Building Adirondack furniture is a time-honored craft. Sturdy and rustic, this furniture can be a beautiful addition to any indoor decor, although it's most often used to set the scene outdoors. There, the furniture is subjected to a lifetime of abuse. Yearly it moves from somewhere hidden away (probably dark and musty winter storage) to front-and-center on the summer stage. Now, hour after hour it is beaten on by intense UV light, drenched in driving rains, then fried again in the summer sun.
Invite Nature into Your Home with Indoor Gardening Indoor gardening is gaining popularity and can be practiced in almost any area of your living space and it doesn't matter what the weather is doing outside. This type of garden doesn't use soil, doesn't require very much space and improves the quality of the air in your home. Indoor gardening is like inviting nature into your home in an attractive, affordable and healthy way. If you are looking for a fun and creative way to add beauty to your home, then indoor gardening is something to consider. Inside you will find a Step by Step guide to Indoor Gardening and MORE!!
For courses in History of Furniture, Interiors and Interior Design.
Furniture in History 3000 B.C.-2000 A.D. takes a new approach to a very old subject. By focusing on the constant theme of innovation and change, it discusses the history of furniture in the West–from ancient times to present. Its excellent coverage of modern periods, designers, and styles gives the book a depth and breadth not found in competing texts. Redesigned in this edition, it includes hundreds of illustrations and new photos from a variety of sources–including the Cleveland Museum of Art. Each chapter includes chronologies, designer contributions and historical highlights that make it a comprehensive volume on the evolution of style.