Can Good Design Make you Healthier?

You’ll know, if you follow regularly, how fond I am of great design, and contemporary design the most. That’s why I’m thrilled to be showcasing some amazing products from the fabulous Black+Blum, a company which is passionate about beautiful, creative design underpinned with exceptional functionality. In their latest work, they focus on how design can help and even improve health. It’s something close to my heart; health and fitness has been a big part of my life for a while now, and so to use incredibly well designed pieces to aid my in that journey is something I’m ready to embrace.

Let me show you some of the Black+Blum products I’ve been trying out this month. 

Forminimal Dish Rack

The Forminimal Dish Rack is a design statement that’s for sure. I love the architectural feel and the sculptural design. It’s practical too with a tray that retains or releases the water, when you need it.


There’s plenty of space for plates and bowls. Cutlery sits in a pot at the back, and glasses slot easily onto the prongs. When not in use it can be easily flat packed, and when it needs a good clean pop it in the dishwasher.

It’s definitely a design made for being on display. I love how it suits my contemporary kitchen; it’s simple and elegant and doesn’t jar with the decor. Perfect in my eyes.

Box Appetit – Eau Good Filter Water Bottle

You may have seen this before – the famous charcoal stick water bottle. If not, let me introduce you. I aim to drink 1.5 – 2 litres of water a day. I don’t always make it though – I find I get distracted with work and forget to go and fill my glass. I also don’t have a decent enough water bottle to take out and about with me, so some days I fall short. I thought I’d try the Eau Good bottle and see how performs for myself.

How does it work? So, you pop in the Japonese binchotan charcoal stick which makes your tap water taste great! I have to admit, it really does. Made from BPA free Tritan cork, silicon and stainless steel, the active charcoal stick will last for 6 months before it needs replacing.

The bottle design harks back to Victorian bottles and whilst it’s not made from glass, the shape is designed to allow light refraction in a similar way. Furthermore, in an effort to join the drive to reduce plastic bottles in the environment, a beautiful water bottle (that makes tap water taste better) can only be a good thing.

Find out more about the bottle, how it works and how to recharge your charcoal HERE.

Box Appetit – Lunchbox Revolution

I don’t know about you but we make up sandwich boxes on a daily basis. I won’t show you the boxes we use, they’re not pretty and they seem to falling apart right now! BUT, these are some of the lunchbox products from Black+Blum in their Box Appetit range.

First up is the beautiful stainless steel sandwich box, complete with anti-bacterial bamboo lid which is suitable for chopping and making up your sandwiches. It comes with a strong silicon band to keep everything in place -100% free of plastics. I just love the look of this, it’s so much better to look at than the often ugly plastic versions we are all used to.

Another water bottle (the taller in the images) made from stainless steel this time, and I just love the utilitarian feel and design on this. Again completely plastic free, and looking oh-so good.

And finally, my favourite, the beautiful Thermo Flaskkeeps your drinks hot for 8 hours and cool for 24. It looks great, I love the little cup, and have taken this out on journeys to prevent me buying coffee whilst out and about. Perfect.

You can find out more about the full Box Appetit range, including the products I’ve used, HERE.

And visit the Black+Blum website to see ALL of their innovative designs.

I’d love to know what you think – are you interested in improving your health using clever, innovative design? Let me know on social media using the hashtag #DesignForHealth

Post in collaboration with Black+Blum – thank you for supporting the brands that make the blog possible

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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  1. Livia
    March 2, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    Your house is so beautiful. For me, a nice surrounding does make me feel better. I love the white dish rack and the sandwich box 🙂

  2. ziraat borç sorgulama
    March 6, 2018 / 2:06 am

    good information on your health

  3. kodulehe tegemine
    March 6, 2018 / 5:20 pm

    Great post!

  4. JEnny
    April 25, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    Really great post!

  5. mamtha lokesh
    May 2, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    Good post. Interior designing brings alluring and stylish look to the home.

  6. Addy Brown
    May 26, 2018 / 6:48 am

    It’s an irony of modern life that the rooms in which we spend the most time and from which we expect the most tranquility are often the messiest, most harried spaces. Our offices, our kitchens, our bedrooms … these are the household go-tos, and as such tend to accumulate Zen-shattering clutter.

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