Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Greenhouse By Joost.

Over the past months we've had the pleasure of sharing some ideas with the lovely Joost in the lead up to his great embarkment on the Sydney Greenhouse at The Rocks, Sydney Harbour.

He came to us with a concept for a duel purpose 'T-Bag'; a sturdy T-shirt that can also zip-up at the base for use as a bag.

We puzzled with the idea, until finally settling on the solution to re-use castaway print t-shirts, the kind made for one off community marathons or school fundraisers and never seen again.

Joost wrote us some cheesy down-to-earth puns for the re-print and we got to work. It's brilliant working with someone who in essence is so experimental with sustainable design.

Our inks are as ecologically neutral as possible, but demand for coal and root based pigments doesn't come by often enough in the industry.

Definitely recommend a look at the 360 degree view of the Greenhouse on Joost's site, Fantastic, just love the reused tyre parquetry floor.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Patchwork cushions

Ends of fabric rolls have been encroaching the corners of the studio and getting underfoot, so we've laid out these small yards of linen, cotton and damask to be used for patchwork cushions and quilts.

Close to our heart is the task of cherishing any piece of fabric possible, offcuts, remnants, samples and backing cloths have all found their way back into the day's design work. So often designs and new colour ways begin with some chance beauty found at the overlap of a print or the little stacks of edges left after cutting patterns.

Jeannette Mayne, began with Spacecraft years ago working her patch-working wonders into our studio offcuts to make the patchwork cushion one of our favourite objects.