Wednesday, December 13, 2006

living better:better living

like many others i have been enjoying the pearls of wisdom fond in the pages of both Luhrs and Chumberbatch's books. a friend of mine has recently shown me another wonderful book to add to this set. the first two have not only inspired me but also forced me to rethink anew the way we live. Cumberbatch looks at ways to simplify the space you live in and make it one that is intentional and functional while remaining aesthetically pleasing. Luhrs meets people where they are and asks what means we can live within and gives ways in which we can meet those goals.



the third and most recent book to add to this wonderful collection is Better Basics for the Home. this book is amazing that like the cover states gives 'simple solutions for less toxic living. there are recipes from laundry detergent to milk paint, floor cleaner to basic soft scrubs and more. it is a great guide to doing your own home chemistry in order to use less toxic goods. the website associated with the books is a great resource to get even more ideas.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh this looks great. thanks for the heads-up!

julie said...

Hi Christina, my husband works in the same building as the postal service and they told him there was a big envelope which he picked up (and opened!!!) he said it was your calendar page and that it is beautiful!!! Just wanted to let you know it arrived :) thank you!!!!

Carmen said...

Thanks for the book tips! A few years ago I decided to stop using chemical cleaners - both for environmental reasons and for personal health. One book that I love for natural cleaning recipes is Clean House, Clean Planet by Karen Logan. It's a fantastic read!

blair said...

This looks great! thanks for posting about it.