Tuesday, August 31, 2010

charmaine & heath :: wedding stationery

Today we are excited to show you a gorgeous wedding stationery suite we recently completed for Charmaine & Heath. With their storybook literature wedding theme, we simply adore their beautifully stunning, yet classically simple invitations. Featuring vintage decorative initial caps, classic typography and fabulous use of white space, these letterpress invitations have an amazing textural feel.

Thanks Charmaine & Heath - it was such a joy to design and print these for you!

Monday, August 30, 2010

on the mixing table

Did you have a lovely weekend my sweets?

We spent our days being busy little bees in the studio. We had a lovely time mixing the most beautiful shade of deep midnight blue - I ended up with it in my hair and ingrained into my fingers and up my hands. So next time you shake my hand don't look at me funny okay? I'll be blue for a while.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New print in store!

We are very excited to let you know that we have finally launched a new print in our online store! It is our ode to love - the super sweet romantic kind that makes your heart a flutter, makes you feel all warm and cosy and makes you just a tad wobbly at the knees.

We have recently had this "love you the longest of time" print available at our market events. It is a limited edition run of 50 prints, and as it has been flying off our market table - we only have 10 prints left to sell via our online stall!

Quickly quickly, they are $45 each and are available here.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

the art of inviting

The task of inviting your guests to your wedding is such a lovely one, however the task of letting them know that you want a monetary gift is a tricky one. But around here we feel that should you ask them on a gorgeous piece of cotton letterpress stock (printed in such pretty colours) it makes the tricky bit, just that much more lovely.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

kinga & nigel :: wedding stationery

Have a wonderful weekend my sweets - the sun is back out here shining in Brisbane so its time for a doggie walk along the beach, a cup of tea in the sun and a tad of baking in the kitchen.

Before we head off, we wanted to show you a very sweet invitation we recently completed for Kinga & Nigel - it had the most amazing tactile feel with a very light ivory illustration - just lovely!

See you again next week lovelies.

Friday, August 20, 2010

blanket magazine

We would like to give a very big thank you to the online Blanket Magazine who have featured us in their "Gone but not forgotten" issue. Our most in-depth interview yet, we talk about our journey from the corporate design world, to a world where we have permanent ink under our fingernails, eternally sore muscles and the long and slow journey to learn letterpress and our love for this artform. You can also meet Bob who has been our letterpress mentor over all these years - we would have been so lost without him.

Do make sure you head on over and check it out!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

meet maggie

There is no denying it, we are a little hound crazy around here. Dogs of all kinds are always most welcome to come sniff our inks, lay in the sunny corner and hang out in the studio any day.

Little Maggie Noodle (its really Moodle, but we are quite taken with Noodle) would make a wonderful and polite studio guest. Maybe she and her big brother Harvey will come visit their Auntie and Uncle one day.

Isn't she just the cutest little muffin?

thankyou swing tags

Sweet little letterpressed thankyou swing tags we recently completed. Too cute don't you think?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

going home

I love going home, especially in winter.

sara & grant :: wedding stationery

Hello! Were back in the studio from our trip to Sydney and thought we would kick off our week with an adorable wedding stationery suite we completed recently for Sara & Grant. We designed Save the Date cards back in 2009 and then this year continued their theme and styling with a gorgeous invitation suite.

We designed the invitation to be quite clean and simple and allow the large area of white space to create a very opulent and luxurious feel. We then jazzed up the reply card with a decorative ivory pattern to create contrast. Teamed up with lined printed invitation and reply envelopes we love the classic simplicity of Sara & Grants wedding styling.

We wish them a magical wedding day!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

young blood designer market this weekend

We are packing up our letterpress goodies and heading to Sydney this weekend for the Powerhouse Young Blood Designer market. We've got quite a new few items to share - make sure you pop by and say hello!


Friday 13 August , 10am – 9pm

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 August, 10am – 5pm

$5 entry (includes Museum admission)

Find out more information here.

ellie & paul :: wedding stationery

Today we wanted to show you a little of really lovely wedding suite we recently completed for Ellie & Paul. Printed on our white 100% cotton stocks we loved their blue on blue theme.

Featuring a contemporary floral illustration, we teamed with us classic and elegant typography. As well as their invitation we also custom designed a map, information card, lined envelopes and order of service booklets. Just lovely!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

protector of the press

So you want to print letterpress? You'll have to fight Ruby out of the way first.

in the studio

Its all a very wet soggy day here in the studio. The sky is grey and the branches out our studio window have a slight pinky grey tinge to them. Somehow its seems the colours we have happening in the studio are a perfect mix for a day like today.

Monday, August 9, 2010

out on the bay

We are terribly lucky here in our sunny corner of Queensland. Our old timber home and studio is less a 80m walk to Moreton Bay. Over the years we have well walked our little beach and bay but have very rarely ever found the time to go swim in our magical little beach, and never once ever actually been out on the water. Very sad indeed.

But over the weekend that all changed thanks to our fabulous friends (and proud owners of our new best friend Arnold). They took us out for a leisurely Sunday sail in their gorgeous sailboat, and my goodness what a beautiful spot of the world we live in.

It was beautifully calm, we had many laughs, ate some fabulous food and the highlight? About an hours worth of large pod of dolphins who joined our party. We were terribly spoilt, thankyou sweet N & J.

Friday, August 6, 2010

bespoke placesettings

We are so lucky here in South East Queensland to be surrounded by such clever and creative wonderful folk. Recently we attended the Luxury Wedding Soiree and got to spend the day with some of our favourite folks in the wedding industry.

This beautiful table setting was styled by the ever clever Mondo Floral and the photo was shot by the amazing Studio Impressions - isnt it just divine?

Can you see our little bespoke letterpress placesetting tags tucked away in there? We love them attached to flowers, it is all so very sweet.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

dear blog...

Dear wee little blog,
We apologise for our lack of love lately, we have been over run with work left right and centre. We hope your not holding it against us. We miss you.

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