He has received press in top design publications such as Architectural Digest ,
Metropolitan Home , This Old Home and Old House Journal , and even the Puget
Sound Business Journal . Craig creates and coaches on a variety of design ...
Author: Brian Carabet
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
More than 250 photographs of nearly 40 leading designers in Washington and Oregon.
In Spectacular Homes of the Southwest , this theme resonates : The Southwest
Style mixes styles and influences and includes crossovers , hybridizations ,
syntheses and juxtapositions - a mirror of local history . The 34 interior designers
Author: John Shand
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
More than 250 photographs of the work nearly 40 leading designers in Phoenix, Tucson, Scottsdale, and New Mexico.
Photograph by Scott Bradford than making a statement , David wants every room
of the houses his company builds and decorates to be so useful and beautiful
that each one is a competing favorite FACING PAGE TOP This beautiful bedroom
Author: Brian Carabet
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
More than 250 photographs of the work of nearly 60 leading interior designers in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and the San Francisco Bay Area
Photograph by Rosh Sillars I don ' t want the houses I do to look like a “ Donna
Brown house . The best compliment you can get is that the house is truly a
reflection of the homeowner . ” WE Duo JANET CHILD CHISM JANET CHISM
Author: Brian G. Carabet
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
This impressive showcase of the top interior designers in Michigan features Greater Detroit, Grand Rapids, and the upscale communities along the Great Lakes’ shores.
... this unique estate comprises two spectacular houses, two swimming pools, a
garage complex, and paddle tennis court. The 950-square-meter, six-bedroom
principal house is based in style on a classic Italian hunting lodge with two round
Author: Robyn Beaver
Publisher: Images Publishing
"This coffee-table-style book features 100 architect-designed homes from around the world. Descriptive text, floor plans, and photos describe each project. Exteriors and interiors are featured.' -- Publisher.
TRACY BENTON Benton Cole Interiors Tracy Benton believes historical houses
in her hometown of Macon were I one of the original sources of her interest in
design . “ While attending grade school in an antebellum house , ” she recalls ...
Author: Jolie Carpenter
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
More than 250 photographs of the work of more than 40 leading interior desginers in the Greater Atlanta, Savannah, and Macon area.
Outstanding houses that exhibit thoughtful architecture and interior design Home
Designing. 57 Plush furnishings and spectacular views make it easy to stomach
staying indoors should it rain. A large area rug manages to make the open ...
Author: Home Designing
Publisher: Home Designing
Who This Book Is Intended For Be it the passing enthusiast who is collecting up pictures for the dream house he plans to own one day or the professional architect/interior designer looking for design inspiration from the best in the industry, this book is for anyone looking to improve their eye for good design. Includes * 40 homes, 340+ Pages * 500+ High quality images * Architectural plans of all homes * Name & contact information of architects included How this book would help you… Gather inspiration for your dream home with this incredible e-book, which includes full color photos, descriptions and even plans to help guide you in building a nest of your own. Learn which architects capture your unique sense of style and see examples of their work in action. Sharpen your sense of modern home design and discover new techniques that you can try in your own home. If you have an eye for design, this book is a must-have for your swipe file or inspiration folder for future house plans. Stunning Imagery: These handpicked images include the work of some of the best architects on the planet. You will not be disappointed. Get In Touch With The Architects: The book includes the contact info of every one of the architects whose work we have featured. So if you need to get in touch, you can. It’s All In One Place: No need to browse scores of websites to find the designs you like. It is all in one neatly packaged ebook available offline.
When I was in college in New York I had the luxury and good fortune of visiting
many spectacular houses with my grandmother Sister Parish when she called on
her friends on the weekend. Sunday lunch was a popular time to entertain with ...
Author: Susan Bartlett Crater
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Comfort is the essential element of a successful interior and the hallmark of the Parish-Hadley style. In Sister Parish Design, Libby Cameron, Sister's last protégé, and Susan B. Crater, Sister's granddaughter, explore this aspect and much more in a series of conversations with the leading decorators of today. Sister Parish is the iconic American decorator of her generation. Her use of flowered chintzes and overstuffed armchairs combined with unexpected items, like patchwork quilts and painted furniture, is credited with popularizing what is known as American Country–style during the 1960s. Her passion for bold color and mixed patterns invoked charm, imagination, and a lived-in look to her rooms. Her philosophy was to be unafraid and to put things together because you liked them--not because they matched. Filled with beautifully-rendered watercolor illustrations, Sister Parish Design is more than just a stunning book—it is an inspirational resource that all decorating aficionados will want to add to their bookshelf.
This book chronicles , in spectacular photographs , the great houses of the
Chaco Canyon Anasazi . As such , it captures indelible images of a time ( AD 850
– 1150 ) and a place — Chaco Canyon , in dry , rugged northwestern New
Author: John Martin Campbell
Publisher: UNM Press
Chaco Canyon, in far northwest New Mexico, was a major center of Puebloan culture between AD 900 and 1250. It is believed two thousand to six thousand people lived, annually, in about one hundred settlements scattered in and around the Canyon. The altitude (the canyon floor is sixty-two hundred feet above sea level) and the arid, desolate setting resulted in unique architecture and living styles. Puebloan masons used local sandstone and adobe mortar to build great houses consisting of fifty to seven hundred rooms. In "The Great Houses of Chaco," Jack Campbell's elegant black and white photos explore the intricate structures that have come to define Chaco. David Stuart and Thomas Windes provide essays that place the photographs into historic contexts, and Katherine Kallestad has written captions that explain the images themselves. Together, they detail Chacoan culture and the magnificent ruins that are the primary source of our knowledge about the ancestral people of this region.Contributors: Thomas C. Windes--retired archaeologist, Chaco Culture National Historical Park and adjunct lecturer of anthropology, University of New Mexico David E. Stuart--emeritus professor of anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque Katherine Kallestad--anthropologist, archivist, and research assistant to John Campbell
Buildings that were designed by important architects are also spotlighted. We
especially highlight St. Cecilia's Cathedral, not only because it is the city's most
prominent religious landmark, but also because it houses a spectacular
collection of ...
Author: Eileen Wirth PhD
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
From the towers of St. Cecilias Cathedral to the Buddhist statuary garden visible from North Omahas Sorensen Expressway, Omahas physical expressions of worship represent the worlds major faiths. Images of America: Omahas Historic Houses of Worship tells the story of how Omahans since the 1850s have created religious buildings and landmarks all over the city as expressions of their beliefs and identities. Images in this book include buildings in the National Register of Historic Places and on local landmarks lists. Through historical religious photographs, readers will learn the colorful tales of the buildings creations and see how todays Omahans are building the next chapter in the ongoing story of the citys religious landscape.
She began to wonder what each of the homeowners did for a living in order to be
able to afford such expansive homes. She had seen some spectacular houses in
San Diego, but these houses had far more land. The distance between each ...
Author: Jordyn Alexander
After an overwhelmingly traumatic incident leaves Paige Caldwell, a young San Diego police officer, crippled with anxiety and distrust, she is determined to maintain control over her world and the people in it. Hidden behind the emotional fortress she has built for herself, Paige allows few people to trespass into her emotions. She no longer sees life in a profusion of hues and saturation, but simply in black and white. Right and wrong. Life and death. Preston Wakefield is the lead singer of the rebounding musical group, Aldengate. At the height of their fame, ten years prior, Aldengates popularity was likened to that of the Beatles, inviting chaos and pandemonium wherever they went. When the group disbanded, each member embarked on their own projects, but eventually reunited a decade later. With their reunion tour selling out stadiums across the country, it was obvious that time had not diminished the fierce loyalty of their fans. When Paiges lifelong friend, and co-worker, Taylor Wellington, asks her to fill an empty spot providing security for an Aldengate concert, she reluctantly agrees. Despite her desire not to allow her anxiety rule her life, the clamor and commotion surrounding the venue leaves her staggering to regain her composure. Finding respite in a small alcove, Paige meets Preston in a chance encounter. Against Taylors cynical assessment of Preston, Paige embarks on a secret courtship with Preston while remaining resolute to avoid the chaos that seems to follow him. As the romance evolves, Preston becomes increasingly irritated with Taylors meddling, threatening to unravel the very fabric of their relationship. When Paige refuses to let go of her best friend in order to save her relationship, Preston must decide if its because of a surreptitious love between them...or something more. Despite her insistence that life is what you make of it, Paige will soon learn that life is not about why you livebut for whom you live.
I went to Hampshire to visit friends who have the most beautiful Jacobean house,
set in spectacular grounds. I have always loved houses, especially old ones, and
I adore those summer houses built on hills or beside lakes—they're very ...
Author: Santa Montefiore
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
THE STUNNING NOVEL, PERFECT FOR A SUMMER HOLIDAY, FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR A life-changing secret. An unforgettable summer. Arriving at the familiar old stone church nestled in the beautiful countryside of Hampshire, Antoinette prepares to say goodbye to her husband; the man she has loved for as long as she can remember. Little does she know, the arrival of the beautiful and mysterious Phaedra will make her question everything about the man she shared her life with. Phaedra loved George too, and couldn’t bear to stay away from his funeral. But Phaedra is hiding a deeply buried secret. One that will change the lives of Antoinette and her family forever, and one that she can no longer keep hidden . . . Bestselling author Santa Montefiore delivers a captivating novel about love, family and secrets that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading. A beautiful summer read for fans of Lucinda Riley, Victoria Hislop and Joanna Trollope. ***PRAISE FOR SANTA MONTEFIORE*** ‘Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore’ JOJO MOYES ‘An enchanting read overflowing with deliciously poignant moments’ DINAH JEFFERIES on Songs of Love and War ‘Santa Montefiore hits the spot for me like few other writers’ SARRA MANNING ‘One of our personal favourites’ THE TIMES on The Last Secret of the Deverills
In The O.C., the characters have personal problems we can all relate to (romance
, family, money), but they're young, slim, and beautiful, and live in spectacular
houses under the Southern California sun. Most of us have the problems without
Author: Alex Epstein
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
A professional TV writer's real-world guide to getting paid to write great television "No need for me to ever write a book on TV writing. Alex Epstein has covered it all . . . along with a few things I wouldn't have thought of. Save yourself five years of rookie mistakes. Crafty TV Writing and talent are pretty much all you'll need to make it." —Ken Levine, writer/producer, MASH, Cheers, Frasier, The Simpsons, Wings, Becker Everyone watches television, and everyone has an opinion on what makes good TV. But, as Alex Epstein shows in this invaluable guide, writing for television is a highly specific craft that requires knowledge, skill, and more than a few insider's tricks. Epstein, a veteran TV writer and show creator himself, provides essential knowledge about the entire process of television writing, both for beginners and for professionals who want to go to the next level. Crafty TV Writing explains how to decode the hidden structure of a TV series. It describes the best ways to generate a hook, write an episode, create characters the audience will never tire of, construct entertaining dialogue, and use humor. It shows how to navigate the tough but rewarding television industry, from writing your first "spec" script, to getting hired to work on a show, to surviving—even thriving—if you get fired. And it illuminates how television writers think about the shows they're writing, whether they're working in comedy, drama, or "reality." Fresh, funny, and informed, Crafty TV Writing is the essential guide to writing for and flourishing in the world of television.
House at Palm Beach PALM BEACH, NEW SOUTH WALES ALEX POPOV
ARCHITECT Designing a new house on a ... When you enter the house, the view
over the palm trees to the water is spectacular as is the dramatic skylight over the
Author: Stephen Crafti
Publisher: Images Publishing
The beach houses featured in this book are as diverse as the architects and the climates around both of these countries.
Often, however, their admiration was mixed with doubts about the future of the
vernacular houses. ... Where this served propagandistic or tourist aims,
spectacular characteristics of regional building traditions were sometimes
Author: R. Schefold
This collection aims to attract attention to the admirable achievements of indigenous builders in Indonesia and to contribute to a broader sense of commitment to the endangered architectural heritage in the region. It presents the second part of the results of a research project on vernacular architecture in western Indonesia, sponsored by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences. The volume is intended to provide an introduction to all relevant vernacular architectural traditions and developments in western Indonesia.
There were a few spectacular houses that we'd pass regularly, even though we
could only snatch glimpses of stone or brick beyond gates and strategically
placed evergreens. My mother knew the names of many of the families in these
Author: Anna Esaki-Smith
Publisher: Algonquin Books
A “funny [and] enchanting” novel about a Japanese-American mother and daughter—and a legendary Italian tenor (The New Yorker). Hanako Shimoda, recently divorced, is fixated on Luciano Pavarotti—and convinced that he will accept her invitation to dinner at her Westchester County home. And to prepare for the opera star’s upcoming visit, she’s hired a contractor to renovate the kitchen. Hanako’s daughter, Emily, a fully assimilated American, is in a holding pattern at the moment. With no real career plan after college, she has gone back to work at her old summer job—waiting tables at the local Japanese steakhouse. Even worse than wearing a fake kimono and obi is that she’s living at home with her mother. At first, her mom seems pretty much her old self: still reliving her Japanese childhood; still affecting the airs of a European sophisticate; still brewing espresso, cooking Italian, and singing arias from Rigoletto while she cleans; still idolizing Luciano Pavarotti. But once Hanako hires the handsome Alex, Emily begins to worry. The Greek-American contractor seems to be getting very cozy with her mother, and the once-harmless Pavarotti obsession seems to have turned into full-blown delusion. Emily may have to step in to rescue her lonely mom before she completely loses it—but along the way, she may find that she’s been kidding herself about a few things, too . . . “Though humorously drawn, Esaki-Smith’s novel never ridicules her slightly eccentric characters, presenting all their deliciously human faults and foibles in a warmly sympathetic manner.” —Booklist “[A] polished, gentle first novel . . . [Emily’s] fraught relationship with her mother is heartfelt and complicated.” —Publishers Weekly “Sublime . . . Like the steakhouse where Emily works, which was built without a single nail, Esaki-Smith’s first novel is a precisely constructed work of art, and your pleasure in discovering its multiple layers will have you singing her praises.” —Newsday
Convenience stores and gas stations have replaced the fine homes that once
stood there . ... Business District , and the spectacular houses and shops of the
French Quarter each possess a grandeur unparalleled anywhere else in America
Author: Scott Faragher
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
From the 1890s through the 1920s, the postcard was an extraordinarily popular means of communication, and many of the postcards produced during this "golden age" can today be considered works of art. Postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of busy street scenes, documenting local landmarks, and assembling crowds of local children only too happy to pose for a picture. These images, printed as postcards and sold in general stores across the country, survive as telling reminders of an important era in America's history. This fascinating new history of New Orleans showcases more than two hundred of the best vintage postcards available.
An ancient text from Ur warns: 'Ifa house blocks the main street in its building, the
owner of the house will die; if a house ... Egyptian civilisation, that created the
world's most spectacular houses for the dead, designed some of the earliest ...
Author: P.D. Smith
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
For the first time in the history of our planet, more than half the population-3.3 billion people-is now living in cities. City is the ultimate guidebook to our urban centers-the signature unit of human civilization. With erudite prose and carefully chosen illustrations, this unique work of metatourism explores what cities are and how they work. It covers history, customs and language, districts, transport, money, work, shops and markets, and tourist sites, creating a fantastically detailed portrait of the city through history and into the future. The urban explorer will revel in essays on downtowns, suburbs, shantytowns and favelas, graffiti, skylines, crime, the theater, street food, sport, eco-cities, and sacred sites, as well as mini essays on the Tower of Babel, flash mobs, ghettos, skateboarding, and SimCity, among many others. Drawing on a vast range of examples from across the world and throughout history, City is extensively illustrated with full-color photographs, maps, and other images. Acclaimed author and independent scholar P. D. Smith explores what it was like to live in the first cities, how they have evolved, and why in the future, cities will play an even greater role in human life.
... the Ivy League with mediocre grades in those days, but Armenian kids with no
money only went if they were spectacular in almost every way. Gregor had made
himself spectacular in almost every way. He had been valedictorian of his high.
Author: Jane Haddam
Publisher: Minotaur Books
For over a year, Philadelphia has been plagued by a serial killer dubbed the Plate Glass Killer by the media. But finally, the police think they've caught a break – a man has been arrested at the site of the most recent murder, covered in the victim's blood. The man taken into custody is Henry Tyder, the scion of one of the most socially prominent families on Philadelphia's Main Line, a family that possesses the largest tracts of real estate in the city. He's also a hopeless alcoholic, frequently homeless and often estranged from his family. Although Tyder has apparently confessed to the crime, his attorney believes him to be too disordered to be capable of actually committing the crimes and asks Gregor Demarkian, retired head of the FBI's Behavioral Sciences Unit, to look into the case. Gregor, however, has other things on his mind – after having been away for nearly a year without a word to him, his live-in girlfriend, Bennis Hannaford, has returned to Cavanaugh Street. And everyone seems to have seen her but Gregor. While he waits for Bennis to finally appear, Gregor finds himself enmeshed in complex case of the Plate Glass Killer. Specifically, what would have drive Tyder to confess to crimes he was seemingly incapable of committing and, more importantly, if Tyder isn't the killer, then who really is behind the murders of the Plate Glass Killer.