through the technology applied, the materials used, the forms invented as well as their practicality, whether real or apparent. Household objects are true reflections of the period in which they were conceived, created, manufactured, promoted and sold to the masses, objective expressions of modernity, consumption, ways of life. Omnipresent, practical, often inexpensive, these objects have become commonplace, worthless to our jaded consumers' eyes; they have become 'invisible'. This book wishes to render justice to these everyday objects conceived by and for man but manufactured exclusively by machines. A true 'archaeologist of the Modern', Jean Bernard Hebey has uncovered and collected thousands of household objects in France, Italy, Belgium, the United Kingdom, but, above all, in the United
From interiors expert Vinny Lee comes an authoritative source book that covers every aspect of planning the ultimate kitchen. As well as being the room that demands the single biggest investment in the home. the kitchen also has to fulfill more roles than any other room. It is the place where food is stored and cooked, but increasingly it is also the place where meals are served and where family and friends congregate -- so it needs to be stylish and comfortable as well as practical. This book offers indispensable help in designing a successful multifunctional space -- whether you are planning a completely new kitchen or remodeling an existing one. Stunning pictures from interiors photographer James Merrell combine with information-packed text to create a definitive and best-selling guide.
The attic of a home doesn't have to be simply an insulated barrier against the elements; it can be used to provide additional living or storage space. For houses that cannot be built out, building up is the only practical alternative and skylights can enhance the charm of a room. Attics, Dormers, and Skylights lays out a variety of addition solutions, including dormer projects, attic remodeling, second-story additions, skylights, and more. Each project is accompanied by easy-to-understand instructions and extensive color photos and illustrations.
The Not So Big House created a movement that is changing the way people think about the American home. That groundbreaking book proposed a new blueprint for the American home: a house that values quality over quantity, with an emphasis on comfort and beauty, a high level of detail, and a floor plan designed for today's informal lifestyle.
Creating the Not So Big House is the blueprint in action. Focusing on key design strategies such as visual weight, layering, and framed openings, Sarah Susanka takes an up-close look at 25 houses designed according to Not So Big principles. The houses are from all over North America in a rich variety of styles -- from a tiny New York apartment to a southwestern adobe, a traditional Minnesota farmhouse, and a cottage community in the Pacific Northwest. Whether new or remodeled, these one-of-a-kind homes provide all the inspiration you need to create your own Not So Big House.
Presenting the brilliant artistry and creativity of leading European design firms, this publication concentrates intensively on commercial spaces. Projects are represented in full colour and biographical information is given on featured firms.
This is the ultimate guide to creating an outdoor oasis in your very own backyard. Hundreds of images illustrate creative ideas for turning a simple lawn into a fresh-air room. Topics covered include using landscaping to create "walls" and a sense of space. Design possibilities of wood, poured concrete, brick, tile, gravel, natural stone, and concrete pavers are explored. Consider decorating loggias, patios, courtyards, covered porches, decks, lanais, and rooftops, as well as temporary structures. Learn how to furnish an outdoor room. A large section on outdoor kitchens provides ideas for outdoor design's hottest trend. Designers, contractors, architects, and homeowners will love the multitude of ideas for fashioning amazing outdoor spaces.