Shinrin-yoku or “forest bathing” originated in the late 1900’s as a response to a rapid rise in technology, providing us with powerful lessons about the art of mindfulness. It reminds us that the joy of life is often to be found in connecting with the world around us. It could completely change the way you view your day to day. In this article, we explore the concept, showing you three easy ways to implement principles into your own life (whether you have easy access to a forest or not!)
The Lunar New Year is a clear time for reflection. This cleansing and renewal is very often a physical act too of course; the Lunar New Year festivities provide a great opportunity to declutter and re-prioritise. This year, we’re exploring how you can help your family and friends to do this through some unstereotypical Lunar New Year gifts. Blending tradition with a fresh sense of newness, these are all items that will truly help people to welcome in a new year filled with health and success.
In the last 18 months, greenery has dominated the world around us, indoors and outdoors. From cute pastels to sumptuous forest hues, there’s a lot to be drawn to… As a colour that was incredibly popular in the 90’s, why exactly is green making its comeback? In this article, we’re exploring everything that the colour represents as well as, of course, presenting our favourite new botanical-inspired products.
A city-focused brand with a global vision, Walk With Me is set to change the world - one small step at a time. They work to nurture a love for a slower pace of life, a walk around a city, and ultimately a more sustainable way of living. In this article, we focus on the story and origins of this brand and equally beautiful products that have become a refreshing addition to the world of sustainable stationery and accessories.
Stationery for book lovers is the equivalent of crackers for cheese lovers - the two go hand in hand! Whether you’re looking to buy a gift for an avid reader or you’re simply after something to make your reading experience that bit more special, we have you covered. Read on for the 5 must have pieces with easy links and tips to get the most out of your books!
An educational company that creates inspiring and fulfilling products, The School of Life is a brand to turn to in times of inner confusion or in moments where your creative pursuits need a little direction. Founded by Alain de Botton, and drawing from some of the most important ideas and philosophies throughout time, The School of Life is a truly guiding and potentially even life-changing brand.
Writing offers so many benefits. Not only is it often more intuitive to write than to type, but it offers space for quiet calm, promotes mindfulness, and has even been shown to increase productivity. In this article, we’re going to run through five easy ways to incorporate writing in your day to day life. If the task of writing more everyday seems overwhelming, try these tips out and let us know how they impact you.
We all love the feeling of buying a new notebook or a high quality pen. And yet, while most of us restock staple items as necessary, we might feel that these more expensive pieces of stationery should be rare treats. However, the many benefits to a piece of high quality stationery make it an investment rather than a treat or splurge.
Natural inks are a cleaner, more sustainable alternative that could help to keep dangerous chemicals away from the environment and may even bring about greater appreciation and connection with nature. It’s a great way to add more sustainability to your art & craftwork while benefiting from the vibrance of natural inks.
Slow living goes further than simply how you spend your time. Living slowly can allow you to have more creative ideas, to enjoy the little things and to feel more gratitude for life.In this age of fast consumerism, focusing on slow living feels even more important. In order to save our environment, we must adapt our mindset and living slowly is a great way to do that. Slow living can take on many meanings, and we wanted to use this article to give insight into some incredible examples of slow living.
Handwritten letters are a great way to convey sentimentality, personality and care. Writing and receiving letters and cards can also be such a pleasurable way to catch up with our loved ones - a form of connection that is even more poignant during a pandemic lockdown. It is a simple act that results in much pleasure and joy that we each could benefit from.