Friday, February 26, 2010

Camberwell Market TOMORROW!!

Hi hi!!
There's a lovely cool change that's just come through Melbourne.
I have no doubt it's thanks to me haha, see I'm having a stall at Camberwell market tomorrow, so naturally, the weather packed up his happy sun rays and decided to go on holidays.
But it'll still be worth the trek out! :)

I've spent the day sorting out more and more clothes to bring.
So I've decided there'll only be two prices, $10 and $15 for all clothing to make everything nice and easy.
Here's a quick photo, half way through sorting.



Getting there.

And here's a map of where about I am at the market...



It's an early morning for stall holders, I have to be up at 4.... FOUR!!!
So please excuse the bags under my eyes, the possibility of mismatched footwear, and if I'm rocking on my stool chanting 'Coffee coffee' please don't judge me haha.

Hopefully see you there :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Ball Chair by Aarnio Eero

It's been one of those items that was only seen in my dreams and in movies.
The ball chair, originally designed by Aarnio Eero in 1963.
It is considered a classic of industrial design, and definitely that key retro item any retro enthusiast NEEDS, and I definitely mean NEEDS in their home.
You've probably seen it in heaps of period science-fiction films and tv shows including The Prisoner, Mars Attacks, Men in Black, Dazed and Confused etc etc.
I've been bidding on the reproductions of this fabulous, amazing, crazy cool chair for almost half a year on eBay but always missing out. Which was fine, as I'm not exactly in the financial situation to pay $700 minimum on a chair.
Perhaps if I had nothing to sit on I'd consider it, but in my living space alone I have 5 separate chairs/couches/lounges, so there wasn't any way to justify it.
Anyway
So continuing my eBay trawling, I waited it out until the day came where a second hand one came up!! The last time I saw a second hand one was about 3 years ago in Sydney that I had a crack at, but courier costs meant I couldn't go very high and naturally missed out.
This one however was in Melbourne. I was beside myself with nervous excitement.
This chair would be mine!

AND IT IS!! I was the successful bidder, and finally, the ball chair is mine!

I couldn't wait to get it home, but I had to.
A whole days worth of moving the house around to try to find room for it was called for.
And then when I saw it, it was significantly bigger than I had imagined.
Especially considering it spins 360 degrees so space is needed all around it.
My bf who handily owns a van (Which gives me the opportunities to purchase rather large items that wouldn't normally fit in my little blue car.... Not the best thing to take advantage of considering the size of my tiny little unit) helped me figure out the best place for it, and there it stays!!
Check it out.



(Click to see a bigger view)

It's freaky sitting inside. Because of the fiberglass outer, and the spherical shape, it blocks out noise from the outside and your own voice sounds like your ears need to pop, but it's not a bad feeling. It definitely provides exactly what Aarnio set out to achieve in his original design brief - to create a “room within a room”

I'm in love.


The other thing I bought for myself was yesterday and omgosh they're TOO CUTE!!!



Little vintage glass animals including a little bambi deer, a giraffe, poodle, strange bears, and a meow cat! The lady in the opshop knocked them over twice with clothing I was buying and oh my heart raced for their poor fragile glass legs, but they were okay! fewf!


I'm currently organising another load of items to list in my store!
They'll be up by Sunday night the very latest!
Some items include: Poole pottery, Atari console & games, Pepsi ice bucket, McLaren S&P Shakers, Bambi Cookie Jars, Robert Indiana original screen print, Per Lutkin Holmegaard art glass vase, Suzie Cooper tea cups and saucers, 60's vase, ET Memorabilia, Gremlins Memorabilia, Rosti style lime green mixing bowls, Ellis Hedgehog moneybox, Girls & Gags gents mags, and more!!
Oh and I just picked up some early Playboy Mags with their Varga girls still attached, so they'll be up in the next next load!


AND

Lastly!! Don't forget I'm having a stall at Camberwell on the 28th of Feb! Everything's Vintage and pretty much everything's resellable if you're into your eBay or have a shop, but it just basically means its all pretty good stuff.
All $10 - $20 so woo!
Clearout!

K I'm done to go hang out in my chair and watch the 7pm project!

Oh no I have to cook dinner too. Aargh better get started.

Friday, February 5, 2010

32 New items up, Cambwerwell markets, and Doppelgänger week!

Hii :)

Super quick update post!

First of all, I have an OUTFIT to show you! Hooray! I've been pretty slack with outfit posts of late.
But here's one... We had a retro theme to attend on Thursday night, (Right up my alley woo!) This is what I wore



Agent 99 from Get Smart is the only person I can remember being told I resemble, and therefore became my facebook Doppelgänger haha.
Then after wearing this outfit, everyone seemed to be saying I look like her. I don't see it. Just perhaps the hair! :)
I'm loving Doppelgänger week!
So many people look like So many people! my gosh!


So, I have to mention I just put up 32 items into my shop! YAY!! I'm so proud!
There's some reallllly cool bits at there at the moment including, Bitossi, Mushroom lamps, Gunda, West German, Kitsch Prints, 80's Games, Risque Calendars, Beswick, POLAROID Camera, LP Records, Ellis Pottery, 50's hand painted Wall Chargers, the list goes on!

Check it out Here.


In other news, I'm having another Camberwell Market Stall on Sunday the 28th of February (Last day of the Month)
I'll be in the same place as last time in the undercover walkway down the middle.



The quality and quantity of clothing will be definitely worth coming for, everything will be hung as there's some cool stuff!
All clothing will be between $10 and $20! and there's HEAPS OF IT!!!
I have 2 and a half of those giant huge massive checkered zip up storage bags FULL to the point they're barely unliftable of good Vintage clothes!!
Massive clear out going on here my GOSH!



Lastly A big thanks to the people who've emailed their love with the Anniversary of Black Saturday coming up. They've been just lovely and so thoughtful! :)
I am a bit nervous about it, I wasn't sure what I was going to do, but I decided not to go back as I'm still not comfortable doing so. Instead I plan on having a happy day, as there's been enough tears. I want to remember the good bits, and the good times! So I'm treating myself to Markets, a nice quiet lunch, possibly a movie! (I haven't been to the cinema in... years!) and of course takeaway dinner! No cooking :)

And that's all the updatey news for now!!

:)

Happy weekend!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A beautiful book

Yesterday I nicked into a few of my regular opshops, and found the most beautiful book.
I have a few Home Decorator books from the 60's and 70's, but this one is the cream of the crop!
I always look out for them, as their furniture, design, lighting, wallpapers and arrangements are all so well done and interesting.
It is titled 'Modern Interiors Today and Tomorrow' and was written by Emily Genauer.



The book was published in 1942, however most of the images are from 1939.
It's just beautiful and makes me so happy to read.
It's hard fabric cover lets you know you're holding something precious.





Here are some pics from throughout.













Chairs are my favorite of all Vintage furniture. They are so very stylish. I only wish I had room to fill my house with chairs.



Market on the weekend was terrrrrible! Those who also went would have seen the trestle tables being blown completely over, clothing racks breaking and falling over, and stall holders draping themselves over their belongings fearful the wind will ruin their items. I felt so sorry for them, and many of them felt sorry for me!
I wore the wrong outfit.
I am certain most people at that market had copped a glimpse of my undies. I wore a dress with a circle skirt (which catch the smallest wind never mind the biggest.)
It was a disaster. It was so ridiculous I ended up giving up trying to hold it down. I tucked it in my undies (It couldn't possibly look worse than the other view..) and proceeded to ask stall holders if they had any elastic bands I could use to gather the skirt tight on either side. No one seemed to have any, but one lady had masking tape, and proceeded to tape my dress to my legs. That ended up being hard to walk, so I taped the skirt together to make it tight and not pick up wind. The weight of it seemed to work much better, and the looks I was copping I could cope with because it wasn't for ugly reasons haha.
I also ran into a friend who brought down his guitar to have an early morning busk session! I hadn't seen him in ages which was a nice way to end the tornado of a day!




Another thing I bought I got off eBay! It's this fabulous turquoise Mushroom lamp! It's in fabulous condition! and is one of the over 10 lamps in my house that actually have a working globe in it, so will get some good use! I always forget to buy them at coles, I think it's just in the wrong isle! If they were put next to the sticky date pudding I might remember.



I'm currently working on getting some new things in store.
I've put together about 15 collectables ready to go, I just want a few more :)
I'll let you know when they're all up and buyable!


I've also been trying to get in contact with an old blog reader Kazza to say hi, but I can't seem to find your email address. If you read this could you send me an email at the link above? thankssss :) Trish

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