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 Why is it that the trend you were so eager to adopt suddenly becomes outdated in eight years?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.
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
With 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.
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
Deck the halls with tons of ideas and projects that help make the season bright Whether you incorporate handmade items as part of your decor, celebrations, or gift giving, adding a personal touch to Christmas makes the holiday season even more special. Christmas Ideas is packed with easy and inspirational ways to help beautify and personalize your holiday season. You'll get ideas for festive decorating schemes, stunning themed trees, quick-to-make ornaments and cards, appealing gifts, and easy crafts. So before you adorn your home or begin penning your Christmas cards, turn to this gorgeous book for Projects that bring a handmade touch to holiday d¿cor, gifts, and celebrations Step-by-step instructions for craft projects Ideas for holiday entertaining including kitchen-tested recipes Gorgeous color photos that offer inspiration and guidance Christmas Ideas is a treasure-trove of holiday merriment—a perfect source for creating unforgettable Christmas celebrations and traditions you'll be proud to share with family and friends.