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new prints!

New prints have arrived! We’ve picked a wide range of patterns, but they come in very limited quantities. See something you love? Be sure to snap it up! All prints will be filtering into the store over the next week, but they’re all available to see and purchase online right now.

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Not everything here at bed is glamorous 😉 Doing everything ourselves means doing the dirty jobs too. Like fixing washing machines. #DIY #missionaccomplished #local #bedding #thethingsivelearnedinbed

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Our very first weekend in bed.

Our very first weekend in bed. December 1999.  We barely had enough stock to fill the shelves. If you look at the hangbar, we had to hang sheets like towels to cover up the bare, empty bar!  Still, we opened our door and people came and shopped (thank goodnesss!) Soon enough we would catch up and start filling our shelves.  Back then we made everything in the back, behind the curtains.

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High tech heater

A brand new, high-efficiency, on-demand gas water heater.  No more keeping tanks of water hot 24/7 for work that happens only a few days a week.  It was an expensive little bugger but will save so much energy and money over its lifetime.

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So things are starting to look a bit more like we could actually work here.


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We’ve hit water!

Thankfully not literally.  We managed to find the incoming water pipe, right about where we figured it would be, except for one major difference.  It was a mere few centimetres below the concrete instead of being under about 45cm of sand.  We were happily jack-hammering and shovelling right beside a pressurized, plastic pipe that would have burst spraying water everywhere had we nicked it.  Yikes!



Next up, finding the drain pipe under the floor. At least this time we could use some expert technology to look, instead of blindly guessing. As a bonus we get to use yet another fantastically named tool. SeeSnake!


What do you suppose we saw with that snake?

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Yup. A pipe. Of course, what we really need to know is where is it and how deep is it? That’s when the cool high-tech part of the SeeSnake shines. The above-ground gizmo finds the below-ground doo-hickey and then you know where the pipe is. Magic!


The arrow marks the spot where the drain pipe should be. Time for some more digging.


And there it is. So now with all our mysteries solved we can begin the real construction.