In the new issue of Project Calm, we're all about finding your own happy place – whether that's outdoors or closer to home.


Editor Lara Watson says: "We’re feeling the sunshine this issue and all the joyful colour that light waves bring to our world. It had us thinking about our own responses to colour (it’s all about chakras), the way we seek it out and the importance of the shades we choose to surround ourselves with."

Use your colour wheel gift to find the perfect combination for your next creative project and use if to come up with your own colour palette.

Light waves turned our attention to sound waves (and a section devoted entirely to mindful music, and from there, the watery variety. In this issue, we take a closer look at tides and what they can teach us about patience.

"Elsewhere on our travels, we’re keeping our eyes peeled for beautiful doors – flick to our magazine-within-a magazine inside the issue," says Lara. "And make sure you set some time aside to enjoy a papercutting project with a découpage element inspired by a pretty Portuguese portal. It may be my favourite make yet! Those watercolour tiles!"

Project Calm issue 9 is available in the UK in Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose, WHSmith High Street and WHS Travel. In the US, it can be found at Barnes & Noble.

Order your copy today for only £9.99 with FREE UK postage. EUR £11.99, ROW £12.99. Visit or call 03330 162 138.

Read on to see the beautiful extras inside the new issue…

Guitar posters

Retro guitar posters

Four relaxing musical genres, beautifully illustrated by David Wardle, creative director of Bold & Noble. Whether you’re into jazz, classical, acoustic or chill-out tunes, we have four exclusive prints for you to keep or give as a gift.

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Mindful island poster

Beautiful mindful island map

Navigate your way through the landscapes of mindfulness with our exclusively commissioned poster by illustrator, Esther Curtis. Flip through the magazine to read all about time and tide, and be inspired by further coastal interior styling ideas!

Colour wheel

Make your own colour wheel

Explore and discover the power of colour and how each one, or a particular combination, makes you and others feel, in body and mind. What message does your colour scheme send out? Do you want to energise a space or project with vivid shades; make a statement and shout it out loud? Or are you aiming to create a tranquil, sophisticated mood with cool, harmonious hues? How about injecting a playful accent? Going monochrome or neutral? This wheel will give you endless inspiration.

Postcard pattern by Althea McNish

Designer postcards

This issue comes with two beautiful postcards decorated with patterns from textile designer Althea McNish.

Papaercut door

Adorable papercut door

Craft knife at the ready! Recreate the beauty of decorative European doors in paper with our special pull-out 3D project. It makes a wonderful gift when framed for a friend going on new adventures, or keep it for yourself and style it up on your prettiest shelf.


Cover illustration by Esther Curtis.