I had expected this book to be about foraging plants and flowers to spruce up your home, but quickly learned that the concept of foraging is much broader than that. It can mean finding objects in nature at the beach, at a rubbish dump, a flea market, charity shops, the side of the road or a friend’s backyard.
This book tells stories of people all over the world who have created whole homes by foraging. You’ll see that houses can be built from the ground up using materials from other older buildings and filled with second hand objects and natural things (and believe it or not they don’t all look like disorganised second-hand shops! Many are refined and very chic). There are artists painting from seaweed and tables made from wood swept up on the beach. There are stories of foraging for food, working a flea market like a seasoned pro, and of course it wouldn’t be a foraging book without a page about floral sculptures.
But in essence, this book is about thinking outside of what modern society has taught us, and foraging for items when we have a need instead of going out and buying them new. This is a very educational and eye-opening book for anybody wanting to live a more intentional lifestyle in a meaningful home filled with stories and bounds of character.
Publisher's Blurb: A celebration of both sustainability and design, this book presents beautiful interiors filled with salvaged, recycled, and repurposed objects from around the world.
Artful home interiors are born from curiosity, creativity, and imagination, yet many of us fail to see a potential curtain rod in a bamboo stick or a kitchen counter in an old carpenter's bench.
Anyone can create a beautiful home without expensive store-bought pieces simply by foraging and salvaging. Discarded objects can be restored, recycled, or repurposed to fill any space with style. Presenting the techniques and philosophies, such as beachcombing, forest hunting, and urban salvaging, of savvy foragers from across the globe, this book showcases how they created comfortable and stylish homes by breathing new life into what most would consider waste.
In an era when sustainability, living off the grid, and reducing our eco-footprint have never been more important or appealing, The Foraged Home will provide guidance and inspiration to those looking to go beyond the world of mass-produced products. 300 color illustrations