Dan Black's Design Blog: July 2016 - Black and Blum

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Hi everyone,

Dan Black here with blog number 3. In my last community update, I gave a teaser of two new insulated designs that we were adding to our Box Appetit range. Well they’re now both in stock and I’m glad to report they are going down a storm!

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First up is our Insulated Vacuum Bottle. It’s great for keeping your cold drinks super cold (up to 24 hours) and your hot drinks piping hot (up to 12 hours), making it ideal for all year use. I really love the rippled walls which give it a cool modern retro look, but also makes it stronger.

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Next up is our Food Flask. This compact stainless steel pot is perfect for keeping your food hot (up to 6 hours) or even your cold food cold (up to 8 hours). It comes with a really handy ladle spoon that is held on the side with the vegan leather strap.

As a designer, it is always incredibly exciting but also nerve-racking to see new products launch. The designs may look simple, but you’d be amazed how much time and effort goes into getting them just right.

It is the best feeling when you show them to people for the first time and they really like them. I guess this is the bit about my job that I enjoy the most.

Speaking of new designs, we have a really cool new lunch box launching next month. I won’t spoil the surprise of how it looks, but there is a clue in its inspiration if I say it will appeal to book worms. Stay tuned and we’ll update you as soon as it comes into stock.

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This week in London, we are in the grips of Wimbledon fever. To get into the swing of it (no pun intended), we have a great competition where you can win two custom Wimbledon colour themed Eau Good water bottles and a years supply of active charcoal filters.

You can enter the competition via our Facebook page and have till the end of the week to enter. Simply like the post and tell us your favourite tennis player to enter. A winner will be announced on Monday 11th July. Good luck!


We also have a really exciting collaboration with the amazing Lucie Safarova. Lucie is currently writing about her thrilling experiences at Wimbledon 2016 for us, and we can't wait to share it with you. Keep your eyes peeled - and follow Lucie's official Instagram account here.


That’s all for now and I look forward to checking in with you again next month,

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Dan Black
Dan Black


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