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It's our 5th Birthday!

It's our 5th Birthday!

I love birthdays. Especially other people’s. I love that they make me stop and think about that person, and how great it is that they were born and that I get to have them in my life.

We’ve had a run of birthdays in my house recently. In the last few months I’ve made a 1st birthday cake for my second child, and a 2nd birthday cake for my first. In classic British fashion, I masked all the pride and emotion involved in watching them emerge from baby to toddler and toddler to child by scoffing a lot of fondant icing.

Today is Kalinko’s 5th birthday, and I’m going to need a whole packet of fondant icing for this one.

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Buy Once, Buy Well.

Buy Once, Buy Well.

We moved house a few weeks ago. I tried to throw away lots of stuff.

As instructed by Marie Kondo, I asked every item if it gave me joy.

The problem is, the answer was almost always yes...

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Inside Kalinko Homes: Miriam Cooper

Inside Kalinko Homes: Miriam Cooper

My name is Miriam Cooper. I’m a mum of two and I run an online community for parents called Mimi’s Bowl. I blog about what I'm cooking up in my kitchen and the food we eat at home, whilst juggling my two kids. I live in London’s Notting Hill in a listed building which we converted from a dentist surgery and a block of flats into a beautiful family home.

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Meet SUITCASE

Meet SUITCASE

SUITCASE is the magazine for globally minded travellers. Delivering escapism and inspiration to wherever you are in the world, they explore through a local lens – and shake up conventional travel en route. Through a quarterly print magazine, daily updated website, podcast, Instagram and events, they encourage thoughtful exploration of the world through beautiful storytelling.

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Welcome to the Wonky Sale!

Welcome to the Wonky Sale!

It's back! The sale that celebrates the imperfect, that cherishes the underdog, that gives little blips their moment to shine. This is your favourite sample sale: no sharp elbows, no queuing in the rain, no lugging things home on the tube.

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The IDEAl Tray

The IDEAl Tray

Our perfect little console tray comes from the very talented IDEA Woodsmith workshop in Yangon. Specifically, it comes from an old building in Yangon.

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We found our marbles

We found our marbles

We thought we'd lost them. But they were there all along, nestled in the hills just north of Mandalay. Specifically in a town called... marble. 

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Meet By Ruby

Meet By Ruby

Meet our September 2021 partner brand, By Ruby. They make completely delicious home-cooked food and deliver it to your door. And when I say delicious, I really mean it. These guys don't mess around. They use the freshest, local produce all from ethical suppliers, and make it all in their kitchen in small batches, exactly as you would at home.

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Inside Kalinko Homes: Charlotte McMullan

Inside Kalinko Homes: Charlotte McMullan

My name is Charlotte McMullan. I work in eCommerce and am based in South East London. I love interiors, and bought my first property last year. It has been such a joy designing each room and picking furniture and accessories for it, and thanks to lockdown and working from home, I have been able to focus all my free time on building my dream home and to enjoy it every day.

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A soothing little something for you

A soothing little something for you

Feel free to save this to your phone and waste a few hours looking at it.  

And if you'd like to recreate at home, click below to see the newest member of our Zomi Glass collection: our Carafe & Glass. It has been handblown from recycled bottles just north of Yangon in Burma. It is wibbly and bubbly and perfectly imperfect. 

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