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James Mont: The King Cole Penthouse By Todd Merrill
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The first book devoted to James Mont, the important and uniquely American Mid-Century interior and furniture designer. He established his reputation in America for creating custom clandestine bars... More > during prohibition for Hollywood stars and East Coast mobsters. By the mid-thirties he had a thriving design business based in New York City. His aesthetic was defined by combining post-Deco glamour with Oriental accents such as exotic finishes, smoked mirrors, and an abundance of silver and gilt. His characteristic designs often refashioned Asian motives, a transformation Mont described as “Chinese Modern”. It was very common for one of his creations to have more than a dozen layers of lacquer and/or gold leaf.< Less
Simple Gifts Home Management Book - Simple Rule By Nissa Gadbois
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This is the most essential piece of your entire Home Management Book. It describes how to create your own "Rule", or daily agenda. It is the basis for the entire management system.
SELF-SUFFICIENT URBANISM: a vision of contraction for the non-distant future By Jaime Correa
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SELF-SUFFICIENT URBANISM is the most comprehensive town design mitigation plan available in today’s transitional market. It encourages the creation of sustainable urban villages and rural... More > settlements where almost everything needed for our daily living is found, produced, created, used, re-used and recycled at walking distance from an identifiable center and in closed economic loops. Self-sufficient Urbanism focuses on the "re-localization" of resources, and on the advocacy and development of technologies attempting to eliminate our existent fossil fuel dependency and reduce our current rate of carbon emissions. This introductory pamphlet reviews the existing universal predicament and offers a positive solution of contraction, simplicity and human dignity.< Less
Simple Gifts Magazine - Volume 1 - Winter By Nissa Gadbois
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Recipes for a special meal with friends, St. Lucia's Day celebrations, Handcraft projects for a winters evening, a visit to Concord, Massachusetts... and more.