Posts tagged with ‘Eco’

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jul202017
    Living in an apartment doesn't mean you can't have trees! Even if your access to nature is restricted by city living, the residents in these apartments gain a natural perspective.

    The Future of Design: Climate and Wellbeing as an Opportunity

    The future of design presents us with an opportunity for Positive Mental Attitudes, with regards to climate change and, importantly,…

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