Amanda Talbot

Rethink The Way You Live

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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.

Perfect for anyone who wants to rethink how they want to reshape their life in how they live, work and play. A great read to start 2021 with.

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Shortlist, Best Designed Specialist Illustrated book: The Australian Publishers Association 61st Annual Book Design Awards 2013.

One of the top 20 Architectural and Design books of 2015: Architectural Digest

Rethink: The Way You Live inspires and challenges. Filled with evocative images of homes around the globe, the book illustrates how design game-changers are weaving age-old resourcefulness with new technology, creativity with sustainability to construct a more meaningful existence. We can think small (bringing more nature inside) or big (installing moving walls for multifunctional spaces), but the point is to rethink our design choices today for a more sustainable tomorrow. Beautiful and informative, Rethink reveals how to build a better world from the inside out.

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Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 40 × 30 × 6 cm


  1. Hannah Brady

    Great book! A must read!

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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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$45.03 + $1.50 Tree Donation

Your Impact

The profit of this purchase will be donated to Eden Reforestation Projects to 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.