By Lupton, Ellen; Lupton, Julia Reinhard
Interpreting such subject matters as home tasks, interesting, parenthood, time administration, D.I.Y, and extra, indicates you the way to judge the belongings you use and the way to acknowledge the different types of order that inhabit the messes of daily life.
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These books delivered modernist design ideas to homemakers and college girls. One of our favorites is Popular Home Decoration, by Mary Davis Gillies. The designs shown here use curtains with extra length and width to enhance the apparent size of the windows. Similar techniques are employed in many contemporary hotel rooms, where a wall of drapes helps make a small window with an ugly view of the parking lot look sweeping and dramatic. THE MODERN CURTAIN, 2000 Curtains don’t have to be all the same length.
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Design your life : the pleasures and perils of everyday things by Lupton, Ellen; Lupton, Julia Reinhard