Saturday, February 20, 2010

Proofs and badges

We have had the proofs delivered and they look good.  Phew! It's always a little exciting, as well as scary, having a look over the proofs.  There were a couple of little changes needed, but it's always nice to see the colour pictures came out well.  Now we can sign off and go to print.

Now it's time to get cracking on making badges for the release of this issue.  Every issue is going to come with a free badge, so we are working on the design and making them this week. This Japanese origami paper, kindly lent to us by the lovely Lou, will hopefully provide some of the inspiration.

Friday, February 19, 2010


It's gone to the printers... phew!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Eclectic Tastes

I love this place.  We have been doing our Four Plates review at Eclectic Tastes this week, and we are changing things a bit this issue.  Instead of four dishes from four different places, we are sampling four from one place.  The food was superb, but I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise, so am just posting photos of the decor.  Eclectic is the word! I got to have a good chat with Margot, one of the owners who was there with her husband having dinner, on the night. She and co-owner Julie have created a great place. Check it out if you get a chance. 

I LOVED this cigarette holder. It just looked like a bottle when closed.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Sneak peek #2

We are including two gorgeous fashion shoots in this issue.  Here is another sneak peek at one of the shoots....

Photos by the wonderful Teagan Glenane...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Production mode

At the moment we are in mad "last week before we go to print" mode, which can be rather chaotic.  No matter how organised and prepared we are, it always seems to be the same at this time of production.  Why do we always have to "leave things to the last minute".  I know I always had that comment on all my school reports, and it appears nothing has changed.  Rohan and I are holed up in our teeny home office doing our thing... he says (of a page he will have just laid out) "check out this page, what do you think?"  or I'll receive another article via email, and start giggling as I read the text.  When we realise we haven't done something that needed two weeks preparation, and we only have one week to do it we generally start swearing, or deliriously laughing, it depends on how many coffees or (if it's later) wines we have had.  But on the whole I think we love the drama, so that's why it keeps happening. So I can't really complain, can I?

Here's a sneak peak of what you can expect in Issue 7...

Beautiful photos by Rohan

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Another great stockist - Leeloo

Leeloo is an online shop that supports creative designers making unique, handmade and often limited edition items.  All their stuff is made in Australia, and they are all about "nurturing young creative types" much like we are.  Check out the stuff at Leeloo, and maybe you could find something a little bit different for your love, this Valentines.  If you choose to celebrate that kind of thing ;-)

Oh yeah, and they now stock Thaw. Yippee.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I have recently discovered this blog, (thanks to Rachel) and felt I had to share it.  It's all about one girls attempt to spend one year only buying her clothes second-hand, and using her creativity and sewing skills to make clothing she loves.  With $365 dollars and 365 days, she is making it work.  Inspiring stuff.

Check out New Dress a Day.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

For all the zine lovers

Have just been sent an invitation to this event at Sticky.  If you love all things "zine" you might want to check it out...

Friday, 12 Feb 2010, 06:00 PM

Degraves Street Subway, right next to Sticky Institute

The official launch of The Undiscovered Press exhibition! Come along and be a part of The Undiscovered Press being unleashed upon the masses. In the form of 12 separate artworks by dedicated zinesters, zines in all their undiscovered glory will be on display.