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Briiv Air Filter Pro – update after 1 year

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Plants have special super powers: the benefits of living with plants at home in general, and in bedrooms in particular, are countless. They make a room look more alive, and your bedside table brighter. Taking care of your plants can also help you wind down after a busy day. Studies have even shown that by simply touching the leaf of a plant for two minutes, you reduce your stress levels! For a healthy bedroom regime, don’t rely on plants alone, however: Good ventilation, fresh bed linens, a comfortable mattress, good pillows, and an extra blanket, if needed, help you sleep better and improve your overall well-being. But not all bedrooms are bright enough to grow healthy plants: maybe there is only one small window or you don’t have a window sill, or maybe you don’t like taking care of even more plants. If that’s the case, or if you don’t want to wake up surrounded by plants (really: who are you?), you may want to rely on some help for healthy fresh air in the bedroom. And that’s where Briiv comes to the rescue! Briiv is an air filter that uses plant power to purify the air. Briiv is as powerful as 3,043 medium size houseplants. So you can enjoy the benefits of having plants in your home without the hassle. 

Over a year ago we first discovered the Briiv air filter: a family member who suffers from seasonal/annual pollen has been using the Briiv ever since and we thought it was time for a little update. Especially as there is also news to be shared! Briiv has now launched a new and improved version, called Briiv Pro.

Briiv air purifier pro

Briiv has took years of testing and customer feedback, building on the tried and tested technology that they have developed and patented. And from all the feedback, they now introduced new features in the new Briiv Pro: improved airflow, smart sensors and new filter materials to make Briiv Pro the most advanced plant powered air filter that will create a safer home for us as users. The new Briiv Pro links together with other Briiv units and enables a full scale smart air monitoring in your home. And when we say smart, we mean smart: it is driven by the latest AI technology and is currently the most advanced air quality monitoring system on the market. Plus there is no plastic to worry about – the new Briiv Pro is made of a unique blend of waste potato and rice husks, and the filters are made of naturally dried moss and coconut husks – all of it completely biodegradable.

The new Briiv Pro features two new modes:

Canary mode automatically senses poor air quality and cleans the air in the space

Hive mode connects and controls multiple Briiv units.Briiv air purifier pro

Briiv air purifier pro

We asked our family member how they have experienced using the Briiv, and here’s what they say:
“At first I was sceptic, will another air purifier help me with my allergies, but now after more than a year I must admit it helps me breathe better in my home office where I have setup my Briiv. I changed the filters this spring and it keeps functioning very well. With the new connected Briiv coming out later this month, I will definitely look into that, as an extra Briiv for the bedroom would be useful. Also, I really like the look: unlike my previous air purifier which looked all plastic-y, this one looks beautiful in my home office.”Briiv air purifier pro

This is how is easy it is to set up the Briiv:
Urban Jungle Bloggers - Briiv air filter

Filling up the glass Briiv vessel with the sustainable sourced moss is a breeze. It is quick, simple and adds a natural touch to any corner of your bedroom – or your bedside table in particular! One Briiv Air Filter is proven to purify a 6m x 6m space in just one hour, so you would ideally add one unit in whichever room needs a quick air cleanse. If your room is very big, you can add two or more vessels simultaneously. For an average bedroom we recommend one Briiv Air Purifier as in our example case in Judith’s guest bedroom.

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Briiv air filter

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Briiv air filter

Look at how beautiful this fresh green sustainable sourced Reindeer Lichen moss looks. By the way, it’s suitable for home composting:

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Briiv air filter

The finished Briiv Air Filter looks like a fancy terrarium and comes with a sleek black base made of bio-plastic derived from elephant grass and a glass dome that can easily be recycled once not needed. The air is filtered by the Reindeer Lichen moss first: it captures large particulate matter like dust and animal dander from the air. The moss is sustainably harvested in Finland and from managed woodlands where they allow time between each harvest for it to recover. Coconut fibres from the second layer of filtration trap harmful substances from the air. And the final filtrations comes from the bespoke Nano Matrix filter which combines activated carbon and medical grade fabrics.These were originally developed for the medical industry and remove the finest harmful particles from the air and use 95% less plastic than other HEPA filters.

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Briiv air filter

Plants in the bedroom? YES or NO?

Every time we post a picture of a beautiful bedroom filled with plants on Instagram, we get some concerned comments from readers who believe sleeping in a bedroom with plants is not healthy. Here’s why we feel differently: Plants respire as humans do, emitting carbon dioxide at night (the reverse of photosynthesis) and converting carbon dioxide to oxygen (by photosynthesis) during the day. Carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) are often confused. The names sound similar, both compounds are colorless and odorless gases, and at high concentrations both can be deadly. In small amounts, carbon dioxide is relatively harmless, whereas carbon monoxide is extremely dangerous. Maybe this is the basis of the misperception.
The amount of CO2 that most plants produce at night is far less than the amount people and pets do. You could even say that sleeping with another person, in the same room or in the same bed, is less healthy (oxygen-wise) than sleeping in a bedroom filled with plants.

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Briiv air filter

The Briiv Air Purifier will increase the wellbeing of any room and of yourself, too. We love the idea of purified air in the bedroom done with the help of plant power. Now how about some clean air with the power of plants for your home? Get your Briiv Air Purifier HERE. What you’ll notice when you first turn on your Briiv, is that the moss smells a little bit, well like moss: this disappeared after the first sequence of purifying. We turned the Briiv on for one hour, with the windows closed, as we didn’t want the Briiv to clean the air coming from outside as well. It felt fresh and nice and we were surprised by how quiet the air filter is compared to others. We recommend turning it on during the day when you’re not asleep, unless you like some white noise to fall asleep, Briiv can help you sooth to sleep as well 😉 Another thing that we like about the Briiv is that you can fully control the Briiv via the Briiv app on your phone, you can schedule the purifying sessions, turn it on or off, lower or up the level of purification. It’s intuitive and very easy to use.

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Briiv air filter

While the Briiv looks similar to a beautiful terrarium, it is not recommended to water the moss: the moss which is part of the filter and will start to compost when you make it wet. Depending on the level of pollution of your space, the natural filters will last you up to 12 months. You can order a new set of moss, coconut coir and nano matrix filters to last you a year, directly from Briiv, like here.

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Briiv air filter

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Briiv air filter

We love how Briiv fits in so well into an urban jungle style home and at the same it is also a sustainable choice when you’re looking for an air filter. Instead of bringing more plastic into the world to keep our indoors healthy, this air filter is 100% more biodegradable than other air filters, and consumes a minimum of low power energy. And even the packaging in which Briiv is wrapped is fully recycle. No unnecessary plastics or foam chips. Well done Briiv!

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Briiv air filter

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Briiv air filterPhotography by Urban Jungle Bloggers and Briiv – Blogpost created in collaboration with Briiv.

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The power of plants with the Briiv Air Filter

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Briiv air filter

Plants have special super powers: the benefits of living with plants at home in general, and in bedrooms in particular, are countless. They make a room look more alive, and your bedside table brighter. Taking care of your plants can also help you wind down after a busy day. Studies have even shown that by simply touching the leaf of a plant for two minutes, you reduce your stress levels! For a healthy bedroom regime, don’t rely on plants alone, however: Good ventilation, fresh bed linens, a comfortable mattress, good pillows, and an extra blanket, if needed, help you sleep better and improve your overall well-being. But not all bedrooms are bright enough to grow healthy plants: maybe there is only one small window or you don’t have a window sill, or maybe you don’t like taking care of even more plants. If that’s the case, or if you don’t want to wake up surrounded by plants (really: who are you?), you may want to rely on some help for healthy fresh air in the bedroom. And that’s where Briiv comes to the rescue! Briiv is an air filter that uses plant power to purify the air. Briiv is as powerful as 3,043 medium size houseplants. So you can enjoy the benefits of having plants in your home without the hassle.  Urban Jungle Bloggers - Briiv air filter

Filling up the glass Briiv vessel with the sustainable sourced moss is a breeze. It is quick, simple and adds a natural touch to any corner of your bedroom – or your bedside table in particular! One Briiv Air Filter is proven to purify a 6m x 6m space in just one hour, so you would ideally add one unit in whichever room needs a quick air cleanse. If your room is very big, you can add two or more vessels simultaneously. For an average bedroom we recommend one Briiv Air Purifier as in our example case in Judith’s guest bedroom.

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Briiv air filter

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Briiv air filter

Look at how beautiful this fresh green sustainable sourced Reindeer Lichen moss looks. By the way, it’s suitable for home composting:

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Briiv air filter

The finished Briiv Air Filter looks like a fancy terrarium and comes with a sleek black base made of bio-plastic derived from elephant grass and a glass dome that can easily be recycled once not needed. The air is filtered by the Reindeer Lichen moss first: it captures large particulate matter like dust and animal dander from the air. The moss is sustainably harvested in Finland and from managed woodlands where they allow time between each harvest for it to recover. Coconut fibres from the second layer of filtration trap harmful substances from the air. And the final filtrations comes from the bespoke Silk Matrix filter which combines naturally occurring carbon and silk nanofibers. These were originally developed for the medical industry and remove the finest harmful particles from the air and are 100% biodegradable unlike their HEPA counterparts.

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Briiv air filter

Plants in the bedroom? YES or NO?

Every time we post a picture of a beautiful bedroom filled with plants on Instagram, we get some concerned comments from readers who believe sleeping in a bedroom with plants is not healthy. Here’s why we feel differently: Plants respire as humans do, emitting carbon dioxide at night (the reverse of photosynthesis) and converting carbon dioxide to oxygen (by photosynthesis) during the day. Carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) are often confused. The names sound similar, both compounds are colorless and odorless gases, and at high concentrations both can be deadly. In small amounts, carbon dioxide is relatively harmless, whereas carbon monoxide is extremely dangerous. Maybe this is the basis of the misperception.
The amount of CO2 that most plants produce at night is far less than the amount people and pets do. You could even say that sleeping with another person, in the same room or in the same bed, is less healthy (oxygen-wise) than sleeping in a bedroom filled with plants.

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Briiv air filter

The Briiv Air Purifier will increase the wellbeing of any room and of yourself, too. We love the idea of purified air in the bedroom done with the help of plant power. Now how about some clean air with the power of plants for your home? Get your Briiv Air Purifier HERE. What you’ll notice when you first turn on your Briiv, is that the moss smells a little bit, well like moss: this disappeared after the first sequence of purifying. We turned the Briiv on for one hour, with the windows closed, as we didn’t want the Briiv to clean the air coming from outside as well. It felt fresh and nice and we were surprised by how quiet the air filter is compared to others. We recommend turning it on during the day when you’re not asleep, unless you like some white noise to fall asleep, Briiv can help you sooth to sleep as well 😉 Another thing that we like about the Briiv is that you can fully control the Briiv via the Briiv app on your phone, you can schedule the purifying sessions, turn it on or off, lower or up the level of purification. It’s intuitive and very easy to use.

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Briiv air filter

While the Briiv looks similar to a beautiful terrarium, it is not recommended to water the moss: the moss which is part of the filter and will start to compost when you make it wet. Depending on the level of pollution of your space, the natural filters will last you up to 12 months. You can order a new set of moss, coconut coir and a silk matrix filters, directly from Briiv, like here.

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Briiv air filter

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Briiv air filter

We love how Briiv fits in so well into an urban jungle style home and at the same it is also a sustainable choice when you’re looking for an air filter. Instead of bringing more plastic into the world to keep our indoors healthy, this air filter is 100% biodegradable and consumes a minimum of low power energy. And even the packaging in which Briiv is wrapped is fully recycle. No unnecessary plastics or foam chips. Well done Briiv!

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Briiv air filter

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Briiv air filterPhotography by Urban Jungle Bloggers – Blogpost created in collaboration with Briiv.

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Make your home flourish with H&M Home

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Prepare for the new season and dress your home in the lush colour of green! For the launch of the new H&M Home Spring collection we styled their new items for a lush and fresh spring look. By simply changing the plant pots, you can update the entire look of your urban jungle. These new gold H&M Home pots reflect the light and brighten even the darkest corners. Or go for glass domes and create a mini terrarium with some pink Fittonia and Soleirolia soleirolii. Create a cozy green reading nook where you can have a tea, read a book and relax after a long day. On top of that, we’re sharing some easy and simple tricks from some common plant challenges.

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I want a plant to clean the air in my home!

Go for a Pothos! It is not only an easy houseplant but also one of the superpower plants when it comes to purifying the air. It removes toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde and more!

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My room needs an artistic touch!

Plain green plants can sometimes be boring, but add patterned plants for an artistic touch. This indirect light loving Philodendron Birkin is almost just as stylish as a real Birkin bag: look at those elegant brush strokes and white leaves! A Begonia maculata is also a nice option with its’ spectacular dotted leaves!

Urban Jungle Bloggers x H&M Home #hmhome #urbanjunglebloggers

Urban Jungle Bloggers x H&M Home #hmhome #urbanjunglebloggers

I need a dash of plant color for my spring styling!

Add a touch of soft powdery pink to your spring styling with a coral pink Anthurium. It is a perfect addition for a pastel color palette. Matchy-matchy!

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The new H&M Home Spring collection is now available in their shops worldwide or find it online here. It includes elegant ceramic pots with matching saucers (!) with nice finishes in pink, green, white, speckled and black. They come in different sizes that are perfect for small to medium houseplants. The collection also features gold metal pots, glass domes, a glass watering globe, brass accessories, mango wood plant pots, hanging pots for your balcony and more. Check it out here!

Urban Jungle Bloggers x H&M Home #hmhome #urbanjunglebloggers

Urban Jungle Bloggers x H&M Home #hmhome #urbanjunglebloggers

Urban Jungle Bloggers x H&M Home #hmhome #urbanjunglebloggers

Urban Jungle Bloggers x H&M Home #hmhome #urbanjunglebloggers

Urban Jungle Bloggers x H&M Home #hmhome #urbanjunglebloggers

Urban Jungle Bloggers x H&M Home #hmhome #urbanjunglebloggers

Photography by Marta Puglia for H&M Home x Urban Jungle Bloggers

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Online course: Home Styling and Decoration with Plants

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Domestika online course Home Styling and Decoration with Plants

Have you ever wondered where to start when you decided your life needed more plants? Which plants to go for? How to style your space on a budget? Which plant pot to get for your plants? Where to find that big giant Ficus elastica? Or which brands make the coolest plant pots? We have got you covered in our new Domestika course “Home Styling and Decoration with Plants“. We included as much information, styling tricks and plant tips as we could to create a chock full online course for any plant lover. It is particularly focused on beginning plant lovers, but we believe it will also be fun if you’ve been living with plants for quite a while.

Why Domestika?

Working with Domestika has been a breeze: they cater the best creative courses to a global audience. On their online platform you can learn anything from learning new digital skills, craft, presentation techniques, illustration, architecture and fashion courses. And their courses are not just available in the native language of the teachers, they are available with subtitles in many different languages. With our own global audience this was important for us: we like to keep our course affordable and easy to understand for every plant lover around the world. Also, Domestika courses are not just a quick Zoom course shot at home: they are professionally produced in the Domestika studios. We filmed our lessons in Madrid, Spain and it was amazing to work with a talented and very motivated crew. Often we would leave at the end of the day and the film team would still be shooting B-roll with the many plants that were at our disposal. And when we worked on the final setup, the entire office came in to have a peek: plants are attractive!

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Domestika online course Home Styling and Decoration with Plants

What’s in it for you?

In this Domestika course “Home Styling and Decoration with Plants” we will first welcome you and tell you a little bit about our professional background and how we approach plant styling. We also share our biggest influences and sources of inspiration.
You will get an overview of interior styling with plants and how to find your own signature style. Learn about the foundations of “happy plants” and how to keep them healthy in the long run. We will then take you on a room-by-room guide to show you the different ways you can incorporate plants into any room of your home.
Then you will start planning your urban jungle by analyzing your interior space and learning some simple decor rules and tricks. Next, create a mood board to start defining your style and design. We will then give you tips on shopping for plants and plant accessories.
Time to roll up your sleeves and start decorating. Learn how to use your floor space for a variety of plant arrangements. Discover how to combine the right plant with specific pieces of furniture before exploring various ways to incorporate hanging plants into different rooms. Then see both of us in action as they apply our knowledge and previous techniques to an example living room.
Wrap up the course by hearing some of our practical tips on photography for social media and how to share your plant-filled room. We share some final plant care tips and expand on how to connect with the online community of plant lovers.

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Domestika online course Home Styling and Decoration with Plants

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Domestika online course Home Styling and Decoration with Plants

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Domestika online course Home Styling and Decoration with Plants

What do you need?

No previous knowledge is required to take our course, but the main ingredient you “should” bring is: motivation! Then you simply need plants and plant accessories, like pots and hangers, for styling. If you start from scratch, we recommend getting the materials after taking the course, so you have the design finalized first.

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Domestika online course Home Styling and Decoration with Plants

You now get 50% OFF using our link!

When you sign up now, until the official launch on February 9th, you will get 50% off the price of the course. It starts on February 9th, but you can do all the courses at your own place, from the comfort of your home (or office, park bench, public transport… basically anywhere!). You will have unlimited access forever. SIGN UP HERE. See you in class or in the Domestika Forum where you can ask us all the questions you may have.

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Domestika online course Home Styling and Decoration with Plants

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World of Plants for USM Haller – A Vintage Berlin Home

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Today we want to take you on another home story for our ‘A World of Plants for USM Haller’ campaign. We have taken you on a tour of a green home office in Berlin, a southern French hallway design, and now we want to show you a collected Berlin home with strong vintage vibes – of course equipped with the new USM plant shelves.

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Some of you might recognize Theo from our Plant Tribe book – after all, she is a real plant lover just like us. She also loves interior styling – with a special knack for collected, vintage pieces. Her Berlin apartment is a treasure trove with vintage furniture, natural materials, ceramics, art, books, tactile surfaces. And right there, in this vintage home, a beautiful new USM shelf found its place – with two dedicated plant shelf units and the integrated USM Haller E light panels.

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Theo opted for a almost ceiling high USM shelf consisting of three 50cm wide units. Her color of choice is the soft beige which perfectly accentuates the natural color palette in her home. What we love in particular in this home story is that it showcases how a USM shelf fits in any kind of interior style – even a more vintage inspired home. Not to mention that the integrated plant pots and plants do the trick here, too.

Urban Jungle Bloggers - USM Haller World of plants #urbanjunglebloggers

Urban Jungle Bloggers - USM Haller World of plants #urbanjunglebloggers

Urban Jungle Bloggers - USM Haller World of plants #urbanjunglebloggers

Urban Jungle Bloggers - USM Haller World of plants #urbanjunglebloggers

This is plant happiness combines with stylish furniture design – and the best: all of it is – typical USM Haller – modular and can be changed, rearranged, newly combined, and styled to your very personal liking and taste. And the plant shelves come in all kind of USM solutions – from big shelves to sideboards or bar carts. Get creative with the World of Plants for USM Haller!

Urban Jungle Bloggers - USM Haller World of plants #urbanjunglebloggers

Urban Jungle Bloggers - USM Haller World of plants #urbanjunglebloggers

Urban Jungle Bloggers - USM Haller World of plants #urbanjunglebloggers

Urban Jungle Bloggers - USM Haller World of plants #urbanjunglebloggers

Urban Jungle Bloggers - USM Haller World of plants #urbanjunglebloggers

Urban Jungle Bloggers - USM Haller World of plants #urbanjunglebloggers

Urban Jungle Bloggers - USM Haller World of plants #urbanjunglebloggers

Check out the World of Plants for USM Haller here for further information, ideas, products and shopping opportunities.

Photography by Jules Villbrandt