Thursday, January 29, 2015

Urban Jungle Bloggers: Plants & Coffee



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 Blogand 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 

62 comments :

  1. Hmmm this is exactly what I like about coffee: a simple ritual with time for yourself. You may be surprised to find out I never drink coffee (at home at least) but I love all these coffee objects, like the Chemex, Moka espresso maker, the grounds, cups, espresso machines, milk jars, sugar pots... and yes even the mugs! You choose a pretty one from your gigantic collection, Igor! As well a beautiful new crassula! Let's have coffee again soon ;)

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  2. Can I say I have serious plant jealousy at the moment?
    I'm really liking the crassula… a lot!!
    Beautiful setting as always.

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    1. Grazie Giova!! It is pretty special indeed & looks so fun!

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  3. That's a great crazy plant! Yes, you've got a good healthy combination going there as both plants and beeswax candles clean and purify the air. Enjoy the moment!

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    1. Which is why I have added my tiny little beeswax candle to the setting too!! Still love it, Amy!

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  4. Ich komm dann mal auf ´nen Kaffee vorbei und dann zeigst du mir, wie du es immer schaffst Kaffee einzuschenken und gleichzeitig so perfekte Fotos zu machen...lol...und mit dem blau überall...gorgeous ! lg,Anette

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    1. Ah danke Dir Anette!!! Ich sage nur "nerdy Selbstauslöser" :-) Und Du bist immer auf einen Kaffee eingeladen!

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  5. I love this coffee moment.
    Could this be the cutest plant ever?!! Consider the name of it written down in my notebook; I'm getting one!

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    1. You should Lisa!! It would go perfectly with your coffee moments too!

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  6. Crassula rupestris... so ein verrücktes Ding :D Gefällt mir gut! Und auch dein Kaffeebecher ist ein Traum.

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    1. Danke Dir Anna:-) Ja, die Pflanze ist sehr eigen in ihrer Erscheinung - deswegen ist sie mir auch aufgefallen im Gartencenter:-)

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  7. I always associate you with coffee and plants so this combo is perfect. your coffee ritual is so nice and I adore your new plant acquisition.

    Here's to these special daily moments..... fab post and gorgeous photography.

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    1. Thank you my friend! So pleased you liked our topic too and joined in with such a fab post!

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  8. So beautiful Igor - I love the crassula you have here and also your kettle here, wowzers!!!

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  9. true and important post! Loving the Crassula rupestris, on my wish list right now!

    https://esrscreatives.wordpress.com/

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    1. Glad you like it Emily! You should join our Urban Jungle Bloggers!

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  10. Das sieht sehr gemütlich aus! Ich hoffe, du hast dich gut von der Messe erholt.
    Danke für die Genesungswünsche, mich hat die Messe dieses Mal echt geschafft....
    Wie ist das Buch? Hört sich interessant an. LG

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    1. Danke Dir Anja! Ich hab mich gut erholt von der Messe und wurde glücklicherweise ja verschont von Erkältung & co. Das Buch ist toll und inspirierend - ich hab's übrigens auf der Messe gekauft:-)

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  11. Lovely spot for a coffee. And yes, I'll say what everyone else has said...that plant is absolutely amazing. I'll have to keep my eye out for one of those....

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    1. Thank you Jillian!!! Happy you like it too!

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  12. I love coffee and I love that plant (and the rest too naturally) Great post Igor, I'm getting mine ready :))

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  13. What an amazing plant (yes I know everyone said it before, but it's the truth!) I love your pictures (as usual) and your coffee break is for sure a quiet, intimate moment. Enjoy it each and every time. xx

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    1. Merci mon amie!! I have to put some crystals around my plant to prevent it from evil LOL You know we Serbian say when people keep on praising something it will turn out badly LOL So superstitious!

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  14. What stunning photographs! Love the colour palette. This month's theme has been such a good one x

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    1. Oh thank you Katy! So happy you liked it and even happier you joined in too!

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  15. Loving your styling Igor! And the succulent is pretty and healthy!!

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  16. Ναι, εναν καφε θα τον έπινα σε αυτο το περιβάλλον!

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  17. Wonderful post as always, Igor, and that Crassula is just so striking!

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    1. Oh thank you so much Kate!! Hope you'll join us one day too:-) We'd be very happy!

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  18. Crassula's are great, this is a really nice one! And the Jasper Morrisson book looks interesting as well. Nothing like a good read to go with coffee. And a good plant, of course :)

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    1. You say it, Yvonne! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  19. I love your new Crassula plant. The vivid green set against the natural wood is so beautiful. The perfect setting for a daily coffee ritual!

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    1. Thank you Sarah! I love the combination of green and natural wood as well as deep blue and natural wood - it reminds me of nature and where we actually come from.

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  20. Beautiful. Just pouring another cup to drink while I linger over these photographs.

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  21. Love this Igor, the vignette with the spoons and percolator is perfection. I actually have that plant hanging in a wire cloche in my workspace window, it's SO happy there! Hope to catch up with you over coffee soon, when are you back in London? x

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    1. Thank you Tiff!! That plant is just wonderful, isn't it? It looks so fun it makes me smile every day:-) Looking forward to seeing you over coffee soon - I'll be in London beginning of March!

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  22. That's a very unique succulent! My succulents are all tiny little ones at the moment. I love how detailed your post is - I joined in Urban Jungle Bloggers for this first time this month and I had only done a short post so I'm now inspired to do a longer one for the next topic!

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    1. We are happy you joined us and I'm looking forward to seeing all the green inspiration coming from you too!

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  23. I love Jade Necklace, I have never met this succulent before, but I definitely have to get one for my succulent collection. Thank you for sharing Igor!

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    1. It is such a funny looking one, isn't it? Thank you Zsuzsi!

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  24. I loved the floor !!!
    Cactus and succulents are my favorite, has something special.

    Saludos!

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  25. The crassula is very cool, it looks like tentacles! I loved the theme for this month's challenge, I drew inspiration from my favourite coffee shop. It's been fun seeing everyone else's interpretation of the theme. Yay for plants and coffee!

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    1. Thank you Ruth, it was so nice to see your interpretation today! Glad you join us from so far away! Truly appreciated!

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  26. I love your magazine rack on the wall, the plant and of course the bamboo spoons! Thank you for the advice about the book which I will buy. I am really impressed by how shiny your moka express machine looks, I better start scrubbing mine!

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    1. Thank you Elena very much:-) I do try to keep it clean everytime I use it:-)

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  27. wunderschöne Fotos hast du wieder geschossen :) so eine Tentakel-Pflanze ist bei mir auch eingezogen ich liebe solche ungewöhnlichen Formen! leider hats mir diesmal nur gereicht bei Instagram ein paar Schnappschüsse zu zeigen, beim nächsten Mal hoffentlich wieder ausgiebiger. Viele liebe Grüße Julia

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    1. Oh danke Dir Julia!! Dein Foto auf Instagram hab ich schon bewundert und kein Stress, wir freuen uns, wenn Du Zeit hast, wieder voll dabei zu sein!!

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  28. I could only see it in two shots, but I love your lamp. It's so sleek and elegant, and I would love to have one in my home. I also really like your new plant. The texture of the leaves look so interesting and unique.

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  29. A really nice documentary Igor! The Good Life sounds like a really inspiring read.

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  30. Wundervolle Fotos, tolle Messe. Nächstes Jahr bin ich hoffentlich auch dabei auch, wenn es Prüfungsphase ist :) Danke fürs Teilen

    Lg Ayse
    www.maisoninspiration.com

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