Basil Bangs- Digitally printed umbrellas June 29, 2013

I walked past a store on Johnston St, Collingwood recently and fell in love with these umbrellas by Basil Bangs. Basil Bangs is an Australian company born of a love for all things outdoors by two mates. Basil Bangs is described by the designers as what we love in life: laughing with friends and family, spending lazy summer days at the beach and beautiful design.  

New Services June 27, 2013

We now offer two new printing services on-site. We offer dye sublimation printing onto polyester fabric. We can print up to 1615mm wide and then the print is heat transferred onto polyester fabrics of your choice. This process can be helpful in creating sportswear, fashion items, photography canvases, placement printing. Please read more at our Digital Fabric Printer website.

Secret costume design showing- Loel Thompson June 24, 2013

If your an avid sewer and take inspiration from costume design, perhaps you might enjoy going to this very intimate costume showing by Loel Thompson. Loel Thomson doesn’t advertise for visitors to her collection of 10,000 items, which she has built up over 20 years. Through word of mouth she now hosts as many as 10 tours per week. Proceeds go to a charity that each visiting group nominates, or by default to the Murchison Nursing Home. The details are…

Laser Cut Wine Cases June 17, 2013

We recently did some laser cutting of the words “Mate” for a graphic design company Swearwords. Great wine cases and a very innovative design group!

Laser Cutting Alignment Instructions June 16, 2013

Having a laser cutter has been a big learning curve and the greatest challenge has been learning how to align the mirrors, so that we get the best cutting accuracy possible. If you are new to laser cutting, we thought we would share our research on how to align your laser cutter.

DIY screen printing onto cotton June 13, 2013

If you want to experiment and have a play with making your own fabrics from scratch. Check out this tutorial that is very insightful in taking you through step by step in what needs to be done.

Corporate Stationery June 12, 2013

We specialise in corporate presentation. If you have an upcoming function we can help you with high end stationery that will leave a memorable impression. We can help with menus for functions, restaurants, customised door hangers for hotel rooms, business cards and custom placecards. Below are some examples of our range and we can design something suitable for your needs or you can provide your own.  

BATD RMIT Alumni Georgie McKenzie June 9, 2013

It’s always great to see students emerge into flourishing designers . Georgie McKenzie works for Linen House as a textile designer. You can read an interview about her career progress here, RMIT.

RMIT Bricolage- Design gallery June 5, 2013

RMIT is known for creating great students and great works. These are some of the pieces from their exhibition in December 2013 at the No Vacancy gallery. Image: ‘Ugly Beautiful’ by Janis Nah – Hand and double-bed machine knit, crochet, macrame cotton lycra jersey, cotton, wool, nylon, cording, plastic bags Image: ‘A Silent Scape’ by Alyssa Pyritz – Handwoven tunic with linen and cotton yarn, lasercut wool felt Image: ‘Natural Curves’ by Amanda Magnano – Shima industrial knit cushion covers – wool   Image: ‘Atomic Anomaly’ by Ilce Karamacoski…

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