Perfect Imperfect

The beauty of accident, age & patina

Author: Karen McCartney,Sharyn Cairns,Glen Proebstel

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1952533589

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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Perfect Imperfect takes as its founding principle the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, advocating the beauty to be found in imperfection, impermanence and the authentic. Importantly, this is done without losing sight of the benefits of living in the 21st century, where designers are merging digital technology with the handmade to produce items that combine the best of both worlds. This inspirational book, with thought-provoking text by Karen McCartney and stunning visuals by Sharyn Cairns and Glen Proebstel, is a celebration of accident, curation, collection, hesitation, collaboration, reuse, reimagining and true originality. Perfect Imperfect explores an established aesthetic in a new way, as illustrated by the homes and studios of international and Australian creatives. It embraces current design objects alongside well-worn ones, and features interior settings that mix comfort, design and an offbeat beauty.
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Perfect Imperfect

The Beauty Of Accident Age And Patina

Author: Karen McCartney

Publisher: Murdoch Books

ISBN: 9781743364826

Category: Design

Page: 288

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Perfect Imperfect takes as its founding principle the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, advocating the beauty to be found in imperfection, impermanence and the authentic. Importantly this is done without losing sight of the benefits of living in the 21st century, where designers are merging digital technology with the handmade to produce items that combine the best of both worlds. This beautiful, inspirational book, with thought-provoking text by Karen McCartney and stunning visuals by Sharyn Cairns and Glen Proebstel, is a celebration of accident, curation, collection, hesitation, collaboration, reuse, reimagining and true originality. It explores an established aesthetic in a new way, as illustrated by the homes and studios of international and Australian creatives. It embraces current design objects alongside well-worn ones, and features interior settings that mix comfort, design and an off-beat beauty.
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Perfect Imperfect

The Beauty of Accident, Age and Patina

Author: Karen McCartney,Sharyn Cairns,Glen Proebstel

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781743364819

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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An interior design book that embodies a philosophy of thoughtfulness and creativity in living
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Simply Imperfect

Revisiting the Wabi-Sabi House

Author: Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550924702

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

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Meaningful living – within your means
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Wabi-Sabi Welcome

Learning to Embrace the Imperfect and Entertain with Ease and Thoughtfulness

Author: Julie Pointer Adams

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579656994

Category: House & Home

Page: 272

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"An antidote to the veneer of perfectionism so often presented by books of its kind, Wabi-Sabi Welcome offers readers license to slow down and host guests with humility, intention, and contentment." --Nathan Williams, founder of Kinfolk Wabi-Sabi Welcome is sharing a pot of tea with friends. It is preparing delicious food to nourish, not to show off. It's keeping a basket of cozy slippers at the door for guests. It is well-worn linens, bouquets of foraged branches, mismatched silverware, and heirloom bowls infused with the spirit of meals served with love. In this lush entertaining manual, author Julie Pointer Adams invites readers into artful, easygoing homes around the world--in Denmark, California, France, Italy, and Japan--and teaches us how to turn the generous act of getting together into the deeper art of being together. In this book, readers will find: unexpected, thoughtful ideas and recipes from around the world; tips for creating an intimate, welcoming environment; guidelines for choosing enduring, natural decor for the home; and inspiring photographs from homes where wabi-sabi is woven into daily living.
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The Maker

Crafting a Unique Space

Author: Tamara Maynes

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351371

Category: Design

Page: 272

View: 1885

The act of creating the treasures you use to adorn your home takes the space to a deeper level; it goes beyond collecting, beyond decorating. The Maker is a gorgeously illustrated love letter to creating an intimate, well-designed, and handmade home. With sections on wall art, textiles, ceramics, lighting, and furniture, designer Tamara Maynes presents beautiful homes that showcase the per­sonality and warmth that a cozy, quilted wall hang­ing or an organically shaped piece of stoneware can add to a room. Each chapter closes with a simple DIY project, plus an interview with a high-profile maker. Projects like a metalwork wall hanging, a woven table runner, and a no-fire clay bowl expose readers to the fundamentals of making—and will inspire them to create exciting works of their own.
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The Wabi-Sabi House

The Japanese Art of Imperfect Beauty

Author: Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers

ISBN: 1400050464

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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A inspirational, illustrated design handbook draws on the ancient Japanese art of imperfect beauty, or wabi-sabi, and the aesthetic principles of Zen Buddhism to explain how to create unique home spaces that incorporate salvage materials, use artisan wares, and remove clutter to present peaceful, intimate rooms. 20,000 first printing.
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Patina Style

Author: Brooke Giannetti

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423622543

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

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The Giannettis have developed a home design style that embraces age, patina, weathered and worn surfaces, and rough surfaces. Patina Style is a color palette, a romance with subtlety, an attraction to natural materials and architectural details. It is at once old-world, contemporary, and mildly industrial. Patina Style gives insight into materials choices, methods and treatments that result in spaces that celebrate beauty in the old, the imperfect, the slightly roughed-up.
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Wabi Sabi

The Bushido Poems of a Samurai Warrior of the Spirit

Author: T. Scott Mcleod

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781481966177

Category: Poetry

Page: 138

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IN THE MISTS OF THE MORNING, I HAVE MET MY DEATH A samurai spirit with a blade of words, I have roamed plains of consciousness, seeking truth and slaying illusions. All is impermanent, imperfect, and incomplete. In the vast river of existence, there is a serene melancholy and a spiritual longing which pervades all. Yet all is not lost, for it is only in being lost, that we are found. It is only in imperfection, that we find perfection; in brokenness, the unbroken. We are necessarily confused, before we are clear. That which is lasting, and perfect, and beautiful surrounds us, all of the time. As a young man in Japan, I learned the great philosophy of Wabi-Sabi: rustic simplicity, quietness, and understated elegance combined with the patina of beauty and serenity that comes with age. Wisdom is to be found in natural simplicity; beauty in that which is flawed. May you find them, too, my good friend, here in these words: The Bushido Poems of a Samurai Warrior of The Spirit.
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Wabi Sabi

A New Look at Japanese Design

Author: Lennox Tierney

Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers

ISBN: 9780879058494

Category: Architecture

Page: 90

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Health professionals, following their training, still need to keep abreast with developments in their respective fields. This helps them to evolve enabling them to offer good quality care to the children and families in their care. This has become important in the present climate of clinical governance and its emphasis on evidence-based practice.
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70/80/90 Iconic Australian Houses

Three decades of domestic architecture

Author: Karen McCartney

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1743439113

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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In this follow-up to the design classic 50/60/70 Iconic Australian Houses, Karen McCartney, founding editor of interiors magazine Inside Out, has compiled a selection of significant examples of Australian houses of the 1970s, 80s and 90s, each brilliantly photographed and with a depth of coverage rarely seen before. Featured architects include Richard Leplastrier, Glenn Murcutt and Wood Marsh. A detailed introduction places the period in social, historical and architectural context, before each of the selected houses is individually reviewed in an informed and engaging style. In each example the relationship between the architect and owner is discussed, as is the linking of the building to its site, materials and architectural detailing. The author has interviewed many architects and owners for their personal insights. Each study includes a feature on the interior decoration and a discussion of designers and manufacturers of iconic furniture, fittings and fabrics. 70/80/90 Iconic Australian Houses features stunning photography by Michael Wee, both panoramic and detailed, throughout. The homes from these three decades form a significant part of Australian architectural history.
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Decorate for a Party

Creative styling ideas for gatherings

Author: Holly Becker,Leslie Shewring

Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP

ISBN: 1911127020

Category: Design

Page: 160

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A unique collaboration between international bestselling interiors author Holly Becker (decor8 blog) and Leslie Shewring (acreativemint.com), this book is packed full of ideas for all types of parties, gatherings and events. Split into ten sections covering a range of different colour palettes and styles, from Brights to Moody, Evening Sparkle to Forest Picnic, themes can be used for birthday parties, bridal showers, dinner parties, smaller crafting parties and a host of other occasions. There are step-by-step projects, plus a range of creative suggestions for decorating the table, backs of chairs and your home to welcome guests and make any occasion feel special.
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My Heart Wanders

A Celebration of Taking Risks, Letting Go and Making a Home Wherever You Are

Author: Pia Jane Bijkerk

Publisher: Murdoch Books Pty Limited

ISBN: 9781741967463

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

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What would happen if one day you decided to follow your heart? And where would it take you? Author Pia Jane Bijkerk takes us on her journey as she leaves her comfortable life in Sydney to follow, unconditionally, her instincts. Setting up home first in Paris, then on a houseboat in Amsterdam, Pia observes the serendipitous moments that present themselves when letting go and following one's dreams. With beautiful photographs from her travels in France, Amsterdam, Belgium, Italy and Sydney, My Heart Wanders is a reflective, inspirational, tender book that speaks to 'the wandering heart' in all of us.
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Design Is The Problem

The Future of Design Must Be Sustainable

Author: Nathan Shedroff

Publisher: Rosenfeld Media

ISBN: 9781933820019

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 319

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Design makes a tremendous impact on the produced world in terms of usability, resources, understanding, and priorities. What we produce, how we serve customers and other stakeholders, and even how we understand how the world works is all affected by the design of models and solutions. Designers have an unprecedented opportunity to use their skills to make meaningful, sustainable change in the world—if they know how to focus their skills, time, and agendas. In Design is the Problem: The Future of Design Must be Sustainable, Nathan Shedroff examines how the endemic culture of design often creates unsustainable solutions, and shows how designers can bake sustainability into their design processes in order to produce more sustainable solutions.
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Living Wabi Sabi

The True Beauty of Your Life

Author: Taro Gold

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740792939

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Taro Gold inspires and enlightens with Living Wabi Sabi: The True Beauty of Your Life. A blend of Eastern wisdom, feng shui, and the movement toward simplicity, Wabi Sabi is a Japanese expression meaning "wisdom in natural simplicity." Wabi Sabi helps us to see the beauty in imperfection, to discover that our unique flaws also can lead us to our greatest strengths and treasures. No one is perfect – in fact, we all are perfectly imperfect. That is the paradoxical first lesson shared by Taro Gold in Living Wabi Sabi: The True Beauty of Your Life. What is Wabi Sabi? A universal ideal of beauty, Wabi Sabi celebrates the basic, the unique, and the imperfect parts of our lives. Wabi Sabi is the comfortable joy you felt as a child, happily singing off key, creatively coloring outside the lines, and mispronouncing words with gusto. On a deeper level, Wabi Sabi is the profound awareness of our oneness with all life and the environment. It includes a deep awareness of the choices we make each day, the power we have to accept or reject each moment of our lives, and to find value in every experience. Appreciate this and every moment, no matter how imperfect, for this moment is your life. When you reject this moment, you reject your life. You don't have to settle for this moment, you are free to steer a different course, but for now, this moment is yours, so be mindful to make the most of it." Living Wabi Sabi: The True Beauty of Your Life leads us to discover the true beauty of our lives, to know true joy here and now, to reveal the most powerfully positive sides of imperfection. Illustrated with stunning yet simple watercolor art, Living Wabi Sabi: The True Beauty of Your Life is a beautiful keepsake that is sure to become a beloved resource for wisdom in the joy of living.
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The Kinfolk Entrepreneur

Ideas for Meaningful Work

Author: Nathan Williams

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579658245

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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In The Kinfolk Entrepreneur, author Nathan Williams introduces readers to 40 creative business owners around the globe, offering an inspiring, in-depth look behind the scenes of their lives and their companies. Pairing insightful interviews with striking images of these men and women and their workspaces, The Kinfolk Entrepreneur makes business personal. The book profiles both budding and experienced entrepreneurs across a broad range of industries (from fashion designers to hoteliers) in cities across the globe (from Copenhagen to Dubai). Readers will learn how today’s industry leaders handle both their successes and failures, achieve work-life balance, find motivation in the face of adversity, and so much more.
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Java Style

Author: Peter Schoppert,Tara Sosrowardoyo

Publisher: Editions Didier Millet

ISBN: 9814260606

Category: Design

Page: 208

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This book is a celebration of the architecture, interior design, furniture and lifestyles that make up Java's unique visual culture, whilst the island's rich collection of art objects is an inspiration to designers, decorators and travellers.
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L'art de la Simplicité

How to Live More with Less

Author: Dominique Loreau

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250120314

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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Discover the magic of simplicity in this international bestseller, available for the first time in English. Dominque Loreau is the master in the art of de-cluttering and simplifying. Now her groundbreaking L’art de la Simplicité, a huge bestseller in her native France, is translated into English for the first time. Loreau’s principle of “less is more” is set to change your life forever. Living in Japan and inspired by Asian philosophy, Loreau takes you on a step-by-step journey to a clutter-free home, a calm mind and an energized body. Free yourself of possessions you don’t want or need; have more money to spend on life’s little luxuries; eat better and lose weight; and say goodbye to anxiety and negative relationships. Give yourself the gift of health and happiness; to live fully and freely is to live with L’art de la Simplicité.
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Nomad

A Global Approach to Interior Style

Author: Sibella Court

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452120188

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

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In this deluxe cloth-covered style guide, celebrated designer Sibella Court travels the world in search of eclectic inspiration. She explores far-flung destinations and captures the essence of each in small details, exotic color palettes, exquisite textures, and traditional crafts. Along the way, she shows readers how to incorporate these elements into interiors and how to replicate the ideas in their own spaces. Overflowing with imaginative ideas from across the globe with breathtaking photos of each destination accompanied by examples of gorgeous real-life interiors, plus tips for applying the looks at home Nomad promises to serve as the ultimate lookbook for designers and wanderers the world over.
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