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Online lifestyle zine with a hint of green and a touch of indie.

focussing on inspiration, visual strands features + connects inspiring people in art, design, illustration, photography, urban green, the great outdoors and more.


UJB: Planty table setting

May contain: homebaked lemon cakes, coffee, Tiarella, japanese fern, cacti and succulents.
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A weekend in the Belgian Ardennes

We booked a tiny AirBnB cabin, went hiking and visited the caves of Han. Also: tiny pink chapel.
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Paula Kool: Nature Art

Using dyes made from plants grown on her own allotment, Paula makes beautiful nature art.
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Kelsey Oseid: Daily Animal Project

Illustrator/artist Kelsey Oseid aka Kelzuki shares her view on natural history and her love for illustration.
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Sandra Apperloo: Crafty Moods Project

Sandra of art and illustration blog ArtisticMoods shares her personal creative project.
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A photographer’s story: Megan Alter

From New York to Amsterdam. Words by Katharina Vorndran.
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Talking inspiration: Melissa Marni

Interview. Inspiration, collaborating and photos of her California beach town.
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Janneke Luursema: wandering

Beautiful ethereal photo series shared by Janneke Luursema.
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100 days of need and greed: Kristina Schultz

Inspiring interview: what happens if you get rid of everything?
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Into the woods: Marijke van Oostrum

Amsterdam artist who makes beautiful sewn woodland sketches. A look at her work and process.
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Plant power: Roos Rutjes

One of the initiators of Plant Power at DesignKwartier and half of Veggie in Pumps.
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Interview: Pini Piru

This ethical Dutch indie brand uses fairly traded organic cotton and screen print by hand with non-toxic ink.
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Nature & Folklore 2: Matt Hayton

Interview. Illustrator / bookbinder / adventurer aka Fawnlorn from the beautiful Lake District (UK).
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Nature & Folklore 1: Adam Pritchett

Interview. Textile artist & sewing enthusiast, maker and craftsman behind The Old Needle, perpetual bookworm and murder mystery fan.
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Iveth Morales, The Angry Weather

Interview. About roots, the importance of a creative community and her beautiful new Heat wave collection.
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Heritage & Moving On, by Mel Chesneau

Mel (Styled Canvas) shares her view on ‘heritage’, featuring architectural work by Smart Design Studio.
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Heritage, by Viktorija Semjonova

Viktorija (Andsmile studio) shares what ‘Heritage’ means to her in this inspiring personal story with beautiful illustrations.
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Take me to the sea: Andrea Cook

Interview. Artist and gallery / art centre co-owner shares her passion for the sea.
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On a hazy morning: California road trip

Photography / storytelling team Joyce and Andres de Lange share their road trip photos.
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Cathy McMurray

Beautiful mountain inspired weaving and art.
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In praise of the low mountain

Beautiful essay written by Ruth Allen.
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David Litchfield

Interview. Drawing every day and the importance of community.
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Urban Jungle Bloggers

Interview with co-founder Judith de Graaff.
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How bird photography changed my life

A bird photographers story, written by Mario Aspeslagh.
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