Spectacular! Blogtacular!

Urban Jungle Bloggers green gift for Blogtacular attendeesHello friends! We are back from London where we attended the bloggers’ conference Blogtacular and spoke about you: our thriving green community Urban Jungle Bloggers. We came back absolutely thrilled, happy and totally sleep deprived. But it was all worth it!

Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaff at Blogtacular London

This was the second Blogtacular conference in London and it was held at the magnificent Royal Institution of Great Britain in central London. More than 300 enthusiastic bloggers attended the conference last Saturday and we were honored to be invited as speakers among great names such as Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge and visual storyteller Marte Marie Forsberg.

Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaff at Blogtacular London

Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaff at Blogtacular London
At the Pintacular evening event at West Elm we were surprised with all kinds of Urban Jungle Bloggers inspired craft workshops! So much fun!

Our audience was very eager to learn about online communities and we found ourselves in a room where all seats were taken and people were sitting on the floor. With the perfect example of the Urban Jungle Bloggers community we explained how bloggers can unite forces and leverage trends into communities. We also revealed that with every community there is a big load of work and responsibility – creating a community requires constant engagement and community management. But this is also the most rewarding thing to do: running a community of like-minded people, giving back to the community and inspiring each other has no price!

Ficus Ginseng - plant of the month JulyGiving back to the community was one very important aspect of our presentation. We decided to give back in real time: for all attendees (and for you!) we created some green gifts to download HERE. And we also wanted to surprise 10 of the attending bloggers with a real plant. We choose 10 winners of the plant of the month July courtesy of The Joy of Plants: a wonderful Ficus Ginseng.
These are the lucky winners: @18ChelseaMews, @annabsexton, @peasandneedles, @curiouszhi, @jessicaasims, @Monsieur_Torres, @Han_House, @xantheb, @91Magazine and @littlebeeeblogs. Congrats! Please email us your addresses so that we can arrange for the plant delivery!

Ficus Ginseng - plant of the month July

During our stay in London we were happy to be invited to stay at the cool and new Motel One – London Tower Hill which offers fine rooms, a cool design lobby and yummy breakfast for a very affordable price – a rarity in London!

Motel One Tower Hill London

Plus the hotel is perfectly located – just a few walking minutes from the famous Tower of London and the Tower Bridge. We were absolutely happy with our stay there and can recommend it for your next London weekend if you don’t want to spend a fortune on a multi-star hotel. Thanks again to the friendly team of Motel One!

Motel One Tower Hill London

Our London stay was kindly sponsored by Motel One but our opinion remains our own.
Second image by @jessicaasims, third & fourth image by Mollie Makes.


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Green Gift Guide for the Festive Season

Urban Jungle Bloggers green gift guide

Hello December! Can you believe we have almost reached the last month of the year and the festive season is in full swing? Well, it is time to think about nice and – yes of course – green gifts for your beloved ones and for yourself (we need to treat ourselves too from time to time, right?). In order to make the gift hunt a little bit more efficient, we have curated a Green Gift Guide that is fully approved by us Urban Jungle Bloggers. Here is a fantastic list of 25 green gifts for plant lovers at your service!

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

Hands Up Cactus poster via Skandivis
Hanging Pocket for your plants via FloraPockets
Austin Leaf Map poster via Holstee
  Leaf tie by Lufdesign via buyMeDesign
  Strange Plants book via Zioxla
  Solid copper watering can by Paul Loebach via Kontextur
  Cactus print linen tote by Amelie Mancini via LEIF
  The Cactus Rattle by La Fée Raille via Babasouk
  Plant Stand by Ferm Living
  Succulent Pillow by Plantillo
  The Plant magazine by The Plant
  Rootcup self-watering planter by Rootcup
  A pencil that grows by Sprout
  Woody planter by Frausieben
  Cute rubber cactus and succulent stamps by Honeysuckle
16  House Plant towel via Makelike
17  Cactus Print Jumper by What’s Inside You
  Leaves decoration magnets by Gispen
  Flower Power wireless plant monitor by Parrot
  Bucolic vases with trellises for plants to climb by Secondome
  Palm Print I by Kristina Dam Studio
  Embroidered cactus patches by Macon & Lesquoy
  Round watering pot mint via Restored
24  Piccolo seeds for indoor growing via Bulbo
  Uashmama washable paper bag via The Future Kept