During a recent visit to one of my favourite interior shops, Nash Interiors in Nottingham (if you’re around Nottingham, visit the store if you can, it is a characterful treasure trove of creative interiors’ GENIUS), a wall covered in a grid of stunning textural little blocks made me stop and stare. I had discovered Sid Dickens tiles, or Memory Blocks as they are so aptly called, because really, each tile looks like it holds a story of its own.
There are only a handful of stockists in the UK so I hadn’t known about these before (lucky me now that I know one of my most frequented shops is a stockist!). Upon googling to learn more, I found there are many Sid Dickens fans around the world growing their memory block collections. I am now one of these fans.
These collectible hand-crafted 6″ x 8″ pieces provide a unique way to adorn your walls. Very easy to put up with just a tack or a screw, you can start with a single tile and grow your collection as you like, create your own story (you are sure to find the ones that speak to you), and there is nothing static about them – you can move them around and create unique sequences as you so desire.
There is an interactive section on the Sid Dickens website that lets you create a virtual collection on a background colour of your choice. In the imaginary interactive world, this lovely collection below is my Sid Dickens wall… perhaps I got a little carried away
This is art with soul.