- Tapa dura: 256 páginas
- Editor: Murdoch Books (7 de noviembre de 2011)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1742665691
- ISBN-13: 978-1742665696
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº171.159 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
Nomad (Inglés) Tapa dura – 7 nov 2011
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Sibella Court sees the world differently. In her latest book, the stylist and bestselling author of "Etcetera" shows us how to bring our travels home with us in the most unexpected of ways. The globetrotter and treasure hunter travelled to Syria, Mexico, Italy, India and Japan to be inspired by everything from door knobs and street signs to roadside shrines and household brooms - things that most of us wouldn't even notice. In "Nomad", the ideas, photographs and mementos she collected are used to inspire room settings, illustrating simple, practical and surprising ways to be reminded of your travel experiences. Sibella's approach is not about recreating a whole look but about adding and subtracting, rearranging and recycling, transforming and rethinking to make interior spaces that reflect your personality, experiences and lifestyle. "Nomad" will help open your eyes to what's around you and fuel your imagination long after the suitcase is unpacked. Key points include: room settings are shot in private homes rather than a studio to show that any decorative background can be restyled with travel inspirations; Sibella Court's philosophy is an organic and sustainable one, encouraging recycling and creatively re-using rather than consuming new resources. This title includes a list of Sibella's favourite shops and a list of the unique hotels she stayed in while researching the countries in this book.
Biografía del autor
After living and working as an interior stylist in NYC for 10 years, Sibella Court was drawn back home to summer days by the beach in Sydney, where she opened her haberdashery meets hardware store, The Society Inc., a home for all the flea market finds and artisan pieces she's collected and uncovered over years of globetrotting. Sibella, who has appeared on Keith Johnson's show, Man Shops Globe, on the Sundance Channel, designs commercial interiors for the Merivale Group and contributes to InsideOut, Vogue Living and Harper's Bazaar. Her first book is the bestseller Etcetera: Creating beautiful interiors with the things you love. She has also created a 120-palette paint range for Murobond and a hardware range exclusively for Anthropologie and The Society Inc. Sibella is constantly on the lookout for beautiful and curious things.
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The book is beautiful and hefty. The cover is thick and ornate, and the pages are a pleasure to turn. Beautiful photographs with beautiful lighting illustrate beautiful ideas. This is the kind of book you want to snuggle down with at the end of a long day, in your deepest armchair, with a glass of wine.
The average: I bought it because I live in Japan (the first country featured) and was looking for new ideas. I learned a few new things, but this book is primarily to indulge the senses and not to inform. You won't find explanations of most items featured. So if you want to search on ebay for the Japanese bamboo ladle pictured on page 56, you had better already know that it is a bamboo ladle used in tea ceremony. As another reviewer mentioned, the book reads like Sibella Court's travel diary. If the navel-gazing becomes too much, you can just skip the text (there's not much) and enjoy the eye candy.
The bad: Unfortunately, the 4th country profiled is Syria. I'm going to guess this is just very unfortunate timing and that the book was already well on its way to being published before the uprising. The chapter is well-photographed and fascinating, but definitely uncomfortable to read in light of current events. Hopefully, in a few years time, there will have been a happy ending and readers will be able to follow her travels there. There is also some awkwardness with her romanticized views of these countries ("I have had a longtime love affair with the romantic side of colonialism...", etc). Obviously, this is a book on design and not history, but her failure to even hint at the problematic caused a bit of squirming. On my part, at least.
"warmed over" version of them, as offered by some reviewers. I was not expecting some kind of ultra-practical Design Manual from her -- I think she has built her brand on her role as an inveterate collector, gatherer, "a person who notices", and uber stylist/stager of Great Stuff. The writing style is,
alas, a bit off-hand and spontaneous -- but text is hardly the point with a book like this. To me, the strength of this book is......Once you look through it, you will be reminded of the joys of travel, and how wonderful it is to spend some time in a different culture and hit the "Refresh" button. Her solutions for decor and staging are about bringing things out of the drawers, placing them around in new fresh ways, and then re-vamping and re-imagining it on a regular basis. This book isn't for people who feel they need to follow a Manual for decorating -- but I would recommend it to creative people who want to live in a home that has verve, individuality and authentic vibrancy. (In addition, I really thought the production aspect of the book was excellent with more-than-usual care given to page design, paper stock, embossed covers, etc. A treat for the eyes.)