Guest houses can be found in nearly every corner of the world as urban and rural dwellers open their homes, or build new ones, to host visitors. These guest houses take a multitude of forms, styles, and even names—B&B in Britain, pension in France, minshuku in Japan, as well as being referred to as apartment hotels, boutique hotels, or hostels in some cases—but their primary goal is to satisfy the accommodation requirements and desired experience of the guests.
In contrast to the ordinary hotel, guest houses combine unique and attractive features with thematic concepts that are intended to appeal to a visitor's individuality. Hosts provide guests with more than just accommodation options; they seek to generate an environment that offers a cultural experience by means of personalised interaction and service. On a conceptual level, the guest house addresses architecture and interior design as critical methods of contributing to an alternative or ideal lifestyle.
Escape: Designing the Modern Guest House showcases 43 distinctive projects from around the world. These exclusive works have visual and spatial impact, representing the essence of new guest house design. This book highlights some of the most outstanding architectural strategies of recent years, displaying variations on spatial experience through the interplay of design elements. It provides strong reference material for design professionals and students in architecture, interior design, and related fields, as well as those looking to revamp their guest house accommodation with a contemporary 21st-century focus.
Features guest houses in Italy, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, USA, Chile, China, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, France, and Greece.
• Includes 43 different guest house design styles
• Showcases an exciting range of projects from around the world, from an esteemed mix of architects, designers and artists
• Provides a strong source of reference materials for design professionals and students in architecture, interior design, and related design fields
• Great guide to global escapes, includes contact details
100 Ideas that Changed Street Style is a look-by-look dissection of the key ideas that changed the way we dress – from the middle of the 20th century to the present day – explaining the most iconic items of clothing and how they were worn, what the look was born of, its cultural background, how it was received, and how it still resonates in fashion today.
The modern wardrobe owes its development not just to fashion designers in Paris or Milan but also to gangs and movements brought together by a shared appreciation of music, sport or a particular underground culture, and a certain style that defines membership.
These styles have rocked establishments, created stereotypes, expressed social division as much as they have united people, entered the language, spread around the world, and, above all, transformed dress for a wider public.
A follow-up to her runaway hit The 52 Lists Project, social media maven Moorea Seal’s 52 Lists for Happiness will inspire existing fans and new journal readers to cultivate their own uniquely happy and fulfilling lives through the power of lists!
Both a stylish organizer and a source of inspiration, A Bride’s Planner is an indispensable resource for planning a wedding. A lavishly illustrated, hardworking wedding organizer, a personal journal, and a source of ideas and information to inspire, this three-ring binder is filled with tips for the bride. It includes fill-in space and prompts to help keep the busy bride organized, divided into seven sections: "Ideas and Resources," "To-Do Lists," "A 13-Month Calendar," "Vendors and Location," "Bride and Wedding Party," "Guests and Gifts," and "Keepsakes and Photos." It has a place for everything the bride needs to know and everything she needs to do. There are pockets, business card holders, photo sleeves, DVD holders, and space to add pages to the binder. Both an organizer and a source for the bride’s dreams, inspiration, and her own creative planning display, A Bride’s Planner is packed with facts, trivia, and advice on music, vows, cake, flowers, honeymoon destinations, showers, classic traditions, menu suggestions, floral arrangements, and reception themes. It also offers suggestions from an expert and valuable tips and advice on wedding customs and traditions, locations, and timing—all to help the bride realize her own individual style in the look and theme of her wedding.
The Chateau de Versailles is one of the most beautiful and fascinating achievements of eighteenth-century French art. This unique book offers readers unprecedented access to this historical treasure. The world's most iconic chateau has welcomed tourists the world over, yet this handsome slipcased volume offers up the charm of a thousand and one hidden places in the chateau, its gardens, and pavilions. All were designed to surprise and delight the eye and all the senses at every turn, their ornate decoration forming an integral part of the elite lifestyle of the eighteenth century. This comprehensive volume captures the exquisite setting and inimitable ambience of Versailles and its gardens, from its intimate private spaces usually closed to the general public to the charming Petit Trianon and dairy farm created for the pure pleasure of Marie-Antoinette.
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