How We Live is an intimate photographic journal of designers’ and artists’ homes from around the world captured by interior photographer Marcia Prentice.
Prentice traveled to each of the international cities to experience and present ‘the soul’ of a diverse selection of domestic spaces, revealing the unique spirit of each creative environment. The book includes homes shown in the context of both the pristine, more-established design cities as well as urban locales where economic disadvantage and strife impacts daily life. Each of the 18 featured homeowners provide a glimpse into their private, interior world to show us how the design and atmosphere created in one’s own home can be the ultimate artistic canvas.Below you will find an immersive preview of the book.
JAMES VAN DER VELDEN
The home of interior architect, James van der Velden, was a former auto repair shop in Amsterdam. James initiated a few structural changes to create the warmth of a home. He built an atrium with a small garden enclosed with glass in the center of the home and added the skylights, for example.
Moroccan fashion designer Artsi Ifrach shows off his collection in his home in the medina in Marrakech.Artsi’s home was given to him by his grandfather and has been in his family for over 250 years. The structural elements have remained unchanged throughout all the years.
SHREYAS KARLE & HEMALI BHUTA
Visual artists Shreyas Karle and Hemali Bhuta live and work in Borivali East, a suburb of Mumbai close to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Shreyas and Hemali are founders of the Cona Foundation, an artist residency program. They host artists from around the world in their home and hold small lectures to inspire local artists in Mumbai. The artists’ studio is an extension of their personal home.
Brand Creator, Michael Krauss, lives in a former school located in the northern part of Berlin in a lush and green part of the city, deep in the forest. The Berlin wall actually went through his garden.
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