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good reads: remodelista: the low-impact home.
a sourcebook for stylish, eco-conscious living with not only invaluable sustainable living tips, but inspiring home tours, too.
its subtitle is ‘a sourcebook for stylish, eco-conscious living’, and remodelista: the low-impact home by margot guralnick and fan winston is exactly that — and one of the best books i’ve come by for living an environmentally responsible lifestyle. the ideas in remodelista: the low-impact home photographed so beautifully by matthew williams are not only useful, but design-friendly, too. the book is full of practical ideas for repurposing and recycling, including my personal favorite way to design — by repurposing vintage homewares and home furnishings — the most conscientious consumerism and earth-friendly choice.
this book gives us clear guidance and inspiration for creating a home that’s both sustainable and stylish, as well as tours of inspiring living quarters belonging to people who’ve interpreted low-impact living in a myriad of artful ways. remodelista: the low-impact home contains an invaluable source guide for loads of eco-friendly products for creating a home that befriends our planet, including 75 of their favorite vintage household items.
every page of this book offers impactful information you can act on right away — including best practices for choosing household essentials, from lightbulbs to sofas; guidelines for a low-impact, energy-efficient remodel; and how to recycle or donate your castoffs so they don’t end up in the landfill. from a remodeled apartment inspired by the slow food movement to a tree-house cabin to a multigenerational courtyard compound, this book is not only helpful but a truly beautiful addition to our design libraries.
• photography credits: all images excerpted from remodelista: the low-impact home by margot guralnick and fan winston with the editors of remodelista (artisan books). copyright ©2022. photographs by matthew williams.