A Poem From Shane Koyczan

Just occasionally we come across a writer who shares something with us we really enjoy, that really hits the right button for that moment. This time, that writer is poet Shane Koyczan. As part of his newsletter, he sends out a new poem. Last month the poem was the one below, entitled ‘Whatever Mountain’. The lines ‘you will have won nothing by crossing this finish line / It exists / only to task you with discovering / how much deeper / you can go’ from the middle section felt extraordinary to read. It is a positive, powerful poem about moving forward. Sometimes, when we …



Tiny Buildings That Will Make You Laugh

Just wanted to point you to this collection of buildings that really do capture the ‘small is beautiful’ aesthetic… Here is our favourite: Is that not just the most beautiful green roof? To see more of this collection you can visit this Architectural Digest blog. Or see more of these buildings in greater detail by getting the Taschen book ‘Small Architecture Now!’ Enjoy!


5 Best Cookbooks for Healthy Eating

January 2017 and already the gym is filling up, people shopping the sales are discussing juices instead of cakes and Veganuary has entered the British lexicon. Healthy eating is on the mind and here at Modern Mint we want to help inspire you to make the most of the food you eat. Best Cookbooks for Healthy Eating On our shelves we keep things simple, with just these 5 books for inspiration. Skye Gyngell – A Year in My Kitchen Sarah Raven – Sarah Raven’s Garden Cookbook Michael Pollan – Cooked Diana Henry – Simple Tracey Lawson – A Year in the …