Sustainable Gift Guide – Christmas 2020

Disclaimer: None of the products are in any way sponsored, or part of a collaboration. I am simply sharing brands and pieces I love, own or wish for myself. Thirty-eight days until Christmas, the most magical time of the year! The wonderful scent of freshly baked gingerbread fills the air, fairy lights brighten up the…

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I did it! My story on self-employment

I grew up in a house in the German countryside. My family originally came from Poland at a time, when work and money needs exceeded the value of education on the priority list. My grandfathers both worked in coal mines, retiring at the age of 45 due to severe risks for health issues. Oma [grandma]…

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Mastering the Art of Secondhand Shopping

Everytime you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want. Anna Lappe Wabi-sabi is the ancient philosophy of embracing imperfection and accepting transience. The intertwinement of simplicity [wabi] and beauty of age and wear [sabi] has its roots deeply buried in the Japanese culture. It brushes away the image of…

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Dry Shampoo

Scenario 1. Alarm goes off, 6.30 am. You press snooze. Twice. It’s 7.00 o’clock now and you know you will be late. You jump into your work clothes, no time for a shower, brush your teeth, put a simple 2-minute makeup on or perform the world’s quickest beard trim. One brief look in the mirror…

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A Simple Pizza Recipe

Pizza, pasta, vino. I personally do not know anyone who would say no to a slice of crispy stone-baked dough or freshly cooked linguine. Italian food simply is feel-good comfort food. Which is why we fully embrace and celebrate our little family tradition – ‘Saturday is pizza day’. We have tried and tested a variety…

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Period Talk: Eco-friendly Menstrual Hygiene Products

On May 28th we celebrated Menstrual Hygiene Day. A day that means to bring awareness to a taboo topic that really should not be one. A day to speak up for our rights – as women – to access feminine care products and basic but vital resources such as water whenever we need them. A…

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Project: Poster Hanger

I have been looking for a seasonal fruit and vegetable calendar for years now. One that was timeless and minimalist; one that could easily be mistaken for a piece of art. Well, I found it. It was initially designed for a conference in Berlin earlier this year which had to be cancelled due to COVID-19.…

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Listen: Podcasts for the Soul

There are so many beautiful people out there who kindly help us learn and thrive, who teach us and give inspirational advise. Some tell stories, some talk about personal growth, some focus on well-being or motivate to reflect. Others dedicate an hour to meditate or discuss present matters. And although we may never meet them,…

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Beeswax Candles

Hygge [hue-gah]; Danish An atmosphere of warmth, wellbeing and cosiness, when you feel at peace and able to enjoy simple pleasures and being in the moment. A word, a feeling, lifestyle or lesson (?) – almost certainly a challenge to pronounce and beloved topic for books that teach us the Scandinavian way of living. We…

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Review: January Favourites

It’s mid-February now and I certainly disapprove of how unbelievably quickly time seems to fly. Haven’t we only just sat in front of the chimney, glowing cheeks and smiles on our faces while sipping wine, unwrapping presents and embracing Micheal Bubl├ęs charming Christmas classics? Nevertheless, I forced myself to focus on the positive and am…

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