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Eco-Chic Home: Rethink, Reuse & Remake Your Way to Sustainable Style
By featuring more than sixty projects that embrace the popular eco-ethic, Emily Anderson takes the DIY genre to every room in the house. From detailed instructions on turning old sweaters into hand-knotted rugs to tips on assessing local thrift shops and estate sales, Anderson makes re-styling a home practical and fresh at a very low cost. Projects encourage first-time cra ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Skipstone Press
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The book was okay. Many of the suggestions were either things I already do or things I just wasn't interested in. The book would have benefited from more photos, since there were a number of crafts in the book that had no pictures to illustrate how the project should turn out, and others really could have used some diagrams.
I found this book on sustainable style to be beautifully organized. It offered so many great ideas for rethinking, reusing, and remaking things from around the house that one might not normally think of. This book blended a great intro chapter about alternative thinking (places to shop besides “big-box” stores, how to stop junk mail etc.) with several how-to chapters for steps on actual projects. These are easy to follow and sprinkled throughout are “Eco-Bits” facts, which I found myself reading ...more