Sewing Machine Basics
Author: Jane Bolsover
Publisher: CICO Books
In the climate of “make do and mend,” sales of sewing machines have soared, but many are only accompanied by a difficult-to-understand technical manual. Here, Jane Bolsover provides a comprehensive guide for beginners. Starting with an essential overview of the sewing machine, learn how to thread it and wind bobbins, why tension is important, and which needles to choose. There's information on the basic sewing kit you will need, plus advice on which fabrics to choose and how to cut out. The chapters then build into a complete sewing course, and at the end of each chapter is a simple project to consolidate the skills you have just mastered. The projects include items for the home, including a cushion cover and a lampshade, stylish accessories, such as bags and scarves, plus great clothing basics, such as an A-line skirt and a simple shift dress. Also included at the back of the book are two full-size pull-out paper pattern sections.
Author: Lee Suttey
Publisher: Abrams Noterie
Get ready to tap into the trend of hand-drawn lettering with Sketching Type! Inside this guided sketchbook, you'll find more than 50 inspirational exercises and creative prompts divided by type style--retro, futuristic, ornamental, and fun--to help generate ideas, encourage experimentation, and make practicing enjoyable. Each exercise is introduced with whimsical visuals and followed by three pages (some blank, some with templates) where you can practice and try out your own ideas. Special Features: Filled with information about the history of type to inspire your own work A perfect balance of guided tutorial pages and blank sheets for practicing and doodling Paperback, landscape orientation of page allows plenty of room to sketch
Author: Ovi Demetrian Jr
Publisher: Ovi Demetrian Jr
When police detective Lisa Adams finds a hacker going through case files, she realizes his unique skills can help with the department's investigations. However, the hacker, Joe Macintosh's techniques for making connections between victims and suspects don't mix well with the rule of law. With a 'digital' serial killer on the loose, they may be the best chance the city has for tracking him down before another dead body is found.
The Golden Scrolls
Author: Tavis Hampton
Fuad, a young boy from the kingdom of Cor, must leave his home to travel the Known World in search of the legend his heart believes to be true. The Golden Scrolls, written thousands of years ago, could hold the answers to the mysterious darkness that has been consuming kingdoms, with Cor in its path. But is the legend true or simply another fable of the renowned Storyteller? The fate of civilization depends upon the courage and faith of a boy. Is he the Chosen One?
Author: Carlos Kellá
Author: Sibylle Lewitscharoff
One night, German philosopher Hans Blumenberg returns to his study to find a shocking sight--a lion lying on the floor as if it's the most natural thing in the world. The lion stretches comfortably on the Turkmen rug, eyes resting on Blumenberg. The philosopher with some effort retains his composure, even when the next day during his lecture the lion makes another appearance, ambling slowly down the center aisle. Blumenberg glances around; the seats are full, but none of his students seem to see the lion. What is going on here? Blumenberg is the captivating and witty fictional tale of this likable philosopher and the handful of students who come under the spell of the supernatural lion--including skinny Gerhard Optatus Baur, a promising young Blumenbergian, and the delicate, haughty Isa, who falls head over heels in love with the wrong man. Written by Sibylle Lewitscharoff, whom Die Welt called the "most dazzling stylist of contemporary German literature," Blumenberg will delight English readers.
A guide to using Microsoft Windows XP covers such topics as working with files, customizing Windows, setting up networks, creating movies, browsing the Web, and using Windows Messenger.
Author: Robert Klanten, Marie Le Fort
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
Istanbul bridges Europe and Asia. Based in that city, Autoban creates sought-after work that masterfully melds western design traditions with eastern elegance.
Author: Michelle Galindo
Publisher: Braun Publish,Csi
Since signage systems are created to provide orientation, they must be universally legible and understood by people of all ages and culture. Signs must show the way, and also present the proper information at the proper location. By making effective use of graphics, colors and shapes, a signage system helps to create an identity for spaces. Signage Designs showcases a great variety of current examples from across the world, indoor and outdoor, ranging from individual buildings like museums, hospitals and stadiums, to larger contexts like subway systems, town districts or entire cities. This title is an essential reference for designers involved in communications, architects, interior designers and indeed for creative persons in all sectors.
Author: Mary Berg
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
Author: Nils Büttner, Sonja Eismann, nne Sll
Publisher: Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt GmbH
* Koeke's Works were shown at the 2016 Berlin Alternative Fashion Week* Colorful children's drawings come to life, tailored on the bodies of ladies of advanced years. The project depicts the sometimes sad reality of getting older humorously* Pictures from Fashion shows, the retirement home and studio photography show the project in all its diversity* Inside look into a fascinating mixture of sculpture, performance and fashion Justyna Koeke transforms children's fantasies into wearable sculptures and morphs fashion shows into performances. As a child, Koeke, together with her sisters, painted her heroes - from princesses to saints. She now brings them into reality as a collection of vibrantly colorful outfits chock-full of whimsical details. These tailored fantasies are brought to life on the bodies of ladies of advanced years. The publication presents the entire project: from the child-like naive drawings, via photographs of the dressed-up models before the sterile backdrop of their retirement home, to fun-loving fashion shows - an equally humorous and critical approach to the correlation of childhood dreams and the reality of getting older, in which the unsolved issues of an increasingly ageing society invariably resonate. The art project, fluctuating between sculpture, performance and allusions to the fashion world, was presented, among other places, at the Alternative Berlin Fashion Week in March of 2016.
Author: Chris Van Uffelen
Publisher: Braun Publish,Csi
Why should architects have to confine their creativity and artistic abilities to buildings and rooms? A closer look reveals that many of them are also active as creators of objects - from pieces of furniture designed for their own buildings to products entirely unrelated to architectural design. Design Affairs reveals how architects translate their building style into product design or modify it to suit the task at hand. The remarkable diversity within this field is showcased in the examples carefully selected for this volume, which reveals how the art of architecture can generate new perspectives in product design.
Retro & Vintage Design
Author: Michelle Galindo, Lisa Hayek
Publisher: Braun Pub Ag
Retro is and vintage is cuit. The esthetics of past eras are back in style in the world of fashion, as well as interior and product design. Brands successfully reissue old originels, white creative profession- ais around the world design innovative products with a retro look. Their scope of inspiration extends from Bauhaus to Hip-Hop. This volume presents comebacks and new interpretations, products and styles Chat are more fashionable today Chan ever before. Between the opposing polos of nostalgie and high-tech, the designers proue their niftiness and sense of humor. Whether kidney-shaped tables, aviator glasses, or printable radios, the pastis returning full of charm and with a twinkle in the eye. Retro & Vintage Design serves as a reference book of design history and a source of inspiration for trend-setters at the same Lime.
101 Danish Design Icons
Author: Lars Dybdahl
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Publishers
A definitive history of 20th-century Danish design through 101 classic objects Denmark has long loomed large in international design history. Today, Danish furniture, textiles, home appliances and utensils from the 1960s and ‘70s are more popular than ever, for sale at design galleries and a rarity at flea markets. This publication provides an extensive overview of those everyday objects that have to this day written design history both in Denmark and worldwide. Along with 32 leading scholars and journalists, the Head of the Library and Research at the Designmuseum Danmark in Copenhagen, Lars Dybdahl, explores the fascinating history of the individual objects. Playfully presented and situated in their historical context, the catalog sheds new light on this unique world of objects. Among the design classics included are the Carlsberg lager label, the Dursley-Pedersen bicycle, the PH lamp, Dansk Standard cutlery, the Beolit 39 radio, the Spoke-Back Sofa, the Flag Halyard Chair, Kobenstyle kitchenware, the Nilfisk vacuum cleaner, LEGO, the Trinidad stacking chair and ECCO shoes.Designers include Arne Jacobson, Georg Jensen, Finn Juhl, Borge Mogensen, Verner Panton and Hans J. Wegner.
Author: Adam Lindemann
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Confessions of a connoisseur Insiders' tips: discover the world of design with the help of thirty-two international experts and learn why the most valuable furniture is not what you think it is Adam Lindemann's second volume is the follow-up to Collecting Contemporary, an unprecedented success, introducing the lay reader to collecting contemporary art, with tell-all interviews by the biggest players in the global art market. The idea for this volume came when he was furnishing his new house. "Art collectors like myself who hung beautiful contemporary paintings on their walls suddenly saw their furniture look sad and tired," Lindemann writes in his preface, relating how hobby became passion and an overwhelming desire to know everything. Which is how this latest volume manages to give such a perfect introduction into collectible design: it follows the path its author took. Today's design market has its roots in the late eighteenth century: artists created porcelain pieces in editions that became in high demand. From Art Deco to the Wiener Werkstätte, Bauhaus to the Eameses, the French modernists, and a whole bunch of designers many haven't heard of yet, this volume is the best guide to the collectability and overall desirability of design for connoisseurs and amateurs alike. Collecting Design tells all about an addictive occupation, vintage pieces vs. limited editions, the big names and what to keep an eye on, all from the perspective of a passionate collector meeting market luminaries for in-depth conversations--his fellow collectors (Bruno Bischofberger, Michael Boyd, Peter M. Brant, Dennis Freedman, Dakis Joannou, Reed Krakoff, Ronald Lauder), the dealers (Anthony DeLorenzo, Suzanne Demisch, Ulrich Fiedler, Barry Friedman, Didier and Clémence Krzentowski, Zesty Meyers and Evan Snyderman, Murray Moss, Patrick Seguin, Alasdhair Willis), select tastemakers (Jacques Grange, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Peter Marino, Robert Rubin, Ian Schrager, Axel Vervoordt), and auction experts (Gerti Draxler from Dorotheum, Vienna, Philippe Garner from Christie's, Peter and Shannon Loughrey from LAMA, Los Angeles, Alexander Payne from Phillips de Pury, Richard Wright, James Zemaitis from Sotheby's). Lindemann writes: "Sitting down for hours with 32 experts, I can now discuss the finer points of Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann versus Eileen Gray, Carlo Mollino versus Gio Ponti, of Marc Newson versus Ron Arad, and so on. I hope you will enjoy and profit from this fascinating field as much as I have."