Wild Designs

Autor: Katie Fforde
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466834498
File Size: 50,83 MB
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Althea Farraday is a thirty-eight-year-old divorced mother of three who's got a teenage son who's a Buddhist, a hypercritical sister who knows how to push all her buttons, a job on the endangered species list, and a love life to match. Just as she's settling in to a comfortable level of chaos, a near-perfect man enters her life. Equipped to steal her heart and help turn her passion for designing gardens into a new career, Patrick Donahugh may be too good to be true. Amid wild roses, California poppies, scarlet flax, sweet rocket, love-in-mist, and, of course, plenty of dirt, Wild Designs is a refreshingly honest and funny read that celebrates the almost-ready-to-bloom aspect of all our lives.

Wild Design

Autor: Alan Marshall
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1556437900
File Size: 41,52 MB
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Outlines a manifesto on nature-inspired design that draws on an international experiment in eco-design through which each project was based on eco-friendly innovations, from a bike helmet based on a crustacean exoskeleton, to a heliotropic house, to an algae-fueled car. Original.

Wild By Design

Autor: Margie Ruddick
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610915992
File Size: 30,96 MB
Format: PDF
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Can nature—in all its unruly wildness—be an integral part of creative landscape design? In her beautifully illustrated book, Wild by Design, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick urges designers to look beyond the rules often imposed by both landscaping convention and sustainability checklists. Instead, she offers a set of principles for a more creative and intuitive approach that challenges the entrenched belief that natural processes cannot complement high-level landscape design. Wild by Design defines and explains the five fundamental strategies Ruddick employs, often in combination, to give life, beauty, and meaning to landscapes: Reinvention, Restoration, Conservation, Regeneration, and Expression. Drawing on her own projects—from New York City's Queens Plaza, formerly a concrete jungle of traffic, to a desertscape backyard in Baja, California, to the Living Water Park in Chengdu, China—she offers guidance on creating beautiful, healthy landscapes that successfully reconnect people with larger natural systems. A revealing look into the approach of one of sustainable landscape design's most innovative practitioners, Wild by Design stretches the boundaries of landscape design, offering readers a set of broader, more flexible strategies and practical examples that allow for the unexpected exuberance of nature to be a welcome part of our gardens, parks, backyards, and cities.

Planting In A Post Wild World

Autor: Thomas Rainer
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697202
File Size: 53,13 MB
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“As practical as it is poetic. . . . an optimistic call to action.” —Chicago Tribune Over time, with industrialization and urban sprawl, we have driven nature out of our neighborhoods and cities. But we can invite it back by designing landscapes that look and function more like they do in the wild: robust, diverse, and visually harmonious. Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West is an inspiring call to action dedicated to the idea of a new nature—a hybrid of both the wild and the cultivated—that can flourish in our cities and suburbs. This is both a post-wild manifesto and practical guide that describes how to incorporate and layer plants into plant communities to create an environment that is reflective of natural systems and thrives within our built world.

Sew Wild

Autor: Alisa Burke
Publisher: Interweave
ISBN: 1596689153
File Size: 53,82 MB
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Sew Wild liberates you! Enjoy unlimited freedom to color, pattern, and customize your own fabric with fun, spectacular results. Get wild with printing, painting, drawing, stenciling, and other surface design methods and unique materials such as plastic bags, photographs, and cardboard. Dive into 12 simple sewing projects to make colorful, wearable, and hip designs, including a stunning wall quilt, adorable hats for kids or adults, a pretty wreath, cuff bracelets, and a modern ruffled apron. Whether you're already a rule-breaker or you're looking to improvise, Sew Wild.

Designing Data Intensive Applications

Autor: Martin Kleppmann
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491903104
File Size: 54,28 MB
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Data is at the center of many challenges in system design today. Difficult issues need to be figured out, such as scalability, consistency, reliability, efficiency, and maintainability. In addition, we have an overwhelming variety of tools, including relational databases, NoSQL datastores, stream or batch processors, and message brokers. What are the right choices for your application? How do you make sense of all these buzzwords? In this practical and comprehensive guide, author Martin Kleppmann helps you navigate this diverse landscape by examining the pros and cons of various technologies for processing and storing data. Software keeps changing, but the fundamental principles remain the same. With this book, software engineers and architects will learn how to apply those ideas in practice, and how to make full use of data in modern applications. Peer under the hood of the systems you already use, and learn how to use and operate them more effectively Make informed decisions by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of different tools Navigate the trade-offs around consistency, scalability, fault tolerance, and complexity Understand the distributed systems research upon which modern databases are built Peek behind the scenes of major online services, and learn from their architectures

Wild Birds

Autor: Carol Armstrong
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781607050391
File Size: 58,14 MB
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Carol again presents charming images inspired by her personal observations of nature. Use the designs of your favorite feathered friends to appliqué onto quilts, clothing, and home decor items. Complete directions for 8 projects. Includes 22 full-size patterns of birds such as Robin, Baltimore Oriole, Carolina Wren, Northern Cardinal, Killdeer, Hummingbird, Meadowlark, Redheaded Woodpecker, and many others. Detailed how-to instructions teach Carol’s lightbox appliqué technique, a no-template method suitable for beginners as well as more experienced appliquérs. Carol’s unique background quilting patterns create shades and textures. Learn how to design bird patterns inspired by your own backyard visitors.

Wild Animals Charted Designs

Autor: Celeste Plowden
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486148424
File Size: 73,22 MB
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A full-maned lion, a seated giraffe, and many more — plus 12 animal border designs perfect for the needlework arts. Complete instructions for 50 delightful charted designs.

Brave Birds

Autor: Maude White
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683352394
File Size: 22,78 MB
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In Brave Birds, cut-paper artist and writer Maude White presents an entirely new collection of sixty-five stunning cut-paper birds. As a source of inspiration, each bird is paired with an original message of kindness and strength associated with its particular traits to encourage bravery and perseverance. Inside, you’ll find birds for experiencing Joy, Creativity, Patience, Kindness, Resilience, Communication, Strength, Awareness, Action, and Transformation, and each composition reflects thousands of intricate cuts, lending an astounding level of texture to these delicate and ethereal birds. Appealing to any bird lover or collector of bird art, Brave Birds is a beautiful resource for those wishing to practice a life of kindness and empathy.