Really pleased to see Ben Spriggs’s opening piece in Elle Decoration this month. He has put in to words what I have been thinking about for a long time. Let’s go forward.
‘Eco is a tricky concept when it comes to interiors and design. It’s about so much more than sorting your recyclables, checking the chemicals that may or may not be in the paint you’ve chosen and finding out the true provenance of wood used to construct a piece of furniture. Plus there’s an uncomfortable discord in telling people to be more green, while, at the same time, pushing them to buy more stuff.
For me, as with most things in life, it’s a case of thinking more, making sure you’re as well informed as you can be and questioning the validity of your actions and purchases. Reject throwaway culture, look at locally available products and buy once buy well where possible.
I’m a staunch believer that status and reputation should be based on talent, blind to issues of gender, race, sexual orientation and social background. Diversity and inclusivity breeds creativity.’ Ben Spriggs Executive Editor Elle Decoration UK.
It reminds me of this house I photographed recently, very natural and incorporating some of the good things of life. This is something I am trying to include in my photographs of interiors, what do you think?