Living in Style Paris

Author: Caroline Sarkozy,Caroline Clavier,Jean-François Jaussaud

Publisher: TeNeues

ISBN: 9783961710058

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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A narrated look at the interiors of twenty-two Parisian homes, designed and decorated by top-tier interior designers and architects.

Living in Style New York

Author: Reto Guntli

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Group

ISBN: 9783832793807

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

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New Yorkers are known the world over for their love of sophicticated style. This accessible volume profiles the chicest living spaces in and around this ultimate urban playground. Featuring an array of décor from solidly classical to the ultimate in contemporary glamour, Reto Guntli's photographs take us on an insider tour of the Big Apple's most desirable residences.

Release 2.1

Author: Esther Dyson

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0767999487

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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A provocative and visionary look at our new digital society, from "the most powerful woman in the Net-erati" (The New York Times Magazine). Welcome to Release 2.1, Esther Dyson's fascinating exploration of life in our new digital society. In this provocative and timely book, Dyson--an entrepreneur, high-tech industry analyst, government adviser, and Net expert--examines the impact and implications of cyberspace, challenging us to think intelligently about its effect on every aspect of our private and public lives, from businesses to government to education. Written with an insider's knowledge and ready wit, and filled with anecdotes about the movers and shakers behind the products and politics of the computer industry, Release 2.1 presents us with a hard-hitting message: With the advent of the Internet, we all have both the opportunity and the obligation to shape the new rules we want to live by. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Name of the Star

Author: Maureen Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0142422053

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 372

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Rory, of Bâenouville, Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved with the very unusual investigation.

Living in Style

Scandinavia

Author: Karin Gråbæk Helledie

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: 9783832732202

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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Nordic countries are frequently listed as having the highest quality of life worldwide, according to multiple studies. But Northern Europe doesn't just score high in social issues. Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark are known for their spectacular fjords, untouched nature, and their clean interiors. Scandinavian-style interiors exude a classically modern elegance, boasting both innovation and the highest standards of comfort. Lighting and a deeply rooted connection to nature play just as much a role in the spaces as do intense colors and graphic design. This newest addition to the Living in Style series displays the Scandinavian lifestyle at its best.

Vogue Living

Houses, Gardens, People

Author: N.A

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 383

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Four hundred magnificent full-color photographs take readers inside thirty-six spectacular homes and gardens belonging to trend-setters from the worlds of music, art, fashion, and society, from the Provençal estate of Janet de Botton, to the Domincan retreat of Oscar de la Renta, to Donna Karan's sleek New York penthouse. 25,000 first printing.

Living in Style Morocco

Author: Zoé Settle

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: 9783832732448

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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In the 1960s Morocco was a hot destination for hippies who tripped out on the magic of North Africa. Today, the international jet set meets in Marrakech. The old-world charms of Morocco and a modern lifestyle are perfectly compatible as this stunning volume proves. Featured interiors showcase living areas that seamlessly flow, lush green courtyards, and richly ornamented decor. Despite the eclectic details, the rooms never seem too busy; they exude a peace and warmth that accommodate contemporary design elements as well. Photographers Andreas von Einsiedel and Julia Leeb have captured this unforgettable atmosphere in Living in Style Morocco.

Tara Bernerd

Place

Author: Tara Bernerd,Charlotte Fiell,Peter Fiell

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847858618

Category: Interior decorators

Page: 304

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Tara Bernerd's interior design is highly regarded for her bold and contemporary approach to luxury. London-based designer Tara Bernerd is known for creating interiors that have a very special sense of place. Committed to the utility of good design, Bernerd works on an increasingly global platform with projects around the world. From the interiors of stunning beachside villas to chic urban apartments, her intelligent use of spatial planning, keen eye for composition and detailing, and remarkable flair for color and texture made her one of the most sought-after interior designers in the world. This book captures Bernerd's intuitive ability to create luxurious interiors that possess a remarkable feeling of character and warmth. By mixing high and low, merging organic with industrial, and incorporating old with new, Bernerd creates a sense of place that is anything but ordinary. She utilizes her impeccable eye for detail, carefully selecting books, candles, glassware, and trays in order to enhance every element of design. Beautifully illustrated with stunning images of Bernerd's projects, including images of her own home, this luxurious volume celebrates the breadth of Bernerd's creations and seeks to inspire on every level.

Dream Design Live

Author: Paloma Contreras

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 168335320X

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

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In Dream Design Live, decorator Paloma Contreras goes beyond interior design to show readers how to inhabit their homes in fulfilling and beautiful ways. Divided into three sections, this hardworking book proves that the most appealing interiors are also the most personal ones. Contreras takes readers through the design process and encourages them to seek inspiration from the approach that works best for them. From thinking creatively to improve both your home and your life, to showing you how to turn your dreams into realities, the author reveals how you can take the welcoming space you’ve just created and spend meaningful time there pursuing the activities you love. With stunning photography and accessible-yet-elegant tips, Dream Design Live fuses interior decorating advice with lifestyle recommendations and demonstrates how living a happy and satisfying life starts at home.

Into the Wild

Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307476869

Category: Travel

Page: 240

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In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bella Figura

How to Live, Love, and Eat the Italian Way

Author: Kamin Mohammadi

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0385354002

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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One woman's story of finding beauty, and herself--and a practical guide to living a better life, the Italian way! Kamin Mohammadi, a magazine editor in London, should have been on top of the world. But after heartbreak and loneliness, the stress of her "dream life" was ruining her physical and mental health. Gifted a ticket to freedom--a redundancy package and the offer of a friend's apartment in Florence--Kamin took a giant leap. It did not take her long to notice how differently her new Italian neighbors approached life: enjoying themselves, taking their time to eat and drink, taking their lives at a deliberately slower pace. Filled with wonderful characters--from the local bartender/barista who becomes her love adviser, to the plumbers who fix her heating and teach her to make pasta al pomodoro--here is a mantra for savoring the beauty and color of every day that Italians have followed for generations, a guide to the slow life for busy people, a story of finding love (and self-love) in unlikely places, and an evocative account of a year living an Italian life.

Living in Style Country

Author: teNeues,Jean Nayar

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: 9783832732219

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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Especially busy urbanites are plagued by an insatiable desire to escape the city to the countryside--to breathe in fresh air, yearning silence and comfort. The interiors of the homes presented in Living in Style Country are influenced by their pristine surroundings of untouched nature, majestic mountains, and crystalline lakes. These escapes are nothing less than spectacular, appointed with natural building materials to maintain an atmosphere ranging from vintage to cutting-edge modern. From a traditional English manor and cozy Provencal or Tuscan cottages, to opulent summer residences on the American coastline, this lavish book provides ample inspiration for your own home.

Living in Style Ibiza

Author: Anike Rice,Clarisse Grumbach-Palme,Tiny Von Wedel

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: 9783832798055

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

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Ibiza is an island of contrasts. It is both a haven for hippies as well as for the international rich and famous, a destination for dropouts as well as for party-goers. They all love the island's charms, its beautiful beaches, and scenery, where they can savor the salty air as it drifts up from the salt fields and enjoy parties with the most renowned DJs in the world. Exciting and stimulating contrasts also define the island's architecture. From centuries-old fincas in the typical Spanish style to uniquely modern houses-- the islanders maintain an exclusive and cosmopolitan style of living. Whether futuristic or classically elegant, all the interiors are unique and exude a warm, inviting charm. Living in Style Ibiza showcases the best of these interiors, where stylish design and exceptional materials form an exciting blend.

Cheetahs of the Serengeti Plains

Group Living in an Asocial Species

Author: T. M. Caro

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226094335

Category: Nature

Page: 478

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Cheetahs of the Serengeti Plains is the most comprehensive account of carnivore social behavior to date. Synthesizing more than a decade of research in the wild, this book offers a detailed account of the behavior and ecology of cheetahs. Compared with other large cats, and other mammals, cheetahs have an unusual breeding system; whereas lions live in prides and tigers are solitary, some cheetahs live in groups while others live by themselves. Tim Caro explores group and solitary living among cheetahs and discovers that the causes of social behavior vary dramatically, even within a single species. Why do cheetah cubs stay with their mother for a full year after weaning? Why do adolescents remain in groups? Why do adult males live in permanent associations with each other? Why do adult females live alone? Through observations on the costs and benefits of group living, Caro offers new insight into the complex behavior of this extraordinary species. For example, contrary to common belief about cooperative hunting in large carnivores, he shows that neither adolescents nor adult males benefit from hunting in groups. With many surprising findings, and through comparisons with other cat species, Caro enriches our understanding of the evolution of social behavior and offers new perspectives on conservation efforts to save this charismatic and endangered carnivore.

Living in the Endless City

The Urban Age Project by the London School of Economics and Deutsche Bank's Alfred Herrhausen Society

Author: Ricky Burdett,Deyan Sudjic

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714861180

Category: Architecture

Page: 432

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The companion of Phaidon's popular The Endless City, Living in the Endless City will add the cities of Mumbai, Sao Paulo and Istanbul to the six cities of the first volume with the same mix of compelling photographs, in-depth and beautifully presented data, and smart writing by global thinkers. Each city is explored in a series of essays that address vital themes, from security to climate change, looking closely at the problems that face contemporary cities and examining a variety of solutions. Like the first book, the new one includes the best writing and information from the Urban Age project, a series of conferences held by the London School of Economics that explore vital field of urban development. Drawing on the work of scholars from all over the globe, this book will give the reader access to a wealth of ideas and data about Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Istanbul and, by extension, urban life across the globe. In addition to this close focus on each of the three cities, Living in the Endless City will feature analysis of surveys done in each city. Editors Deyan Sudjic of the Design Museum and Ricky Burdett of the LSE have also chosen the best contributors to both this book and The Endless City to write thematic essays that discuss the ideas and the lessons they have drawn across all nine cities.

Educated

A Memoir

Author: Tara Westover

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 039959051X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY “A coming-of-age memoir reminiscent of The Glass Castle.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Beautiful and propulsive . . . Despite the singularity of [Westover’s] childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?”—Vogue Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. Book Club Pick for Now Read This, from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times • Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction “Heart-wrenching . . . a beautiful testament to the power of education to open eyes and change lives.”—Amy Chua, The New York Times Book Review “A heartbreaking, heartwarming, best-in-years memoir.”—USA Today “Tara Westover’s one-of-a-kind memoir is about the shaping of a mind. . . . She evokes a childhood that completely defined her. Yet it was also, she gradually sensed, deforming her.”—The Atlantic “Riveting . . . Westover brings readers deep into this world, a milieu usually hidden from outsiders.”—The Economist “Incredibly thought-provoking . . . so much more than a memoir about a woman who graduated college without a formal education. It is about a woman who must learn how to learn.”—The Harvard Crimson “A subtle, nuanced study of how dysfunction of any kind can be normalized even within the most conventional family structure, and of the damage such containment can do.”—Financial Times “Westover’s extraordinary memoir is haunting in the best way, delivering a powerful coming-of-age saga.”—Paste

Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism

Author: Fumio Sasaki

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609049

Category: House & Home

Page: 288

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The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows us a minimalist life is a happy life. Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo—he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In Goodbye, Things Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.

The Way We Live with Color

Author: Stafford Cliff

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847831227

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

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Evaluates the role of color in a variety of architectural styles, illuminating how color influences the way people live in and design homes, in a visual guide that also explores how varying materials and textures provide myriad opportunities for conveying specific effects. 10,000 first printing.