I am very happy to introduce my new whale, who I picked up at Camberwell markets this week! He is a rad little leather money bank. He has a coin slot shaped blow hole and a zipper for teeth! He is in excellent condition and is definitely up there with my favourite Camberwell finds. I will be saving my pennies in his belly each week and have him regurgitate them in time for my weekly Camberwell Market visit. My lovely Dad came down from the mountains and bought this little guy for me. . . . Thank you Papa Bear! ♥
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
I came home from Camberwell markets empty handed today. I even stopped at a garage sale on the way home and still came home empty handed! So I have been looking around on ebay and etsy in an attempt to get my bric-a-brac fix. So here are a few items for sale that I like ...
A RAD Yoshitomo Nara towel on ebay...
You can buy it now for $135US. To find this wonderful giant Nara towel, copy and paste this into your search:
YOSHITOMO NARA Oversized Beach Towel Ltd. Edition *NEW*
There are also matching tall spaghetti jars and matching popcorn jars from other sellers. Also from the Tea Jar seller...
A barn display case
The Jar and the barn display come from:http://www.etsy.com/shop/AMradio
Nice old rulers
The ruler comes from a shop that has more nice things - www.etsy.com/shop/MonkiVintage
Knitted Pencil Scarf
The fox and the scarf : http://www.etsy.com/shop/saracarr
Type into your ebay search: Remington 'Ten Forty' typewriter made in Holland
Sunday, June 13, 2010
We didn't find much at Camberwell today, but it was still a very nice Sunday morning. My favourite donut van was back after a Sunday off last week AND Dee saw his girlfriend (another staffy twice his weight - she is so beautiful)! A permanent stall holder at the market who we visit every week gave me a present! - Some beautiful old French text books. I also picked up 3 Hayao Miyazaki dvds. I have recently been working on my movie collection aiming to get my top 20 movies on my shelf. The nice man who sold me these told me to bring a list next week of all the movies I would like and he will dig them up for me. He organises his dvds excellently into sections like "Jim Jarmusch" or "Johnny Depp" or "Aussie" - he even has an "Arty Farty" section. The first movie that will be on my list is True Romance. Charley comes along to Camberwell in hunt of frames. He has found some great frames over the past two weeks and has been filling them up quick smart. Here is two of them with his paintings in them. I stole them off his desk when he wasn't looking and put them on the wall behind my desk. They look great there. To see more of this clever boys imagination, go here.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Adopting our sweet little Dee from the Staffy Rescue was one of the best decisions we ever made! He is so wonderful. I wish we had a bigger home so we could adopt Bosco too! Bosco is one of the 4 beautiful Staffies at Staffy Rescue Victoria who is looking for a home right now....
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I haven't been this excited about a book in a while! I am excited about this book for a few reasons...
First reason: I got a sneak peak and it looks super special. It's JAM PACKED full of great pictures of great work and great spaces and great people!
Second reason: Outré Gallery is having a launch and signing this Saturday! I believe the night before they will be taking things off the wall and pulling apart their window display to make way for what ever it is that will fill the gallery on Saturday! Oooh!!! Mysterious and exciting!!
Thirdly: There is a photo of a staffy in the book!!!
Fourthly: It's all about my favourite city - Melbourne! In fact this book represents what it is that I love so much about Melbourne.
So.. good book? Yes! Want to buy it? Yes!! Go here for your copy! weeeeee
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Camberwell markets were drowned in rain today. Rainy days at camberwell mean 2 things; less people to try and squeeze past on your favourtie stalls and lower prices from stall holders. Prices today put a grin on my face. $4 each for my new plastic rabbit and plastic bear, $1 for my new rusty scissors and $2 for my new book! I've been on a special hunt for inspiring old book covers so was very pleased to find a dusty old copy of 'Heidi'. It's full of nice illustrations but best of all is it's cover. I also found an amazing school desk for $100 (and totally worth every cent of it!) It was an old double desk with an adjoined bench. The desk had been painted green sometime ago and since had been scratched and bumped, it even had names calved into it! If I had space at my place, I would totally have bought that little desk and for sure would be sitting at it right now writing this. One day I will have a big warehouse jam packed full of Camberwell goodness. I could never move away from Melbourne because I just couldn't bear Sundays without Camberwell Markets. Which reminds me.... stay tuned for a "Camberwell Markets of the World" post that I am planning. I'll also be posting my Top-Ten-Tokyo and my Top-Ten-Barcelona in the near future. Night night.