Saturday, November 27, 2010

MARTit - tomorrow!

Hey just a reminder that the MARKit Design Market is on tomorrow at Fed Square! I know it's going to be a pretty miserable rainy day tomorrow but don't let that stop you! The market is in the lovely Atrium area - just a short walk from Flinders St Station or there's parking at Fed Square.

Anyway I really hope you can make it along. I'm very excited about this market, more so than usual. Partly because we have an awesome new display setup and also because we have some great new products and kits. Excited to see how they go.

See you there! xx

Saturday, November 20, 2010


I think it says a lot about me that can get so very excited at the prospect of spending my Saturday afternoon taking photos of teatowels.

Granted, it partly involved being outside on a gorgeous sunny day, and also involved eating banana cake fresh from the oven, plus I got to spend some more quality time with my camera. Not to mention the fact that I'm excited about the teatowels themselves (a little side project we're working on).

I know teatowels aren't exceptionally innovative, but I like these a lot because:

1) It's nice to have just a little bit of finished product on our market stalls
2) They're made completely from scratch using a fancy hemming foot (by the talented Miki!)
3) Some of them are made from the very ends of our print runs, so the print only covers 2/3 of the teatowel and the rest is blank. I love this look! Sometimes I just get bored with seeing all-over prints every day and these feel a bit more like placement prints which is really refreshing. Am I sounding like a textile geek? I think so :)

Anyway here's some more random photos - I first tried taking the photos outside but like the indoor ones more.

Mmmmmmm banana cake (made by the man-friend, yay!)

Love how this idea for the labels turned out

Random photo (Someone needs to do some weeding)

Oh, if you actually want to buy some teatowels they'll be for sale at the MARKit design market NEXT SUNDAY 28th at Fed Square! Should be awesome. Hope to see you there!


Friday, November 19, 2010


I've been veeeeery quiet on this here blog of late. It's been a weird kind of month full of dance practice and birthdays and illnesses and general lack of routine. Feeling a bit out of sorts and creatively frustrated, and in need of inspiration.

That said, we have been doing some fun things at the studio and making some new product, which is keeping me happy. Can't wait to photograph them :)

Speaking of photos, here's some vintage goodies I've picked up recently!

Vintage finds - wooden crate and little stool

I have always ALWAYS wanted one of these "vacuum oil company" crates with their awesome lettering. But they were always stupidly expensive if I found them. But thanks to a little second hand shop in Lorne, I stumbled across one at a reasonable price. Yay!

I found the little stool at a little organic food/second hand market in Sydney - thank you to my friend Dan who drove it back to Melbourne for me a few months later. I might recover the top or just leave it as is.

Vintage wooden crate (and ceramic by Christopher Plumridge)

Other things that I'm liking at the moment:

- This interview with Loobylu over on the Design Files blog - testament to the fact that creative inspiration is ever changing and life can be full of a myriad of creative pursuits

- Sharing our studio space with lots of lovely ladies - Katrina, Mikaela and Stina are our extras this month :)

- - many tears of laughter to be shed

-Letters and Numbers - only the best gameshow-for-nerds (and Aspy's) ever. With a hot hot hot maths genius chick on it. SBS weeknights 6:00pm!