District: Sole’s carbon-negative footwear collection crafted from recycled wine corks — Life & Soul Magazine

District is a limited edition, carbon-negative footwear collection from Canadian brand, Sole, which is crafted with wear-moldable recycled wine corks. Sole’s District collection harnesses the potential of the wine corks the company collects to create footwear that’s not only stylish and comfortable, but also has a positive effect on the environment. Recycled wine corks reduce […]

District: Sole’s carbon-negative footwear collection crafted from recycled wine corks — Life & Soul Magazine

Carved in Stone: Upcoming role-playing game aims to provide a taste of Scotland’s rich history — Life & Soul Magazine

Scotland’s rich history is the subject of an unpcoming tabletop roleplaying game, Carved in Stone, which aims to teach its players and gamemasters about the Pictish era of the 7th century. Carved in Stone is a tabletop roleplaying game that has players becoming members of the Picts, a tribe of people who lived in ancient Scotland. With […]

Carved in Stone: Upcoming role-playing game aims to provide a taste of Scotland’s rich history — Life & Soul Magazine

Halloween Cocktails — Life & Soul Magazine

Looking for some Halloween-inspired cocktails to kickstart your celebrations and rituals this Halloween? Check out this video from The Bonneville Cocktail Collection for some ideas. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living

Halloween Cocktails — Life & Soul Magazine

The Wagadu Chronicles: Afrofantasy video and offline role playing game changing the face and accessibility of gaming — Life & Soul Magazine

The Wagadu Chronicles is an African-inspired role playing game (RPG) steeped in the folklore, magick, history, and indigenous traditions of the continent – creating “an authentic experience for underserved and underrepresented players”. The Afrofantasy massively multiplayer online game (MMOPRG), which is entirely focused on roleplaying, combines the mythologies of Africa with the fantasy storytelling tradition […]

The Wagadu Chronicles: Afrofantasy video and offline role playing game changing the face and accessibility of gaming — Life & Soul Magazine

Qurkies: Sustainable building blocks for kids made from cork — Life & Soul Magazine

Made from cork, which is a natural and sustainable material, Qurkies are soft yet firm building blocks that can also fit on Lego Duplo bricks. The cork bricks can even be wiped clean with a wet cloth. Looking for eco-friendly building blocks for your kids to play with? Qurkies’ building bricks made from cork may […]

Qurkies: Sustainable building blocks for kids made from cork — Life & Soul Magazine

Visual artist Hannu Huhtamo creates light painting using the night as his canvas- Life and Soul Magazine

Visual artist Hannu Huhtamo has been creating art with the dark night as his “canvas’ and light as his “brush”.

Using a technique known as light painting, the Finnish artist makes his works with a photographic technique based on long exposure times that vary from a few seconds to hours. While the cameras shutter is open, the artist is able to draw in the air by moving different kinds of light sources in front of the camera.

Light painting typically requires a dark environment and it’s usually made at night. Hannu Huhtamo has created numerous light paintings of symmetrical light flowers, fauna, and luminous sculptures which he draws into various locations along the elements of the current environment and ambient lighting.

The artist’s light paintings have lit up spaces including forests, abandoned places reclaimed by nature in the city outskirts, and even the Namibia Desert.

Hannu Huhtamo says: “The symmetry in nature has always fascinated me more than anything else and I started developing floral shapes in order to create light sculptures that look organic.

“My light flowers and luminous beings represent hope and a bit of order in the middle of the chaos. I tend to be a bit restless soul and rush from things to another quite fast. That way I might seek balanced things, like symmetry, through my art. It’s more than just creating images, it’s a form of meditation.”

The Helsinki based artist has been light painting since 2008 but it was back in the 1990’s when he shot his first light painting image. Whilst at a gig, Hannu Huhtamo wanted to draw out a pentagram with a lighter so he opened the shutter of his camera and created his first light painting image.

Images: Hannu Huhtamo

Hannu Huhtamo

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. 

Patagonia Action Works: Connecting people to local environmental action groups- Life & Soul Magazine

Outdoorwear specialists Patagonia are making it easier for individuals to connect with environmental organisations in their local area.

Patagonia Action Works aims to help individuals to discover and connect with environmental action groups and get involved with the work they do.

According to the Patagonia Action Works website, “For almost 40 years, Patagonia has supported grassroots activists working to find solutions to the environmental crisis. But in this time of unprecedented threats, it’s often hard to know the best way to get involved. That’s why we’re connecting individuals with our grantees, to take action on the most pressing issues facing the world today.”

Whether you’re looking for events, showing your support through the signing of petitions, finding organisations to donate to or for volunteer opportunities, the Patagonia Action Works website links you up.

Patagonia Action Works

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living

Magic Parque Ecologique helping children in Togo to learn about the second life of waste materials- Life and Soul Magazine

Magic Parque Ecologique, an environmental education centre in Togo, is teaching school children how waste can be used to make something new including pencil holders and construction materials.

The exhibition park aims to create and showcase art objects from recycled and salvaged objects. It also provides training and recreation for the community in Togo’s capital city, Lomé

For Lamid Ibrahim, the initiator of the ecological park, these objects considered useless have a second life. “They can be recycled, valued as works of art or be used for other purposes.”

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living

Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Terme di Saturnia Natural Destination, Italy- Life and Soul Magazine

Life & Soul Magazine’s Guide to Eco Spas highlights accommodations around the world that work in harmony with the planet. 22. Terme di Saturnia …

Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Terme di Saturnia Natural Destination, Italy

Eco & Natural Paint (2021) — living lightly in ireland — Life & Soul Magazine

Most of us don’t really think about what paint is and yet we cover practically every inch of our homes in it. In this article we look at the downside to standard paints and list the eco paint brands available in Ireland and the UK. Some are quite expensive but others compare very favourably with […] […]

Eco & Natural Paint (2021) — living lightly in ireland — Life & Soul Magazine

Poem: Living Life With Heart & Soul — Medeacine — Life & Soul Magazine

Bring on the words of power,Affirm your truth and raise your vibrations,Let go of the stuff that turns life sour,Wave your hands in the air, sun salutations. Happiness is right there, within you,Can’t be found outside you, truth be told,Step back from the madness, and take a pew,Then stand your ground, no less than bold. […] […]

Poem: Living Life With Heart & Soul — Medeacine — Life & Soul Magazine

Austrian solar farm deploys sheep to assist with rewilding efforts and to mow grass — Life & Soul Magazine

An Austrian solar farm has deployed sheep to assist with rewilding efforts and to mow the grass around the panels. The Vienna-based Schafflerhofstrasse PV plant has brought in 90 sheep to trim the 12-hectares of grass around the solar panels. The solar panels, whose electrical components are installed in a sheep-safe manner, are higher off the ground […]

Austrian solar farm deploys sheep to assist with rewilding efforts and to mow grass — Life & Soul Magazine