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  • LIVING IN THE ENDLESS CITY
    LIVING IN THE ENDLESS CITY
    BURDETT RICKY
    ISBN: 9780714861180
    Title: LIVING IN THE ENDLESS CITY
    Author: BURDETT RICKY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In 2050, over three quarters of the world's population will live in cities. This follow-up to Phaidon's successful THE ENDLESS CITYis a close look at the issues that affect cities, and thus human life across the globe in the twenty-first century.

    Based on a series of conferences held by the London School of Economics, Living in the Endless City examines Mumbai, Sao Paolo and Istanbul through a series of essays by global scholars and thinkers, photographs illustrating key aspects of life in the three cities, and compellingly presented analytical data.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $79.95

    Price: $79.95
  • LIVING IN THE LANDSCAPE : Extraordinary Rural Homes in Australia and New Zealand
    LIVING IN THE LANDSCAPE : Extraordinary Rural Homes in Australia and New Zealand
    JOHNSON ANNA / BLACK RICHARD
    ISBN: 9780500501191
    Title: LIVING IN THE LANDSCAPE : Extraordinary Rural Homes in Australia and New Zealand
    Author: JOHNSON ANNA / BLACK RICHARD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Living in the Landscape explores new and exciting relationships between landscape and design. It examines how architects increasingly use various nuanced landscape conditions as inspiration and sites for creativity.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • LIVING ON WATER : Contemporary Houses Framed By Water
    LIVING ON WATER : Contemporary Houses Framed By Water
    ISBN: 9780714875729
    Title: LIVING ON WATER : Contemporary Houses Framed By Water
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A sumptuous survey of houses built with a strong connection to the oceans, lakes, rivers, and pools around them Living on Water showcases the finest examples of residential architecture that have one thing in common - their special relationship to that most essential of elements: water.

    These homes have been designed with water as a fundamental key to their very essence - whether built with a water view, built on water itself, or built to be reflected in water - and the results are stunning. This is a global tour that provides endless inspiration.

    "...Let water in, where possible, not hope to subdue Mother Nature... Live with the water, rather than struggle to defeat it."- New York Times

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $59.95

    Price: $59.95
  • LIVING WITH STONE
    LIVING WITH STONE
    ISBN: 9783864073328
    Title: LIVING WITH STONE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Its presence in architectural history proves that few materials provide as much security and warmth as stone. This book contains a selection of stone built houses, an optimal choice for those looking to retreat from the noise, pollution and stress of big city living and who long to live in a more natural environment. In addition to being a source of inspiration, this volume serves as a visual guide to the different types of stone and their applications in structures, finishes and decoration. Because durability and strength are among the basic properties of this precious material, the many examples of public buildings that have withstood the test of time and help create sustainable societies are impossible to ignore.

    Imprint: KOENEMAN
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • MAISON : Parisian Chic at Home
    MAISON : Parisian Chic at Home
    FRESSANGE INES DE LA
    ISBN: 9782080203670
    Title: MAISON : Parisian Chic at Home
    Author: FRESSANGE INES DE LA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A duo of high-profile tastemakers invites readers inside fifteen homes that are infused with the blend of vintage-contemporary style that is the essence of Parisian chic.

    Style icon Ines de la Fressange and globetrotting dilettante Marin Montagut share a uniquely Parisian sensibility for interiors that combine a variety of design traditions into a harmonious living space. The authors take readers inside fifteen Parisian apartments?including their own? that demonstrate how to imbue a home with a sense of well-being through a mix of vintage and contemporary styles. Each owner is passionate about home decor?whether in a studio, loft, or duplex?and they continually evolve their interior with new treasures uncovered in flea markets, on their travels, at design fairs, or in artisanal workshops.

    Natural materials?wood, wicker, bamboo, cotton, and linen?create warmth and personality. Vintage suitcases, vegetable crates, and jewel- toned pharmaceutical jars transform into charming storage containers. Embroidered cushions, terrariums, and fresh flowers enliven a room with pops of color. Collages, original art, or humble objects displayed in a series add a signature style to each residence.

    With extensive photographs, watercolor illustrations, and practical advice on the indispensable objects that incarnate each maison , this exquisite volume is rich in inspiration for creating Parisian chic at home.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • MAKE A HOME TO LOVE
    MAKE A HOME TO LOVE
    MCNAMARA ANNA-CARIN
    ISBN: 9781925589771
    Title: MAKE A HOME TO LOVE
    Author: MCNAMARA ANNA-CARIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Have you ever picked up an interior design magazine, drooled over the beautiful, stylised spaces, put it back down, looked around your home and thought, ‘How on earth do I do this?’ Do you want a home of which you can be proud? A home that you are happy to return to every single day? A home that you truly love? If so, then this book is for you.

    Make a Home to Love takes you through ten simple steps that will help you to review your home and turn it into a place you can love and be proud of for years to come. Written by Swedish-born interior designer Anna-Carin McNamara, the book offers practical, accessible advice on how to turn any home into a stylish Scandinavian sanctuary.‘

    Make a Home to Love teaches you how to create a home you love – one that you love spending time in every day – so that you can excel in all areas of your life, because your home and the spaces you spend time in influence your productivity, creativity and inspiration.’ —Kristina Karlsson, founder of kikki.K

    Imprint: BRIO BOOKS
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • MINIMALISM
    MINIMALISM
    ISBN: 9783864075384
    Title: MINIMALISM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A beautiful book which combines a multitude of exquisite images of important minimalist design around the world. This series shows different ways of interpreting and expressing minimalism in interior design and architecture

    Imprint: KOENEMAN
    RRP: $44.99

    Price: $44.99
  • MODERN CONTAINER ARCHITECTURE
    MODERN CONTAINER ARCHITECTURE
    HART AIDAN
    ISBN: 9781864707052
    Title: MODERN CONTAINER ARCHITECTURE
    Author: HART AIDAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Shipping containers are the quintessential symbol of commerce and product distribution around the world. They represent global mobility and our capacity to move anything from anywhere. It is ironic, then, that they are increasingly being used for architectural installations, forming more static temporary and permanent structures, including housing.

    This book provides an informative overview of the advent of containerization and investigates a great range of modern architectural applications.

    It explores creativity in commercial design; innovative use of space; pop-up trends; plug-in architecture; how to balance budget with aesthetic concerns; and technical and structural considerations.

    Richly illustrated, with unique design narratives, the full-color case studies throughout showcase the innovative use of modern containers.

    Imprint: IMAGES PUBLISHERS
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • MODERN RETRO HOME : A Practical Guide to Styling Your Space   **Special Price**
    MODERN RETRO HOME : A Practical Guide to Styling Your Space **Special Price**
    GRANT JASON
    ISBN: 9781742709925
    Title: MODERN RETRO HOME : A Practical Guide to Styling Your Space **Special Price**
    Author: GRANT JASON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Modern Retro Home is the third book from celebrity stylist and designer Mr Jason Grant.

    This book is your key to unlocking the secrets behind a thoroughly contemporary home that takes inspiration from the past, particularly from the '60s and '70s. Organised into chapters according to each room of your house, Mr Jason Grant takes you inside many homes that exemplify this aesthetic and highlights why each room styling works. But don't expect to find tired-looking rooms here, Jason's fresh and accessible style shines through in the bright, colourful pages. No matter the size of your budget or living space, or whether your belongings are sourced from eBay or high-end vintage stores, the tips in this book can be applied to create your own modern retro home.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $10.00
  • MODERNIQUE : Inspiring Interiors Mixing Vintage and Modern Style
    MODERNIQUE : Inspiring Interiors Mixing Vintage and Modern Style
    BUCKINGHAM JULIA
    ISBN: 9781419724817
    Title: MODERNIQUE : Inspiring Interiors Mixing Vintage and Modern Style
    Author: BUCKINGHAM JULIA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    An inspirational guide to designing unforgettable interiors that blend cherished vintage pieces with fresh, modern style

    This is an irresistible guide for all who crave the elegance and ease of modern style combined with the warmth of tradition. For the countless readers who are eager to create a home with a modern look while still keeping treasured pieces, designer Julia Buckingham outlines how to mix old and new, and decodes what brings an interior to life. Her energetic approach has captured the media, and she has quickly become known for personality-driven rooms filled with color, style, and ease. In Modernique, readers will find both inspiration and design advice from a modern master.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $60.00

    Price: $60.00
  • MOVABLE ARCHITECTURE : A Design Guide to Container Reuse
    MOVABLE ARCHITECTURE : A Design Guide to Container Reuse
    GILBERT ROSS
    ISBN: 9781864707694
    Title: MOVABLE ARCHITECTURE : A Design Guide to Container Reuse
    Author: GILBERT ROSS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Focusing on the requirement for energy-efficient sustainable architecture with a small carbon footprint, this book explores the many ways in which containers can be renovated to create housing and more. With environmentally friendly design, low associated costs and ease of mobility, containers could be a great future contributor to the development of low-carbon architecture.

    This book features a detailed analysis of over 40 container projects, each with their own prominent features. These are presented alongside landscape plans, technical drawings and text explanations. In addition to the case studies, design guidelines are supplied alongside information regarding the relevant construction standards for container buildings, making this book both inspirational and a practical source of resources for designers and architects.

    Imprint: IMAGES PUBLISHING GROUP
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • NEW BOHEMIANS : COOL AND COLLECTED HOMES
    NEW BOHEMIANS : COOL AND COLLECTED HOMES
    BLAKENEY JUSTINA
    ISBN: 9781617691515
    Title: NEW BOHEMIANS : COOL AND COLLECTED HOMES
    Author: BLAKENEY JUSTINA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    In The New Bohemians, LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex-pats, artists and urban farmers. They embrace freespirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, including their homes. With little distinction between work and play, the new boho home often includes an office, art gallery, showroom, photography studio, restaurant, or even a pop-up shop.

    The New Bohemians explores 20 homes located primarily on the American East and West coasts. Exclusive interviews with the owners, as well as 12 DIY projects created by Blakeney and inspired by objects found in the homes, offer insight into achieving this aesthetic. In addition, each home is accompanied by an Adopt-an-Idea section that offers general decor, styling, and shopping tips for easy duplication in your own home.

    Imprint: STEWART TABORI & CHANG
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • NEW BOHEMIANS HANDBOOK : Come Home to Good Vibes
    NEW BOHEMIANS HANDBOOK : Come Home to Good Vibes
    BLAKENEY JUSTINA
    ISBN: 9781419724824
    Title: NEW BOHEMIANS HANDBOOK : Come Home to Good Vibes
    Author: BLAKENEY JUSTINA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Bohemian style-leader Justina Blakeney is back with fresh design advice and free-spirited inspiration in this colourful companion to the The New Bohemians.

    The New Bohemian Handbook guides readers in beautifully simple techniques for adding good vibes and style to living spaces. Packed with hundreds of ideas for bringing positive energy to your home, the book features exercises and activities for thinking about rooms in new ways.

    With Justina’s expert guidance, learn how to rearrange, paint, prop, and plant your way to a home that’s fresh and inspiring. Uncover your “spirit environment” and learn how to use color and scent to enhance mood, productivity, and relaxation. Revel in Justina’s encouraging advice (“you got this!”), and easily and affordably turn any dwelling into a personal sanctuary.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • NEW CHINESE ARCHITECTURE : Twenty Women Building the Future
    NEW CHINESE ARCHITECTURE : Twenty Women Building the Future
    WILLIAMS AUSTIN
    ISBN: 9780500343388
    Title: NEW CHINESE ARCHITECTURE : Twenty Women Building the Future
    Author: WILLIAMS AUSTIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The first survey of China's leading female architects, featuring 20 established and emerging talents making an impact on the national scene.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • NEW ECO HOMES : NEW IDEAS FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING
    NEW ECO HOMES : NEW IDEAS FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING
    GUTIERREZ MANEL
    ISBN: 9780062395184
    Title: NEW ECO HOMES : NEW IDEAS FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING
    Author: GUTIERREZ MANEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A stunning, full-color showcase of the latest innovations in sustainable architecture and eco-friendly design, featuring thirty-five diverse homes.

    Today’s architects, designers, building craftsman, and homeowners are becoming more environmentally conscious, choosing eco-friendly living spaces with small carbon footprints that are built with sustainable materials. New Eco Homes explores various aspects of modern eco design, from its environmental and economical benefits, to factors considered when choosing materials: how much energy went into manufacturing the product, whether it is long lasting, and whether it can be recycled or safely disposed of as it eventually breaks down. It also examines important details involved in building, such as climate regulation, drainage systems, and regional planning. Each of the thirty-five projects contain photographs, floor plans, and detailed drawings that illustrate certain sustainable features, revealing how much the parameters of ecological design have expanded in just a few short years.

    New Eco Homes includes an introductory interview with an international specialist in green building, site plans, architectural drawings, and a complete directory of resources. Combining concern for the environmental with aesthetic sensibility, it is an essential resource for architects, designers, and homeowners interested in creating warm and inviting homes that are not only beautiful to inhabit, but help protect and conserve our natural environment as well.

    Imprint: HARPER DESIGN
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • NEW HISTORY OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE
    NEW HISTORY OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE
    DAVIES COLIN
    ISBN: 9781786270566
    Title: NEW HISTORY OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE
    Author: DAVIES COLIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this engaging and thought-provoking book, Colin Davies subjects the canonical architecture of the twentieth century to a thorough reassessment. Rather than repeating the standard wisdom, Davies questions the values and judgements that are so often the mainstay of architectural surveys, and in doing so asks: what is the importance of the style we know as Modernism?

    Combining a fascinating, well-researched, and, above all, readable text with photographs and drawings, this history is a must for students and lovers of modern architecture alike.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $100.00
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