Urban Jungle Bloggers: Plants & Coffee

January 29, 2015 0


Hello 2015 and hello Urban Jungle Bloggers community! Here we are with our first Urban Jungle Bloggers post in 2015 – Judith and I have quickly decided upon the topic as we wanted to bring together two aspects we like and conjoin them into a precious moment of joy and pleasure – we invite you to share your moments with your favorite plants and a good cup of coffee or tea.

I truly believe that these little moments are precious and essential for our well-being. We all live in a super fast paced world, we run from one project to another, work, household, kids, partners and work over again. Sometimes it feels like we’re losing the ground under our feet. But then we grant ourselves that special moment: We brew some coffee or prepare a pot of tea, we sit down, we unwind. This relaxing and mending power is amplified when plants come into play. The growing and living plant next to you, that invigorating green – it makes such a moment perfect. Moreover, it is proven that plants purify the air we breathe and release fresh oxygen thus helping us to relax and unwind. Win-win situation I’d say!

Like the majority among you, I have a pretty crazy and stressful lifestyle. But I keep my daily ritual of taking my moment of peace after the office – I brew fresh coffee, I sit down, I enjoy my plants and I like to flip through inspiring books. My latest addition is the book ‘The Good Life’ by artist Jasper Morrison. It is about perceptions of the ordinary and how the ordinary sometimes inspires us most.

For today’s Urban Jungle Bloggers post I have also added a new green friend to my home – the succulent named Crassula rupestris also known as Jade Necklace plant. This succulent plant stems from South Africa and has funny looking, fleshy stems. In my pot (usually I hang the plant – see here) it looks like a crazy hairdo and it makes me smile. Can my coffee break be any better? Hardly so! Enjoy your cup and your plants, friends!

Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series initiated by 2 bloggers: Igor (Happy Interior Blogand Judith (JOELIX.com). Every month we share ideas to create an urban jungle through styling ideas, DIYs and green tips & tricks. You can find additional inspiration on our Urban Jungle Bloggers Pinterest board and keep up-to-date on our website and Facebook page. Want to join? Use #urbanjunglebloggers on Twitter and Instagram. Or let us know and we’ll share the badge and upcoming topics with you. Let’s bring some green into your homes and blogs!

Photography by Igor Josifovic 

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  • Reply Judith January 29, 2015 at 09:34

    Hmmm this is exactly what I like about coffee: a simple ritual with time for yourself. You may be surprised to find out I never drink coffee (at home at least) but I love all these coffee objects, like the Chemex, Moka espresso maker, the grounds, cups, espresso machines, milk jars, sugar pots… and yes even the mugs! You choose a pretty one from your gigantic collection, Igor! As well a beautiful new crassula! Let’s have coffee again soon 😉

  • Reply Giova Brusa January 29, 2015 at 09:47

    Can I say I have serious plant jealousy at the moment?
    I’m really liking the crassula… a lot!!
    Beautiful setting as always.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic January 29, 2015 at 18:15

      Grazie Giova!! It is pretty special indeed & looks so fun!

  • Reply Amy @apidaecandles.de January 29, 2015 at 09:55

    That’s a great crazy plant! Yes, you’ve got a good healthy combination going there as both plants and beeswax candles clean and purify the air. Enjoy the moment!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic January 29, 2015 at 18:14

      Which is why I have added my tiny little beeswax candle to the setting too!! Still love it, Amy!

  • Reply Anette January 29, 2015 at 09:56

    Ich komm dann mal auf ´nen Kaffee vorbei und dann zeigst du mir, wie du es immer schaffst Kaffee einzuschenken und gleichzeitig so perfekte Fotos zu machen…lol…und mit dem blau überall…gorgeous ! lg,Anette

    • Reply Igor Josifovic January 29, 2015 at 18:14

      Ah danke Dir Anette!!! Ich sage nur “nerdy Selbstauslöser” 🙂 Und Du bist immer auf einen Kaffee eingeladen!

  • Reply Lisa Hjalt January 29, 2015 at 10:09

    I love this coffee moment.
    Could this be the cutest plant ever?!! Consider the name of it written down in my notebook; I’m getting one!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic January 29, 2015 at 18:13

      You should Lisa!! It would go perfectly with your coffee moments too!

  • Reply Anni January 29, 2015 at 10:39

    Crassula rupestris… so ein verrücktes Ding 😀 Gefällt mir gut! Und auch dein Kaffeebecher ist ein Traum.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic January 29, 2015 at 18:13

      Danke Dir Anna:-) Ja, die Pflanze ist sehr eigen in ihrer Erscheinung – deswegen ist sie mir auch aufgefallen im Gartencenter:-)

  • Reply tina @ colourliving January 29, 2015 at 12:02

    I always associate you with coffee and plants so this combo is perfect. your coffee ritual is so nice and I adore your new plant acquisition.

    Here’s to these special daily moments….. fab post and gorgeous photography.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic January 29, 2015 at 18:12

      Thank you my friend! So pleased you liked our topic too and joined in with such a fab post!

  • Reply Helen January 29, 2015 at 12:16

    So beautiful Igor – I love the crassula you have here and also your kettle here, wowzers!!!

  • Reply Emily Sharp January 29, 2015 at 13:12

    true and important post! Loving the Crassula rupestris, on my wish list right now!


    • Reply Igor Josifovic January 29, 2015 at 18:12

      Glad you like it Emily! You should join our Urban Jungle Bloggers!

  • Reply knobz January 29, 2015 at 14:15

    Das sieht sehr gemütlich aus! Ich hoffe, du hast dich gut von der Messe erholt.
    Danke für die Genesungswünsche, mich hat die Messe dieses Mal echt geschafft….
    Wie ist das Buch? Hört sich interessant an. LG

    • Reply Igor Josifovic January 29, 2015 at 18:11

      Danke Dir Anja! Ich hab mich gut erholt von der Messe und wurde glücklicherweise ja verschont von Erkältung & co. Das Buch ist toll und inspirierend – ich hab’s übrigens auf der Messe gekauft:-)

  • Reply jillianinitaly.com January 29, 2015 at 14:25

    Lovely spot for a coffee. And yes, I’ll say what everyone else has said…that plant is absolutely amazing. I’ll have to keep my eye out for one of those….

  • Reply Anya Jensen January 29, 2015 at 15:00

    I love coffee and I love that plant (and the rest too naturally) Great post Igor, I’m getting mine ready :))

  • Reply ilaria fatone January 29, 2015 at 15:25

    What an amazing plant (yes I know everyone said it before, but it’s the truth!) I love your pictures (as usual) and your coffee break is for sure a quiet, intimate moment. Enjoy it each and every time. xx

    • Reply Igor Josifovic January 29, 2015 at 18:09

      Merci mon amie!! I have to put some crystals around my plant to prevent it from evil LOL You know we Serbian say when people keep on praising something it will turn out badly LOL So superstitious!

  • Reply Katy Orme January 29, 2015 at 17:27

    What stunning photographs! Love the colour palette. This month’s theme has been such a good one x

    • Reply Igor Josifovic January 29, 2015 at 17:45

      Oh thank you Katy! So happy you liked it and even happier you joined in too!

  • Reply northernwinds January 29, 2015 at 19:28

    Loving your styling Igor! And the succulent is pretty and healthy!!

  • Reply Beauty Follower January 29, 2015 at 21:41

    Ναι, εναν καφε θα τον έπινα σε αυτο το περιβάλλον!

  • Reply Kate January 29, 2015 at 22:42

    Wonderful post as always, Igor, and that Crassula is just so striking!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic January 29, 2015 at 23:52

      Oh thank you so much Kate!! Hope you’ll join us one day too:-) We’d be very happy!

  • Reply Yvonne January 30, 2015 at 08:58

    Crassula’s are great, this is a really nice one! And the Jasper Morrisson book looks interesting as well. Nothing like a good read to go with coffee. And a good plant, of course 🙂

  • Reply Sarah @ Mocha January 30, 2015 at 09:25

    I love your new Crassula plant. The vivid green set against the natural wood is so beautiful. The perfect setting for a daily coffee ritual!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic January 31, 2015 at 14:48

      Thank you Sarah! I love the combination of green and natural wood as well as deep blue and natural wood – it reminds me of nature and where we actually come from.

  • Reply Blue Moth January 30, 2015 at 10:37

    Beautiful. Just pouring another cup to drink while I linger over these photographs.

  • Reply Tiff @ Curate&Display January 30, 2015 at 13:30

    Love this Igor, the vignette with the spoons and percolator is perfection. I actually have that plant hanging in a wire cloche in my workspace window, it’s SO happy there! Hope to catch up with you over coffee soon, when are you back in London? x

    • Reply Igor Josifovic January 31, 2015 at 14:47

      Thank you Tiff!! That plant is just wonderful, isn’t it? It looks so fun it makes me smile every day:-) Looking forward to seeing you over coffee soon – I’ll be in London beginning of March!

  • Reply zhi / curiouszhi January 30, 2015 at 20:05

    That’s a very unique succulent! My succulents are all tiny little ones at the moment. I love how detailed your post is – I joined in Urban Jungle Bloggers for this first time this month and I had only done a short post so I’m now inspired to do a longer one for the next topic!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic January 31, 2015 at 14:46

      We are happy you joined us and I’m looking forward to seeing all the green inspiration coming from you too!

  • Reply Zsuzsi @ bold.color.glass February 1, 2015 at 11:05

    I love Jade Necklace, I have never met this succulent before, but I definitely have to get one for my succulent collection. Thank you for sharing Igor!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic February 2, 2015 at 13:45

      It is such a funny looking one, isn’t it? Thank you Zsuzsi!

  • Reply En estado de Rachel February 1, 2015 at 20:30

    I loved the floor !!!
    Cactus and succulents are my favorite, has something special.


  • Reply Ruth @ Camellia Rose February 2, 2015 at 03:59

    The crassula is very cool, it looks like tentacles! I loved the theme for this month’s challenge, I drew inspiration from my favourite coffee shop. It’s been fun seeing everyone else’s interpretation of the theme. Yay for plants and coffee!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic February 2, 2015 at 13:23

      Thank you Ruth, it was so nice to see your interpretation today! Glad you join us from so far away! Truly appreciated!

  • Reply Elena +deco February 2, 2015 at 07:54

    I love your magazine rack on the wall, the plant and of course the bamboo spoons! Thank you for the advice about the book which I will buy. I am really impressed by how shiny your moka express machine looks, I better start scrubbing mine!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic February 2, 2015 at 13:22

      Thank you Elena very much:-) I do try to keep it clean everytime I use it:-)

  • Reply Julia / junifaden February 2, 2015 at 11:56

    wunderschöne Fotos hast du wieder geschossen 🙂 so eine Tentakel-Pflanze ist bei mir auch eingezogen ich liebe solche ungewöhnlichen Formen! leider hats mir diesmal nur gereicht bei Instagram ein paar Schnappschüsse zu zeigen, beim nächsten Mal hoffentlich wieder ausgiebiger. Viele liebe Grüße Julia

    • Reply Igor Josifovic February 2, 2015 at 13:22

      Oh danke Dir Julia!! Dein Foto auf Instagram hab ich schon bewundert und kein Stress, wir freuen uns, wenn Du Zeit hast, wieder voll dabei zu sein!!

  • Reply Valerie February 3, 2015 at 22:24

    I could only see it in two shots, but I love your lamp. It’s so sleek and elegant, and I would love to have one in my home. I also really like your new plant. The texture of the leaves look so interesting and unique.

  • Reply mel February 5, 2015 at 08:55

    A really nice documentary Igor! The Good Life sounds like a really inspiring read.

  • Reply Ayse February 8, 2015 at 18:07

    Wundervolle Fotos, tolle Messe. Nächstes Jahr bin ich hoffentlich auch dabei auch, wenn es Prüfungsphase ist 🙂 Danke fürs Teilen

    Lg Ayse

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