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Wellbeing 15/05/2018

How to make elderflower cordial – easy & refreshing summer in a bottle!

Find out how to make elderflower cordial on Chalk & Moss (chalkandmoss.com). Elderflower cordial is one of the big joys of spring! So easy to make, and so satisfying to drink! Follow this simple recipe on ChalkandMoss.com

If you’re wondering how to make elderflower cordial, then read on. Here’s a very simple yet deliciously refreshing recipe. Elderflower cordial is a wonderful spring and summer drink. Mix it with your choice of water or sparking water, or jazz it up your gin & tonic, prosecco and champagne with a splash or cordial added! Cycling down our road today, I was so happy to see…

Wellbeing 26/03/2018

Happiest Country in the World – How Does Finland Do It?

Finland is the Happiest country in the world of 2018, according to the latest UN report. The Finns themselves put this down to Sisu; the strength of will and resilience they gain from challenging themselves physically in nature. This includes dipping in freezing waters, where the hormones produced help reduce anxiety, helping them cope with difficult situations. Image by Val Vesa on Unsplash.com.

The Happiest Country in the World – How Does Finland Do It? The Finns Credit Sisu; Harnessing Courage in Nature   The UN announced this month that Finland is officially the Happiest Country of 2018. It’s time to explore their secret to happiness; Courage. As we sit and scratch our heads over yet another Nordic country bagging the prize for the Happiest Country in the…

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 14/12/2017

Decorate for a Natural Swedish Christmas

Large wreath for a Swedish Christmas: Magical oversized candle Christmas wreath

A Swedish Christmas savours natural smells, soft materials, mood lighting and lots of greenery. Here’s a selection of ways to bring nature into your home this Christmas, the Swedish way! (And a couple of Danish ones too for good measure). I love the rise in botanical influences year on year, and no less so than in the pre-Christmas build up. From new interpretations of the…

Interiors & Architecture 06/12/2017

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 Arctic, and wondered how it’s made? This December, Chalk & Moss has been given a unique look into ICEHOTEL 2018. Throughout the 6 week artist project, UK furniture designer/maker and applied artist Hugh Miller along with his brother, architecture and landscape designer Howard Miller, will give us live…

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