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|Everything in the universe is composed of constantly changing energy, including your home and its contents. This energy can profoundly influence your ability to be healthy, loving, creative, and abundant. By clearing and enhancing this energy you can transform your home into a sanctuary that radiates positive energy in ever-expanding circles. Denise Linn shows you how you can dramatically change your life by changing the environment in your home or office. She combines information from her own Native American heritage with material she has personally collected from native traditions around the world to bring you practical, easy-to-use exercises for balancing the physical, emotional, and spiritual energies in your home, including how to diagnose and solve problems with stagnant home energies; use sacred sound, spirit smoke, mystic symbols, and purifying fire for clearing home energy; discover the personal numerology of your home; use the ancient art of Feng Shui for the placement of objects in your home; call house angels and totems as home protectors; use rituals to rid your home of unwanted spirits; and instantly uplift the energy in your home. Your home can resonate, sing, and pulse with Light energy that can touch the lives of everyone around you. Your home can become Sacred Space.|
ISBN: 034539769X Date Published on 5/26/2006
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Renowned photographer Jon Ortner spent ten years documenting New York City in its best light, those moments before sunrise and at sunset when the city emanates a radiant beauty. In this lavishly produced volume, he presents 200 full-color photographs of the city's neighborhoods and landmarks, including breathtaking views of its skyline, from the George Washington Bridge and the Statue of Liberty to Rockefeller Center and the Chrysler Building. Perhaps most moving of all are the portraits of the World Trade Center Towers, a tragic loss to the city preserved here in the muted colors of twilight. Captions reveal little-known facts about Manhattan and two glorious foldout images present panoramic views.
As Western lavishness collided with striking native elements in the vast reaches of the East African savanna, the Safari style was born. Blending ethnic African with colonial European, the look emphasizes relaxed yet luxurious living, drawing on an elemental approach to texture, color, and pattern, and on indigenous materials and design. Exploring 21 spectacular homes in glorious color, Safari Style takes us on an expedition through a fantastic Moorish residence in Kenya, a hotel in Zanzibar masquerading as a Persian palace, an Italianate villa on a former coffee plantation in Nairobi, a tree house hideaway perched in the Ngong hills, and a host of other extraordinary dwellings. Though most of us will never live anywhere so unique, we can certainly find countless great ideas here to incorporate into our own more humble abodes. This is about a lot more than a few animal-print pillows and some swags of mosquito netting; it's about Old World elegance and evocations of the pleasures of exotic travel, even if we only get to enjoy it from the comforts of a cushy mudcloth-covered armchair. --Amy Handy
ISBN: 1556708599 Date Published on 7/10/2006
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Best-selling author Sandra Betzina has teamed with interior designer Debbie Valentine to produce a home decorating book that is stylish and appealing. This book includes dozens of projects for sewers that can be personalized to suit every taste and skill level, along with complete step-by-step instructions for every project and more than 400 color photos and illustrations. Betzina is renowned in the sewing world, and this is the next installment in her line of very successful sewing books.
Betzina is known primarily for her books on garment sewing. In this collaboration with interior decorator Valentine, she switches gears to explore the world of sewing accessories for the home. In addition to complete, richly illustrated instructions for dozens of pillows, window treatments, table coverings, bed linens, and gifts for children and pets, there are solid sewing instructions that the reader can use in myriad future sewing projects. Highly recommended for all public library sewing collections
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Ignore the "home dec" vernacular and even the authors' breezy way of assuming that, hey, anyone with any IQ at all can master a sewing machine. Because here, in Betzina and Valentine's fourth book, is a literal font of crafty creativity. Where else could you find instructions for a kitty litter box cover? Or a TV remote-control pillow holder? Sure, some of the more than 50 patterns are a bit silly. Yet what draws and holds readers' attention are excellent directions, work sheets for measuring such size-variable items as window coverings and futons, good process photographs, and a bevy of useful information--about single and double welts, gathering, stretch velour, and other related topics. Envision any home accessory, and chances are it's inside Betzina and Valentine's collection. Barbara Jacobs
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Betzina is known primarily for her books on garment sewing. In this collaboration with interior decorator Valentine, she switches gears to explore the world of sewing accessories for the home. In addition to complete, richly illustrated instructions for dozens of pillows, window treatments, table coverings, bed linens, and gifts for children and pets, there are solid sewing instructions that the reader can use in myriad future sewing projects. Highly recommended for all public library sewing collections Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
ISBN: 1561584460 Date Published on 6/13/2006
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|In the middle of the twentieth century, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland, four countries with a total population no larger than New York City, impacted the world of design to a degree never before seen and unlikely to be repeated. Scandinavian Modern design already had a solid domestic audience, and the Post-World War II American consumer was ready for the distinctive style and the fine quality it offered. With a focus on more than 60 designers, this extensively researched book presents the furniture and household objects especially those of wood and metal. of the Scandinavian Modern style, beginning in the 1930s and culminating in the 1970s. Hundreds of photographs and a comprehensive introduction, historical timeline, and appendices of furniture makers and designers, distributors, and sources are included. Detailed captions with current prices, a large bibliography, and an index make this book a valuable reference and a must for all collectors, dealers, and researchers of Scandinavian design.|
ISBN: 0764314920 Date Published on 11/21/2006
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When you want to protect furniture that stubbornly resists stain or varnish, why not just paint it? This all-encompassing treatment of Scandinavian style offers simple, practical, and fully illustrated suggestions for transforming tables and chairs, cupboards, chests, mirrors, clocks, trays, and more. Apply glazes, add design motifs, layer, and marbleize. From the trickiest Rococo arabesques to the boxiest chest, you can produce colorful objects you'll be proud to display. 160 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 X 11.
ISBN: 0304350133 Date Published on 5/8/2006
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|Introduction: A person of discernment will attempt to read all about you in the character of the rooms where you dine, entertain, write messages, sleep, and bathe. This is why monarchs in past centuries sank so much of the national treasury into decorating, why interior designers today might be seen as psychologists of sorts, and why we plan with passion and precision every texture and object in a room. The choice of a Schonbek crystal chandelier is pivotal. It makes a mere space into and aesthetic statement. And it's a compliment to your acumen. A Schonbek chandelier possesses all the qualities of a collectible: originality, craftmanship, history. Schonbek has been making crystal chandeliers since 1879. It was founded in Bohemia by Adolf Schonbek, one of a long line of Schonbeks who dedicate their lives to beauty. Historic Schonbek crystal hangs in Buckingham Palace and the White House. The prismatic luminosity of a Schonbek crystal chandelier creates and amazing, caressing quality of light, rendering every gesture significant, every gathering glorious. You'll feel like the star of your own movie when you live with a Schonbek. |
ISBN: B000EABT6A Date Published on 5/3/2006
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|No other book on the market houses as much information for a bargain price. Once again over 50,000 listings from reliable sources are included and carefully checked by an authority on the subject. More than 400 expert advisors make sure only the best and most accurate data remains. Hundreds of sharp photographs accompany the 500+ categories: glass and porcelain, match holders, purses, cookie jars, jewelry, advertising, furniture, dolls, records and more. History and other pertinent facts complement the descriptive listings, which reflect the current market and developing trends. 2005 values. AUTHORBIO: After writing their first book, The Story of Fiesta, published in 1974, the Huxfords became pottery editors for Collector Books and in that capacity wrote several other books on various Ohio potteries: Roseville Pottery, McCoy Pottery, Brush-McCoy Pottery, Weller Pottery, and Roseville Pottery, Volume II. Since 1982 they have been editors of Schroeder's Antiques Price Guide; Schroeder's Collectible Toys; Antique to Modern; Garage Sale & Flea Market Annual; and Wanted to Buy.|
ISBN: 1574324284 Date Published on 11/20/2006
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|Sea Changes: Simple Decorating Styles and Ideas Inspired by the Ocean and Seashore|
ISBN: 184215141X Date Published on 7/11/2006
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|Seaside, Florida is a town designed as an "ideal" community in the Southern vernacular style, where houses have front porches and verandahs, picket fences and sleeping porches, and pitched tin roofs with ample overhangs. Seaside, along with other new planned towns and communities, sets an important precedent for all new small towns and will long be looked to as a model for those living in tropical climes, on the water, or in coastal communities.|
Now, for the very first time, the reader is given a privileged view of the inside of this extraordinary community-how people actually live in it-how they have arranged their spaces, furnished their homes, and planted their gardens to take advantage of the beauty by which they are surrounded. This book, as the title suggests, lays out a vision of coastal living based on this ideal community.
ISBN: 0847825787 Date Published on 7/3/2006