She was the Shanghai chanteuse, Bond St salon owner, Sydney socialite and world-renowned wallpaper designer (influencing fashion designer Karen Walker, among others). But who was Florence Broadhurst really? The mystery surrounding her 1977 murder is in keeping with the artifice of her life, here revealed in a fascinating biography.
|Author:||Patrick Reynolds & John Walsh|
Sixty outstanding architect-designed new New Zealand homes
John Walsh and Patrick Reynolds are back with their third handsome New Zealand residential architecture book, which this time covers 60 projects built since 2007 and ranging from the small - baches, studios and apartments-through to the big-substantial new resi... read more
David Trubridge is New Zealand's only internationally recognized furniture designer. From his studio and manufacturing facility in Hawkes Bay, Trubridge has developed a serious following world-wide for his iconic range of furniture and lighting. Originally from England, David Trubridge trained as a Naval Architect, before te... read more
New, practical paperback edition of the landmark design manifesto from the UK's favourite design guru. In this inspirational yet also practical paperback Kevin explores all areas of domestic living, from materialism to sustainability, craftsmanship to comfort. Kevin's beautifully written text brings insight and understanding ... read more
Say Goodbye to Clutter Do you feel overwhelmed by the "stuff" in your life? Are you tired of sifting through piles every time you or your family need one particular thing? The Easy Organizer can solve your problems. This book has 365 home organization tips that will simplify the way you organize your home. Each tip is full of... read more
An intimate and revealing collection of photographs of astonishingly beautiful, iconic, and undiscovered mid century interiors. Among significant mid century interiors, none are more celebrated yet underpublished as the homes created by architects and interior designers for themselves. This collection of newly commissioned ph... read more
The French have a legendary sense of style. French Home explores the elements that combine to create spaces that have an identifiably French feel; showing the architectural details that enhance the framework of each room, the textures and the colour palette that flatter various styles of furniture, and exploring the options f... read more
Junk style is a modern and unique decorating style that is eclectic but selective. Pieces of furniture and accessories sourced from markets and second-hand shops are chosen for their intrinsic beauty, whether this derives from the quality of workmanship, quirky styling, or the colors and textures created by the patina of age.... read more
Taking the first decade of the twentieth century as its starting point, At Home joins the story of the New Zealand house just at the point when its inhabitants begin to ask whether a distinctive, uniquely New Zealand house might be possible. It then charts the way in which imported movements, fashions and styles in twentieth-... read more
Tricia Guild is known for her bold and original fabric and wallpaper collections and her extraordinary ability to use colour and pattern in decoration. She is inspired by fabrics, techniques, motifs and designs from all over the world and from every period of history - brocades and damasks from the Far East; the rich history ... read more
|Author:||Alain de Botton|
Bestselling author, Alain de Botton has written about love, travel, status and how philosophy can console us. Now, he turns his attention to one of our most intense but often hidden love affairs: with our houses and their furnishings. He asks: What makes a house truly beautiful? Why are many new houses so ugly? Why do we argu... read more
This is an inspirational book that explores over 150 ways in which books can not only be stored, but made to play a full part in the character of a home, be it large or small, minimalist or full of cluttered charm. Books are among the commonest but most treasured possessions in a home, yet their storage and display is often n... read more
An indispensable source of inspiration and insightful advice for anyone undertaking home design or redecoration on any scale or budget. Kelly Hoppen is a world-renowned designer who has pioneered a simple yet opulent style that has won her numerous accolades and awards for her stunning interiors.
While her designs a... read more
This rich, oversized resource is a treasure trove of ideas for incorporating traditional designs and timeless antique embellishments into a modern home. While modern design often neglects cultural and artistic heritage in favor of minimalism, Siraudeau demonstrates that it isn't necessary to forgo tradition to create a fashio... read more
Explores the art of wallpaper from its historical beginnings to the present day. Beginning with the handcrafted papiers peints of the 18th century, through the Arts and Crafts movement, modernism and Pop Art, this title showcases a selection of the very best in contemporary wallpaper from all over the world.
New in paperback, Eco House Book is the complete guide to home improvement the environmentally friendly way. Whether you want to redecorate or redesign your home, Terence Conran explains the environmental issues that we face today and how you can reduce your home's carbon footprint.
Now available in paperback, Pamela Todd's book celebrates William Morris' genius, presenting a thorough overview of his life and career, while setting out his guiding principles so that a modern audience can recreate the Arts and Crafts style in their own homes. A series of Case Studies explores six contemporary houses from a... read more
A spectacular visual tour of the world's greatest buildings Great Buildings takes you to an amazing tour of 50 of the world's architectural masterpieces from the Houses of Parliament to the Sydney Opera House.
Discover how to "read" a building, identify key characteristics of architecture and get underneath the bricks a... read more
Sibella Court's wanderlust has made her one of the world's most sought-after stylists and creative directors. Much like her avian counterpart, the Australian bowerbird, Sibella is famous for creating interiors that entice and inspire from found objects, beloved mementos and upcycled furniture. In Bowerbird, Sibella's new bo... read more
|Author:||Patrick Reynolds And Jeremy Salmond And Jeremy Hansen|
Despite the interest in contemporary architecture itÂ’s a fact that more people in inner-city suburbs throughout New Zealand end up living in a villa than a house of any other architectural style. Everyone at some stage finds themselves doing some renovation work, and that has tended in recent years to revolve aro... read more