The Block Shop

The Block Shop handcrafts customisable bamboo blocks for the kitchen.

The Block Shop is owned by husband-and-wife team Richard and Alice May. From the success of their invention of "the dippy egg board" in 2011 under the Alice May brand, they developed this range of bamboo blocks to make their kitchen function more efficiently. The solid bamboo blocks are handcrafted in South Africa and great care is taken in the design and manufacture to bring functional yet beautiful products to the table. Every block in the shop can be custom engraved with a personalised logo which makes for a perfect lifelong gift. "Obsessed with beautiful detail, a passion for functional design and a shared love of good food; this powerhouse of a couple have many more surprises in store for the future."