We Want to Live Inside This Editorial On Conscious Consumerism
As our planet hurtles towards climate oblivion, it seems like literally the least we can do is engage in conscious consumerism. And this editorial — published last month in Elle Decoration UK and conceived collaboratively between London-based photographer Kristy Noble and stylist Katie Phillips — makes a pretty excellent case for it. The shoot exclusively features contributors who operate sustainably within the interior industry, either through sourcing vintage pieces, using sustainable materials, supporting skilled artisans, hand-making in small batches, or using dyes free from plastics and harmful chemicals. The walls of the set were painted using Pure Original UK, a 100% mineral-based paint, and the pieces were sourced from places like vintage purveyors The Peanut Vendor and Beton Brut, ethical companies like Floor Story, and small-batch makers like Maison Pastiche and Aeand Studio (who made the hand-printed wall hanging). Some of our favorite pieces include the Sottsass lamp below, the maple plinths, the onyx lamp, and — whoa — a 2nd- or 3rd-century statue of Hermaphrodite Eros (which might not be the most replicable idea for your interior, but certainly helps sell the concept.) Below the set images are miniature paintings Phillips made while designing the sets, which is the kind of behind-the-scenes adorableness we live for.