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Elements of Style

Author : Erin Gates

ISBN10 : 1476744882

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 336

Category : House & Home

Viewed : 756

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Book Summary: From the rising-star designer and author of the hit blog, Elements of Style, a full-color, fully illustrated book packed with honest advice, inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned about designing a home that reflects your personality and style. Elements of Style is a uniquely personal and practical decorating guide that shows how designing a home can be an outlet of personal expression and an exercise in self-discovery. Drawing on her ten years of experience in the interior design industry, Erin combines honest design advice and gorgeous professional photographs and illustrations with personal essays about the lessons she has learned while designing her own home and her own life—the first being: none of our homes or lives is perfect. Like a funny best friend, she reveals the disasters she confronted in her own kitchen renovation, her struggles with anorexia, her epic fight with her husband over a Lucite table, and her secrets for starting a successful blog. Organized by rooms in the house, Elements of Style invites readers into Erin’s own home as well as homes she has designed for clients. Fresh, modern, and colorful, it is brimming glamour and style as well as advice on practical matters from choosing kitchen counter materials to dressing a bed with pillows, picking a sofa, and decorating a nursery without cartoon characters. You’ll also find a charming foreword by Erin’s husband, Andrew, and an extensive Resource and Shopping Guide that provides an indispensable a roadmap for anyone embarking on their first serious home decorating adventure. With Erin’s help, you can finally make your house your home.

Elements of Family Style

Author : Erin Gates

ISBN10 : 150113731X

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 368

Category : House & Home

Viewed : 832

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Book Summary: New York Times bestselling author and popular lifestyle blogger Erin Gates shares everything you need to know about designing a beautifully stylish—yet practical and functional—family home through candid advice, inspirational ideas, and lessons learned. Loved by her readers for her chic interior designs and frank and funny revelations about life behind the scenes of her picture-perfect blog, bestselling author and designer Erin Gates presents a new book about how to live stylishly amidst the chaos of daily family life. Throughout her career designing homes for families of all kinds all over the country, Erin has always maintained that living with children and pets does not mean that you have to forego nice things. This uniquely personal and practical guide will explain how to create a home that makes you proud and reflects your own style while also being durable, safe, and comfortable for children. It focuses on the spaces families share, those that are dedicated to the kids, and the oft-forgotten retreats for parents. Erin combines honest design advice and gorgeous inspirational photographs with engaging and intimate personal essays about life lessons learned the hard way while struggling with infertility and becoming a mother, managing a business, overseeing her own home renovation, and finding time for her marriage. She’ll share how to store toys so that shared spaces don’t look like a kindergarten, the expensive-looking fabrics that will stand up to a marauding toddler with sticky hands, nursery looks that go beyond blue and pink, and furniture that does not have to be stored during the baby-proofing years. She also showcases the work of other designers she loves who surround parents, children, and their pets with comfort and beauty. Like a best friend who has a knack for style and a taste for fun, Erin opens her front door and invites you into her life and all of its beautiful imperfection.

HTML5 pour les web designers

Author : Rachel Andrew,Jeremy Keith

ISBN10 : 221202553X

Publisher : Editions Eyrolles

Number of Pages : 104

Category : Computers

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Book Summary: HTML5 est la spécification HTML la plus longue jamais écrite. C'est également la plus puissante et, en un sens, la plus déroutante. Que doivent en retenir les web designers ? Comment exploiter toute sa puissance dans les navigateurs actuels ? Syntaxe, éléments mis à jour, images responsive, vidéo, microformats, microdonnées... exploitez au mieux cette spécification en constante évolution en suivant les précieux conseils de Rachel Andrew et Jeremy Keith, qui, avec style et d'esprit, vont droit à l'essentiel dans ce guide brillant et divertissant. La mise à jour présente les nouvelles fonctionnalités HTML5 et développe celles qui étaient peu prises en charge il y a 6 ans, aux débuts d'HTML5, notamment tout ce qui a trait à la vidéo.

Living in Style Mountain Chalets

Author : Gisela Rich

ISBN10 : 3832796231

Publisher : teNeues Digital Media GmbH

Number of Pages : 220

Category : Architecture

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Book Summary: This stylish volume takes us high into the exclusive world of mountain chalets. These are sanctuaries from the over-scheduled and chaotic world below. Their interiors offer a welcoming and cozy space to relax or socialize after winter sports or alpine strolls. Most notable perhaps is the role landscape plays in the design of these dramatic dwellings. Set against hillside views and picturesque valleys, furniture, materials, and artwork take on new vitality--regardless of whether the style is rustic and traditional or altogether more sleek and modern. Yet, although varied in ambiance, all these chalets share an awareness of texture, scale and light that creates a unifying sense of ease and grace.

La semaine de 4 heures

Author : Timothy Ferriss

ISBN10 : 2326050916

Publisher : Pearson

Number of Pages : 400

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: Vous rêvez d'échapper à la routine du métro-boulot-dodo, de gagner de l'argent sans vous épuiser à la tâche, ou tout simplement de vivre mieux en travaillant moins ? Alors, voici ce que vous apprendra ce livre : • comment vous organiser pour gagner en un mois, à raison de 4 heures par semaine, le salaire que vous gagnez jusqu’à présent en un an ; • comment rejoindre les Nouveaux Bienheureux, qui réalisent leurs rêves et jouissent de la vie sans attendre une hypothétique retraite. Plus de bon temps, plus d’argent, plus de mobilité : ce livre est un véritable manifeste pour un changement radical de mode de vie. La recette de Timothy Ferriss est fondée sur sa propre expérience. Il vous démontrera qu’il est possible de diviser par deux sa masse de travail en identifiant les tâches essentielles et les plus rentables, d’utiliser l’assistanat à distance pour mettre en place un « management par l’absence », de cultiver l’ignorance sélective grâce à une diète d’informations... et ceci dans un unique but : mener une belle carrière d’entrepreneur en travaillant seulement 4 heures par semaine ! Cette nouvelle édition contient les témoignages de lecteurs qui ont doublé leurs revenus, délégué la plus grande partie de leurs tâches et réinventé leur vie après avoir lu ce livre. Vous y trouverez des procédures types pour vous libérer de votre dépendance aux mails, apprendre à négocier avec vos clients difficiles, ou rédiger une proposition de télétravail à l’attention de votre patron... Ainsi que les dernières astuces de Timothy Ferriss pour vivre comme un diplomate ou un millionnaire, sans être ni l’un ni l’autre !

La vache pourpre

Author : Seth Godin

ISBN10 : 2818803276

Publisher : Maxima

Number of Pages : 176

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: En marketing Godin is God disent les Américains. De "Yoyodine" à "Do you Zoom" en passant par "Yahoo !" Seth Godin a traversé les dix dernières années à la vitesse d'un météorite pour s'imposer comme l'un des plus importants spécialistes mondiaux du marketing. Diplômé en informatique et en philosophie, MBA Marketing de Stanford, troisautres de ses ouvrages ont été publiés par Maxima : "Permission Marketing", "Les secrets du marketing viral" et "Tous les marketeurs sont des menteurs".

Home organising

Author : Élodie Wéry

ISBN10 : 940146877X

Publisher : Lannoo Meulenhoff - Belgium

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Antiques & Collectibles

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Book Summary: Home organiser, Élodie Wéry est maman de quatre enfants. Pétillante et généreuse, elle délivre une méthode en 10 étapes pour (ré)organiser son habitation. Efficace sans être radicale, vous pouvez suivre cette méthode seul, pas à pas, en équipe, en famille ou vous faire aider. Quel que soit votre profil - plutôt collectionneur ?, angoissé ?, sentimental ?, créatif ?... - Élodie vous donne les clefs pour vous approprier très concrètement la méthode et la personnaliser. Très souvent, cet état d'esprit s'étendra également à d'autres sphères et aspects de votre vie. Quand on commence à faire le tri pour retrouver l'essentiel, on ne peut plus s'arrêter. Concentrez votre esprit sur les choses que vous aimez, chérissez-les. C'est une vraie thérapie.

Embracing the East

Author : Mari Yoshihara

ISBN10 : 0198033230

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 256

Category : History

Viewed : 382

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Book Summary: As exemplified by Madame Butterfly, East-West relations have often been expressed as the relations between the masculine, dominant West and the feminine, submissive East. Yet, this binary model does not account for the important role of white women in the construction of Orientalism. Mari Yoshihara's study examines a wide range of white women who were attracted to Japan and China in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and shows how, through their engagement with Asia, these women found new forms of expression, power, and freedom that were often denied to them in other realms of their lives in America. She demonstrates how white women's attraction to Asia shaped and was shaped by a complex mix of exoticism for the foreign, admiration for the refined, desire for power and control, and love and compassion for the people of Asia. Through concrete historical narratives and careful textual analysis, she examines the ideological context for America's changing discourse about Asia and interrogates the power and appeal--as well as the problems and limitations--of American Orientalism for white women's explorations of their identities. Combining the analysis of race and gender in the United States and the study of U.S.-Asian relations, Yoshihara's work represents the transnational direction of scholarship in American Studies and U.S. history. In addition, this interdisciplinary work brings together diverse materials and approaches, including cultural history, material culture, visual arts, performance studies, and literary analysis. Embracing the East was the winner of the 2003 Hiroshi Shimizu Award of the Japanese Association for American Studies (best book in American Studies by a junior member of the association).

Personal Brands

Author : Roberto Álvarez del Blanco

ISBN10 : 0230302874

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 226

Category : Business & Economics

Viewed : 1935

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Book Summary: The personal brand, like commercial brands, can become a means of affirming identity, highlighting ability and establishing reputation. Successful, stand-out people build their personal brand and make it count in their professional and personal lives. This book shows how to build and manage your personal brand.

Material Cultures, Migrations, and Identities

Author : Anna Pechurina

ISBN10 : 1137321784

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 171

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: Focusing on the experiences of Russian migrants to the United Kingdom, this book explores the connection between migrations, homes and identities. It evaluates several approaches to studying them, and is structured around a series of case studies on attitudes to homemaking, food and cooking, and clothing.

Shabby Chic

Author : Rachel Ashwell

ISBN10 : 0062191500

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 208

Category : House & Home

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Book Summary: Valuable flea market finds... A peeling, antioue vanity in muted sea green... An elegant, cracked chandelier... An enormous, slipcovered sofa with deep, cushions... Comfort, the beauty of imperfections, the allure of time-worn objects, and the appeal of simple practical living: these are the cornerstones of what has come to be known as the Shabby Chic style. Like the cozy familiarity of a well-worn pair of faded jeans, the dilapidated elegance of an Italian viIla, or the worn grandeur of faded velvets and mismatched floral china handed down from your grandmother's attic, the Shabby Chic style is a revived appreciation for what is used, well-loved, and worn. It is a respect for natural evolution and a regard for what is easy and sensible. The hundreds of lavish photographs in this book invite you inside the unique world of Shabby Chic. Rachel Ashwell, founder of theShabby Chic home decor stores, for the first time provides her invaluable and much-sought-after advice on how to re-create Shabby Chic style in your own home. With engaging text and easy-to- follow instructions, Rachel details the Shabby Chic basics in a way that will put even the most apprehensive or novice decorators at ease. From flowers to fabrics to lighting, Rachel illuminates all of the elements essential to this unpretentious yet truly exquisite style. A behind-the-scenes look at a flea market lets readers in on Rachel's personal secrets of how to cull hidden treasures from flea market trash--an old trunk, its paint peeling around the edges, can be given new life as a coffee table, while a chipped white iron salvage piece becomes the perfect frame for a vintage mirror. This book tells you not only how to restore these pieces but how to find the perfect place for them in your home. Gorgeous color photographs and accompanying text reveal how this relaxed look works with a variety of different styles, from Victorian to Mediterranean to contemporary.

Made for Living

Author : Amber Lewis,Cat Chen

ISBN10 : 1984823922

Publisher : Clarkson Potter

Number of Pages : 288

Category : House & Home

Viewed : 341

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Book Summary: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The trendsetting designer known for her effortless style shares the secrets of the art of layering, with more than 250 gorgeous photographs of her signature interiors. “Livability is my true north. The materials I use time and again all change with age and wear. Not only is that okay, it’s how you achieve more than a re-creation of what you’ve already seen, or what somebody else has done. You can do this, too—I promise.”—from the introduction Designing a room with all the vibes comes down to how you layer your décor. The more you can mix the elements of your room—your pillows, objects, patterns, and lighting—the more finished it’ll feel: not too new, not too old, but just right. Known for her eclectic approach that stems from her California cool, Amber Lewis trains your eye in Made for Living, offering friendly advice on everything from nailing that perfect shade of paint to mismatching patterns with wild abandon to choosing a stone finish for new countertops. These pages will help you design a home that's made to be lived in.

The Social Life of Materials

Author : Adam Drazin,Susanne Küchler

ISBN10 : 1472592654

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Design

Viewed : 303

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Book Summary: Materials play a central role in society. Beyond the physical and chemical properties of materials, their cultural properties have often been overlooked in anthropological studies: finished products have been perceived as 'social' yet the materials which comprise them are considered 'raw' or natural'. The Social Life of Materials proposes a new perspective in this interdisciplinary field. Diverting attention from the consumption of objects, the book looks towards the properties of materials and how these exist through many transformations in a variety of cultural contexts. Human societies have always worked with materials. However, the customs and traditions surrounding this differ according to the place, the time and the material itself. Whether or not the material is man-made, materials are defined by social intervention. Today, these constitute one of the most exciting areas of global scientific research and innovation, harboring the potential to act as key vehicles of change in the world. But this 'materials revolution' has complex social implications. Smart materials are designed to anticipate our actions and needs, yet we are increasingly unable to apprehend the composite materials which comprise new products. Bringing together ethnographic studies of cultures from around the world, this collection explores the significance of materials by moving beyond questions of what may be created from them. Instead, the text argues that the materials themselves represent a shifting ground around which relationships, identities and powers are constantly formed and dissolved in the act of making and remaking.

The Hidden History of American Fashion

Author : Nancy Deihl

ISBN10 : 1350000477

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Design

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Book Summary: This book is the first in-depth exploration of the revolutionary designers who defined American fashion in its emerging years and helped build an industry with global impact, yet have been largely forgotten. Focusing on female designers, the authors reclaim a place in history for the women who created not only for celebrities and socialites, but for millions of fashion-conscious customers across the United States. From one of America's first couturiers, Jessie Franklin Turner, to Zelda Wynn Valdes, the book captures the lost histories of the luminaries who paved the way in the world of American fashion design. This fully illustrated collection takes us from Hollywood to Broadway, from sportswear to sustainable fashion, and explores important crossovers between film, theater, and fashion. Uncovering fascinating histories of the design pioneers we should know about, the book enlarges the prevailing narrative of fashion history and will be an important reference for fashion students, historians, costume curators, and fashion enthusiasts alike.

National Identity, Popular Culture and Everyday Life

Author : Tim Edensor

ISBN10 : 1845205596

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1994

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Book Summary: The Millennium Dome, Braveheart and Rolls Royce cars. How do cultural icons reproduce and transform a sense of national identity? How does national identity vary across time and space, how is it contested, and what has been the impact of globalization upon national identity and culture? This book examines how national identity is represented, performed, spatialized and materialized through popular culture and in everyday life. National identity is revealed to be inherent in the things we often take for granted - from landscapes and eating habits, to tourism, cinema and music. Our specific experience of car ownership and motoring can enhance a sense of belonging, whilst Hollywood blockbusters and national exhibitions provide contexts for the ongoing, and often contested, process of national identity formation. These and a wealth of other cultural forms and practices are explored, with examples drawn from Scotland, the UK as a whole, India and Mauritius. This book addresses the considerable neglect of popular cultures in recent studies of nationalism and contributes to debates on the relationship between 'high' and 'low' culture.

The Curated Home

Author : Grant K. Gibson

ISBN10 : 1423647904

Publisher : Gibbs Smith

Number of Pages : 208

Category : House & Home

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Book Summary: Infuse thoughtfully furnished rooms with your own personal style, for every part of your home. Drawing on inspiration from his personal style, world travels, and client experience, Grant K. Gibson takes you on a journey to curate your perfect home. This highly instructional design book covers wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, in an engaging and comprehensive look at what makes a home both functional and beautiful. Learn the importance of not just decorating with objects, but infusing your living space with items that have meaning in your own life. Each chapter focuses on a different element of the home: foyer, living room, dining room, kitchen, bedrooms, kids’ rooms, and bathrooms and powder rooms. Discover Grant’s design philosophy—and the questions you should be asking yourself—as it pertains to each respective room. Sidebars with design secrets, decorating tips, and how-tos provide further instruction. Thorough and personable, showcasing photography from Grant’s portfolio, his travels, and vast collection of previously unpublished snapshots taken in the process of his design work, The Curated Home is home décor inspiration at its best. Grant K. Gibson is an interior designer based in San Francisco. His firm works on projects around the country. His work has been featured in many publications including Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, and more. He lives in San Francisco.

The Bee Cottage Story

Author : Frances Schultz

ISBN10 : 1632208644

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 160

Category : House & Home

Viewed : 1045

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Book Summary: Inspired by Frances Schultz’s popular House Beautiful magazine series on the makeover of her East Hampton house, Bee Cottage, what began as a decorating book evolved into a memoir combining the best elements of both: beautiful photos and a compelling personal story. Schultz taps into what she learned during her renovations of Bee Cottage—determining how each area in the house and garden would be used and furnished—to unravel the question of how a mature, intelligent, successful woman could have made such a mess of her personal life. As she figures out each room over a period of years, Frances finds a new path in life, also a continual process. She comes to learn that, like decorating a home, our lives must adapt to who we are and what we need at different points along the way. The Bee Cottage Story is part memoir, part home decorating guide. Frances discusses the kinds of useful, commonsense design issues that professionals take for granted and the rest of us just may not think of, prompting the reader to examine and discover her own “truth” in decorating—and in her life.

The Inspired Room

Author : Melissa Michaels

ISBN10 : 0736963103

Publisher : Harvest House Publishers

Number of Pages : 208

Category : House & Home

Viewed : 1434

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Book Summary: New York Times bestselling author, Melissa Michaels, will inspire you to make your house a well-loved home. Her relatable style, unique voice, and practical decorating ideas have made her highly respected blog, The Inspired Room, a haven for fans of real-life style. Step inside Melissa's home as she shares lessons learned, inspiring photos, and encouraging insights to help you embrace your authentic style through doable improvements for every room; attainable decorating, organizational, and DIY solutions; transforming tips for lighting, color, and style; motivation to reclaim and organize small spaces Best of all, you don't need a big budget or perfect DIY skills to embrace Melissa's practical home decor philosophy. You'll return to this book again and again for inspiration to fall in love with the home you have.

Your Best Home

Author : Joe Snell

ISBN10 : 1760639575

Publisher : Allen & Unwin

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Design

Viewed : 1613

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Book Summary: Would you like your home to be calmer and more peaceful? Would you prefer a better relationship with your partner? Does coming home make you feel happy, uplifted and secure? Do you love what you see from your sofa? Your home doesn't need to be a mansion, flash apartment or chocolate-box country cottage - Joe Snell's easy 5x5 steps work in any home. Whether you're renovating, building or just want a quick-fix, good home design can lead to a better life for you, your family and even your neighbourhood. Joe shows how to optimise the five design steps of Space, Light, Air, Sound and View in your five main rooms: the entry, living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The 5x5 steps can simply give you your best home, and your best life.

Material Culture in Russia and the USSR

Author : Graham H. Roberts

ISBN10 : 1472586158

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

Number of Pages : 280

Category : History

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Book Summary: Material Culture in Russia and the USSR comprises some of the most cutting-edge scholarship across anthropology, history and material and cultural studies relating to Russia and the Soviet Union, from Peter the Great to Putin. Material culture in Russia and the USSR holds a particularly important role, as the distinction between private and public spheres has at times developed in radically different ways than in many places in the more commonly studied West. With case studies covering alcohol, fashion, cinema, advertising and photography among other topics, this wide-ranging collection offers an unparalleled survey of material culture in Russia and the USSR and addresses core questions such as: what makes Russian and Soviet material culture distinctive; who produces it; what values it portrays; and how it relates to 'high culture' and consumer culture.