Friday, 13 April 2018

Zero Waste : The 28 day Plastic Purge Challenge

Jorge Gamboa's Plastic bag in the shape of an Iceberg

So this new year I made a new years resolution ... to wear matching socks every day ..... and although I am very proud to say I have achieved this so far (the first time since I was 16), I am now thinking it may be time to set myself a bit more of a challenging goal, that has a little more impact than what I am wearing on my feet. So I have decided to take steps to live a more 'Zero Waste' lifestyle.... starting with reducing and purging the plastic within the home and our lives.

Although we always recycle and try and be mindful of the amount of plastic we use, we do still buy a lot of berries that come in those plastic boxes, and other groceries that come with totally unnessary plastic wrapping - like bananas (why are they in plastic?)

So having found the 28 day Plastic Purge challenge image (below) on Pinterest, I am now going to set myself  the (relevant) challenges listed. I have found some great products, how too's and recipes to share with you all but am no expert so I would also really love your help. If you have any ideas that can help me on my way then please either leave a comment or email me at

You can also follow my progress on Instagram here

Plastic Free: The 28 day Plastic Purge Challenge

Monday, 5 March 2018

A sustainable cob house in Zealand, Denmark


This stunning cob house in Zealand, Denmark is owned by Karen and Flemming Abrahamsson. Flemming, once a builder, went on to train as an architect after becoming tired of working with architects who didn't have a vision for or understanding of an ecologically sustainable way of building.

The cob home is situated on the couples plot of land and is used as a sanctuary and visitors house, and was built as part of a workshop that Flemming ran teaching students how to build in the cob method.

To see ore of this beautiful home and read more about its build visit kmldesign

Photos by Kira Brandt, Styling by Katrine Martensen-Larsen

Saturday, 3 March 2018

A mellow cabin in vermont

Back to the chilled and neutral palette that I so much crave these days.....I never thought I would turn almost minimalist in my tastes but there is something about earthy tones that really makes me feel so relaxed.

The Vermont home is lived in by writer Robin MacArthur and her husband Ty and romantically the hand built cabin is on the spot on which Robins childhood hideaway was located, that the pair later decided to build their family home on.

As a bit of a home obsessive, soon after seeing these photos on Design Sponge I decided I needed to see more and was quickly headed to instagram to see if Robin had an account. Although these pictures are beautifully shot, and really do show off the stunning building that the pair built by hand, there is something about seeing a house as it is really lived in that gives a home a true warmth. So below I have included some pictures from Robin's instagram (link below)... that show the cabin as not only as a building but as a home..... a very happy one at that....

To see more of Robin's families beautiful house and read the story behind it visit Design Sponge or alternatively to see the home 'lived in' visit Robin's Instagram @robinwoodbird

Photography by Robin MacArthur

Heart Spring Mountain, Robin MacArthurs new book out now