Hello 2015 and hello Urban Jungle Bloggers community! Here we are with our first Urban Jungle Bloggers post in 2015 - Judith and I have quickly decided upon the topic as we wanted to bring together two aspects we like and conjoin them into a precious moment of joy and pleasure - we invite you to share your moments with your favorite plants and a good cup of coffee or tea.
I truly believe that these little moments are precious and essential for our well-being. We all live in a super fast paced world, we run from one project to another, work, household, kids, partners and work over again. Sometimes it feels like we're losing the ground under our feet. But then we grant ourselves that special moment: We brew some coffee or prepare a pot of tea, we sit down, we unwind. This relaxing and mending power is amplified when plants come into play. The growing and living plant next to you, that invigorating green - it makes such a moment perfect. Moreover, it is proven that plants purify the air we breathe and release fresh oxygen thus helping us to relax and unwind. Win-win situation I'd say!
Like the majority among you, I have a pretty crazy and stressful lifestyle. But I keep my daily ritual of taking my moment of peace after the office - I brew fresh coffee, I sit down, I enjoy my plants and I like to flip through inspiring books. My latest addition is the book 'The Good Life' by artist Jasper Morrison. It is about perceptions of the ordinary and how the ordinary sometimes inspires us most.
For today's Urban Jungle Bloggers post I have also added a new green friend to my home - the succulent named Crassula rupestris also known as Jade Necklace plant. This succulent plant stems from South Africa and has funny looking, fleshy stems. In my pot (usually I hang the plant - see here) it looks like a crazy hairdo and it makes me smile. Can my coffee break be any better? Hardly so! Enjoy your cup and your plants, friends!
Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series initiated by 2 bloggers: Igor (Happy Interior Blog) and Judith (JOELIX.com). Every month we share ideas to create an urban jungle through styling ideas, DIYs and green tips & tricks. You can find additional inspiration on our Urban Jungle Bloggers Pinterest board and keep up-to-date on our website and Facebook page. Want to join? Use #urbanjunglebloggers on Twitter and Instagram. Or let us know and we'll share the badge and upcoming topics with you. Let's bring some green into your homes and blogs!
Photography by Igor Josifovic