No travel plans? Attempt three new books in regards to the nexus of travel and design.
Three well-designed heavy-duty books offer a creative journey to our limited world. The three houses invite travelers who have been unable to carry them to the coffee table, sit on the sofa, and change our pages.
Wes Anderson Country
Trips and movies, a video we do about how we interact with guests. But coronavirus has called it “cutting” on our production, which makes “Accidentally Wes Anderson,” (Little Brown, 368 pp., $ 35), author Wally Koval, a very interesting one.
The playbook, which adds to the popular Instagram story of the same name, features 200 sites in 50 countries, with photos from 180 artists, similar to the signature of director Wes Anderson. The pages of the book will be enjoyed by Anderson fans of “The Darjeeling Limited,” “Grand Budapest Hotel” and other exciting movies.
“Accidentally” offers the theater we want right now, while traveling (not to mention watching a movie) is a dream come true.
When life seems to be going awry, Anderson’s refreshing imagery gives comfort power. But this is no more than a picture book. Each image is interspersed with elaborate and sometimes esoteric events, such as clockwork and breaking the queen’s shoes at Buckingham Palace, inspiration for George Gershwin’s “Summer” words and Fred “Mister” Rogers’ association at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association.
The logs are often light and full like pictures of swimming pools, sherbet-shaped bungalows and a bright pink house lost on an uninhabited island. Koval says visitors to Schloss Moritzburg in Saxony, Germany, will come with the best deer for the rest of their lives. And he compares the tiles of the church roof in Budapest with the design of the lanyard from the summer camp. Since the design of the program is silver, it is a must for James Bond and R2-D2 to find out what to say.
Photographs of large houses are mixed with landscapes, including a small blue boat is the most photographed area in Perth, Australia; a sandy town in Namibia and a polished railway station that does not receive trains.
The earth, especially the one that is off the beaten path, gives an accurate history. There is a rumor that Dublin’s burning river whiskey will be extinguished by horse manure, as well as the ghost village above the Arctic Circle, located on the sea or in a snowmobile, where the world’s highest court does not play.
Of course, most places right now don’t have games. But “accidentally” reminds us that everything is out there, ready to attract happiness, perhaps as a strange sight, like a picture of a Croatian cottage, first waiting for the next mountain.
“Travel by Design” (Assouline, 280 pp., $ 95), is a solid cover with a list of over 350 paintings by artists, designers and producers. Inside the bright yellow and silver cover are photographs showing more than 100 places in 60 countries.
The images are followed by a strong bite from the wise counselors, who are members of the Design Leadership Network.
Their striking strengths provide a consistent fit of shape, color and shape. The orchards and rice fields in Vietnam “create an interesting landscape,” for example. The Irish landscape is “always green.” Bedding beds at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tenn., Are like cookies. In Denmark, “the pastures, the thatched-roof houses, and the painted brick churches are all magnificent in nature.”
The images cover the entire world, with locations including Morocco, Spain, Dubai and the United States.
According to architect John Howard, “Copenhagen is a very old city,“ one of the finest buildings in Europe. ” He cites a number of well-known objects, including the Black Diamond Royal Library and the Copenhagen Opera House.
Architect Thomas A. Kligerman focuses on complex archeology, claiming that it impresses in many ways. The planner says, “they complete it. The historian thinks about the people who go through it.”
Interior designer Suzanne Tucker said, “The Scottish architecture is excellent – a little more than the Georgian white English, but still larger, more sophisticated, and more accessible to Scottish visitors to their unique home.”
While “Design” is all about decorating, the folder on the last pages of the book lists travel tips, such as where to find decorative fabrics or Japanese lacquerware or an antique shop that also remodels old door knockers. The flavor of the cultivar also includes the taste buds, and the folder also includes lots of where you can find a sardine-based recipe for Lisbon or gin with the perfect tonic in Edinburgh, Scotland.
In line with the book’s theme, the guide to the destination includes some interesting appreciation of the place.
Architect Barry Goralnick describes the fascinating attraction of Aiken-Rhett House in Charleston, SC Because it “has been preserved instead of redesigned,” he says, “with its astonishing and poetic beauty.”
Bringing the world home
Journey feeds art. With our wings cut off, we are left with only a look inside.
In “Travel Home: Design with a Global Spirit” (Abrams, 288 pp., $ 40), daughter writers Julie Goebel and Caitlin Flemming showcase 20 of the world’s most iconic homes.
Flemming is an interior designer and stylist; Goebel founded the Travelers Conservation Foundation. He must also walk well. As they wrote in their introduction, “We don’t know when travel was not a friend who attracted us, surprised us and changed us for the better.”
He continues: “Seeing the world open up can happen far away from your home, or even a little farther away.”
On the following pages, “Travel Home” explores ways to navigate and evolve, as seeing new places beautifies our eyes.
Incorporated with Q & As with architect-minded travelers, which show the places they have been attracted to, where they are expected to go again (whenever possible), their favorite hotels and their favorite souvenirs.
Interior decoration shows Paris, Tokyo, Portugal, Mexico City and other places. Plus I see what he likes to carry and carry when you travel.
But it is what they bring home – by inspiration and things – that fills the pages. The houses are inscriptions, with tiles from Portugal, baskets from Mexico, fabrics from India, even a combination of colors on which they are inscribed, either on a wooden wall or on a stucco wall.
Fabricist John Robshaw collects fabric, not surprisingly. This also includes handkerchiefs, as they say “it always seems to be meaningless and found in this world.”
Kendra Smoot, a graphic designer and master of art, says the white walls, floors, and floors of her white house were influenced by the Greek and Scandinavian tours.
Like many tourists, the so-called pilgrims carry church literature with shells and stones. The fragrance is in memory of Vicente Wolf, a Cuban-born, New York-based interior designer. Wolf’s home in Montauk, NY, smells the chairs and his expressions on his travels. The fragments include a minister from Sri Lanka and a Buddha from Myanmar, both dating back to the 19th century.
Travelers who love design share tips on how to get the best deals locally. The places they like to shop are divided into final pages, with the Little Black Book section listing markets, the message and more from Istanbul to Seattle.
Pieces of the place you visited become private cards for yourself.
Peggy Wong, who authored the book, says she takes typography samples, including postcards, on her travels.
Like other types of stamps and emails, he says, it is “a reminder of the day to prepare for the next trip.”