Conscious Style Home: Eco-Friendly Living for the 21st Century

Posted on April 11

That is the essence of Danny Seo’s Conscious Style philosophy. As a leading environmentalist, Seo believes it doesn’t take much time, effort or money to make a difference in the world. It’s the small choices we make everyday-from what we wear to what we furnish our homes with-that have a tremendous impact. In this gorgeously illustrated book, Seo describes hundreds of unique, readily available products and easy projects to help you create a comfortable, elegant living space without harming the planet. In Conscious Style Home, Seo transforms his parents’ suburban home. Recycled paint in gorgeous colors brightens the rooms; bamboo blinds allow plenty of natural light; simple white canvas and hemp slipcovers give sofas and chairs a face-lift; recycled glass tiles accent the bathroom; luxurious organic cotton sheets and fluffy comforters stuffed with EcoSpun (made from recycled bottles) make the bedrooms a sanctuary. So, whether you’re planning to paint a wall, re-decorate a cluttered office, plant a garden, re-do the kitchen, or buy a new comforter, Conscious Style Home is an invaluable resource packed with easy projects, creative ideas and suggestions for enhancing your living space, indoors and out.

Conscious Style Home: Eco-Friendly Living for the 21st Century

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5 Responses

  1. Anonymous
    April 11th, 2010

    I couldn’t believe I had bought this the book. Dull pictures, no point. . . . Even 1 star is too much. It’s all about the author’s self promotion. Publishing this book was just a terrible way to waist paper. The books sould be recycled a. s. a. p.
    Rating: 1 / 5


  2. Wai Sing Lee
    April 11th, 2010

    I was looking for various ideas of how to decorate a home, not my own, sensibly and at the same time minimize the environmental impact that may ensue. The book, overall, is not too bad. Good tips and ideas throughout. It was good to see how far we have come with recycling building materials. The niggly points start cropping up though. I can’t give it more than 2 stars because quite a bit of the info is common sensical. Yes, the industrial kitchen look can be done cheaply if you go to the local used restaurant supply house. Duh! Of course, that may be because I have a restaurant background. What started me becoming critical was on page 50 where he bemoaned the clear-cutting of forests that leads to ruining the natural biodiversity of the land. BUT, the next paragraph he is praising plantation grown wood! Tree farms! I’m sorry but the very word “plantation” brings up images of sugar cane fields and monoculture. Lumber companies love to point out that after clearcutting an area they are replanting it. Of course they do. . . with only one type of tree. I don’t believe in tree plantations; selective logging yes but never tree plantations, no matter how sustainable it is. And he keeps talking about tropical hardwoods such as teak and mahogany. Sure, it’s fine to have those grown on plantations, I guess but what about the energy and expense that was used to transport the wood to North America? Is that environmentally sound? Why not advocate purchasing North American hardwoods from a local supplier who practices selective logging?What sort of yuppie snob cares about a particular warm look from certain woods?!(My own words because that was the impression I was getting. )I’m sorry. . but after pg. 50, I basically put the book down.
    Rating: 2 / 5


  3. A Reader Too
    April 11th, 2010

    Not a large supporter of this book. I agree with " A reader at evalueren". Fortunately I have thumbed in a book the book to store before walking away the decision. Better booking on the plank.& #13; Rating: 1/5


  4. A. Rowland
    April 11th, 2010

    Danny Seo has the rare gift of making daunting tasks seem possible, even easy. This book has so many idea gems that have changed my life – inspiring me to make both small and major changes in how I interact with the environment and my immediate surroundings. I eagerly await his next book as I’m due for more inspiration.

    Rating: 5 / 5


  5. Anonymous
    April 11th, 2010

    I can’t believe this guy got published. He shows marginal photos of his own apartment and of a remodel of his parents house . . . come on! If it were not so funny to read how seriously he takes himself it wouldn’t be worth a star at all. His environmental ideas are well intended I’m sure but rife with contradictions. This is like a Saturday Night Live spoof . . . including the photo of himself and his lifelong best friend sipping evian out of plastic bottles. To bad they killed all of those trees to publish this one. It’s a clunker – don’t waste your money
    Rating: 1 / 5




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