You can design the most stunning reusable water bottle in the world, but if people don’t like the taste of their tap water, they aren’t going to use it. Black + Blum’s new eau good bottle comes with a chunk of organic binchotan active charcoal that you can lock in place in a nook in the blow-molded bottle. After an activation time of six to eight hours, the charcoal improves the flavor of tap water by reducing chlorine, balancing pH, and adding minerals. The charcoal can be used for up to six months and then be recycled for other uses (replacement charcoal sticks can be purchased separately). Packaged in an unbleached graphic box, the bottle holds 27 fluid ounces and comes with a natural cork stopper. Available in April for $20.00 USD.
Ideal for kids and adults alike, the Lunch Pot is the latest design from the London-based design studio Black+Blum. A new lunch box concept, Lunch Pot includes two interlocking food compartments, a spork (the most practical utensil ever), and a carry strap. As someone who commutes via train each day, I like how the thermos-like shape fits easily in a purse or small tote without taking up much of a footprint, and how the smaller pot nests into the larger one when you are done, taking up even less space on the way home. Made from polypropylene and copolyester, the Lunch Pot is dishwasher and microwave safe and retails for $22.00. You can track down a distributor in your part of the world here.