In 2009 author, Amanda Talbot left her high profile editorial position at British ELLE Decoration magazine with no plan as to what she would do next, a decision she had made due to the fact that she had fallen out of love with "shelter" magazines.
She mentions this in the opening page of her new book, "Rethink the way you live".
"I could no longer connect with the content of these types of magazines because they didn't relate to the way I lived. My friends and most of my colleagues were increasingly removed from the reality of these magazines, too. I didn't know anyone who had a glossy home filled with expensive designer furniture. My home was filled with IKEA, Habitat, flea market finds, press gifts, and handmade bits and bobs".
And we think many of us can relate!
As Amanda states on her blog, Snoop, "...this isn't your typical interior book filled with pretty pictures. This book I hope will challenge and inspire you to reconsider how you think about design and how so many of us all over the world want our homes to fit our family's lifestyle like a glove".
Let's take a peek!
From taking matters into your own hands and living off the grid:
To re-inventing your space, like recycling objects meant for other uses:
To living more holistically:
And working from home:
A beautiful and thoughtful book, filled with heaps of ideas, information and inspiration to create a home that works, using your own design choices, to create a more sustainable future and a better world. Love.
Rethink the way you live is available here.