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The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition
by Donald A. Norman

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

November 05, 2013

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<b>The ultimate guide to human-centered design </b><br />Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. <br />The fault, argues this ingenious -- even liberating -- book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization.<i><br /></i><i>The Design of Everyday Things</i> shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time.<br /><br /><i>The Design of Everyday Things</i> is a powerful primer on how -- and why -- some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.<br />
Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism
by Fumio Sasaki

Language

English

Pages

260

Publication Date

April 11, 2017

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<p><strong>The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows us a minimalist life is a happy life.</strong></p><br /><p>Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo—he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In <em>Goodbye, Things</em> Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.</p>
Making a Life: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life You Are M...
by Melanie Falick

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 29, 2019

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<b>“Falick’s treasury, sumptuously photographed, will appeal to anyone who admires the people dedicated to making the world around them more beautiful.” —<i>Publishers Weekly</i>, starred review<br /><br />Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful?</b> Led by the question of why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey. Traveling across continents, she met quilters and potters, weavers and painters, metalsmiths, printmakers, woodworkers, and more, and uncovered truths that have been speaking to us for millennia yet feel urgently relevant today: We make in order to slow down. To connect with others. To express ideas and emotions, feel competent, create something tangible and long-lasting. And to feed the soul. In revealing stories and gorgeous original photographs, <i>Making a Life</i> captures all the joy of making and the power it has to give our lives authenticity and meaning.
Dwelling: Simple Ways to Nourish Your Home, Body, and Soul
by Melissa Michaels

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<p><b>Feel Well Where You Dwell</b><br />  <br /> Our dwellings—both our home and body—are intricately connected. Each has the potential to inspire the other to be its very best! <br /><br /><b>Your home</b> is where your life happens. Learn how to create a sanctuary that inspires your well-being, so you can experience a greater sense of peace, comfort, and belonging.<br /><br /><b>Your body</b>, including your mind and soul, needs daily nourishment to help you feel healthy and happy. You’ll discover simple ways to make self-care a priority in your home.<br /><br /> Melissa Michaels wants to show you how meaningful it can be to live a life that nurtures both your home and body. By making a series of small, intentional choices—from what you bring into your home to how you shape your daily habits and mind-sets—you can create a more rejuvenating environment that equips you to go into the world and accomplish all you set out to do.<br /><br /><i>Dwelling </i>will help you</p><ul><li>learn to better care for your home environment so it takes care of you</li><li>make decisions that simplify your life</li><li>create more peace in your day</li><li>invest in relationships that make you feel positive, challenged, and supported</li><li>lean into faith for strength and renewal</li></ul><p>When you discover the connection between your home and body and the action steps you can take to improve both, you’ll be on your way to a more balanced and happy life!<br /><br />    </p>
Happy Pretty Messy: Cultivating Beauty and Bravery When Life Gets...
by Natalie Wise

Language

English

Pages

193

Publication Date

February 07, 2017

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Ever felt like you needed a refresher course on how to be happy in life? <i>Happy Pretty Messy</i> is a modern-day inspirational guidebook for women of all ages seeking to live with beauty and bravery.<br /><br />As a modern lifestyle philosopher, Natalie Wise brings her trademark poetic prose to finding and cultivating balance, joy, and depth of self in daily life. Filled with wit and fresh insights for the heart and home, you’ll learn how to:<br /><br />Thrive through tragedy<br />Turn off your inner monologue<br />Get “back to brave”<br /><br />You'll also learn Wise’s secrets to enjoying the “everyday arts”—such as keeping home, keeping in touch, and creating memories.<br /><br />Wise writes, “Sometimes we don’t even realize our hearts are broken. We are fragile creatures, really. A heart has to search to set itself aright just about every moment. That is, unless there is an equilibrium we choose. A balancing point, a weight transfer where things even out and we decide to call life in all of its gutsandglory: Enough. What I have is enough. Life is tenuous and precious. I say that with certainty. And I say with even more certainty: that is why I celebrate the every day.”<br /><br />From cultivating your inner self to creating community and the perfect homemade latte, <i>Happy Pretty Messy</i> inspires a life that flourishes with charm, color, caffeine and, most importantly, courage. Finding value in these things might be the most important thing you do, so grab this book and dig in today.
Mind Over Clutter: Tidy Up for a Calm and Happy Home
by Nicola Lewis

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English

Pages

193

Publication Date

March 14, 2019

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<p><strong>The ultimate guide to decluttering your home in a fun, sustainable and meaningful way.</strong></p><p>Are you drowning in clutter? Do you dread opening your cupboards because of the mess that awaits inside? Are you ready to sort out your house for good and discover a happier, calmer you?</p><p>If you’ve tried and struggled with Marie Kondo’s<em> The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</em> or Dana K. White’s <em>Decluttering at the Speed of Life</em>, Nicola Lewis can help you finally achieve the tidy, clean and healthy home you’ve always wanted.</p><p>In this book, Nicola will arm you with the tools you need to clean and clear your home. With a step-by-step, room-by-room plan to get rid of clutter, recipes for natural, eco-friendly cleaning products and tips on upcycling your household items, housework and organising have never been this easy! From your makeup bag to your ‘hoarders’ garage, your home will be spick, span and sparkling.</p><p>Sections of the book include:<br />Nicola’s Journey<br />Tidy Home, Tidy Mind<br />How to Declutter: Room by Room<br />Eco-cleaning Your Home<br />Upcycling and Donating<br />Decluttering to Go</p><p>Nicola sprinkles magic wherever she goes and she has seen first-hand how decluttering and tidying your home can help transform your mind, bringing you new-found confidence and happiness. Filled with helpful tips and tricks, actionable insights and positive affirmations, this is the perfect book to refer to whenever you need help to tidy your life.</p>
Real Life Organizing: Clean and Clutter-Free in 15 Minutes a Day
by Cassandra Aarssen

Language

English

Pages

204

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<h3><strong>#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ Clutter-Free Solutions for an Organized Home</strong></h3><p><strong>Storage solutions and advice to help you create a Pinterest worthy home on a small budget:</strong> Learn how to organize your home, simplify life and have more time for things you love. Organizational expert Cassandra ‘Cas’ Aarssen, the guru from YouTube’s ClutterBug channel, reveals her tips, tricks and secrets to a clean and clutter free home in just 15 minutes a day. Cas spends her time organizing other people’s homes, teaching college workshops on organization, and creating weekly videos and blog posts. She offers DIY Pinterest type tips to people like you who are interested in how to get rid of clutter and how to organize your home.</p><p><strong>Simplify your life:</strong> In  <em>Real Life Organizing</em>, Cas walks you through the steps to creating a beautiful, organized, clutter free, and almost self-cleaning home. Simplify your life and have an organized home. You do not have to get rid of all of your things, be a yoga loving minimalist or radically change your lifestyle or personality. The truth is you do not need to actually be an organized person to live like an organized person.</p><p><strong>Organized home:</strong> Through years of experience as an industry expert, Cas has uncovered easy and inexpensive tips, tricks and solutions that allow her to maintain a clean, organized and functional home with minimal effort. After you’ve read <em>Real Life Organizing</em>, you too will be able to live a more organized life without having to give up your sanity.</p><p><b>In <em>Real Life Organizing</em> you will learn how to:</b></p><ul><li>Create a Household Management Binder</li><li>Make a “Kids Cupboard” in your kitchen</li><li>Create an IN/OUT system</li><li>Organize paperwork based on your unique style</li><li>Create a Kitchen Command Center</li><li>Organize your holidays with a gift closet</li><li>Build a great toy organizing system</li><li>Enjoy a DIY Pinterest home</li></ul>
Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook: Declutter and Organ...
by Cassandra Aarssen

Language

English

Pages

156

Publication Date

January 02, 2018

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<h3><strong>#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ Declutter Your Home, Declutter Your Life</strong></h3><p><strong>Organize your life:</strong> Do you dream of getting organized, but have no idea where to start? <em>Cluttered Mess to Organized Success: Declutter and Organize your Home and Life with over 100 Checklists and Worksheets</em> offers you everything you need to organize your home, family and your time. This book not only provides helpful tips and advice, but it is jam packed with over 100 worksheets, forms, labels, schedules and everything else you need to organize your life.</p><p><strong>Declutter your way to happiness:</strong> Cassandra Aarssen is a Professional Organizer and creator of the successful blog and YouTube channel, ClutterBug. After struggling for years with chaos and clutter, Cassandra transformed her home and her life through organization. She now shares her favorite organizing tips, tricks and secrets in order to help others declutter their way to happiness. Cassandra’s debut book, <em>Real Life Organizing</em> has been inspiring families from all over the world to get control of their clutter and fall in love with their home all over again.</p>
Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About...
by Reese Witherspoon

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English

Pages

299

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<b>Academy Award–winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm.</b><br /><br />Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women “whiskey in a teacup.” We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery.<br /> <br />Reese’s southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea’s fried chicken. It’s reflected in how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her kids—not to mention how she talks, dances, and does her hair (in these pages, you will learn Reese’s fail-proof, only slightly insane hot-roller technique). Reese loves sharing Dorothea’s most delicious recipes as well as her favorite southern traditions, from midnight barn parties to backyard bridal showers, magical Christmas mornings to rollicking honky-tonks.<br /> <br />It’s easy to bring a little bit of Reese’s world into your home, no matter where you live. After all, there’s a southern side to every place in the world, right?
Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave
by Joanna Gaines

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

November 06, 2018

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<p></p><p></p><p>In <em>Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave</em>, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. Using examples from her own farmhouse as well as a range of other homes, this comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps for navigating and embracing your authentic design style. Room by room, <em>Homebody </em>gives you an in-depth look at how these styles are implemented as well as how to blend the looks you're drawn to in order to create spaces that feel distinctly yours. A design template at the end of the book offers a step-by-step guide to planning and sketching out your own design plans. The insight shared in <em>Homebody </em>will instill in you the confidence to thoughtfully create spaces you never want to leave.</p>

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