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New Book: Plant Tribe – Living Happily Ever After with Plants

The word is out: We are happy to announce our brand new book “PLANT TRIBE – Living happily ever after with Plants”. Our new book PLANT TRIBE hit the stores on March 17th, 2020. With PLANT TRIBE we invited the global tribe of plant loving people into our 240-pages book. We traveled through the US, Brazil and Europe to bring inspiring people and their emotional and personal plant stories to all of you.

With PLANT TRIBE we are going one step further: After our first book Urban Jungle, we are now delving deeper into the many ways that nurturing plants help nurture the soul, with inspiring advice for using plants to increase energy, creativity, and well-being, and to attract love and prosperity into the home.

Plant Tribe Living Happily Ever After with Plants by Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaff

Plant Tribe Living Happily Ever After with Plants by Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaff

The book PLANT TRIBE guides the reader through five highly emotional chapters and a practical room-by-room plant guide: “Love your Plants” is all about the importance of our emotional connection to plants: We look into ways how plants teach us self-care and how we can bond with plants. Additionally, we have a closer look on living with pets and plants, both of whom we love dearly.

Plant Tribe Living Happily Ever After with Plants by Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaff

Good Energy with Plants” sheds a light on how we can raise the level of positive vibes in our homes with the help of plants and crystals, how we can purify the home with plants and how to optimally place plants in our home for a better energy flow.

Plant Tribe Living Happily Ever After with Plants by Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaff

In “Happiness with Plants” we focus on hands-on tips to make your plants and your life happier: We look at how to keep your green buddies happy and healthy, we suggest creative plant care routines, we speak of botanical joy, growing your own plants and sharing the happiness.

Plant Tribe Living Happily Ever After with Plants by Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaff

Plant Tribe Living Happily Ever After with Plants by Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaff

Well-being with Plants” puts a focus on plant ideas for your mind, body, and soul. Get ready for some practical advice on slow living with plants and horticultural therapy!

Plant Tribe Living Happily Ever After with Plants by Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaff

Plant Tribe Living Happily Ever After with Plants by Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaff

Plant Tribe Living Happily Ever After with Plants by Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaff

Get creative with Plants” highlights the potential of plants to boost our creativity and how plants drive a business. Moreover, we share creative ideas how to dress your plants, start creative plant projects, and execute simple plant styling tricks at home.

Plant Tribe Living Happily Ever After with Plants by Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaff

Last but not least, a handy room-by-room plant guide helps you select the ideal plant for every room of your home.

Plant Tribe Living Happily Ever After with Plants by Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaff

Every chapter is beautifully illustrated with photographies by our friend Jules Villbrandt who joined us on our global plant trip. 17 home stories from around the world will give you inspiring peeks into beautifully styled, creative, plant-filled and above all real homes of the global plant tribe. Come in, take a peek, become a member of the global PLANT TRIBE! The book is available now and you can order it from your favorite retailer HERE.

Plant Tribe Living Happily Ever After with Plants by Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaff

Photography Jules Villbrandt (except last photo)
Find more details about Plant Tribe here.

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Plant Trends

Green Trends from Maison & Objet September 2019

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Greenery at Bolia

A few weeks ago we set off to Paris to visit one of the biggest interior fairs, the Maison & Objet show. Our mission is always the same: Scouting and spotting the latest green trends in interior design. And we were not disappointed: The September 2019 Maison & Objet fair showcased some well known names and brands as well as some new ones to us with both nice plant stylings and plant focused product designs. Let’s have a visual tour through our green highlights, shall we?

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Maison & Objet, Paris September 2019

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Wall planters made from bio plastic by Verti Copenhagen

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Grow floor lamps series by Zuiver & REM Atelier

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Alocasia zebrina in Oskar pot // Brass and glass by Kinto

This fall’s edition of the fair was slightly less green as the last years, however we spotted quite some nice plant stylings and plant centered designs. We noticed a strong emphasis on sustainable materials and ideas, both for furniture designs as well as plant accessories. A great example are the wall planters made of bio plastic from Verti Copenhagen. We also noticed the ongoing trend of using natural and organic materials in interior design. Soft felt plant pots and textile plant covers such as those of Italian brand Pijama or the cute felt pots by the Swedish label Aveva Design. We loved the new colors and shapes!

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Green in the windowsill at Theia Design

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Plant pots by Hübsch // Terrarium by Jade Design

An ongoing trend are big plant pots on pedestals and terrariums. The French brand Jade Design is focused on high quality glass vessels for artsy miniature terrarium landscapes but also creative flower presentations in terrariums. The specialty of Jade Design are “open” terrariums that let the plants breathe and guarantee a better circulation of air and humidity. Additionally, they offer long watering pipettes made of glass to accompany the style of their terrariums for classy watering without water sprinkles all over the terrarium. Smart & stylish!

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Shelfies at Vitra // Plant pot cover by Pijama

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Plant pot covers by Almadie // Hanging plants at Serax

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Pampa grasses and new vases, pots and ORB wateringcan at Ferm Living

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Paper lamps by Molo Design // XXL planters and workspace by Il Giardino di Corten

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 Organic teas, soaps and scented candles by GreenMa

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 XXL fern at TineKhome // Lamps by Forestier

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 New Pikaplant products

The Dutch label Pikaplant presented their latest designs at the Maison & Objet too. New self-watering Geo plant pots made of glass and ceramics as well as propagation cones extend the line of green products from Pikaplant.

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Green Trends at Maison & Objet Paris september 2019 New Pikaplant products // Team Urban Jungle Bloggers

We enjoyed our tour at the Maison & Objet show in Paris and loved the ongoing focus on sustainability, natural materials and plants. We believe this is the way to go and it is also a fundamental belief and cornerstone of our Urban Jungle Bloggers community. So let’s see even more green ideas in the future! We are ready!

Photography by Urban Jungle Bloggers

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Planty Product

Green gift guide for plant lovers

Urban Jungle Bloggers - giftguide for plant lovers and urban gardeners

It’s end of November and we all know what this means, don’t we?! A few more weeks and the festive season is upon us! Like last year we have compiled a Green Gift Guide for you that is fully Urban Jungle Bloggers approved! From handy plant accessories to decorative items inspired by botanicals – the range is great and features something for every taste and budget. Well we couldn’t help but include the Urban Jungle Book  in the gift guide too – after all we believe it is a fantastic addition to any plant loving home! So now there is no excuse to not start your green gift hunt! Here is a fantastic list of 25 green gifts for plant lovers at your service!

Whether you will shop for your beloved ones or for yourself – with these green gifts you will definitely bring some more Urban Jungle Bloggers vibe into your life! Happy December!

Plant hanger Lamorna by Urbanara
2 Tea towel via Modcloth
3 Good night white cactus lamp by Littlehipstar
4 Voltasol tumbling plant pots including the new NANO by Livingthings
5 Urban Jungle, Living and Styling with plants, book via Amazon (new copies coming very soon!)
6 Xala Bowli watering can with cork by Xala
7 Leather tote bag with engraved Monstera deliciosa by Jack Gomme
8 Foliage necklace by lucie0ellen
9 Knock down plant stand by Urban Outfitters
10 Hand carved cactus serving spoon via Bomisch
11 Self watering plant glass by Holmegaard
12 Plant inspired enamel pins by Handmade Sam*made
13 Thing x Sylvester cactus hook via Thing Industries
14 Modern macrame plant hanger by Moandmum
15 Hand carved and hand printed postcards by Paprika Paper Goods
16 Aloe vera sweater by Juniqe
17 Giorgio Gasco cactus rug by Rug by Gur
18 Palmsprings ceramic cactus pots by Yfna x Green Monsters
19 Waterworks water dripping basic set by House of Thol
20 Cynara grow light by Bulbo
21 Alpaca wool pillows by Main Sauvage
22 Cactus Coloring Book by Brittany Jepsen of The House Lars Built
23 Botanical postcards by Parus Paper
24 Lisa Tegtmeier botanical poster via Human Empire Shop
25 Wohnen in Grün, our #urbanjunglebook in German via Amazon

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Urban Jungle rooftop dinner in Berlin

Urban Jungle Bloggers Rooftop dinner Berlin plant styling

Today we’re happy to share part II of the Jungle Styling project we worked on in Berlin last month. As you saw in part I we created a lush jungle hangout for 30 fashion influencers that were invited to attend the Bread and Butter show by Zalando. But brunch alone is not enough, right?! We also worked on a fantastic rooftop location and turned it into a planty setting for the Saturday night dinner.

Urban Jungle Bloggers Rooftop dinner Berlin plant styling

A wooden “house” structure was the base of the design, to which we attached plant hangers from fabric yarn, that we created following the DIY in the #urbanjunglebook. It was bright and sunny in Berlin when we set up the rooftop dinner, but there was so much wind that we had to cancel all the beautiful candles and Eno studio candle holders that we planned to use. No candles, but lots of greens, terracotta pots and pops of yellow made for a fun rooftop dinner location.

Urban Jungle Bloggers Rooftop dinner Berlin plant styling

Urban Jungle Bloggers Rooftop dinner Berlin plant styling

Urban Jungle Bloggers Rooftop dinner Berlin plant styling

Together with the talented ladies from 79 Berlin, we styled the table top with ceramic plates and hand-stamped napkins with botanical patterns, presented on large Monstera deliciosa leaves used as natural placemats. We used Green Dots by Living Things as a “botanical table runner”: these small terracotta bowls are perfect for small grasses or crass, but also look really nice with different Echeveria succulents. They tumbled in the wind!

Urban Jungle Bloggers Rooftop dinner Berlin plant styling

Urban Jungle Bloggers Rooftop dinner Berlin plant styling

Urban Jungle Bloggers Rooftop dinner Berlin plant styling

Urban Jungle Bloggers Rooftop dinner Berlin plant styling

Urban Jungle Bloggers Rooftop dinner Berlin plant styling

A windy rooftop jungle dinner:

Urban Jungle Bloggers Rooftop dinner Berlin plant styling

Urban Jungle Bloggers Rooftop dinner Berlin plant styling

The guests enjoyed a nice dinner with a star barbecue master, cocktails and a private DJ . And a beautiful sunset over the German capital from the rooftop terrace. Ohhh the hard life of a fashion influencer 😉

Urban Jungle Bloggers Rooftop dinner Berlin plant styling

Urban Jungle Bloggers Rooftop dinner Berlin plant styling

A big thank you to Living Things for the cool Green Dots, to Botanic Art for hundreds of beautiful plants, to 79 Berlin for the fabulous teamwork, to Rose Garden for the wonderful food, delicious Rose cocktails and behind-the-scenes-fun, and to Gebrüder Fritz and Zalando for working with us!

Photography by Urban Jungle Bloggers

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