Posts tagged with ‘Sustainable’

  • Sep232020
    Eco friendly laptop sleeve in organic corduroy - 3 sizes 3 colours Do you feel organic is the way to go for our planet and our families? Then this eco friendly laptop sleeve is for you! Protect your computer while doing a little good. Made from the best pure 100% GOTS Certified organic cotton corduroy, with organic wadding on the inside. Organic cotton saves 91% water compared to standard cotton. These make ideal sustainable gifts for Christmas and birthdays for him and her. 3 sizes to fit standard laptops (11

    Eco friendly gifts – home office accessories and remote working

    Eco friendly gifts – home office ideas and remote working Coronavirus and lockdown have brought widespread misery and an unfortunate…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jul112017
    Norwegian cabin that surrounds you wilderness.

    Norwegian Cabin: Manshausen Island Resort

    I was struck by this magnificent Norwegian cabin resort during my research into the country’s wilderness. The Manshausen Island Resort lies…

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  • Jun142017
    The outdoor sauna was specially commissioned for Kiruna as a place to bring the community together. A town displaced by the iron ore mining industry, the sauna is intended as a place to meet, socialise and discuss. The Solar Egg, perched in the spectacular northern landscape.

    Outdoor Sauna: Key Role in a Swedish Community

    The outdoor sauna is central to the social lives of many Scandinavians. No less so than for the residents of Kiruna,…

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  • May152017
    Natural interiors using biophilic principles: nature connected colours, materials, smells and sounds all contribute to wellbeing.

    Natural interiors for wellbeing: Biophilic Design reconnects us with nature

    Natural interiors using Biophilic Design aim to reconnect us with nature. These spaces use natural elements in our homes, offices, schools,…

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  • May072017
    The signature mouse is seen on all Mouseman pieces.
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    Artisanal finds at London Craft Week: Mouseman, LOEWE, Silvia K and more

    London Craft Week is drawing to a close, after a week of wonderful craft exhibitions across the city. Pictured above are…

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  • May012017
    Wood cladded visitor centre with large windows overlooking the woodland and Sculpture park. Cass Sculpture Foundation 2017

    Cass Sculpture Foundation: Impressively Inconspicuous Biophilic Design

    The Cass Sculpure Foundation on the Goodwood estate in West Sussex is beautifully inspiring in so many ways. Nestled in 26…

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