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NATURAL HIGHLIGHTS

NATURAL HIGHLIGHTS

Scientists or writers, philosophers or filmmakers… Their approaches may vary but their consensus is clear: time in nature (even a short “dose”) does a world of good for our minds, bodies and souls. We’ve gathered some of our favourites from this year’s Natural Thinking playlists to inspire your wintery forays outside.

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REFLECTIONS: THOM HUNT

REFLECTIONS: THOM HUNT

The call of the wild, and the journey from fearing solitude to feeling empowered by it, are experiences that adventurer, hunter, forager, TV presenter and 7thRise founder Thom Hunt knows intimately. He shares his thoughts on cold water, being human, the importance of connecting with nature, and being given a second chance.

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NATURAL THINKING / 04

NATURAL THINKING / 04

Whether you’re re-discovering the value of time to yourself or relishing time spent together, the writers, artists and thinkers on our latest playlist offer uplifting company for solo moments.

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Anita Sethi – author of I Belong Here – stands by a river in the Pennines

THE COMPANY OF SOLITUDE

The author of I Belong Here (Bloomsbury, spring 2021), the first in a powerful new nature writing trilogy, Anita Sethi explores ideas of loneliness, solitude, companionship, connection and access to nature.

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REFLECTIONS: KATIE TREGGIDEN

REFLECTIONS: KATIE TREGGIDEN

From sleeping under the stars to sticking her head out of a Velux window every morning, author, journalist and design commentator Katie Treggiden tells us what nature means to her.

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‘LIQUID GOLD’: ALL ABOUT SEA BUCKTHORN

‘LIQUID GOLD’: ALL ABOUT SEA BUCKTHORN

Just as we feel invigorated by a lick of ocean breeze, rays of vitamin D and wild terrain, sea buckthorn also thrives in the elements where land meets sea. From shiny horses, to astronauts, to the perfect gin and tonic, we discover more about this ‘holy fruit’ and wonder berry…

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Bisila Noha photographed by Ida Riveros

REFLECTIONS: BISILA NOHA

Taking in nature in the city, the life cycle of clay, our place in the world and the essential elemental balance at the heart of her work, we spoke to London-based ceramicist Bisila Noha about what the elements mean to her.

 

 

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Into the Woods

Into the Woods

On a mission to discover the architecture that reconnects us with nature, author, journalist and design commentator Katie Treggiden packs a rucksack and takes us camping in the liminal spaces between trees, land and water.

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Natural Thinking / 03

Natural Thinking / 03

Whether you’re gazing from open windows or lucky in the garden, our new read, watch and listen playlist is for daydreaming and hatching future escapes – inspired by lives lived on the threshold of indoors and out.

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SUSTAINABILITY UNPACKED

SUSTAINABILITY UNPACKED

Glass? Plastic? Bioplastic? Refills? The research, logistics and decision-making in the sustainable packaging debate can be challenging terrain to navigate – especially for a new brand with limited resources. land&water founder Pix Ashworth shares what she’s learned from the journey so far.

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SCENTS OF THINGS PAST

SCENTS OF THINGS PAST

Evocative, transporting, mystifying….the sense of smell continues to intrigue neuroscientists, psychologists and writers. Author, broadcaster and fragrance aficionado Lizzie Ostrom (aka Odette Toilette) takes us on a journey through scent, memory and emotion.

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NATURAL THINKING / 02

NATURAL THINKING / 02

Our new read, listen and watch list is inspired by nature's ability to enliven the senses, rouse our emotions and stir memory – weaving past with present.

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REFLECTIONS: LIZZIE OSTROM

REFLECTIONS: LIZZIE OSTROM

A perfume author and scent consultant who loves the smell of tar, talks about the joys of losing herself on an old railway line in the woods, finding herself in the slow art of Japanese bathing, and embracing the British mizzle.

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ELEMENTAL WOMEN: PART 1

ELEMENTAL WOMEN: PART 1

Fashion designer. Filmmaker. Writer. Three inspiring women share what time in the elements means to them – and the smells that invoke powerful memories.

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SEVEN SAMPHIRE SECRETS

SEVEN SAMPHIRE SECRETS

At home on the fringes, in the salt-seasoned corners of the earth, Salicornia Herbacea crops up on beaches, rocky shorelines and marshlands...

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Reflections: Pix Ashworth

Reflections: Pix Ashworth

From climbing mountains to laugh-out-loud podcasts, land&water founder Pix Ashworth reflects on finding exhilaration and calm, whatever the day may bring.

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