Sunday, September 28, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
It's a bright and sunny day outside here in Melbourne and I wish I was out and about instead of being in the shop. Yesterday we had a new visitor to the shop who also happened to make lovely cushions from vintage fabric. One thing led to another and here are two of her cushions in our shop now for sale. They're big and colourful and I want to keep them for me. Fashioned from a fantastic Australiana tablecloth, which means they're one of a kind... well four of a kind I guess. On the wall above is an old board game called Robinson Crusoe. I find these old games fascinating and my how games have changed.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Phew what a busy few days, but we did it. Our re-opening celebrations happened last night, launching our new space and exhibition for the Melbourne Fringe Festival. There are more pics over at our flickr site. I'm ready for a snooze. Oh and a big thanks to a few friend/s who helped out.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
If you visit our shop over the next 10 days or so, this is what you'll be greeted with. So apologies in advance if you find us closed, but it will be worth it. We are expanding the shop (as I'm sure you've heard me mention) and organising an exhibition.
If you happen to be visiting Melbourne from afar during this time please contact us and we can try to arrange a time for you to visit the shop, it may be a little chaotic but we're happy to oblige. Opening September 24 at 6-8pm and then normal hours again.
I made these last week for Father's day: a set of four magnets featuring dodgy food photos from old recipe books that were my Nana's. mmmmm gelatine, what a checkered and stylish history you have. I actually can't stand the stuff, even jelly gives me the creeps. It's a textural thing. But whoa adding meat and peas is kind of wrong in my books, may as well be a can of dog food. Which brings me to tongue in a can. My dad used to make tongue sandwiches when my sister and I were little and I used to actually eat them. White bread, butter and lamb's tongue from a can. Eeeek. So anyone feeling hungry? Nope I didn't think so. But you can buy the magnets from here.
Friday, September 12, 2008
I stumbled upon a magazine that I wouldn't normally buy, but for some reason I decided to flick through Romantic Homes and this picture alone made me buy the magazine. I love this image and all it's vintage goodness. So I thought that I would share it here. The home belongs to Adrienne and Ron Caldwell and my favourite quote in the accompanying story re: some of her favourite finds.... came from hunting through her uncle's basement in a 250 year old barn in Pennsylvania. "He was using a prized cookie jar to drain oil from his car".
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
We've been framing up a storm, thanks to the new arrival of these great screen prints from the keep calm folks out of the UK. A slight diversion from our exhibition organisation, but we're slowly getting there. As we're expanding our shop and a bit of re-arranging will be going on, we will be closed from Thursday 18 September until our grand (well pretty darn good) unveiling on Wednesday 24 September. Oh and regarding the above prints, they are all priced at $225 each, framed. Please contact us if you fancy one.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
We have a couple of items from our shop featured in this months real living magazine. As seen in the above magazine pages a duck egg blue keep calm screenprint custom framed by us and the yellow standard planet lamp. Also featured inside is some fabrics by one miss aunty cookie woo hoo.
We've had a few enquiries about the keep calm prints, so I'll write my little spiel here. The ones we sell are from the UK. Unfortunately the duck egg blue is currently sold out and we're waiting on a new print run, which should arrive by the end of the month. Currently we have red and as of next week, there will be yellow and a grey / velvety colour. We can custom frame to your liking, but we try to have one or two on the walls already framed and ready to go. Nick and I do the framing ourselves using quality timber frames and that's reflected in the price. I have no doubt that you can do it cheaper by heading to ikea etc, but we choose not to. Oh and we sell them unframed too and can post. Please contact us for details.