W. W. Norton has asked us to to a second Salvage Secrets!
The response to the original book was so positive Joanne Palmisano and I are working on
a second book.
Become a follower to my blog and you will get updates as this new book becomes available. You can also follow the Salvage Secrets Blog to stay on top of development of this book.
You can still buy the original here:
Here is some of the feedback to the original book.
Salvage Secrets chosen by Architectural Digest for their Holiday Gift Giving Guide
Backcover of Fine Homebuilding!
"Joanne Palmisano's new book, Salvage Secrets, shares sources, tips, and hundreds of beautiful photos of homes that have used salvaged materials in their renovations."
Casa Sugar Blog
It's a great resource for professional or amateur designers who have a resourceful, green approach to design projects. I would definitely recommend picking it up if you can!"
I’ve just seen one of the first copies—HOT OFF THE PRESS!—and I love it!
New England Home Magazine
This guide with text and beautiful photos gives tips and examples for reusing and repurposing wood, glass, metal, stone, and other materials.
World Wide Work
Salvage Secrets will be my bible...
If you’re new to actually using salvaged items, like I am, that’s where reclaimed material evangelist, designer and blogger Joanne Palmisano comes in. Her new book, Salvage Secrets, is the ultimate guide to getting started. Palmisano breaks down materials by type, with chapters on wood, glass, metal, ceramic and lighting, detailing the different uses for each one as well as practical tips, like how to sand old wood to reveal the character underneath. She also features real homes outfitted with reclaimed materials, from light fixtures fashioned out of recycled wine bottles to a vintage washstand turned into a modern bathroom vanity. When you finish the book, you’ll be armed and ready to search for your own trash-into-treasure find.
—LIZ GRAY, HGTV BLOG, Senior Editor
"A highly inspiring design book with everything you need to know about integrating recycled, reclaimed, and salvaged materials into your home. Whether you're tackling a small, do-it-yourself project or overhauling your entire house, Joanne Palmisano offers innovative strategies to transform your interior design ideas in both big and small ways with a little salvage creativity."
—Karin Lidbeck-Brent, photo stylist, producer, and contributing editor, Renovation Style and Better Homes and Gardens
“A sustainable builder’s bible . . . Page after page of homes whose owners have included architectural recycling into their design proves that building from salvage materials can create jaw-dropping beauty and help save our environment at the same time. Salvage Secrets shares everything you need to know about what, how, and where materials can be identified, found, and reused. Not only will this book be a resource for those in the building industry, but inspiration for anybody who believes a hammer and some creativity go hand in hand.”
—Shannon Quimby, former HGTV designer and salvage design expert
“Drawing on her personal experience as well as advice from a posse of experts, Joanne Palmisano shows us that being sensitive to the environment does not mean sacrificing style or good design. Recycled, reclaimed, and salvaged materials and furnishings can be chic, beautiful, and sustainable. Salvage Secrets is a must—an innovative design resource filled with unique and affordable ideas.”
—Kim Deetjen, ASID, principal, TruexCullins Interiors