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Biophilia: You + Nature + Home


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Sally Coulthard's writing has taken her down some interesting rabbit holes. From building fires to saving bees, creating sheds to the history of craft, Sally has written over twenty books, which often explore the links between nature, home, crafts and living well. Passionate about the countryside, she also describes the joys and pitfalls of smallholding in her column Good Life in the Country for Country Living magazine. Recent titles include the best-selling The Little Book of Building Fires; CRAFTED - A Compendium of Crafts New, Old & Forgotten; The Bee Bible; The Little Book of Snow; andSTUDIO: Creative Spaces for Creative People.


"[Sally] recounts how biophilia, the idea that humans are viscerally wired to feel a communion with the natural world, has shifted from a hypothesis espoused by the biologist Edward O. Wilson and others to the emergence of urban beekeeping, increasingly diverse city gardens and wild ideas for residences and workplaces."--New York Times
"Coulthard explores ways to harmonize home and the natural word. She covers proper lighting, temperature, and airflow; decorating with natural materials; beneficial colors and patterns, and more."--Publishers Weekly
"In this beautifully illustrated hardback, Coulthard explores the many benefits of biophilic design, drawing on environmental and neuroscientific research to uncover the links between home, health and happiness. A fascinating and uplifting read that looks at the science behind feel good furnishings."--The Independent
"Sally Coulthard's new book 'Biophilia', explains how important the colours of the natural world are for decorating"--Esquire Magazine

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