Showcasing one hundred years of innovation and environmental sensitivity, Handmade Houses celebrates some of the world´s most idiosyncratic homes from Big Sur to Sardinia. Author Richard Olsen unveils the components used for their construction, including driftwood, boulders, and even old wine vats. The first study of the handmade-homes phenomenon since its inception in the late 1960s, Handmade Houses revisits the subject´s roots and history, exploring how these homes and their owners paved the way for the architectural-salvage business and the reclaimed, industrial look ever-popular today. As fascinating as the structures are themselves, their owners-professionals and amateurs who personally designed and built each residence-offer their inspirations and stories behind the convention-defying homes. Design lessons are gleaned from each home-some examples of environmentally aware construction with applicable tips for use in more mainstream scenarios. Handmade Houses is an important and relevant volume to be appreciated by anyone interested in environmentally friendly design, craft, and the expression of personal style in the home.
***PART TWO OF A THREE-PART SERIAL*** The unmissable second instalment of Jenny Colgan´s return to the Little School by the Sea - perfect for anyone who ever dreamed of going to boarding school! After the scandals of the summer, life has settled down for Maggie Adair and the girls of Downey House. But Ismé, the new scholarship girl, is causing trouble. Downey House is preparing for Christmas - the halls are decorated, the play is in rehearsal - but it doesn´t seem to be the most wonderful time of the year. Will the school be able to pull together to celebrate the festive season? ´´Funny, page-turning and addictive... just like Malory Towers for grown-ups´´ - Sophie Kinsella ´´A brilliant boarding school book, stuffed full of unforgettable characters, thrilling adventures and angst...´´ - Lisa Jewell In Lessons: Part 2, Christmas comes to the Little School by the Sea - available December 2018!
Teaching Students Not Lessons: Jonathan Thigpen
Lessons I Learned From The Lord: Evelyn Lang
Soul Lessons and Soul Purpose:
The Anatomy Lesson: Philip Roth
Nine Lessons From The Dark: Adam Thorpe
Breathing Lessons: Anne Tyler
Object Lessons: Anna Quindlen
Lessons of a Lakota:A Young Man´s Journey to Happiness and Self-Understanding Billy Mills