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Duct Tape Engineer: The Book of Big, Bigger, and Epic Duct Tape Projects
Roll up your sleeves, de-clutter the workbench, and stake out a space in the garage. You're going to need it - or perhaps the whole backyard - when you become a duct tape engineer. The fourteen projects in this book range in size from backpacks to kayaks. We'll show you how to make a geodesic dome, sturdy toolbox, catapult, queen-sized bed frame, and all the rest of the bedroom furniture in case you can't stop taping once you get started.
If you think clutter is a fact of life, think again. Feng shui, the ancient Chinese art of placement, can help you organize every aspect of your life, both at home and in the office. With the simple tips and tricks in this book, you can learn the secrets of this age-old clutter elimination system in no time. Best-selling 10-Minute Feng Shui author Skye Alexander shows you how to transform your environment, and in doing so, transform you life as well!Designed with today's busy person in mind, 10 Minute Clutter-Free Home breaks down organization into easy tasks that take only minutes to perform, which provides both a sense of order and peace of mind.• Use plants to absorb emotional and mental clutter• Use a consistent color scheme throughout your home• Use a board instead of post-it notes to organize your life• And much moreWith 10 Minute Clutter-Free Home, you can eliminate bad habits, develop new and better ones, and attract the new luck, love, and harmony that accompany a well-managed life.
10-Minute Feng Shui
Feng shui, the ancient Chinese art of placement, can transform your love life, financial situation, health, and overall happiness. With 10-Minute Feng Shui, learn how to reap these benefits with just a few simple changes to your home decor.This amazing art is easier than you think:• Put a vase of yellow flowers in your kitchen to increase your wealth.• Place a live plant in your bedroom to improve your love life.• Tie nine small bells on a red cord and hang it from your front door to bring happiness into your home.• Hang a mobile in a sick room to clear congestion and respiration problems.• And more.In just ten minutes, revive stagnant energy and bring "ch'i" into you home. Feng shui has been used successfully for centuries, and the tips in this book are the best of what the art has to offer. They're simple, they're fun, and they work!
My Floral Affair: Whimsical Spaces and Beautiful Florals
Discover Rachel Ashwell’s floral inspirations and the unique touch she brings to interiors in her first book dedicated to flowers, a deeply-held passion come to life.Flowers and floral decoration are at the core of Rachel Ashwell’s world and her designs. From her showcase rose garden in California, she set out with photographer Amy Neunsinger to capture the full-blown romance of the quintessential English country house, the dramatic colorways of northern Europe, and the faded opulence of a Parisian apartment. This is the story of that magical journey, which takes us through a variety of beautiful spaces large and small, some ornate and others simple. Every aspect of floral accents is showcased, from wallpaper to fabrics, floors to ceilings, architectural details, lighting and, of course, flower arrangements, some breathtaking and some simple . . . but all beautiful in their own right.
Shabby chick, with its muted pastels, slightly wilted roses, chipped paint and pure whites, is the perfect blend of wistful, old fashioned aesthetic appeal and modern practicality. With stunning photos and informative text by shabby chic pioneer Ashwell, Shabby Chic offers easy-to-follow instructions on how to create this romantic, inviting look. 150 color photos.
Past and Present
Since the times of ancient Egypt, humans have had a passion for style, decor, and architecture. Amazingly, styles from many of these bygone eras are still enjoyed and are often implemented into our modern decor and architecture. Past + Present is a collection of 24 pairs of essays and craft projects that explore this connection between decorative arts history and present day design trends. The projects have been contributed by some of the best known modern designers of today, such as Todd Oldham, Jonathan Adler, Erica Domesek, Grace Bonney, and David Stark, adding extra allure to an already fascinating topic. The book, which is based on Azzarito's successful Past + Present column for Design*Sponge, takes the academic subject of decorative arts history and makes it accessible, approachable, and engaging to the average design and craft enthusiast. Included here are not just dates and events, but also the stories, passions, and quirky facts behind many great decorative arts movements. Each essay is accompanied by whimsical illustrations by beloved illustrator Julia Rothman, as well as a few representative historical photos when relevant. Each project has been beautifully photographed in a modern home setting, and the instructions are clear and accessible, even to novice DIYers.
Reinventing Ikea: 70 DIY Projects to Transform Ikea Essentials
Ikea is a destination for everyone who wants to simplify the process of decorating a home. Offering modern, ready-to-assemble furniture, Ikea proves that spaces can be functional and affordable. But sometimes you’re left wanting more: furniture that’s adaptable, creative, and most important, in line with your taste. Reinventing Ikea shows you how. The book features 70 customization projects conceived from popular Ikea products. Authors Isabelle Bruno and Christine Baillet share the best DIY projects for every room in your home—from the bedroom to the kitchen, the living room to the office. Organized by four levels of difficulty (easy, intermediate, advanced, and expert), the projects are perfect for anyone interested in quick crafts—like a cake stand—or more involved—like constructing a kitchen island or a Mondrian-inspired desk. With a complete list of the materials needed and easy to follow step-by-step instructions and photographs, Reinventing Ikea is the essential guide to personalizing your home with Ikea furniture.
Simple Happy Parenting: The Secret of Less for Calmer Parents and Happier Kids
Create space for calmer, more creative kids and restore order and happiness at the heart of family life.In Simple Happy Parenting, Denaye Barahona, Ph.D., provides a revolutionary approach to parenting, full of practical tips to help you step back from the system overload so common in modern family life and, instead, create more time to enjoy living and learning together. From easier meal planning to mindful shopping, worry batching to waste reduction, Simple Happy Parenting is an honest and practical roadmap for all families striving for balance.Start with the Simple Manifesto:• Buy less• Fear less• Referee less• Hurry less• Entertain lessThen begin your journey to simple by embracing a new, lighter way of life in your home. Step-by-step projects and realistic goals guide your way. Discover how a curated toy cabinet fosters imaginative play; a smaller, carefully selected wardrobe reduces stress; and structured, nourishing meals create relaxed family dinners.Next, expand the simplicity to your mindset. Learn how letting go of fear provides children with valuable opportunities to grow and develop; positive discipline strategies strengthen family relationships; and inviting more unscheduled time in your calendar gives your family space to thrive.Not only will these straightforward solutions allow your children the room to progress and flourish, this mindful approach to family life will provide you with more energy, calm, and joy.
Wall Art: Geometric Origami: 10 Hip and Stylish Wall Décor Projects for Your Home
Becker & Mayer
Wall Art: Geometric Origami is an instructional kit that blends origami and home decor—included are step-by-step instructions and specialized colored origami paper and supplies to create stylish art for your walls.Combine two of the hottest design trends—geometric art and paper craft—to create unique, stylish wall art for your home! Wall Art: Geometric Origami includes step-by-step guide book to create 10 home décor projects using simple origami folds as well as materials needed to create your own wall art.You will receive 50 sheets of colorful oversize paper specially produced for creating wall art origami, plus a bone folder tool for making crisp, professional folds. Also included is black twine needed to make the two projects "Light and Shadow" and "Birds on a Wire." This specialty paper comes in a variety of colors to suit any color scheme. The initial folds are easy to execute, making this suitable for folders of any age and level of experience.Wall Art: Geometric Origami is a fun family activity and allows crafters of all ages to express their creativity and customize their walls. Once you’ve mastered the techniques, the possibilities for more advanced projects—on or off the wall—are unlimited!
Decorate with Flowers: Creative Ideas for Flowers and Containers Around the Home
Design writer Holly Becker (author of the popular decor8 blog) and stylist Leslie Shewring bring a creative and informal approach to flower arranging in this craft and interiors book. Colourful illustrations and step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to make simple and inexpensive decorations using flowers for a variety of situations and occasions, and the book includes tips and projects for adapting and creating containers with ribbons, trim, paint, string and fabric.
Individual: Inspiration for Creating a Home that is Uniquely Your Own
We all deserve to live unapologetically in homes that reflect who we are. Instead of a cookie-cutter approach, we crave spaces that make us feel secure and connected, nurtured and enriched. Individual journeys to 15 truly unique homes that are authentic reflections of the people who inhabit them, from an art-filled city terrace to a magical seaside shack and a 1970s-era palace in the 'burbs. Practical tips on such topics as choosing a palette, balancing function and style, and living better with 'stuff' show you how to imbue your space - whether a rented apartment or a cottage in the country - with the essence of you. Individual is a stunning reminder that you don't need a bulging bank account or an award-winning architect to create an authentic space in which you can thrive.
The New Bohemians Handbook: Come Home to Good Vibes
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.
The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes
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 free-spirited, 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 East and West coasts. Exclusive interviews with the owners, 12 DIY projects created by Blakeney and inspired by objects found in the homes, and a "Plant-O-Pedia" 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.
Pretty Prudent Home: Your Ultimate Guide to Creating a Beautiful Family Home
Pretty Prudent Home is part design book, part DIY guidebook, with beautiful photography inviting readers to tackle projects both simple and sophisticated. With images from the authors' homes, as well as those of trendsetters around the world, fans are given an in-depth look into the lives and design sensibilities of a wide spectrum of stylish, aspirational, yet down-to-earth families. With modern projects that include repainting thrift store finds, repurposing vintage heirlooms, creating quick window treatments, sewing your first hand-me-down quilt, and even tips on the easiest ways to throw a last-minute party or host a bake sale, Pretty Prudent Home offers practical projects and a large dose of Boneau and Curtis's trademark banter and whimsy to help you create a truly inspired yet livable home.
Design*Sponge at Home
Design*Sponge fans have been yearning for the ultimate design manual from their guru, Grace, and she has finally delivered with this definitive guide, which includes: Home tours of 70 real-life interiors featuring artists and designers. Fifty DIY projects, with detailed instructions for personalizing your space. Step-by-step tutorials on everything from stripping and painting furniture to hanging wallpaper and doing your own upholstery. Fifty Before & After makeovers submitted by readers of Design*Sponge - real people with limited time and realistic budgets. Essential tips on modern flower arranging, with 20 arrangements. With over 700 color photos and illustrations and projects that are customizable, relatable, and affordable, this is the democratizing design book everyone has been waiting for.
Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending Up with More
For anyone looking to declutter, organize, and simplify, author Erin Boyle shares practical guidance and personal insights on small-space living and conscious consumption. At once pragmatic and philosophical, Simple Matters is a nod to the growing consensus that living simply and purposefully is more sustainable not only for the environment, but for our own happiness and well-being, too. Boyle embraces the notion that “living small” is beneficial and accessible to us all - whether we’re renting a tiny apartment or purchasing a three-story house.Filled with personal essays, projects, and helpful advice on how to be inventive and resourceful in a tight space, Simple Matters shows that living simply is about making do with less and ending up with more: more free time, more time with loved ones, more savings, and more things of beauty.
Holiday Hacks: Easy Solutions to Simplify the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
While the holidays are a joyous time to spend with family and friends, we all know they can quickly become a hassle if you’re not prepared. Holiday Hacks gives you expert tips and pointers to celebrate in style - while getting the presents wrapped and sorted, the food beautifully prepared, and the decorations on point - all with a minimum of stress!Holiday Hacks includes over 600 handy tips for everything holiday-related - from how to fill your house with a festive cinnamon scent, to soothing those holiday headaches, to an easy and delicious hot chocolate hack using Nutella and milk. There’s even advice about ornament storage - egg cartons are a great way to keep your small and delicate ornaments safe in their yearly hibernation - so you’ll be ready to go when the holidays roll around again next year!
Rise: How a House Built a Family
If you were inspired by Wild and Eat, Pray, Love, you’ll love this extraordinary true story of a woman taking the greatest risk of her life in order to heal from the unthinkable. After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible. Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan and a mile-wide stubborn streak, Cara built her own house from the foundation up with a work crew made up of her four children. It would be the hardest thing she had ever done. With no experience nailing together anything bigger than a bookshelf, she and her kids poured concrete, framed the walls and laid bricks for their two story, five bedroom house. She had convinced herself that if they could build a house, they could rebuild their broken family. This must-read memoir traces one family’s rise from battered victims to stronger, better versions of themselves, all through one extraordinary do-it-yourself project.
The Modern Girl's Guide to Life (Fully Revised and Updated)
This newly revised and updated edition to Jane Buckingham’s phenomenal bestselling guide to modern life for young women now contains all of the latest information on online dating, exercise trends, social media etiquette, and healthy eating.With information on entertaining, etiquette, housekeeping, basic home repair, decorating, sex, and beauty, The Modern Girl’s Guide to Life became a sensational bestseller as young women everywhere discovered this indispensable book had everything they should know - might not! Now in this revised edition to the classic bestseller, style maven Jane Buckingham reveals more of the helpful tips and secrets that get passed on from generation to generation, but many of us have somehow missed.
Modernique: Inspire Interiors Mixing Vintage and Modern Styles
This is an irresistible guide for all who crave the elegance and ease of modern style combines with the warmth of tradition. If you are eager to create a home with a modern look, while still keeping treasured pieces, learn from designer Julia Buckingham as she shares her secrets for mixing old and new, and decodes what brings an interior to life. Her energetic approach will help you create personality-driven rooms filled with color, style and charm.
DIY Wood Pallet Projects: 35 Rustic Modern Upcycling Ideas to Personalize Your Space
Turn simple shipping pallets into stunning crafts for your home!With DIY Wood Pallet Projects, you can finally personalize your space without having to spend a fortune on getting that perfect rustic chic look. Featuring 35 creative upcycling ideas, you'll transform old wood pallets into beautiful projects that will help fill your home and yard with style and personality. If you've never picked up a power tool, don't worry. The easy, step-by-step instructions guide you through the entire woodworking process as you recreate all of your favorite designs. Inside, you'll find one-of-a-kind creations like:• Rustic wood clock• Herringbone coffee table• Planter box with mitered corners• Cut-out silhouette art• Pallet slat–backed bookcaseComplete with stunning photographs and plenty of inspiration, each of the designs in DIY Wood Pallet Projects will be the perfect addition to your home.
Vegan Style: Your Plant-Based Guide to Fashion+Beauty+Home+Travel
Calling all compassionate consumers - now you can become completely cruelty-free with this inspirational guide to vegan products, brands, and materials to help you look good and live kindly.Going vegan doesn’t just apply to the food you eat - now you can veganize all aspects of your life from beauty products to fashion to homeware. And with so many ethical, environmentally friendly products on the market today, you no longer have to sacrifice style for sustainability.Vegan Style offers a healthy dose of luxurious lifestyle inspiration for people who want to live kindly, feel good, and look fabulous. With insight and advice from today’s most creative and innovative vegan fashion designers and influencers, discover how you can incorporate more cruelty-free brands to your wardrobe while still looking great. Plus, get some pointers from vegan experts on homeware, grooming products for men, and plant-based places to travel. We’ve got your entire vegan lifestyle covered!
Lofts 2: Good Ideas
Although loft living once meant converting old industrial warehouses, today it has evolved into a style and approach for modern living spaces. This new volume in the Good Ideas series provides more than fifty new examples of contemporary lofts from around the world, ranging from remodeled industrial buildings to old farmhouses and garages transformed for today's lifestyle. With 800 photographs, New Lofts is an incredible value for anyone who dreams of owning or living in a loft.
La Jefa De La Casa: Tu Guia Esencial Para Manejar La Casa Y La Familia De Hoy
¿Hay días que sientes que se te viene todo encima? ¿Se te hace difícil ver la luz al final del túnel de ropa por lavar, comidas por cocinar, cuentas por pagar, fiestas por planear y familiares por cuidar? ¡Claro! Este es el día a día de la mayoría de las mujeres del mundo de hoy. Lo más difícil de todo es lograr balancear todos estos roles y no hundirte en el proceso. Para eso necesitas La Jefa de la Casa, un manual fácil de usar para la mujer moderna con tiempo limitado y mil cosas por hacer. En este libro, la experta en estilo de vida, Claudia Caporal, comparte pasos y consejos fáciles y divertidos para administrar tu hogar y tu familia que te brindarán control y te aliviarán la ansiedad. El libro está divido en diversos roles universales que toda Jefa de Casa asume.
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