BEAUTIFULLY SMALL SPACES HYGGE STYLE…

We all have some small spaces and struggle to know how to fit everything into it that you need. In Beautifully Small, by Sara Emslie embraces the positive aspects of living in small spaces and offers creative design and style solutions to the practical problems associated with limited living space.

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In Chapter 1: Inspiration, Sara draws inspiration from truly tiny spaces such as boats and caravans as well as her own home – a diminutive workman’s cottage in Richmond, London.

In Chapter 2: Elements of Design, she discusses how even the most straightforward planning decisions can be complicated by the constraints of small spaces and suggests clever design solutions.

The third chapter, Elements of Style, explores ideas for making compact interiors work through creative styling and decoration.

In Chapter 4, a series of case studies take a closer look at imaginative treatments for pocket-size interiors, showcasing a variety of tiny spaces including a terraced ‘two-up, two-down’ worker’s cottage, a tiny studio with a clever mezzanine that incorporates a bathroom and a pint-sized coastal hideaway.

Another of her books – Urban Pioneer: Interiors inspired by industrial design. Sara Emslie investigates the practise for transforming non-residential spaces into homes, the key elements of the look – from exposed brickwork to copper piping and metal roof trusses – and the related rise in the popularity of the industrial design. She then explores twelve inspiring and varied real-life homes that showcase the very best of the Urban Pioneer look.

Urban Pioneer: Interiors inspired by industrial design

Lovely books for your coffee table.

HYGGE SUBSCRIPTION BOXES…

Living Hygge has a lovely subscription box as they say  ‘Sunshine can never be assured, even in the height of Summer and yet, with Hygge, we can be guaranteed of a less weather dependent happiness quotient.’

Designed to help you to take time out and appreciate what’s really important, each box is themed according to the season and will appeal to the senses and give you that warm, feel-good factor inside, all year round for only £14.95 per month

Here’s a selection of what you can expect in each beautifully presented box;

  • treats to tempt you to take time out and savour
  • items of natural beauty
  • ways to help you appreciate and gain perspective
  • sources of light and contemplation
  • creative kickstarters
  • memory makers
  • seasonal inspiration
  • ways to spread hygge to others.

 

Another company in the US is the Hygge Box have a standard hygge box and a deluxe hygge box subscription.

Hygge Box is about preserving happiness everyday. Each box includes handpicked items from around the world to support your hygge lifestyle and inspire hyggelig (nice) moments.

✓ 4-5 Handpicked seasonal items

✓ Elements of light like candles or fairy lights

✓ Hot drinks like organic tea or cocoa

✓ Indulgences like biscuits and cookies

✓ Cozy, happy moments guaranteed

Starts at $25/mo

Standard Hygge Box

Hygge Deluxe is stuffed with coziness for those who value relaxed, happy moments and celebrating the simple things. Each box includes a selection of products to support your self-care rituals and hygge lifestyle.

 

✓ 5-7 Handpicked seasonal items

✓ Elements of light like candles or fairy lights

✓ Hot drinks like organic tea or cocoa

✓ Indulgences like biscuits or chocolate

✓ Home decor, accessories and bath & beauty items

✓ More full-size and luxury items

✓ Cozy, happy moments guaranteed

Starts at $36.50/mo

Deluxe Hygge Box

On the Ethical Marketplace Website they don’t have a hygge subscription per say but they have a lovely Well Being subscription. Each box includes a different scented candle and a mix of other products which link to well being and self-care. And at least one discount code. All the items in your box will either be made in the UK or ethically made abroad. And they may be different from the boxes in the images. Possible additions to your subscription box include bamboo face cloths, fair trade terracotta, traditional foot massagers and natural peppermint bath soak.

All our subscription boxes are suitable for Vegetarians. Please let us know if you or your recipient have any other needs – Vegan – loves their garden – doesn’t have a garden etc and we will try our best to fix this. Three months £25.95

ALLERGIES – some products they include (especially skincare and fragrance) may include allergens. If you need more information please let know them and they can send you ingredients lists.

Well Being Subscription Box - Pick between 1, 3 and 6 month subscriptions

HOW I WANT ME NEW HOME, HYGGE STYLE…

I’m moving into a new build in the next 8 weeks and so I am collecting as many images as possible to inspire me along the way. The ones I’m posting today are from House & Home…

I have no fireplace but love this wood surround. It will be in my wish list.

IMAGES OF A QUICK VISIT TO COPENHAGEN, SKAGEN AND OSLO…

We recently had a week’s cruise visiting Copenhagen and Skagen in Denmark, plus Oslo in Norway. Each stop left me with some beautiful images that I wanted to share on this blog.

From the famous Little Mermaid to the mass of cyclists and the massive amount of wind farms across the bay, it was all a beauty I will remember well in Copenhagen.

  

Skagen was pretty and lots of yellow houses and white windows with trendy restaurants and interior gifts to buy. Although very expensive it was well worth visiting.

Oslo to me was the icing on the cake and although a rather damp and dull day it did not dampen the visit. Looking quite autumnal with lots of leaves on the floor and rugs on chairs it. With trolls so famous in the area and in most shop windows, it brought back memories of younger years. The journey from the harbour out to see was absolutely beautiful with little islands and painted houses which seemed to go on forever.

We loved our visit to Denmark and Norway and I hope to return again soon.

COUNTRY GARDENS AND DREAMY OUTDOOR LIVING THE HYGGE WAY…

ONLING THE ULTIMATE DANISH HYGGE CLOTHING…

Onling, the ultimate Danish Hygge clothing is an online shop full to the brim of all you would embrace in Hygge wear.

Knitting atmosphere with yarn, needles and zippers

You immediately think natural exquisite materials which make you look and feel great.

Not only do they sell clothes but they also sell wool and run workshops and events ( although not very local for us Brits).

One particular class which has totally sold out and caught my eye was ‘knitting class for experienced knitters, learn to read English patterns’. 

Chabel hat with stripes of light grey, dark grey and dusty rose, made in wool and alpaca

Onling say “We believe that the fashion industry needs to change by producing better products that last longer and are environmentally friendly.

At Önling we select fabrics that leave the smallest possible impact on the environment, as we know that a piece of clothing will not stand a chance of becoming the modern consumer’s favorite, if it is not responsibly produced.

We select the best, natural fabrics for our clothes. We only use organic cotton, we buy left-over fabrics – called deadstock – from other brands, and we incorporate sustainable fabrics like bamboo, Lyocell and fish leather into our limited collections. We only produce 200 pieces of each style, which means that you will get a unique product, when you buy Önling.

In addition to that, we have completely avoided plastic in our packaging, as we do not want to add to the plastic islands floating around in the pacific ocean. All our products are wrapped in recycled paper bags and even though this might sound like small thing, for us it is big. We have saved the environment for 70.000 polybags by now, and we are proud to take on this responsibility.”.

Lets hope others follow this lead and become as environmentally friendly as Onling.

Choosing natural fibres for sustainable design