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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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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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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Project: How to Upholster a Secondhand Chair

Secondhand shopping and thrifting is such an art in itself. Hours are spent exploring antique boutiques while uncertainty nibbles on one’s shoes, leaving doubts as to whether one will find what one is searching for or whether one might come across an entirely unexpected item? Then there’s the joy of eventually spotting a true treasure,…

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Make Your Basket a Little Greener

It is Saturday morning and the sunshine gently wakes you from your sleep. You get your slippers on and head into the kitchen, eyes half closed, yawning and brew yourself a large mug of good old English breakfast tea. You pop a slice of bread in the toaster and open the fridge for some avocado…

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How I started my zerowaste journey

Three years ago I was sat in front of a mirror, a little helpless, a little frustrated. Not because I had been reading upon the latest climate change news or discovered another heart-breaking documentary on plastic pollution, but because of my hair. I have always been dreaming of thick, curly hair but from what I…

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