Tuesday, February 15, 2011

In the Studio

I've been waiting for the best moment to make some changes to my studio. It was never properly organized as when we moved to this house a year ago we made everything in rush and that's how it's been ever since then. Now I'm hoping I can finally do this in March. It's a good time for me as I have some new plans for my book shop too, and a change always makes me feel so refreshed. Meanwhile I'm planning and searching for ideas in what inspires me the most: supplies, and textures and patterns... Last week I've made a little trip to London and visited one of my favorite stores. I got a few papers, new bone folders and some beautiful headbands. But my latest acquisition of which I'm really proud is an old book press that I bought right here in Porto from a bookbinding workshop that was closing. I'm actually the third owner of this press, which initially belonged to a graphic arts studio. I love that it's wide and tall and I can use it for more books at the same time, something I wasn't able to do with my very old, little nipping press. The less exciting part is that it's extremely heavy, it took two man to lift it on the table and I wish I've done this only after rearranging my workshop!


paula said...

wow that is quite the commitment! i can't wait to see what you make...i dont even understand what that does so you will have to enlighten me some blog post eh?
good luck with march organizing!

sarala said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what you are working on next.

Adeline said...

oh what a great book press! I love all the pretty paper you got from London! Can't wait to hear more about your studio makeover :)

Baghy said...

Ah I always loved these heavyweight presses, and indeed only saw them in graphics studios. I guess they don't make such hardware anymore and this is the only way you can get one.
I love the papers you got, so pretty and detailed!