meet Igor and Judith

Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaff - Founders of Urban Jungle Bloggers

Hello plant buddies and green friends!

This is us, Igor of Happy Interior Blog and Judith of We are bloggers, we are friends and we love plants in interiors and around us. We met over coffee in Paris and talked about design, styling, travels and realized we have one mutual passion: living with plants. That was the moment when we decided to start a monthly series on our blogs where we would interpret one green topic individually. Immediately after the first posts, in September 2013, we had such a big response from our readers and many of them wanted to participate, so we decided to open it up to other bloggers too. That was the moment when Urban Jungle Bloggers started. Through the years it grew into the wonderful green community that it is today.

Urban Jungle Bloggers is all about living with plants – in your home, in other interiors, in public spaces. We want to highlight the beauty and benefits of houseplants and other greeneries in urban spaces. Living with plants is not merely about styling and decorating. Houseplants have beneficial effects on our living environment and make our lives better, healthier and more beautiful. It is our mission here on Urban Jungle Bloggers to share this love for plants with other like-minded people.

In September 2016 we launched our first Urban Jungle book in English and in German (Wohnen in Grün). We take the readers on an inspiring voyage through five green homes across Europe, we share plant styling ideas and DIY projects for plant lovers created by 18 selected international Urban Jungle Bloggers, and we feature plant profiles of 10 popular houseplants with handy plant care tips and unusual plant trivia. You can see and read more about the Urban Jungle book HERE.

Urban Jungle Bloggers is also about community: a green community that is growing and thriving on the internet and beyond. As a green family of Urban Jungle Bloggers we share our take on living with houseplants and making our lives greener. Together we want to bring more greens into our homes and blogs.

In October 2015 Urban Jungle Bloggers won the Meet the Blogger Innovation Award in Amsterdam.
Urban Jungle Bloggers wins Meet the Blogger Innovation Award

About Igor: Blogging since 2011 on Happy Interior Blog about everything that inspires me for a happy home and happy life. Interior design, home decor, travels and plants are the focus on Happy Interior Blog. Based in Munich and Paris and traveling the world.

About Judith: Blogging since 2006 on where I celebrate interesting places, spaces and faces. Which means I share everything that catches my eye: beautiful design, exciting places off the beaten track, the renovation of our home just north of Paris and all kinds of daily adventures in France and beyond…



Since 2013 Urban Jungle Bloggers has collaborated with many different brands: from big global brands like IKEA and Pinterest to small companies that inspire us and our readers. If you feel your brand could be a good match for Urban Jungle Bloggers, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. You can read more about working with us here. Let’s bring more green into our homes and blogs!