Saturday, May 28, 2011

Monochrome (and being hipsters)

Hello much neglected blog.

I can't tell you how full and exhausting the last few weeks have been. Or is it months? The weeks just blur together these days.

The good news is that this weekend will see the last of our workplace insanity (at least temporarily) and next week I have a WHOLE WEEK of quiet catch-up time whilst Teegs is away in Byron. That's a whole week of no printing. A whole week of catching up on admin, tidying the studio, taking nicer product shots, updating our website, streamlining things and gathering thoughts. I can't tell you how much that excites me.

In the meantime I'll share with you something a little bit different and funny we're doing over at Ink & Spindle:

Posing as ├╝ber cool designer types to launch our new range - Monochrome

We're launching a range of Monochrome (with a dash of red) textiles whilst we weather some regular basecloth supply issues. The collection looks amazing and so much more in keeping with our personal aesthetics than the rest of our range (which is absurd when you think about it). We'll be launching "Monochrome" at MARKit tomorrow. Please come and say hi and tell us what you think!

Hopefully you'll hear more from me next week :)


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

URGENT - Help Save our Building

The Younghusband Wool Store - Photo by Angus Booker

Most of you probably know that we are incredibly lucky to have our Ink & Spindle studio within the gorgeous Younghusband Wool Store building in Kensington.

But our building is under threat and we require your URGENT action! The owners of the Younghusband building are asking the City of Melbourne to rezone the site so that they can erect 12, 8 and 7-story residential towers.

This development will destroy the small business and cultural hub that has emerged over the last few years, leaving artists, designers and other creative small businesses without studio and office space.

Please submit your objection by tomorrow Thursday 19th of May at the LATEST.

Here is an objection letter template:

Dear Robyn Hellman,

I object to proposal C177 because…….. [whatever your objection is] and it would affect me as follows: ………. [however you think it will affect you], [indicate what changes you would like, as in height reduction or reduction of apartments].

Yours sincerely, [your name, address]

Email objections to: by Thursday 19th May.

Thanks so much everyone!!