Show Me How: 500 Things You Should Know Instructions for Life From the Everyday to the Exotic

Show Me How is a beautiful book by ‘The Curiosity Shoppe’ Lauren Smith and Derek Fagerstrom. It’s a work of art and a feast for the eye, where virtually every piece of modern life essentials, from ‘wrap a temaki sushi’ to ‘hug a hedgehog’, is presented in a highly informative step-by-step graphics. Continue reading

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Bestselling Books: Cabin Design

Whether you’re on a camping trip, a fishing vacation or a secluded romantic retreat – a small log cabin in the woods, by the lake or atop a mountain will bring you closer to nature. Here is our favorite selection of the best selling cabin design books, full of great ideas and gorgeous photographs of both luxury and rustic cabin design. Continue reading

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Bestselling Books: Prefab Homes

On an urban lot or the edge of wilderness, from prefabricated homes to recycled shipping containers, today’s modern prefabs combine style, practicality and sustainability. The prefab home is built in a factory, transported on the back of a truck and assembled on site, offering contemporary modular design for everyone. Here is our favorite selection of the best selling prefab home books, completed with glossy photographs, detailed house plans and full of inspiration. Continue reading

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Bestselling Books: Japanese House Design

From traditional to ultramodern, when it comes to minimalism – Japanese architects and designers do it better! Here is our favorite selection of the best selling Japanese house design books will inspire anyone who wishes to capture the beauty of Japanese aesthetic in interior and architecture design. Continue reading

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Bestselling Books: Cottage Style Decorating

Whether on a magical lakeside, a secluded woodland or a flowering prairie, the unique shabby-chic home decor is full of charm, nooks and crannies. Here is our favorite selection of the best selling cottage style homes – the kind of homes that many of us have always dreamed of living in – capturing the beauty and romance of cottage living. Continue reading

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Bestselling Books: Small House Design

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

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Ideas for Great Backyard Cottages

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

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Mini House Now

Mini House Now by Agata Losantos, is a 192 page hardcover book which demonstrates the point of ‘bigger is not necessarily better’. Continue reading

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The Very Small Home: Japanese Ideas for Living Well in Limited Space

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

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Space: Japanese Design Solutions

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

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