"Robert Couturier's interiors reflect a dialogue between old world elegance and contemporary design. His masterful approach effortlessly brings many eras together, making eighteenth-century French furniture appear perfectly at home with twenty-first-century objects. Known for composing adventurous rooms with verve and wit, and for heis encyclopedic knowledge of the decorative arts, he is among the most closely watched designers working today. His interiors highlight the importance of stimulating the five senses, from the tactile feel of upholstery to the visual presentation of objects that leads a person through a space."--Jacket flap.
Between 1840 and 1930, approximately 900,000 people left Quebec for the United States and settled in French-Canadian colonies in New England's industrial cities. Yves Roby draws from first-person accounts to explore the conversion of these immigrants and their descendants from French-Canadian to Franco-American. The first generation of immigrants saw themselves as French Canadians who had relocated to the United States. They were not involved with American society and instead sought to recreate their lost homeland. The Franco-Americans of New England reveals that their children, however, did not see a need to create a distinct society. Although they maintained aspects of their language, religion, and customs, they felt no loyalty to Canada and identified themselves as Franco-American. Roby's analysis raises insightful questions about not only Franco-Americans but also the integration of ethno-cultural groups into Canadian society and the future of North American Francophonies.
This comprehensive resource covers all elements of design relating to man's best friend. As dogs share our lives, it makes sense that they also share the best that design can offer. This book gives readers an elegant and entertaining overview of the finest doggie accoutrements. Feast your eyes on dog toys, leads, dishes, kennels, carriers and baskets. Of course, let's not forget grooming aids and dog clothing! From traditional to modern, there's design here to suit every canine personality.
An inspiring guide to creating stylish and livable outdoor spaces An outdoor room is an extension of the home—a space that can used for entertaining, relaxing, cooking, playing, swimming, and more. In spaces large and small, outdoor rooms offer a retreat from daily life and a connection to nature. In Inside Outside, Linda O’Keeffe—former creative director of Metropolitan Home—will inspire you to create an outdoor living space that offers an oasis of comfort and style. O’Keeffe uses the language of interior design to inform her approach to exterior design, focusing on space, structure, movement, mood, and furniture. Inside Outside is filled with private gardens from North America and Europe that are inspiring and illustrative examples. From dramatic topiaries and black tulips in Massachusetts to the living wall in the courtyard of a Paris penthouse, fresh ideas permeate both the gardens found within this book and the design thinking behind them.