Home Life Around the World is about the relationship we have with that most private and intimate space – our home.
Step into personal homes of architects, designers, photographers and other creatives. Food and art lovers. People passionate about the environment. All with their own stories and destinies. The homes are located in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Cape Town, Buenos Aires, Uruguay, Mexico City and New York.
Richly illustrated with inspiring and honest photos of the home environment of these individuals, whose personality colour every image of the book. With personal and interesting texts based on interviews with the homeowners, who generously shared insightful thoughts and reflections about themselves and their homes, as well as their philosophy of life and their personal life stories.
The author, Anita Martinez Beijer, travelled the world on a quest; what does a home mean? What makes a living space a place we call home? How do we relate to and interact with it? What qualities in our homes do we treasure the most? What dreams and desires do we have related to our homes?
"I wanted to get to the heart of this issue," she says. "This isn't a book designed only to please the eye. Each and every one of the homeowners has a story to tell and gives us a personal view of what their home means to them. Their different approaches provide us with a sense of how our homes can reflect our own personalities and also how they, as they develop, can help us become a better version of ourselves. This isn’t a book about how to style a home, but how to make a home yours. ”