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The World Of Shabby Chic

Author : Rachel Ashwell
ISBN : 9780847844944
Genre : Design
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"In this inspiring book, published to mark twenty-five years of bringing her special brand of beauty, comfort and function to the global marketplace, Rachel shares with us the story of her life journey, the origins of her creativity, the ups and downs of running a business and a glorious abundance of fabulous Shabby Chic looks that range from the glamorously traditional to the pared-down and modern."--
Category: Design

Shabby Chic

Author : Rachel Ashwell
ISBN : 9780062191502
Genre : House & Home
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Valuable flea market finds... A peeling, antioue vanity in muted sea green... An elegant, cracked chandelier... An enormous, slipcovered sofa with deep, cushions... Comfort, the beauty of imperfections, the allure of time-worn objects, and the appeal of simple practical living: these are the cornerstones of what has come to be known as the Shabby Chic style. Like the cozy familiarity of a well-worn pair of faded jeans, the dilapidated elegance of an Italian viIla, or the worn grandeur of faded velvets and mismatched floral china handed down from your grandmother's attic, the Shabby Chic style is a revived appreciation for what is used, well-loved, and worn. It is a respect for natural evolution and a regard for what is easy and sensible. The hundreds of lavish photographs in this book invite you inside the unique world of Shabby Chic. Rachel Ashwell, founder of theShabby Chic home decor stores, for the first time provides her invaluable and much-sought-after advice on how to re-create Shabby Chic style in your own home. With engaging text and easy-to- follow instructions, Rachel details the Shabby Chic basics in a way that will put even the most apprehensive or novice decorators at ease. From flowers to fabrics to lighting, Rachel illuminates all of the elements essential to this unpretentious yet truly exquisite style. A behind-the-scenes look at a flea market lets readers in on Rachel's personal secrets of how to cull hidden treasures from flea market trash--an old trunk, its paint peeling around the edges, can be given new life as a coffee table, while a chipped white iron salvage piece becomes the perfect frame for a vintage mirror. This book tells you not only how to restore these pieces but how to find the perfect place for them in your home. Gorgeous color photographs and accompanying text reveal how this relaxed look works with a variety of different styles, from Victorian to Mediterranean to contemporary.
Category: House & Home

Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Inspirations Beautiful Spaces

Author : Rachel Ashwell
ISBN : 1907563598
Genre : Design
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Welcome to Rachel Ashwell’s world: as beautiful as it is comfortable, as inspiring and spontaneous as it is practical and personal. In this book, Rachel shares her inspirations and her humor, celebrates the charm of the old and battered, and demonstrates time and again how interiors touched with Rachel’s magic transcend fashionable trends, extending a calming, personal welcome to all. In this new book, Rachel takes us to homes in the US—from a shabby shack on Malibu’s oceanfront to her new ranch on the wide, open spaces of Texas and to the wooded hills of the Catskills—and in the UK—from a houseboat and a city townhouse to a centuries-old manor house deep in the country, and Rachel’s own London apartment. All the houses, regardless of their size or location, embody Rachel’s ethos and share the same qualities: a respect for beautiful objects from the past, an extravagant sense of comfort, and an eye for the unexpected. All are inviting, artistic, soulful, inspired and inspiring, beautiful, gentle, considered and, in their own way, perfectly imperfect.
Category: Design

Rachel Ashwell S Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting And Decorating Guide

Author : Rachel Ashwell
ISBN : 0062267442
Genre : Design
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It helps the healthiness both of body and soul to live among beautiful things. —William Morris, 1882 Shabby Chic—the rich, practical, and time-worn style created by one of the world's top designers, Rachel Ashwell, mixes new and gently used items to create original, refined designs. In Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting & Decorating Guide, Rachel takes you on a tour of flea markets and secondhand shops to give you a behind-the-scenes look at her process for finding vintage treasures—materials, furniture, and decorations—so that you can design a Shabby Chic home. As Rachel reveals, the Shabby Chic principles—comfort, function, and beauty—mixed with a dash of imagination and courage, and an understanding of how to spot a fabulous buy, will allow you to create a home that is beautiful, comfortable, and inviting. A place where children's dinners are served on mix-and-match antique plates at a table covered with lace from a renovated curtain set. A space where fresh flowers stand in antique jugs, complementing furniture covered in soft white denim. This gorgeous volume will teach you how to recognize beauty in often overlooked places. The photographs and step-by-step guidance featured inside make it easy, fun, and affordable to create the kind of breathtaking, practical home you've always dreamed of.
Category: Design

Rachel Ashwell S Shabby Chic Treasure Target 5c Counter

Author : Rachel Ashwell
ISBN : 0062336371
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Shabby Chic Interiors--My Rooms, Treasures, and Trinkets, an eclectic book of quirky inspiration, falls into chapters according to location, and begins with Rachel's breathtaking Los Angeles residence. Next, we enter into a photographer's minimalist mountain-top home in the Hollywood hills before heading to the coast and a beautiful Malibu beach cottage. A truly bohemian hideout in southern California is next on the journey, followed by a peek at celebrity homes, including the house that once belonged to Marilyn Monroe. With rooms combining flea-market finds and objects of pure functionality--an elegant French mirror reflecting a painting, a bejeweled metallic candle holder sitting by a cluster of willow-patterned china, a single faded velvet pillow lounging under the twinkle of a vintage chandelier--this book celebrates all that is wonderfully Shabby Chic


Author : Stewart R Clegg
ISBN : 9781473987029
Genre : Business & Economics
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Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook when purchasing the paperback* Updated to bring the material in line with the topical and contemporary ideas and debates on or about strategy and catering to students and their diverse learning styles, the second edition is an easy to use tool allowing students to switch from web resources to the print text and back again, opening windows on the world of strategy through cases that are vibrant and engaged, digital links that allow them to explore topics in more detail and video and other media that encourage relating theory to practice. Providing a fresh perspective on strategy from an organizational perspective through a discursive approach featuring key theoretic tenets, this text is also pragmatic and emphasizes the practices of strategy to encourage the reader to be open to a wider set of ideas, with a little more relevance, and with a cooler attitude towards the affordances of the digital world and the possibilities for strategy’s futures. The key areas of Strategy take a critical stance in the new edition, and also include areas less evident in conventional strategy texts such as not-for-profit organizations, process theories, globalization, organizational politics and decision-making as well as the futures of strategy. The new edition comes packed with features that encourage readers to engage and relate theory to practice and is complemented by a free Interactive e-book* featuring videos, cases and other relevant links, allowing access on the go and encouraging learning and retention whatever the reading or learning style. Suitable as core reading for undergraduate and postgraduate business management students of strategy and strategic management. *Interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook included as part of paperback product (ISBN 9781473938458). Access not guaranteed on second-hand copies (as access code may have previously been redeemed).
Category: Business & Economics

Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Interiors

Author : Rachel Ashwell
ISBN : 1906525749
Genre : Design
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Romantic florals reclining against pure white linen, ruffles of muslin skirting a bed base against bleached floorboards, the deep comfort of a simple nest of fluffy towels… This is Rachel Ashwell’s signature style that for the past 20 years has been a major influence in our modern lives. Chic Interiors—My Rooms, Treasures, and Trinkets, an eclectic book of quirky inspiration, falls into chapters according to location, and begins with Rachel’s breathtaking Los Angeles residence. Next, we wander into a photographer’s minimalist mountain-top home in the Hollywood hills before heading to the coast and a beautiful Malibu beach cottage. A truly bohemian hideout in southern California is next on the journey, followed by a peek at celebrity homes, including the house that once belonged to Marilyn Monroe. With rooms combining flea-market finds and objects of pure functionality—an elegant French mirror reflecting a painting, a bejeweled metallic candle holder sitting by a cluster of willow-patterned china, a single faded velvet pillow lounging under the twinkle of a vintage chandelier—this book celebrates all that is wonderfully Shabby Chic.
Category: Design

Saving The World And Healing The Soul

Author : David M. McCarthy
ISBN : 9781498219501
Genre : Religion
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Saving the World and Healing the Soul treats the heroic and redemptive trials of Jason Bourne, Bruce Wayne, Bella Swan, and Katniss Everdeen. The Bourne films, Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, the Twilight saga, and the Hunger Games series offer us stories to live into, to make connection between our personal loves and trials and a good order of the world.
Category: Religion

Your World And Welcome To It

Author : Patrick Mauriès
ISBN : UVA:X004206158
Genre : Architecture
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A satirical look at interior design in the twentieth-century
Category: Architecture

Rachel Ashwell Couture Prairie

Author : Rachel Ashwell
ISBN : 1782497900
Genre : House & Home
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Think Marie Antoinette in jeans and a cowboy hat—that is Rachel Ashwell's prairie style. Rachel Ashwell Couture Prairie takes her signature pastels, ruffles, and whimsical prettiness right to the heart of cowboy country. This is a journey in pictures and words, following Rachel through the fields of a little town called Round Top, home to one of the largest, most eclectic and vibrant antiques and flea markets in the world, and then back to Rachel’s bed-and-breakfast in Texas. Here Rachel’s inspired finds, her creative imagination, eye for detail, and her commitment to beauty, comfort, and function have finally come together in one location: The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell—an irresistible destination. This book takes Rachel in a new direction, bringing her eye for cherished patinas and pastel prettiness into the endless landscapes and diverse architectural styles of Texas. Here you will see how her style adapts to corrugated metal sheeting and weathered timbers, and how it brings new life to elegant period mansions. Chapter by chapter, the book leads you through Rachel’s little houses on the prairie, from the Ranger’s Lounge where hearty breakfasts are served, to the Pearl Barn, scene of wedding parties and celebrations, stopping off at the evocatively named guest accommodation: Blue Bonnet Barn, Cornflower Cottage, Meadow Manor, Faith Cottage, and Liliput Lodge.
Category: House & Home

Cheap Bastard Strade Guide To San Francisco

Author : Karen Solomon
ISBN : 0762751703
Genre : Travel
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Following in the tradition of the popular Cheap Bastard's(tm) Guide to New York City, this wry, exhaustively researched book reveals secrets that even the cheapest Bay Area dweller may not know about. From the obvious to the obscure, the sophisticated to the sophomoric, it catalogs the endless opportunities for free goods and services, delighting skinflint visitors and natives alike. With attitude and humor, it tells how to obtain theater and museum admission, health care and yoga classes, free furniture and pets, food and wine, and much more. With the Cheap Bastard as a friend and guide, anyone can celebrate life on the cheap!
Category: Travel

Brand New World

Author : Max Lenderman
ISBN : 9781554689514
Genre : Business & Economics
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To get around a ban on alcohol advertising, a Russian oligarch starts a bank with the same name as his bestselling premium vodka. Russian Standard is still the #1 vodka and is now the largest consumer bank, issuing 77 percent of credit cards in the country. Silk Street market, the epicenter of piracy and counterfeiting in China, launches its own brand. The largest city in South America bans all billboards, posters and signs in a fight against “visual pollution.” In the hyper-developing “BRIC” countries -- Brazil, Russia, India and China -- marketing is taking incredible new forms. The unprecedented economic growth in these nations is revolutionizing marketing throughout the world. Drawing on more than two years of extensive travel and research, award-winning creative director Max Lenderman shares groundbreaking strategies and business models that every savvy marketer needs to understand. Brisk, fascinating and a little bit shocking, Brand New World is an indispensable guide for the new era of global marketing.
Category: Business & Economics

What I Know Now

Author : Ellyn Spragins
ISBN : 0767929322
Genre : Self-Help
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If you could send a letter back through time to your younger self, what would the letter say? In this moving collection, forty-one famous women write letters to the women they once were, filled with advice and insights they wish they had had when they were younger. Today show correspondent Ann Curry writes to herself as a rookie reporter in her first job, telling herself not to change so much to fit in, urging her young self, “It is time to be bold about who you really are.” Country music superstar Lee Ann Womack reflects on the stressed-out year spent recording her first album and encourages her younger self to enjoy the moment, not just the end result. And Maya Angelou, leaving home at seventeen with a newborn baby in her arms, assures herself she will succeed on her own, even if she does return home every now and then. These remarkable women are joined by Madeleine Albright, Queen Noor of Jordan, Cokie Roberts, Naomi Wolf, Eileen Fisher, Jane Kaczmarek, Olympia Dukakis, Macy Gray, and many others. Their letters contain rare glimpses into the personal lives of extraordinary women and powerful wisdom that readers will treasure. Wisdom from What I Know Now “Don’t let anybody raise you. You’ve been raised.” —Maya Angelou “Try more things. Cross more lines.” —Breena Clarke “Learn how to celebrate.” —Olympia Dukakis “You don’t have to be afraid of living alone.” —Eileen Fisher “Please yourself first . . . everything else follows.” —Macy Gray “Don’t be so quick to dismiss another human being.” —Barbara Boxer “Work should not be work.” —Mary Matalin “You can leave the work world—and come back on your own terms.” —Cokie Roberts “Laundry will wait very patiently.” —Nora Roberts “Your hair matters far, far less than you think” —Lisa Scottoline “Speak the truth but ride a fast horse.” —Kitty Kelley
Category: Self-Help

Trees In Paradise A California History

Author : Jared Farmer
ISBN : 9780393078022
Genre : History
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Traces the history of such iconic Californian vegetation as orange trees, giant redwoods, and palm trees, including the impact the vegetation had on the people living and working in the state.
Category: History

Rachel Ashwell S Painted Stories

Author : Rachel Ashwell
ISBN : 180065006X
Genre : House & Home
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Rachel Ashwell brings her decorating inspirations together in this enchanting and very personal notebook which is an insight into how she sees, feels, what inspires her and what she loves. Divided into themed sections which focus on fabric, wallpapers, lighting, bed linens, curtains, slipcovers and upholstery, furniture, rugs, objet d’art, and flowers, Shabby Chic Painted Stories is a truly inspirational sketchbook of ideas and is a must for anyone who has an appreciation for beauty. Interwoven with practical thoughts and tips are Rachel’s thoughts about beauty and aesthetics, and poetry that illuminates her thoughts. Illustrated with watercolor illustrations from a variety of artists, including Ben Peck-Whiston, Rachel believes the ambiguity of artwork over photographs gives a more mindful and timeless approach. This allows the reader to more easily layer in their own thoughts and observations and hopefully be inspired to tap into their creativity by pulling together a notebook of their own favorite things which tell their story.
Category: House & Home

Wallace Homestead Price Guide To American Country Antiques

Author : Don Raycraft
ISBN : 0870697218
Genre : Americana
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Country antiques decorators, collectors, and dealers will find advice here on collecting, pricing, identifying, and dating country antiques, along with trends and the best places to find these items. With over 600 photos and accurate, current prices, readers will be assisted in buying and selling decorated stoneware, furniture, coffee mills, butter churns, kitchen baskets, coffee pots, and quilts.
Category: Americana


Author : Lucsan
ISBN : 9780956498908
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A novel by Lucsan Twenty years ago a young David Shawdale realised his boyhood dream when he discovered a new star. Now, an astronomer at a university in England, David is surprised when his star begins to exhibit unusual behaviour. Soon an unidentified object is observed coming from the star and heading towards our sun. American intelligence officer Betty 'Bing' Saunders is charged with the task of discovering the nature of the asteroid as it crosses our solar system. When it violently changes course and comes hurtling towards Earth, plunging humanity into chaos and panic as many believe they face their last days. This fast paced, entertaining and thought provoking story spanning seventy years follows four people who's lives are profoundly changed by the asteroid and the mysteries it contains. When it places powerful artefacts in their hands they are taken on a flight of discovery which ultimately reveals the truth about the nature of their universe.

The Book Stops Here

Author : Ian Sansom
ISBN : 1607511169
Genre : Automobile theft
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When mobile librarian Israel Armstrong's library-on-wheels is stolen at an annual library convention in London, he sets out with his irascible companion Ted Carson to find it. Their search leads them to a suspicious convoy of New Age travelers.
Category: Automobile theft


Author : Carol Ann Harris
ISBN : 9781569764992
Genre : Music
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A consummate insider as the girlfriend of Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac singer and guitarist, Carol Ann Harris leads fans into the very heart of the band’s storms between 1976 and 1984. From interactions between the band and other stars—Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, and Dennis Wilson—to the chaotic animosity between band members, this memoir combines the sensational account of some of the world’s most famous musicians with a thrilling love story. Illustrated with never-before-seen photographs, the parties, fights, drug use, shenanigans, and sex lives of Fleetwood Mac are presented in intimate detail. With the exception of one brief interview, Carol Ann Harris has never before spoken about her time with Fleetwood Mac.
Category: Music