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This season’s newest home design books offer something for every style

Interior design books out this fall document one of the year’s strongest décor trends: color, and loads of it. Designers such as Mark D. Sikes, Markham Roberts, Katie Ridder and James Farmer all show a lively mix of color, pattern and style in their recent projects.

Every page is full of inspiration for your own projects, showing you how to mix and match — or not match at all — and love it.

Dominic Bradbury’s new architecture book, “The Iconic American House,” compiles 50 well-known iconic and innovative homes built in the U.S. since 1902. They’re traditional and modern, and each comes with an interesting story.

Here are six new architecture and design books worth a closer look.

“The Iconic American House,” by Dominic Bradbury

(Thames & Hudson; $65; 320 pp.)

You’ve heard of Philip Johnson’s Glass House, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, Edith Wharton’s The Mount and the Annenbergs’ Sunnylands

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Give your kid (or yourself) the gift of $634 in programming books for $15

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Humble Bundle

My son has wanted to learn to code for years. Thanks to the folks at Humble Bundle, I know what I’m buying him for his birthday this week — programming books worth $634 total, for a mere $15. By now, you surely know about Humble Bundle, where you get to set your own price and buy awesome bundles at insanely low prices, while the proceeds are split between Humble, the publisher and charity. This week it’s 19 ebooks for aspiring coders. 

The bundle benefits the United Negro College Fund and the No Starch Press Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit created to support the worldwide hacker communities. The proceeds will go, in part, to providing scholarships to minority students and building a nationwide project to develop diverse STEM professionals.

There are three tiers to the bundle. You can pay as little as a dollar and get a half-dozen ebooks

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Consumer Product Events Offers Up Products for Holiday Gift Guide Consideration; Everything from Beer and Bacon to Books and Botanics

MALIBU, Calif., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — With the holidays around the corner, Consumer Product Events, the premier matchmaker for products and press, presents their favorite products for short-lead holiday gift guides, roundups and product reviews. Our recommendations for 2020 include:

Anam Caras – For children, artist Colleen Stratton created an alphabet of Anam Cara (Soul Friends), each letter a fantastical, magical spirit character, which together customizes an inspiring message.

Colleen Stratton | [email protected]

Athletic Brewing – Run Wild is the ultimate non-alcoholic IPA for craft beer lovers. Brewed with a blend of five Northwest hops, it stands shoulder to shoulder with the best full-strength IPAs, has only 70 calories, and the awards to prove it.

Skip Perham | [email protected]

The Baconer  – Sourced from small family farms, The Baconer’s responsibly-raised pork yields richly-flavored, tender bacon prioritizing exceptional quality, innovative bacon cuts and

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