Ink & Spindle ‘Kookaburra Bracken’ cushion
DESIGNERS: Lara Cameron & Caitlin Klooger Inspired by a love of native flora and fauna, Lara and Caitlin have been hand-printing fabric for nine years from their studio in Kensington, Melbourne. Lara’s background in graphic design saw her crave a hands-on approach to production, while Caitlin has previously worked in interior design and landscape architecture. “All our cushions are made from our hand-printed fabric,” says Lara. “We source sustainable, low-impact base cloths and print our designs with water-based, solvent-free inks.” This reversible cushion features two designs – the kookaburra was inspired by a pair of “raucous fellows” that visited Caitlin during a weekend away, while Lara took her cue for the bracken from a bushwalk in the Otway Ranges in Victoria. Their 10-metre printing table means each length requires two hands on deck for printing, says Lara. “Our screens are taller than we are!” $112, inkandspindle.com.