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Laura Perryman | Colour of Saying When Laura of Perryman visited us at Home, Olympia and handed us a business card in yellow neon we immediately knew that we had met a kindred spirit. Now trend consultant at ColourofSaying, Laura started off by studying Printed Textiles at Loughborough University and...

Inspired by handwritten neons, Love Coat Rack uses steel to recreate the experience of writing by hand. Available in vibrant shades of pink and red, the latest addition to Block's Typographic range features the unflinching colour and line characteristic of the design studio. ‘I first encountered neon installations as an...

Winter has arrived in the UK. Autumn's colours have faded to grey and we are could use a little pre-Christmas cheer.  What better time then, to take a virtual trip to Port of Raleigh in North Carolina? Block's latest stockists are 'design and wanderlust enthusiasts' with...

Block's Clipboard Frame Small is a design tool for the instant display of memories, projects and plans. Like its older and larger sibling, Clipboard is interested in social media as a cultural phenomenon, 'online, everyone is a curator', says lead designer Tara Ashe. 'We edit our...

Block are searching for an enthusiastic and passionate product designer to take designs from concept to market. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dedicated and creative studio based in a beautiful part of Cornwall linked by a direct rail service to London. Our new product designer will...

  From Split Flap to Flip: The inspiration for Flip Calendar Back in Spring 2015, Block's lead designer, Tara Ashe was working with members of our in-house graphic team on the design of a brand new font for our ABC bookend. With the espresso flowing and fonts...

Tweet The London Design Festival is a trend-spotter's dream come true: it is the one week of the year when the whole of the design community descend on the capital to reveal the secrets they have been guarding since last September. This is incredibly exciting, if...

Autumn is an exciting time for the design world. Trade shows are in full flow across the globe and the pace is building towards (whisper it) Christmas. 2016 however, feels special. Opening this week, the London Design Festival is now in its fourteenth year  and has developed a...

New Designers is an annual celebration of emerging graduates from some of the country's top design schools. The exhibition is a special platform in the design world as it showcases the best in student design as the final stage of a process of several years...

The British Library Shop launch their gorgeous Summer Pastels range this week and Block are delighted to be represented with our deskware range including Sketch Desk Tidy, wooden Storage Houses  and Perpetual Calendar. Sketch is a pen holder based on a three-dimensional sketch, with an appealingly architectural quality....

Block design blog talks to talented new photographer, Sarah Bennett about her graduate show, Capture 135 at Free Range 2016. We ask her about her distinctive style, and how she found inspiration in Block product design. How would you describe your photographic style? I would describe my...

Hello Coat Rack is a new design-led coat hook inspired by handwritten neons. Block’s lead designer, Tara Ashe, recalls her first encounter with neon installations as an art student at the Venice Biennale as a defining moment and the interactions between colour and line offered by...