Urban Jungle Bloggers: Offer a Plant to a Friend

In the past few weeks two friends got their own place, so it’s time for gifts! This theme for the Urban Jungle Bloggers completely suits: I’m offering a plant to a friend. This gift is for my dear friend Tiffany, who just moved into her little ‘penthouse’ in Rotterdam. Her style can be defined as rustic modern with a strong touch of individuality. Tiff (who prefers to leave the ‘any’) is a very strong person who always takes care of her self.

The only thing she can’t take care of are plants (note: these are her own words). But I’m quite stubborn (and so is she!) and I want to share my love for plants. After a search I found THE plant for Tiff: an air plant. The Tillandsia is probably the strongest plant in the world due to it’s independence. Because it got no need of soil I had to get creative! I created an industrial hanger.

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An imperfect piece of jewelry for the wall. A brass linker with the numbers ’22’ on it, which fits her age 😉 And to hang it all, a natural cord which refers to the beach which she’s very fond of. I had to use my molded hand to ‘offer it’ on an unusual way 😉

Urban Jungle Bloggers: Plants & Coffee

When I received this months Urban Jungle Bloggers theme I was hooked! Plants & Coffee… what is not to love! When I was this little red head my grand ma taught me to drink coffee. I had my own cup at her place and drank it with milk and sugar. Nowadays I like it black when I’m at home, sometimes with milk and sugar and when I’m out I prefer a cappuccino. And sometimes I go crazy at Starbucks with different flavors. Let’s just say it: I love coffee!

And I love plants. My house is getting more green by the bit! Even my desk at work is getting a botanic touch. A couple of fresh new leafs are enough for a cozy feeling and some extra oxygen!

For this Urban Jungle Bloggers-theme I captured my Saturday morning ritual. I love waking up with sun beams entering my living room, enlighten my plants. With my first cup of coffee I like to write down ideas and sketch my thoughts. Enjoying my little ‘sacred’ moment of waking up. Today I like to share that little ritual with you all!

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Urban Jungle Bloggers: Cosy and Green Bedroom

It’s been a while since I’ve joined my fellow Urban Jungle Bloggers, I’m sorry my green family! When I got the newsletter with this months theme, I got inspired to add some green to my bedroom. For months it felt like something was missing in my bedroom. After repainting my bedroom into a blue oasis, the real problem was decorating my cupboard. But now I found out what I was missing: some greens!

So today I took some time to photograph my surroundings. It’s getting much colder outside, so after a breakfast at Picknick (a great pure food spot in Rotterdam), I locked myself up in my bedroom. I love the new view from my bed. From now on the Singing Bird and the Tallow candle by Ontwerpduo are accompanied by Sansevieria and Ficus on my cupboard.

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The Rhipsalis next to my bed was already part of the bedroom. Rhipsalis offers a calming effect, so a great succulent for the bedroom! It all started with some cuttings…

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Urban Jungle Bloggers: Green balcony

It’s getting more sunny by the day – well at least it does in Rotterdam. I reprogrammed my biorhythm to get home earlier in the evening to enjoy the last sunlight and have diner on my balcony. Just the motivation I needed to start and create my own little urban jungle. Earlier I shared my new balcony ideas, but for now I just added some more green to create a more colorful balcony. While visiting Igor’s blog (Happy Interior blog) I saw this awesome monthly Urban Jungle Bloggers theme from happy bloggers all around the world. This month I join the fun with the theme  “Show your green balcony” . Enjoy the first look of my Urban Jungle in progress with bright yellows, fresh greens and warm wood.

Living in the centre of Rotterdam automatically creates an urban vibe when it comes to creating your own little garden with the space you’ve got. Although I love the color of concrete, the wooden flooring by IKEA creates a more warm look. The little bistro set is cozy but not enough for having more than just one friend over. That’s the reason I made new plans for my green balcony. The bright yellow cushion by H&M Home adds a little Caribbean touch and inspired me for a healthy snack from yoghurt and pineapple. Birds in the city are rare, besides pigeons and seagulls, so I adopted another Pols Potten singing bird :). All together I really love my urban green balcony. I just can’t wait to realize my ideas and finish it all together for summer. Hope you like it to!

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