Friday, 27 February 2009

book love

I've had this wonderful book out from the library for several months now - every three weeks when it's due back I renew it, and savour the wonderful images for just a little longer.


The stunning photographs are by Norweigan photographer Solvi dos Santos, and the text by Henrietta Thompson.


The blurb on the inside cover reads:

The most interesting - and almost always the most genuinely appealing - interiors reflect the choices of the people who actually live in them. The spaces in this book may have been gutted or rebuilt, adapted or little changed, or even just redecorated, but they were not produced with high budgets or under the watchful gaze of interior designers. They express the true simplicity that everyone can find by repairing, refurbishing, adapting and recycling what they have available and what they love. This is a refreshing, resourceful - and often more eco-conscious - approach to living.




And that really sums up my approach to my home. I like mixing old with new, and have a slightly pared down look with a contemporary feel.


And there's always room for another collection of pebbles.....
little still lifes of 'found objects'.

15 comments:

sweetmyrtle said...

i have a lovely interiors book thrifted from a charity shop some time ago in a similar vein called country and modern... with section headings... simplicity...attitude...honesty and harmony... the images are really textural. Your book looks good and one i shall look out for though i hope it's not on extended loan in my library!!
a very happy weekend to you xx

alice c said...

I wonder if you know Kettles Yard in Cambridge. I think that you would enjoy it.

Ali said...

Looks wonderful - must keep an eye out for it.

kristina said...

What a lovely book. And what a lovely library to let you keep renewing it! Now I really want to see pictures of your home. 'Pared down look with contemporary feel' is just the look I'm going for, too. K x

Pipany said...

Hello Diana. The book looks a good one. I wish I had a pile of spare money to buy all the books I covet!
How is the sock going? I have still to cast on the next one, coward that I am. Definitely planning to tonight (said that last week didn't I?). Hope yours is going well and you have a wonderful weekend. Oh and thanks Diana for your lovely words of support on my blog - love the word feisty! xxx

Simone said...

I do love to have a 'nose' in other peoples homes!

Keith Hargreaves said...

Thank you for the comments you left on my blog looking at the pictures on your blog you must live in the same area as me I will be looking in again.

this is my patch said...

I love mixing the old with the new too. I wonder if I could get some ideas for my sun lounge from this book? x

janjan said...

Wow, those photos are lovely. I must check this book out soon. I agree with Kristina. Some photos of your home would be great!

peggy said...

Lovely photos - they reminded me of Kettles Yard too. Did I ever show you the book I have? Thanks for leaving a comment on 'my' blog - it's so nice to get a sense of someone reading it.love Kate

Exmoorjane said...

Have had SUCH fun catching up with your blog - had forgotten how much I love it and how much it inspires me.
That book looks fabulous - I have a distinct weakness for gorgeous interiors books.
Hope all's well chez Pebbledash.
jx

Exmoorjane said...

btw, would LOVE to see some images of your own interior - sounds like my kind of place! jx

JuliaB said...

oh yes, never too many pebbles. I just posted about mine last week!

nimblejacks said...

pebble piles, how about making some felted pebble piles? We had a great family day making these, wierd pointless yet wierdly tactile things!!

Anonymous said...

I shall have to take a look out for this book. It looks wonderful ....
carol