Archive for 2017

  • Dec242017
    mulled wine recipe Swedish glogg recipe with cinnamon, cloves and angostoura bitters

    Mulled Wine Recipe from my Mother in Sweden

    I’m finally going to let you in on our special mulled wine recipe, or Glögg as it’s known in Sweden.…

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  • Dec192017
    Monstera design as ice sculptures at ice hotel

    ICEHOTEL in Swedish Lapland now open for 2017-18 Season!

    The 28th edition of the famous ICEHOTEL in the Swedish Lapland has now opened its doors for the 2017-18 season!…

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  • Dec172017
    A geometric hole structure in the ice sculpted ICEHOTEL in Sweden

    ICEHOTEL Sweden 2018: The Final Build Phase

    Today we continue our exclusive look into the making of the 2018 ICEHOTEL Sweden. In case you missed the first…

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  • Dec142017
    Large wreath for a Swedish Christmas: Magical oversized candle Christmas wreath

    Decorate for a Natural Swedish Christmas

    A Swedish Christmas savours natural smells, soft materials, mood lighting and lots of greenery. Here’s a selection of ways to…

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  • Dec072017
    homeware online that is biophilic design centred. Homewares, home decor, soft furnishings, furniture, lighting and lifestyle accessories now available on chalkandmoss.com.

    Natural furniture, lighting and homeware online now!

    Biophilic design online shop now open! You can now buy biophilic design accessories, furniture, lighting and homeware online in the…

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  • Dec062017

    ICEHOTEL Sweden 2018 – See it Happen Here and Now!

    A Unique Look into the Making of ICEHOTEL 2018 Have you seen pictures of the majestic ICEHOTEL in the Swedish…

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  • Oct032017
    IKEA HAY collection YPPERLIG Sleeper sofa, coffee table, vase

    The new IKEA Hay collection designs you need to see!

    The much anticipated IKEA Hay collection has finally hit IKEA stores this week! Swedish powerhouse IKEA and respected Danish design…

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  • Sep272017
    London Design Festival was green this year! London Design Fair placed a large number of plants around the show to help guide visitors and make them happy.

    London Design Festival Trends: 21 Botanical Designs

    London Design Festival is now a wrap. Without a doubt, biophilic design and botanical influences were high on the agenda…

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  • Sep182017
    Into The Trees family festival, Pippingford Park, Sussex.

    Family Festival Into The Trees – Enjoying the great outdoors

    Last weekend saw the return of the family festival Into The Trees. Into The Trees is like the little sister of…

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  • Sep142017
    Air plants are delicately beautiful. Place by the window to draw your eyes to the outside view. Photographer: Jeff Sheldon from Unsplash

    What can I do about those winter blues? Part One

    With the warm rays of sunshine getting fewer, we need to look after each ourselves to beat the winter blues.…

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  • Sep072017
    Every part of this Norwegian log cabin is put to good use to make inhabitants comfortable.

    Log cabin – The heart and soul of Norwegian life

    The log cabin seems to form the heart and soul of Norwegian life. Having travelled around this remarkable country over…

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  • Aug092017
    Glass blowing history kept alive at Boda glass factory in Småland, Sweden.

    A piece of glassblowing history in Sweden not quite lost

    Today we were treated to a preserved treasure in glassblowing history. Driving across Sweden from Kalmar in the east to…

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  • Aug052017
    This is a hugely refreshing hangover smoothie. Cooling honeydew melon, sweet basil and zingy apple juice. And of course lots of ice.

    A Hangover Smoothie for our Cooperative Festival

    Fantastic bands, weird and wonderful kids crafts, sports and activities, pop up drinks stands, a cracking hangover smoothie and lots…

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  • Jul202017
    Living in an apartment doesn't mean you can't have trees! Even if your access to nature is restricted by city living, the residents in these apartments gain a natural perspective.

    The Future of Design: Climate and Wellbeing as an Opportunity

    The future of design presents us with an opportunity for Positive Mental Attitudes, with regards to climate change and, importantly,…

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  • Jul112017
    Norwegian cabin that surrounds you wilderness.

    Norwegian Cabin: Manshausen Island Resort

    I was struck by this magnificent Norwegian cabin resort during my research into the country’s wilderness. The Manshausen Island Resort lies…

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  • Jul072017
    Green kitchen with plants for a biophilic environment. photographed by Henrik Nero

    Green Kitchen – A Unique Stockholm Apartment

    This green kitchen really caught my eye! I have a natural tendency to incorporate lots of white and light in…

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  • Jul042017
    Heart food should be high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients. This green juice contains many of the heart food ingredients, like cucumber, apple, pear, grape and kale.

    This green juice is a good brain and heart food

    Here’s a green juice that acts as a strong heart food. It also keeps your ones strong and your brain…

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  • Jun282017
    Tillandsia Cacticola airplant by Monti by Monti

    House & Garden Fair 2017 Roundup: Gardens, Plants, Accessories and more!

    The House & Garden fair, known as the House & Garden Festival, has just taken place at London Olympia. There…

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  • Jun162017
    House & Garden Festival incorporates GROW, a sector dedicated to garden inspiration with plants, furniture, accessories, ideas and more.

    House & Garden Festival: Dedicated Garden Sector

    House & Garden Festival is happening next week at London’s Olympia, 21-24th June. The festival this year includes GROW; the contemporary garden…

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  • Jun142017
    The outdoor sauna was specially commissioned for Kiruna as a place to bring the community together. A town displaced by the iron ore mining industry, the sauna is intended as a place to meet, socialise and discuss. The Solar Egg, perched in the spectacular northern landscape.

    Outdoor Sauna: Key Role in a Swedish Community

    The outdoor sauna is central to the social lives of many Scandinavians. No less so than for the residents of Kiruna,…

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  • Jun112017
    Sleep smoothie ingredients full of Vitamin D & C, magnesium, iron and more. Kale, lettuce, kiwi, bananas, almonds and flax seeds.

    Suffering from Insomnia? Try this Sleep Smoothie before Bed!

    Here’s a sleep smoothie to try as a sleep aid. My eight year old daughter has always struggled to fall asleep, taking…

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  • May262017
    To make the exhibition space at Clerkenwell Design Week more comfortable and inviting, Bert Frank lighting company opted for a biophilic approach with lots of plants and plant motifs.
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    Clerkenwell Design Week: 2017 Highlights from a Natural Perspective

    This week has seen delights from Clerkenwell Design Week in London, so I wanted to share some of the highlights…

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  • May242017
    Make a terrarium - so simple and inexpensive! This aesthetically pleasing terrarium is made with a fern and fittonia. I chose to limit to greens for timeless appeal.

    Make a terrarium with these easy steps!

    It’s surprisingly easy to make a beautiful terrarium. Closed terrariums, whilst not giving you the air quality benefits of non-jarred…

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  • May152017
    Natural interiors using biophilic principles: nature connected colours, materials, smells and sounds all contribute to wellbeing.

    Natural interiors for wellbeing: Biophilic Design reconnects us with nature

    Natural interiors using Biophilic Design aim to reconnect us with nature. These spaces use natural elements in our homes, offices, schools,…

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  • May102017
    Pretty much every colour is represented in this Buddha Bowl, which is great when it comes to nutrition through vitamins and minerals. The more colours you pack in, the better!

    Black Turtle Bean, Wild Rice & Steamed Vegetable Buddha Bowl

    Resembling the belly of a Buddha, the Buddha Bowl is a fun, pretty and healthy way to combine protein, grains, vegetables…

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  • May102017
    Blog and shop about natural green interiors

    You can now follow me on Bloglovin’ too for easy updates on new posts!

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin You can also get sign up for updates by email here or follow me on Instagram,…

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  • May092017
    A typical set up for Josef Frank of Svenkt Tenn

    Josef Frank: Freeform Botanical Patterns Funding Environmental Sustainability

    The textile patterns, furniture and relatively unknown paintings by Josef Frank of Svenskt Tenn have been exhibited at London’s Fashion…

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