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The Tuesday Twist: 27 June

The Tuesday Twist: 27 June

Summer is here! Pack your bags and give in to wanderlust!

Start your travels on the right foot with one of our new Wooden Travel Notebooks!

A great way to stay organised as you venture! Keep your itineraries, notes and contacts, and even your most memorable travel stories all neatly in one place. These also make a great gift for friends and family that love to explore and experience new adventures!

Flex your Creative Muscles

If you are new to keeping a travel journal and want to find some inspiration to get you started Creative Passport is a great website to visit! It's aim is to bring people into a world of creativity even if they can’t draw or write! Filled with journal prompts, travelling tips, and so much more.

The Trip of a Lifetime 

If you are searching for some travel inspiration, why not check out this awesome blog, 17 Hidden Europe Gems You Need to Visit in 2017 courtesy of Dan Flying Solo.

Nature is Calling

Get away from the hustle and bustle of life for some fresh air and family time! Scotland boasts some fantastic campsites among wonderful mountain and coastal scenery. Check out Wild About Scotland: Top 10 Campsites in Scotland.

Remember the Moments

Whether you are getting your passports in order for a fabulous trip abroad or planning a family camping trip to the mountains, capture your favourite family moments in our one of our stunning Personalised Photo Frames! 


And if you are missing the peaceful glow of the campfire, you can easily recreate a tasty version with these delightful Bonfire Cupcakes courtesy of Tastemade.

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The Tuesday Twist: 20 June

The Tuesday Twist: 20 June

With all the rain Edinburgh has been receiving over the last few weeks, nature is in full bloom. It seems as though Auld Reekie herself is embracing Pantone's Colour of the Year: Greenery. This week we have devoted our entire blog to all things green!

History of Green

Greenery has inundating the latest trends and home decor ideas and is synonymous with springtime, growth and nature. Given it's history, it comes as no surprise that much of trending decor incorporates plant derived prints and colour tones.

In Ancient Egypt, green was the symbol of regeneration and rebirth. 

The Ancient Egyptian god Osiris, ruler of the underworld and of rebirth and regeneration, was typically shown with a green face. (Tomb of Nefertari, 1295–1253 BC).

To the Romans it was the colour of Venus, the goddess of gardens, vegetables and vineyards.

Ancient Roman fresco of Flora, or Spring, from Stabiae (2nd century AD)

In his book GREEN: The History of a ColorFrench art historian Michel Pastoureau takes an in depth look at the history of this verdant shade. From classical roots to modern uses, the colour green remains a prominent fixture in trending decor.

Bringing Greenery Inside 

The colour green offers a soothing appeal and when incorporated into the home it can evoke a sense of renewal.

Hurd and Honey have pieced together very convincing evidence as to 'Why Every Home Needs a Green Wall.' Here are a few of our favourite rationales:

  • Green walls will warm your home in the cooler months, and cool your home in the warmer months.
  • Green walls and plants combine beautifully.
  • Green walls, even darker shades, can make a smaller space feel larger.
  • Green walls give the impression that life is lived healthier, more organic and pure.
  • Green walls inspire imagination, green is open-minded, and friendly.
  • Green walls help neutrals stand out better than they would against white walls.

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    We just love the idea of incorporating living plant life into the home in unique ways, such as this living moss wall!
    If you are curious about how to get started decorating with With Pantone Color Of The Year, why not check out this article by Setting for Four.

    Fresh from the Studio

    If you are looking for a personalised touch to add to your greenery theme, why not check out our newest range of products!

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