BLACK+BLUM PARTNER WITH PRADA

We are thrilled to partner with the world famous luxury fashion brand Prada, to supply a selection of our co-branded designs that feature alongside the Prada Re-Nylon collection. Prada Re-Nylon is a sustainable line of Prada products executed using unique regenerated nylon, obtained through the recycling and purification process of plastic waste collected from oceans, fishing nets,Continue reading “BLACK+BLUM PARTNER WITH PRADA”

DESIGNING THE BEST STAINLESS STEEL LUNCH BOX

When we set out to create a new product, we always try to make it the best possible design we can. Before we start sketching any concepts, we first form a detailed brief that covers key functions that the product must have. This might sound restrictive but it greatly helps focus the creative side andContinue reading “DESIGNING THE BEST STAINLESS STEEL LUNCH BOX”

HERE’S TO THE LUNCHTIME APPRECIATION SOCIETY

Certainly not to ignore the challenges of the last few months of lockdown, but in all the chaos, one of the biggest benefits I found from working from home was mealtime with my family. I am no home chef, but I often make breakfast and I’m known in our house for a bit of experimentingContinue reading “HERE’S TO THE LUNCHTIME APPRECIATION SOCIETY”

PRODUCTS WITH SOUL… OUR APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

(This is a recent article I wrote for the latest edition of Designing, the design, and technology magazine for schools, colleges, and universities). Designers hold some of the responsibility for the environmental crisis the world now faces. We helped fuel the consumer society we live in and created all the products that the market bought butContinue reading “PRODUCTS WITH SOUL… OUR APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE DESIGN”

4 TIPS FOR HOSTING A ZERO-WASTE DINNER PARTY

From plastic packaging to leftover food, dinner parties can result in a lot of waste. Here, Katie Georgeson, from premium kitchen appliance manufacturer Stoves, gives us her top tips for hosting a zero-waste get together. A recent survey we conducted showed that staying in is the new going out, and the average household throws atContinue reading “4 TIPS FOR HOSTING A ZERO-WASTE DINNER PARTY”

BEWARE OF FAKE NEWS ABOUT CHARCOAL FILTERS

The internet is full of factual websites, but you have to be cautious and not believe everything you read. So let’s start with the facts…Black+Blum have been importing and selling genuine Binchotan charcoal for over eight years. We are not a new ‘start up’ company who has just jumped on the recent trend for charcoal – aContinue reading “BEWARE OF FAKE NEWS ABOUT CHARCOAL FILTERS”

DEALING WITH COMPANIES WHO COPY US

I should start by saying I hate people who copy our designs. Many companies in our industry, take an existing product and simply apply a logo, colour or pattern to make it their own. We are innovators and ahead of the game. Our ethos at black+blum is to thrive on the creation of original designs from scratch. WeContinue reading “DEALING WITH COMPANIES WHO COPY US”

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DESIGN?

I need to start by saying that designing environmentally friendly products is not a short term fad. Environmental consideration for any new product is here to stay and will only become more important in the future. Primarily we are a design company first, but if we do our job well, our products will encourage ourContinue reading “SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DESIGN?”

MÉFIEZ-VOUS DES FAUSSES INFORMATIONS SUR LES FILTRES À CHARBON ACTIF

Internet regorge de sites Web factuels, mais vous devez être prudent et ne pas croire tout ce que vous lisez. Alors commençons par les faits… QUI EST BLACK + BLUM ? Black + Blum existe depuis 22 ans et importe et vend du charbon actif Binchotan authentique depuis plus de huit ans. Nous ne sommesContinue reading “MÉFIEZ-VOUS DES FAUSSES INFORMATIONS SUR LES FILTRES À CHARBON ACTIF”

EAT TO PLAY BETTER GOLF, MAINTAIN YOUR HEALTH & SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT…

We’ve partnered with professional athlete Iona Stephen to hear more about the importance of taking a lunchbox and water bottle with you on the golf course. What to eat on the golf course and when? What do you take with you when you play a round of golf? I know there is a lot to remember…clubs, shoes, balls, tees…trolly…suncream…the list canContinue reading “EAT TO PLAY BETTER GOLF, MAINTAIN YOUR HEALTH & SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT…”