House & Garden Fifties House
By Catriona Gray
The post-war consumer boom of the 1950s, coupled with a desire for new, innovative design resulted in one of the most exciting decades in the history of interiors - a visual revolution that was captured on the pages of British House & Garden.In Fifties House, mid-century modern enthusiast Catriona Gray has drawn on the magazine's peerless archive, curating the best illustrations and photographs to show how the use of colour, pattern, homewares and furniture evolved through the decade. The homes of key tastemakers are featured including Le Corbusier, Giò Ponti, Terence Conran and Hans and Florence Knoll. The first title in the new Decades of Design series, House & Garden Fifties House is required reading for mid-century modern enthusiasts, collectors and decorators in search of inspiration from the most influential homes of the past.
Orla Kiely Home
By Orla Kiely
"Orla Kiely is a virtuoso of vintage pattern and design." - The Sunday Business Post"Whether you're a fan of Orla Kiely's cult retro patterns or not, it's hard to resist her second book." - Real HomesInternationally renowned designer Orla Kiely describes her career as 'a journey in pattern and colour'. Her distinctive palette, and graphic and stylized motifs in clean repeat constructions, have won her devoted fans across the world, and have helped to turn, what began as a small British business designing bags, into a global fashion, accessories and homeware brand. Following the success of her first book Pattern, Home opens the door on Orla's own house, looks at a series of British, Irish and Scandinavian case studies - all beautifully photographed by Richard Powers - reveals the mid-century modern items that have inspired her work and tracks the creation of her homeware range including furniture, textiles, wallpaper and ceramics. 'I have always been inspired by architecture and interiors so the move into furniture and homewares was completely natural,' Orla says. 'To me, the home is where we can truly express our style and personality, where we can be playful.'Contents Includes...ElementsMy WorkMy HouseCase StudiesSiegel HouseScheer HouseVilla BendvoldBygdøy HouseBrabrand HouseAarhus...And Many More!
The Big Book of Wedding Readings
The most successful titles from confetti.co.uk's top-selling wedding books include "How to Write a Wedding Speech" (1840913088), "Speeches" (1840912243), "Wedding Readings" (1840912294) "Wedding Readings and Vows" (1840913096) and "Jokes, Toasts and One-liners for Wedding Speeches" (1840913703). Readings at your wedding ceremony can add meaning to the day and are a great way to involve family and friends. An informative introduction offers advice on how to choose your perfect wedding reading and suggests what themes to consider. It includes a comprehensive collection of suitable readings and poems for church and civil ceremonies, prayers and bible readings for church services and readings for the reception.
Living with Books
By Alan Powers
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 neglected and not given serious consideration as part of the interior design - something all the more necessary as the functions of home and workplace now often merge. Chapters are devoted to separate rooms, looking in turn at reception rooms, home offices, and libraries, as well as kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms, with over 180 colour photographs from around the world providing a wealth of inspiration. Ingenious space-saving devices are illustrated for storing books in odd spaces within the home - for example in staircases, corridors, and hallways. There is a chapter on caring for books, plus practical pages providing useful technical hints for planning and building bookshelves (scale, proportion, materials, fittings, etc), complete with illustrated step-by-step instructions showing how to carry out your own imaginative book-storage projects.Special double-page features appear in each chapter on topics such as ingenious designer solutions, book plates, and creating furniture out of books.
A Place to Wed
By Jane Anderson
Have you ever dreamed of getting married abroad? In the Caribbean surrounded by sandy beaches with palm trees and blue skies perhaps, or maybe romantic Venice in northern Italy or even in the snowy landscapes of Swedish Lapland? Whatever your idea of true romance, this book features 25 beautiful, romantic and unusual places from around the world in which to get married for a truly memorable occasion. An inspiring collection of 25 exotic, beautiful, romantic and unusual places from around the world in which to get married. Getting married abroad is the perfect way to choose an exotic wedding location and then stay and enjoy the destination for your honeymoon. A wedding overseas does not mean making compromises: you can opt for a simple no frill's affair if you wish, otherwise a big family celebration is just as easy to arrange. Full details are provided of all the resorts who will take away all the stress of planning and preparation, leaving you to enjoy the big day. Full details describe the religious and civil ceremonies available, as well as information on each destination's residency requirements and the best time of year to go.Contact details are provided for the venues that will do all the planning and preparations.
Colour Me Confident
By Veronique Henderson, Pat Henshaw
Every woman knows that if they feel great on the outside, they are confident on the inside. Learn which colours suit you and maximise your potential. Let the internationally-recognized "Colour Me Beautiful" team guide you through choosing perfect outfits for your shape and colouring. Plus make-up and accessory advice means you will sparkle from top-to-toe and glow from within.
By Wedding Magazine
With over 300 stunning photographs of wedding flowers, this book contains bouquets to inspire every bride. A bride's bouquet sets the mood for all wedding flowers, so choosing the perfect style is essential. Should they be stylish, formal or simply natural? Formed into a perfect round nosegay or romantic cascade? Which shape suits your dress? Will you choose red roses for love, or freesias for trust? "Wedding Bouquets" answers all these questions and more, to ensure the bouquet you finally choose is the perfect expression of how you feel on this important and magical day.
By Wendy Kavanagh
Research shows that babies who are massaged are more alert, gain weight faster and sleep more soundly while reflexology promotes relaxation and can help relieve discomforts such as colic. Massage can also reduce stress levels in parents, helping them to be more responsive to their babies' needs. This easy step-by-step guide shows how you can make calming and loving touch a part of your baby's daily routine from birth. Includes reflexology and head massage routines, plus ways to relieve common ailments such as colic, teething, earache and congestion.
Instant Expert Paint Effects
By Marie Borrel
It takes more than sunscreen to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy. Here are 60 simple tips for enjoying the sun--"before you go out, when you're out, and after you get home--"without harming your skin or your health. Includes tips for diet; using the sun to clear up skin imperfections; getting bronzed without getting burned; and keeping children protected from sun damage.
Wedding Vows And Traditions
By Gill Tree
Ooh La La: Perfect Make-Up