Cosy, healthy, and sustainable — a selection of news for your eco chic home from ultra cool to cuddly warm.

Eco Chic Home + Kitchen News:
A BEAUTYCALYPSE Selection

HOT!

Aside from launching new organic snacks like the uber-delicious Nutella alternative (free from palm oil, dairy and processed sugars) — a haselnut-heavy, creamy goodness with crunchy bits (yum!)…Keimling vegan haselnut and chocolate spread — no palm oil, no dairy, no industrial sugarKEIMLING are now offering in their online shop the brand new Kuvings® juicer/ app combo designed to help users reach their health and fitness goals.The Kuvings® HealthFriend Slow Juicer and app were presented to the world during this year’s IFA in Berlin. Slow juicing is known to be the best form of juicing, preserving both the taste and the nutrients. Equipped with the app, users can now track their health stats and get recipe inspiration.

Kuvings® HealthFriend Slow Juicer and app, available via Keimling
Kuvings® HealthFriend Slow Juicer and app, available via Keimling. Images: Keimling/ Layout: BC.

At €699, the device is comparable to other high quality juicers and blenders in price, and comes with a 5 year warranty. Super easy to use with an extra big chute that significantly lessens your preparation time, it’s a great helper for those who delight in making their own juices, smoothies, ice cream, and even natural confection. 

COOL!

On a personal note — as owners of a more than ancient fridge-freezer, we in the casa BEAUTYCALYPSE have been ogling different products on the market, looking for something beautifully designed with enough room for our veggie goodness and prepped meals, but also with a solid “green” side, modern, and energy-efficient. The search was frustrating so far, but with the latet news from SMEG, we might have a winner:

Revamped: SMEG FAB28 and FAB32
Revamped: SMEG FAB28. Image: SMEG.

Multiple award-winning and family-owned Italian manufacturer of premium domestic appliances SMEG have revamped their iconic retro FAB28 refridgerator and the fridge-freezer FAB32 by upping their energy efficience category (now: A+++) as well as adding a lot more storage volume and the latest in tech advancements, such as no frost systems for fridge and freezer, LED strip lights, and for the FAB32 model, the energy-saving Eco and Holiday modes. Perfect for those among us who love beautiful design, energy-savvy tech and need to keep a ton of green smoothie and quinoa bowl ingredients fresh and on stock.
Retro meets tech: there’s more than meets the eye with SMEG FAB28 and FAB32.

A peek: revamped A+++ SMEG FAB28 and FAB32 with more storage volume and intelligent tech. Images: SMEG.
A peek: revamped A+++ SMEG FAB28 and FAB32 with more storage volume and intelligent tech. Images: SMEG.

WARM!

RØROS TWEED‘s home textile collection with its cheerful, flattering colours and harmonious patterns is made for those long dark evenings as the year approaches its end. The story of this manufacture, founded in 1940, is in fact quite interesting as it goes back to both an ancient artisanal tradition and to the local copper mine director’s philantropic idea that helped support the community. Notable fact: the village of Røros is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
100% Norwegian wool, 100% Norwegian production, 100% ray-of-sunshine design.

Røros Tweed 100% Norwegian wool throws
Røros Tweed 100% Norwegian wool throws: modern designs and colours meet centuries-old traditions. Images: PR, Layout BC.

CHILL!

The Orlando (Florida) based company CORKCICLE was born out of the idea to keep wine at the perfect temperature without any ice buckets. From there, the company moved to create a series of multiple award-winning, reusable stainless steel barware. And they do give back: 5% of the sales go to support Charity: Water.
At this year’s Maison et Objet in Paris Corkcicle have introduced a limited edition of their signature canteens — with designs inspired by the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Leave a lasting impression while cooling your favourite Syrah at home or on a nice picnic blanket.

Corkcicle Jean-Michel Basquiat Limited Edition
Corkcicle Jean-Michel Basquiat Limited Edition. Image: PR/ Layout: BC.

SWELL!

Likewise, there is cool news for the fans of the reusable triple-walled S’WELL bottles.
The latest addition to the collection is the uber-gorgeous Cocktail Set (jigger, shaker, two cocktail glasses; all stainless steel in the typical S’well look). Available in two designs, Teakwood and White Marble, it adds a touch of elegance to the world of fitness and outdoors.
Sophisticated, timeless designer barware that cuts a great figure at home or on the road.

S'well Cocktail Set (jigger, shaker, two cocktail glasses; all stainless steel) in Teakwood and White Marble
S’well Cocktail Set in Teakwood and White Marble, image: PR, layout: BC.

GREEN!

Do you remember the new concept store and open workshop by Grüne Erde which was to open in 2018? It’s finally open!
With plenty of green space and a gorgeous outdoor area, the Grüne Erde World offers an extended shopping experience with guided tours and open-door workshops.

Grüne Erde Welt, Almtal

Grüne Erde Welt (World) in Austria: Architecture in love with Nature
Grüne Erde Welt (World) in Austria: Architecture in love with Nature. Photography: Grüne Erde/ Layout: BC. 

Have a cosy “cold” season!

Røros Tweed 100% Norwegian wool cushions
Opener image: Røros Tweed 100% Norwegian wool cushions, source: PR