Author Archives: we print nice things

catching up with LazyBones


When and how did LazyBones begin? We opened for business in 2000 in Sydney, but moved shortly after to Byron Bay and feel like we really only started properly then. Where did the vintage inspired look originate from?    When I was a kid I was very close to my grandmother who lived in a beautiful old house in the […]

EcoNap talk cloth nappies

Who was EcoNaps founded by and when did the company begin?   I started EcoNaps back in 2013, when I was pregnant with my first baby. We used to sell it at our local markets and had such a positive response to our products, everything just grew from there. How long did it take you to develop a product that […]

To Bee or Not To Bee


A young scientist from France, Simon Klein is carrying on a tradition started by the Acádémie des sciences, which stretches back over 300 years to when King Louis XIV founded it. Better known for its contribution to the arts, France has constantly been at the forefront of scientific advances, too, in fields ranging from chemistry […]

Beach Trash

Few people transform trash into treasure quite like Düsseldorf artist Sabine Timm. “I’ve been addicted to hunting treasure since my childhood,” she tells me. “I remember being on vacation when I was seven and collecting shards of china from these mudflats. I still have that box and I could draw every single piece from memory. […]

combi’s magic smoothies


When and where did the Combi journey begin?  Combi started its amazing journey back in 2003. Our ’72 Lowlight orange Kombi, fitted with an espresso machine, travelled from Adelaide in South Australia all the way up the coast to Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland, serving certified organic fair trade coffee to thousands of festival punters along the […]

How to talk to kids about climate change

climate change

While adults have news bulletins, films like An Inconvenient Truth and books such as Tim Flannery’s The Weather Makers to draw on for knowledge on climate change, what about kids?   How do you even begin to address an issue as monumental as the impacts of climate change? Walking a fine line between being well-informed about the planet and just […]

making boots

blundstone boots

Blundstone began as a family business way back in 1870 – that’s amazing heritage. What influence does this have on the current operations of the Blundstone brand?  We turn 150 next year, and since then a lot of things have changed. We’ve gone from crafting simple boots for a small colony to designing a wide […]

Pet Rocks

pet rocks

When the alien overlords finally make contact, they’ll be sure to have some questions and there are a few moments in our collective history that are just too weird to explain. Fads like hula hoops, Slinkys, fidget spinners—and the quirkiest of them all: Pet Rocks. As you might have guessed, Gary Dahl, the guy who […]

all about Aussie Apples

aussie apples

Who are Aussie Apples? Aussie Apples is managed by Hort Innovation on behalf of Australia’s growers. Hort Innovation is a grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australian Horticulture. Our ‘core’ purpose is to help improve the health and wellbeing of Australian consumers by inspiring them to get their crunch on with delicious and nutritious local Aussie apples.  How many apple varieties […]