November 2016

At home with India, Magnus & their plant family!

India is one half of the founder-duo behind Haarkon), a photographic journal featuring the couple's self-initiated 'Greenhouse Tour of the World', and recommendations to eat/sleep/live by along the way.

India and Magnus live together in a modest 1 bed flat in Sheffield, Yorkshire, which they share with QUITE A FEW houseplants (!). We caught up with India to hear more about her green life and get her little black book of Sheffield. Scroll down for the full scoop, a tour of their lovely home and family portrait of the plant gang.


Urban jungle our plant family some of concrete jungles planter plywood
Study home office our jungle workspace black desk ikea clock plant

A bit about yourself:

I'm India, a freelance photographer working all over the UK and sometimes further afield. I shoot a lot of editorial portraiture, still life and interiors for clients like The New York Times, The Telegraph and Le Monde.

I also run a website with my boyfriend called Haarkon which is basically a photo album of our houseplants and weekend adventures.

Where you live and who you live with:

I live in Sheffield with my partner in crime, Magnus.

Sheffield is a very green city and we live right on the edge of the Peak District which means that epic views and fresh air are not too far away.

Favourite/coolest item in your home:

Obviously we love our plants, but my favourite thing (all of my things are my favourites!) is a huge old factory clock that Magnus' uncle gave us a few years ago.

Fail-safe decorating trick:

We use 3M Command Strips to hang anything on the wall - we rent our house and nails/picture hooks are quite a commitment. If you don't know about them they're amazing - I use them for shooting too and so should probably have shares in the company!

Urban jungle bedroom palm plant vintage nature print concrete jungles
Bedroom grey blanket asphalt wall paint bedding john lewis b q h m home

First thing you thought of this morning:

The next time that I'll get to go to bed without setting my alarm (Thursday night).

A talent you wish you had:

The ability to switch my brain off when it wants to be pathetic about driving - I passed my test ages ago and still haven't plucked up the courage to actually use our car.

Advice to your younger self:

Stop worrying.

Favourite band of all times:

I don't really have a favourite band. My insides go all wobbly as soon as I hear Einaudi - I could listen to his music all day every day, whatever mood I'm in.

Your style icon:

My friend Kat.

Urban jungle green and grey ikea woven basket wall display stand wooden
Urban jungle shelf grey sofa forever monstera poster print ikea
Urban jungle kitchen window plants grey plant pot plain ceramic wheel

Favourite /least favourite colour:

I love all colours and how they play together - although I'd never choose to have anything red in my house. Terracotta pots are the closest we come.

 Best way to de-compress:

Wine. And walking - not at the same time!

A superpower you wish you had:

As per the question above, being able to drive!

Cats or Dogs:

Cats. I've grown up with both and I love dogs but if I had to choose it would be cats. They don't care about anything but their own satisfaction and I quite like that.

Urban jungle plant friends evergreen poster print haarkon wall decor
Urban jungle plant filled shelf pot fado orb lamp nab terrarium ikea not

India's Little black book of SHEFFIELD.

Coolest thing about Sheffield

It's so close to the Peak District. The open space of the moors, big blue reservoirs that we can pretend are the sea and trees, lots of trees.

Where you like to hang out

Lady Canning's Plantation - it's a big area of woodland and I love being surrounded by Pine Trees.

Favourite restaurant/ bar /café

For breakfast: Upshot Espresso
For lunch (we call it dinner): Grindleford Cafe
For tea: Two Steps - the best chip shop and the only place I know that sells a 'mushy pea fritter'
For cocktails: Picture House Social - grown-up stirred-down drinks are my favourite

Top 3 local stores

Swallows and Damsons (florist)
Sharrow vale Hardware
The Natural Bed Company

Top 3 online interior stores/brands

Objects of Use

Urban jungle greenhouse artwork print jeremy miranda display gallery
Living room light filled grey sofa bed ikea dark outdoor indoor


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