today we are sharing some of our favorite books that center on homes and habitats...books for young & old...enjoy!
rebecca & rinne:
we both picked this book...from rebecca: this is a hippie classic from 1973. a compendium of ideas, history, architecture,instructions on everything from making a thatched roof to constructing a geodesic dome. lots of historical pictures of houses around the world that i've never seen before...all kinds of styles of houses, and the hippies that are building them.
kristen: who doesn't dream of a good treehouse? when i was thinking of a name for my business, i was trying to think of a place where your mind and imagination would run wild. hence, my shop called treehouse kid and craft.
kristen: this book is something that i reference often. it is filled with recipes and home made tips to live in a natural home.
william christenberry has photographed buildings around the south for over 40years, some of them over and over and over again, charting the passage of time across each.
we all love rural studio around here and this first book about them is a good primer on their work.
a long time ago i was traveling in southern france and visited both of the places featured in the next two books...both are small churches designed by 20th century artists, matisse & jean cocteau, respectively. i loved seeing how they thought through every detail of the space; matisse even designed the vestments used in the services, and cocteau's drawings covered every inch of the walls in his space.
we love handmade houses around here.
thank you for reading!