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Our Guide to the Monochrome Hotels of the World

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Our Guide to the Monochrome Hotels of the World

So we started putting this blog post together when international travel was still a thing. For now, you'll just have to enjoy this vicariously. Although for the sake of our planet, armchair travel is going to have to be the new black anyway...! Hope you and your families are keeping well... How much do you love monochrome? Given that you're reading this, I'm going to assume, a fair amount. I congratulate you on your excellent taste.  Perhaps you'd like to soothe your eyes with a minimal palette wherever you go? Well you're in luck! Here for your delectation is our...

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How It's Made: Wooden Pole Pole Animals by T-Lab Japan

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How It's Made: Wooden Pole Pole Animals by T-Lab Japan

We've recently welcomed to the store this delightful menagerie of wooden animals by T-Lab Japan. Called Pole Pole animals (meaning 'little by little' in Swahili), each one is hand-carved and hand-painted by skilled artisans. Not much makes us happier at White Black Grey than a behind-the-scenes tour showing how out products are made. We hope you might be interested too, join us for a little photographic walk through the production process of these adorable animals. The wood is sourced from the Albizia tree, one of the fastest growing tropical trees. This rapid growth allows T-Lab to produce the animals sustainably,...

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How It's Made: Stoneware by Archive Studio

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How It's Made: Stoneware by Archive Studio

Here at White Black Grey, we delight in knowing how things are made; especially the lovely things we stock in our store. The more transparent our supply chain is, the more confident we can be about ethics and sustainability, plus we are absolute suckers for a behind the scenes photo. Proper production geeks we are.  The very lovely Lynn and Wouter from Archive Studio have kindly shared some photos from their latest factory visit in Vietnam. Archive Studio, based in the Netherlands, design beautiful ceramic tableware, and we have recently added some of their work to our store. See the...

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Minimal Christmas Styling Ideas Round-up

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Minimal Christmas Styling Ideas Round-up

December is upon us once more. It can only mean one thing... for many people at least, it's time to decorate for Christmas! We've scoured every corner of the internet (well, mainly Pinterest) to bring you our round-up of awesome styling ideas if you're looking to rock a minimal or Scandi vibe this Christmas. 

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Spotted: Nichba Design

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Spotted: Nichba Design

Hello! Welcome to our latest Spotted blog post. The idea of this blog series is to feature brands we think our readers, as fellow monochrome enthusiasts, might rate. Today, the brand we're featuring is Nichba Design. Based in the north of Denmark, Nichba are makers of über-cool black metal homewares. Founded by Nichlas B. Andersen as little more than a hobby when he was working as a blacksmith's apprentice, Nichba design has gone from strength to strength, and is now an internationally respected brand, with their timeless offering of statement interiors pieces. The 'statement' pieces to which I am most drawn (and have safely pinned for our future...

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