• Bottle Farm: Grow Fresh Food On Your Window

    Students Charlie Francis, Daniel Taylor and Emil Schneider co-founded Bottle Farm after graduating university. The Bottle Farm kit that they have set up is very appealing to those of us students who come back to shrivelled up plants after the Christmas holidays, year after year....
  • The Benefits of Brightening Your Room with Houseplants

    With the meagre furnishings of student houses, houseplants can transform even the most unattractive room into a tropical oasis! Not only are plants proven to improve indoor air-quality, purifying our living-space with the release of oxygen during photosynthesis, they also absorb gases such as CO2 and toxic VOCs (volatile organic...
  • Plants as Brain Food

    Our in-house nutritionist, Vibeke, explains how a plant based diet can be optimised to help keep your brain healthy....
  • An Interview with Nottingham’s Sap Plants

    Sap Plants is a brilliant place to get plants of all shapes and sizes, and customized, hand-made pots to make your plants look even more aesthetic. A Nottingham-based independent business, Sap Plants is a great local enterprise, and Impact Lifestyle had the chance to interview Chan, the founder, to...
  • Plants: The Student Guide

    When you’re a busy student, caring for a plant seems like the last thing you want to add to your schedule, but there is plenty of plants that are very easy to look after. It is an undeniable fact that plants are good for you. We all know that...
  • Home Improvements: The New Room

    Whether you’re a fresher starting University for the first time or a postgrad settling into your PhD, nothing is quite as depressing as coming to your student room in September to find it full of IKEA furniture and dreary magnolia walls. Whilst each room in the victorian house might vary...