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September 2017

Beautiful things Biophilic Design 27/09/2017

London Design Festival Trends: 21 Botanical Designs

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 is now a wrap. Without a doubt, biophilic design and botanical influences were high on the agenda among event organisers, exhibitors and speakers. Looking around London Design Fair, Decorex, Design Junction, Top Drawer and 100% Design, plants and natural materials were everywhere; both symbolic and real. It seems the UK is starting to understand the importance of biophilic design principles (if not…

Wellbeing 18/09/2017

Family Festival Into The Trees – Enjoying the great outdoors

Into The Trees family festival, Pippingford Park, Sussex.

Last weekend saw the return of the family festival Into The Trees. Into The Trees is like the little sister of Elderflower Fields. It has many of the woodland activities, but without the live music. Like Elderflower Fields, it’s set in the magical Pippingford Park. This is part of the ancient Ashdown Forest in Sussex, UK. If you’ve read this blog for a while, you’ll know…

Wellbeing 14/09/2017

What can I do about those winter blues? Part One

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

With the warm rays of sunshine getting fewer, we need to look after each ourselves to beat the winter blues. I was asked to contribute to a post about this timely topic by fellow blogger Jules. She writes the insightful and entertaining vegan food, home and lifestyle blog My Family Home Blog. This time of year it’s every bit as important to connect with nature. Take…

Interiors & Architecture 07/09/2017

Log cabin – The heart and soul of Norwegian life

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

The log cabin seems to form the heart and soul of Norwegian life. Having travelled around this remarkable country over the summer, I’ve seen how the log cabin, or “hytte”, is an assumed part of a person’s being, of their life cycle. You work in the city or in smaller remote towns, then you spend your leisure time in your small hytte. Enjoying nature, whether…

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