Hanging Planters


When I saw this month’s theme for Urban Jungle Bloggers I got a bit excited as I thought it would be a great reason for me to get my craft on and create my very own hanging planter … well, February whizzed by and besides spending the last week painting my attic floor, no other house relating things happened! I DID go to IKEA (on Valentine’s Day no less – so romantic!) and picked myself up a number of new plant friends, including … wait for it … a hanging planter and little vine thingy, ‘just in case’:

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I quite like it, I have to say. Let’s see how long it survives, as I am not known for my green thumb. I never let it stop me though, I just buy new plants when the old ones die!

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Weekend Soul Food: Murmuration + More Space

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Hello lovely folks,

The other morning in the middle of breakfast my 1 year old pointed to the sky. I followed his finger and saw hundreds of birds flying together in beautiful patterns. He was totally transfixed and happy watching. I was totally happy watching. And then the moment passed. But I like to think some of the magic stayed because it’s been another big week distilling things to make the knowledge we learn and teach more accessible. We’re also being honest. Our work is about life, including the messy bits. So we’ve committed to sharing our stories on how we approach topics that most of us prefer to ignore, but cause us a lot of stress. Like death. And taxes.

The biggest BANG however was this ‘simple’ sentence above. You can save time by making space.

Time is not in our control but our spaces are. And you can start REALLY small. Like just stopping to look at something beautiful, for no other reason than it’s beautiful. Or adding a plant. Or freeing up some time for fun in your calender… Read more about how, here.

A few weekend soul food links below, less than usual perhaps, because I’d love you to spend the time making space for what matters to you. Because really, that’s what it’s all about.

Happy almost weekend,

Natalie + Tip

PS If there are topics you’d like us to focus on, or something you’d like to see more of – please let us know!

green is everywhere at the moment…and so is urban / balcony gardening…

I love EVERYTHING about how the little veggie patch introduces us to the 10 best beginner plans – for the non green thumbs (me too!) & newbies to easy gardening.

With answers to questions like ‘how can I stuff it up?’ or ‘if i…will it die’ I suspect you’ll be hooked too!

oooh green is GOOD.

fabulous! backyard room

sustainable garden shed / studio

tx desire to inspire!

one more from justina blakeney. I just love this!

gorgeous styling by justina blakeney

tx oldbrandnew

green is good! i love this real space house / workspace

by garden architects bart & pieter

tx missmoss

This room goes from blah to wow in an instant with those green curtains! Don’t forget about your window treatments as Abigail says. :-) (Though, that chandelier is pretty special too.)

low energy designer lamp – plumen001

a pretty green solution!

tx rdtripinfinland

low energy designer lamp – plumen001

a pretty green solution!

tx rdtripinfinland