Kate Koeppel of Skill Exchange fame just launched an online shop. Her first product is a collection of laser cut wood record dividers. Everything from the letterpress packaging, screen printed boxes, and product is designed and produced in SF. If you find yourself scouring record stores in your spare time and your collection is growing out of control, these alphabetical dividers will be able to help you find your Joy Division or Roxy Music albums in a jiffy. This would also make a great gift for the holidays for the vinyl hoarder in your life! Kate was recently interviewed by Design Feast where discussed further details on Skill Exchange and her new wood record dividers.
Risa Culbertson, of the two year old stationary line Papa Llama, recently moved her letterpress machines into a new space at the Heath Ceramics building on 18th and Alabama. She will be having a launch party in the new studio to celebrate this Thursday December 5th from 6pm-9pm. I recently visited her in her new space with her studio mate The Aesthetic Union, who also did the packaging for Kate Koeppel’s record divider packaging and boxes. It is a lovely space and I was able to see all of their machines up close and personal, even a big ol’ letterpress machine from the 1800’s!
Member Ali Price of Lydali was named a finalist in the Ethical Fashions Source Awards. The Source awards put the spotlight on best practices in the fashion industry, from field to final product. Lydali were selected for the Retail Award for Independent Boutique/Sustainable Brand Platform category. The winners will be chosen at the reception at the House of Lords in London, UK this month. We are rooting for you, Lydali!