I discovered a wonderful book by Isle Crawford a number of weeks ago at the University View’s lobby, called “The Sensual Home: Liberate Your Senses and Change Your Life (http://www.google.com/products/catalog?cid=5475451924391495172&source=shopper).
Since I’ve picked it up, it’s been a guilty pleasure of mine and I haven’t wanted to put it down! The book features helpful advice, tips, and direction for allowing your lifestyle, body, mind, heart, and home to become healthier and better suited for today’s busy world. Not only is there wonderful photography, but the formatting of the book keeps each page unique and interesting, and thrills me to keep reading so I can see what else I’ll find.
A nifty feature is that the book is sorted into categories, and in the back there’s a database for easy reference that includes tips, where-to for each topic, and even a directory of stores that Crawford recommends. She writes for a hopeful, healthy, hearty audience that wants to blend both natural elements into the home as well as contemporary elements. My only bugger about the book is that while she recommends less technology so that the reader can rediscover natural elements and blend the two together, the book is obviously dated as 1998, as technology has jumped in form and popularity. I would enjoy seeing a new version of this book, very much so. If you’re looking for a great read, great imagery, and great ideas that you may not have thought up before, Crawford writes to excite your mental, physical, and spiritual self by accenting just how primal, carnal, sensual, and beautiful our senses really are. Never give up the search for comfort and happiness!
Article by Justin Fair. Justin is Business Manager and Head Intern at Design Studio Art Gallery in Hyattsville, MD. He is a painter, graphic designer, actor, and writer with Soulstrong Designs, and a graduating senior at the University of Maryland College Park. Justin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View Justin’s original version of this blog post at http://justinfair.com/2010/11/29/home-is-where-the-heart-is-2 and leave him a comment on his blog!
A version of this review was posted by Justin on Amazon.com’s page for The Sensual Home at http://www.amazon.com/review/R3OU03I7LUT5EL.