Design

  • 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
    This Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, are you hoping for eco friendly gifts that are kind to both you and the planet? FInd out about ethical designers no

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jan302018
    Tom Dixon and IKEA have collaborated on the Delaktig collection, released 9th February 2018. Shortly following the death of Invar Kamprad, IKEA's founder.

    IKEA and Tom Dixon take on the HACK – DELAKTIG

    In the wake of IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad’s passing, comes a collaboration with Tom Dixon said to revolutionise the sofa.…

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  • Jan042018

    Ice Hotel Room Scheme in Full – A Rich Seam

    ICEHOTEL Sweden #28 is now open for the 2017-18 season, and, if you’ve followed the making series on Chalk &…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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