Timeless Design-Beyond Decorating Trends is a decorating book for today and every day. Don't let marketing dictate how you decorate your home. Trends are created as marketing tools to sell merchandise. In truth, there is no good or bad design style, color scheme, or decade in which design originates ... only good or bad design. Why is it that the trend you were so eager to adopt suddenly becomes outdated in eight years? Does design have a shelf life? Does it go bad when the next trend comes along? No, good design is timeless. It should be difficult to identify the year it was done. Every period has good and bad design. So the key is to recognize good design and apply it to your personal taste. Get off the design treadmill and create a home that suits your needs, comfort, and design style, a home that doesn't need to be redecorated until you are ready to do so. Timeless Design gives you simple principles that can be applied to any room at any time. Each principle is accompanied by a room interior as an example. Timeless Design-Beyond Decorating Trends is the book for anyone who wants to make their home their own and not what marketing dictates.
Transgressing the White Cube Paradigm, 1930–Present
Author: Alla Myzelev
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Exhibiting Craft and Design: Transgressing the White Cube Paradigm, 1930–present investigates the ways that craft and design objects were collected, displayed, and interpreted throughout the second half of the twentieth century and in recent years. The case studies discussed in this volume explain the notion the neutral display space had worked with, challenged, distorted, or assisted in conveying the ideas of the exhibitions in question. In various ways the essays included in this volume analyse and investigate strategies to facilitate interaction amongst craft and design objects, their audiences, exhibiting bodies, and the makers. Using both historical examples from the middle of the twentieth century and contemporary trends, the authors create a dialogue that investigates the different uses of and challenges to the White Cube paradigm of space organization.
Everything a coffee table book should be: fantastic photos, incisive text, and beautiful design that makes you want to leaf through the book again and again for inspiration If Scandinavian design is the height of tasteful decorating, then Fritz-Hansen is lifestyle with a capital L-perfect for design lovers and design professionals
Conference Proceedings of PLATE 2017, 8-10 November 2017, Delft, the Netherlands
Author: C.A. Bakker,R. Mugge
Publisher: IOS Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Product lifetimes are critical for the circular economy, resource efficiency, waste reduction and low carbon strategies for sustainability, and are therefore of interest to academics from many different disciplines as well as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other stakeholders. The challenges related to product lifetimes must be tackled from multiple perspectives, making the sharing of knowledge and expertise from different disciplines particularly important. This book presents papers from the second Product Lifetime and the Environment (PLATE) conference, held in Delft, the Netherlands, in November 2017. The conference originated from the desire to bring together academic researchers working in the field of sustainability to benefit from each other’s knowledge and further advance the field. The book includes the 88 full papers delivered at the conference, grouped according to the following 7 conference themes: design for product longevity; product lifetime optimization; cultural perspectives on the throwaway society; circular economy and product lifetimes; business opportunities, economic implications and marketing strategies; consumer influences on product lifetimes; and policy, regulation and legislation. The book will be of interest to all those concerned with sustainable consumption, circular economy and resource efficiency.
Native American art has a timeless appeal that fascinates anyone who appreciates quality craft and design. The projects selected here are modern interpretations of traditional Native American patterns and techniques--they adopt methods, supplies, and tools that are accessible to any crafter, while encouraging an appreciation for the historical significance of this unique culture. Leather working principles are demonstrated step-by-step and used to make moccasins, pouches, and vests, and patterns are also included for more complex garments such as a Southwest Rosette Shirt and a Chippewa Inspired Beaded Jacket. Many jewelry items are also featured--from a Turtle Fetish Necklace to a Zig-Zag Ankle Bracelet. While the inspiration for these designs may be centuries old, they still remain hugely fashionable!
This introductory volume to Alexander's other works, A Pattern of Language and The Oregon Experiment, explains concepts fundamental to his original approaches to the theory and application of architecture
Instructions and Papers for Beautiful Rosettes to Share, Wear, and Display
Author: Cathe Holden
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
With the materials in this portfolio—20 sheets of brightly patterned paper, plus basic rosette techniques, 14 step-by-step projects, and endless ideas for inspiration—crafters will delight in making timeless and modern folded medallions that can accessorize any outfit, function as home décor, or be gifted as living scrapbook mementos.
The basic techniques of leaded glass, including choosing, preparing and cutting glass, leading up, soldering, framing, and finishing. Also includes a detailed and illustrated discussions of tools and materials, and patterns for 20 projects.
Learn how to combine doilies, handkerchiefs and embroidered dainties with old linens, tablecloths, laces and buttons to fashion 12 intriguing new heirlooms with this comprehensive resource. Enthusiasts can make gorgeous window treatments, lampshades, pillows and children's keepsake dresses and outfits from vintage fabrics and textiles grandmother may have given them. The author, a vintage textile expert, offers priceless tips on how to clean, store and manage vintage textile collections.
Architecture by Bridget Vranckx,MoHen Design International
Rustic Chic Wedding is a bride and groom's peek into the vintage-inspired, timeless wedding of their dreams. A little DIY with a whiff of romance and whimsy goes a long way toward wedding-day magic. Choose from any of the three beautiful wedding “themes.” Maybe your wedding style is Shabby Vintage Couture Wedding: try the Garden Table Numbers or Monogrammed Cake Stand. Or if the Rustic, Recycled & Re-purposed Wedding is more your speed, there's a Flower Girl Crown and Kissing Bell. The Urban Farmhouse Wedding has instructions for creating a Twig Cake Topper and a S'mores Bar. However you mix and match the projects, your wedding will express your love story, inside and out! With a chapter on creating the perfect themed tablescape and one dedicated to beautiful bridal bouquets and boutonnieres, Rustic Chic Wedding will be an indispensable guide on the sweetest day of your life. .
Annotation Schöne Websites leben nicht alleine von vielen bunten Bildern und zeitgemäßer Programmierung. Eine gute und vor allem professionelle Website zeichnet sich dadurch aus, dass dahinter ein durchdachtes Konzept steht, dass sich die Site gut navigieren lässt und dass sich die angesprochene Zielgruppe gerne auf der Website aufhält. Wie man das erreicht, zeigt Lisa Lopuck in "Webdesign für Dummies". Sie erklärt, wie man den Webauftritt zielgruppenorientiert konzipiert und plant, wie man das passende Design für die angesprochene Zielgruppe entwickelt und worauf man achten muss, damit sich die fertige Website auch schnell aufbaut. Außerdem gibt sie eine kleine Einführung in die Websiteprogrammierung, die Gestaltung sowie den Einsatz von Typografie und Farben. Das Buch ist durchgängig farbig und enthält viele Beispiele und Anregungen.