Res­cue Style

In Laura Peirano´s home even the most hum­ble of things is given a value

Chic & Country - - Contents - All im­ages by Laura Peirano from her book “Liv­ing, por­trait of a style” (avail­able in Span­ish).

When Laura Peirano de­cided to change her life and move from the city of Buenos Aires to an is­land in the Delta re­gion of Ar­gentina, she found the per­fect en­clave to em­brace her unique style. A hum­ble tim­ber cot­tage by the river, sur­rounded by a ro­man­tic gar­den, be­came the can­vas for her many cre­ative ideas. A woman of many tal­ents, Laura learned the art of self-suf­fi­ciency very early on when her mother would en­cour­age her to cre­ate what­ever it was she wanted and did not have. This cre­ativ­ity is re­flected ev­ery­where in her home. She is not afraid to try and fail since, for her, mis­takes are just part of the cre­ative process and ‘per­fec­tion’ is a dirty word.

She also trea­sures ob­jects re­gard­less of their value or con­di­tion. She also makes things.

It’s clear that Laura’s unique style does not fol­low trends and is not con­cerned with con­sumerism. It is as if she were try­ing to res­cue the flot­sam and jet­sam of life and give it a sec­ond chance.

The past, rep­re­sented in old post­cards, prints and faded pho­tos, are sources of in­spi­ra­tion for her ex­per­i­men­ta­tion to cre­ate scenes that tell their own sto­ries. Even when tasks are dif­fi­cult, as when the gar­den be­comes muddy and windy, she be­lieves na­ture must fol­low its course. As she ex­plains, “I learned to live in the cy­cle of na­ture, to be part of na­ture and to value and res­cue ev­ery­thing that can be in dan­ger and to not en­dan­ger any­thing be­cause there is a rea­son why ev­ery­thing ex­ists and needs to be re­spected, ad­mired and shared.”

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