Monday, January 12, 2015
House as a Mirror of Self - Clare Cooper Marcus
For me, one of the more interesting features of the book is the pictures interviewees drew of their homes. These illustrations are included in full color and show the variety of ways people view their living space. Some separated it by "ownership" (who spent the most time in various areas), how areas made them feel, or their usage.
The desire for new or old, dull or bright, and any number of features are a reflection of each individual, though the meaning is not always obvious until the interviewees were asked the right questions. The environment we surround ourselves can lead to fascinating insights about ourselves if we take the time to think on it.
Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You - Sam Gosling
Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things - Randy Frost, Gail Steketee
SoulSpace - Xorin Balbes