The Finders Keepers http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog Design and Art Markets Fri, 19 May 2017 06:23:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.11 Sydney AW17 Market Opens TONIGHT! http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/05/sydney-aw17-market-opens-tonight/ http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/05/sydney-aw17-market-opens-tonight/#comments Thu, 11 May 2017 20:00:08 +0000 http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/?p=28246 10th Anniversary?! Visit the Finders Keepers Sydney Autumn Winter 2017 Market this 12th, …]]> Poster artwork by the talented Esther of Togetherness Design

Are you ready to celebrate our 10th Anniversary?! Visit the Finders Keepers Sydney Autumn Winter 2017 Market this 12th, 13th and 14th May at our exciting new location The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve.

For all of Finders Keepers keen shoppers, doors will swing open at the new time of 5pm TONIGHT! It’s the perfect place to grab a drink, bite to eat, have a boogie to some favourite tunes and shop your way into the weekend. The markets continue all Mother’s Day weekend long on Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

With over 200 stalls, Finders Keepers is the perfect place to score unique products from local independent labels. As always, you’ll be able to grab gourmet delights and bites from our tasty food trucks and food stalls too.

Chill out on comfy Decorative Events lounges while you’re listening to tunes from our live music stage. For a gold coin, kids can kick start their creativity with a dedicated craft zone and contribute to our beautiful green wall, inspired by our event artwork!

Plan your market day by checking out our directory here, or better yet, download our app!

All this for just $2 entry (and kids under 12 are completely free)!

Plan your route via public transport to The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve and find all the information you need to visit our huge Sydney event here. Read on for more details about all of the awesome stuff you can enjoy this weekend.

Design Stall Highlights:

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Studio OneThirty, ALO Botanics, Shuh., We Are Wild
The Seek Society, Ernest and Joe, Ovazania, Typoflora
Galina Dixon, Annie Hamilton, Clay Canoe, Juno&Ace Jewellery

Click here for the complete Sydney AW17 Market Directory.

Frankie Magazine:

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Pop by the frankie stall to meet the lovely folks who put together the raddest mag in town. They’ll have the latest issue available on the day, as well as their brand new interiors book, SPACES Volume Four (these tend to disappear in a jiffy, so get in quick); their first BOOK book, Something to Say; and their usual vintage-inspired bits and bobs. Plus, if you subscribe or resubscribe to frankie at their stall, you’ll take home a free bumper bundle, including a book, a tote bag and a set of enamel pins!
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Food and Drink Stalls:

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We are excited to announce wonderful selection of food and drink offerings for you to enjoy at our market. Visit our blog post for the full tasty line-up.

Music Set Times:

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Friday 12th May
5:00-5:40pm: Jake Stone (DJ)
6:00-6:40pm: SUIIX
7:00-7:45pm: New Venusians
8:00-10:00pm: Jack Shit (DJ)

Saturday 13th May
10:30-11:30am: The Vegetable Plot
12:00-12:40pm – Katie Brianna
1:00-1:40pm – Bonniesongs
2:00-2:40pm – Pheno
3:00-5:00pm – DJ Dylabolical

Sunday 14th May
10:30-11:30am: The Vegetable Plot
12:00-12:40pm – eüsh (solo)
1:00-1:40pm – Okin Osan
2:00-2:40pm – Emma Davis
3:00-5:00pm – DJ Dylabolical

Discover more about these talented musicians right here.

Social Media:

Don’t forget you can follow along all the action on our social media pages. We have our Facebook Event here (invite your friends!) as well as our Facebook page. We will be posting live updates from the market all weekend on our Instagram page and we’d love you to do the same. Use the hashtag #sydneyfinderskeepers and #thefinderskeepers to join in!

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Five Questions With Ovazania http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/05/five-questions-with-ovazania/ http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/05/five-questions-with-ovazania/#comments Thu, 11 May 2017 03:02:09 +0000 http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/?p=27949 Finders-Keepers-5-questions-Ovazania-1

image features Tabankie Earrings – designed and handmade by Ovazania. Image credit: by photographer Daria Yákina

Designer Refiloe Khobane effortlessly creates a kaleidoscopic odyssey of contemporary accessories for her label Ovazania. Inspired by African aesthetics and handmade in Melbourne, be sure to add a piece or two to your collection this weekend at our Sydney market.  Read on to discover more. 

Tell us a little about yourself and how you came to begin your label.
I am a graphic designer who was born and bred in South Africa. I worked briefly in the film and television industry before moving to Australia, and then made the transition into becoming a Graphic Designer when I moved to Melbourne. I always had an insane desire to be a creative entrepreneur and to create and have own my label. I knew that I wanted to create something that encompassed my cultural heritage, my love for design, modern fashion & accessories and my passion for most things that are visually stimulating and that’s how Ovazania came about.

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image features Tabankie Earrings – designed and handmade by Ovazania. Image credit: by photographer Daria Yákina

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image features Tabankie Earrings – designed and handmade by Ovazania. Image credit: by photographer Daria Yákina

What would be one piece of advice you would give a first time seller at The Finders Keepers?
Get organised and be as prepared as you can be. The Finders Keepers is such an incredible experience and a it’s a great platform for you to introduce your label to a larger audience and potential stockists. Think about unique and creative ways to present yourself with regards to your display and packaging, so you can make sure that you’re on your A-Game

Tell us something exciting that you have planned for Ovazania this year. 
Oooh there are some exciting collaborations with renowned Australian clothing labels on the horizon, I can’t wait to share them; people can look forward to some one of a kind pieces. I am constantly looking and thinking of ways to create unique pieces, there should be a new collection for AW17 and there’s a lot more in the planning to expand the brand, stay tuned!

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image features Tabankie Earrings – designed and handmade by Ovazania. Image credit: by photographer Daria Yákina

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image features Mothoe Earrings, pastel mint – designed and handmade by Ovazania. Image credit: by photographer Daria Yákina

Name one resource that your label could not live without.
Definitely Instagram! I mean, I am sure that the majority of us basically live on instagram, I know I certainly do; it’s a free resource with a wealth of inspiration from across the globe; perfect for a creative mind that has the incessant need to be fed and inspired.

Tell us about your favourite product from your collection.
My favourite products are the new Tabankie earrings from this year’s Phadima Collection. They are luminous pair glitter drop earrings that are the quintessential statement piece for any occasion. I love these because they are a tribute piece to a very special woman in my life, Ma’Tabankie a woman who played an instrumental role in my upbringing. It’s been so beautiful seeing how well they have been received, it’s almost as if the world gets to experience a glimpse of her magic too.

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image features Tizita Earrings, black – designed and handmade by Ovazania. Image credit: by photographer Daria Yákina

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image features stoneware cups – hand painted and made by Public Holiday

 

Public Holiday has an emphasis on simplicity of form. Repetition, pattern and colour are also integral in the finish of each piece. Each piece is hand formed on the wheel in Carly Buteux’s small studio in Marrickville.

The unique shapes and glazes embrace the beauty in imperfection. The natural colours and textures from a variety of stoneware clays have become a feature in the continuing development of Public Holiday’s ceramics.

Be sure to pop by the Public Holiday at our Sydney market this weekend.  These gorgeous creations won’t last long!

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image features patterned ‘U’ mug made with a textured dark stoneware clay – hand painted and made by Public Holiday

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image features Public Holiday cup being used at Sydney SS16 Finders Keepers Market. Image credit Mark Lobo

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image features Blushed mugs, awaiting glaze by public holiday

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image features ribbed, shape up and universe stoneware cups – hand painted and made by Public Holiday

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image features Jellyfish Drop earrings – designed and made by Renee Damiani

Introducing the delightfully bright Plastic Pop Party collection, handmade by Renee Damiani using recycled plastics, hand dyed tubing and polymer clay.

Taking her inspiration from underwater, Renee creates shapes and designs that reference jellyfish and anemone.  Be sure to keep your eyes peeled this weekend as Renee is currently working on a Deep Sea Disco collection, premiering at our very own Sydney market!  Doors open 5pm Friday night, continuing all weekend at our new venue The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve .

We love the fun and playful vibes that Renee creates in her jewellery.  Agree with us?  Show your support on Instagram.  Head to Renee Damiani for more.

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image features Jumbo squiggle studs – designed and handmade by Renee Damiani

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image features Confetti Tassel Bangles – designed and handmade by Renee Damiani

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image features colourful confetti clutch – designed and handmade by Renee Damiani

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Five Questions With TRADE the MARK http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/05/five-questions-with-trade-the-mark/ http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/05/five-questions-with-trade-the-mark/#comments Tue, 09 May 2017 06:17:51 +0000 http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/?p=27803 Finders-Keepers-5-questions-Trade-The-Mark-1

image features ‘Spotted Road’ hand painted linen wallpiece/throw, ‘Spotted Indigo’ hand painted leather pot hanger and ‘Stripey Road’ hand thrown ceramic vessel – all handmade by Trade the mark. Image credit, photography: Aimee Thompson

Christina McLean is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work is borne out of a deep love of nature and a devotion to hand-crafted practice.  Christina’s latest incarnation TRADE the MARK, sees Chris combining her great love of hand-made technique with textiles, ceramics and leather.  Read on to discover more and be sure to catch the TRADE the MARK stall in Sydney, this weekend! 

Tell us a little about yourself and how you came to begin your label.
I’m an obsessed mark maker and hoarder of textiles. I’ve been pretty fortunate in my life, in that I’ve worked across a lot of disciplines, so I’ve had lots of variety. My creative journey began with ceramics and painting designs and pattern onto clay.

From clay I moved to textiles, in particular the fashion world, where I’ve been able to develop textile prints for some of the best Australian Fashion Brands. My latest incarnation TRADE the MARK builds on both of these earlier practices. I’m just trying to work in a more mindful way; working with materials that last the test of time and crafting objects you want to have with you forever.

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image features ‘Double Diamond’ hand painted linen wallpiece/throw, ‘Diamond Heart’ hand painted linen wallpiece/throw and Assortment of ceramic vessels hand thrown with detailed sgraffito decoration – handmade by Trade the Mark. Image credit, photography: Aimee Thompson

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image features artist Christina Mclean in her Studio In front of hand thrown greenware pots. Image credit, photography: Aimee Thompson

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image features Woven Grafik hand thrown Xlg ceramic vessel with detailed sgraffito decoration – handmade by Trade the Mark. Image credit, photography: Christina Mclean

Who inspires you and your creative process? 
I am surrounded everyday by incredible woman, but someone who has always been close to my heart is Louise Bourgeois. I first fell in love with her ‘pieced together textiles’, however it’s her installation art that floors me. Her drive and passion to make art and to her ability to deal with incredibly personal themes are what I admire the most.

Tell us something exciting that you have planned for TRADE the MARK this year.
I’m slowly developing some new work that I’m really excited about. It’s a melding of my both my textiles and ceramics, it’s been a long time coming! Watch this space.

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image features ‘Linear Brush’ hanging planters handmade by Trade the mark. Image credit, photography: Christina Mclean

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Image features Assortment of ceramic vessels, hand thrown with detailed sgraffito decoration, Tea towel stack, hand painted linen – handmade by Trade the Mark. Image credit, photography: Aimee Thompson

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image features Assortment of ceramic wallpieces, slab built with detailed sgraffito decoration and embellishments – handmade by Trade the Mark. Image credit, photography Christina Mclean

Name one resource that your label could not live without.
STUDIO MATES – I love being surrounded by other creatives – my studio mates Rachel Castle, Leni Hamilton, Daz Howell and Saif Almrayti get me through the good times and the tough ones.

Tell us about your favourite product from your collection.
I’ve always been a keen gardener and lover of plants and I’m always trying to find new ways to bring the garden inside. My leather planter hangers are a great way to display your favourite green treasures inside. They’re adjustable to most pot sizes and can be hung off anything that can hold the weight of the pot and plant. I collaborate on these with my partner Jo, who is an amazing leather worker, so it’s close to my heart. Jo cuts each piece from a large hide, I then hand paint each piece and we assemble them together.

Plants make us happy, filter the air and connect us with nature whilst we‘re indoors. When I have visitors in my studio, people always comment on my plants and how many I have. I always say, you should see my house! Plants are a major component of a space to me, without them the room is empty, soulless. They play a big part within my practice and my vision for TRADE the MARK.

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instagram.com/tradethemark

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image features Woven Grafik hand thrown Xlg ceramic vessel with detailed sgraffito decoration, Tea towel stack hand painted linen and Throw stack hand painted linen – all handmade by Trade The Mark. Image credit, photography: Aimee Thompson

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Feature Product: Fur Babies range of Milestone Cards by Seriously. http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/05/feature-product-fur-babies-range-of-milestone-cards-by-seriously/ http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/05/feature-product-fur-babies-range-of-milestone-cards-by-seriously/#comments Mon, 08 May 2017 23:43:26 +0000 http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/?p=27819 The-Finders-Keepers-Featured-Product-Seriously-1

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image features Fur Babies range of Milestone Cards by Seriously.

Seriously. create unique Milestone Cards to help you celebrate those special and fun moments with those you love!

Issy, the brains behind the business has also thought of all the environmental solutions for the product, so you don’t have to! Expect 100% recycled paper packaging and sustainably sourced, locally printed card stock. Pretty neat right?

As for the product themselves, we couldn’t go past this adorable Fur Babies range! Such a great opportunity for taking fun photos that will have you telling your pets story for many years to come.

Be sure to check out the full collection at our Sydney market where Seriously. will be making their Finders Keepers debut! There will also be a brand-new-yet-to-be-released collection of Milestone cards available too! Visit The Cutaway, Barangaroo this 12-14 May.  For more information head to our markets page.

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Feature Product: Lightning Wool Rugs and Cushions by Fondindustries http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/05/feature-product-lightning-wool-rugs-and-cushions-by-fondindustries/ http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/05/feature-product-lightning-wool-rugs-and-cushions-by-fondindustries/#comments Mon, 08 May 2017 06:55:56 +0000 http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/?p=28258  

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image features “Lightning over Narvik” Wool Rug and cushions by Fond Industries

 

As the weather cools, we notice our pinterest boards fill up with images of rugs and soft furnishings,  which is why we were delighted to discover Fondindustries lightning wool rugs and cushions!

These 100% New Zealand wool and lurex textiles will be available at our Sydney market where doors open 5pm Friday 12th May and continues all Mother’s Day weekend!

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image features “Lightning over Narvik” cushions by Fond Industries

 

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image features “Lightning over Timbuctou” Wool Rugs and cushions by Fond Industries

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Five Questions With TURNER + TURNER http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/05/five-questions-with-turner-turner/ http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/05/five-questions-with-turner-turner/#comments Mon, 08 May 2017 01:29:01 +0000 http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/?p=28023 Finders-Keepers-5-questions-Turner-and-Turner-2

image features GoldFields Blackbutt Bench Board – designed and made by Turner + Turner

Today we chat with TURNER + TURNER as they prepare for our Sydney market, opening this Friday night at the earlier time of 5pm! 

Tell us a little about yourself and how you came to begin your label.
TURNER + TURNER is a family collaboration between Neil, Suellen and Kallie Turner. Neil is a woodworker, Suellen is a photographer and Kallie is a visual artist. We design and create limited edition timber homewares and leathergoods.

TURNER + TURNER grew from our shared love of modern functional pieces with clean simple lines, and our desire to showcase the natural beauty of the materials we use. A friend was involved in a market and encouraged us to attend. This meant that we had to create many pieces in order to meet the deadline, which was exactly what we needed. We have kept up the momentum ever since.

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image features Hand Carved Wandoo Spoons – designed and handmade by Turner + Turner

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image features Jarrah Condiment Bowls – designed and handmade by Turner + Turner

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image features GoGo Bucket Bag – designed and handmade by Turner + Turner

What would be one piece of advice you would give a first time seller at The Finders Keepers?  
Have fun. We were really nervous and not sure what to expect, but the Finders Keepers team put us at ease immediately. Everyone was friendly, professional and generous with their time and knowledge. We made an effort to get to know other stallholders throughout the weekend and this made our time at the market really enjoyable.

We found the Finders Keepers market a wonderful place to connect with people, gain valuable advice and information, and to meet collaborators. We’d highly recommend being involved in a Finders Keepers market.

Tell us something exciting that you have planned for TURNER + TURNER this year.
We’re excited to be launching our website in the next few months. It’s been great to see our brand develop throughout this process and create a site that is an extension of who we are as a collective. We can already see that our site will evolve over time and are looking forward to the direction it’s taking.

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image features Kalani Clutch – designed and handmade by Turner + Turner

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image features the family team Kallie, Suellen and Neil

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image features Marri Serving Bowl – designed and handmade by Turner + Turner

Name one resource that your label could not live without.
Family. We’ve been blown away by the support from our family and we couldn’t have come this far without their advice, skills and assistance. It’s been great to share this experience with our family and we’ve created some wonderful moments together. We feel sure this will continue into the future.

Tell us about your favourite product from your collection.
As a collective, our favourite timber piece would be our natural edge bowl. It’s versatile and highlights the beauty of the timber, plus it’s one of the first pieces Neil started making 40 years ago. Our favourite leather piece is our embellished limited edition clutch. It’s playful and elegant, and again, it’s really versatile as it can be used during the day and in the evening. As you can see, we love creating pieces that can be used and loved every day.

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image features Call Me Miss K Clutch – designed and handmade by Turner + Turner

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Five Questions With Bilboa http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/05/five-questions-with-bilboa/ http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/05/five-questions-with-bilboa/#comments Fri, 05 May 2017 05:40:29 +0000 http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/?p=27983 Finders-Keepers-5-questions-Bilboa-1

image features Osha at her stall at the Sydney SS16 Finders Keepers Market. Image Credit: photographer Mark Lobo

After her smashing debut in Sydney last year, (capturing the attention of shoppers and FK staff alike) Osha of handmade fashion label Bilboa will be back at Finders Keepers next weekend!  Emphasising beautiful shapes, and interesting prints, Bilboa strives to consciously create, quality handcrafted goods, with an elegant yet quirky aesthetic.  If Osha’s progress on Instagram is anything to go by, we are in for a real treat next weekend! Read on…

Tell us a little about yourself and how you came to begin your label.
I grew up surrounded by artistic and creative people – Dad is a musician from New York, and would drag me around to the world to all his gigs, exhibition openings and live theatre shows, so I kind of never really had any other choice but to go into a creative career!

I’ve always loved having a go in just about any medium, from knitting to painting to woodwork, but it was sewing that really captivated me.
My desire to learn more about the technical and detailed side of sewing lead me to train as a costume maker at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

After I graduated I spent the next few years working in the industry, mainly as a freelance men’s tailor. In downtime between shows I started making one off and custom orders for people, eventually turning into a whole collection, and Bilboa was born!

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image features Yellow Silk Shirt Dress in Naples Wash – designed and handmade by Bilboa

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image features Mani Dress in Coal & Faye Shirt with Coal Tote Bag – designed and handmade by Bilboa

Image features Winter Knits, Skivvy's and Trousers handmade by Bilboa

Image features Winter Knits, Skivvy’s and Trousers handmade by Bilboa

What would be one piece of advice you would give a first time seller at The Finders Keepers?
Definitely make sure you leave enough time in the morning to grab yourself a coffee! Once the doors open the day passes in a whirlwind of meeting and greeting all these amazing people, and before you know it 5pm will be there!

Tell us something exciting that you have planned for Bilboa this year [or next 12 months].
I’m right in the middle of working on a new collection, which features a bunch of new pieces and prints that I have a feeling will be some of my favourite for Bilboa so far. You’ll be able to see them first at the Sydney AW17 FK markets!

I’m also working on honing my digital print skills – I have a bit of a ‘make it up as I go’ formula to print designing, which works really well with screen or hand printing, but kind of less so in digital. So I’m really excited to work on that, where the colour options are endless!

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image features Faye Shirt and Sina Slacks – designed and handmade by Bilboa

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image features, Frannie Playsuit & Skivvy in Camp Pheo and Freya Smock in Maple Trail – designed and handmade by Bilboa

Name one resource that your label could not live without.
I don’t think I’d be able to manage at all without my Toyota industrial sewing machine! It is ancient, built like a tank and runs like an absolute dream and it goes through pretty much anything!

Tell us about your favourite product from your collection.
Lately I’ve been really drawn to more earthy tones, and have been loving the Frannie Playsuit in Maple Roam. When I first sat down to start working on the print, I just wasn’t sure if it was what I was after, but once I’d sewn it up I was in love!
The process of hand painting the whole print, and the way it goes together is really soothing and satisfying, and the rich caramel linen mix just feels and looks amazing.

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instagram.com/thebilboaloft

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Feature Product: Signature Botanical Notebooks by Typoflora http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/05/feature-product-signature-botanical-notebooks-by-typoflora/ http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/05/feature-product-signature-botanical-notebooks-by-typoflora/#comments Fri, 05 May 2017 02:23:16 +0000 http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/?p=28042 The-Finders-Keepers-Featured-Product-tyopflora-9

image features Signature botanical note books, KING PROTEA and POPPIES – by Typoflora

Debuting at our Sydney Market next weekend, Typoflora’s  signature botanical notebooks have been one of the best selling products in their collection of gorgeous printed goodies.

Embracing her love for botanical flora, illustrator Shannon has designed delicate drawings to create these sophisticated notebooks.  Printed in rose gold foil on a natural linen bookcloth cover, King Protea and Poppies take front and centre state while the interior features an intricate botanical design.

Did someone day perfect Mother’s Day gift?  We think so.

typoflora.com.au
instagram.com/typoflora

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image features Signature botanical note books, KING PROTEA and POPPIES – by Typoflora

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image features Signature botanical note books, KING PROTEA and POPPIES – by Typoflora

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image features Signature botanical note books, and other stationery products – by Typoflora

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Sydney AW17 Market: Shopping Highlights http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/05/sydney-aw17-market-shopping-highlights-2/ http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/05/sydney-aw17-market-shopping-highlights-2/#comments Thu, 04 May 2017 06:45:15 +0000 http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/?p=28116  NEXT FRIDAY!  Following on from our first round of Shopping Highlights, we’ve…]]> The Finders Keepers Sydney AW17 Market kicks off NEXT FRIDAY!  Following on from our first round of Shopping Highlights, we’ve pulled together some great products to help get you in the mood for the market.  All of the designers featured will be setting up shop at The Cutaway, Barangaroo on the Friday (evening) 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May!  Yes, three huge days of market festivities!

For a more comprehensive list, you can also find out Sydney market Directory here or better still, download our brand new FREE smartphone app, and hold the keys to the markets in the palm of your hand!

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Outdoors and Adventure:Sydney AW17 Finders Keepers Highlights - Outdoors and Adventure

  1. Woodlander
  2. All the Kings Men
  3. The Seek Society
  4. Rowie
  5. être guides
  6. ALŌ Botanics
  7. Uscha
  8. Will & Bear


Kids:Sydney AW17 Finders Keepers Highlights - Kids

  1. Talaria
  2. Write To Me Stationery
  3. the Raisin did it
  4. Minimnt Kids
  5. Knit for Life
  6. Seriously Milestones
  7. Scarlett Red Designs
  8. Cub Love Linen

Candles and Ceramics:
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  1. Alchemy Produx
  2. Girl Nomad Ceramics
  3. Bridget Bodenham Ceramics
  4. KOA – by Kaitlin
  5. You, Me & Bones
  6. Public Holiday
  7. Clay Canoe
  8. We Are Wild
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Sydney AW17 Market: Live Music Line-up Announced! http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/05/sydney-aw17-market-live-music-line-up-announced/ http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/05/sydney-aw17-market-live-music-line-up-announced/#comments Wed, 03 May 2017 23:00:46 +0000 http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/?p=28181 Syd_AW16_MarkLobo_030_MG_9243

Image features Danielle Deckard captured by Mark Lobo at our Sydney AW16 Market

Our live music line-up is now here for the Sydney AW17 Market, taking place at the The Cutaway, Barangaroo on 12th, 13th and 14th May!

We have an impressive set of talented musicians to entertain you while you break from shopping in our dedicated lounge area, surrounded by delicious food options and treats!

See the music line-up and set times below as well as more information about our talented musicians.

Music Line-up:

Friday 12th May
5:00-5:40pm: Jake Stone (DJ)
6:00-6:40pm: SUIIX
7:00-7:45pm: New Venusians
8:00-10:00pm: Jack Shit (DJ)

Saturday 13th May
10:30-11:30am: The Vegetable Plot
12:00-12:40pm – Katie Brianna
1:00-1:40pm – Bonniesongs
2:00-2:40pm – Pheno
3:00-5:00pm – DJ Dylabolical

Sunday 14th May
10:30-11:30am: The Vegetable Plot
12:00-12:40pm – eüsh (solo)
1:00-1:40pm – Okin Osan
2:00-2:40pm – Emma Davis
3:00-5:00pm – DJ Dylabolical

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SUIIX
Sydney electronic dreampop artist Suiix has been described as “a blend of Julia Holter’s gauzy swirl with the clarion sharpness of St Vincent from which they forge deep psychedelic ooze”.

Following on from the release of sun-soaked jam ‘Hi’ and warped electronic pop single ‘Alright’, the past year has seen Suiix play Big Sound for the second consecutive year, become FBi Radio’s Artist of the Week, #1 on the AMRAP charts. and win the triple j Unearthed/NIDA competition for the latest single ‘Pacific Dreamer’ which you may have seen screening on Rage or Virgin Australia’s In-flight Entertainment.

“SUIIX’s take on modern electronica knows no boundaries….With a never-ending arsenal of sounds, diverse instrumental interplay and a mesmerising voice to match” (Aphra Magazine)

suiix.bandcamp.com

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New Venusians


Sydney based 7 piece New Venusians is a project comprised of some of the country’s most 
in demand musicians, that make up parts of the bands of Sampa The Great, Ngaiire, Urthboy and Wallace, to name a few. The band has attracted overseas attention and has signed with U.S based label Fresh Selects, who are home to releases from such acclaimed artists as Mndsgn, Kadjha Bonet, Jon Bap and Sir.

On the 24th of March, 2017, to much anticipation, they released their debut album. After having already received radio attention from JJJ, JJ, Fbi Radio and RRR amongst others; as well as being included on playlists such as Spotify’s Fresh Finds, Apple Music’s Indie R&B and being featured on Bandcamp, 2017 is set to be a big year for the group.

www.newvenusians.com
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Jack Shit (DJ)

FBi radio rascal and rabid raconteur Jack Shit found his girlfriend at Finders Keepers. She wasn’t cheap – but she’s lasted beautifully!

www.jackshithouse.com
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The Vegetable Plot

The Vegetable Plot is an award-winning live music experience for kids, families and foodies. Serving up a feast of fresh grooves, catchy tunes, colourful characters and truly rotten puns, this funky bunch will ensure you never think about roots music or vegetables the same way again.
 So come and join Aspara Gus, Ru Barb, Sir Paul McCarrotney and friends as they take you deep underground for a ride on the soil train. Winner of the 2014 Fringe Kids Award.

www.thevegetableplot.com.au


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Katie Brianna
It seems a lifetime ago that singer/songwriter Katie Brianna released her debut EP in 2005, and was swiftly plucked from obscurity by the legendary Paul Kelly to record vocals on the track Jindabyne Fair, which appeared on the soundtrack to the critically acclaimed Australian film Jindabyne. This resulted in Katie receiving a finalist nomination in the 2007 CMAA Golden Guitars.

The distance Katie has traveled, personally and creatively, is evident in the nuanced adult tension of Victim or the Heroine, produced by award-winning musician and producer Shane Nicholson. The first single ‘Birmingham’ reached #6 on CMC’s Top 50 Countdown and earned Katie a Golden Guitar nomination for best Alt-Country album of the year. The Australian gave it 4 stars, and themusic.com.au called it “A masterpiece of an album”.


www.katiebrianna.com



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Bonniesongs

Bonniesongs’s unique style ranges from mandolin-based folk songs with sweet melodies to looping grungy polyrhythms created between guitar, vocals and drums. Her delicate vocal style brings a hush to the audience, telling stories of mice, birds, dinosaurs, death and video games. Bonniesongs’s ethereal qualities beguile you into a dreamlike trance in the style of contemporary folk/alternative artists such as Joanna Newsom and Bjork.

“(Bonnie)’s work makes great use of how conventional folk sounds, stylings and instruments can be flipped with a bit of imagination to become the basis for something more daring and scene-setting.” Jim Carroll, Irish Times


www.bonniesongs.com

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Pheno

PHENO pronounced fee-no is electric guitarist/vocalist Jess Green’s new project and stage name. As Pheno, she is pioneering her own style of indie pop; Afro-Sci. She brings 21st century science to the wild rhythms of Afro beat, Indie rock and Jazz. Pheno released her debut single in April 2017 ‘Dragon Year’ (Electric Ear Records) and will follow up with an EP in late may (to be launched at Leadbelly Newtown as part of 2017 VIVID). Pheno has played at Tedx Canberra and Candelo Festival as well as various side shows. Imagine Tune-Yards meets Peter Gabriel and you might get a sense of Pheno’s music. Her solo show incorporates, live loops, samples, layered vocals and blistering electric guitar.

www.pheno.com.au
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DJ Dylabolical

DJ Dylabolical is one of Sydney’s finest purveyors of forgotten nostalgic pop music and upbeat mutli-genre party tunes. He ran the 60’s dance party Twist and Shout for four years from 2010 to 2014 and has also DJ’d everywhere around town including: the Sydney Festival, Black Cherry, Jurassic Lounge, the This Is Not Art Festival, the Gumball festival, Splendour in the Grass and the Underbelly Arts Festival.

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eüsh (solo)

eüsh creates alt-country, experimental-folk rock, cinematic baroque-pop, mysterious-sea-shanty’s. The use of their very experimental version of song writing and sound aesthetics brings the uniqueness which they are known for, which can be meditative whilst melodic.

Having performed in the US 2012 – 2015, eüsh are now busy back in Australia performing mostly along the East Coast.
“They will surely dim the lights and leave you wandering in the dark and getting lost in their songs.” – John Ritchie, musicfeeds.com


www.soundcloud.com/eush
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Okin Osan

Okin Osan is Sydney-sider Rose Chan. Her sound is brought to you by 50’s rock ‘n’ roll and 80’s American punk. She is known for breaking the ice with off-beat banter and getting people, even corporate squares, dancing and twisting to sunny guitar rock. Okin Osan’s debut EP, “Are You Game?” was released 10 November 2016 through Healthy Tapes and has been played extensively on community radio stations nation-wide including: FBi Radio, RTRFM, 2ser FM, Radio Adelaide, SYN, Local Noise, 4ZZZ , Mountain District Radio, triple j Unearthed. The lead single “You Tell, I’ll Listen” was included in The Bridge on FBi’s Class Of 2016 compilation. The EP was also praised and reviewed by Chris Cobcroft of 4ZZZ, Ripe, The Le Sigh, and Eucalypt.

www.soundcloud.com/okin_osan



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Emma Davis

Emma Davis grew up in London and moved to Sydney eleven years ago in search of a little more light.

Having built her own studio in a nearby furniture joinery, the songwriter has spent the last year collecting sounds for her second record. Produced by Greg Walker (Paul Kelly, Tiny Ruins, Machine Translations), and to be released later in the year, the album sees Emma’s stirring lyrical details and intricate guitar work carefully woven with playful beats, found sounds and soft melancholic synth.

www.facebook.com/emmadavismusic

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Jake Stone (DJ)

My name is Jake Stone, and I was the singer and songwriter in BLUEJUICE for about 13 years. Since then I’ve been writing, producing and DJing in some great venues across the country.
Bluejuice were a Triple J Hottest 100 regular known for singles like ‘Vitriol’, ‘Broken Leg’ and ‘Act Yr Age’, as well our high energy festival and club shows. During my time in the band I played regular DJ sets, and since then have been touring the country playing resident shows, festivals and clubs. I play dance floor music and I’m a pop fan at heart, so everything is a singalong. I’m always keen to play for good crowds that are excited to dance and aren’t afraid to get a bit weird.

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