Over the last few months we at Re-Nest have made a conscious effort to write about the other
side of green—those items, products and designs that aren't plastered with splashy buzz words (recycled! reclaimed!
) but are nevertheless valuable, durable, and consciously made. Sometimes the best green thing you can do is to live with what you love and treasure. This is the first thing I thought of when I came across a new site from New York-based blogger Foster Huntington, who asked friends and acquaintances to submit a photo and list of items they would take if their house was burning.
Whether you're endeavoring to live with less
or simply trying to practice appropriatism
, this focus inevitably leads us to ask ourselves what things in our home do we value most?
The answer is likely to become completely clear if you're ever faced with an emergency, like your house burning down. (Hopefully that never happens!)
Check out a few of the submissions at The Burning House
and then come back and tell us: what would YOU save?
(Image: The Burning House)