GREEN FRIDAY PLEDGE

November 18, 2020 | by Dan Black We’re championing Green Friday (not Black Friday!). Rather than discounting our products, we will pledge 15% of all sales generated between Green Friday – Cyber Monday to the Trees for Cities charity. Trees for Cities are a UK-based charity who work internationally to improve lives by planting trees in cities.Continue reading “GREEN FRIDAY PLEDGE”

STAYING HEALTHY IN WINTER LOCKDOWN WITH FRILUFTSLIV

Winter isn’t coming.. it’s already here. With many parts of the northern hemisphere in the grips of a second lockdown, these shorter days and longer nights feel more heavy than normal and we need to find ways to brighten our days and lift our spirits. So let’s look to the Norwegians who are very experienced with living throughContinue reading “STAYING HEALTHY IN WINTER LOCKDOWN WITH FRILUFTSLIV”

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”