Monday, 23 June 2014

"Love Where You Live: At Home In The Country" by Hammertown Barn's Joan Osofsky: Book Review

A book review with a difference! Love Where You Live: At Home In The Country is the first American book that I've reviewed on here. 

book: Love Where You Live At Home In The Country: Rizzoli

It's written by Abby Adams and Joan Osofsky, who owns the perfectly Modern Country home and garden shops, Hammertown Barn, in New York and Massachusetts. The stunning photos are by John Gruen.


Love Where You Live is all about making your own home a place that truly reflects you. Joan says, "I've learned that the best homes - the ones that are beautiful comfortable and that weather the years - are those that truly reflect their owners' passions" 



This is a chic, updated version of American Country style. Gone are the garishly bold colours and chintzy fabrics. Throughout the eighteen homes that are featured muted palettes dominate...



...along with soft industrial touches, such as bare brick walls...

exposed brick country kitchen

...and stripped-back interiors.


But that's where the coolness ends. These homes, despite their deliciously modish style, imbue warm, relaxed, country living.


And the exteriors are as breath-takingly inspiring as the interiors....



Love Where You Live is America at its Modern Country best! 

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ce8d632a-647c-11e3-94d3-000bcdcb2996 said...

Balance your spiritual energy and get in harmony with your soul by practicing these Radha-Krishna meditations.


Sri Gita Govinda
-A book written in the 12th century, this is a description of the intimate loving affairs of Radha and Krishna
http://www.mediafire.com/view/keqr4lqp7wr1rru/Sri_Gita_Govinda.pdf

Govinda Lilamrta
-An 400 year old book which poetically describes the eternal daily pastimes of Radha and Krishna
http://www.mediafire.com/view/uhcuigauc6uqiei/Govinda_Lilamrita.pdf

Ananda Vrindavan Campu
-This is probably the most poetic and intimate portrayal of Sri Krsna’s life in Vrndavana that has ever been written.
http://www.mediafire.com/view/k9j3ldwbt17be3b/Ananda_Vmdavana_Campu.pdf

Prayers of Service to Radha and Krishna (Sankalpa Kalpadruma)
http://www.mediafire.com/view/lvkqsro3sbzm249/Visvanath_Cakravarti_Thakur_Sankalpa_Kalpadruma.pdf

Prema Samputa The Treasure Chest of Love
http://www.mediafire.com/view/mpbncdyt97nw0x7/Prema_Samputa_The_Treasure_Chest_of_Love.pdf


And the following four are taken from Visvanath Cakravarti's Camatkara Candrika, a 300 year old scripture that talks about the love meeting of Radha and Krishna:

The Meeting in the Box
http://www.mediafire.com/view/c81a7cp43n5v6aj/The_Meeting_in_the_Box.pdf

The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as a Female Doctor
http://www.mediafire.com/view/hgomrnem7829pda/The_Meeting_of_Sri_Krsna_Disguised_as_a_Female_Doctor.pdf

The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as a Female Singer
http://www.mediafire.com/view/gyuboduhn8dvdml/The_Meeting_of_Sri_Krsna_Disguised_as_a_Female_Singer.pdf

The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as Abhimanyu
http://www.mediafire.com/view/911h9qoxn4ca027/The_Meeting_of_Sri_Krsna_Disguised_As_Abhimanyu.pdf


And lastly, we have the supreme scripture which describes the 24 hour daily loving affairs of Radha and Krishna in Vrindavan, called Bhavanasara Sangraha. This book is now available on Amazon for Kindle, for only $3.49

http://www.amazon.com/Bhavanasara-Sangraha-Mahanidhi-Swami-ebook/dp/B00CW9H4DI/ref=la_B00J2M5LAQ_1_15?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402209195&sr=1-15

Here is a 41 page sample of Bhavanasara Sangraha:
http://www.mediafire.com/view/t4gsse2d4sw0f8p/Sample_of_Bhavanasara_Sangraha.pdf

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Chatelaine said...

That looks like a lovely book. I love the brick wall and timbers in the home. The last photo with the exterior shot is reminiscent of many homes in my area of Massachusetts. There are many historic homes on the North Shore that look like this home.

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