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Lunch Lady Magazine Issue 1

Lunch Lady is a quarterly keepsake full of meaningful content, inspiring family stories, easy DIY, stacks of recipes plus funny relatable opinion pieces about the ups and downs of raising childrwn. It's a magazine where parenting is not taken too seriously but a balanced approach to family life is.

Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
We Print Nice Things
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[ letters of introduction ]

From: louise <hello@weprintnicethings.com.au> Date: Tuesday, 03 March 2015 11:54 am To: Kate Berry <hello@hellokateberry.com> Subject: hello from we print nice things! Hi Kate, Just wanted to touch base and say I love your Lunch Lady blog. I love your honesty about parenting, your food choices and your rad photos. My name is Louise and many moons ago I founded frankie magazine and then Smith Journal with my best friend, Lara Burke. Lara and I have since started on a new path to set up our own independent publishing group called We Print Nice Things. Our aim is to make beautiful things while striving for the perfect work/life balance. We believe in and love print, and most of all working with like-minded people who have great ideas. In a nutshell, let’s talk about making a magazine…

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talk us through arro home’s style and design process.

[ Adam Rogers, Founder ] "Our whole philosophy is ‘design for every day’, so we produce colourful signature prints that are really versatile and can fit within many different environments. For each range, four designers and I sit down and reflect back on previous seasons. We then try to forecast the upcoming trends and throw around ideas while always making sure the products are something we’re excited about. Things that I love from the previous collections include our cat pillow, pastel kilim rug, mountain cushion and forest floor tea towel. We generally start by designing a lot more than we need—about 30 per cent of the designs are not used—and then we constantly refine each collection. Sometimes it’s really difficult to tell what will work. Things we think are super-awesome don’t…

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what is love mae’s philosophy?

[ Peta O’Neill, Founder ] "I think our philosophy is to keep it real. Some days are harder than others, but one of my beliefs is the need to look after things and create with longevity. I wouldn’t say my whole wardrobe is from an op shop, but I think being conscious of your decisions and what you’re putting out into the world is really important. At one stage we were making our plates with melamine and I saw a documentary called Plastic Soup, which focuses on melamine and certain plastic products never breaking down. The plastic ends up in the ocean and heads to a certain point in the Pacific where it forms an island that is really thick and really wide and has killed everything in the area. Melamine…

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what’s kido store’s ethos and how does design influence your business?

[ Luke Reichinger, Founder ] "Originally we knew we didn’t want to stock anything plastic or battery operated—none of those sorts of things. We were seeing so much cool stuff from overseas—Japan, Europe and the States—that wasn’t so available here ten years ago. We wanted to stock clothing that was made from all-natural materials and as ethically as possible. It’s the same with our toys: we mostly stock wooden toys that are interesting and educational. In the end, we curated Kido as a reflection of what we like—and, to a certain extent, what our friends like. We choose things that tug on our childhood nostalgia. We’re catering to parents and working with suppliers who are our age and have kids who grew up with similar cultural and pop references. So we’re…

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how did nature baby begin?

[ Jacob Faull, Founder ] "Georgia and I were travelling through London, excited about the prospect of working in the arts. Our dream was to either make our own art or work in an art gallery when, by surprise, we found out Georgia was pregnant. There was a sort-of renaissance in natural baby rearing in the East End in the late ’90s, and we started researching products we wanted for our own baby. We were wide-eyed, young and idealistic, and began to discover baby products we really loved, which were non-disposable nappies and organic cotton. We’d pick up pamphlets at organic stores and be inspired that we could somehow start the world again with something new, but it would be fresh and light. And we could sell that idea. When we…

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what inspires you most about allpress?

[ Michael Allpress, Founder ] "Inspiration comes in a number of formats. We’re reasonably ambitious, and we’re inspired to build a company that transcends coffee and is more about fostering trust in all the communities we choose to serve, whether it’s Tokyo or London, Melbourne or Sydney. We’re mindful of how we source our coffee and how we treat our customers and employees. I think when companies become big we tend to think big is bad. But with the growth of Allpress comes great responsibility. If you can make a difference—whether it’s to community or environment—that’s inspirational. I think of this next stage of Allpress and our expansion overseas as just the beginning, really. We have so many prospects and opportunities to grow and do good things and be a significant…

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