Nature’s giving us much, much more than just a pretty sight to look at. It provides us with food, water, clothing, warmth and energy. It’s everywhere, all around us and feeds our life on earth. And while some people can’t see past ways of using a certain fruit or vegetable in a recipe, others find
The scent of coconut brings back different memories to everyone. Some, it takes back to that afternoon sipping a delicious Pina Colada in Bangkok, others it reminds them of the Turkish Delight with grated coconut they had in Istanbul, or that spicy, but rich-flavoured curry in the market of Boombay. However, other than providing a
Summer has come and we enjoy the long warm days. Every year in late June we get the day of Solstice, literally meaning the “sun-stopping” from the Latin language. During this day the sun seems to stand still giving us its light and warmth. It is the longest day of the year that has many
Faded brightness, darkened shades and repeating patterns, in natural colors. Once you’ve seen a product of the shibori technique, you’ll recognize it anywhere. Each shibori item is unique and hand-made, with a deeper meaning behind its intricate patterns on fabric. The latest collaboration of Urban Nature Culture and Gyda Kropff’s Life In Patterns brand is
Without dark, there’d be no light. Our planet moves, revolves around and lives to the very rhythm of nature, the solar system and everything around it. We follow the sun, depend on its warmth and energy, and often fear its disappearance. To many, winter isn’t exactly their favorite season. Not only because of the cold
At Urban Nature Culture, we’re great fans of products that have more to them than meets the eye. There’s a story behind each and every single one of them. To some, it’s the unique way they’re produced. To others, it’s the effect they have after they’re completed. Our beautiful Mangal Jug is one of both.
Close your eyes and imagine India. Busy streets, the scent of spices rising up on every street corner, clothing in all colors, markets with the most beautiful, handmade products and gentle, smiling faces everywhere. But unfortunately, you’ll also meet the face of poverty. In the East-Indian state of Bihar, you’ll find more than 54 million
To enjoy today’s beauty, we must honor the past. Our products are the result of centuries of hard work, inventive & creative minds and traditions passed on from generation to generation. Our Heritage Jug is the perfect example of that. Reviving the Dutch Golden Age, it blends the beautiful designs of Delftware with Ottoman art.
Today’s generation may have lost most of their ancient old beliefs and superstitions, but some things have been part of our lives for so long, it sets forth its legacy and we can’t do anything else but honor that tradition. In Indian households, one of those traditions, and superstitions if you will, is the
Some birds aren’t meant to be caged, and Anne’s Bird is one of them. It’s one of the many stand-out pieces in Urban Nature Culture’s first collection, a candle holder that brings light to anyone’s home. Its bright yellow feathers add a playful and colorful touch to any household, but there’s much more to