Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lee Jablin is an architect of projects nationally and internationally. Assembling and leading teams of engineers and specialty consultants, he designs and constructs buildings that become notable destinations, memorable interiors, and widely referred to standards of their type. His practice of architecture is broad, providing innovative design for the hospitality industry, high-rise office and apartment houses, and integration of structural, mechanical and exterior wall systems. Jablin's designs incorporate historic preservation, building reimagination and best sustainable methods. Jablin's clients include Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, The Peninsula, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Taconic Investment Partners and Amedeo Limited.
Meeting the challenges of the sustainable living in a world with fast-diminishing finite resources, calls for a fundamental change in the way we use these resources. The reliance on natural light to illuminate our interiors represents a good opportunity to have a healthy indoor environment, a clear atmosphere, and a great occasion to save nonrenewable energies and to save money. The planned use of natural light has become an important strategy to improve energy efficiency. The amount of energy demand generated by the use of lamps is considerable and gives the possibility of significant savings by daylighting. Since the windows alone don't provide the satisfactory daylighting for deep spaces due to the poor penetration in the space, this book introduces an integrated approach that incorporates channeling daylight into the building's core spaces within the named, daylight transport systems. This book develops a designing tool to support designers to incorporate the offered Green Lighting Technologies into their designs to create healthier indoor environments, achieve environmental preservation and energy efficiency.
No matter if you are a long time aficionado of Art Deco and 20th Century design or a novice collector, this book is a must for you. Its purpose is to explain how you can display and group items from your collection to their maximum visual advantage regardless of whether that collection is large or small. Groupings by manufacturer, material, color, or function are all illustrated with over 120 stunning full color photographs, each with an accompanying diagram to explain the techniques used in their composition. In addition, over 1000 individual pieces shown are fully described and their values given in an accompanying price guide. These include furniture, lighting, pottery, glass, and a wide variety of decorative accessories that bring the Art Deco dÃ©cor to life. In the second half of the book you will go behind the closed doors of the homes of private collectors and have a unique opportunity to see how these techniques have been employed to incorporate Art Deco and 20th Century items into the interiors of today.
Inspiring new ways to connect with the beauty of flowers in everyday life. Like the author's exquisite first book, Bringing Nature Home , this much-awaited follow-up title presents stunning arrangements and ideas for interiors inspired by the beauty of flowers. Ngoc Minh Ngo has recorded the work of artists, designers, and tastemakers who demonstrate the many ways that flowers can enhance our homes and work spaces. Each chapter focuses on a unique way to incorporate floral designs into interiors, from flower arrangements made from foraged greenery to wall painting evoking Monet's water lilies to paper flowers that never lose their vibrancy. Renowned photographer Oberto Gili fills his house in Italy with treasures from his bountiful garden that inspire his work, and landscape designer Miranda Brooks puts to use her passion for all things botanical in the decoration of her beautiful Brooklyn home. With exceptional photography that captures the beauty of these flower-inspired homes and text that shares how these imaginative artists and designers achieved their botanical creations, this is an irresistible book for flower lovers, decorators, and homeowners.
This book provides readers with the skills they need to write computer codes that simulate convection, internal gravity waves, and magnetic field generation in the interiors and atmospheres of rotating planets and stars. Using a teaching method perfected in the classroom, Gary Glatzmaier begins by offering a step-by-step guide on how to design codes for simulating nonlinear time-dependent thermal convection in a two-dimensional box using Fourier expansions in the horizontal direction and finite differences in the vertical direction. He then describes how to implement more efficient and accurate numerical methods and more realistic geometries in two and three dimensions. In the third part of the book, Glatzmaier demonstrates how to incorporate more sophisticated physics, including the effects of magnetic field, density stratification, and rotation. Featuring numerous exercises throughout, this is an ideal textbook for students and an essential resource for researchers. Describes how to create codes that simulate the internal dynamics of planets and stars Builds on basic concepts and simple methods Shows how to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the numerical methods Describes more relevant geometries and boundary conditions Demonstrates how to incorporate more sophisticated physics
Internationally celebrated designer India Mahdavi offers accessible tips for transforming your house into a home with personality. What Parisian Chic did for your wardrobe, Home Chic will do for your abode. Interior design icon India Mahdavi&#8217;s signature style incorporates bold accents of color, texture, and pattern. Yet as bold as her interiors are, the impact often lies in the details&#8212;color, lighting, placement, arrangement&#8212; and her solutions and inspiration translate into highlylivable interiors. India believes that your home reflects your personality, so it&#8217;s important to accent the best features, to highlight the highlights! Just like fashion, it&#8217;s all about style. She takes you through each step from moving-in day to easy &#8220;refreshes&#8221; that, over time, spruce-up your home without breaking the bank. No home is without shortcomings, but India&#8217;s solutions will make them disappear. Her tips make it all seem easy: open up the space by removing unnecessary doors, create perspectives by placing something beautiful at eye level, balance horizontal and vertical proportions, and avoid cookie-cutter style throughout the home. Her signature interiors incorporate bold accents of color, texture, and pattern. With pointers that include faux pas to avoid, dos and don&#8217;ts, classic versus luxury detail, ingenious storage ideas, time-saving tips, and an annotated address book for sourcing the best design items, this household bible will equip you with all you need to transform your home room by room. Whether you&#8217;re moving into a new space or rejuvenating an old one, Home Chic overflows with advice and inspiration shared in a light tone with ideapacked illustrations. The handsome volume features a ribbon page marker and leatherette binding.
One of the brightest young designers working in Hollywood today, Kishani Perera has perfected the balance between sophistication and individuality by effortlessly missing vintage and modern styles to create spaces tailored to each client's personality. Her unique style is made possible by drawing pieces from sources that are worlds apart, from the showrooms of Paris to eBay. Kishani is known not only for bringing pieces back to life, but also adding unexpected twists in her signature revamps. Vintage Remix will focus on Kishani's stunning interiors, filled with colour and personality and also serve as a how-to guide for readers interested in hunting for vintage finds and incorporating them into their own homes with modern pieces. Kishani takes the intimidation out of mixing and matching, helping readers see how to incorporate seemingly opposing pieces to strike a balance that is classically chic. Actors and longtime clients Gary Oldman and M oily Sims contribute a preface and foreword.
With the first decade of the twenty-first century behind us, it is time to reassess the concept of 'modern,' a term that dates to the Middle Ages, when it signified current or recent events. Not until the eighteenth century did it become a stylistic term; more recently it has generally referred to the aesthetic that evolved from the Bauhaus and flourished in the mid-twentieth century. Though proclaiming freedom from the limitations of style, it became as formulaic as most of its predecessors, as Modern architecture and furnishings conformed to prescribed specifications: geometric forms, industrially fabricated, unadorned, and studiously ahistorical. Those guidelines are no longer relevant. As Midcentury Modernism has receded into history, Modernism has been redefined, reenergized, and in the process transformed. Today it embraces a cornucopia of design in an almost limitless range of materials: design studios are laboratories for experimentation; design concepts can be as important as finished objects; and furniture has crossed barriers to become a new art form. Tools and technologies never before possible have provided new approaches to decoration, and may incorporate influences from the past. The design profession has broadened its horizons; interiors and furniture are being created by architects, interior designers, furniture makers, industrial designers, artisans, artists, and even fashion designers. Design After Modernism offers an overview of developments in design over the past four decades-some evolutionary, some expected, and some extraordinary. It identifies the diverse influences that have generated new directions in design and illustrates many of the most characteristic, most noteworthy, and most innovative objects in this rich and variegated mix. All are representative of their time, and many of the earlier designs have already gained iconic status. Of the more recent ones, whether or not they will be admired in decades to come is something that only time will tell.
William Morris's wallpaper, carpets, and other textile designs are as popular today as they were when he created them in the late 1880s. One of the most influential figures in the history of the decorative arts, Morris (1834-1896) challenged the mass-production methods of the industrial revolution and launched the revival of handcrafted work that became known as the Arts and Crafts movement. His firm, Morris & Co, created wood furniture, hand-woven tapestries, embroideries, printed textiles, woven fabrics, stained glass, tiles, and block-printed wallpapers, many of which are still being produced--by the same methods--more than a century later. This new book shows how to incorporate Morris's designs and theories into contemporary interiors. Carefully chosen photographs show a wide variety of rooms using Morris designs, and include details of individual textile and wallpaper patterns. Inspired by nature and featuring soft, pure colors, Morris's designs are classics, still relevant and stylish in today's interiors.