Russell Whitehead & Jordan Cluroe, founders of 2LG Studio
A new interiors bible of tips and techniques for restoring design confidence in an image-saturated world, from design stars Russell Whitehead and Jordan Cluroe
Making interior design choices can be daunting in a world flooded with trend-setting Instagram posts and Pinterest boards. Russell and Jordan specialize in designing homes for clients who know what they love but struggle to know where to start. Their fresh approach is nothing short of a design revolution, enabling readers to free their homes by creating interiors that express their personality and address their needs.
This essential companion will equip readers with new ways to see their interiors and give them the confidence to create a home that helps them to live better. In eight chapters, Russell and Jordan cover everything from how to handle original features, use colour, pattern and texture, choose materials and curate objects. Focusing on people and how we use our spaces, this book also covers finding one’s style, cohabiting and design compromises, exploring one’s creativity and rediscovering the fun in interior design. Box-outs and tips throughout offer practical guidance on where to start, as well as a range of examples from the designers’ own work and that of key designers around the world.
Format: PLC Size: 25.0 x 19.5 cm Extent: 208 pp Illustrations: 251 Publication date: 16 April 2020
City Living: Apartments, Lofts, Studios, and Townhouses
Written by Francesc Zamora Mola
In an extensive but accessible format, City Living presents small-scale contemporary urban residences that prove domesticity can be compact and beautiful as well as green and urban. Urban areas across the globe are experiencing a renaissance, with once-neglected areas becoming increasingly popular for rediscovery and redevelopment. City Living looks at the movement toward ecologically minded compact houses through the lens of urban life. This lavishly illustrated volume includes 600 full-color photographs and diagrams featuring an international collection of fifty-five homes that exemplify compact living at its best. The residential projects selected for this volume illustrate strategies for building tiny in urban areas that include urban infill, adaptive reuse, transforming and flexible living spaces, and micro-unit buildings. The selection is truly global, including designs from the U.S., Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, and more. Though many of the residences here are unique in design, their economical size and ingenious interior spaces are the epitome of practicality and illustrate an acute understanding of compact living and its potential for the urban realm.
About The Author
Francesc Zamora Mola is the author of numerous architecture and interior design books, including Outside Living and The Sourcebook of Contemporary Urban Design.
The bestselling authors of Urban Jungle delve into the many ways that nurturing plants helps nurture the soul
This new book by the authors of the bestselling Urban Jungle addresses the life-changing magic of living with and caring for plants. Aimed at a wider audience than typical houseplant books, each chapter combines easily digestible plant knowledge, style guidance via real home interiors, and inspiring advice for using plants to increase energy, creativity, and well-being and to attract love and prosperity. Also included: real-world @urbanjungleblog followers’ FAQs; a section on plants and pets; and plant care for the different stages of a houseplant’s life. The focus is on using plants to raise the positive energy of every room in the house and to live happily ever after with plants.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Igor Josifovic is a social media consultant and blogger focusing on interior design, home decor, travel, and plants. Judith De Graaff is a freelance graphic designer. Together they cocreated the Urban Jungle Bloggers online community. Josifovic lives in Munich; de Graaff lives in Paris.
A breathtaking survey of contemporary homes, each with a deep connection to the landscapes and vistas of the mountains
Whether snow-capped, rocky, or covered with verdant forest, the sublime wilderness of mountains has inspired humans for millennia. Offering respite from urban living and a profound connection to nature, mountain landscapes also present unique challenges that have resulted in innovative, resourceful, and beautiful residential architecture. Living in the Mountains is the definitive global tour, showcasing the finest examples of architect-designed homes, whether furnished with impressive views, offering protection from harsh environments, or simply reveling in their extraordinary altitude.
Format: Hardback Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in) Pages: 256 pp Illustrations: 250 illustrations
Sam Chermayeff [et al.]: Creatures, edited by Moritz Küng, is a look back through nearly two decades of experimental projects undertaken by the Berlin-based architect Sam Chermayeff and his collaborators—for the most part pieces of furniture whose use, appearance, or application has been reimagined and readapted. But these ‘creatures’ are not just conceptual; they’re made to be lived with daily and all start with the idea that personal whim is probably the best guide for producing any design that’s to be lived with day in, day out.
Photos of these objects go hand in hand with an essay by writer and curator Dieter Roelstraete, who talks us through Chermayeff’s work in the context of ‘thing theory’, a school of thought that focuses on human-object interactions. Readers move back and forth between their own view of Chermayeff’s creatures and Roelstraete’s reflections on the nature of ‘things’, as he also draws on cultural figures like Heidegger, Francis Ponge, Marina Tsvetaeva, and Karl Ove Knausgård, and our relationship to the indomitable presence of objects in our lives.
Published by Apartamento S.L. First edition July 2020 Dimensions: 210x290mm Pages: 120 Binding: soft cover, perfect bound ISBN: 978-84-09-15517-0
Escape and unwind with this breathtaking collection of contemporary homes - each designed with relaxation in mind
Packed with the spirit of sanctuary, Living on Vacation is an inspiring showcase of spaces used exclusively for retreat and rejuvenation; from sun-drenched private islands and peaceful lakeside cottages to intimate mountain hideaways and secluded desert villas. This volume goes further than any other in search of the world's most desirable havens, featuring fabulous, architect-designed homes from across the globe, each illustrated inside and out with carefully curated photography emphasizing each home's stunning location.
Format: Hardback Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in) Pages: 280 pp Illustrations: 250 illustrations ISBN: 9781838660406
NEW RESIDENTIAL GARDEN CONCEPTS & ARCHITECTURE FOR A GREENER PLANET
Wander through an assortment of innovative gardens, from rooftop plots to lush countryside backyards.
As our lifestyles become more sustainable, so does the way we interact with our gardens. No matter what size your patch is, it’s easy to create diverse and rich environments for plants and insects, or to grow your own fruits or vegetables. The Gardens of Eden introduces you to over 20 imaginative projects, featuring interviews with garden designers, insightful texts, and plans to show what contemporary garden culture looks like. In addition, this title offers information about different climate zones and soil types and gives tips for sustainable gardening and self-sufficiency. Get creative with native plants, and design greener corners within urban areas. The Gardens of Eden looks at fascinating examples of gardens around the world, teaching what you can do for nature while revealing what a green space can do for you.
Abbye Churchill was the editorial director of Wilder Quarterly, and her first book, A Wilder Life (co-written with Celestine Maddy), was featured in the New York Times Book Review. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, Food & Wine, and W. She lives in Brooklyn, New York City.
Alan I W Frank House: The Modernist Masterwork by Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer
Text by Kenneth Frampton and Barry Bergdoll and Charles A. Birnbaum and Alan I W Frank
The first book to feature this modernist masterpiece, one of Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer's most important residential commissions.
Offering a rare opportunity to explore the largest and most luxurious house designed by Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, and Marcel Breuer, leading architect and furniture designer of the twentieth century, this beautifully designed volume celebrates the Alan I W Frank House in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Built in 1939-40, the house embodies the Bauhaus "total work of art" philosophy, with Gropius and Breuer having designed every aspect of the building and its site. Illustrations including new and archival images and the architects' plans and sketches highlight an exquisite balance of proportions and colors. Accompanying essays place this house firmly within the American modernist canon just as the Bauhaus celebrates its one-hundreth anniversary in 2019.
About The Author
Alan I W Frank, son of the original owners, is president of the Alan I W Frank House Foundation, whose mission is to restore and preserve the Frank House. Kenneth Frampton is one of the world's leading architectural historians of modernist architecture. Barry Bergdoll, former curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art, is a professor of modern architectural history at Columbia University. Charles A. Birnbaum is president and CEO of the Cultural Landscape Foundation.
‘After New York Living Rooms and Paris Living Rooms, voilà: Berlin Living Rooms, the third and final photographic instalment in the trilogy. It is the culmination of a project that started in 1995 when Tina Brown, then the editor-in-chief of the New Yorker magazine, commissioned me an essay. The idea was to photograph writers’ rooms without the writers present. I decided it would be more revealing and, above all, more exciting to feature the living rooms of a varied mix of prominent New Yorkers. Little did I know that this essay, which awoke a keen interest when it appeared in an October 1995 issue of the New Yorker, would take me on a photographic journey that would produce three books and that ends today in 2017!’
Published by Apartamento Publishing S.L. November 2019 Second edition
Dimensions: 240 x 285mm Binding: Hard cover Pages: 120
André Fu is one of Asia’s leading interiors designers. When his design for the worldrenowned The Upper House hotel in Hong Kong opened ten years ago, he became an overnight sensation around the world. As one of Asia’s most widely sought-after interior designers, the Hong Kong–based designer has gone on to create forwardthinking interiors for other major hotels, restaurants and leading brands, including Louis Vuitton, The Berkeley (London) and Waldorf hotels. This showcase of his works to date features eighteen recent projects around the world and provides fresh insights into Fu’s creative process, including his hand-drawn sketches and mood boards, as well as an introductory essay that explores Fu’s key influences and the importance of his unique and highly refined East-meets-West aesthetic. With an illustrated chronology of all the designer’s works to date, this rich overview presents the award-winning vision of interior design’s rising star, not only in Asia but across the world.
Format: PLC Size: 30.0 x 25.5 cm Extent: 272 pp Publication date: 27 February 2020
What I’ve Learned: 28 Creatives Share Career-defining Insights
Inspirational interviews with 28 world-renowned designers and architects shed light on the experiences that have influenced their lives and work.
The regular feature What I’ve Learned in Frame magazine opens the door for readers to discover more about their favourite designers and architects. In candid interviews, these individuals reflect on the path their careers have taken them and the industry at large, offering the reader the possibility to take a shortcut and learn from their experiences.
Revisiting a selection of these interviews for compilation into this new book, What I’ve Learned includes new material and further insights. The book also features the most important projects or products with which these established creatives made their name, but in a personal way, with the intricacies of real-life woven in.
The creative conversations illustrated in this title demonstrate the strengths and inspirational vision of personalities such as Tadao Ando, Jaime Hayon, Hella Jongerius, Daniel Libeskind, Bernard Tschumi and Patricia Urquiola.
Features • What I’ve Learned is based on the eponymous section in Frame magazine. • Established designers and architects reflect on their lives, careers and the industry, with their stories presented in the first person. • The book shows not just portraits of the creatives but also an overview of their best work, and the challenges they face. • Featured are personalities such as Tadao Ando, Jaime Hayon, Hella Jongerius, Daniel Libeskind, Bernard Tschumi and Patricia Urquiola.
Publication details Release date: 20 March 2018 Frame English Written by Izabela Anna Moren, Penny Craswell, Lilia Glanzmann, Tim Groen, Leo Gullbring, Kanae Hasegawa, Matthew Hurst, Jeroen Junte, David Keuning, Floor Kuitert, Melanie Mendelewitsch, Enya Moore, Shonquis Moreno, Jeannette Petrik, Jill Diane Pope, Anna Sansom, Monica Zerboni Graphic design by Zoe Bar-Pereg (Frame Publishers) 200 x 265 mm 248 pages / full colour / soft cover ISBN 978-94-92311-26-9
Scandinavia Dreaming illustrates today’s evolving story of Nordic design: one that is equal parts elegance, function, and tradition.
The nuanced realm of Nordic design has two personalities. On one side, there sits the open, light, friendly, and democratic constituent. And, on the other hand, is its moody counterpart: sleek and sophisticated; timeless and traditional; and deeply rooted in the sensations and juxtapositions of nature. Within the lines of tile-covered roofs born from the existence of nearby clay deposits and large windows that let in light during the shorter winter days, insight into this special thread of skilled craftsmanship awaits. Scandinavia Dreaming presents dazzling interiors, architecture, and products that show the richness, variety, and intensity of contemporary Nordic spaces.
Artisans fresh from design school breathe new life into the wonted usage of tile, wood, glass, ceramics, and other customarily Nordic materials. Profiles of brands and personalities that have influenced and, arguably, brought Nordic threads to the forefront of design conversations, tell an intriguing story: an aesthetic and historic journey through a vast world of style and heritage. Design firms such as Hay, Ferm Living, and Frama are highlighted and extolled for the new layer of warmth and energy that they bring to contemporary Danish design while honoring Scandinavian aesthetics and a space’s need to be both livable and logical. Finnish home textiles by Klaus Haapeniemi and Kustaa Saksi prove that the categories of art and décor are not mutually exclusive. Be it the painstaking searches of Copenhagen’s Gubi design house for neglected furniture that needs a well-honed touch before becoming pieces of the current design narrative or the tantalizing sculptures of Oslo-based designers Kneip that illustrate and investigate the phenomena of nature whilst reflecting the gentle coexistence of Nordic architecture with its surroundings, there exists a seamless pairing of the aesthetic and the historical within this iconic tale of design.
The projects within Scandinavia Dreaming translate to any four walls and readily invite transformation from page to reality. Told through anecdotes from those who live in them and from those who exist in other sectors of the creative community, Scandinavia Dreaming tells of a design school that has a worldwide reputation for its effortless combination of classical restraint and warm materials.
Adolf Loos was an eloquent voice against the squandering of fine materials, ornamentation and unnecessary embellishments. The rational underpinnings of his later assertion that “ornament is crime” first appear in these polemical thrusts at the stylized work of the Viennese secessionists. Few are acquainted with his amusing, incisive, critical and philosophical literary works on applied design and the essence of style in fin de siecle Vienna. Loos often had a radical, yet innovative outlook on life that made him such a nuisance for many of his contemporaries. His provocative musings on an assortment of subjects portray him as a man of many interests, and possessing a keen feel for elegant design still valued today. This publication is now available in English for the first time.
Apartamento is widely recognized as today’s most influential interiors magazine. International, well-designed, and simply written since 2008, it is an indispensable resource for individuals who are passionate about the way they live. Apartamento breaks the traditional magazine boundaries that separate home design from homeowner, and offers readers a glimpse inside the lived-in, often cluttered homes of celebrities and industry legends such as REM frontman Michael Stipe and indie screen queen Chloë Sevigny.
The World of Apartamento is a celebration of the magazine’s 10th anniversary and features the best and most inspirational interiors from the publication’s pages. Like the magazine itself, the book is a carefully developed editorial mix—high-quality writing and beautiful photography—that communicates genuine stories and intimate moments. With more than 300 photographs and an eclectic mix of subjects like François Halard, Yorgos Lanthimos, Ezra Koenig, Paz de la Huerta, and more, the book is an inspiring look at individual design choices.