• Skogluft (Forest Air)
    Skogluft (Forest Air)
    Why do we spend so much time indoors, which is not our natural habitat? Why have trends such as forest-bathing become so popular? The answer to the last question lies in the proven benefits we obtain from our connection with nature - from increased productivity to feelings of happiness and an enhanced sense of wellbeing.

    For millions of years, humans developed in natural environments, in close contact with sunlight, vegetation and fresh air. But most of us spend 80-90% of our time indoors far from the environments for which we are naturally suited and in which we evolved. Skogluft's mission is to bring a natural living environment back into your home and workplace.
    Based on years of research data on the impact between nature and people, gathered together by a Norwegian mechanical engineer, Jorn Viumdal, Skogluft reveals how installing a wall of easily available plants in your home environment can dramatically improve health, strengthen the immune system and increase productivity. The plants are easily available, cheap to buy and simple to look after.
    Here is a low-tech solution to a problem created by our increasing dependence on a world dominated by high technology. Learn the simple techniques to beautify your world and create air you can live with all year around and experience the health and wellness effects for yourself.

    ISBN: 9780008317447
    Publication date: 16/05/2019
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Viumdal, Jorn
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Small Houses
    Small Houses
    In this new collection of small houses from Fine Homebuilding magazine, the authors look at houses both new and remodeled, traditional and modern, urban and rural, by the water and in the mountains. The houses exude as much style as homes many times their square footage, and all are as big as they need to be to fit the lifestyles and aspirations of the people who live in them. Houses include: bungalow on a budget magnificent mountain cabin family-friendly remodel garden cottage for low-impact living design/build delight in the desert little house on an urban infill modern Victorian in a mountain resort With the growing popularity of small, micro, and tiny houses, it's no surprise that the average house size is actually trending smaller in recent years. 275 photographs, 30 illustrations

    ISBN: 9781641550628
    Publication date: 11/07/2019
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Fine Homebuilding
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.99
  • Stone
    Stone
    A fascinating, visually rich collection, STONE explores the appeal of this essential material through 170 structures from the last 5,000 years. Organized into such themes as Texture, Juxtaposition, and Light, it highlights stone's range and unique qualities with stunning photographs of ancient tombs, churches, cultural spaces, houses, and beyond.



    The book features projects from celebrated architects including Philip Johnson, Antoni Gaudi, and Mies van der Rohe, as well as the best contemporary talent such as Kengo Kuma, Grafton Architects, and Snohetta.

    ISBN: 9780714879253
    Publication date: 06/08/2019
    Price: $75.00
    Author: Hall, William
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $75.00
  • Stuff of Life
    Stuff of Life
    In the first chapter, How to Arrange your Stuff, Hilary identifies and illustrates four different approaches to arrangements - intuitive, narrative, practical and curatorial - and shows how each one can be achieved. She also considers the variety of display locations available within the home - walls, mantelpieces, windowsills, chests of drawers, tabletops - and suggests how to make the most of them. Next, in Stories Told by Real Homes, Hilary shares insider knowledge drawn from the experience of creating interiors that fall into five different styles - Neatnik, Bohemian, Naturalist, Sculpture Vulture and Noble Salvage. Some people are magpies - they love stuff; finding, collecting, and displaying it - while their opposite, the minimalists, are on a mission to contain or tame it. The ideas in this book will appeal to magpies, minimalists and everyone in between.

    ISBN: 9781788790864
    Publication date: 06/12/2018
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Robertson, Hilary
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • Terrace House
    Terrace House
    With British precedents and working-class origins, the terrace house has a story of remarkable resilience.Today it is highly sought-after for its nostalgic charm and inner-city locale. A new generation of homeowners is making their mark by working with architects and designers to reimagine the terrace house for a twenty-first-century lifestyle.From subtle refinements to bold geometric forms, alterations and additions are often hidden from the street creating a sense of intrigue about what lies behind, above or beyond the romantic facade. This collection of homes celebrates the incredible history and enduring appeal of these well-loved buildings.

    ISBN: 9781760760199
    Publication date: 01/09/2018
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Bruhn, Cameron
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $50.00
  • Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a New City
    Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a New City
    A remarkable view of one of the world s most beloved and troubled cities, Adina Hoffman s "Till We Have Built Jerusalem" is a gripping and intimate journey into the very different lives of three architects who helped shape modern Jerusalem.The book unfolds as an excavation and opens with the arrival in 1930s Jerusalem of the celebrated Berlin architect Erich Mendelsohn, a refugee from Hitler s Germany, who must reckon with a complex new Middle Eastern reality. Next we meet Austen St. Barbe Harrison, Palestine s chief government architect from 1922-1937. Steeped in the traditions of Byzantine and Islamic building, this most private of public servants finds himself working under the often stifling and violent conditions of British rule. And in the riveting final section, Hoffman herself sets out through the battered streets of today s Jerusalem searching for traces of a possibly Greek, possibly Arab architect named Spyro Houris. Once a fixture on the local scene, Houris is now utterly forgotten, though his grand, Armenian-tile-clad buildings still stand, a ghostly testimony to the cultural fluidity that has historically characterized Jerusalem at its best.A beautifully written rumination on memory and forgetting, place and displacement, "Till We Have Built Jerusalem" uncovers ramifying layers of one great city s buried history as it asks what it means, everywhere, to be foreign and to belong."

    ISBN: 9780374289102
    Publication date: 10/05/2016
    Price: $44.99
    Author: Hoffman, Adina
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $44.99
  • Tree Houses
    Tree Houses
    The idea of climbing a tree for shelter, or just to see the earth from another perspective, is as old as humanity. In this neat TASCHEN edition, take a tour of some of our finest arboreal adventures with 50 of the most beautiful, inventive, and enchanting tree houses around the world.

    From romantic to contemporary, from famed architects to little-known craftsmen, you'll scale the heights to visit all manner of treetop structures, from a teahouse, restaurant, hotel, and children's playhouse to simple perches from which to contemplate life, enjoy the view, and discover that tree houses take as many forms as the imagination can offer. With an abundance of gorgeous photographs and illustrations, this is an ode to alternative living, where playful imagination meets eco-sensitive finesse.

    ISBN: 9783836561877
    Publication date: 25/05/2017
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Jodidio, Philip
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Tricia Guild In My View
    Tricia Guild In My View
    As one of the world's foremost interior designers, Tricia Guild has a passionate belief that the way we choose to live has a significant impact on our well-being and happiness. The homes that we live in, the things that we surround ourselves with, and the everyday choices we make, can profoundly affect our outlook and positivity. It is no surprise, then, that Tricia practises what she preaches: she finds it impossible to separate her work as a designer from other aspects of her life, and she believes that, in seeking creative inspiration in each experience, especially in enjoying the things that bring pleasure to our lives, we can perfect the art of living.
    For Tricia, Italy is a particularly enduring passion: the culture, landscape, architecture, food and music all strike a creative chord. She has had a house there for many years. The last home was a rustic farmhouse, but when Tricia and her family began the search for a new property, she knew it would be decidedly different. In this new Italian home, Tricia found the perfect opportunity to create a contemporary interior reflecting a love of modernity and simplicity that has evolved over the years. In Tricia's view, modernity does not mean a lack of colour, pattern or texture; a contemporary interior can be both decorative and minimal - in fact, a confident use of colour and pattern can be the very thing that makes it even more wonderful. Here, working with the architect Stephen Marshall and the garden designer Arne Maynard, Tricia has created a special home - a contemporary interpretation of the local vernacular - that represents her kind of modern.
    In In My View, Tricia charts the creation of her stunning Italian home set amid verdant oil groves. We are taken on an extensive tour of the breathtaking property, right from the entrance steps and the rooms/spaces in the main house to the outdoor dining areas, studio, guest accommodation, kitchen garden and pool house. Stephen and Arne offer insight into their collaboration with Tricia, describing, among other things, the selection of materials - local stone, concrete, glass and galvanized metal - for the house, and the planting on the terraces and around the rolling lawns of the garden. Local artisans and craftspeople also played a crucial role in bringing this truly magnificent yet relaxing and comfortable home to life.
    Tricia also presents her new London home - a Victorian townhouse in a corner plot, where, with the same team of Stephen and Arne - she set about creating an urban retreat comprising three distinct areas to accommodate living, dining and resting. While life in Italy for Tricia is about seasonality and nature, her life in London is centred on her work at Designers Guild, the company she founded in 1970. Her London home therefore is, she says, `sharply experimental', her version of a lab, where she tests designs and assesses how colours work together. In this section of the book, Tricia provides a glimpse of working life and the design process at the company headquarters in west London.
    Throughout the book, Tricia shares the moodboards that helped her to realize her dream homes in Italy and London. For Tricia, moodboards are vital in the early stages of any project, large or small, because they help to stimulate the creative process, even define how one wishes to live, by establishing the language, rhythm and style of each space. The choices that one makes here, the process of selection and careful editing, lie at the heart of finding one's own style. In My View reveals the personal choices have shaped the way Tricia lives now, and will inspire the reader to develop their individual style and thus create their own special view.

    ISBN: 9781858946757
    Publication date: 01/09/2019
    Price: $140.00
    Author: Guild, Tricia
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $140.00
  • Upcycling with Style
    Upcycling with Style
    Upcycling with Style encourages readers to think creatively. It is packed with projects, tips and practical information as a guide to making your home and garden inviting places without having to splurge on expensive items. Comprehensive step-by-step photographs help as a guide to clever project ideas that will help to create stylish and unique living spaces.

    ISBN: 9781869664961
    Publication date: 01/11/2018
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Heeringa, Sarah
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Urban Sanctuary
    Urban Sanctuary
    In today's fast-paced world, finding refuge from our busy lives is one of the most significant requirements for home. This refuge takes the form of rooms for rest, spaces for interacting with family and friends, as well as outdoor spaces. Urban Sanctuary showcases outstanding contemporary houses from Australia and New Zealand situated in urban contexts that explore and demonstrate new inventive ways of living with the outdoors. Taking the form of vertical gardens, micro-green spaces, rooftop gardens, courtyards, borrowed landscapes and reworked traditional gardens, these projects reveal how a home can interact with garden spaces in whatever form they might take.

    ISBN: 9781760760120
    Publication date: 01/10/2018
    Price: $80.00
    Author: Anna Johnson and Richard
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $80.00
  • Vernacular the Everyday Landscape of New Zealand
    Vernacular the Everyday Landscape of New Zealand
    As long as people have lived in New Zealand, they have left traces of all kinds upon the land: stone walls, sculpted earthforms, urban benches, farm fences, boardwalks, walls, steps and drains. These everyday parts of our landscape form the backdrop to our lives, but are a frequently overlooked and underappreciated part of our cultural legacy. Landscape architect Philip Smith and photographer David Straight have travelled the length and breadth of New Zealand to document a wonderful diversity of forms and objects that make up our everyday landscape. Far from being ordinary, these landscape features often display a considerable degree of invention and innovation, and great aesthetic appeal. These landscape features sometimes have a large scale, as is the case in the beautiful steps and paths of Kauaeranga Valley on the Coromandel Peninsula, or the long sinuous water races of Central Otago. But just as much, these built objects are often modest and small - benches, manhole covers, bike racks and suburban gates.
    Fascinating, idiosyncratic, often beautiful, Vernacular is a unique book, created out of the authors' desire to record and value a very distinct part of the landscape we inhabit, and the cultural legacy of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

    ISBN: 9781927213490
    Publication date: 19/10/2015
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Smith, Philip
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $19.99
  • Wood
    Wood
    Wood is a fresh, insightful and surprising look at the world's best timber architecture. With 170 structures from the last 1,000 years, Wood features projects from some of the world's most celebrated architects. Renzo Piano's otherworldly New Caledonian Cultural Centre is found alongside projects from Tadao Ando and Peter Zumthor. Even the work of Le Corbusier, an architect best known for his work in concrete, is shown - his humble Mediterranean log cabin, Le Cabanon, was his last home. Arranged to promote comparison and discussion, the selected projects take the reader on a global tour of inspiring and intriguing structures: a Vietnamese village hall sits beside a state-of-the-art Belgian laboratory, an Italian anatomical theatre alongside a luxurious Canadian sauna and an onion-domed Russian church next to a fortified Japanese castle. Illustrated with extraordinary photographs, each project includes an extended caption providing an insightful commentary on the building. An essay by the bestselling author and naturalist Richard Mabey explores the close relationship between trees and architecture.
    Following the popularity of Concrete and Brick, Wood is a beautiful and informative visual exploration of a natural material that harbours an extraordinary range of expression and potential and has inspired architects for generations.

    ISBN: 9780714873480
    Publication date: 20/03/2017
    Price: $70.00
    Author: Hall, William
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $70.00
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