Welcome here! I am Helen Edwards, ex-counsellor and charity founder, turned award winning writer, and blogger. I am the lucky Mama of 3 beautiful boys, wife to Mr Recycled, a tree hugger, and a passionate and genuine lover of people and planet. Join us to talk all thing health, happiness & sustainability. Get inspired to decorate your home with your own style, feel good about yourself, your home and your everyday. Think before you buy, reduce your waste and lighten your footprint on the planet, while you create a happy healthy home and life.
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Do you want a more sustainable lifestyle? Make more yourself, do more yourself, grow your own, eat healthier, take care of your family and our planet and create a home you can love?
Healthy Planet, Healthy People, Healthy Home: Create a Sustainable Home You Love" the book, is HERE! In the book you will make a difference to the sustainability of our planet, increase your health and happiness and tread more lightly on the earth. Available in limited edition print and eBook versions. Each small step you take, each small step we all take, makes a big, gorgeous, combined impact on the health of our planet, you, your family and your home.
Melissa Donegan is the owner operator of Strath Valley View B and B, and Rusty Blue Refashioned Furniture. She is mother of two and wife to one! Her son Luke, 19 years old, is studying Photography at RMIT, and Rachael 16 years, is in year 11 and an aspiring Fashion designer. Her husband Rob is…Read More
I am not a sustainability expert and I do not live in an off grid home surrounded by chickens and underground water tanks. Starting the Recycled Interiors blog in April 2013 was part of my desire to make a difference. I have much to learn and am constantly trying to improve my knowledge and change…Read More
Do you love a peek inside people’s homes? It is one of our most popular types of posts! And it is such a great way to get inspiration for your more sustainable home. Jenny and Brad Marsden live at Miami, on the Gold Coast in their weatherboard Beach House. Weatherboard homes have to be about my…Read More
Philippa Steele has a home-based studio in Hobart, Tasmania. She is a graphic designer specialising in Brand Identity Design for small business (which is designer speak for logos and stationery!) but she also works with a range of not-for-profits, startups and individuals on various print based media including posters, art catalogues, annual reports and corporate…Read More
5 Gyres is an organisation on a mission to see a planet free of plastic pollution. They are aiming to empower people to become leaders in combating the global health crisis of plastic pollution. To understand the impact of plastic pollution, they study the 5 subtropical gyres by sailing through them. They organise research expeditions, inviting scientists, journalists…Read More
Do you get your 30 minutes of exercise every day? Our lives have become more and more sedentary and movement is not just good for your physical health, but your mental health too. There is a lot of hype about fitness and exercise – are you doing the right pilates, or the latest moves from…Read More
"Helen is a lovely, passionate, caring, sincere person. Her push for quality and sustainable living is inspiring, and it strongly shows in her work which complements my work, and my ethics around supporting the planet!!" Michael Hayes - Michael Hayes Furniture
"Sustainability is about more than just environmental impacts – it’s about the health and social impacts as well. It’s great to see a resource that takes this kind of holistic approach to sustainable living, and all from inside the comfort of your own home!” Emma Berthold - Good Environmental Choice Australia
"Helen's dedication to Recycled Interiors encourages the human race to practice sustainable living, share ideas & have tons of fun along the way. Vale Helen Edwards you are a blessing." Kym Shaw -Mile High Vintage
Do You Want A More Sustainable Lifestyle? Make More Yourself, Do More Yourself, Grow Your Own, Eat Healthier, Take Care Of Your Family & Our Planet & Create A Home You Can Love?
Grab my NEW Book - Healthy Planet, Healthy People, Healthy Home (Order the limited edition print copy & grab the eBook for free with BONUS content from Maggie Beer!)
There is a real passion for natural materials in our homes at the moment. I think we are all craving a connection with nature as a way to counteract our love affair with technology. Lots of people are creating beautiful homewares using a natural and organic approach, but none more than talented designer, Duncan Meerding.…
Cubby houses are such a wonderful part of childhood. Did you have a cubby? I remember having cubbies under trees and made indoors from blankets over chairs. Mr Recycled has made some amazing cubbies over the years for our boys, including a 2 storey fort with a sandpit underneath, and Maxwell’s current cubby made from…
I am sharing tons of upcycling ideas to inspire you today with a bit of a book review of Retrash- a high quality, soft cover coffee table book showcasing inspirational ideas on reusing second hand materials through upcycling. I met the author Nathan Devine, at a talk with the inspiring Terracycle at Google headquarters earlier this year.…
There is just something about vintage sheet music, paper and maps, they work so well for decoupage projects, craft and art. There is something about old music sheets in particular that are very beautiful, would you agree? Those notes and scripts just dance across the page and create a stunning accent in your decorating, and…
Shopping in second hand, thrift or op shops (opportunity shops) is becoming more and more popular, and for good reason. Are you a thrift or op shop lover like me? I have grown up wandering through second hand and vintage shops, so for me it is second nature. I remember when my dear darling…
Do you have or have you ever kept chickens? It is rising in popularity in our cities as people turn back to organic and home grown food, urban gardens, and wanting less reliance on the questionable chicken industry. I remember being a little girl living in rural South Australia and my parents had a few…