Small houses are affordable, easy to maintain and more environment-friendly. And when it comes to your home, bigger is not always better. Here is our favorite selection of the best selling compact house design books, full of inspiration, beautiful visuals and great ideas for contemporary living in compact spaces. Continue reading
I just came upon this gorgeous book by Editors of Sunset Books called “Ideas for Great Backyard Cottages“, offering loads of ideas and inspiration – from the traditional English cottage to a backwoods rustic getaway, from Victorian gingerbread to Asian. Continue reading
Mini House Now by Agata Losantos, is a 192 page hardcover book which demonstrates the point of ‘bigger is not necessarily better’. Continue reading
The Very Small Home: Japanese Ideas for Living Well in Limited Space, by Azby Brown, is a must-have for anyone looking to maximize the space and light of a small residence, while conveying a bright and airy feeling.
This inspiring book presents 18 residential buildings in his photo-packed volume, many of them were designed by leading Japanese architects, such as Tadao Ando and Shigeru Ban. With compact floor spaces ranging from 540 sq. ft. to 1,730 sq. ft.-the volume is so full of ingenious ideas. Continue reading
Space: Japanese Design Solutions, by photographer and writer Michael Freeman, is a photographic exploration of Japanese architecture and design for small spaces. This book is full of imaginative, ingenious, and revolutionary solutions combined with the well-known clean lines and modern aesthetics of Japanese architects.
This is the perfect gift for anyone looking to maximize his or her living space, as well as architecture enthusiasts and those with an interest in Japanese style. Continue reading
Urban Eco Chic: How to live in an eco-friendly way without compromising on style, by British designer Oliver Heath, helps interior designers, green builders, and homeowners make eco-friendly choices that transform the home into a sanctuary of sustainable style.
Featuring more than 100 full color photographs, this book comes in hardcover while printed on FSC-certified paper. If you’re looking to do an eco-style home makeover while balancing the elements of nature, vintage, and technology, then this is the book for you. Continue reading
“You can’t have too much of a good thing” and I am all for it! You see, I’ve been a book lover and a design aficionado for all my life so I thought it is high time for me to share my favorite architecture and home design books with you. Continue reading
Magnum has launched a new Edition of the giant book “New York” published by Gloria. This book is an ideal (yet expensive) gift for the passionate New Yorker, featuring the most iconic images of New York by some of the most respected photographers of our times – including 28 Magnum photographers, such as Diane Arbus, Bruce Davidson, Annie Leibovitz and Helmut Newton among others. Continue reading
Shoe Fleur: A Footwear Fantasy is an inspiring book by award-winning photographer and artist Michel Tcherevkoff. The avant-guarde concept behind this book is an outrageous imaginary collection of botanical shoes and handbags amazingly crafted out of various photographs of a single plant or flower. I’m sure Sarah Jessica Parker wouldn’t mind trotting the streets of NYC in one of these fabulous designs. Continue reading
While surfing the net I came across the work of photographic artist, Carl Warner. His photographic art is intriguing, taking elements out of their natural surroundings and giving them new meaning in an entirely new world, such as brown leather boots forest trees and jewelry leaves, inviting you to tread on the warm wool and enter the fantastic city beyond. Continue reading