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Block Sketch Tidy Red

This week will see us add a new colour to our popular line of Sketch Tidy’s. We have been working hard on our new palette for our  2015 product range and red will be our first introduction. We will be showing of the new colour at Maison & Objet. Which runs from the 23rd – 27th of January. You can find us in Hall 6 — Stand L18.

Our range of Sketch Tidy’s is based off of an architectural drawing that our lead designer, Tara, did while in art school. And is available here. Don’t worry our red version will be available soon!

We see big things for Red this year and gained some great inspiration for our choice of shade from the fashion and design industry from earlier on in 2014.

We are extremely excited to be adding a new colour to the range and have compiled a list of our favourite products. Of course they are Red too!

We love this vibrant Red and cant wait to see more of it throughout 2015. Keep up to date with all Blocks activities by following us on Instagram!

This month the Desk Tidy is featured on Westwing https://www.westwing.fr/

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NEW – Grey PegBoard

This week we launched our new Grey PegBoard. Grey is here to stay in interiors and is sure to be the neutral of choice in 2015.

We had a lot of fun styling our PegBoards for our shoot with photographer Matt Jessop this week so we’re excited to share the shots with you! Take a look at each size for some pegging inspiration – largemediumsmallmini

(Top image – Large Grey PegBoard – £65.00)
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Sketch Desk Tidy featured on Design Milk

It was fantastic to see our Sketch Desk Tidy featured on Design Milk this month.
The Desk Tidy was inspired by our lead designer Tara’s architectural drawings hidden within her art college sketchbooks. The geometric wire cage is nestled within a wooden base. For those of you with a stationery fetish like us this is great for proudly displaying your favourite finds! Have you taken a look at the amazing range on Present and Correct? Definitely worth a visit!
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Ms. Pink tells her story in Four Objects

Ms. Pink is one half of East London design duo Quirk & Rescue. They specialise in wallpaper, cushions, fabric and bespoke hand-painted furniture. All their designs are original, based on elements as diverse as typography, music and 19th century optical illusions. Together with Mr. Black they have created a signature style using bold colours combined with flat graphics, resulting in a range of products that are both classic and modern.
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Pulse London, Earls Court

What a fantastic surprise to see our Vases on the HUGE Pulse posters on the front of Earls Court! It was a brilliant start to what turned out to be a great show, thank you to everyone who came to visit our stand!
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Jamie Antoniades tells his story in Four Objects

Jamie is one half of design duo J-me. Having studied design at Central St Martins Jamie founded the company in September 2000 by Jamie with his brother Mark. Their desire was to create products for the design conscious. Since their launch the have won many awards  and successfully exported the J-me brand globally. J-me products show a love of design, attention to detail and a sense of humour. The company is located in the creative hub of London’s Oxo Tower, and Jamie and Mark are still the lead designers of a growing dynamic team. Check out their website here

Jamie talks us through 4 objects and their significance to him…
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NEW Product – PegBoard

This week we are launching our new PegBoard. We have been using our peg board clad wall in the studio (below) for our own design process for years. It is such a creative media and perfect for displaying materials, samples and ideas.


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Neon Inspiration

Our Malvern stockist Kozihaus inspired this weeks colour blog with her beautiful window display. As an official Cambridge Satchel stockist she teamed her gorgeous Neon Satchels with our Vases. We love the way the Neon display pops out of the shop window! Kozihaus also has an online shop, check out Donna’s fantastic range here.

As it’s National Stationery Week we thought we’d share some of the beautiful Neon stationery that makes us go weak at the knees! Future & Found has a carefully curated range of stylish accessories available online and in store. Their blog is also worth a visit, full on their top picks and inspiration.


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IVANKA win Dulux Let’s Colour Award 2014

We first met Hungarian company Ivanka at Tent London in 2012. We were blown away by their amazing use of colour in their concrete designs. We were so pleased to see them take home the Dulux Let’s Colour Award for ‘Colour Innovation in Technology & Design’ earlier this week. The Dulux awards are an inspirational celebration of the outstanding use of colour over the past year. To see all the winners click here

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