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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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Five Minutes with... AdeleWDesign

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Five Minutes with... AdeleWDesign

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 cushions; through prints, pots and planters; to soap, stationery and... some other great things. Join us for a glimpse behind the curtain and see what makes them tick.  This month, we'll be talking to the very lovely Adele Woodward: the young designer-maker...

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Five Minutes With... Grizzli Bear

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Five Minutes With... Grizzli Bear

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 cushions; through prints, pouches and planters; to soap, stationery and... some other great things. Join us for a glimpse behind the curtain and see what makes them tick.  This month, we'll be talking to the very lovely Jenny Baker: doodler and...

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Five Minutes With... Tinyppl

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Five Minutes With... Tinyppl

Hello and welcome to "Five Minutes With...", our meet the maker blog feature. Each month, we'll be having a brief chat with one of our marvellous suppliers... about life, the universe, and everything. By which I mean interiors 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 cushions; 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.  This month, we'll be talking to the very lovely Ljubica...

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