Friday, January 30, 2015

{ Inspired By }


...German fabric printers in the 1970's. I finished watching them print one design, and then wanted to see more! This video is truly captivating.

Happy Friday.

Carina x

Thursday, January 29, 2015

{ This Week in the Office }


Things are really ramping up as we get ready to release our winter 2015 collection. Next week our sales staff will be learning about the new range; meanwhile production images are being emailed by our suppliers and we are getting excited!

Friday, January 23, 2015

{ This Week in the Office }


This week in the office it has been pretty hectic! In the Design room we've been beavering away on new designs and product development for Summer 2015-16, and in Marketing it's all about prep for the upcoming launch of our Winter 2015 collection. Emma has been flat out getting the catalogue ready for print (read: hours and hours of Photoshopping!) – which is pretty exciting because it means that the day is nearing when we get to share our new collection with you all! Here's a sneak peek from the photoshoot; stay tuned for mid Feb when the collection is due to be launched…

Thursday, January 22, 2015

{ For the Love of It }




Over the weekend I tried out something I've been seeing a lot online lately: metallic patterns drawn on ceramics, using permanent Sharpie markers. Google it and you'll see what I mean…

The first thing you need to know is that you have to use oil-based pens, not just the regular metallic ones (they are clearly marked as such). Then basically you just draw your design, and cook it in the oven at 175C for thirty minutes.

The results: visually pleasing and seemingly permanent (so far…), but not quite as glossy and metallic as I'd hoped. I suppose only actual glaze can do that. That'll be my next experiment!

~ Amy

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

{ DESIGN POST }


A toilet roll holder probably isn't at the top of everyone's wish list, however it is on mine and has been for a while! We are in the process of redecorating our toilet, and the thought of re-hanging our Mitre 10 toilet roll holder just doesn't sit well with me. I long to own this beautiful Ferm Living piece. The brass, the wood... it is perfection!

Carina x