Monday, 26 August 2013

Look What I Got in the Mail!

Hi everyone!

I'm back again. This time I wanted to share something super exciting with you. A book that I purchased from (which is an awesome site, I completely recommend them) has come in the mail. Amidst waiting for a number of exciting presents that I ordered for my boyfriend's birthday, I had almost forgotten about the book. Hence it was a lovely surprise when it turned up on my doorstep yesterday evening.

Having only had it for half a day (the half that sleeping is involved none-the-less) I haven't completely had the chance to look right through it and read all the details, but I'm simply so excited that I decided to show you anyway. (I'll apologise ahead of time because some people probably won't be nearly as excited about this as I am..)

Anyways, here it is.

This is what I've hyped about. (I'm so sorry about the terrible photos, I'm writing this on my iPad after my attempt to scan pages onto my laptop failed miserably)

The name of the book is 'Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly Home Design'. Being a huge fan of all things handmade (and a bit of a green-life hippy) I absolutely adore it. The basic gist of the book (if you haven't already worked it out) is a description of Earth-friendly homes that were completely hand built. The locations of these houses span across the world, from North America and to the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain and Australia.

For each house there are several beautiful photographs, a description and history, and also a few personal stories. What I'm telling you doesn't even begin to bring justice to this incredible book. If you can manage to get your hands on one, I highly suggest it if you're interested. (It was a little pricey, I paid about $50 AUD for it - so worth it.)

I'll share a few photos that I look of the pages inside. (I hope I won't get in trouble for this). 

Once again, I apologise for the terrible photos, I'll have to get my real camera out and stop being lazy, haha. 

I first saw this book on an app called Svpply, which if you don't know, is a shopping app (kind of like Pinterest) except it's mostly fashion with a few other bits and pieces. It's actually become one of my favourite apps, so if you have the ability to, you should definitely check it out. Back on topic now - the moment as saw the front cover, I instantly fell in love with it and I knew I had to buy it. No regrets.

Anyway, hopefully someone out there shares my enthusiasm of this book. If you did manage to check it out, whether you bought it, borrowed it from the library or a friend, or even just had a look online, please let me know what you think. With such beautiful photos and heart-warming photos, it's hard to not appreciate it for all it's splendour.

That's about it for now, I might post something else tonight as I'm a lucky duck and don't have to go back to work until Friday (another 3 days!) so I'll probably be updating fairly regularly. I know that in my first post I would blog about make up and beauty and all that, but I just couldn't resist sharing this with you. (Attempting to not post a smiley face here)

Well that's all for now. See you next time!

Stay peachy!

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