Celebrated interior designer Suzanne Rheinstein focuses on the use of rooms—from entries to outdoor spaces—that reflect her relaxed, elegant style, in which beauty and comfort are paramount. Suzanne Rheinstein is a master at translating traditional style into something fresh and elegant. In Rooms for Living, she shows how to achieve a calm and livable environment in casual or more formal settings. Rheinstein presents welcoming rooms to share with others, as well as private, cozy spaces for relaxing or sleeping. Included are examples of refashioned spaces, such as a neglected living room that has been repurposed for reading and writing, and a kitchen that has been expanded to accommodate informal meals. Rheinstein also offers innovative ideas on how to make a statement with an entryway by adding vibrant color, dress a bed for ultimate comfort and romance with luxurious pillows, display books in an understated way, and create a unique party atmosphere. No small detail is overlooked. Beautifully photographed, this inspiring book is a must-have for design-savvy individuals.
Through beautiful and inspirational photographs, Country Living's team of experts shows how to create a comfortable environment, take advantage of natural views, and incorporate color in the living room--and, as always in the Easy Transformations series, arrows and sidebars make the images interactive and easy to use. Home decorators looking to revive their living rooms will find a special focus on white-on-white rooms, colorful moods, displays, slipcovers, simple storage, and focal points. Want to encourage interaction among family and guests? Move the furniture away from the walls and toward the center of the room. Need to add warmth to the space? Try patterned kilim pillows and a richly-hued paisley throw. From modern living to cottage appeal, the look you want is here. "Will inspire amateur decorators. Practical projects, such as pillow-making, are included. If patrons are looking for more ideas...[this] book will serve them well."--Library Journal
With over 180 photographs Contemporary Asian Living Rooms explores 50 of Southeast Asia's most interesting homes and hotels. Living room design in Asia has moved away form the classical Asia style to incorporate the new global chic. This Asian design book takes you into the living rooms of fifty of Southeast Asia's most interesting homes and hotels, showcasing the work of up-and-coming local talents such as Pantaa, Yothaka and Tawul Praman as well as the latest in European design. Living room interiors range from the starkly minimal to the luxuriously plush - from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Bali. Created by some of the leading talents in contemporary Asian design today, these interiors feature creative shapes, contours, materials and new ways of working with the space where family and friends spend most of their time together in the house.
Class, Gender, and the Satelite Factory System in Taiwan
Author: Ping-Chun Hsiung
Publisher: Temple University Press
Category: Social Science
In Taiwan, small-scale subcontracting factories of thirty employees or less make items for export, like the wooden jewelry boxes that Ping-Chun Hsiung made when she worked in six such factories. These factories are found in rice fields and urban areas, front yards and living rooms, mostly employing married women in line with the government slogan that promotes work in the home—"Living Rooms as Factories." Hsiung studies the experiences of the married women who work in this satellite system of factories, and how their work and family lives have contributed to Taiwan's 9.1 percent GNP growth over the last three decades, the "economic miracle." This vivid portrayal of the dual lives of these women as wives, mothers, daughters-in-law and as manufacturing workers also provides sophisticated analyses of the links between class and gender stratification, family dynamics, state policy, and global restructuring within the process of industrialization. Hsiung uses ethnographic data to illustrate how, in this system of intersecting capitalist logic and patriarchal practices, some Taiwanese women experience upward mobility by marrying into the owners' family, while others remain home and wage workers. Although women in both groups acknowledge gender inequality, this commonality does not bridge divergent class affiliations. Along with a detailed account of the oppressive labor practices, this book reveals how workers employ clandestine tactics to defy the owners' claims on their labor.
Instead of leafing through a plethora of magazines for living room decorating ideas, now you can find all the inspiration and useful advice youll ever need in one book Good Homes 101 Living Rooms. Guaranteed to help you find the look that you want, the 101 living rooms are grouped by style: Modern Classic Modern country World Creative Laid-back living Each living room is illustrated with a full-colour photo and accompanied by invaluable information from the Good Homes team on the specific features of the room, including colour, lighting, accessories and flooring. With a directory of useful suppliers at the back of the book youll have everything you need to recreate the look for yourself. So whether youre planning a complete transformation or simply looking for quick facelift ideas, Good Homes 101 Living Rooms will help you create the living room of your dreams.
Transform your home into an environment that makes you feel more alive. Using the principles of feng shui--the ancient Asian practice of arranging furnishings and accessories to optimize the flow of energy--you can create a living space in which you feel safe and comfortable and that also helps you embrace life more fully. Gorgeous full-color photos of stylish rooms illustrate how easy it is to incorporate feng shui into your d�cor. Begin by establishing safety in your home through retreat and secret spaces, connecting to nature's grounding, and other techniques. Now you are ready to encourage expansion in your life. Design spaces where you can be alone, as well as shared spaces that promote harmonious relationships. See how to balance your home's yin and yang and tap into the power of the five essential elements. Work with lighting, color, textiles, furniture and object placement, wall space, accessories, and more.
For more than fifty years some very funny people have been entering American homes through television's big picture window. From Lucy and Uncle Miltie, to Archie Bunker and Marge Simpson, certain comic stars of television history have become not just cultural icons, but friends of the family. This comprehensive study of the most successful television comedies - including domestic sitcoms, workplace comedies, variety shows, late-night comedy, animated comedy, and more - reveals that, unlike the comedy found in film, on stage, in comedy clubs and concert halls, television's presentation of comic characters and stories must negotiate a relationship with the more privatized and value-laden environment of each American home that it enters.
Feng Shui For The Curious and Serious Volume 2 will teach you the application of feng shui in your house and will also show you how to use feng shui principles to bring you and your family good health, good fortunes, and a happier and more prosperous life. This book will provide you with detail guidelines and information on how to analyze your surrounding environment,analyze the landscape such as mountains, plants, and trees, discuss how your environment affect your health and fortunes, how to look and distinguish houses with positive or negative feng shui, how to arranged and feng shui your living space such as your bedroom, living room, dinning room, kitchen, and your bed to bring you good health and good fortune, and how to use your birth date and birth sign to elicit and maximize your good fortunes. This book will not only show you how to activate and gain good health and good fortunes, but will also show you how to maintain your good fortunes and how to prevent misfortunes. This book give you very detail information and guidelines on how to find and look for a home with good feng shui and how to arrange your home with feng shui that is conducive to good health and good fortune. This book also provide you with detail guidelines on how to remedy bad feng shui and show you how to avoid to prevent misfortune.
Published in association with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a practical handbook explains how to design, renovate, and remodel an older home to add extra space that matches the style of the original building but takes into consideration the requirements of modern living. 25,000 first printing.
"Joyful Soul Cleaning" is the much-anticipated second book of the Soul at Home Trilogy. In "Living the Soul Dolce Vita" the author showed readers how to clear out the clutter in their homes to make more room for their soul. Now the author takes readers on a soul cleaning journey to gain a cleaner home and more soul awareness. A clutter-free and clean home issues an invitation for huge soul participation. Let your soul R.S.V.P. NOW!