Monday, November 29, 2010

Under the Weather

Hi Beloved Readers,

I'm sorry to tell you that, Alischa is really quite unwell. Until she gets better, we apologise for not being able to respond as quickly as we would like.

Thanks for your patience


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

shalon & stuart :: wedding invitations

Today we have a sweet invitation set to show you which we recently completes for Shalon & Stuart. Inspired by a design we created for another couple, we personalised this invitation with black and ivory ink on ivory stock, with printed and lined envelopes and a sweet little gift card. Just lovely!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

finding beauty

The smallest things around here give me such joy - such as the way Herbie stacks our envelopes. His printing arms whoosh in their circular motion to drop the printed finish piece into a not so perfect pile. It seems so fitting that the pile isn't perfect - its a bit like letterpress itself, each one an individual, a hand crafted piece of love, each with their own stamp of personality. I love these wonky piles of paper - they bring me so much joy.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

laura & tim :: wedding stationery

Another gorgeous invitation suite we have been waiting to show you is that which we created for Laura & Tim. You may remember their save the date cards we created for them earlier this year? For their wedding stationery we further expanding upon their illustrative graphics and created a very striking and contemporary, yet still vintage inspired design. Featuring lined envelopes, one colour invitations and reply cards with envelopes we love the fabulous combination of black ink printed on our 100% cotton white stocks. Just divine.

kathleen & marko :: wedding stationery

We have had this delightful invitation we have been wanting to show you for some time! Kathleen and Marko are getting married next March at a Winery with a gorgeous and rustic chapel on site. Their brief was for something classic yet chic, to be formal and yet still contain vintage elements. With a black and white theme we chose for a blind impressed vintage flourish background, combined with classic, yet striking black typography printed on our 100% cotton stocks.

By keeping their stationery suite quite simple with non printed envelopes and the inclusion of reply details on the invitation (saving the need for additional printing), this invitation shows that you are able to keep to budget, yet still achieve a beautiful letterpress result.

Thanks Kathleen & Marko - it was a joy to work with you both!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

calm amongst the storm

The last week in the studio certainly has not been our best! A massive technological failure saw all our systems and communication down for an entire week. Finally we are back up and running today - phew. If you are waiting on an email or artwork from us we will be sorting through these as quickly as we possibly can.

Amongst the storm of the past horrible week we did have two beautiful moments which kept us smiling. The first we took Miss Ruby Tuesday off to the dog park to escape the stress and manic nature of the studio. Our dog park is quite a blessing - it is about 5 acres of wooded parkland's and is really quite divine. We were quite excited as its not often we get a chance to visit. Mind you, our excitement didn't compare to Ruby's who did 19 wee's in 40 minutes, now that's excitement.

The second lovely thing to happen was a surprise visit from my parents. When they are in Sydney and we are in Brisbane, it certainly was a lovely and very happy surprise indeed!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

GoMA Twighlight Markets

Amongst all the craziness that has been this week (sickness, coupled with major technological dramas, coupled with far too much stress) one thing which has kept us going is our excitement about is selling our letterpress wares at the Gallery Store Twilight Market at the Gallery of Modern Art here in Brisbane.

We attended last year and really loved this gorgeous twilight event with a cash bar, amazing gallery surrounds and lots of handmade wonder to admire. The markets will be held just outside the gallery store and runs from 4pm to 8pm this Friday night (12 November).

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

missing in action

A pretty major technological malfunction has happened here in the studio. If you are a client awaiting artwork, a new client after information or one of our dear friends dropping us a line, we hope to be back up and running again next week.

If you have a scheduled appointment to discuss wedding stationery with us this weekend, we ask that you contact us urgently, as we are unable to access your details at this time.

Monday, November 8, 2010

photos from a very lovely weekend

What a fabulous weekend we had at the Brisbane Finders Keepers Market. There is so many gushing wonderful things we want to say about our weekend, but to save the big ramble let me keep it simple and say that it was simply delightful, sweet, lovely and humbling all at the same time. A very big thankyou for all of those who stopped by and said hello, we are so touched by your love.

thankyou, thankyou, thankyou. xox

Thursday, November 4, 2010

brisbane finders keepers this weekend!

We are getting giddy with excitement as The Finders Keepers rolls in to town this weekend! We will be there amongst 65 other fabulous local and interstate designers, together with live music, outdoor garden cafe and more handmade gorgeous goodness then you can poke a stick at! This Summer market sees the Brisbane Finders Keepers grow with a whole extra studio of designers, a whole new outdoor garden cafe set up, and lots of new designers selling their wares.

Make sure you don't miss out on this fabulous event - its a perfect excuse to stock up on Christmas presents, then kick back under the grand trees, listen to the music with a cold drink from the bar and some fabulous food to nibble on!

We will be in Studio 1 so please do pop by and say hello - we love meeting blog readers!!

Saturday 6th November 10am - 5pm

Sunday 7th November 10am - 5pm
The Old Museum
 Cnr Bowen Bridge Road & Gregory Terrace,

All day Parking is available at the RNA showgrounds.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

loving you is easy because you're beautiful - new print instore!

Finishing off our new products in store this week we are super pleased to let you know that our second print in our "loving you" series is now printed and ready in our shop!

"Loving you is easy because your beautiful" is a limited edition run of 100 prints. Printed on our 100% cotton rag paper in a white colour, we have coupled a spherical blind impressed pattern with strong, bold and interlocking typography - the y with "your" with the t of "beautiful - we love type!!

Each print measures 8.5" x 11" and are designed to fit an 8" x 10" mount. Printed as a limited edition run of 100 they are available here for $45.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

love you the longest of time - new print instore

Ever since our black Love you the Longest of time print sold out in our online shop we have been bombarded with super sweet emails asking for another print run - so today we are super pleased to let you know that we have now printed a new limited edition run of 100 prints

Printed in a gorgeously deep red ink, combined with a blind impressed background we love the beautifully simplicity and amazing impression of this print. Not to mention how the y of "you" tucks in with the t the "the" which tucks in the the g of "longest" which tucks in the the t of "time". A little typographic obsessed around here? I think so.

This print is printed on our 100% cotton stocks in a white colour and are available as a limited edition run off 100 prints for $45 each. Get yours while they last here.

Monday, November 1, 2010

letterpress bookplates now instore!

We've got quite a few new goodies we are adding to our online store this week - and today we are kicking it off with our new vintage inspired bookplates.

Each pack contains one of each of our 8 vintage inspired designs, letterpress printed on 300gsm 100% cotton rag paper with an adhesive backing. They come packaged in sweet kraft wrapping, with red stitching - making for a beautifully presented little gift for your book loving friends! These are available in limited numbers here.

little craft bees

We had a little craft bee here in the studio yesterday, lots of pretty paper, sweet little sandwiches, a few bites of cake and lots of laughs - it was a most lovely afternoon - I cant wait to show you the end result!

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