The most complete home improvementmanual on the market, this bookcomprises over 2,300 photos, 800 drawings, and an understandable, practical text that covers your home top to bottom, inside and out in 608 pages. Readers will find plumbing and electrical repairs; information onheating and cooling, roofing and siding, and cabinets and countertops;and more. There is information…


Light is a powerful force for design inspiration. From the mundane to the bizarre, the strictly functional to the wildly ostentatious, a panoply of objects has been created in response to the desire for artificial illumination. This first title in the V&A Contemporary Series explores the exciting range of new lighting forms and technologies from…


In the Age of Disposables–fashion, phones, glasses, and even friends –some people are finding joy by rediscovering the simple life. They’re cleaning house, both literally and figuratively, and finding themselves better for it. By getting rid of excess “stuff” and trimming down their over-filled schedules, they feel happier and more fulfilled than ever before. It’s…


Learn the tricks, shortcuts and tools of the trade in this easy-to-follow book and DVD set. It is suitable for both weekend refinishers and professional woodworkers. It includes insider tips on evaluating the condition of a piece & reviving finishes to enhance its beauty. Old furniture, whether a treasured heirloom or consignment shop find, is…