Sensual Home by Ilse Crawford published by Quadrille. I like the soft tactile cover and the text in this one (mostly I like these books for the pictures!)
Here is an excerpt from the chapter on Creative Energy :
'We all have a creative flame - human beings are naturally creative animals. With any daily task there is a choice of doing it creatively, or at a bare minimum level. In poor societies you often see astonishing levels of creativity: the Ndebele's legendary painting of their houses for instance. But with increasing wealth and industrialisation societies tend to lose their culture and become passive consumers. Creativity is left to artists, and taken out of the realm of everyday. Bring it back into your life, even if it is only writing letters with pen and ink, or taking time to arrange fruit on a plate.'
...do you have some favourites to recommend?