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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 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…

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…

Interiors & Architecture 07/09/2017

Log cabin – The heart and soul of Norwegian life

Every part of this Norwegian log cabin is put to good use to make inhabitants comfortable.

The log cabin seems to form the heart and soul of Norwegian life. Having travelled around this remarkable country over the summer, I’ve seen how the log cabin, or “hytte”, is an assumed part of a person’s being, of their life cycle. You work in the city or in smaller remote towns, then you spend your leisure time in your small hytte. Enjoying nature, whether…

Biophilic Design 20/07/2017

The Future of Design: Climate and Wellbeing as an Opportunity

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 presents us with an opportunity for Positive Mental Attitudes, with regards to climate change and, importantly, also the wellbeing of our species. We must believe it’s possible to be more in tune, and surround ourselves with others who share this belief. Great plans then start forming. Architects and interior designers have a responsibility to lure people not into more luxury, but…

Interiors & Architecture 11/07/2017

Norwegian Cabin: Manshausen Island Resort

Norwegian cabin that surrounds you wilderness.

I was struck by this magnificent Norwegian cabin resort during my research into the country’s wilderness. The Manshausen Island Resort lies in the Steigen archipelago, above the Arctic Circle in Norway. Developed by polar explorer Børge Ousland, his vision was a sustainable adventure exploration resort that is fully immersed in the coast’s rugged environment. It is beautifully positioned between the Barents Sea and the famous Lofoten mountain…

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