Giveaway: A Blue Sky Umbrella To Beat The January Blues

Sky Umbrella from Mocha

The holidays are over. It’s back to the same old routine. And spring is still a way off.

But here’s something to beat those January blues and make you smile: a Sky Umbrella!

The iconic Sky Umbrella by Tibor Kalman will give you a view of a bright, blue sky. Even on the most rainy and miserable day.


Giveaway: Clack Egg Cracker

Clack Egg Cracker from MochaUKClack Egg Cracker is a sleek gadget that cracks off the tops of boiled eggs perfectly.

A boiled egg has to be one of the ultimate comfort foods. Tasty and delicious. Perfect for breakfast and great for a quick meal any time of the day.

But if you’re fed up with whacking your egg with the back of a spoon and peeling off bits of shell. Or attempting to make the perfect slice with a knife without letting it slip. Then you’ll love the Clack Egg Cracker.


7 Uplifting Design And Living Links

The Mark Brothers Cable Labels from Mocha UKThis week, it felt like the web was full of positivity. From celebrations with a good cause, to stylish party ideas. And from easy ways to get organized, to a more optimistic way of viewing your goals and plans when then don’t totally succeed.

Here is a selection of those links which I hope you’ll fine uplifting.

Happy Bloggerversary To Happy Interior Blog

A big congratulations to Igor on the first anniversary since he started his Happy Interior Blog. He came up with an original – and heartwarming – way to celebrate. For every person who leaves a comment on his First Bloggerversary post, he will donate one Euro to the charity Building Trust International. The party is still going on until Sunday 28 October, so hurry over to his blog and contribute to the celebrations by adding your comment.


7 Design And Productivity Links To Make You Smile

Image from calm.comWhat’s the secret to becoming more productive without burning yourself out?
How are colour trends predicted?
And will you miss anything if you need to quickly dash out of that film you’re watching in the cinema?

If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, then you’ll love this week’s compilation of design and productivity links.

Feel Calm

Have you ever felt stressed at work, needed to escape somewhere more peaceful for a few minutes but you’re just not able to get out of the office? Swissmiss has found the perfect solution for you. Listen to the sounds of the sea and watch the waves, as you take a few deep breaths. Feel like you’re sitting in a field with the wind gently rustling the grass or listen to the sound of a gentle waterfall flowing into a pool of water. All this while never leaving your desk.


Giveaway: Spaghetti Tower

Spaghetti Tower Mocha UK

Spaghetti is one of those dishes that is always a winner. Especially if you have to make a quick dinner for a few unexpected guests.

Simple and delicious – you can whip up a meal in no time.

But have you ever faced the quandary of getting the quantity right? Have you put too much or too little pasta into the pot?

The new Spaghetti Tower takes care of this for you. Because the storage container has a lid with four different openings, you just select the numbered lid you want, pour, and the correct amount of spaghetti you need comes out. Clever, isn’t it?


7 Design and Decorating Links Worth Reading

3D origami featured on Design MilkIf you’re looking for decorating ideas for your home, or just a bit of design inspiration, there are some really creative interior blogs to discover around the web. I’ve compiled for you here a selection of some of the best blog posts I came across this week.

A Colour Scheme of Black, Grey and Tea Rose Pink

Will of Bright.Bazaar has a real knack for putting great colour combinations together in ways you may have never thought of. But that really work. This week, he showed how black, grey and slate can be combined beautifully as a colour scheme. The more industrial looking black and greys are softened by adding accents of soft tea rose pink. Creating a good balance and original colour palette.


Giveaway: Mood Mugs

Mood Mugs Mocha

There can be few things more comforting than a hot drink to warm you up on a cold day. And because autumn is fast approaching and the weather getting cooler, I thought a giveaway for one of these Mood Mugs would be just the thing.

Mood Mugs are a range of hand made porcelain mugs mugs with different quirky facial expressions. They have been cleverly designed with double wall insulation so they don’t need handles. You can choose from happy, sleepy, cheeky and moody. So you can let everyone know exactly how you are feeling.


Giveaway – Polka Dot Dunk Mug

Polka Dot Dunk Mug - Mocha

The Polka Dot Dunk Mug is probably one of our most popular products ever. The only thing is that up to now it was only every available in a right handed version.

However, at long last the special edition Polka Dot Dunk Mug is now available in a LEFT handed version too! Yay!

To celebrate, we’re giving away a Polka Dot Dunk Mug – and you can choose whether you want the right or left handed version 😉

Would you like a chance to win one?


Giveaway – Boris Phone Holder

Boris Phone Holder from Mocha

Meet Boris the Phone Holder.

Designed to look like a mountain climber / hiker, he’s a trusty companion for your mobile phone or MP3 player.

Boris will carry your cell phone on his back while it charges, and hold the charging cable to keep it organised and tidy. It’s a perfect accessory for your desk or bedside table.


Results of Tea Lovers Eco Cup Newsletter Competition

Image of Tea Lovers Eco CupIn last month’s newsletter we had a competition to win the new Tea Lovers Eco Cup (or I am not a paper cup – for those more partial to coffee).

Readers were asked the question – Where would you like to be right now?

Here is just a selection of the emotive and witty replies received …