London in Fragments: A Mudlark's Treasures [EPUB]
06 January 2017, 16:17
2016 | EPUB | 35.36MB
Mudlarking, searching the Thames foreshore, has a long tradition: mudlarks used to be small boys grubbing a living from scrap. Today's mudlarks unearth relics of the past, from Roman tiles to elegant Georgian pottery.
Here are Edward Sandling's most evocative finds, gorgeously photographed. Together they create a mosaic of everyday London life through the centuries. There are two themes behind the account: celebrating the beauty of small things, and making sense of the intangible connection that found objects give us to the individuals who lost them.
An evocative and detailed text will place the fragments in the objects they came from, and place the objects in the flow of London's history. The book concludes with advice on how to start mudlarking.
How to Hang a Picture: And Other Essential Lessons for the Stylish Home [EPUB]
05 January 2017, 02:46
2013 | EPUB | 19.67MB
Like tying a Windsor knot or brewing a perfect cup of coffee, knowing how to hang art on your wall is a hallmark of everyday style and nuts-and-bolts know-how. The where, what, and whys of hanging art are an overlooked, under-appreciated line of inquiry. Most of us simply wing it with a quick eyeball and a swing of the hammer. How hard can it be? we think. What can go wrong? The answer, of course, is plenty: crumbling plaster, ruined antique laths, mismatched art hung too-close together, or a poorly-mounted photograph warping in its frame. But beyond the technical mishaps, there is a more essential lesson to be learned: The skill and consideration with which you decorate your home makes an aesthetic statement about the world you inhabit-and more importantly, when it's done right, it very clearly looks a whole lot better.
Slim and stylish, How to Hang a Picture: And Other Essential Lessons for a Stylish Home is a user-friendly guidebook that details everything you need to know about hanging, framing, decorating and displaying art. If Strunk & White's Elements of Style was crossed with a no-nonsense how-to manual, you will have captured the tone and immediacy of How to Hang a Picture: simple rules and essential information presented with charm and intelligence.
100 Weekend Projects Anyone Can Do [EPUB]
05 January 2017, 02:35
2016 | EPUB | 65.99MB
100 do-it-yourself simple projects, requiring only basic tools, precut lumber and standard materials.
Build fashionable, functional, inexpensive indoor and backyard furniture—even if you're a complete beginner. These are realistic projects for the average weekend warrior that require no great skills, just normal tools you already have and easy-to-buy materials available at any home store.
Here's a small sample of what's inside:
- Build a simple-but-stylish bookcase
- Cut garage clutter with oversized shelves
- Double your closet space with easy accessories
- Build a rock-solid workbench in 3 hours
- Maximize kitchen storage with clever cabinet inserts
- Build backyard furniture, a garden arbor, planters and more!
- Benches, garden and deck chairs
- Outdoor storage
- Quick projects like bird houses, handy hints, and more