Monday, October 31, 2011


Do the words 'custom printed fabric' make your heart skip a beat?

A good friend of mind recently told me about Spoonflower, which we now (at Boheem) consider somewhat 'life changing'. This site allows anyone to design, upload, print and create custom made fabrics.

There is no minimum order, they have a selection of really nice natural fabrics, the printing process is eco-friendly and yes, they ship internationally.

The website is extensive, well organised, with thousands of samples of past prints and projects.

Spoonflower will even send you a swatch and colour sample book for just $2.

Amazing and definitely worth a look:

Monday, October 24, 2011

Plank and Trestle

Whilst being away from the studio I've been creepily checking in on the progress of some of the projects which were underway when I checked out. Just hopped online to see if furniture designers Lana and Mike Hall had launched the branding for their new venture: Plank and Trestle. Sure enough – a spiffy new landing page. By the way, the range is stunning… I can't wait to order one of their pieces for myself!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Luca Turns Two!

Somewhere in the blur of the past 12 months Luca started walking, talking in sentences, selecting her own clothes, riding a scooter and can count to 10.

Her favourite colour is green.

She loves Greek yoghurt.

Carrots the rabbit still remains her most loyal friend.

Happy birthday big girl!

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Distillery Letterpress Excursion

On my past few visits to New York City, I have paid a visit to Greenwich Letterpress in the West Village (visit their blog I have wondered why we didn't have a similar printing press/store in Sydney, this was true until now.

Last Thursday evening, Chantel, Kat, Mei, Jo and I went on excursion to the grand opening of The Distillery Letterpress in North Sydney.

The smell of ink greeted us, and after a short demonstration where we saw the 1959 Heidelberg Windmill Press in motion we were sold! There is a special place for letterpress in every graphic designers heart, the textured, pillowy paper subtly debossed brings design to life.

We were impressed by the team at The Distillery, they really seemed to know their stuff - and their passion for the fine art of letterpress was inspiring.

To put it simply, letterpress printers are to printing what artisan bread makers are to baking - yum!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

100 Days of Typography

Spanish designer Lucia Soto set herself the ultimate challenge when she set out to create 100 posters in 100 days using fonts that could be downloaded for free from the internet. I love some of the work she's come up with and it's interesting to see how each font has inspired the style of each poster. See all of her posters here