Material World

A Global Family Portrait
Author: Peter Menzel,Charles C. Mann
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780871564306
Category: Photography
Page: 255
View: 9494
Photographs show the homes and possessions of average families in thirty countries around the world and document each family's lifestyle


Author: K. C. Wells,Meredith Russell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546785811
Page: 124
View: 4634
When Shawn's best mate Dave breaks up with his girlfriend, Shawn tries not to get his hopes up. After all, Dave's still straight, right? Wrong. Dave reveals he's bisexual, and that pounding you hear is Shawn's heart. He's loved Dave for so long, but he's not about to jeopardize their friendship by telling Dave how he really feels. But when Dave discovers Shawn's little kink, it opens up a whole new chapter for the two friends. Except Shawn can't help but worry - if there was no kink, would Dave be there? And is Shawn brave enough to find out? A standalone short story of lust, lace - and love...


Author: K. C. Wells
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781977864949
Page: 318
View: 2393
Matt Dorning likes his life just the way it is. Escorting provides him with enough money to live in his favorite city, New York, and he's been doing it long enough that he knows the rules: don't give it away when there's always someone who'll pay for it; always leave them wanting more; and never, never lose your heart to a client. Lucas Sawyer is about to challenge all Matt's rules. He's a beautiful man who shouldn't need to pay for sex, and yet Matt knows he's the latest hooker in a long line. Lucas lives a life Matt can only dream of, but it doesn't appear to make him happy: there's something going on beneath that poised, self-assured exterior. And Matt also knows that his time with Lucas won't last forever - escorts have a certain shelf life where he's concerned. So what happens when the man who doesn't 'do' relationships, starts to question his life? Lucas is about to embark on a journey of self discovery...and Matt's life is about to get messy... Although this is part of the Material World series, it is a stand alone novella. Expect sex, silk, and sensuality.

Ada Lace, on the Case

Author: Emily Calandrelli
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481486004
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
View: 2446
From Emily Calandrelli—host of Xploration Outer Space, correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World, and graduate of MIT—comes the first novel in a brand-new chapter book series about an eight-year-old girl with a knack for science, math, and solving mysteries with technology. Ada Lace—third-grade scientist and inventor extraordinaire—has discovered something awful: her neighbor’s beloved Yorkie has been dognapped! With the assistance of a quirky neighbor named Nina (who is convinced an alien took the doggie) and her ever-growing collection of gadgets, Ada sets out to find the wrongdoer. As their investigation becomes more and more mysterious, Ada and Nina grow closer, proving that opposites do, in fact, attract.

The Lacemaker and the Princess

Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416985832
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 208
View: 2291
After an accidental encounter with Marie Antoinette, poor lacemaker Isabelle is invited back to her palace to play with her daughter, but as the situation for the common man worsens on the streets and talk of revolution begins, Marie begins to fear for the safety of her royal friend with whom she has become close. Reprint.

Women in the Material World

Author: Faith D'Aluisio,Peter Menzel
Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
ISBN: 9780871569844
Category: Photography
Page: 256
View: 8388
Photographs, first-person chronicles, and statistics reflect the status of women around the world, offering a portrait of the lives, feelings, and beliefs of women from many cultures

The Technique of Bobbin Lace

Author: Pamela Nottingham
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486292052
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 187
View: 5138
Authoritative, comprehensive manual-completely revised-includes hundreds of visual instructions and clearly worded text for creating Torchon, Bedfordshire and other exquisite laces.


Author: K. C. Wells,Meredith Russell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548711689
Page: 228
View: 626
Can a touch of Satin bring a straight copper to his knees? Detective Joel Hunter is on surveillance when he first lays eyes on Satin, the singer with the amazing voice, which is as beautiful as she is. But when the stake-out comes to an end, he can't resist going back to the bar. He gets a shock when he learns what lies beneath the satin dress, but an even bigger one when he realizes he's attracted to the owner of that sultry voice - Ross Dauntry. Ross can't figure out why the cop keeps coming back, even after he's learned the truth. Is Joel attracted to him, or to Satin? Because the answer is important, and one way or another, Ross needs to know... 46,000 words. A standalone novella of satin and sensuality... Although this story is in the same series as Lace, you will not find Dave and Shawn in these pages - Joel and Ross provide enough heat of their own.

Wrapped in Lace

Knitted Heirloom Designs from Around the World
Author: Margaret Stove
Publisher: Interweave
ISBN: 1596689919
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 177
View: 635
The spectacular knitted lace designs of New Zealand designer Margaret Stove are truly the pinnacle of the craft. In Wrapped in Lace, dive into Margaret's love for learning and creating knitted lace, then begin your own journey to master lace knitting with 12 original patterns. To appreciate the history of knitted lace, follow Margaret's quest to design and knit the legendary "wedding ring shawl"--A large lace shawl so fine and delicate that it can be drawn through a wedding ring. Wrapped in Lace shares the art of designing patterns and the characteristics of lace traditions from around the wor.

Material Girl, Mystical World

The Now Age Guide to a High-Vibe Life
Author: Ruby Warrington
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062437151
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 304
View: 4142
Utterly transporting and stylish, Material Girl, Mystical World takes you on an unforgettable journey through modern spirituality--from meditation and tarot to astrology--guided by wise and witty tastemaker Ruby Warrington, founder of The Numinous. Inspired by the consciousness-shifting traditions that have moved seekers for generations, Material Girl, Mystical World is a fabulous adventure in the "Now Age"--a sophisticated upgrade on cosmic thinking, from healing crystals to doing your dharma, for women who know that a closetful of designer shoes can happily coexist with a deeply meaningful life. Set against the backdrop of Ruby Warrington's own transformative path from her dream job as an influential fashion journalist to creating The Numinous, the high-style, high-vibe online magazine about spirituality for modern women, Material Girl, Mystical World invites readers on a colorful journey to discover their own path to personal enlightenment in every area of life, from love, sex, and relationships to fashion, beauty, health, and wellness. Combining the wit and charm of a modern-day Carrie Bradshaw with the stylish soul of Elizabeth Gilbert, Warrington shows us that it is within our power, right now, to create a life that is both intentional and fabulous--while also contributing to a major shift in global consciousness. From how to survive and thrive at Burning Man to creating rituals that celebrate the Divine Feminine to exploring the shaman in you, Material Girl, Mystical World is an inspiring call to arms for women looking to find their authenticity and voice in business, relationships, and spirit, from Brooklyn to London to Venice, C.A., and Black Rock City and beyond. A writer to watch, Warrington bestows on readers her wry, winning, and ultimately wise take on modern life.

Violet in Lace

Author: Vivienne Hunt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996567770
Page: N.A
View: 8272
Violet Smoke is creative, vivacious, and desperate. Soon-to-be divorced, and a newly-minted forty to boot, she'll take any job flung her way if it means getting one step closer to paying off her mountain of debts. When her best-pal Russell, lands her a position at Chenille - an upscale women's lingerie shop; Violet decides to jump at the chance to change her fate.Justin Avery is young, sexy, and driven. His new boutique - Chenille is making waves all over Atlanta. Justin knows what women want except when it comes to his assistants; he's burned through three in the last month already. Now with his debut at Atlanta's Fashion Week only one month away, he's running out of time and resumes to find the perfect woman who can keep up with his demanding schedule.From the moment Violet and Justin meet sparks fly. Violet can't seem to stop fantasizing about her hot boss, and Justin can't seem to keep his eyes off of Violet's endless curves. With lustful-yearnings smoldering away can this unlikely duo keep it together long enough to get through Fashion Week or will Chenille's debut go up in smoke?

The Phisher King

Author: Thursday Euclid,Clancy Nacht
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781520896007
Category: Fiction
Page: 274
View: 5947
In his nightly ritual of trolling dude-bros online, college student and hacker Hunter Walsh uncovers a terrorist plot to bomb Seattle Pride. When his digging hits a wall, he anonymously surrenders his findings to the FBI--only to discover he didn't cover his tracks as well as he'd thought. Agent Callum Riggs shows up on his doorstep with an ultimatum: Help the FBI find the culprits or face jail time for his hacking. Hunter hates and mistrusts the Fed, but he has no other choice.Straight-arrow Cal has better things to do than babysit a pink-haired criminal--even if Hunter is everything Cal wants and has never let himself have--but he can't ignore the lethal threat Liberty Association poses to their community. When the Bureau refuses to allocate more resources to the case, Cal is forced into a devil's bargain, not only tolerating Hunter's rebellious behavior in exchange for his help but serving as Hunter's personal bodyguard 24/7. Will these total opposites work together to foil a deadly plot? Or will their constant bickering and seething sexual tension endanger everything both men hold dear? And if they do succeed, can enemies become lovers, or will their differences keep them apart?

Buttons and Lace (Buttons #1)

Author: Penelope Sky
Publisher: Penelope Sky
Category: Fiction
Page: 350
View: 8309
I owe him a debt. A big one. The payment can't be settled with money or favors. He only wants one thing. Me. Every action gets a reward. A button. Once I fill his jar with three hundred and sixty five buttons he'll let me go. He'll let me walk away. But I have to earn every single one. By submitting to the darkest, cruelest, and most beautiful man I'd ever known. ***TRIGGER WARNING*** There are some difficult and dark scenes that may upset some readers.

Real Lace Revisited

Inside the Hidden World of America’s Irish Aristocracy
Author: James P. MacGuire
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493024922
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 4797
Here is a revisitation--part tribute, part update--of Stephen Birmingham's beloved Real Lace. James P. MacGuire, a member of one of Birmingham's Irish Families, creates his own entertaining portrait of life among the Irish Rich, further detailing and filling out this engrossing portion of America's social history.

Camelot Burning

Author: Kathryn Rose
Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.
ISBN: 0738740950
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 384
View: 3248
By day, seventeen-year-old Vivienne is lady-in-waiting to Guinevere, the future queen of Camelot. By night, she toils away as apprentice to Merlin, the recovering magic addict. When Morgan le Fay, the king’s sorceress sister, declares war on Camelot, Merlin enlists Vivienne’s help to create the perfect weapon.

Blue Notes

Author: Shira Anthony
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781627983822
Category: Fiction
Page: 250
View: 2221
"2nd Edition" "A Blue Notes Novel" Blame it on jet lag. Jason Greene thought he had everything: a dream job as a partner in a large Philadelphia law firm, a beautiful fiancee, and more money than he could ever hope to spend. Then he finds his future wife in bed with another man, and he s forced to rethink his life and his choices. On a moment s notice, he runs away to Paris, hoping to make peace with his life. But Jason s leave of absence becomes a true journey of the heart when he meets Jules, a struggling jazz violinist with his own cross to bear. In the City of Love, it doesn t take them long to fall into bed, but as they re both about to learn, they can t run from the past. Sooner or later, they ll have to face the music. "1st Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, December 2011"


Author: Shirley Conran
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416565253
Category: Fiction
Page: 752
View: 9632
"Which one of you bitches is my mother?" Four elegant, successful, and sophisticated women in their forties are called to New York's Pierre Hotel to meet Lili -- a beautiful, young, and notoriously temperamental Hollywood movie star. None of the women knows exactly why she is there; each has a reason to hate Lili and each of them is astonished to see the others. They are old friends who share a guilty secret and who have for years been doing their best to keep that secret quiet. Their lives are changed forever, however, when Lili suddenly confronts them. When the women refuse to answer her, Lili proceeds to travel around the world through the playgrounds of the rich and famous, seeking to answer the question that has obsessed and almost destroyed her. From Paris to London, from the boardroom to the bedroom, Lace takes the reader into the rarified world of five unforgettable women who are as beautiful, as complex and as strong as...lace.

Step by Step

Author: K.C. Wells
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 1635334527
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 5737
Jamie is suspicious when a Good Samaritan offers him much-needed financial help, but Guy is just a good man who’s been fortunate. What starts as a hand up soon becomes something else entirely....

African Lace-bark in the Caribbean

The Construction of Race, Class, and Gender
Author: Steeve O. Buckridge
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472569318
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 216
View: 1881
In Caribbean history, the European colonial plantocracy created a cultural diaspora in which African slaves were torn from their ancestral homeland. In order to maintain vital links to their traditions and culture, slaves retained certain customs and nurtured them in the Caribbean. The creation of lace-bark cloth from the lagetta tree was a practice that enabled slave women to fashion their own clothing, an exercise that was both a necessity, as clothing provisions for slaves were poor, and empowering, as it allowed women who participated in the industry to achieve some financial independence. This is the first book on the subject and, through close collaboration with experts in the field including Maroon descendants, scientists and conservationists, it offers a pioneering perspective on the material culture of Caribbean slaves, bringing into focus the dynamics of race, class and gender. Focussing on the time period from the 1660s to the 1920s, it examines how the industry developed, the types of clothes made, and the people who wore them. The study asks crucial questions about the social roles that bark cloth production played in the plantation economy and colonial society, and in particular explores the relationship between bark cloth production and identity amongst slave women.

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness

A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society ...
Author: Florence Hartley
Publisher: N.A
Category: Etiquette
Page: 340
View: 6136
The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, And Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the by Florence Hartley, first published in 1872, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.