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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...

Clipboard Frame is a unique picture frame combining classic shapes and contemporary colour. This modern piece of design makes a striking backdrop for a favourite image, as well as doubling as a stylish tool for clippings and memos. Pegging, pinning and clipping are obsessions of our modern age, and our designers will...

It is with great pleasure that we announce MoMA Design Store as the latest Block stockist. New York’s Museum of Modern Art is internationally renowned for its ground-breaking exhibitions and its unique collections of modern and contemporary art. MoMA was the first museum to establish a department...

Valentine's day is coming up and in this week's post you will find thoughtful gifts to charm your valentine, or to treat yourself! Above: 1.Large White Pegboard - £65 Block 2. Alessi Love Coffee Spoons - £19.95 Utility 3. Sweet Dreams Pillow Cases £18.00 Home by Kirsty 4. Rabbit Screenprint - £35.00 Indish 5....

Nesting at Top Drawer, London is second nature to Block. Every Spring for nearly 15 years we have carefully packed up prototypes, products and props to exhibit at the iconic show. Nesting, whether we like it or not, is an apt metaphor here, because this is...

Things are moving fast at Block as we move into what promises to be a very exciting year. An inspiring new studio space is almost ready for action, trips around the world are being organised, and those sketches of 2015 have been transfigured into some...

We are extremely proud to be able to feature new Block stockist, London Graphic Centre, on this week's blog. London Graphic has been in Covent Garden since 1973 and it is a treasure trove of creative products for artists, designers and anyone partial to a bit...

We are thrilled to introduce Block Kids on the blog this week and have teamed up with two of our kindred creatives, Jane Foster and Chloe Thurston (aka ChloeUberKid), to mark this exciting occasion. Block Small Orange Pegboard, £30.00 Block Kids is a celebration of product design...

This week we are delighted to welcome Kirsty Patrick, founder of the eponymous, byKirsty to Block's Life in Colour feature. Born from a love of design and a belief that homes should inspire, Kirsty opened her first shop, home by Kirsty in August 2014. The shop...

The wire mesh trend continues to gather pace, inspiring crafters everywhere. We're not surprised. The clean lines of the wire; the pleasing symmetry of the grid; and the sheer usefulness of mesh for securing everything from your favourite mug to the dry-cleaning bill. We at Block...

September saw the launch of our new ABC Bookends at Home, Olympia, and it was great to see how other designers are using typography in their work. The release of our bookends was timed to coincide with the announcement of the Man Booker Prize shortlist and we must admit that we have been as...

2015 has been an exciting year for Block! In January we took our first trip to NY Now, one of America's largest gift shows. Our January visit coincided with one of the coldest winters on record, blizzards earlier in the week had almost prevented us...