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Illustrated in colour throughout. Learn how to get more enjoyment from your sewing machines

This comprehensive, practical guide explores how contemporary furniture is used within interior design to define a space, create division and enclosure, and alter or redefine circulation. Initial chapters illustrate the different contexts in which furniture is used, from the office and domestic interiors to retail and exhibition space; look at types of furniture, whether off-the-shelf or bespoke; and explore the new vogue for recycling and vintage.... more...

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Electrical Repair is a basic instruction manual on home wiring and repair. The book covers AC/DC, volts, watts, fuses, and circuit breakers, national and local codes, and caution signs and safety concerns. Learn when it's best to do-it-yourself and when you need to bring in the pros. Also covered are extension cords and multiple strips, switches and receptacles, installing fixtures and adding new circuits,... more...

"Everyone, rich or poor, deserves a shelter for the soul."Samuel MockbeeBased on this simple premise, in 1992 Samuel Mockbee launched the Rural Studio to create homes and community buildings for the poor while offering hands-on architecture training for coming generations. Choosing impoverished Hale County, Alabama, for his bold experiment, Mockbee and his Auburn University students peppered this left-behind corner of the rural South with striking... more...

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Build Cabinets That Exceed Every Expectation Whether you're a first-time woodworker or a seasoned pro, Bill Hylton'sFrame & Panel Magic will immediately (and magically) transform the way you build absolutely everything. Frame-and-panel doors and cabinet sides are your ticket to building projects that are stronger, more attractive and impervious to the seasonal expansion and contraction of solid wood.... more...

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 boho home often includes an office, art gallery,... more...


This book is about the entire range of fuelled, piped, ducted, wired and mechanical facilities in the UK's building stock for space heating and cooling, electricity and communications, ventilation, plumbing and drainage, mechanical handling and so on. It draws on BRE's activities over many year in research, site investigation, advisory services and the development of codes and standards. It includes numerous case studies, many of which highlight... more...

The first volume of the Adaptive Environments series focuses on Robotic Building, which refers to both physically built robotic environments and robotically supported building processes. Physically built robotic environments consist of reconfigurable, adaptive systems incorporating sensor-actuator mechanisms that enable buildings to interact with their users and surroundings in real-time. These require Design-to-Production and Operation chains that are... more...