Last week we sent our new packaging designs to be printed at the quaint, local letterpress workshop at Norrbackagatan. In they went in the antique Heidelberg machines from the fifties and out they came with the loveliest white relief print. The history of this little workshop goes a long way back. Previously owned by Dieter Schmidt until 2004 when Thomas Asplund och Kristina Åkerberg took over and saved its future as a popular printing studio. Today they run their business with help from their friend Åsa, using traditional printing techniques with steel-cut clichées, honoring the exceptional craftsmanship of letterpress. So please enjoy the time, effort, and skill put into the creation of our new packaging - designed by us and carefully printed by the most talented trio at Norrbacka.
It’s the season of silly costumes and late-night gatherings with an undertone of scary. Although we’re no big fan of spooky nor cheaply bought gears put on without intention, we DO love the crafting potential in a masquerade, especially when masks are homemade and attire carefully put together according to an idea thought out beforehand. When fantasy, imagination, and personality lead the way - it gets interesting! Honoring that, we’ve put together a board of inspiration to set the mood for October and upcoming autumn feasts.
We’ve been chatting with the lovely Cecilia Von Mentzer for Residence Magazine.
The sleepy sloths are not known to move fast; in fact, they move at a rate of about 40 yards per day. An effort, mostly motivated by the desire to find the most delicious leaves, twigs, and buds that their close surrounding has to offer. There's something so endearing about a mammal this lazy, which is probably why it's frequently portrayed in modern cartoons. Since the sloth naps a lot (!), they're snoozing away a good 15-20 hours a day. All in good conscience though, seeing as they have an exceptionally low metabolic rate and need the break to recover. They live in the rainforests of Central and South America.
They're excellent swimmers and every now and then they drop down from their safe space in the trees to have a refreshing swim in the rainforest pools.
There are two types of sloths, two-toed and three-toed.
The Pygmy three-toed sloth is critically endangered due to deforestation. Also the maned sloth is very vulnerable.
Without plenty of trees sloths will lose their shelter and food source.
To help sloths we need to practice sustainable forestry and stop exploiting the rainforests.
Source: WWF Foundation