Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ink & Spindle goes Monochrome*


Oh yes. We are very serious, ├╝ber cool, designer types... Look! Cute bike! Old camera! Hipster glasses! An ampersand! Not smiling!!

This week at Ink & Spindle we're doing something a little dramatic. We're going Monochrome.

As of Sunday, our textile range will be limited to Black, White, Charcoal and Almond prints... *with a splash of Red. And we'll be launching the new range tomorrow at the MARKit Design Market at Fed Square!

As with all of our ideas, this one was born over the printing table as we were discussing our textile range and how our market stalls always tend to look. "Too colourful", "too pastel", "too French provincial looking" ...is what we always whinge. How did that even happen? I prefer earthy, natural tones, Teegs prefers something a little bold and dramatic.

So then we thought about the gorgeous hemp/yak basecloth we'd seen. And how it'd look great with black printed on it. Or black and white. And how nice it'd look alongside our charcoal basecloths. "Hey we should do a market stall with nothing but black, white and charcoal. With a dash of red thrown in. And we could do some really w*anky designer photoshoot to go with it because it'd be so 'cool'. HA! Yes! Let's do it!"

The new textiles will be up in the shop on Monday. Come visit us tomorrow for a sneak peek (and a bunch of awesome products & kits we made)!

xx

P.S. - don't worry this isn't a permanent change, your other favourites will be back in stock soon once our darn basecloth supply problem is over ;)

P.P.S thanks to the lads at Lettuce for the lending Teegs the hipster glasses...

15 comments:

Amanda said...

Wow looking forward to seeing the new range

Stitchybritt said...

Hee hee, you girls don't do serious very convincingly : )

Hope the market is a winner!

Andi said...

Cool photo. Now I 'get' the new quilt kit!!
Have a ball at the market.
Andi x

Jacinta @ modelmumma said...

Woo you girls are gorgeous, even when serious! I love the new theme and I love the photo. Hope it all goes well for you tomorrow... I'll be at a pirate themed birthday party which is *almost* monochromatic... xo

sharon said...

monochrome is the only way to go!! LOVE it ...

yardage girl said...

You two are a hoot! See you tomorrow ;o) Nic

CurlyPops said...

You guys are too cool for school now!
Good luck tomorrow.

lamina @ do a bit said...

Ha ha ha I love the photo.. great colours and style... SO cool :)

Penny (Pocket Carnival) said...

Omg. See you tomorrow!

Hana said...

Love it! You need a facebook linky thing, i wanted to post it on my facebook page...

Crayon Chick said...

You hip girls ... love it! It's going to look fabulous and so Melbourne! Good luck.

gaby@stilelemente said...

A fun new path to explore and why not... always good to mix things up a bit and I'm sure it will be a big success :)

lucie said...

love your new collection!
chouette photo!

Rosalind said...

my favourite colours! My splash of red is usually red shoes :-) Love your work ladies

Juicy Roo said...

Oh ROCK ON that is wickedly awesome. Even Bella seems to be patiently posing with her lovely red collar. I see a hint of chuckle in Lara's eyes but Teegs you look like you popped out of WALLPAPER lol! Love the red. Have had a chance to see your snaps from the market - love it love it love it!