Urban Eco Chic


 For most of us, decorating our home is one of the simple pleasures in life in which we have total creative control, only restricted by our budget. However, there are many more restrictions in which we should all keep in mind when deciding what we put inside our houses.

Recycling retro or antique furniture has become a very popular way to cut down on our carbon footprint, while working with pieces that are budget friendly and beautiful. Planning to switch to solar, or re-using our grey water are other ways to make our homes eco-friendly… but there must be more ways right?

The fantastic book, ‘Urban Eco Chic’ has been cleverly put together by Oliver Heath, to educate even the most clueless household on how we can all live more sustainably. Covering topics such as technology, energy, building materials, fabrics, lighting, floors and furnishings, the book is a ‘how to’ bible of answers relating to all topics of sustainable housing.

Not only is this publication educational, it also contains over 100 photo’s of beautifully decorated houses, demonstrating that ‘eco’ can be indeed very ‘chic’ in the most modern way.

I would highly recommend the book as an inspirational read, to anyone thinking of turning their house into a modern, energy efficient, place to call home, even on the tiniest of budgets.

Katie Gannon

After running an ethical fashion label for 5 years, I started this blog in 2007 after learning first hand about the importance of sustainability in fashion design. I am a passionate environmentalist and wish to promote individuals and organisations around the world working on innovative design. I have a BA in Communications / Media as well as a Cert IV in Clothing Production, and run my own graphic design company at www.katiegannon.com

  • fashion cad
    Posted at 10:20h, 03 August Reply

    You have made a great blog! its informative and learning too thanks…
    Awesome! I really appreciate the variety of styles and body shapes represented by these sites
    Lovely pictures and such a heartfelt post.

  • Alexis
    Posted at 18:42h, 19 June Reply

    This looks like such a great book! I’ll have to check it out myself. I wonder if the library might have it…. thank you for sharing!

  • Tracie
    Posted at 08:53h, 19 June Reply

    Looks like a great book. Will have to investigate further!

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