Farm Style Bathrooms – Hand Painted Terracotta Tiles

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Art + Plants with I Love My Type

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Matching art with plants is a winning combination. In fact, matching anything with plants seems pretty ace to me. But I might be biased with my Urban Jungle Bloggers track I admit. Whatever your style is – cool Scandi, vibrant and colourful, or eclectic and boho – when you match adequate art with plants it simply looks stunning and accentuates a room’s styling. Today I have a very simple yet effective proof of that: I matched a poster from the new collection of Danish label ‘I LOVE MY TYPE’ with a green bunch. Simple yet effective!

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art, plants, I Love my Type, illustration, poster, home decor

art, plants, I Love my Type, illustration, poster, home decor

I LOVE MY TYPE is a cool typographical poster universe from Denmark with posters that carry the distinct Scandinavian DNA in them. Recently they have launched two new collections named ‘Keep it Natural’ with bold paint strokes in various hues and ‘Life Traces’, a series of black and white posters inspired by the forces of nature. The poster I picked is called ‘Magma White’ and belongs to the latter collection. Since my place is packed with art, I opted for another location and asked my friend Christina to offer a corner of her home. Et voilà!

art, plants, I Love my Type, illustration, poster, home decor

art, plants, I Love my Type, illustration, poster, home decor

The black and white poster is in perfect harmony with the white sideboard. And the colour injection is obvious: a whole bunch of happy houseplants. Do you match art and plants at home? And if not, do you feel inspired now maybe? If so, I have great news: I have teamed up with I LOVE MY TYPE and you will get an exclusive 20% reduction on any poster of your choice by using the promo code ‘Happy20’. The promo code is valid until November 20th 2017 so you have all time to pick your poster of choice. If you style it up, you better show me or use the hashtag #urbanjunglebloggers on Instagram. Looking forward to your art and plant stylings!

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This blog post has been brought to you in collaboration with I LOVE MY TYPE. As always all opinions and photos are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands who support this blog!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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5 Must-Haves for Your Fall Home (And The Cozy Fall Shop)

BHG Are you hosting a fall, Thanksgiving or Christmas gathering in your home this year? PSA …. if you’re in the States, we have just 37 days before Thanksgiving (ahhh!). I am actually SO excited about hosting Thanksgiving this year! Last year things were pretty chaotic and we didn’t even have a kitchen, so you […]

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Handmade in Iran: Khashkhash Plant Pots

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plant pots, Khashkhash, Iran, Iranian, pottery, plants, urban jungle bloggers

plant pots, Khashkhash, Iran, Iranian, pottery, plants, urban jungle bloggers

My love for handmade pieces with a story is without limits. And if we talk about plant pots than my love thrives even more. When Philipp Liepelt, a Berlin based guy, dropped me a message on Instagram telling me the story of Khashkhash I was intrigued. Beautiful clay plant pots handmade by local families in the mountains and deserts of Iran – this short description already entails the promise of endless stories. However, let us first have a look at the story of Philipp and his label Khashkhash.

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plant pots, Khashkhash, Iran, Iranian, pottery, plants, urban jungle bloggers

plant pots, Khashkhash, Iran, Iranian, pottery, plants, urban jungle bloggers

plant pots, Khashkhash, Iran, Iranian, pottery, plants, urban jungle bloggers

plant pots, Khashkhash, Iran, Iranian, pottery, plants, urban jungle bloggers

Philipp is traveling regularly to Iran and the region for professional reasons. Actually, he is traveling to the region to research its botanical bounty. Whether it’s Onocyclus iris from Israel or wild tulips from the Elburs mountains in Iran – I can only imagine how amazing his trips must be! During his regular trips to Iran he started noticing the rich tradition of craftsmanship from gaffers to metal workers and pottery. Most of these crafts were kept alive through small family businesses applying ancient techniques. However, despite their remoteness in the mountains of Iran, those small family businesses suffer from globalization and cheap mass production. So he wanted to help those people preserve their tradition and craftsmanship. As a result Khashkhash was born.

plant pots, Khashkhash, Iran, Iranian, pottery, plants, urban jungle bloggers

plant pots, Khashkhash, Iran, Iranian, pottery, plants, urban jungle bloggers

plant pots, Khashkhash, Iran, Iranian, pottery, plants, urban jungle bloggers

plant pots, Khashkhash, Iran, Iranian, pottery, plants, urban jungle bloggers

plant pots, Khashkhash, Iran, Iranian, pottery, plants, urban jungle bloggers

But these plant pots are utterly beautiful. Handmade with traditional techniques in the Iranian mountains they seem to carry the colours and stories of their origin. Layers of terracotta hues mix with sandy beige and soft pink tones. Little cracks and imperfections tell the story of soil turned into a lasting object by the hands of man. But they are not only beautiful to look at: the touch and feel of these plant pots is just amazing! They are fired in traditional circular kilns and the rich colours are a result of the highly mineral clay of the region.

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plant pots, Khashkhash, Iran, Iranian, pottery, plants, urban jungle bloggers

plant pots, Khashkhash, Iran, Iranian, pottery, plants, urban jungle bloggers

Adding beautiful, raw, handmade plant pots to your home and supporting a local community in Iran to preserve their tradition and craftsmanship? I think that is the way to go and shop nowadays. I wish there were more initiatives like Khashkhash to help communities across the globe and bring their unique products to a bigger audience. If it wasn’t for Instagram, I would have never stumbled upon these plant pots and the intriguing story behind them. Equally Philipp fell in love with those plant pots and started bringing them back to Berlin from each of his trips. His friends loved them too and then the idea was born to bring a little business to life.

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In order to make Khashkhash a reality, Philipp spent a few weeks with the families in Iran. Finally, everything worked out and the planters are available in Europe since May 2017. Today Khashkhash offers plant pots in three sizes (14 / 18 / 20 cm diameter). I am a lucky bastard to have two of those pots in my home now and have a look, just how beautiful do they look with a plant? I repotted my banana plant into the bigger pot and a rooted Monstera obliqua cutting in the smaller pot. These plant pots are also ideal for cacti and succulents because they are pretty porous and the desert hues will match perfectly with desert plants, no? Well an idea for more Khashkhash pots in my home!

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If you are looking for beautiful terracotta pots for your home and you want to support a local community, head over to the website of Khashkhash and to their Instagram account. Enjoy!

Photography by Philipp Liepelt / interior pics by Igor Josifovic

 

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How To Bring on The Cozy with Textures (+$500 Gift Card Giveaway!)

Sponsored by Arhaus You’ve likely heard me refer to transforming a home for fall with a cozy element known as “texture.” I sometimes get questions about what that actually means. I know that it might not always be super obvious or intuitive how to do it, but today I’ll share some designer tricks and tips […]

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Finnish Design: Onnenmaa by Saana ja Olli

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Saana ja Olli, home textiles, Finland, Finnish design

Leave it to Finnish design duo ‘Sanna ja Olli’ to enchant us with a new magical collection with a mysterious name: Onnenmaa. That cryptic name tranlates to ‘Arcadia’ and features a dream-like collection of home textiles and – for the first time – dressing gowns. If you are a regular reader of Happy Interior Blog, you are already familiar with the Finnish design duo ‘Saana ja Olli’. I wrote about their previous collections here and here. Today I want to show you some of my favorite pieces from their latest collection inspired by a dreamy escape from the daunting world situation.

Saana ja Olli, home textiles, Finland, Finnish design

Saana ja Olli, home textiles, Finland, Finnish design

Saana ja Olli, home textiles, Finland, Finnish design

Saana ja Olli, home textiles, Finland, Finnish design

The new ‘Onnenmaa’ collection is defined by light brush strokes and free associations of a dream-like space. They evoke art, the south, playfulness, and give a certain comfort for your safe haven – your home. Despite the new design approach, ‘Saana ja Olli’ remain true to their signature style: the modern day nordic folk craft aesthetics. ‘All our previous collections have been drawn with markers so the brush painting was a new method for working. The dream-like aesthetics were created through free association and meditation practises’, says Olli Sallinen, the other half of the designer couple. ‘From the beginning we have had strong principles regarding the criteria of good design. We want our lines to match one another, and we always make sure the materials and production are of highest quality’, adds designer Saana Sipilä.

Saana ja Olli, home textiles, Finland, Finnish design

Saana ja Olli, home textiles, Finland, Finnish design

Saana ja Olli, home textiles, Finland, Finnish design

As always, all products from the new collection are made from durable European 100 % hemp fabric, and they are produced in Finland. The new collection includes home textiles such as kitchen textiles as well as pillow and cushion covers. Additionally, this time the design label extended the collection to dressing gowns. I already have a few pieces from their previous collections at home and I can tell you, the touch and feel of hemp textiles is so nice! I can’t wait to add a few new pieces from this collection to my home too. I mean have you seen the little hemp containers and how cute they look when you place a potted plant into them? Oh yes!

Saana ja Olli, home textiles, Finland, Finnish design

Saana ja Olli, home textiles, Finland, Finnish design

Saana ja Olli, home textiles, Finland, Finnish design

One aspect that drew my attention to the new collection is its rich pattern evoking artists like Matisse or Gauguin, two painters I admire. Additionally, I love the playfulness of the brush strokes. It speaks to my wabi-sabi inspired interior aesthetic. Luckily the new collection is out now and available for purchase. I already made my choice. What about you?

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Photography via Saana ja Olli

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