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Living with Pattern

Living with Pattern
  • Author : Rebecca Atwood
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  • Release Date :2016-08-30
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0553459457
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Summary : A design book filled with beautiful photography and clear ideas for how to use pattern to decorate your home. If you focus on pattern, from texture and color to furniture and textiles, everything else will fall into place. Pattern is the strongest element in any room. In Living with Pattern, Rebecca Atwood demystifies how to use that element, a design concept that often confounds and confuses, demonstrating how to seamlessly mix and layer prints throughout a house. She covers pattern usage you probably already have, such as on your duvet cover or in the living room rug, and she also reveals the unexpected places you might not have thought to add it: bathroom tiles, an arrangement of book spines in a reading nook, or windowpane gridding in your entryway. This stunning book showcases distinct uses of pattern in homes all over the country to inspire you to realize that an injection of pattern can enliven any space, helping to make it uniquely yours. From the Hardcover edition.

Living with Color

Living with Color
  • Author : Rebecca Atwood
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  • Release Date :2019-08-27
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 1524763462
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Summary : Discover inspiration from the most colorful homes in America with this vibrant lookbook and style manual that brings the magic of color into your home—from the author of Living with Pattern Personalizing your color palette may be one of the most important decisions you make in your home. The right combination of hues can set the mood and transform any room from ordinary to magical. Textile designer Rebecca Atwood invites you to take a color journey in this stunning yet practical guide. In Living with Color, you’ll tour beautifully designed homes to see some of the most interesting uses of the rainbow and to gather inspiration for your own spaces. You’ll train your eye to notice how color lives all around you, from the pink light bouncing off a building you see every day to the exact blue of the ocean on your last getaway. You can even learn how to express yourself through your own custom palette with Rebecca’s accessible, illustrated overview of color theory. As you embark on your color hunt and begin to trust your own instincts, Living with Color will embolden you to breathe life into every part of your home.

A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language
  • Author : Christopher Alexander
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2018-09-20
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 0190050357
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Summary : You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely." The three books are The Timeless Way of Building, The Oregon Experiment, and this book, A Pattern Language. At the core of these books is the idea that people should design for themselves their own houses, streets, and communities. This idea may be radical (it implies a radical transformation of the architectural profession) but it comes simply from the observation that most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people. At the core of the books, too, is the point that in designing their environments people always rely on certain "languages," which, like the languages we speak, allow them to articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a forma system which gives them coherence. This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable a person to make a design for almost any kind of building, or any part of the built environment. "Patterns," the units of this language, are answers to design problems (How high should a window sill be? How many stories should a building have? How much space in a neighborhood should be devoted to grass and trees?). More than 250 of the patterns in this pattern language are given: each consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the patterns are archetypal, so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seemly likely that they will be a part of human nature, and human action, as much in five hundred years as they are today.

Patterns of India

Patterns of India
  • Author : Christine Chitnis
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  • Release Date :2020-03-03
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0525577106
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Summary : It's the trip of a lifetime--a textile-based tour of colorful Rajasthan, India featuring more than 200 lush photographs depicting everyday life in one of the most vibrant regions in the world. Patterns of India is a visual experience that offers intimate insights into the diverse and richly hued Western Indian culture. Color is the thread that binds the vast country together, defining every aspect of life from religion and politics to food and dress. Organized by the five dominant colors royal blue, sandstone, marigold, ivory, and rose, this book explores how deeply color and pattern exist in a symbiotic relationship and are woven into every part of the culture. For instance, the fuchsia found in the draping fabric of a sari is matched by the vibrant chains of roses offered at temple, and the burnt orange spices in the marketplaces are reflected in the henna tattoos given to brides and wedding guests. While every color is imbued with meaning, it is often within the details of patterns that the full story comes to light. Photographer and writer Christine Chitnis spent over a decade traveling through, getting to know, and falling in love with the intricate patterns of everyday Rajasthani life. With history and culture-based essays woven throughout the more than 200 stunning photographs of architecture, markets, cuisine, art, textiles, and everyday goings-on, Patterns of India captures the beauty and essence of this unique part of the world.

Allegra Hicks

Allegra Hicks
  • Author : Allegra Hicks
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  • Release Date :2010-11-01
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780810995734
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Summary : This work examines textile, interior, and fashion designer Hicks' approach to design and luxury. The book retraces the genesis of her patterns over the past decades of her work.

Head First Design Patterns

Head First Design Patterns
  • Author : Eric Freeman,Elisabeth Robson,Bert Bates,Kathy Sierra
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  • Release Date :2004-10-25
  • Total pages :676
  • ISBN : 0596800746
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Summary : Using research in neurobiology, cognitive science and learning theory, this text loads patterns into your brain in a way that lets you put them to work immediately, makes you better at solving software design problems, and improves your ability to speak the language of patterns with others on your team.

Pattern Recognition

Pattern Recognition
  • Author : William Gibson
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  • Release Date :2004-06-24
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 0141904461
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Summary : One of the most influential and imaginative sci-fi writers turns his attention to London - with dazzling results. 'Part-detective story, part-cultural snapshot . . . all bound by Gibson's pin-sharp prose' Arena ________________________ Cayce Pollard owes her living to her pathological sensitivity to logos. In London to consult for the world's coolest ad agency, she finds herself catapulted, via her addiction to a mysterious body of fragmentary film footage, uploaded to the Web by a shadowy auteur, into a global quest for this unknown "garage Kubrick". Cayce becomes involved with an eccentric hacker, a vengeful ad executive, a defrocked mathematician, a Tokyo Otaku-coven known as Eye of the Dragon and, eventually, the elusive Kubrick himself. William Gibson's novel is about the eternal mystery of London, the coolest sneakers in the world, and life in (the former) USSR. ________________________ 'A compelling, humane story with a sympathetic heroine searching for meaning and consolation in a post-everything world' Daily Telegraph 'A big novel, full of bold ideas . . . races along like an expert thriller' GQ 'It's dialogue and characterization will amaze you. A wonderfully detailed, reckless journey of espionage and lies' USA Today 'Electric, profound. Gibson's descriptions of Tokyo, Russia and London are surreally spot-on' Financial Times

John Robshaw Prints

John Robshaw Prints
  • Author : John Robshaw
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  • Release Date :2014-04-29
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 1452139490
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Summary : Design enthusiasts and armchair travelers will love circling the globe with celebrated textile designer John Robshaw. From batiks in Java to ikats in Thailand and indigo printing in India, Robshaw reveals the lush inspiration behind his signature style while highlighting step-by-step block printing techniques from local artisans and masters. Robshaw provides a rare glimpse into his creative process, wherein he blends traditional methods with his own painterly style for entirely unique creations, and shares tips for incorporating textiles into any space. Brimming with beautiful photographs of covetable textiles, far-flung destinations, and eye-catching interiors, this book is an eclectic visual tour of the rich tradition of textile printing.

Bibliostyle

Bibliostyle
  • Author : Nina Freudenberger,Sadie Stein
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  • Release Date :2019-10-22
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 0525575448
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Summary : "Interior designer Nina Freudenberger, New Yorker writer Sadie Stein, and Architectural Digest photographer Shade Degges give readers a peek at the private libraries and bookshelves of passionate readers all over the world, including Larry McMurtry, Silvia Whitman of Shakespeare and Co., Gay and Nan Talese, and Emma Straub. Throughout, gorgeous photographs of rooms with rare collections, floor-to-ceiling shelves, and stacks upon stacks of books inspire readers to live better with their own collections"--Amazon.com.

Hygge & West Home

Hygge & West Home
  • Author : Christiana Coop,Aimee Lagos
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  • Release Date :2018-09-25
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 145216438X
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Summary : Tastemakers Christiana and Aimee of Hygge & West know that the key to making a house into a home is in the decoration—whether that means embracing natural elements, creating cozy spaces, making room for family, or finding your own personal charm in every space. Hygge & West Home offers a look into 20 covetable homes designed to promote feelings of coziness, companionship, and comfort, from an intimate apartment in San Francisco to a log cabin in Wyoming, a family home in Minneapolis, and a colorful oasis in Brooklyn. With page after page of aspirational interiors, engaging interviews with home owners, and tips on creating similar feelings in any space, this eyecatching book explores what makes a house a truly personal space and offers readers the tools and inspiration to make their home their own.

Pattern Behavior

Pattern Behavior
  • Author : Natalie Kossar
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  • Release Date :2017-10-03
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 0762462752
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Summary : For those who like their humor droll, deadpan, and hysterically funny, Pattern Behavior features more than 100 vintage McCall's patterns--with captions that will leave you in stitches. Feeling nostalgic for your grandmother's old sewing patterns? Stitch some humor into your distant childhood with Pattern Behavior, featuring vintage covers from the McCall Pattern Company's archives. Based on the popular Tumblr blog, this droll comic collection brings the McCall's models back to life--in a way you haven't seen before! Combining retro fashion and modern wit, Pattern Behavior shines a light on the outdated social ideals of yesteryear--all with a big dose of humor.

Mid-Century Modern Living

Mid-Century Modern Living
  • Author : Keith Stephenson,Mark Hampshire
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  • Release Date :2019-03-28
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 0857837400
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Summary : Bursting with beautiful ideas for bringing a signature mid-century look into your own space, as well as practical advice on what will work where, this is an essential guide for any lover of interior design and mid-century style. In this beautifully photographed book, Mark and Keith of Mini Moderns show you how to create a timeless mid-century look in your own home Known for their striking use of pattern and colour, Mark and Keith's designs are inspired by everything from childhood memories to commentaries on popular culture, and through this lens they explore how different influences and designers have created key mid-century looks. They delve into the cornerstones of mid-century style, from colour and pattern to materials and curation, and share their secrets on how to bring together the things you love to create your own look. They also include inspirational case studies to demonstrate particular looks, from Beatnik Beach House to Scandi Rustic, Seaside Modern to Studio Townhouse.

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope
  • Author : Sven Ehmann,Robert Klanten
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  • Release Date :2016-04
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9783899556445
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Summary : 'Kaleidoscope' is a showcase of surprisingly different residences that range from the beautiful to the bizarre. While some of the featured examples are reminiscent of time capsules and others of film sets, all of them defy categorisation.

New York School of Interior Design: Home

New York School of Interior Design: Home
  • Author : Ellen S. Fisher,Jen Renzi
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  • Release Date :2018-03-27
  • Total pages :464
  • ISBN : 080413720X
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Summary : "An essential text for all students of design . . . [and] inspiration and intel for those simply interested in the art and practice." --Alexa Hampton, from the foreword From the nation's top college for interior design comes a definitive design school in a book and a fabulous reference for decorating the home. In the past decade, New York School of Interior Design, which was founded in 1916, has drawn a large crossover audience of passionate decorating enthusiasts and hobbyists--many of them private homeowners who know that thinking like a professional is the surest way to achieve a magnificent home. This lavishly illustrated and highly detailed interior design bible provides a comprehensive education on home design and decor, from color theory principles to space-specific considerations (choosing furniture for a living room) and collaborating with architects and other professionals for the best results. Built on the Home Study Course that is the foundation of the school's curriculum, this book offers an unparalleled mastery of the key elements of enduring design, rendering it the only book you'll ever need.

The Complete Pattern Directory

The Complete Pattern Directory
  • Author : Elizabeth Wilhide
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  • Release Date :2018-11-06
  • Total pages :672
  • ISBN : 0316418382
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Summary : An essential resource for any designer, crafter, artist, or historian, THE COMPLETE PATTERN DIRECTORY is the most comprehensive, practical, and beautiful directory of patterns throughout history, covering all periods, styles, and cultures. Throughout history, patterns have come in countless permutations of motif, color, and scale. From the first rhythmic marks pressed onto clay vessels, to the latest digital design, pattern-making has been an essential part of the decorative arts since time immemorial. With 1500 illustrations of patterns from all ages and cultures, THE COMPLETE PATTERN DIRECTORY is not only a visual feast, it is the most comprehensive resource available on the subject. The book is arranged thematically according to pattern type, with chapters on Flora, Fauna, Pictorial, Geometric, and Abstract designs. Each pattern includes the name of the pattern, the year of its creation, and a brief description. The categories are supplemented by in-depth features highlighting the work of key designers including William Morris, Sonia Delaunay, Charles and Ray Eames, Lucienne Day, and Orla Kiely, as well as sections detailing the characteristic motifs of key period styles from Baroque to Art Deco.

S Is for Style

S Is for Style
  • Author : Dara Caponigro
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  • Release Date :2020-09-08
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9780847865284
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Summary : Are you "High Style" or "Boho," or maybe "Happy Modern" or "Trad with a Twist"? The legendary fabrics and wallpapers house of Schumacher shows how you can use their iconic prints and patterns to create a variety of beautiful, chic interiors in the style that most suits you. With a focus on Schumacher's greatest contemporary patterns--everything from classic stripes and exuberant florals to edgy animal prints--this accessible and highly useful style guide is organized thematically by chapters such as "Sensual & Spare"; "Preppy"; "Ladylike"; "Exuberant"; and "Opulent," with each featuring a stunning selection of patterns along with inspiring interiors designed in the same spirit. To help readers better understand their style preferences, every chapter begins with a questionnaire, for example: "Are You an Acolyte of High Style?" "Do You Prefer a Midnight Supper to a Power Lunch?"; "Consider Jewel Tones Neutral?"; "Think Champagne Is Not Just for Special Occasions?" Page after page after page of lavish imagery and pattern details are juxtaposed alongside beautiful interiors designed by such luminaries as Miles Redd, Tom Scheerer, Amanda Lindroth, Celerie Kemble, Veere Grenney, and Mark D. Sikes, to name a few, illustrating how Schumacher's iconic patterns can be integrated into a wide range of chic and stylish room designs. The texts provide insights and tips on how patterns can be used in your decor, along with guidance for deciding what style is best for you and your home. Full of inspiring design ideas, as well as an unparalleled resource of prints and patterns, S Is for Style is a visual feast of interior design for all styles and tastes. This book is being published with three uniquely patterned covers. Customers will be shipped any of these three different covers at random.

The Perfectly Imperfect Home

The Perfectly Imperfect Home
  • Author : Deborah Needleman
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  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :255
  • ISBN : 0307720136
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Summary : The editor-in-chief of the late cult magazine domino presents a follow-up to the best-selling domino: the book of decorating that describes 80 items that are what the author identifies as all one needs to live comfortably, practically and stylishly, from essential furnishings to aesthetic accents.

Craft: Volume 01

Craft: Volume 01
  • Author : O'Reilly (CRT),Carla Sinclair,O'reilly Media
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  • Release Date :2006-10
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9780596529284
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Summary : CRAFT is the first project-based magazine dedicated to the renaissance that is occurring within the world of crafts. Celebrating the DIY spirit, CRAFT's goal is to unite, inspire, inform and entertain a growing community of highly imaginative people who are transforming traditional art and crafts with unconventional, unexpected and even renegade techniques, materials and tools; resourceful spirits who undertake amazing crafting projects in their homes and communities. Volume 01, the premier issue, features 23 projects with a twist! Make a programmable LED shirt, turn dud shoes into great knitted boots, felt an iPod cocoon, embroider a skateboard, and much more.

The Decorated Home

The Decorated Home
  • Author : Meg Braff
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  • Release Date :2017-03-14
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 0847858723
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Summary : For readers who enjoyed the colorful, ladylike interiors of Suzanne Kasler, Meg Braff has an appealing retro-chic look that would have suited Betty Draper to a tee. As Traditional Home said, "Think Slim Aarons meets Technicolor Elegance." In her first book, interior designer Meg Braff presents the building blocks of a pretty, polished home, from color and pattern to specific room-by-room advice.

domino

domino
  • Author : Editors of domino
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  • Release Date :2016-11-15
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 1501151886
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Summary : From the editors of domino magazine comes your essential guide to discovering your personal style and creating a space you love. Since launching in 2005, domino has attracted a fiercely loyal following, which looks to the brand as the definitive source for decorating and style. The brand’s first book, domino: The Book of Decorating, was an immediate bestseller upon its release and has established itself as the quintessential guide to demystifying interior design. domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home builds on the first book with a more detailed and modern perspective on how to personalize, style, and create a home you love. In a time when the flood of decorating advice and inspiration online can feel overwhelming, domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home provides a trusted filter, using the friendly and authoritative voice of domino to teach readers about attainable, stylish design and how to make it uniquely your own. domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home will help readers to: -Identify your personal decorating style -Find inspiration from hundreds of beautiful, inspiring photos of real homes -Style the major and minor components of your home—from textiles to table settings to art -Shop for quality pieces that will stand the test of time -Learn from domino editors and tastemakers about how to style magazine-quality looks in their own spaces domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home takes a detailed approach to the specifics of making a space your own—the key pieces, accessories, colors, patterns, objects, decorative treatments, lighting, and art that personalize a space and truly make it a unique and stylish home. It aims to help readers achieve domino’s number one goal: creating a space you love.

I LOVE LEOPARD: The Little Book of Leopard Print

I LOVE LEOPARD: The Little Book of Leopard Print
  • Author : Emma Bastow
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  • Release Date :2020-02-06
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 0008403058
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Summary : The essential guide to fashion’s favourite print.