Past Perfect

Author: Susan Sully
Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC
ISBN: 1580934390
Format: PDF
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"The past meets the present in perfect style in this book, which offers inspirational examples of decorating creatively with heirlooms and antiques and incorporating them into everyday life. Featuring interiors decorated by collectors, antiques dealers, and well-known design professionals, author Susan Sully demonstrates ways to create tradition-inspired interiors that aren't fussy or stiff, introduce antiques into contemporary settings, and breathe new life into old things by changing finishes and upholstery or combining objects in surprising juxtapositions. Sully also explains how to display collections creatively, to set inviting tables, arrange interesting tabletop compositions, and successfully mix and match objects from varied styles, periods, and degrees of formality. Ranging from a converted 1915 fire station to a French Neoclassical style mansion and including gardens as well, the selected homes reveal the beauty and relevance of antiques in every setting, from casual to elegant, rustic to refined."

Heirloom Modern

Author: Hollister Hovey
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780847839599
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Looks at the apartments and houses of "heirloomists," who work to integrate nostalgia, adventure, and history in their homes through antiques, model ships, and other eclectic design elements.

Antiques

Author: Leon Rosenstein
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801447348
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Leon Rosenstein offers a sweeping and lively account of the origin and development of the antique as both a cultural concept and an aesthetic category.

The Southern Cosmopolitan

Author: Susan Sully
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847830787
Format: PDF, ePub
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Offers a survey of contemporary Southern architecture and interior design using a collection of luxurious houses that depicts the grandeur and hospitality the region is known for.

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ISBN: 0399579079
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Plant Craft

Author: Caitlin Atkinson
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697741
Format: PDF
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Discover the simple beauty of adding natural style to a space! Not everyone has a garden—but with only a handful of materials and a little bit of time, everyone can bring the beauty of nature into their home. Plant Craft features projects inspired by the natural world and made out of live plants, cut flowers, foraged branches, and more. You’ll learn how to create a colorful floral mural, an elegant table centerpiece, a serene underwater sculpture, a whimsical mobile, and more. The step-by-step instructions are clear, easy to follow, and fully illustrated with color photographs, and the projects vary in difficulty. Given the right care, they all have the potential to grace a home for a long time.

Beretta

Author: Nicholas Foulkes
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847849741
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This landmark volume celebrates six centuries of Beretta—bringing together the rich history and experience of the world’s finest shotguns and purveyor of the sporting lifestyle. Collectors, shooting sports enthusiasts, hunters, and those who appreciate the finest aspects of the outdoor and sporting lifestyle have one thing in common all over the world—they all carry a Beretta. Since 1526, the Beretta name has been synonymous with uncompromising craftsmanship and performance in firearms. These guns have been carried into the field by some of the most iconic figures in modern culture, from Winston Churchill and Ernest Hemingway to Sean Connery and Norman Schwarzkopf, as well as current U.S. Olympic gold-medalist shooters.For the first time, the Beretta family opens the doors to its family villa, properties, and factory in Gardone, Italy, to show the world’s finest guns being made by hand. The book then immerses the reader in the field, with sumptuous photography that shows the shooting and sporting lifestyle at its best—from Argentina to Oregon, Scotland to Tanzania.This is the ideal gift for fine-gun aficionados, a showcase of Beretta’s best work, and a bucket list for sportsmen and sportswomen and all those aspiring to the pursuit of life afield at its finest."

Cabinets of Wonder

Author: Christine Davenne
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9781419705540
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Translation of Cabinets de curiositaes, published in Paris by Martiniaere in 2011.

See Ya Later Calculator

Author: Editors of Portable Press
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1626868123
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From the editors at Portable Press, the people who bring you Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, comes a book full of simple, easy-to-follow, and even entertaining tricks for doing practical, real world math in your head in just seconds flat. A lot of us hate math, but that's just because we don't remember much of it from high school or we think it's too hard (which is probably why we've forgotten it). But who needs it, when you've got a calculator, right? Wrong. We all use math everyday—to calculate a tip, to figure out an interest rate, to estimate the cost of the groceries in your cart, etc. Math doesn't have to be hard. It can be easy, fast, and even fun...if you know how to do it all in your head. See Ya Later Calculator demystifies numbers and math. With these simple, precise, and downright magical math tricks, readers can do everyday math faster than it takes to dig out their phone and find the calculator app. Clear, step-by-step, easily memorizable directions demonstrate more than 125 math operations anyone can do in their head. Plus, it features do-it-yourself math projects, puzzles, and even a bonus section for advanced mathophiles. Get ready to tackle fun problems such as... *How to easily square any number *How to add three-digit numbers *How to use a mirror to measure the height of a building. *How to make a ruler out of a dollar bill *How to use geometry to paint walls, cut floor tiling, and do other home renovations *How to subtract numbers...by adding And lots more...no calculator required.

House Proud

Author: Valorie Hart
Publisher: Glitterati
ISBN: 9780988174535
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Experience the joy of decor and design, restoration and rebirth, color and comfort - all in the enchanting locale of Louisiana. A New Orleans-based interior designer, Valorie Hart expertly leads a private tour of the most fashionable homes in the state. Sara Essex Bradley's photographs document the personality of Louisiana's homes, from the formal Greek revival house to the warm Creole cottage, the pre-Civil war beauty to the kitschy 50s-style ranch, the grand Victorian to the modern urban loft. This is not simply a design inspiration book, but rather a thoughtful compilation of homeowners' personal stories of restoring and redesigning their dream houses - the stories of the "house-proud." In addition to Debra Shriver's foreword, Hart gives her creative expertise on repurposing furniture, displaying art collections, creating extra rooms, and rethinking storage. Hart presents us with today's Louisiana homes: the feel of southern hospitality married with a look of contemporary chic."