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UK Blog Awards

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Hello you wondrous people!

Please forgive the intrusion but if you get a tiny moment over the weekend please cast a vote for ecomodernstudios in the 2016 UK Blog Awards.

It’s the last 3 days of the public vote and we’re in 2 categories (Arts & Culture + Green & Eco) so if you’d like to vote please select the category (or both) that you’re voting for!

Vote here

There are so many diverse blogs up for awards this year so it’s a great whose-who of those active and enthusiastic in the UK with their blogging. Well worth a peek!

Thanks for your support

ecomodernstudios x

 

Silke Bonde; Celebrate the small things

Established in 2010, Chase & Sorensen are East London stockists of beautiful midcentury and contemporary Scandinavian modern design, their ever changing collection is sourced from Denmark every few weeks making it a treasure trove of unexpected delights.

Chase & Sorensen have a new collection from Silke Bonde to share with us which act as a calming anecdote to any #BlueMonday feelings…

Silke Bonde is a Dutch designer and artist based in Copenhagen. Her playful and informal inky style incorporates nature and clean lines which resonate with a Scandinavian aesthetic.

“Forrest floor” art print by Silke Bonde 70x50cm

These painterly prints invite the outside in and this sense is reinforced by their titles of ‘Forrest Floor’ and ‘Leaf Lines’.

“Leaf lines (blue)” art print by Silke Bonde 70x50cm

‘Leaf Lines’ was inspired by the ‘skeleton’ you can discover in a leaf if you look hard enough. The miracle that these lines are unique and variable forming their own natural expression; like tiny pieces of art in your hand.

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If you would like to find out more about this collection of prints new to Chase & Sorensen for 2016 then follow them on Twitter & Instagram (and Silk Bonde on Instagram is definitely worth following too!) .

Hope today is a good one.

ecomodernstudios x

Lemonaid. Honest drink. Happy Head.

Here’s a company we can identify with: ‘when you’ve finished your drink, you can show off your DIY Skills’.

If you’ve not heard of Lemonaid its a nifty company with a moral compass. Every bottle of their organic ChariTea and Lemonaid range actively supports social initiatives in the farming regions in Asia, Africa and South America where the raw ingredients for the drinks are grown.

So far more than £560,000 has been given to social, economic and cultural projects in these regions as part of their ‘help people to help themselves’ approach on top of the Fair-trade premium pay they receive. The idea is that ’empowered people hold the key to overcoming many of the world’s problems’. How great is that? Especially in what seemed like very dark days in 2015…

So perhaps get Lemonaid on your radar and then try out your own crafty ‘upcycle’ project. Here’s a few ideas to get your creative thinking going. Some simple and some requiring a little more DIY prowess!

By attaching pourers and pumps (which can be easily bought online) you can turn bottles into oil & Vinegar or Sugar or soap dispensers. Or if you want to go big what about a cluster of lights – any qualified electrician can help with this:

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Or a set of variable height stools with the crates? We could see these in a playroom to help with fortress making…

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Or a spice rack for those who cook and want proper storage sizes!

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Or lastly (but not least) the ultimate outdoor ‘chandelier’ light. Perfect if you love hosting bbqs or mini-festivals in your garden. Simply insert an LED light into the middle to give a beautiful glow at night.

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If you try any of these upcycles then do send us an image. We would love to see them (or any of your creations!).

Have a great weekend and look differently at those objects around you! It’s often the most satisfying and fun process…

ecomodernstudios x

To read more about the positive changes coming about through this company visit here.