50 Trade Secrets of Great Design: Packaging looks behind the scenes at fifty commercial product package designs, revealing how designers work with clients from concept to completion. A wealth of working drawings, computer visuals, thumbnail sketches, and color photographs demonstrate the formation of each concept and how the final design was executed.
"Gilles de Chabaneix was fascinated by the life of cities around the world, both as complete entities and as compendiums of urban detail in the forms of streets, houses, apartments, offcies, bars, cáfes and people. Beyond and behind the life of the streets lie the private spaces - interiors and rooms where the tastes and aspirations of individuals are reflected in the design and arrangement of myriad objects set amid a whole panoply of different colours, textures, materials and finishes. This book illustrates the ways in which people go about creating their own personal environment and the detailing they apply to it. ... Every opportunity to make cross-cultural comparisons and connections is taken, providing a truly international view of the city experience, and creating a whole book that is effectively a compilation of inspirational ideas for stylish urban living." - book jacket.
'The Way We Live' transcends all other style books to reveal global connections and patterns in home decoration. This world tour of interior design elements is lavishly presented in more than 1,000 colour photographs; fabrics, textures and ornamental details reflect the complexity of different spaces and lifestyles, offering countless ideas for self-expression. Beautiful and practical, 'The Way We Live' is much more than a decorating guide it is a design for living.
The third book in the hugely successful The Way We Live series is a marvellous evocation of building, designing and living by the worlds oceans, a catalogue of opportunities for getting the best out of a life by and on the sea.
New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.