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Beautiful things Wellbeing 21/11/2018

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 of Small Business Saturday – initiatives that highlight and support independent retailers and makers.   Us small shops feel the pressure, but simply can’t compete with retail giants when it comes to flash sales on the biggest retail weekend of the year. Bargain basement pricing…

Interiors & Architecture 05/09/2018

Top Drawer: Nature Trend & Sophie Conran on Creativity

Sophie Conran interview at Top Drawer with Anna Sjostrom Walton from Chalk & Moss: HOW TO COMBINE ENTREPRENEURSHIP & CREATIVITY TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS

Briefly, I wanted to say how honoured and excited I am at my involvement with this year’s Top Drawer London. On Tuesday 11th, I’m interviewing the interior designer, cook and author Sophie Conran as part of the RetailFest seminar program. I’m very much looking forward to talking  creativity and entrepreneurship in design with her at 12.45pm! I’ve also been invited to curate a display on…

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 &…

Beautiful things 20/06/2018

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 to support and buy from independent artists, designers, makers and retailers. The initiative is backed by Sarah Hamilton, founder of craft magazine Molly Makes, as a result of her hearing of a gallery that could have remained open if only everyone who complimented their work…

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. Chalk & Moss had inside access to the full…

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. In case you missed the first phase, you can catch up here. 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…

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…

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