Les 70 dernières années ont vu une princesse de 25 ans se transformer en un monarque nonagénaire respecté et aimé dans le monde entier. Femme dont les opinions ne sont jamais entendues, la reine Elizabeth II a utilisé la mode comme un moyen de communiquer et de signaler sa position aux foules qui se rassemblent pour la voir en public et aux millions de personnes qui regardent ses émissions de télévision : « Je dois être vue pour être crue. ", a-t-elle déclaré. L'évolution de l'attitude vestimentaire de la reine reflète un paysage visuel qui a commencé comme un reportage distingué principalement en noir et blanc et a évolué au fil des ans pour devenir le cycle d'actualités technicolor 24/7 d'aujourd'hui, diffusé dans le monde entier en quelques secondes et alimenté par les médias sociaux. Incroyablement, dans sa 70e année en tant que monarque, la reine se sent plus pertinente que jamais - et elle est, sans aucun doute, une icône de style. The Queen: 70 Years of Majestic Style célèbre l'évolution de la mode d'Elizabeth II au cours de son année de jubilé de platine sans précédent.
Books fulfil myriad functions in our lives. They provide information, foster our enthusiasms and spark our memories. But these personal treasures also add colour and a true sense of personality to our homes.
Books Make a Home explores the important role books play as decorative as well as functional items. Bibliophile Damian Thompson tours the rooms of the home in turn - Living Rooms, Home Libraries & Studies, Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms, Corridors & Staircases and Children's Rooms - discovering a host of techniques for stacking, shelving and closeting volumes, and a wealth of practical design solutions for each space and every size of collection. You will learn how to make the best use of existing storage and create new space for an ever-growing collection; how to combine books with other personal effects to create eye-catching displays; and how to organize and care for your books. Books Make a Home is an insightful guide to enjoying books with the eye as well as with the mind.
First Published in 2011, this is a new edition.
HBK/ 1926pp People have been living in small spaces for centuries, for reasons of practicality, mobility, flexibility or personal choice. More recently, tiny homes have become the answer for many who need somewhere affordable to live and who possess the creativity and energy to make something different. A small home can be relatively cheap to build or convert, and gives its owner choices, reflecting the way they want to live and their concern for the impact they have on the environment. Tiny homes can also be stunningly beautiful and imaginative. They ask their owners to be discerning about what belongings they have what is necessary and what is beautiful. The choices are individual and can be seen as part of a movement away from money and property-slavery to a more simple and connected way of living. Gill Heriz has brought together a collection of some of the most incredible small homes, from containers in the city to cabins in the countryside. A traditional Mongolian yurt provides off-grid living for its owners, and a portable cabin offers a chic, flexible space. There is a reclusive shack set in woodland, a converted mountainside bothy, and a log cabin pod near the coast. What all the owners have in common is dedication to living well on a smaller footprint.
Makeover your home using these straightforward, fun, simple and low-cost ideas to bring a POP of colour into your interior spaces using paint, wallpaper, flowers, plants, cushions or throws. It could transform your life too.
Geraldine James' practical solutions offer those who are not confident enough to embark on expensive renovations ways to redecorate that can be easily reversed. Encouraging us to experiment, she looks at different ways you can bring colour into the home starting with adding single pops of colour in a neutral space, such as red cushions, plates, bowls and rugs in a living space then she looks at colour walls - painting a single wall with a bright colour which can really lift a room without much investment (and you can always repaint if you change your mind). Or bring living colour into a room using flowers and houseplants, terrariums and succulents. Or why not go for a multi-coloured look with checks, stripes or floral patterns whether that is by papering a wall, or painting a floor - the effects can be bold and uplifting. Textiles too can bring a softer textural layer of colour to a room whilst wall art can bring a focal point. Whatever your choice of colour palette, Geraldine will offer the perfect solution so get experimenting now.
Everything you want to know about the fabulousness that is Eurovision !
The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the world's longest running TV programmes, and has become a much loved tradition across Europe and now Australia. From the spandex to the glitter, ABBA to Lordi, and the unexpected winners to the "nil points" losers, The Little Book of Eurovision will take you through the best and the "Wurst" moments of the last 65 years. Eurovision has come a long way from its very first competition in 1956, with just seven entrants and a studio audience of 200 people. Now people gather for Eurovision parties, complete with food and drink from the competing countries, and even dress up in finery to match the feathers, sequins, and leather on stage. Whether you are a cynic, a true believer or just a disappointed Brit (again), you'll love reliving the highs and lows of Eurovision through these pages.