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Family pictures are a vital part of any home, and the design and use of frames is an essential decorative feature. The best ones show off their contents to great effect while adding to the styling of the room. Learning to make frames is a satisfying and rewarding craft, and this practical book shows you all you need to know to make the perfect frame for any environment and occasion. Split into three chapters, the book begins with Cardboard, Tin, Wire and Paper which explains the basics of picture framing, from choosing mounts, using mouldings, cutting glass, fitting up a frame and deciding on a style. In this section the projects include a pretty Swirly Mirror and an unusual Bottle Cap Mirror Frame. Next is Fabric, Beads and Flowers, which offer a multitude of ways of decorating frames, such as a lovely Pressed-Leaf Frame and a gorgeous Padded Silk Picture Frame. Finally, Plaster, Clay and Mosaic, a more challenging media, but the end results are stunning. There are many projects to try, from a funky Geometric Clay Frames and an appealing Modelled Flower Garden Frame through to a beautiful Mediterranean Mirror and a unique Grotto Frame so you wont be short of ideas. Whether you want to frame photographs, paintings or objects, this book features a superb range of frames for you to make. Complete with comprehensive guidance on materials and equipment and over 30 projects to guide and inspire, all shown step-by-step in more than 340 colour photographs, this is an indispensable book for crafts enthusiasts everywhere.
In the past two decades, research on environmental issues in East and Southeast Asian countries has mainly focused on existing institutional mechanisms of environmental management, the establishment of new environmental management structures, the introduction of incentives to improve natural capital and foster environmental protection, and the culture of environmental or 'green' groups. Virtually no rigorous research has been directed into the nature and significance of the existing relationship between government and civil society in individual country studies, with specific reference to the environmental policy sector, or into how this relationship may be evolving.This book explores this connection in Singapore, and what causes it to evolve, through three case narratives. Its rationale is to address this gap in the literature from a 'governance theory' perspective that focuses on state adaptation to the external environment and new forms of coordination and collaboration between government and civil society to tackle new societal problems. The application of the 'governance theory' approach to specific case studies is itself a topic that deserves much greater study than what it has so far received.
When it comes to home decorating, wallpaper is making a comeback. The trend for plain, white walls is giving way to a new style of decorating, which allows you to transform your walls with the most amazing colours and patterns.
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