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Beautiful things 05/09/2018

Acne x Fjällräven: Fashion Makeover for Fjällräven Kånken & More

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.

For the first time, the iconic Fjällräven Kånken backback is revamped by a fashion company, Acne Studios, in a partnership that brings urbanites closer to nature. From two of Sweden’s most iconic brands comes an exciting collaboration that combines fashion and function at its best, and celebrates Sweden’s culture. With deep respect, fashion trend setters Acne Studios approached outdoor clothing specialists Fjällräven who, honoured and curious, accepted the…

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 &…

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…

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…

Wellbeing 24/12/2017

Mulled Wine Recipe from my Mother in Sweden

mulled wine recipe Swedish glogg recipe with cinnamon, cloves and angostoura bitters

I’m finally going to let you in on our special mulled wine recipe, or Glögg as it’s known in Sweden. My mother’s made this recipe for many years and we’ve of course continued the tradition. I’ll let you in on another secret; it’s actually not a Swedish recipe, but a South African one, which my parents were given during their time living there 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,…

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