Urban Garden

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“Urban gardening is the process of growing plants of all types and varieties in an urban environment. Urban gardening, which is also known as urban horticulture or urban agriculture, encompasses several unique gardening concepts.”

Via Ecolife.com

Thanks Pinterest for our plants obsession! We’ve decided to create our own Urban Garden at home and the information about doing this is plenty! .. Enjoy x

Plants we love… with great benefits too!

Improving indoor air quality 

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Spider Plant – Chlorophytum Comosum

Spider plants are one of three plants NASA deems best at removing formaldehyde from air.

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Snake plant – Sansevieria Trifasciata

Sharing your room with these plants could give you a slight oxygen boost while you sleep.

Child Safe

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 Bamboo palm – Chamaedorea seifrizii

Very easy to grow and maintain. Perfect for little ones room.

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Baby Rubber – Peperomia obtusifolia

This plant can grow every large, less maintain too.

Flowering plants

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Peace lilySpathiphyllum

Helping to remove harmful benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde toxins.

OrchidOrchidaceae

Loves loads of natural light and less water.

Quick Note: Even those these plants are considered non-poisonous for children, they could still pose a choking hazard or cause an upset stomach if ingested. It’s best to keep them out of reach of young children and watch for any fallen leaves.

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review :: pabobo musical star projector

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It’s been 4 years since we last done a Pabobo product review, and we’re please to say that we still have that product today!

How we have a new additional to the family and we’ve had the chance to review another fab product from Pabobo…

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A Musical Star Projector allows babies to fall asleep easily with soft projections and soothing sounds that create a calm and comforting bedroom environment.

It creates a beautiful starry sky on to the bedroom ceiling, with soft colours changing automatically.

The Musical Star Projector can also play a gentle lullaby with two sound levels (off possible).
Thanks to a timer, after 45 mins the Star Projector shuts down by itself… This is the perfect product for bedtime routines!

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Without any cords, it can be placed anywhere in the bedroom. Rechargeable, the Star Projector is equipped with a universal micro-USB charging system or using standard AA batteries.

Another great thing..

The Pabobo Musical Star projector
won the Gold LBP Awards 2014 in the category Best Sleep Aid!

Great gift idea or a special treat for your little one. Available to buy here

 

 

book review :: creative family home

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Home is way the heart is…. True saying!  Don’t you think?

We love all thing creative and the home should be the first place to build on that creativity. Getting ideas from other families is always great. Creative Family Home is a great book to add to any growing book shelf. This book starts with Creative Family Style, focusing on the varying demands of family living. There are ideas for using your space imaginatively, practical storage solutions, and using colour and pattern. There are also suggestions for hardworking homework and displaying collections and other special treasures.

Creative Family Home celebrates the modern family, where children, from babies to teenagers, are given the freedom to express themselves and to develop their individuality within the context of an imaginative and creative family home.  There is a selection of  real-life homes in London, Holland, Germany and Spain that are notable for their fresh, irreverent take on day-to-day family living, and draws inspiration from their different approaches to family life.

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About the Author

Ashlyn Gibson is a designer, stylist and writer as well as the founder of the award winning family lifestyle store Olive Loves Alfie. Having studied at the prestigious Cordwainers College in London, Ashlyn became Head of Creative for Red or Dead footwear before founding Olive Loves Alfie. She is now a proud shop owner as well as a sought-after stylist. Her recent collaborations include a range of ecofriendly paint, a children’s footwear collection, children’s illustrations and the creation of the Olive Loves Alfie clothing label. Ashlyn lives and works in East London with her theatre director partner, her daughter Olive and their cat Tigwani.

Creative Family Home by Ashlyn Gibson is published by Ryland Peters & Small

Available from

www.rylandpeters.com

say hello…corby tindersticks

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Our online store is growing and the products we find are getting more and more amazing. So when we discovered Corby Tindersticks we had to make an order right away! The talented Carly Gledhill is the creative brain behind Corby Tindersticks. The collection includes plush handmade toys that are fun and a refreshing point of difference to the high street. We already love Hip Hop Harold, made with grey marl jersey using fabric manufactured in the U.K, printed with eco friendly ink in Wales and hand assembled in our studio. Sounds amazing already right? Hip Hop Harold is fab! The collection is available to buy  here.

new brand:: seventy tree

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The love of graphic will never leave our sides…we are super happy to have a new brand called Seventy Tree. These playful illustrations are created by Kerry Layton. Again simple but a fab feature to have on your wall. The prints range in sizes A4 to A3, printed on smooth, archival paper with archival inks. All the prints comes signed on the back, and ready for framing. We love british home grown designs! 

Available here