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So Much Cardboard - some thoughts on sustainability when running an online store

Posted by Samantha Drury Shore on

So Much Cardboard - some thoughts on sustainability when running an online store

When you start your own business, you have a number of goals. These vary wildly for each person of course, but some might include wanting to be your own boss, working in a field you are passionate about, improving your work/life balance (good luck with that last one)... Our main goal was to create a destination lifestyle store, somewhere that were we to stumble across it ourselves, we'd be screaming "take my money" whilst dashing about adding items to our cart like we're on Supermarket Sweep. I feel like we've achieved this goal pretty well.  Pretty high on the list...

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Secret Santa

Posted by Samantha Drury Shore on

Secret Santa

Hi. I'm here to talk about one of the most difficult, contentious and divisive issues in the modern workplace today. That's right guys, it's Secret Santa. The conversation seems to start earlier each year, the pulling names out of a "hat"  (the tupperware pot that usually holds the tea-bags) always goes wrong and has to be done twice, some Jobsworth insists year-after-year that the budget remains at £5, despite it being almost impossible to buy anything for that sum of money these days. The whole thing is awful.  Most distressing of all to a person of taste (yes, I am...

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Follow us on Bloglovin

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Follow us on Bloglovin

Follow my blog with Bloglovin You can now follow our blog on Bloglovin! Woohoo!

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Useful / Beautiful

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Useful / Beautiful

"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."  In our About Us page, I referred to this William Morris quotation as 'a bit of a cliche'. I did so because I suspect (know) that ours is far from the only lifestyle store to refer to this quote to try and explain what they're aiming to achieve with their product range. It seems almost like an industry mantra. This doesn't make it any less of an ideal to aspire to, however. I think it's so widely used as it so perfectly sums up...

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Oh, hello!

Posted by Samantha Drury Shore on

Oh, hello!

  Oh, hello. Welcome to White Black Grey. The monochrome lifestyle store. This is our first ever blog post *waves shyly*.  The idea behind White Black Grey was to create a design-led lifestyle shop, filled with high quality homewares, gifts and stationery. We're interested in longevity here, sourcing products that are designed to last, both in the physical sense, and aesthetically. Monochrome isn't a trend, as such, it's timeless. We don't think it will ever date, not really. So we hope that anything you buy from us now, you'll still have, and cherish in five years, 10, hand them down...

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