Wee Clip

A cute clip the team at Engineers Without Borders and Lovenotes threw together. The things that happen at our studio on late spontaneous Friday nights…

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colourways of the Forest

Splashes of colour amongst the oh-so-common greeeenery and brownery of the forest at Mount Tambourine. These caught my eye throughout an Indi Jones style treetop swing bridge walk! Fun!

Orange Fungi


Brown / Black

Red Roots

Moss Green

Bouncy Yellow (do not bounce on the swing bridge – bouncy yellow a good idea?)

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genius gift exchange

Our annual swap of hand crafted goods took place once again in December. The rules are that your gift must be: Upcycled / Recycled, Cost zero dollars, Hand crafted. We do it each year with all the crew nurturing innovation in our workplace.

Here’s the round up for 2012…



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Featured (again!)

Spot the LNs… (a 2009 design we did especially for TEDxAuckland)…

And head along to this, sure to be a cracking hot event!

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We made SeedPaper invitations for these guys and the launch of their garden, catch a glimpse of the finished product in the clip.

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A night of fun and finger food at Alphabet City: the ss12 collection launch

On Thursday 6 September Lovenotes contributors, fans and followers all got together over drinks and nibbles to celebrate the launch of the Spring Summer 2012 collection.

Colourful notebooks and pads of paper stacked the vintage letter-writing desks at Alphabet City in Mount Eden, while the ever-colourful Lovenotes founder Manda Judd handed around glasses of pink iced tea in a stunning bright orange dress.

Alphabet City is a “community art space and gallery focused on the written word” – think letterpress printing machines, typewriters and book binding. We thought this space was a perfect match for Lovenotes, and the ambiance on the night didn’t let us down!

The ss12 collection was designed by Manda herself, and reflects her current hunger for travel, exploring the world, and architecture.

At the end of the night each guest got to take home a bright purple notebook from the collection, as well as a choice Luggage Tag designed and handmade by Greg from our team. Each Luggage Tag is hand-letterpress-printed and embossed from thick and heaving 100% recycled card.

Everyone left with a smile on their face, and we think that this may have had something to do not only with the stationery, but with the delicious spread of food cooked and carefully crafted by the lovely Fi Rutland of Global Health.

Fi and her husband John Coombs, director at Global Health, are on a mission to regenerate healthy workplaces and the world, through wellbeing plans including fresh, whole, healthy, and ridiculously tasty kai delivered.

An amazing, delicious plate of vegetarian sushi and rice paper rolls was made by Fi, which went down a treat with iced tea or a cold beer, finished with chocolate coated super berries later in the evening.

A huge thank you to Alphabet City, Global Health, and everyone else who came along to the launch evening with a smile, a story and a curiosity for Lovenotes and all we do.

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Double rainbow today at Takapuna beach. This really made my day. So choice :)


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Inside the Printers

Today we’re invited to visit our printers workshop. They are GTO Printers in Birkenhead, Auckland. Award winning letterpress enthusiasts, and recently adding two Pride & Print awards to the mantle including a gold medal for letterpress printing, this is where awesome printing happens!

Today we see inside their letterpress workshop. There’s people at work, stuff everywhere, The Beatles playing along, and film makers creating a clip…







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