Monday, November 18, 2013

Duvet covers - NEW in the shop!

We're just a little bit giddy with excitement to share this next little development with you. Over the past few weeks we've been putting together a small range of duvet covers which we'll be making to order! We've been thinking of doing this for quite some time and have finally made it happen, just in time to take pre-xmas orders :)

We had so much fun doing the shoot for the these, converting Teeg's living room with it's gorgeous floorboards and lining boards into the perfect faux-bedroom!

Silver Gum queen sized duvet cover - $450

Silver Gum queen sized duvet cover - $450

Grevillea queen sized duvet cover - $450

Grevillea queen sized duvet cover - $450

Watercolour queen sized duvet cover - $450

Watercolour queen sized duvet cover - $450

If you're the type of person who'd rather sew up your own, do let us know in the comments. We might just put together a DIY duvet cover making kit sometime soon too :)

xx Lara & Teegs.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Table linens - NEW in the shop!

It's been a long time since we've launched any new products, but with xmas swiftly approaching we thought it'd be great to release a small range of table linens! We had so much fun making and styling these for a little photo shoot. Huge thanks to Shelley Panton and Shiko for the loan of the gorgeous ceramic wares!

Wrens in Inky Blue 100% Linen table napkins

Flores in Inky Blue organic cotton/hemp table runner

Blockprint in Snow organic cotton/hemp table napkins

Grevillea in Mustard & Greylead organic cotton/hemp table runner

Watercolour in Toffee organic cotton/hemp table napkins

Blockprint in Snow organic cotton/hemp table runner

Kangaroo Paw in Red Orange table runner, Birch in Almond table napkins

We're making these products to order, so get your order in before December 5th if you'd like them before xmas :)

xx Lara & Teegs.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Introducing Flores - and some new colourways!

New prints and colourways in the shop!

Despite all the big changes brewing in the studio it's mostly business as usual around here - we've got lots happening in the lead up to xmas! We have some great new products which we'll be launching over the next few days, and in the meantime we've popped some new prints and colourways in the shop!

Most excitingly is the public launch of Teegs' Flores design! Whilst attended her artist’s residency in Mexico, Tegan was inspired by the amazing carpets of chempasuchil flowers that she saw adorning the Dia de Los Muertos alters in Oaxaca. We first printed this design as a reward for her very generous Pozible pledgers, and now we've printed it in a bunch of colourways for the shop!

Flores in Coal & Fawn

Flores in Inky Blue & Juniper

Flores in Saffron & Lime - a bit of an experimental colourway but we like it's summery freshness!

Flores in Toffee & Saffron - also experimental and turned out a bit too retro for our range, so this one probably won't be around for too long :)

Also new and exciting is our Silver Gum in Inky Blue & Greylead - the winning colourway from our colourway competition a couple of months ago! Congrats again to Rachel for her winning combo - she's making curtains with the meterage she won and we can't wait to see them :)

Silver Gum in Inky Blue & Greylead

Also new...

Blockprint in Snow

Wrens in Inky Blue on Oatmeal linen (loving this new basecloth option)

Watercolour in Fawn & Snow
Hope you like! xx

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ink & Spindle needs YOU!

Our beloved studio

There are some big and exciting changes on the Ink & Spindle horizon! 

After much soul-searching and reflection, Teegs has made the bittersweet decision to leave Melbourne and move to her beloved homeland of the Northern Rivers.

In her words: I have always intended to one day move back to the area, build a straw bale house, live off the grid and grow my own food, but my recent travels and the subsequent time spent with my family there (especially my beautiful, brand-new baby niece whom I love and adore) helped me to realise that now is the time for me.

Teegs & baby niece Marley
I came to that decision one morning while watching the sunrise from Australia's magical easternmost point, and it felt instantly right. A whole bunch of anxiety I didn't even realise I was holding on to fell away and I felt an immense relief... but also an immense sadness, because leaving Melbourne also means leaving my best friend and sister-by-another-mister Lara C. and our beautiful baby, Ink & Spindle.

Epic. Very hard. Without a doubt. Very, very hard. 

But the big news doesn't end there though - the other rather more joyous thing is that Lara and her lovely soon-to-be husband Dave are expecting next April! Yay! Congratulations, guys :)

Lara & Dave's little person waves hello

SO! All of the above means we are looking for Expressions of Interest from like-minded individuals to take over Teegs' role within the business and partnership. 

The individual we are looking for doesn't need to have any previous experience (because we didn't when we started the business!) but needs to be capable of learning quickly, of being self motivated, energetic, happy to work hard in a pretty darn fun environment and be willing to help nurture the wonderful entity that is Ink & Spindle (especially whilst Lara is on maternity leave!). And of course MOSTLY IMPORTANTLY they must be compatible with that wonderful lady herself :)

If you are interested in having a conversation with us about this, then we'd like to meet you! Please send us an email with the following info:
  • a little about yourself
  • what you feel you could contribute to I&S
  • what you hope to gain from running a small, independent design & print studio
Looking forward to hearing from you :)

xx Teegs & Lara