During the 19th century the workshops of great artists designers called ítailleursí became established and offered their designs to the public. Each card here shows the most beautiful and extravagant designs that were popular in the 19th century.
In Meditations on Design, best-selling author and San Francisco-based interior designer John Wheatman introduced one of his favorite themes: "A good house is never done." Now, he explores this theme in depth and shows readers how to work with their homes as living spaces that change and evolve as their own lives do.
A Good House Is Never Done is organized around the six main activities most of us do in our homes: Sleeping, Dining, Playing, Bathing, Cooking, and Working. For each of these broad topics, the author shares a wealth of design ideas, both abstract and practical, that will guide readers toward creating living spaces that are functional as well as beautiful.
With his refreshingly irreverent attitude toward design "rules," John Wheatman invites readers to reject the conventional concepts of "living room," "dining room," "kitchen," "bedroom," "bathroom," and "study." Rather than divide your home into confining and static boxes, he advises, dare to think of your life and the way you live it in expansive terms. Design flexible living spaces that accommodate your dreams and not just your life circumstances or income. Gorgeous, practical, inspirational.
MEDITATIONS ON DESIGN Reinventing Your Home with Style and Simplicity John Wheatman
Home is a place to express yourself. Whether a five-story walk-up or a palatial penthouse, home should creatively reflect its owner, whatever the size, location, or budget.
Renowned designer John Wheatman has worked with apartment dwellers, country homesteaders, and city sophisticates over the course of his extensive and award-winning career in interiors. Now, he's making the expertise usually reserved for clients available to all with his first book, Meditations on Design, a simple and sumptuous study that applies his distinctive design principles to every kind of interior. Every idea and suggestion is based on Wheatman's philosophy that while a living space should be functional and comfortable, it should also reflect the life within it and make that life more enriched and fulfilled.
John Wheatman's trade secrets in Meditations on Design will enable readers to claim their living space, make it their own, and display the things they love so their home can say, "This is who I am." From "tablescapes"--the art of arranging collections--to "letting the outside in"--an approach to incorporating light and nature to any room--John Wheatman lends his artistic sensibility to home-making.
Alfonse Mucha is considered one of the creators and top interpreters of art nouveau an artistic style that came about in 1900 and which sailed through the twentieth century like a breath of fresh air. This deck is taken from Mucha’s poster ‘Decorative Figures’.