A companion to the #1 “New York Times” best-selling book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, “this elegant 3-year record guides journalers in applying Marie Kondo’s electrifying principle for identifying and appreciating the things that “spark joy” to one’s daily life. An international phenomenon, master organizer Marie Kondo has demonstrated the magic of changing your…


In The New Bohemians, LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex-pats, artists and urban farmers. They embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, including their homes. With little distinction between work and play, the new…


Realistic and useful, Chores Without Wars (Practical Press [self-pub], then Prima; total sales 20,000) includes what the family needs to "e;turn housework into teamwork."e; Instead of family members falling into stereotypes, such as the super-mom and the spoiled child, this book suggests that a family built on the principles of reciprocity and teamwork can overcome…


This volume in the DesingSource series illustrates a number of inspiring pools created by architects, designers, and pool owners from around the world. The varied aesthetics of the pools shown in Pools DesignSource display numerous design ideas and examples for those who wish to create a pool of their own, or enhance their existing pool….