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Wellbeing 04/10/2018

Hot smoked salmon recipe – Food from the Fire

The juniper hot smoked salmon is nearly ready! See how it's crisped at the bottom of the salmon fillet and still wobbly on top? Perfect! In this recipe from Food from the Fire, you don't wait for charcoal but cook on the naked flame with juniper bushes for an extra special smoky flavour.

Hot smoked salmon connects my senses to the wild nature and outdoor life that I love. And it’s so easy to make! Throw juniper bushes onto lit seasoned birch logs, add a side of salmon, and watch it smoke. For the past year, I’ve taken Niklas Eksted’s recipe book with me on all my travels. It’s my guidebook in using nature as a natural seasoning…

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 04/04/2018

UK’s best homeware websites – Elle Decoration features Chalk & Moss

Elle Decoration's selection of the UK's best homeware websites includes Chalk & Moss (chalkandmoss.com). The feature notes the homeware and furniture's nature connection, made with natural materials, textures and references. They particularly note cheese plant prints by Dollybirds Art, pale pink ceramic vessels by Linda Bloomfield and handcrafted wooden furniture by up-and-coming designer-maker John Eadon.

Best homeware websites by Elle Decoration I’m excited that Elle Decoration UK has featured Chalk & Moss as one of the UK’s “best online homeware shops”! In the May 2018 issue (out in shops 5th April), Elle Decoration rounds up some fantastic homeware shops from around the UK. I’m honoured that recently launched Chalk & Moss sits among their best homeware websites. The selection includes…

Beautiful things 07/12/2017

Natural furniture, lighting and homeware online now!

homeware online that is biophilic design centred. Homewares, home decor, soft furnishings, furniture, lighting and lifestyle accessories now available on chalkandmoss.com.

Biophilic design online shop now open! You can now buy biophilic design accessories, furniture, lighting and homeware online in the brand new Chalk & Moss web shop! Just like the blog, the shop has an exclusive focus on products that fit biophilic interiors and lifestyles. These products connect us to nature to enhance our wellbeing. Many studies have revealed how interacting with nature and natural…

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…

Beautiful things 28/06/2017

House & Garden Fair 2017 Roundup: Gardens, Plants, Accessories and more!

Tillandsia Cacticola airplant by Monti by Monti

The House & Garden fair, known as the House & Garden Festival, has just taken place at London Olympia. There were three sections to the festival; HOUSE, Spirit of Summer and the garden dedicated GROW sector. Many of the unusual succulents and air plants on show were particularly striking. I also found some stunning plant vessels, such as those from Monti by Monti (so much so that…

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