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.

NEW! rock and pebble

pick of the week :: new in

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rock & pebble.

…everything would be so sweet if you lived in a pear house!

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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

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say hello…corby tindersticks

Say Hello...coby tindersticks

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hiphop harold

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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.

acapulco kids chair

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I cannot stop looking at this lovely chair. I love the strong graphic style the lovely colours it comes in black, yellow and turquoise. The Acapulco chair is a classic Mexican chair. It takes its name from the famous Pacific resort. Great feature for any kids room or an extra feature in the living room. Cool.