With over 180 photos and extensive commentary, this Asian design book will add a stylish flair to all your bedroom design projects.Contemporary Asian Bedrooms opens the door to a new world of slumber retreats, showcasing some of the most eye-catching bedroom designs in luxury homes and hotels in Southeast Asia. Shown here are a range of new design trends that make contemporary bedrooms more than just a spot for shut-eye.Bedrooms now have an exiting variety of identities ranging from zen-inspired minimalist cocoons to high-tech entertainment arenas equipped with retractable movie screens built into the bed, to personal pampering retreats merging bath and bedroom into luxurious spa suites. This book gives homeowners and interior designers a look at new ideas, shapes, colors and textures that transform the places we sleep into high-style, must-have dream spaces.
With over one hundred full-color photographs, Contemporary Asian Kitchens and Dining Rooms looks at a wide range of inspirational cooking and dining spaces.Few rooms in the house depict the changing aesthetics of design as radically as kitchens and dining rooms. The growing trend toward modern fixtures and fittings in kitchens calls for more interactive and creative dining areas, a trend that is redefining the Asian home. Innovation and quality leap from every page of this book, which features the work of some of the best architects and designers from Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Bali.Special sections on all fresco dining as well as tips on how to create the ultimate in table settings give this book an up-to-the-minute edge. Every design is modern and appropriate for homes from Asia to America.
Based on traditional Thai herbal lore, the secrets of this country's ancient healing therapies, are offered for the first time in this Thai guide to health and beauty.Feel-good therapies and natural healing are the lifestyle mantras of the new millennium. Asia leads the way in the back-to-nature market, reviving many of its ancient techniques and treatments that have been handed down form one generation of women to the next.Thai Spa Book focuses specifically on stress-busting therapies from Thailand, running the gamut from the many types of Thai massage and meditation, to full beauty treatments, facials, relaxing baths and scrubs, healthy tonics and much more. These therapies are offered with recipes or instructions, or both, which are easy to follow. practical tips are given to recreate these health and beauty recipes at home, and specific treatments are outlined for specific ailments. All are designed to soothe, nurture and calm.With superb, full-color photography using many of Thailand's top supermodels, the book was shot entirely on location in some of Thailand's super-delux spas.
With over 350 full-color photographs and in-depth text, Classic Thai showcases the finest interior design art and architecture of the Kingdom of Thailand.From the glittering chedis of Bangkok's Grand Palace to the rustic simplicity of village dwellings, Thailand offers a rich diversity of art, architecture and design. Classic Thai seeks to define the unique characteristics of Thai style, be it through the country's rich arts and crafts tradition, in its plentiful temples and palaces, or in a contemporary home. Photographed entirely on location, Classic Thai is an indispensable guide to the wonders of Thailand.
With over 180 color photographs and insightful commentary, this Asian design book showcases the most luxurious and cutting edge pools and gardens of the Pacific region.The new Asian garden is all about structure and sensuality, and the delicate balance of enhancing the architecture and design of the house that it encompasses. Secret nooks, meandering paths, sculptures, water features and carefully placed lighting all play an integral part in contemporary landscaping, as do pools.Contemporary Asian Pools and Gardens includes special chapters on walkways, lighting, gates and roof gardens, as well as the latest in infinity, lap and rooftop pools, displaying some of the most sought after designs in the region. It offers a comprehensive and captivating look at some of the most beautiful and ground-breaking garden and pool designs in Asia.
With over 180 photographs, Contemporary Asian Bathrooms presents the newest trends emerging in Asian home design.A talented new wave of designers based in Asia is creating chic modern interiors that fuse Western design ideas with traditional Asian motifs, materials and craftsmanship. The result is afresh and often playful new look at the modern bathroom—featuring basins carved from solid granite blocks, panels carved from solid granite blocks, panels and counters fashioned from tropical hardwoods, ceilings and shelves laminated with coconut shells, and entire bathrooms clad in mirror-speckled terrazzo.Contemporary Asian Bathrooms showcases fifty fabulous homes representing the latest design trends in Asia—from minimalist modern to exotic ethnic, and from glamorous elegance to leek chic. This book offers creative ideas for tubs, fixtures, showers, tiles and lighting that will inspire a new approach to modern bath design.
With over 180 photographs Contemporary Asian Living Rooms explores 50 of Southeast Asia's most interesting homes and hotels.Living room design in Asia has moved away form the classical Asia style to incorporate the new global chic. This Asian design book takes you into the living rooms of fifty of Southeast Asia's most interesting homes and hotels, showcasing the work of up-and-coming local talents such as Pantaa, Yothaka and Tawul Praman as well as the latest in European design.Living room interiors range from the starkly minimal to the luxuriously plush – from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Bali. Created by some of the leading talents in contemporary Asian design today, these interiors feature creative shapes, contours, materials and new ways of working with the space where family and friends spend most of their time together in the house.