Decorating Master Class

The Cullman & Kravis Way

Author: Elissa Cullman,Tracey Pruzan

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810993907

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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This comprehensive, hands-on guide to interior design from Cullman & Kravis, a prominent New York decorating firm, offers a broad spectrum of solutions for integrating architecture, art, and antiques into living spaces that are comfortable, functional, and stylish. As Ellie Cullman writes reassuringly in her introduction: "If the very thought of decorating your home sends you into a tailspin, you can relax. Creating a beautiful, comfortable environment is not a simple process, but it need not be an overwhelming experience." In this generously illustrated handbook, Mrs. Cullman and her colleague and co-author Tracey Pruzan share the basic principles followed by Cullman & Kravis when they work with clients, whether they are renovating an existing house or building a new one. The authors clearly demonstrate that decorating a home is a rational process that can be followed by anyone willing to learn. Step by step, they answer the questions and solve the problems associated with every type of project, illustrating the explanations with case studies of actual designs, hundreds of tips, and full-color photographs of completed rooms and details of wall surfaces, rugs, and textiles.
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Mich Turner's Cake Masterclass

The Ultimate Guide to Cake Decorating Perfection

Author: Mich Turner

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 190934205X

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 1293

DIV In Cake Masterclass, award-winning cake designer and presenter of Britain's Best Bakery, Mich Turner, teaches you how to bake impressive cakes for every occasion - from a classic sponge, to decadant chocolate, and traditional fruit and ginger cakes. In the masterclass section, Mich shares her award-winning decorating techniques to teach you how to create truly outstanding cakes. With step-by-step instructions, Mich will show you how to make the classic sugar-paste rose, tiered cakes with piped lace, hand painted flowers, Christmas candy and much more. With experience baking for top celebrities like the Beckhams, Madonna and Sir Paul McCartney and running cooking classes around the world, Mich can teach you how to become a cake baking master at home. /div
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Cakes to Dream On

A Master Class in Decorating

Author: Colette Peters

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471214625

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

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Colette peters, the celebrated queen of the confectionary arts, unveils an inspiring resource for serious home bakers, professional chefs, and aficionados of Colette's incredible edible architecture. The ingenious cake decorator - whose miraculous and luscious concoctions have appeared everywhere from White House Christmases to royal weddings - presents a master class in cake design and decoration, alongside an all-new selection of her own cake designs. With Cakes to Dream On, Colette's inspired creations can now be rendered into show-stopping cakes of your own. Cakes to Dream On reveals the secrets to fashioning gorgeous and utterly distinctive cakes for all occasions - whether it's an opulent marriage reception (the majestic Ivory Wedding Cake) or a fanciful children's party (the whimsical Homage to Dr. Seuss). Colette presents designs for cake architecture ranging from the imperial splendor of Dolce de Medici, to the elegant grace of Bride's Vintage Cameo, to the topsy-turvy daydream of Mad Tea Party. Colette begins with the foundations: she illuminates step by step the process of constructing a multitiered cake, from determining serving sizes and choosing appropriate cake pans to making fillings, and ultimately stacking layers so they don't tumble off the table. Cakes to Dream On also discloses insider tricks of the trade: Colette's easy-to-follow instructions in techniques such as sugarwork, gumpaste, brush embroidery, and piping will help readers recreate the spectacular effects of this singular confectioner's toolbox. Bakers - and their enthusiastic audiences - will discover that these sensual masterpieces tantalize the palate as much as they do the eye. Colette's cake recipes include the Coco-Loco Cake, an alluring marriage of coconut and coffee; the Meringue Buttercream and its luscious lemon, raspberry, and mocha variants; and the ambrosial caramel-tinged Heavenly White Cake. As breathtaking as Colette's cake works appear, her clear explanations of technique are meant to stimulate readers' creative instincts and give them ideas for crafting their own distinctive confections. With more than 150 dazzling full-color photographs illustrating both processes and finished presentations, and more detailed instruction than ever before, Cakes to Dream On will inspire readers to create their own mouthwatering masterpieces. Colette's master class is truly a launchpad for cake lovers' own confectionary visions.
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Master Class with Toba Garrett

Author: Toba M. Garrett

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118394771

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 6624

Master Class with Toba Garrett provides readers with a springboard to infinite ideas of what can be achieved in the advanced art of cake decorating. A foremost expert in this field, Garrett has taught some of the top cake artists working today. She shares tips and techniques here to bring readers to the next level in their cake decorating skills.
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Interior Design Master Class

100 Lessons from America's Finest Designers on the Art of Decoration

Author: Carl Dellatore

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847848906

Category: Decoration and ornament

Page: 352

View: 3122

"Features one hundred essays by America's top designers--from established design legends to members of the new guard--that explore in detail the process of designing a home, from the fundamentals to the finishing touches"--Amazon.com.
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Sweet Celebrations

The Art of Decorating Beautiful Cakes

Author: Sylvia Weinstock

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439137250

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 6613

In Sweet Celebrations the woman InStyle called "New York's reigning cake diva" shares her recipes, designs, techniques, and tips in a gloriously illustrated book. Bon Appétit called master baker and decorator Weinstock "the Leonardo da Vinci of wedding cakes," and her stunningly original creations have graced the celebrations of Oprah Winfrey, Ted Turner, and Whitney Houston. Her repertoire includes not just grand, romantic, floral wedding cakes but cakes appropriate for all of life's festive moments. Now she shares her expertise with bakers who want the perfect cake to commemorate that very special occasion. Sweet Celebrations includes cakes for birthdays, anniversaries, bon voyage send-offs, victory parties, and more. Graded according to difficulty, there are cakes for the beginning as well as the experienced decorator. Present your favorite graduate with a richly bound pile of books, welcome a newborn with a delectable stack of pastel-colored blocks, or serve the charming cottage cake at a housewarming. Each of the featured twenty-four cakes is shown in full color, with complete step-by-step instructions for baking, assembling, and decorating. In addition there are many inspiring photographs of the fabulous cakes Weinstock has created for clients around the world. The book provides recipes for cakes, frostings, and fillings, as well as detailed illustrated instructions on decorating techniques. Sweet Celebrations is a must-have volume for home and professional bakers who want to make and serve cakes that taste as good as they look.
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Design Masterclass

How to Achieve the Home of Your Dreams

Author: Kelly Hoppen,Helen Chislett

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 9781909342026

Category: Interior decoration

Page: 272

View: 6078

The definitive home-decorating guide from Kelly Hoppen, offering invaluable professional advice on both the practical and aesthetic aspects to interior design.
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The Detailed Interior

Decorating Up Close with Cullman & Kravis

Author: Elissa Cullman,Tracey Pruzan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1580933556

Category: Design

Page: 271

View: 4859

From classic New York City pied-à-terres and townhouses to vast Connecticut estates, airy Floridian mansions to luxurious ski retreats, every room created by interior design firm Cullman & Kravis is effortlessly graceful and balanced, masquing the meticulous research and extraordinary passion that goes into creating such perfectly harmonious spaces. Cullman & Kravis has a remarkable ability to see whole picture and, at the same time, appreciate the smallest of its pieces and intricacies. Each of their rooms is a magnificent and elaborate tapestry—step back, and a stunning image emerges; look up close, and every stitch is perfectly aligned with its neighbor, every thread a mirror of a larger pattern. This focus on detail subtly influences every component of the residences they design, so that every room harmonizes with the architecture, the setting, the furniture, and the artwork. Hand-carved moldings subtly reflect the embroidery of a throw pillow. The form of an antique chandelier echoes the drape of the silk curtains. Complementary colors emerge in the needlework of a rug, the brushstroke of an abstract painting, the fresh flowers on a table. The Detailed Interior: Decoration Up Close with Cullman & Kravis reveals how the firm achieves this effect, and how readers can employ these details to endow their rooms with the same sense of elegance and poise. Each project is illustrated with lavish full-color images, illuminating the effect of the room as a whole as well as providing close-up shots of precisely detailed spaces. The photography is coupled with informative text explaining how each of the room's elements complement each other, breaking down how Cullman & Kravis achieves these flawless interiors step by step.
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Cake Masterclass

The Ultimate Guide to Cake Decorating Perfection

Author: Mich Turner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742663210

Category: Cake

Page: 223

View: 7559

Covering every aspect of baking and decorating with easy-to-follow instructions, this book is ideal for both the beginner baker and the seasoned cake decorating veteran. Baking basics are introduced in the Cake Recipes chapter, with sweet treats to suit every occasion.
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From Classic to Contemporary

Decorating with Cullman and Kravis

Author: Elissa Cullman,Tracey Pruzan

Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC

ISBN: 158093496X

Category: Interior decoration

Page: 272

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"Interior design firm Cullman & Kravis infuses traditional interiors with a modern perspective, embracing historicism and referencing a wide range of cultures and contemporary design motifs. In From Classic to Contemporary: Decorating with Cullman & Kravis, Ellie Cullman and Tracey Pruzan explore the lessons from modernism that add a new and welcome dynamism to the firm's most recent projects, both traditional and modern ... The fourteen distinct projects in this book are collaborations between Ellie Cullman and her partners Lee Cavanaugh, Sarah Ramsey, Claire Ratliff, and Alyssa Urban. Running the gamut from modest revisions to ground-up construction and complete renovations, these interiors include a sumptuous New York City duplex that is a clever mix of traditional furnishings and an impressive contemporary art collection; a glass-clad modern Miami villa with vivid colors and bold prints; an oceanfront Palm Beach house with museum-quality art and antiques; an historic Westchester estate once owned by Brooke Astor; and Ellie Cullman's own home, whose "refresh" illustrates how to renew, modernize, and reinvigorate any project." --
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The Well-Decorated Cake

Author: Toba Garrett

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402717734

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 6723

Learn the decorating secrets and luscious recipes of a master cake designer and instructor at the prestigious Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.
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Professional Cake Decorating

Author: Toba Garrett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470380098

Category: Cooking

Page: 416

View: 5445

A fully updated edition of a comprehensive guide by an IACP Award nominee incorporates vibrant new photography and provides a complete overview of the cake designer's art, covering everything from piping and hand modeling to small confections and stacked layer cakes.
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Decorating with Style

Speedy Tips, Savvy Tricks & Cool Ideas to Transform Your Home

Author: Abigail Ahern

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

ISBN: 9781849492720

Category: Interior decoration

Page: 192

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Decorating Abigail Ahern style is about creating spaces that make you happy - not just buying the latest 'it' chair. According to the internationally renowned interior designer, the most successful homes always have an element of the unexpected. Good taste is wonderful, but without a touch of eccentricity - some tension between spontaneity and rigour, refinement and rebellion - beautifully co-ordinated rooms can leave you cold. Proving that style has nothing to do with money and everything to do with confidence, Abigail goes back to basics to help you determine your own style, then demonstrates how to take interiors to the next level by mixing and layering different styles and eras; injecting intrigue into a room with some maximalist lighting or a decorative rug; playing around with scale, colour and texture to create an enchanting, idiosyncratic vibe. Packed with original ideas, beautiful photography, speedy updates and easy DIY projects - that transform affordable furniture and accessories into something you'd see in a designer showroom - this hip, hands-on guide offers all the tips, tricks and inspiration you need to create a stylish home. For styleconscious people on a budget, interior design just got fun . . .
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Interior Design Course

Author: Tomris Tangaz

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764132599

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

View: 4847

Offers step-by-step tutorials to guide readers through the design process and provides a photo gallery of finished examples by professional designers.
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Debbie Brown's Magical Cakes

Author: Debbie Brown

Publisher: Merehurst

ISBN: 9780804851664

Category: Cooking

Page: 96

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Welcome to the fabulous, mysterious world of Debbie Brown's Magical Cakes, with its witches, wizards, gnomes, dwarfs, trolls, sprites and goblins. Successful cake decorating and sugarcraft author Debbie Brown has used her unique talents, fondant skills and magical touch to create 20 fun and fantastical cakes. There are amazing party cakes to appeal to both boys and girls, including designs for younger children such as a Mystical Castle Guarded by a Fiery Dragon and a Cute Baby Dragon. From a Star Castle, a Labyrinth and Topsy Turvy Village to Sparkling Pegasus, Beautiful Sea Witch and Wise Wizard Owl, there is an amazingly varied collection of cakes to choose from. There are even humorous cakes--enjoy a giant troll peeking out from a snow-capped mountain, an elfin-eating rock monster and fun witches dancing around a cauldron. With clear, easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and photographs, and cake designs for all levels of expertise, this cake cookbook will satisfy both beginners and more experienced cake decorators. Join in the magic of these pages, and you will soon be creating party cakes to scare, surprise, delight and thrill. Cake recipes include: Pirate Dreams Emerald City Star Castle Gold Mine Sea Witch Labyrinth
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Spark Joy

An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up

Author: Marie Kondo

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607749734

Category: House & Home

Page: 304

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Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has revolutionized homes—and lives—across the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to her acclaimed KonMari Method, with step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks, plus drawings of perfectly organized drawers and closets. She also provides advice on frequently asked questions, such as whether to keep “necessary” items that may not bring you joy. With guidance on specific categories including kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, hobby goods, and digital photos, this comprehensive companion is sure to spark joy in anyone who wants to simplify their life.
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The Complete Home Decorating Idea Book

Thousands of Idea for Windows, Walls, Ceilings and Floors

Author: Kathleen Stoehr,Charles Randall

Publisher: CharelsRandall.com

ISBN: 1890379166

Category: House & Home

Page: 400

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The Complete Home Decorating Idea Book focuses on vertical and horizontal surfaces by examining not only windows, walls and floors but also celebrates the fifth wall ceilings! Readers will discover the clever possibilities for treating surfaces of all kinds with paint, wallpaper, tile, stone, fabric and more. Beginning with a chapter on a personal favorite, window treatments, Stoehr covers all types of hard and soft window products, as well as how to approach the decoration of a large window wall. A chapter on wall coverings follows, including paint, paper, tile, stone, fabric and wood. In section three, the decorated ceiling pulls our eyes upward from the horizontal sweep we normally experience in a room, creating a sense of satisfied completion to any interior. Decorated ceilings, our interior sky is attention to detail at its best, creating drama in the dining room or a calm, restful environment in the bedroom. Finally, we look to the floor, an area frequently overlooked but is the ultimate component for finishing any room with style. All this and more, including thousands of today's top interior photographs, will be found in The Complete Home Decorating Idea Book.
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Vern Yip's Design Wise

Your Smart Guide to a Beautiful Home

Author: Vern Yip

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 0762459859

Category: Design

Page: 288

View: 1587

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HBase: The Definitive Guide

Random Access to Your Planet-Size Data

Author: Lars George

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449315224

Category: Computers

Page: 556

View: 3129

If you're looking for a scalable storage solution to accommodate a virtually endless amount of data, this book shows you how Apache HBase can fulfill your needs. As the open source implementation of Google's BigTable architecture, HBase scales to billions of rows and millions of columns, while ensuring that write and read performance remain constant. Many IT executives are asking pointed questions about HBase. This book provides meaningful answers, whether you’re evaluating this non-relational database or planning to put it into practice right away. Discover how tight integration with Hadoop makes scalability with HBase easier Distribute large datasets across an inexpensive cluster of commodity servers Access HBase with native Java clients, or with gateway servers providing REST, Avro, or Thrift APIs Get details on HBase’s architecture, including the storage format, write-ahead log, background processes, and more Integrate HBase with Hadoop's MapReduce framework for massively parallelized data processing jobs Learn how to tune clusters, design schemas, copy tables, import bulk data, decommission nodes, and many other tasks
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Mark Hampton on Decorating

Author: Mark Hampton

Publisher: Potter Style

ISBN: 0553459171

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 8710

This book treats essential aspects of design individually: colors, elements, styles, plans, rooms, outdoors, and materials. Illustrated with the author's full-color renderings of his own works.
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