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Sustainable Swaps

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Sustainable Swaps

  We all know that the climate crisis should be pretty far up our agendas these days. What we really need is to decarbonise the global economy and enact a socially equitable transition away from fossil fuels, but that requires huge collective action, and feels a bit of an impossible dream right now.   I think it's important to acknowledge that as an individual, you can still make a difference, and not just with your vote. Every choice you make, especially purchasing choices, can make an incremental positive change.  So I've put together a little list of brands you might like...

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Five Minutes With... KLNDRA Design

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Five Minutes With... KLNDRA Design

Hello and welcome to "Five Minutes With...", our meet the maker blog feature. In each post, we'll be having a brief chat with one of our marvellous suppliers... about life, the universe, and everything. By which I mean craft and travel, obvs. We work with a huge range of clever and creative maker-types, who craft all sorts of beautiful products, from ceramics, candles and chocolate, through prints, pencils and planters, to soap, sculptures and... some other great things. Join us for a glimpse behind the curtain and see what makes them tick.    Today, we'll be talking to the very lovely Kalandra...

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Our Airbnb Picks for Fans of Minimal Interiors

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Our Airbnb Picks for Fans of Minimal Interiors

I don't really fancy holidaying abroad right now. I'm sure I'm not alone. The good news is, there are a plethora of beautiful places to stay, right here in the UK. Whether you're looking for a romantic city break, a week by the sea with the kids, or just a different view to look at, the possibilities are almost endless.   So if you're thinking of booking a domestic break, we thought we'd help you out with a little bit of inspo. So here follows our round-up of top Airbnb picks for those who love minimal / modern / Scandi interiors...

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How It's Made: Bee Bricks by Green&Blue

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How It's Made: Bee Bricks by Green&Blue

Here at White Black Grey, we delight in knowing how things are made; especially the delightful 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 team at Green&Blue have kindly shared some photos with us from their workshop in Cornwall, UK. Green&Blue, a certified BCorp (more on that later!) design beautiful, stylish products that help wildlife. We started stocking some of their concrete bee hotel products earlier this year. See...

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Brilliant Blogs - That Scandinavian Feeling

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Brilliant Blogs - That Scandinavian Feeling

It's been a while since we've done a "Brilliant Blogs" post and I thought it was about time. Also, I was looking for some tile inspo, and found exactly what I needed on That Scandinavian Feeling, so I thought I'd have a scout around and see what else this blog had to offer.  Well I certainly was not disappointed. That Scandinavian Feeling is a nordic lifestyle blog run by Ingrid Opstad. The byline for the blog is Hygge, Home & Travel, so pretty much exactly what I want to be reading! Ingrid originally hails from Norway, currently living just outside Milan...

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