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BLOCK

Two-thirds of the world’s population has a smartphone. And moments without rrrrrrrings, pings, pushes and Likes are rare. Almost a luxury you could say. BLOCK helps you find a healthy balance between being connected and when not. Simply because smartphones have no connection in this modern and stylish version of the Faraday Cage (1836).

 

It functions as a beacon of space, rest, attention and silence in these hyper-connected times. But it’s also a statement about breaking the habit of having a smartphone always on you, or in sight. In BLOCK our smartphones now have a fixed place where they can no longer interrupt. And this might even help us notice how much we used it. And how hooked we are.

 

For more information about BLOCK, please have a look at their website.

 

Misc.distribution represents BLOCK in Europe.

hibi

The incense of Awaji Island and the matches of Harima:

These two traditional industries of Hyogo Prefecture first encountered each other in 2011. The collaboration started with the idea of an incense that could be lit like striking a match and was followed by 3 years of trial and error., An aromatic product with properties of strength and fragrance was developed, which did not break even when struck like a match.

 

The names of products and packaging were developed to convey the sensibility of today’s Japan.
All those things were ‘designs’ to create a new way of enjoying fragrance.

 

The brand name hibi means ‘day to day’, or daily, in Japanese. It was given with the hope that you would keep it around you every day and freely enjoy its fragrance, matching each day’s mood or occasion. The logo’s design combines two of the Chinese character ‘日’ (day) set next to each other.

 

For more information about hibi, please have a look at their website.

 

Misc.distribution represents hibi in the Netherlands and Germany.

Hightide

Established in 1994 in Arae, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka (South of Japan)

 

Hightide is the creation of two friends: a Japanese surfer and a design a – cionado, who decided to create a company based on the importance of being ful lled both spiritually and emotionally.

Hightide creates elegant retro stationery and lifestyle designs. Through their di er- ent lines, they feature products that mix traditional Japanese designs with day-to- day functionality.

Their products are lively and stylish, making Hightide an excellent everyday stationery choice.

For more information about Hightide, please have a look at their website. Have a look at the Hightide collection through the catalogues.

Misc.distribution represents Hightide in the Benelux, Germany, France and Scandinavia.