Beauty, Quality and Finnish Craftsmanship
I confess: I am a towel snob! I love beautiful, crisp and well-made linen towels.
Step up any bathroom’s style with these luxury linen towels from Jokipiin Pellava, a linen textile mill. The towels offer an invigorating, healthful and pleasant experience, and they will leave the skin feeling clean, polished and wide awake.
Crafted from a blend of 70% linen and 30% cotton, the delightful terry towels bring together Nordic design and the exquisite properties of the natural materials. With its superb absorbency and natural antimicrobial qualities, linen is the ideal towel material. The material’s characteristics are seen at their best in linen terry towels.
Durable enough for everyday use, the towels absorb moisture superbly and dry quickly. They also have an air of simplicity and timeless beauty which I love.
Manufactured in Finland, the quality of the Villa towel range comes from tradition, pride and almost 100 years of master craftsmanship.
The flax for the linen yarn Jokipiin uses is grown and refined in Western Europe. The company can trace back the origin of the raw material and be sure that the growing and refining of the flax has been done according to the standards of organic production.
The linen and cotton yarn used are all OEKO-TEX certified. OEKO-TEX is an environmental textile standard certification recognised all over Europe that guarantees there are no harmful chemicals in the yarn.
The linen gets a finishing touch with steam from pure water, which gives the fabric its smooth surface. No chemicals or additives are used in the manufacturing process.
Add a touch of stylish luxury and timelessness with these gorgeous towels and make every day a spa day.
Take the Guesswork Out of Growing Plants Indoors
We recently came across the Click & Grow Smart Garden, which provides zero-effort gardening solutions perfect for urban homes. The smart herb garden is sure to leave friends and neighbours in awe.
The Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden allows the growing of fresh herbs, fruits and flowers quickly and 100% naturally. It is extremely easy to use: just plug it in, insert the cartridges (which contain seeds and nutrients), fill the water reservoir and the garden will do the rest.
The beauty of the herb garden is that it is virtually foolproof, as the smart technology does all the work. Inspired by innovative NASA technology, the specially developed Smart Soil creates the perfect environment plants need to thrive. It releases nutrients in sync with the plant life cycle, keeps soil pH balanced and employs tiny oxygen pockets to guarantee plants get ample breathing room and nutrients, even when the soil is wet.
The adjustable LED lamp furnishes plants with an enhanced light spectrum that spurs growth. Finally, the in-unit sensors constantly monitor garden vitals to ensure the right amount of light, water and nutrients.
This innovative technology will help plants grow faster and with more nutritional value, without any GMOs, pesticides, insecticides, plant hormones or other harmful substances.
The compact, sleek garden allows the gardener to grow up to three plants simultaneously. Grow a wide variety of plants, from mini tomatoes to thyme and petunias, simply by popping the capsules into the garden.
We really like the clean, minimalist design, which should complement most styles of home decor.
For anyone who loves cooking with fresh herbs, this self-monitoring garden from Click & Grow supplies year-round fresh herbs – even for those who lack a green thumb or do not have the space for a garden.
Sleep Better Tonight
I never thought the material of a duvet mattered, but getting this sumptuous duvet filled with organic wool from Greenfibres totally changed my mind.
I highly recommend the unmatched benefits of indulging in a wool duvet to understand what a good night’s sleep really feels like.
Bedding items are often not breathable, a fact that prevents the body from being able to regulate its temperature. Being too hot or too cold leads to an uncomfortable and irregular sleep. Add to this what sleeping in bedding filled with allergens such as dust mites and bacteria can do.
For the very best natural, healthy sleep, nothing beats wool when it comes to coolness and breathability. With loads of amazing qualities, wool is breathable, moisture wicking, temperature regulating and naturally hypoallergenic.
Materials such as down, feathers and polyester are all insulators that make the body hot because they will not release heat. Wool is a regulator rather than an insulator. It regulates body temperature in the same way as it does on the sheep. If there is too much body heat, the wool passes the heat mainly in the form of moisture from the body. When it is cold, the wool keeps the heat in.
One can really feel the difference from regular feather/down bedding and sense that the wool breathes, keeping me cooler during warm nights and warm when the temperature drops.
Also wool is naturally hypoallergenic. It resists mould and inhibits dust mites that can cause allergic reactions. Synthetic and feather/down duvets retain body moisture, which causes the body to sweat, which in turn encourages dust mites and mould. Wool absorbs and allows the outward passage of moisture, therefore creating a dryer environment and eliminating the food source that dust mites require to thrive.
And cleaning a wool duvet is easy: air it out on a sunny day and let nature do the cleaning.
This supremely comfortable organic wool duvet from Greenfibres promotes natural, healthy sleep in luxurious comfort. Finished to a high standard, it is encased in a 100% organic cotton percale outer quilted cover certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard and the Soil Association.
I can say from experience this sumptuously lightweight duvet has completely changed the way I sleep. Next I need to find a wool pillow, too.
For Modern Bathrooms
For a contemporary look in the bathroom, uncluttered design and aesthetic offer timeless beauty and elegance.
Inspired by the clean geometric lines of simple squares, the minimalist forms of this wall-mounted washbasin designed by Vicente Blasco for Boing helps create a distinctive look in the bathroom. For those of discerning taste seeking an effortless and minimal style for their bathroom decor, the wall-mounted KUBO washbasin seamlessly combines function and form with aesthetic modernity.
With a cleverly concealed waste outlet, the vanity unit’s minimalist styling and sleek edges are further augmented. The compact dimensions also make it ideal for integrating into smaller bathrooms where space can be an issue.
To top it all off, the suspended washbasin comes in a choice of white, black, beige, red, yellow, blue, magenta and green, making for a gorgeous finishing touch for all bathroom environments.
This modern washbasin is the ideal solution to the modern bathroom as it offers both a stunning visual appeal and superb functionality.
Effortlessly Stylish Elegance
We love the beauty of natural linen fibres. Sleeping on pure linen is the ultimate sensory experience, and countless converts know that after that experience, they never want to own anything else.
Linen continues to be a perennial favourite for good reason. Apart from its beautiful timelessness and simplicity, it offers a sense of elegant luxury, whilst adding a relaxed, informal feel. As the world's oldest and healthiest textile, linen is also highly breathable and antimicrobial. Its natural heat-regulating qualities make it the perfect choice for any time of year – it keeps the body cooler on a hot night and warmer on a cold night.
The elegant linen bedding from Broste Copenhagen offers both comfort and style in abundance. Presented in a selection of muted colour combinations, from white and fawn to taupe and castlerock, the range of 100% linen bedding is OEKO-TEX certified, meaning it meets the strict standards for being safe from harmful chemicals. Offering gorgeous style without compromising on quality, subtle detailing such as Mother of Pearl buttons adorn the bedding, creating a luxurious finishing touch for a beautiful and inviting bed.
Pure, simple, refined and so elegant, the bed linens from Broste pay tribute to everything we love about linen.