This is the first in a brand-new series, each focusing closely on a specific faux finish. Whisper Painting is a popular style that’s soft, subtle, and easy to do, and with these ample photos as a guide, anyone can give plain walls, furniture, and home accessories beautifully understated decorative finishes. The projects showcase 30 different…


San Francisco is famous for its distinctive and well-preserved Victorian architecture. Victorian architectural historian and longtime SF resident Randolph Delehanty and photographer Richard Sexton provide a pictorial and historical overview of this timeless look. “In The Victorian Style” traces the development of Victorian architecture-influenced by both aesthetic trends and new advances in building technology-as well…


Wabi-sabi is about appreciating the simple and letting go of the superficial–the perfect antidote for a society in recovery from a decades-long consumerist binge. In 2004 The Wabi-Sabi House helped popularize this ancient Japanese philosophy in North America. Simply Imperfect is a fully revised and updated edition of The Wabi-Sabi House aimed at moving past…


Chip carving, also known as spoon carving or “Kerbschnitt,” is the ideal introduction to woodcarving for beginners. This simple traditional carving method uses just a few basic knives to remove selected chips of wood in small triangles, squares and free-form curves, producing amazingly intricate and delicate results. Nationally known woodcarving artist and author Lora S….


This is the most essential information from the first six volumes of “Taunton’s Complete Illustrated Guide” series. Now in paperback, this step-by-step shop reference, culled from the first six volumes of “Taunton’s Complete Illustrated Guides”, covers all of the fundamental techniques every woodworker needs to know. Organised for quick access, this book makes it easy…


Scalamandre the destination for fine design and all things beautiful A formidable textiles house and decorative tastemaker for more than 80 years in the world of high-end interior design. Scalamandre is revered for its comprehensive offerings of fabrics, wallcoverings and trims available to-the-trade through design centers across the United States, Europe, and Asia. The Scalamandre…