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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…

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…

Interiors & Architecture 19/12/2017

ICEHOTEL in Swedish Lapland now open for 2017-18 Season!

Monstera design as ice sculptures at ice hotel

The 28th edition of the famous ICEHOTEL in the Swedish Lapland has now opened its doors for the 2017-18 season! During the past six weeks, artists from all corners of the globe have brought their winning designs to life. Each team worked on one of the hotel’s 35 rooms, in Arctic temperatures hovering around -27 centigrade. The ICEHOTEL lies 200km north of Sweden’s Arctic Circle,…

Interiors & Architecture 17/12/2017

ICEHOTEL Sweden 2018: The Final Build Phase

A geometric hole structure in the ice sculpted ICEHOTEL in Sweden

Today we continue our exclusive look into the making of the 2018 ICEHOTEL Sweden. This is the last stage of the build, before the unveiling of the full design! Throughout December, Chalk & Moss has followed applied artist/furniture designer Hugh Miller and architect/landscape designer Howard Miller on their exciting Arctic adventure. They won the competition to design one of the rooms of this spectacular boutique hotel made…

Beautiful things Biophilic Design 27/09/2017

London Design Festival Trends: 21 Botanical Designs

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 is now a wrap. Without a doubt, biophilic design and botanical influences were high on the agenda among event organisers, exhibitors and speakers. Looking around London Design Fair, Decorex, Design Junction, Top Drawer and 100% Design, plants and natural materials were everywhere; both symbolic and real. It seems the UK is starting to understand the importance of biophilic design principles (if not…

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…

Beautiful things 16/06/2017

House & Garden Festival: Dedicated Garden Sector

House & Garden Festival incorporates GROW, a sector dedicated to garden inspiration with plants, furniture, accessories, ideas and more.

House & Garden Festival is happening next week at London’s Olympia, 21-24th June. The festival this year includes GROW; the contemporary garden exhibition. I’m particularly looking forward to exploring the installations, free workshops, green home and garden ideas, and of course plant related products. Three House & Garden Festival sectors The fair covers home, garden, lifestyle, gifts and food & drink. Three events will take place: GROW…

Beautiful things 09/05/2017

Josef Frank: Freeform Botanical Patterns Funding Environmental Sustainability

A typical set up for Josef Frank of Svenkt Tenn

The textile patterns, furniture and relatively unknown paintings by Josef Frank of Svenskt Tenn have been exhibited at London’s Fashion and Textile museum this spring. Josef Frank was forever the optimist and nature lover. In a world adapting to WW2 and industrialisation, he designed textile patterns depicting a paradise with fantasy botanics in every colour. Austrian born architect and designer Josef Frank moved to Sweden in 1933, due…

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