• The Workbench Design Book: The Art & Philosophy of Building Better Benches

    The follow-up book to Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & UseComplete plans, expert instruction and rationale for building nine workbench formsInstruction on improving existing workbenches for better workholding and an improved woodworking shop.The Workbench Design Book not only shows how to design a workbench—it also discusses and presents nine specific designs plus critiques of 10 additional workbenches, with suggestions for making any bench work most effectively for the kind of work the user does. The 9 workbench plans have a range suitable for all workshop needs, from handwork to power tools. A discussion of workbench design rules teach what's effective and why in a multitude of workshop situations. Additional workholding options—from shop-made jigs and commercial bench dogs to vise hardware—are also provided.

    • ASIN: B005JEKJZI

  • Workbenches Revised Edition: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use

    Two centuries of workbench wisdom in one book! With this book, your very first workbench will do everything you need it to do--possibly for the rest of your woodworking career! Encompassing years of historical research and real-world trials, Christopher Schwarz boils down centuries of the history and engineering of workbenches into basic ideas that all woodworkers can use.Learn how to design your own world-class workbenchLearn the fundamental rules of good workbench design that have been largely forgottenLearn how to build an inexpensive and practical bench that hasn't been in widespread use for over 100 yearsLearn how to properly use any workbenchIn this revised and updated edition you'll find plans for five benches--two sturdy English benches and two variations on the French Roubo, as well as a portable bench you can clamp to any solid surface. The old-school benches in this book are simpler than modern benches, easier to build and perfect for both power and hand tools. Beginning woodworkers can build any of these benches. The technical drawings are clear and show every detail. Using the step-by-step instructions, you will be amazed at how easily these workbenches can be constructed.

    • ASIN: 1440343128
    • UPC: 035313664908

  • An Architectural Approach to Level Design

    Explore Level Design through the Lens of Architectural and Spatial Experience Theory Written by a game developer and professor trained in architecture, An Architectural Approach to Level Design is one of the first books to integrate architectural and spatial design theory with the field of level design. It explores the principles of level design through the context and history of architecture, providing information useful to both academics and game development professionals. Understand Spatial Design Principles for Game Levels in 2D, 3D, and Multiplayer Applications The book presents architectural techniques and theories for level designers to use in their own work. The author connects architecture and level design in different ways that address the practical elements of how designers construct space and the experiential elements of how and why humans interact with this space. Throughout the text, readers learn skills for spatial layout, evoking emotion through gamespaces, and creating better levels through architectural theory. Create Meaningful User Experiences in Your Games Bringing together topics in game design and architecture, this book helps designers create better spaces for their games. Software independent, the book discusses tools and techniques that designers can ...

    • Brand: AK Peters
    • ASIN: 1466585412

  • Fashion Design Studio: Learn to Draw Figures, Fashion, Hairstyles & More (Creative Girls Draw)

    This fun introduction to design opens the world of style to budding fashionistas! Bestselling art instructor Chris Hart not only gives step-by-step instructions on drawing figures from many points of view and in varying poses, he explains the tricks of the trade: how to “dress” your figure; render color, texture, and print; and create accessories, hairstyles, and makeup looks. An overview of tools, materials, and essential skills will help you bring your creative vision to life!

    • ASIN: 1936096625

  • Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design (Voices That Matter)

    The majority of companies, their employees and their leaders navigate a space where competitors appear overnight, customers demand innovations monthly, business plans rarely last a full year and career ladders have been replaced by trampolines. This environment of constant change will only accelerate in the future and traditional business leaders are ill equipped to deal with it.   Just as we took our cues from MBAs and the military in casting the ideal CEO of the 20th century, we can look to design - in its broadest form - to model our future leader, the DEO. These leaders possess characteristics, behaviors and mindsets that allow them to excel in unpredictable, fast-moving and value-charged conditions. They are catalysts for transformation and agents of change. A hybrid of strategic business executive and creative problem-solver, the DEO is willing to take on anything as an object of design and looks at ALL problems as design challenges.   Readers will learn not only why this form of leadership is essential to the success of modern organizations, but also what characteristics are best suited to this role. Through intimate conversations with leading DEOs, we explore the mindsets, communities, processes and practices common to creative business leaders. The book lays out—grap...

    • ASIN: B00FPN96UM

  • Christopher Lowell's Seven Layers of Design: Fearless, Fabulous Decorating

    "If you can put together an outfit, you're already overqualified to decorate a room," believes Emmy Award-winning Christopher Lowell. Now, the most popular and colorful personality on the Discovery Channel brings his proven Seven Layers of Design system to readers in a lively blend of design theory and hands-on advice for do-it-yourself projects. In this book, as on his program, Lowell brings his humor, wit, and charm to a host of decorating projects and ideas, making them simple, fun, and rewarding.Christopher Lowell's Seven Layers of Design solves decorating dilemmas by encouraging you to look at a room piece by piece, layer by layer, from the floor up. By following this process, home decorators can avoid costly disappointments and learn inexpensive tricks for changing the personality of a room. With his colorful presentation of the Seven Layers (Paint & Architecture, Installed Flooring, Upholstered Furniture, Accent Fabrics, Non-upholstered Furniture, Accessories, and Plants & Lighting), Lowell lays the groundwork for simple yet stunning home design. He demonstrates how color is the foundation of a room, why decorating a room around a favorite upholstery fabric is a recipe for disaster, how to create fabulous fakes using paint and plywood, why you should never paint a ceiling ...

    • ASIN: 1563319225

  • Riley Blake Blue Carolina Cluster Navy Fabric By The Yard

    Designed by Christopher Thompson for Riley Blake this cotton print fabric features a beautiful floral design and is perfect for quilting apparel and home decor accents. Colors include pale yellow pale magenta and shades of blue.

    • Color: Navy
    • Brand: Riley Blake Designs
    • ASIN: B075RS8YTH

  • Intelligent Design Christopher Twin/Twin Xl Comforter Set Teen Boy Bedding - Grey, Red, Stripes – 4 Piece Bed Sets – Ultra Soft Microfiber Bed Comforter

    The Intelligent Design Christopher Collection has the perfect balance of color for your preppy bedroom. The deep red, black and white on grey use thick and thin stripes for a modern take on the traditional stripe. Two decorative pillows use simple fabric manipulation and embroidery for the finishing touches to this set.

    • Color: Black/Red
    • Brand: Intelligent Design
    • ASIN: B01H8MSQ6W
    • UPC: 675716784287