Tag: Book

Slump Block Ranch Exterior – Dream Book Design


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I can hardly believe it, but this is the final post on Slump Block Ranch. I have showed yall the Master Suite, the Bedrooms, the Kitchen, and the Living area already. This home has been such a labor of love for Jeremy and I. This is the first home where I feel like he reallyyy found his groove, and learned a lot of what works in this business, and what doesn’t work. What a blessing it has been to see him doing something he is so passionate about!

When we first got this home the exterior wasn’t too bad. It was stunning, but there wasn’t anything that was a serious eye-sore. We knew we wanted to keep it in its original Slump Block state, but we wanted to freshen it up a bit by painting it. Here are some Before shots:

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The yard was super overgrown, in the front and

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Living Rooms for Book Lovers

Despite living in this digital age of eReaders, nothing compares to the age old experience of thumbing through actual pages, captivated in the familiar scent of paper and ink. Home libraries and reading nooks still hold their popularity because as human beings we just love to be amongst these paper banks of knowledge, adventure and romance. A large home library spanning multiple walls can feel like a big hug around its inhabitant and can hold a lifetime of reading that allows the owner to delve into past pockets of information; a manifestation of their learning and exploration. So, let’s explore various styles of living rooms for book lovers…

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Emotional Design | Book by Don Norman

Don Norman, 2004

Did you ever wonder why cheap wine tastes better in fancy glasses? Why sales of Macintosh computers soared when Apple introduced the colorful iMac? New research on emotion and cognition has shown that attractive things really do work better, as Donald Norman amply demonstrates in this fascinating book, which has garnered acclaim everywhere from Scientific American to The New Yorker.Emotional Design articulates the profound influence of the feelings that objects evoke, from our willingness to spend thousands of dollars on Gucci bags and Rolex watches, to the impact of emotion on the everyday objects of tomorrow.Norman draws on a wealth of examples and the latest scientific insights to present a bold exploration of the objects in our everyday world. Emotional Design will appeal not only to designers and manufacturers but also to managers, psychologists, and general readers who love to think about their stuff.

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