• 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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  • Mar182019

    Best ethical jewellery – Emma Aitchison picked by The Independent

    Emma Aitchison’ nature inspired jewellery gives us forms from mountains, volcanoes and oceans, and send important messages about pollution and…

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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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  • Jul122018
    Homeware products for Plastic Free July, with great alternatives to plastic bags, packaging and household cloths.

    How’s Plastic Free July Going? Your Tips & Product Guide is Here

    Plastic Free July is already well under way! This initiative, aiming to encourage the reduced use of plastics, started in Australia in…

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  • Jul042018
    Kokedama balls can be made with large or small plants. Ferns and tropical plants are particularly suitable. The Cheese Plant (Monstera Deliciosa) print is by Dollybirds Art, available in the Chalk & Moss online shop. Learn how to make kokedama balls on the Chalk & Moss blog.

    How to Make Kokedama Balls (Japanese Moss Balls)

    I recently learned how to make kokedama balls. I could pretend I’ve mastered some complicated art, but it was so…

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  • Jun232018
    Courgette flowers are absolutely wonderful deep fried in batter. You can pick the young courgette along with it and cook that too. Find the recipe here on Chalk & Moss (chalkandmoss.com).

    Deep fried courgette flowers – easy & pure indulgence

    Deep fried courgette flowers are one of the flavours that reminds me of childhood. We used to spend our summers…

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  • Jun202018

    Just a Card week – Your support means the world

    We’re half way through Just a Card week. In case you’ve missed it, #justacard is a campaign to encourage people…

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  • May152018
    Find out how to make elderflower cordial on Chalk & Moss (chalkandmoss.com). Elderflower cordial is one of the big joys of spring! So easy to make, and so satisfying to drink! Follow this simple recipe on ChalkandMoss.com

    How to make elderflower cordial – easy & refreshing summer in a bottle!

    If you’re wondering how to make elderflower cordial, then read on. Here’s a very simple yet deliciously refreshing recipe. Elderflower cordial…

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  • May092018
    72 hour stress buster: Close to nature in a Swedish glass cabin on your own island. Read the full story on Chalk & Moss.

    The Swedish stress buster: 72 hour nature cure in a glass cabin

    Using nature as a stress buster has long been a part of Swedish life. And now scientists wanted to prove…

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  • May022018
    Follow these house plant care and styling tips for your own jungalow style!

    House plant care and styling: from graveyard to jungalow

    House plant care for real people… You drool over jungalow interior style Instagram posts and articles. You rush out and…

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  • Apr042018
    Elle Decoration's selection of the UK's best homeware websites includes Chalk & Moss (chalkandmoss.com). The feature notes the homeware and furniture's nature connection, made with natural materials, textures and references. They particularly note cheese plant prints by Dollybirds Art, pale pink ceramic vessels by Linda Bloomfield and handcrafted wooden furniture by up-and-coming designer-maker John Eadon.

    UK’s best homeware websites – Elle Decoration features Chalk & Moss

    Best homeware websites by Elle Decoration I’m excited that Elle Decoration UK has featured Chalk & Moss as one of…

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  • Mar262018
    Finland is the Happiest country in the world of 2018, according to the latest UN report. The Finns themselves put this down to Sisu; the strength of will and resilience they gain from challenging themselves physically in nature. This includes dipping in freezing waters, where the hormones produced help reduce anxiety, helping them cope with difficult situations. Image by Val Vesa on Unsplash.com.

    Happiest Country in the World – How Does Finland Do It?

    The Happiest Country in the World – How Does Finland Do It? The Finns Credit Sisu; Harnessing Courage in Nature…

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