White Black Grey Blog — Concrete

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

Posted by Samantha Drury Shore on

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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Ideas for using Concrete in Interior Design

Posted by Samantha Drury Shore on

Ideas for using Concrete in Interior Design

I suppose concrete could be considered a divisive material. I might even go so far as to put it in the "Marmite" category (i.e. you either love it or hate it, for those outside the UK). In my younger days (by which I mean the late 1980s / early 1990s when I was growing up), I remember thinking of concrete as nothing but an eye-sore. A material I associated with unfriendly industrial facades, run-down shopping centres and monolithic multi-storey car parks. This gem was in good old Southend-on-Sea: I don't know whether it's my aesthetic sensibilities that have changed, or...

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