Eco Shout-Out of the Day: The Burning House Blog

This post was written by guest contributor Jess Chamberlain, a Seattle-based writer whose love of good design is second only to her passion for environmentally friendly living. Look for her posts all month on our blog.
Of all your valuables, what is really valuable to you? Adventurer, photographer, and social media guru Foster Huntington explores this idea on his blog The Burning House, which was turned into a book last summer.
Huntington poses the simple question: If your house was burning, what would you take?

In answer, he posts almost-daily photos submitted from people around the world taking inventory of just that. Letters from grandma, cash, cameras, a guitar, a favorite book, a cat, trophies, photographs. The most common item: the iMac. The most nostalgic: the childhood teddy bear.
In a industry and society in which we're blessed with a wealth of great design, gorgeous products, and many possessions, what means the most to you? And if you had five minutes to evacuate your home, what would you grab? 
(Photos courtesy of the Burning House Blog)

I love the way the posts encourage us to consider what we need and only keep what we really love. A good reminder to us all to live lighter on the planet.

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