More non-fiction faves

Friday, January 18, 2019

I made my first non-fiction faves post just over a year ago. I still really only read non-fiction; nothing else really floats my boat at the moment. I like to read a book to get the information I need and that's that.

My non-fiction book collection has grown a lot since last time. I have a whole shelf (and a small bit of overflow, oops) full of books about slow living, interior design, beauty, fashion and mental health. It's my absolute favourite shelf and the only one I revisit time and time again.

Since my collection has expanded quite a bit since last time, I thought I'd post a couple more non-fiction faves that I have read and adored lately. In no particular order:

Pretty Iconic

1. Pretty Iconic by Sali Hughes
“Over 200 iconic products that are among the influential in the beauty world - past, present and future. Packed full of beauty wisdom, Pretty Iconic takes us from the evocative smell of Johnson’s baby lotion through to Simple Face wipes, NARS Orgasm and beyond, looking at the formative role beauty plays in our lives.”
↳ A fantastic read, makes you feel very nostalgic.

Take your spring cleaning to the next level with Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki. A best-seller in Japan, this book uncovers why we want to own more than we need, what this mentality does to our wellbeing and how we can live better by owning less.”
An intense look at minimalism, but it's full of amazing tips and advice. ↵

Remodelista: The Organized Home

“Live Green is a practical guide of 52 changes - one for each week of the year - you can make to your home and lifestyle to reduce your impact on the environment. Tackling all areas of your life from your cleaning routine, home furnishings, food shopping, fashion choices, natural beauty and Christmas, this book has all the ingredients to help you achieve a more sustainable year.”
↳ Such a lovely read, full of practical advice that isn't patronising or intimidating.

4. Remodelista: The Organized Home by Julie Carlson
This compact tome shows us how, with more than 100 simple and stylish tips, each clearly presented and accompanied by full-colour photographs that are sure to inspire. Readers will learn strategies for conquering their homes' problem zones (from the medicine cabinet to the bedroom closet) and organising tricks and tools that can be deployed in every room (embrace trays; hunt for unused spaces overhead; decant everything).”
Loved the straight to the point, comprehensible advice for organising your home. A must have. ↵

The Great Interior Design Challenge Sourcebook

5. The Great Interior Design Challenge Sourcebook by Tom Dyckhoff, Sophie Robinson, and Daniel Hopwood
“This great new book is packed with practical advice on how to achieve the look you want, for a budget you can afford. Before you begin any kind of home-decorating project you need to make sure your canvas is in good order. We include a handy checklist of common problems to look out for and how to fix them - including cracks in walls, creaking stairs, damp patches, draughts, leaking roofs or blocked chimneys. Doing it yourself is fun and economical, so we include step-by-step instructions on how to achieve a variety of home improvements.”
↳ This book has been a life-saver during my interior design course.

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