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Big Design, Small Budget: Create a Glamorous Home in Nine Thrifty...
by John Ha Betsy Helmuth

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

October 07, 2014

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<div><B>As seen on the TODAY Show!</B><BR><BR>Homeowners and renters of all means dream of having a beautiful home. With the lingering recession, many of us have less to work with but still long to live in style. <I>Big Design, Small Budget</I> makes luxury an affordable reality. In this DIY home decorating handbook, Helmuth reveals insider tips and her tried-and-tested methods for designing on a budget.<BR><BR>In the past year, Helmuth has shared her affordable design advice and step-by-step approaches with millions through live teaching workshops, guest columns, television appearances, and interviews. Now, she has distilled her expertise into this practical guide. The chapters follow her secret design formula and include creating a design budget, mapping out floor plans, selecting a color palette, and accessorizing like a stylist.<BR><BR>It’s time to start living in the home of your dreams without maxing out your credit cards. Learn how with Helmuth’s <I>Big Design, Small Budget</I>!<BR></div>
In Progress: See Inside a Lettering Artist's Sketchbook and Proce...
by Jessica Hische

Language

English

Pages

176

Publication Date

September 15, 2015

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This show-all romp through design-world darling Jessica Hische's sketchbook reveals the creative and technical process behind making award-winning hand lettering. See everything, from Hische's rough sketches to her polished finals for major clients such as Wes Anderson, NPR, and Starbucks. The result is a well of inspiration and brass tacks information for designers who want to sketch distinctive letterforms and hone their skills. With more than 250 images of her penciled sketches, this highly visual ebook is an essential—and entirely enjoyable—resource for those who practice or simply appreciate the art of hand lettering.
Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraor...
by Ingrid Fetell Lee

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English

Pages

346

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<b>Designer and TED star Ingrid Fetell Lee presents groundbreaking research to explain how making small changes to your surroundings can create extraordinary happiness in your life.</b><br /> <br />Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset, or why we flock to see cherry blossoms bloom in spring? Is there a reason that people -- regardless of gender, age, culture, or ethnicity -- are mesmerized by baby animals, and can't help but smile when they see a burst of confetti or a cluster of colorful balloons. <br /><br />We are often made to feel that the physical world has little or no impact on our inner joy. Increasingly, experts urge us to find balance and calm by looking inward -- through mindfulness or meditation -- and muting the outside world. But what if the natural vibrancy of our surroundings is actually our most renewable and easily accessible source of joy? <br /><br />In <i>Joyful</i>, designer Ingrid Fetell Lee explores how the seemingly mundane spaces and objects we interact with every day have surprising and powerful effects on our mood. Drawing on insights from neuroscience and psychology, she explains why one setting makes us feel anxious or competitive, while another fosters acceptance and delight -- and, most importantly, she reveals how we can harness the power of our surroundings to live fuller, healthier, and truly joyful lives. <br />
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the S...
by Scott Adams

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English

Pages

247

Publication Date

October 22, 2013

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<b>Blasting clichéd career advice, the contrarian pundit and creator of <i>Dilbert</i> recounts the humorous ups and downs of his career, revealing the outsized role of luck in our lives and how best to play the system. </b><br /><br /> Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of <i>Dilbert</i>, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In<i> How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big</i>, Adams shares the game plan he’s followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket.<br /><br /> No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares how he turned one failure after another—including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants—into something good and lasting. There’s a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of entertainment along the way. Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance:<br /><br /> • Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners.<br /> • “Passion” is bull. What you need is personal energy.<br /> • A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable.<br /> • You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others.<br /><br /> Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: “This is a story of one person’s unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.”
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Lost Adventures
by , J. Torres

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

July 02, 2013

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For three years, millions of eager fans tuned in to watch new episodes of Nickelodeon's hit animated series <i>Avatar: The Last Airbender</i>. Ever since, fans have been hungry for more&mdash;and now their wait is finally over!<br /><br />This volume collects the long-out-of-print, fan-favorite comics previously published in <i>Nickelodeon Magazine</i> and with the <i>Airbender</i> DVDs, plus over seventy brand-new comics pages. That's twenty-six stories set in <i>Airbender</i> continuity, by a host of top-notch talent, many of whom worked on the original animated series!<br /><br />* A must-have for any <i>Airbender</i> fan!<br /><br />* Twenty-six in-continuity stories, plus bonus content!<br /><br />* The latest release in an ongoing partnership between Nickelodeon and Dark Horse, to bring you the very best in <i>Airbender</i> books!
The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts
by Dark Horse Books

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English

Pages

427

Publication Date

February 21, 2017

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<b>Make sure to check out the other installments in this unparalleled collection of historical information on <i>The Legend of Zelda</i> franchise with the <i>New York Times b</i>est selling <i>The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia</i> and<i> The Legend of Zelda: Encyclopedia. </i>Also look for <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — Creating a Champion</i> for an indepth look at the art, lore, and making of the best selling video game! </b><br /><br /><i><br />The Legend of Zelda™: Art and Artifacts </i>contains over four hundred pages of fully realized illustrations from the entire thirty-year history of <i>The Legend of Zelda™ </i>including artwork from the upcoming <i>The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild</i>! Every masterwork is printed on high-quality paper in an oversized format so you can immerse yourself in the fine details of each piece. This book includes rare promotional pieces, game box art, instruction booklet illustrations, official character illustrations, sprite art, interviews with the artists, and much, much more! <i>The Legend of Zelda™: Art and Artifacts</i> collects many of your favorite masterpieces from the storied franchise, as well as rare and never before seen content, presented in one handsome hardcover<b>.</b><br /><br />Select artwork from the entirety of the franchise!<br /> <br />A nostalgic look at the past! <br /> <br />An exciting look at the future!<br /> <br />Interviews with some of the artists behind <i>The Legend of Zelda</i>™ series!
Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History
by , Sam Witwer

Language

English

Pages

448

Publication Date

October 23, 2018

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<b>An illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game told through the paintings, sketches, illustrations, and visual ephemera behind its creation, growth, and continued popularity.</b><br /><br />From one of the most iconic game brands in the world, this official DUNGEONS & DRAGONS illustrated history provides an unprecedented look at the visual evolution of the brand, showing its continued influence on the worlds of pop culture and fantasy. Inside the book, you’ll find more than seven hundred pieces of artwork—from each edition of the core role-playing books, supplements, and adventures; as well as Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance novels; decades of <i>Dragon</i> and <i>Dungeon</i> magazines; and classic advertisements and merchandise; plus never-before-seen sketches, large-format canvases, rare photographs, one-of-a-kind drafts, and more from the now-famous designers and artists associated with DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. The superstar author team gained unparalleled access to the archives of Wizards of the Coast <i>and</i> the personal collections of top collectors, as well as the designers and illustrators who created the distinctive characters, concepts, and visuals that have defined fantasy art and gameplay for generations. This is the most comprehensive collection of D&D imagery ever assembled, making this the ultimate collectible for the game's millions of fans around the world.
Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World
by Aja Raden

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English

Pages

373

Publication Date

December 01, 2015

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<p>As entertaining as it is incisive, <em>Stoned</em> is a raucous journey through the history of human desire for what is rare, and therefore precious.</p><p>What makes a stone a jewel? What makes a jewel priceless? And why do we covet beautiful things? In this brilliant account of how eight jewels shaped the course of history, jeweler and scientist Aja Raden tells an original and often startling story about our unshakeable addiction to beauty and the darker side of human desire.</p><p>What moves the world is what moves each of us: desire. Jewelry—which has long served as a stand-in for wealth and power, glamor and success—has birthed cultural movements, launched political dynasties, and started wars. Masterfully weaving together pop science and history, <em>Stoned</em> breaks history into three categories—Want, Take, and Have—and explains what the diamond on your finger has to do with the GI Bill, why green-tinted jewelry has been exalted by so many cultures, why the glass beads that bought Manhattan for the Dutch were initially considered a fair trade, and how the French Revolution started over a coveted necklace.</p><p>Studded with lively personalities and fascinating details, <em>Stoned</em> tells the remarkable story of our abiding desire for the rare and extraordinary.</p>
Thinking with Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Edit...
by Ellen Lupton

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

April 15, 2014

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Our all-time best selling book is now available in a revised and expanded second edition. <em>Thinking with Type</em> is the definitive guide to using typography in visual communication, from the printed page to the computer screen. This revised edition includes forty-eight pages of new content, including the latest information on style sheets for print and the web, the use of ornaments and captions, lining and non-lining numerals, the use of small caps and enlarged capitals, as well as information on captions, font licensing, mixing typefaces, and hand lettering. Throughout the book, visual examples show how to be inventive within systems of typographic form--what the rules are and how to break them. <em>Thinking with Type</em> is a type book for everyone: designers, writers, editors, students, and anyone else who works with words. The popular companion website to Thinking with Type (www.thinkingwithtype.com.) has been revised to reflect the new material in this second edition.
Living Forever Chic: Frenchwomen's Timeless Secrets for Everyday ...
by Tish Jett

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<b>Why French women of a certain age are the consummate hostesses, homemakers, and style icons--and how you can be, too. Frenchwomen--particularly those 40 and over--are role models for stylish and gracious living, what the French call l'art de vivre.</b><br /><br />American-born fashion journalist Tish Jett, who has studied these women for years, shared their beauty secrets in her first book, Forever Chic. Now she explores why Frenchwomen of a certain age are master hostesses and homemakers, expert practioners of les bonnes manières as well as everyday elegance, savoir-faire, and as a result, la joie de vivre. <br />Jett explains how to entertain like a Frenchwoman, including a glimpse into the typical French larder from which a delicious meal can be thrown together with ease, to detailed instruction on laying a beautiful table and crafting a perfect cheese plate (did you know that when cutting from a wedge of cheese, slice from the back to the point, which is the "heart" of the cheese, and as such considered the best part and not to be lopped off so others cannot enjoy it). She explores everyday style and elegance, disclosing how to create that special bien dans sa peau (to feel good about oneself) sensation so coveted by Frenchwomen. Jett also shares the importance of discipline, which goes hand in hand with beauty--a well-ordered closet, be it for clothes or linens, translates to easy everyday elegance. <br />With tips on adjusting your beauty and style regimes seasonally, charmingly packaged with color illustrations, <i>Living Forever Chic</i> is a delightful gift for the Francophile in your life.

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