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Beautiful things Wellbeing 21/11/2018

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 of Small Business Saturday – initiatives that highlight and support independent retailers and makers.   Us small shops feel the pressure, but simply can’t compete with retail giants when it comes to flash sales on the biggest retail weekend of the year. Bargain basement pricing…

Beautiful things 26/09/2018

Best Nature Connected Homeware Design at Top Drawer

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

Nature connected homeware design, to me, means a return to simplicity. Raw, honest and long-lasting materials in natural colours and textures. There can be a botanical element, but this is by no means not a necessity. Better yet, a nature connected space would have real, breathing, air purifying, mood lifting plants. These are the principles of Biophilic design where Biophilia refers to our love of life…

Interiors & Architecture 05/09/2018

Top Drawer: Nature Trend & Sophie Conran on Creativity

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

Briefly, I wanted to say how honoured and excited I am at my involvement with this year’s Top Drawer London. On Tuesday 11th, I’m interviewing the interior designer, cook and author Sophie Conran as part of the RetailFest seminar program. I’m very much looking forward to talking  creativity and entrepreneurship in design with her at 12.45pm! I’ve also been invited to curate a display on…

Beautiful things Wellbeing 12/07/2018

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

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

Plastic Free July is already well under way! This initiative, aiming to encourage the reduced use of plastics, started in Australia in 2011 and has now spread across 150 countries. Here are some tips about how to avoid plastics, plus a guide to some super stylish and ethical products that replace plastic everyday and long term. Click on the links and images below to see the products in the Chalk &…

Beautiful things 20/06/2018

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 to support and buy from independent artists, designers, makers and retailers. The initiative is backed by Sarah Hamilton, founder of craft magazine Molly Makes, as a result of her hearing of a gallery that could have remained open if only everyone who complimented their work…

Beautiful things 04/04/2018

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

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.

Best homeware websites by Elle Decoration I’m excited that Elle Decoration UK has featured Chalk & Moss as one of the UK’s “best online homeware shops”! In the May 2018 issue (out in shops 5th April), Elle Decoration rounds up some fantastic homeware shops from around the UK. I’m honoured that recently launched Chalk & Moss sits among their best homeware websites. The selection includes…

Beautiful things 30/01/2018

IKEA and Tom Dixon take on the HACK – DELAKTIG

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

In the wake of IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad’s passing, comes a collaboration with Tom Dixon said to revolutionise the sofa. IKEA hacks from around the world get smarter and better looking every day, from replacement kitchen doors by Superfront to everyday repurposing of furniture. So what’s the response? IKEA embraces this movement with British Industrial Design heavyweight Tom Dixon, creating a modular sofa-cum-bed-cum-entertaining-station. And as a…

Interiors & Architecture 04/01/2018

Ice Hotel Room Scheme in Full – A Rich Seam

"A Rich Seam" by by Hugh and Howard Miller suggests digging through a mine to find a seam in the ice, then digging further. This ice hotel room is designed by Hugh and Howard Miller from the UK. Image by Asaf Kliger.

ICEHOTEL Sweden #28 is now open for the 2017-18 season, and, if you’ve followed the making series on Chalk & Moss, you’ll have seen how it’s all been carved from snow and ice. Now’s the time to reveal the full ice hotel room scheme by British design duo Hugh and Howard Miller! A Rich Seam – an Ice Hotel room design by Hugh and Howard…

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