At Home with White

Author: Atlanta Bartlett,Karena Callen

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781849758765

Category: Design

Page: 144

View: 6970


Classic, timeless, versatile, easily adapted to changing fashions and brilliant for maximizing light—white can work in every room in every home. In At Home With White, Atlanta Bartlett and Karena Callen start by showing us How to Use White to create a multitude of different environments—from warm, relaxed, and homey through to cool and tranquil—utilizing different textures and shades. Next, Creating a Mood with White describes five themes: Classic, Romantic, Beach, Country, and Modern, and demonstrates how to design a successful and practical white interior. Finally, Living with White illustrates, room by room, how to make white work for you. From bedrooms to kitchens, white is the most effortless and versatile shade for contemporary living. 'Proves the power of white as a timeless choice that easily adapts to any design style.'

At Home with Apartheid

The Hidden Landscapes of Domestic Service in Johannesburg

Author: Rebecca Ginsburg

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813931649

Category: Architecture

Page: 248

View: 7681


Despite their peaceful, bucolic appearance, the tree-lined streets of South African suburbia were no refuge from the racial tensions and indignities of apartheid’s most repressive years. In At Home with Apartheid, Rebecca Ginsburg provides an intimate examination of the cultural landscapes of Johannesburg’s middle- and upper-middle-class neighborhoods during the height of apartheid (c. 1960–1975) and incorporates recent scholarship on gender, the home, and family. More subtly but no less significantly than factory floors, squatter camps, prisons, and courtrooms, the homes of white South Africans were sites of important contests between white privilege and black aspiration. Subtle negotiations within the domestic sphere between white, mostly female, householders and their black domestic workers, also primarily women, played out over and around this space. These seemingly mundane, private conflicts were part of larger contemporary struggles between whites and blacks over territory and power. Ginsburg gives special attention to the distinct social and racial geographies produced by the workers’ detached living quarters, designed by builders and architects as landscape complements to the main houses. Ranch houses, Italianate villas, modernist cubes, and Victorian bungalows filled Johannesburg’s suburbs. What distinguished these neighborhoods from their precedents in the United States or the United Kingdom was the presence of the ubiquitous back rooms and of the African women who inhabited them in these otherwise exclusively white areas. The author conducted more than seventy-five personal interviews for this book, an approach that sets it apart from other architectural histories. In addition to these oral accounts, Ginsburg draws from plans, drawings, and onsite analysis of the physical properties themselves. While the issues addressed span the disciplines of South African and architectural history, feminist studies, material culture studies, and psychology, the book’s strong narrative, powerful oral histories, and compelling subject matter bring the neighborhoods and residents it examines vividly to life.

At Home with Magnolia

Classic American Recipes from the Founder of Magnolia Bakery

Author: Allysa Torey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544462726

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 7370


A third collection of dishes from the popular New York City bakery and its chef's home kitchen includes more than ninety tempting recipes representing the best in traditional, homemade American cuisine, featuring a variety of appetizers, soups, casseroles, main courses, vegetables, and desserts.

At Home with Modern June

27 Sewing Projects for Your Handmade Lifestyle

Author: Kelly McCants

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1607058014

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 6439


Whether you're moving into a new home, launching a home makeover, or just sprucing up a room, this book, At Home With Modern June, by Kelly McCants, provides plenty of ideas on how to infuse individuality into every room in the house. The 27 budget-friendly projects have a retro style and use materials such as oilcloth, laminated cotton, and chalk cloth in addition to quilter's cotton. Easy-to-follow instructions and helpful photographs guide you to success. You'll make drapes, bed skirts, floor mats, and much more. All that's required is a bit of ingenuity, a little time, and some basic skills.

At Home with the Empire

Metropolitan Culture and the Imperial World

Author: Catherine Hall,Sonya O. Rose

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139460099

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 903


This pioneering 2006 volume addresses the question of how Britain's empire was lived through everyday practices - in church and chapel, by readers at home, as embodied in sexualities or forms of citizenship, as narrated in histories - from the eighteenth century to the present. Leading historians explore the imperial experience and legacy for those located, physically or imaginatively, 'at home,' from the impact of empire on constructions of womanhood, masculinity and class to its influence in shaping literature, sexuality, visual culture, consumption and history-writing. They assess how people thought imperially, not in the sense of political affiliations for or against empire, but simply assuming it was there, part of the given world that had made them who they were. They also show how empire became a contentious focus of attention at certain moments and in particular ways. This will be essential reading for scholars and students of modern Britain and its empire.

At Home with the Angels

Author: Kay Nelsen

Publisher: Multi-Media Publications Inc.

ISBN: 159146191X


Page: 248

View: 3800


"At Home with the Angels" is an elaborate and moving story about Megan Ross, a recently widowed woman, who receives a telephone call from her dead husband. As news of this event spreads, more people want to reach out and speak with loved ones who have died. People take strong sides in the growing conflict; many believing the occurrence is blasphemous with others insisting that speaking with the dead be accepted as part of an ordinary everyday existence. Numerous preconceived attitudes about the afterlife hinder acceptance of the miracle in this small town in Colorado. Did the event really happen? A work of fiction that contains some truth, "At Home with the Angels" is a thought-provoking and unforgettable novel.

At Home with Natalie

Simple Recipes for Healthy Living from My Family's Kitchen to Yours

Author: Natalie Morales

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544974565

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 3969


Easy and delicious recipes for busy families from the TODAY show’s West Coast anchor and host of NBC’s Access As the beloved and longtime news anchor and co-host of the TODAY show, current West Coast anchor of the TODAY show, host of Access, and co-host of Access Live, as well as the mother of two young boys, Natalie Morales knows how hard it can be night after night to get a healthful dinner on the table that the whole family will enjoy. Morales was born in Taiwan to a Brazilian mother and Puerto Rican father, and she lived around the world as a child—Panama, Spain, and Brazil. That multicultural experience fed her love for good food, but it’s her experience as a working mom that taught her how to cook on the run and keep her recipes healthful. The result is a personal collection of 125 recipes Morales makes at home for her family, including Chicken in Garlic Sauce, Grilled Chimichurri Soy Steak, Sweet and Spicy Slow Roasted Pork, and Pesto Shrimp with Lemon Pepper Fettuccine.

At Home with André and Simone Weil

Author: Sylvie Weil,Benjamin Ivry

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810127040

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

View: 8291


Translated from the French by Benjamin Ivry, Simone Weil was one of the twentieth century’s most original philosopher-critics, and as a result her legacy has been claimed by many. This memoir by Weil’s niece is strong-willed and incisive and as close as we are likely to get to the real Simone Weil. Born into a freethinking Jewish family, Weil contributed many articles to Socialist and Communist journals and was active in the Spanish Civil War until her health failed. In 1940 she became strongly attracted to Roman Catholicism and the Passion of Christ. Most of her works, published posthumously, continue to inform debates in ethics, philosophy, and spirituality surrounding questions of sacrifice, asceticism, and the virtues of manual labor. Massively influential, Weil’s writings were widely praised by such readers as Albert Camus, T. S. Eliot, Simone de Beauvoir, Pope John XXIII, Czeslaw Milosz, and Susan Sontag. Sylvie Weil recovers the deeply Jewish nature of Simone’s thinking and details how her preoccupations with charity and justice were fully in the tradition of tzedakah, the Jewish religious obligation toward these actions. Using previously unpublished family correspondence and conversations, Sylvie Weil offers a more authentically personal portrait of her aunt than previous biographers have provided. At Home with André and Simone Weil illuminates Simone’s relationship to her family, especially to her brother, the great Princeton mathematician André Weil. A clear-eyed and uncompromising memoir of her family, At Home with André and Simone Weil is a fresh look at the noted French philosopher,mystic, and social activist.

Serious Fun with White House Secrets

And State Department Antics

Author: Libby Hughes

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440181179

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 3034


White House Secrets is a dizzying account of the goofs and antics of a political appointee's wife, galloping through social and political scenes. Though an embarrassment to her husband, she is an unsung hero for stopping an assassin's bullet, tackling a terrorist, and saving the homeless.


Memoirs of a Cold Warrior

Author: John William Jaacks

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 148368430X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 253

View: 3601


CONTRAILS Memoirs of A Cold Warrior Jack Jaacks writes a moving personal account of a Midwestern farm boy who dreamed of becoming a military officer and an Air Force Pilot. During the Cold War of the 1950's an attack against the United States by Russian bombers carrying nuclear bombs was believed to be a certainty. America built an Air Defense system to protect itself. Nearly 2000 fighter-interceptor aircraft and 5,000 pilots guarded the skies above America Like fighter pilots of generations before them, the U.S. Air Defense Command pilots flew into hostile skies and lived out the dreams of their youth. And, like their forefathers, many died in keeping America free. No Soviet bomber ever penetrated the U. S. Air Defenses. Jaacks flew the first jet Fighter-Interceptors, the Sabers, Starfires, Scorpions and Delta Daggers in Alaska, the continental U.S., Canada, and in Europe with the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Contrails describes the intensity of a life of an interceptor pilot and how Jaacks became a member of the elite cops of aviators that was the first line of defense against a Soviet nuclear attack against America.