• Sep232020
    Eco friendly laptop sleeve in organic corduroy - 3 sizes 3 colours Do you feel organic is the way to go for our planet and our families? Then this eco friendly laptop sleeve is for you! Protect your computer while doing a little good. Made from the best pure 100% GOTS Certified organic cotton corduroy, with organic wadding on the inside. Organic cotton saves 91% water compared to standard cotton. These make ideal sustainable gifts for Christmas and birthdays for him and her. 3 sizes to fit standard laptops (11

    Eco friendly gifts – home office accessories and remote working

    Eco friendly gifts – home office ideas and remote working Coronavirus and lockdown have brought widespread misery and an unfortunate…

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  • Sep162020
    Planted Unplugged's live design talks launch at LDF 2020. Planted Cities London connects cities with nature and promotes sustainable design. 

    Connecting cities with nature: Planted Cities at LDF

    Friday 18th September sees the launch of Planted Unplugged, a unique series of live design talks from the team behind…

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  • Jun102020
    The best water kefir recipe - the hunt is over (for now) For all water kefir fans out there - I've just discovered my absolute favourite water kefir recipe so far - Elderflower kefir. Easy as pie (well, much easier than pie actually).⁠ So many people messaged me on my Chalk & Moss Instagram asking for the recipe, so I'm sharing this superfood recipe with you all here. I'll break it into steps for experienced kefir makers and novices alike.  What is water kefir? Many have heard of milk kefir, a liquid sort of yoghurt full of good gut bacteria. But you can also make water kefir with the grains, a wonderful and healthy fizzy drink, often flavoured. Kefir, being a fermented probiotic drink, does wonders for your gut health, digestion and immune system. Water kefir is of course a great choice for those with lactose intolerance. To make water kefir, all you need is water, sugar and kefir grains.  You then add flavouring, such as elderflower, strawberries or dried fruit. See full recipe here.

    Water kefir recipe – elderflower kefir is THE BEST

    The best water kefir recipe – the hunt is over (for now) For all you water kefir fans out there…

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  • May122020

    Table for One: Dine alone in Swedish meadow and name your price

    “Table for One”, or “Bord för En” is one couple’s answer to how to enjoy a restaurant meal during Coronavirus.…

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  • May062020
    Wild garlic pasta recipe - home made pasta dough, cooked and served with oven baked salmon.

    Wild garlic pasta recipe: dough is easier than you’d think!

    Wild garlic pasta recipe – fresh pasta dough I thought I’d tried every wild garlic recipe out there, until I…

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  • Apr082020
    We had the fortune of stumbling on this vast field of wild garlic. At home, we made several wild garlic recipes, including wild garlic pesto and wild garlic salt.

    Wild garlic recipes – wild garlic pesto & wild garlic salt

    Wild garlic recipes – easy, healthy and satisfying I love spring! Foraging new growth and having fun with wild garlic…

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  • Mar182020
    Where to eat in Brighton : I visited Kindling, a new restaurant in Brighton based on zero waste, local produce & healthy eating. Check out this taster menu! The environment is a biophilic design dream. Scandi wood cabin chic, plants a plenty, and the menu calls out to eat natural and eat local.  Your eyes are drawn from the beautiful wooden tables and chairs upwards along the plants, hanging like a curtain that continue towards the high ceilings. It's like industrial meets plant filled log cabin, it's just lush. It's a stone's throw from Brighton beach and the shops in the Lanes, so the perfect spot.  The all British taster menu we were treated to included UK grown tomatoes, local wasabi, venison and beef from the Knepp estate re-wilding project (and via the gun shop across the road!), and of course lots of wild garlic. Yes, the wild garlic season is here! (if you're after a foraging bag, check this best seller out). Beef is also sourced from Herstmonceux and Ditchling, while lamb comes from Saddlescomb Farm, all in the Sussex area. 

    Where to eat in Brighton – Kindling – local, natural food

    You may not be thinking about where to eat in Brighton today. But one day, we’ll be allowed out to…

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  • Nov252019
    Fjällräven Polar is a 300km mission across Arctic Scandinavia with huskies. I'm at my most alive when I'm in the wilderness and, as a UK raised Swede, I long to rediscover my native Sweden in its rawest form. It's a personal mission and to show my kids what I - and they - are capable of. To inspire them as the next generation of adventurous explorers, using our bodies as nature intended. I've applied to represent Sweden and Nordic East in this contest. Please vote for me and share the link!

    Fjallraven Polar – VOTE for my ARCTIC adventure!

    Fjallraven Polar: Please Vote & Share to make my Arctic dream come true! I come asking for your help. More…

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  • Oct232019
    Are you wondering what to do with your leftover pumpkin this Halloween? Before you ditch the inside scoop, put the flesh to one side and pick a Halloween pumpkin recipe (or any pumpkin for that matter!). This is a great step to take as eco activism becomes more widespread, thanks to people like Greta Thunberg. Halloween pumpkins are beautiful, fun and delicious. But this year, more than 8 million pumpkins will be thrown out uneaten after Halloween festivities - this equals 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkin flesh! 60% of those buying fresh pumpkins don't use the flesh. So surely we should ask ourselves what to do with leftover pumpkin before sending this innocent produce to the gallows. Simple pumpkin soup - There are so many variations on the classic pumpkin soup. So start with this super simple classic pumpkin soup recipe from Cafe Delights, with potatoes and broth, and go from there. You can then choose to add coconut milk, maple syrup, curry powder, chilli or herbs. Why not try toppings like creme fraiche or cream, toasted seeds, almonds, fresh coriander, pomegranate and more.  Photo: Ella Olsson on Unsplash

    What to do with leftover pumpkin – 6 Halloween pumpkin recipes

    Are you wondering what to do with your leftover pumpkin this Halloween? Before you ditch the inside scoop, put the…

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  • Sep252019
    Looking for things to do in Sweden? Småland's forests, archipelago and sandy beaches with pine trees offer wild camping, kayaking, hiking and biking. This is an island in the archipelago, where you're free to use the wind shelters and outdoor cooking area for a night.

    Things to do in Sweden – camping & kayaking in Småland

    When thinking of things to do in Sweden, British tourists often associate Sweden with Stockholm’s beautiful archipelago, the long beaches…

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  • May152019
    Flower press with flowers that have been left to flatten and dry for two weeks. The flower press is available at chalkandmoss.com.

    Mental Health Awareness: “Why am I so different?”

    This is a note on the topic of kids mental health awareness, particularly timely as we’re in the middle of…

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  • Apr032019
    Linda Bloomfield at her pottery wheel in her West London studio.

    Why stories matter: ethical shopping for natural interiors

    Stories give products and interior designs an overall consistent theme. In Swedish, we call this the invisible “röd tråd”, literally,…

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  • Mar202019
    This woman is standing among the trees in the forest, looking up, contemplating, or perhaps looking at a bird. Spending time in nature does wonders for body and mind.

    Forest Bathing -Shinrin Yoku- how it boosts body & mind

    Have you heard about Forest Bathing and wondered what it is? Or perhaps your mood lightens after spending time in…

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  • Mar062019
    Women holding hands, with a white flower between them. In the background are mountains and low clouds. This image represents women and friendship. Photo by Evan Kirby on unsplash.com.

    Inspiring Women in Business: International Women’s Day

    This Friday is International Women’s Day, so I’d like to give a big high-five to women in business; the modest…

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  • Feb132019
    A cabin in the woods. Peace and tranquility in extreme weather excites and calms the soul. Image by Mauro Zamarian on Unsplash.com.

    A cabin in the Woods: 5 of the best

    Why does a cabin in the woods speak to our senses so deeply? Think about the times when you felt…

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  • Feb012019
    The Pelin scarf also drapes beautifully as a striped throw and is a lightweight and quick drying towel for the bathroom or beach. This Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, are you hoping for eco friendly gifts that are kind to both you and the planet?

    Eco friendly gifts for her : Valentine’s Day & Mother’s Day

    This Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, are you hoping for eco friendly gifts that are kind to both you and…

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  • Jan242019
    Spare an hour of your weekend to get involved with the RSPB birdwatch: Big Garden Birdwatch. Help the RSPB understand the patterns of our British Garden Birds.

    RSPB birdwatch – Big Garden Birdwatch 26-28/Jan

    The annual RSPB birdwatch, or Big Garden Birdwatch, is happening this weekend (26-28 January 2019) so get your eyes/binoculars and a…

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  • Jan102019
    Wondering which is the best house plant to buy for your home or office? Go for both air purifying plants like peace lily or spider plants, combined with impressive big leaf plants like this cheese plant (aka monstera deliciosa) for maximum impact and benefit. Photo by Brina Blum on Unsplash

    Best Indoor Plants: celebrate Houseplant Appreciation Day

    You’ll no doubt have seen the huge increase in houseplant popularity this year. So you may now ask yourself, which…

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  • Dec182018
    This year, give yourself a break from fighting with sellotape and paper that won’t cut or fold evenly. Instead, make an eco friendly, beautiful, simple and quick Furoshiki wrap. A beautiful wrap can be a gift in itself.

    How to make a knot wrap – Japanese Furoshiki wrap

    Eco gift wrapping is finally starting to get some respect, no least with the Japanese furoshiki knot wrap. This year,…

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  • Dec122018
    Pillowy snow in morning light, Sweden, close to winter solstice. Photo by Anna Sjostrom Walton, Chalk & Moss.

    Winter Solstice – kitchen textiles for shortest day of the year

    Winter solstice, or midwinter, marks the shortest day of the year and when the sun sits lowest at midday. In…

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  • Dec052018
    Cooking apron combining Scandinavian shapes and colours with Eastern European folklore. Inspired by retro Christmas tree baubles. Available in two colours. This is the

    Christmas wish list – homewares for each personality

    Instead of trawling online and around shops for whatever comes up, how about making a Christmas wish list for yourself…

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  • Nov212018

    Shop small on Green Friday – Indie Friday – Small Business Saturday

    In the midst of hysteria around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there are some great initiatives out there the likes…

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  • Oct042018
    The juniper hot smoked salmon is nearly ready! See how it's crisped at the bottom of the salmon fillet and still wobbly on top? Perfect! In this recipe from Food from the Fire, you don't wait for charcoal but cook on the naked flame with juniper bushes for an extra special smoky flavour.

    Hot smoked salmon recipe – Food from the Fire

    Hot smoked salmon connects my senses to the wild nature and outdoor life that I love. And it’s so easy…

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  • Sep262018
    Nature connected design at Top Drawer, curated by Chalk & Moss.

    Best Nature Connected Homeware Design at Top Drawer

    Nature connected homeware design, to me, means a return to simplicity. Raw, honest and long-lasting materials in natural colours and…

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  • Sep052018
    Sophie Conran interview at Top Drawer with Anna Sjostrom Walton from Chalk & Moss: HOW TO COMBINE ENTREPRENEURSHIP & CREATIVITY TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS

    Top Drawer: Nature Trend & Sophie Conran on Creativity

    Briefly, I wanted to say how honoured and excited I am at my involvement with this year’s Top Drawer London.…

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  • Sep052018
    The Acne x Fjallraven collaboration, launching 6 September 2018, sees a revamp of the iconic Fjallraven Kanken backpack with three new editions. The collection also includes creative updates to the Expedition Down Jack, technical trousers and more.

    Acne x Fjällräven: Fashion Makeover for Fjällräven Kånken & More

    For the first time, the iconic Fjällräven Kånken backback is revamped by a fashion company, Acne Studios, in a partnership…

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  • Aug062018
    Family festival 2018: Into the Trees, full of crafts and activities for young and old.

    Family Festival 2018: Into The Trees – Win Family Day Ticket

    If you’re looking for a family festival in 2018, Into The Trees is back in Sussex this September 14-16th. And…

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