THE CURATED HOUSE
MICHAEL S. SMITH
Michael S. Smith’s first collection of new interiors work in seven years. Appearing at a seminal point in Michael Smith’s life and career, The Curated House is also his most personal book, tracing the origins and influences of his design philosophy in depth and presenting a substantial offering of new projects.
In the first section of the book, illustrated with images of Smith’s own dramatic Los Angeles house, his spare desert retreat, and his ornate Manhattan apartment, Smith explores his California roots and explains how they still infuse so much of his work; the importance of California’s own deep traditions; and how his recent work in Spain has influenced him through its architecture, fabrics, and history.
LIVING WITH LIGHT
Following the best seller Axel Vervoordt: Timeless Interiors, this volume of twenty new interiors expands on the Vervoordt vision for creating exceptional homes that combine natural elements, antiques, and fine art. The art of harmonious living is extolled in this volume through twenty bespoke interiors designed by the Axel Vervoordt company. Each room incorporates natural elements—light, water, metal, wood—blended with a modern aesthetic and punctuated with fine art. The Vervoordt concept of the home is revealed through a refined balance between art and nature to create timeless living spaces. The range of featured properties includes homes by the sea as well as in urban and rural locations, demonstrating a breadth of styles possible within the essential Vervoordt design principles.
The work of influential, award-winning interior designer Thomas Pheasant is best described as "contemporary classical" and simply serene. Celebrated interior designer Thomas Pheasant is best known for his seamless melding of tradition and the contemporary. His spaces are fresh and of the age yet also enduringly timeless. Balancing classical elements, like recessed paneling, pilasters, crown moldings, and carved plaster garlands, Pheasant introduces modern details, sometimes including such flourishes and surprising complements as a scroll coffee table and a room screen of ribbed, translucent glass. Unafraid of combining pieces from various traditions, he achieves a sense of harmony and balance. This lavish offering of his work gives the reader a sensible, artful approach to interior design, presenting models of great aesthetic subtlety and beauty.
INTERIOR DESIGN REVIEW: VOL 21
For design professionals and fans of innovative contemporary interior design alike, high-end interior designer Andrew Martin once again brings the year’s best designers together in one fabulous, comprehensive tome. You’ll find everything from sleek Scandinavian design to luxurious ideas from the Far East, from minimalism to opulence, and from household names to industry newbies. Regardless of who is named “Andrew Martin Designer of the Year,” an always-successful mix of wildly differing yet totally up-to-the-minute styles in the world of interior design is proudly displayed on over 500 pages. Inspiring, informative, and a feast for the eyes, Andrew Martin Interior Design Review, Volume 21, is like visiting one of the many Andrew Martin showrooms around the globe.
In hospitality designs few could match the prolific works of Bill Bensley. Since 1989 he has designed more than two hundred properties in more than 30 countries around the world, from remote resorts to spectacular palaces and intimate private residences. ESCAPISM Volume 1 in a series to come is a first glimpse of his imaginative worlds and showcases the talents of his team of more than 150 architects and interior designers in his studio. His signature is unmistaken lush, detailed, lively, playful, even downright seductive. He brought fun and wonder in the wildest of imaginations. From the Royal Istana in Malaysia, a private beach house in Phuket, the renowned Siam Hotel, to his latest the InterContinental Danang in Vietnam, ESCAPISM Volume 1 features more than 500 pages of vivid photographs in large format from 26 projects in 12 countries over the last two decades.
10 JUDGEMENTS THAT CHANGED INDIA
The book describes how the Indian judicial system is capable of impacting the lives of the millions that thrive under this democracy and succeeds in restoring the reader’s faith on the legal system of the nation. The internal affairs that go about in each case, which otherwise escape scrutiny, have been shed light on through the book.
THE THIRD TEACHER
Created by an international team of architects and designers concerned about our failing education system, "The Third Teacher" explores the critical link between the school environment and how children learn. Written for anyone who has school-age children in their life, from educators and education decision-makers to parents and community activists, this book is intended to ignite a blaze of discussion and initiative about environment as an essential element of learning. Contributors include children's singer and advocate Raffi, author and creativity consultant Sir Ken Robinson, scientist and environmentalist David Suzuki, inventor James Dyson, and other experts who are working to create fresh solutions to problems and create a new blueprint for the future of education.
The book first presents a useful overview of Bawa and his contribution to contemporary architecture. The main section highlights the achievements of twenty-four contemporary architects, ranging from well-known practitioners such as Australian Kerry Hill to local talents such as Sri Lankan Anjalendran. The works they have created over the past ten years reveal the long-lasting significance of Bawa’s approach to building and the landscape.