Sneak Peek: Salvage Secrets: Transforming Reclaimed Materials into Design Concepts

Sneak Peek: Salvage Secrets: Transforming Reclaimed Materials into Design Concepts

Andie Powers
Aug 23, 2011

Recently, I came across a great book in a little, independent bookstore, that I snagged up immediately. Just between us, I think the bookstore may have put it out a little bit early, because I realized that the release date is September 12th, 2011. Lucky me!

I was excited to find that Joanne Palmisano of Salvage Secrets, has written a book that separates salvaging projects by materials: metal, wood, etc. It's a great resource for professional or amateur designers who have a resourceful, green approach to design projects.

"Salvage Secrets is a resource you won't want to be without on your search. Here, veteran salvager and designer Joanne Palmisano equips you with a practical guide and conducts you on a stunning visual tour of the interior design possibilities using a range of rescued materials… With over 150 color photographs and sketches, as well as a comprehensive listing of architects, designers, and other specialty salvage resources for your hunt, you'll be ready to visit warehouses, recycling centers, antique shops, and some unique locations in search of the perfect salvaged treasure for your home design." - W. W. Norton Books.

I would definitely recommend picking it up if you can!

Images: Susan Teare

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