Beautiful things 28/06/2017

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

Tillandsia Cacticola airplant by Monti by Monti

The House & Garden fair, known as the House & Garden Festival, has just taken place at London Olympia. There were three sections to the festival; HOUSE, Spirit of Summer and the garden dedicated GROW sector.

Many of the unusual succulents and air plants on show were particularly striking. I also found some stunning plant vessels, such as those from Monti by Monti (so much so that I couldn’t resist including several of her pieces in the image gallery in this post!).

I’m also just a *liiiiiittle* bit obsessed with Sophie Lee’s book Living With Plants: A Guide to Indoor Gardening, available on Amazon in hardback or Kindle (just follow the link). Sophie Lee is also the person behind Geo Fleur; sellers of weird and wonderful plants.

Sorry to go off on a bit of a tangent, but speaking of inspiring house plant books, do also check out Urban Jungle: Living and Styling with Plants (by Igor Josifovik) and At Home With Plants (by Ian Drummond and Kara O’Reilly).

Right, following that mild distraction from inspiring house plant books, I’ll get back on track. So here’s a roundup of my favourite things on show at House & Garden Festival, the self-proclaimed “London’s only contemporary garden fair”.

Roundup of the House & Garden Fair
A treat for House & Garden festival: Projekti Tyyny patchwork quilt, cushions and throws. Designed by the lovely Finnish Nora Nilsson in Dorset, handmade in India. 100% cotton.

Projekti Tyyny patchwork quilt, throws and cushions in 100% cotton. Designed by Finnish Nora Nilsson in Dorset, hand made in India.

Showing at House & Garden Festival were Urban Live Picture and Urban Roof Gardens. Living green artwork, living walls.

Customise your plants with Urban Live Picture. These living art frames have an internal watering system that can water the plants for up to 6 weeks. Urban Roof Gardens work their magic on roof terraces.

House & Garden fair has lots of tips for budding and experienced gardeners. This book gives lots of tips for creating your own hangers and more.

Living with Plants: A Guide to Indoor Gardening. By Sophie Lee of Geo-Fleur, sellers of weird and wonderful plants.

You won't find these vessels again at House & Garden fair festival. Each piece is uniquely found by Blue Leaf Plants.

A collection of unusual plants and one off vessels by Blue Leaf Plants.

Eunmi Kim Pottery at House & Garden fair, showing her beautiful two textured vases and mugs.

Eunmi Kim Pottery, showing her beautiful two textured vases and mugs.

Benchmark were at House & Garden Festival, showing some stunning furniture. Their work is very well suited to biophilic, nature focused offices and homes.

Table by Benchmark; a great statement piece in an office or large kitchen/dining room. With a silky tactile wooden quality, it’s a beautiful way to connect people to nature.

House & Garden fair saw 2LG (2 lovely gays) partner with Benchmark furniture.

2LG (2 Lovely Gays) interior design stand in collaboration with Benchmark for the Festival.

Biophilic design, green design for your home or office. Incorporate plants into your table, with this chamber within Benchmark's table. Seen at the 2LG (2 lovely gays) stand at House & Garden fair.

Biophilic design in action. Incorporate plants into your table, with this chamber inside Benchmark’s table. Seen at the 2LG stand at House & Garden Festival.

House & Garden fair festival were lucky to have Philippa Craddock, with a beautiful biophilic stand.

Philippa Craddock sells monthly flower subscription, along with some beautiful flower pots.

Philippa Craddock showed fake plastic and real plants, alongside her concrete plant vessels. She sells a subscription plant service.

Philippa Craddock concrete plant pots.

House & Garden Fair - Beautiful shades of air plant from Monti by Monti

Mounted air plant and hanger by Monti.

Monti by Monti had a great selection of air plants, succulents and hangers at House & Garden fair festival.

Wall hung air plant by Monti. As well as hand made hangers and planters, they also sell a fantastic selection of air plants and succulents.

Hanging green flower balls installation for House & Garden fair.

Nefelibata: Cloud Walker Garden installation by Richard Miers for House & Garden Festival’s GROW. Read about it here.

 

And something nutritious to keep you going…
Sugar free chocolate with only natural sweeteners like vanilla, raspberry and steviol.

This raspberry chocolate by Oh So really is so good! And made so much better with only natural sweeteners and live cultures to support your gut health.

SugaVida has a low GI, is anti-oxidant and and contains vitamin B12. These help improve your energy, mood and sleep.

Sadly I didn’t take a photo of it, but I also had the most beautiful drink by SugaVida at the show. It’s called Turmeric Latte, and contains the only healthy sugar alternative SugaVida. The drink has a low GI, is anti-inflammatory and contains vitamin B12, so reduces stress and helps promote steep. It also actively reduces any sugar cravings. You can buy the Turmeric Latte on Amazon with these links in ginger and cardamom flavour (this is my favourite). They mixed the powder with almond milk, which was absolutely delicious, but you can add any milk of your choice. I’m really interested in the sleep promoting properties of SugaVida, so have bought the itself to give to my daughter as part of my quest to help her fall asleep easier. I was instructed to give her one teaspoon evening and night and watch her drop off after ten minutes! Do get in touch if you’d like to see the results. You may also be interested in the sleep smoothie recipe I posted recently, which includes the reasons behind the ingredients.

If you want more…

Last week, I looked at some of the things that would take place at the show, and some of the exhibitors. You can read my fair preview here.

To see more of what the House & Garden fair offered, visit the House & Garden Festival website.

Photos by me, Anna Sjöström Walton.

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