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Every purchase will help approx. 230 trees to be planted by Eden Reforestation Projects. When you purchase this book you will be supporting UN SDG's Goal 15. Life on Land

Let’s face it 2020 was one of the hardest years in history. Why not start 2021 by learning how to use design to make our homes and our community spaces into happy, joyful environments.

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Happy asks the pertinent question: can we design for happiness and if so, how? Redecorating may not be the answer to world peace, but we’ve all got to start somewhere.

Amanda Talbot demonstrates how architecture and interior design at their best can make us safer, healthier, more efficient, enlightened and productive – all contributing to a fundamental sense of wellbeing. In essence, Happy shows us ways in which design can help us live a happy life. This global survey reveals how designers are creating joyous living spaces that play to our emotions, speaking to our hearts as much as to our heads, through strategic planning and execution and by using carefully chosen colours, textures, quality of materials and finishes. Chapters (which incorporate case studies from homes around the world, as well as styled images) include ‘Colour’, ‘Communal’, ‘Down time’, ‘Edit’, ‘Flow’, ‘Humour’, ‘Light’, ‘Location’, ‘Memories’, ‘Nature’, ‘Order’, ‘Play’, ‘Senses’ and ‘Spontaneity’.

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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 40 × 30 × 6 cm


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Amanda Talbot

Amanda Talbot is an internationally recognised stylist, and an interiors and design consultant. She is author of Rethink: The Way You Live (published by Murdoch Books in 2012). Amanda spent 10 years in London working with Livingetc and with ELLE Decoration as associate editor, as well as consulting to UK design icon Ilse Crawford and to Ikea, among others. She returned to Australia in 2011 to take up a judging role on Channel 9's Top Design. Amanda continues to work as a stylist and trend forecaster.

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$69.99 + $1.50 Tree Donation

Your Impact

The profit of this purchase will be Donated to Eden Reforestation Projects to help assist in planting approx. 230 trees.

The Problem

Deforestation is a global phenomenon caused by a variety of factors.

These factors range from large-scale slash and burn practices, to unsustainable agriculture, to daily community forest destruction.

Regions that are most impacted by deforestation are highly poverty-stricken and underdeveloped areas.

With few options to support their families, often, members of impoverished communities are forced to destroy their local environment to survive, such as cutting down trees for construction, fuel, heat, and agricultural purposes.

While this solves a short-term problem, long-term consequences arise when forests are cut down and not restored.

The impact of deforestation is dramatic because it causes severe flooding, erosion, and desertification. The long-term effects of deforestation lead to even worse environmental devastation.

The Solution

There are two key elements to successful reforestation.

The first is that reforestation must present a benefit to the local population.

Due to the unsustainable relationship between the land and the people, communities suffering from deforestation are often the same as those living in extreme poverty.

It is essential to be committed to and work alongside local villages and communities to achieve a successful and longstanding reforestation effort. Eden Reforestation Projects utilizes an “Employ to Plant” methodology to benefit the members in the local communities in which we plant.

Through steady employment, impoverished villagers can begin to afford daily necessities such as food, shelter, clothing, and medicine.

The second critical element rests in funding. Without donors, business partners, and grants, there is little hope for successful and impactful reforestation.