The Finders Keepers http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog Design and Art Markets Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:14:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 Feature Product: Sculptural Cement Planters by Mali & Wolf http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/10/feature-product-sculptural-cement-planters-by-mali-and-wolf/ http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/10/feature-product-sculptural-cement-planters-by-mali-and-wolf/#respond Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:14:28 +0000 http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/?p=29188

image features individual sculptural planters – handmade by Mali & Wolf

After all these years of markets, our hearts still flutter at the sight of a great planter. These sculptural cement creations by Mali & Wolf are no exception!

Handmade (and propagated!) by Dajana with a focus on recycled materials, these unique geometric pots won’t last long at our market this weekend.  Be sure to catch Mali & Wolf at our Melbourne market, doors open tomorrow night at 5pm!

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image features individual sculptural planters – handmade by Mali & Wolf

image features individual sculptural planters – handmade by Mali & Wolf

image features individual sculptural planter – handmade by Mali & Wolf

]]> http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/10/feature-product-sculptural-cement-planters-by-mali-and-wolf/feed/ 0 Melbourne SS17 Market: Shopping Highlights http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/10/melbourne-ss17-market-shopping-highlights/ http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/10/melbourne-ss17-market-shopping-highlights/#respond Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:00:55 +0000 http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/?p=29508 ! Below is just…]]> The Finders Keepers Melbourne SS17 Market is back with one of our best designer line-ups yet!

Below is just a taste of some of the incredible products you can discover over three huge days at the Royal Exhibition Building. Doors open on Friday 20th October at the NEW time of 5pm!

For the full fabulous list of stallholders, you can find our Melbourne market Directory here or better still, download FREE smartphone app, and hold the keys to the markets in the palm of your hand!

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Beauty & Ceramics:
The Finders Keepers Melbourne SS17 Market Highlights

  1. Miss Frankie
  2. Ella Bendrups
  3. Bridget Bodenham Ceramics
  4. Vice & Velvet
  5. [ek-ho] skincare
  6. Bisuketto Studio
  7. Soap Club

Fashion / Accessories and Jewellery:

The Finders Keepers Melbourne SS17 Market Highlights

 

  1. Shuh.
  2. Bilboa
  3. Milk & Thistle
  4. Ora
  5. Dela Viktoria, Argent Silversmith
  6. Mirador

The Finders Keepers Melbourne SS17 Market Highlights

  1. Ovazania
  2. Oktoberdee
  3. Frank & Dollys
  4. Windsor Lane
  5. Minima Handcrafted
  6. Kingston Jewellery

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Melbourne SS17 Market: Shopping Highlights http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/10/melbourne-ss17-market-shopping-highlights-2/ http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/10/melbourne-ss17-market-shopping-highlights-2/#respond Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:49:31 +0000 http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/?p=29531 THIS FRIDAY night with one of our best designer line-ups yet!  Below…]]> The Finders Keepers Melbourne SS17 Market opens THIS FRIDAY night with one of our best designer line-ups yet!  Below is just a taste of some of the incredible products you can discover over three huge days at the Royal Exhibition Building.

Doors open on Friday 20th October at the NEW time of 5pm and continue all weekend long with extended trading until 7pm on Saturday too!

For the full fabulous list of stallholders, you can find our Melbourne market Directory here or better still, download FREE smartphone app, and hold the keys to the markets in the palm of your hand!

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Outdoors and Adventure:

  1. The Little Veggie Patch Co
  2. Lekker Bikes
  3. Two Sisters Green
  4. The Fallen
  5. Mi Goals Pty Ltd
  6. Sebastian Says
  7. Camp Cove Swim
  8. Pinky and Kamal

Kids:
SS17 Melbourne Finders Keepers Markets Shopping Highlights

  1. Freckly Ollie
  2. Two Little Ducklings
  3. Violet Eyes
  4. Halcyon Nights
  5. Hello Zef
  6. Rainebeau Co
  7. We Roam
  8. Land of Rhi

Homewares:

  1. Charlie & Fenton
  2. Mali & Wolf
  3. Upswitch
  4. Kandila Company
  5. Huddle&Co
  6. The Club of Odd Volumes

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Feature Product: Table Cloths by Charlie & Fenton http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/10/feature-product-table-cloths-by-charlie-and-fenton/ http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/10/feature-product-table-cloths-by-charlie-and-fenton/#respond Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:06:20 +0000 http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/?p=29282

Feather and Cloth Table Cloth from the Urban Jungle collection – designed by Charlie & Fenton

Charlie & Fenton are an independent textile studio and retail store based in Melbourne, Australia.  With eye catching wares featuring bright angular geometric patterns and psychedelic pops, expect only the finest natural fibres and beautiful brushed cottons from this local label.

Be sure to check out their latest collection Urban Jungle, which has been entirely designed and hand-painted by Charlie & Fenton in their Fitzroy studio. A not to be missed debut stall at our Melbourne market this weekend!

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Feather and Cloth Table Cloth from the Urban Jungle collection – designed by Charlie & Fenton

Feather and Cloth Table Cloth from the Urban Jungle collection – designed by Charlie & Fenton

Palm Leaf Pink Table Cloth from the Urban Jungle collection – designed by Charlie & Fenton

Palm Leaf Pink Table Cloth from the Urban Jungle collection – designed by Charlie & Fenton

tableware designs from the Urban Jungle collection – by Charlie & Fenton

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WOYLIE WOO poster by Violet Eyes

We had the pleasure of chatting with Ainslie, a watercolour illustrator who designs prints and posters especially for kids! Be sure to pop by Ainslie’s debut stall Violet Eyes at our Melbourne market this weekend! 

How did you come to be a seller at Finders Keepers?

This is my first market at Finders Keepers in Melbourne SS17! I have worked as a commercial illustrator and textile designer for the last 15 years and mostly behind the scenes. After the birth of my daughter I wasn’t able to continue working as a freelancer with short deadlines so I set out to create a new business using my skills and allowing me to work from home.

I wanted to create a contemporary and whimsical take on Australian animals and plants for kids interiors with Violet Eyes. I paint and design all the imagery myself then print it locally and in small batches. It’s a very Melbourne-centric business with all my suppliers and manufacturers within driving distance of my house. I wanted to make a small footprint, efficient and local business that allowed me to work closely and personally with everyone.

I have found the journey to be incredibly rewarding so far and there have been some really challenging moments as well as a few steep learning curves. Along the way I have worked with some great mentors to help me keep focused and achieve my goals with limited hours and juggling the needs of a young child and family. The greatest pleasure has been connecting with and finding an audience for my work and putting my own vision out into the world without it being edited by someone else.

Building a brand focused on the children’s market has also been so fun and lighthearted and it has helped me reconnect with the language of playfulness, dreams and imagination.

Bilby Boy poster by Violet-Eyes

work in progress by Ainslie of Violet Eyes

Talk us through a typical day in the life of Violet Eyes. 
A typical day starts usually just after I drop my daughter at her daycare. I stop and grab a coffee on the way home and then usually I sit and make a quick list of the most important jobs of the day. I literally work non-stop until 4pm as the day goes incredibly fast.

I do admin and design related stuff in the mornings and pack orders and go to the post office in the afternoon. I pick my daughter up around 4:30-5pm then after dinner and her bedtime I head back to work around 8:30pm until about 11:30pm most nights during the week. This is my favourite time to paint and work on drawings.

I have a studio at home so I am lucky that I can work around my family and be home when I need to be for my daughter. At the moment this really works for me but I would love to stretch out into a bigger space when the time feels right.

Who inspires you and your creative process?
I think these days I am inspired mostly by my friends and particularly other women who have families and run their own businesses. It requires a certain kind of stamina and a huge amount of organisation so I am always looking to others to remind myself it is possible on the days I get overwhelmed!

Over many years I have taken in and absorbed so much from many artists and painters and designers and now I find seeing the world through the eyes of my daughter has given me so much new inspiration. It’s literally like taking a step back and exploring the world with fresh eyes and seeing everyday things as magical and amazing that has been one of the best gifts of parenting!

I also think having less time to work has made my processes really efficient. I have switched to working in watercolour and pencil as its fast and easy to clean up. I kind of just start everything straight away and work really intensely rather than spending too much time thinking and this has made me produce in my opinion better work and much more of it!

Bilby Belle poster by Violet-Eyes

Rainbow Wombat poster by Violet-Eyes

Tell us about your inspiration for creativity?  Is there a Finders Keepers designer who you admire?
I have always felt quite lucky that I have so many ideas and so much stuff I want to work on. I never run out of inspiration! My go to places to refuel the creative tank are different these days! I love visiting the park, drawing with my daughter, scrolling through pinterest and just wondering through art stores choosing new paints and buying fresh paper makes me so happy!

I don’t have the hours I once had to read and wander but it hasn’t really affected my work at all! Other Finders Keepers designers I love are Halcyon Nights and Takeawai. Both incredible ladies with fabulous products I have purchased for my own home!

What has been your proudest moment to date?
My proudest moment to date has been having my first stand at a fair earlier this month. It was a really great moment to stand back and look at an actual physical representation of all the ideas in my head! And also it was lovely to connect with customers and get feedback on my work.

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Pink Brumby poster by Violet Eyes

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Brisbane SS17 Market: Designer Line-up Announced! L-Z http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/10/brisbane-ss17-market-designer-line-up-announced-l-z/ http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/10/brisbane-ss17-market-designer-line-up-announced-l-z/#respond Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:11:27 +0000 http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/?p=29459 Following on from our A-K line-up announcement for the upcoming Brisbane Spring Summer 2017 Market, we are delighted to announce part two, L-Z!

Brisbane Spring Summer 2017 Market
Brisbane Showgrounds, The Marquee

Friday 10th November 5pm – 10pm
Saturday 11th November 9am – 4pm
Sunday 12th November 9am – 4pm

If you are planning to come to the event and want to share with your friends our Facebook event invite is here. For continued updates, right through to live pictures during event, be sure to look out on our Facebook PageTwitter and Instagram.

The Finders Keepers Brisbane SS17 Lineup Announcement

La La Land, Larissa Lea Art, Lazy Girl Lingerie, Leah Bartholomew Art,
Liar The Label, Love Mae, Lumen + Luxe, Macaw creative,
Maddison Jayne, Magpie Goose, MahaShe, Maker & Merchant,
Map Journal, marcello, Mari Bray Ceramics, Marloe Swimwear,
Massuri, May & Hugo, McMurtrie Illustrations and Mcrt / Mcrt studio

The Finders Keepers Brisbane SS17 Lineup Announcement

Meekz Contemporary Jewellery, Melon & Goliath, memobottle, Men with Valor,
Meow Girl, Merchants of Nonsense, Meta Design Co, Miann & Co,
Minima Handcrafted, Miranda Murphy, ML Ceramics, Mosov,
Murra Murra Indigenous Arts, Naked Bamboo Clothing, Nanna Woo, Naomi Murrell,
Next Romance Jewels, Night Tiger, Nikau and Noble Cubs

The Finders Keepers Brisbane SS17 Lineup Announcement

Olas Supply Co., Once Was Lost, One Happy Leaf, One Sonny Day,
One.Chew.Three, Onebluenest, OneThing The Label, Opia,
Oshka Black, paper boat press, Partos + Pike, Pastel Designs,
Peddle + Potter, Personail, Pili Pala Pieces, Pine and Apple Australia,
Pixie Nut & Co., Popcorn Blue, Posie and Pretty Wild

The Finders Keepers Brisbane SS17 Lineup Announcement

Proyager, Pukka PJs, Pure Nut, Rachel Kennedy Designs,
Recycled Delights, reed ceramics, Renee Loves Frances, Renee Waters,
Roger & Peach, Rosie Lou, ROWIE, Saltys,
SARAH MAKES THESE, Seven Seas Home, Shannon Garson Porcelain, shuh.,
Sienna Byron Bay, Single Sin Clothing, SOLT Designs and Sophia Mary Mac

The Finders Keepers Brisbane SS17 Lineup Announcement

Sow Grow Eat, Starfish Studio, Stephanie Elizabeth Artwork, Studio Sue,
Studio Variia, Sustomi, T-Leaf Collections, the bolsa bags
The Candle Library, The Commonfolk Collective, The Make, The Pillowslip Store,
The Wolf and I, tinfoil collective, Tinker by printink studio, Tinta Crayons,
Toby and Rosie, Two Plums Design, Two Warm Hands and Vessel & Vine

The Finders Keepers Brisbane SS17 Lineup Announcement

Victoria Blue, Wandering Heart, Will & Bear, Winter Avenue Press,
Wyldling, Xoxkit and You, Me & Bones

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Brisbane SS17 Market: Designer Line-up Announced! A-K http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/10/brisbane-ss17-market-designer-line-up-announced-a-k/ http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/10/brisbane-ss17-market-designer-line-up-announced-a-k/#respond Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:10:57 +0000 http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/?p=29443 Brisbane Showgrounds, The Marquee for the first time in…]]> Hello Brisbane! Australia’s longest running independent design market opens at the Brisbane Showgrounds, The Marquee for the first time in our new location this 10th, 11th and 12th November.

Longer hours to shop, more stall to choose from (now over 200), and opening 5pm on Friday night! Not only that but we’ve sourced some of the best local talent Brisbane has to offer as well as some of our Finders Keepers favourites from around the country!  Read on for the full line-up over two huge blog posts and stay tuned for more.

Brisbane Spring Summer 2017 Market
Brisbane Showgrounds, The Marquee

Friday 10th November 5pm – 10pm
Saturday 11th November 9am – 4pm
Sunday 12th November 9am – 4pm

If you are planning to come to the event and want to share with your friends our Facebook event invite is here. For continued updates, right through to live pictures during event, be sure to look out on our Facebook PageTwitter and Instagram.

Brisbane SS17 Finders Keepers Market Lineup

Accessories by . G, Afternoons With Albert, AKA, Akazi,
Alice Nightingale, All the Kings Men / Duckfeet, Alma B. fine [ch]art prints, And O Design,
Anne Leon Design, Artisan, Atelier Nómada, Babee & Me,
Bambambu, Bandikoot Kids, bask aromatherapy, Beau Wylie,
Bespoke Letterpress, Bilboa, Blacbrail Atelier and Blackinkk

Brisbane SS17 Finders Keepers Market Lineup

Bluebell Design, Bon Maxie, Bonnie Hislop, Botanicals By Bella,
Boutique Brollies By Business & Pleasure Co., Brett Niven Ceramics, Buck Grooming, Busy Head,
By Samantha Melbourne, Chloe Gard Ceramics, chloë waddell, Chrysa Koukoura,
Cirkus Charm, Clive Street, Coconut Revolution, Core.,
Corner Block Studio, Crayon Chick, Cronk and Tonic and Days of August

Brisbane SS17 Finders Keepers Market Lineup

Denz + co, Doops Designs, Dots by Donna, dukes and duchesses apparel,
Earth Bottles, Eclectic Critters, Elise Heather Designs, Eliza Rose,
ella & sunday, Emily Green, Empty.Room, Erica Brooke Skincare,
Erika Harder Jewellery, Erin Lightfoot, être guides, Evie B Paperie,
Flinders Trading Co., Fluturi, Frank & Dollys and frankie magazine

Brisbane SS17 Finders Keepers Market Lineup

Frock Me Out, fujinella, Gaia Soul Designs Byron Bay, Gather & Moss,
Gertie & Belle, gritCeramics, Hands On Workshop, Happy in Finland,
Harthorne, Have A Nice Day, Hazel and Herb, Honeybee wrap,
House of Cherub, Huddle&Co, Hunter + Collector, In the Daylight,
Ingo, Inkling, Innoscent and Integrity Candles

Brisbane SS17 Finders Keepers Market Lineup

Issue Clothing Co., J.F.A. Hynd, Jack by Sam, James St Organics,
Jane In Tribe, Jasper Creek, Jericho Road Clothing, Jessie Pittard,
Julie White, Kait D’Arcy, Kara Rosenlund, Kate Sale Jewellery,
Katherine Wheeler, Kim Aitken Ceramics, Kindling, Kirralee & Co,
Kitty Came Home, KOA – by Kaitlin, Kollab, Komorebi,
Kookaburra Kidswear, Kumo and Kyoti Design

Follow on for part 2!

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Five Questions With Penelope Duke http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/10/five-questions-with-penelope-duke/ http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/10/five-questions-with-penelope-duke/#respond Sun, 15 Oct 2017 21:13:31 +0000 http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/?p=29314

Assorted dipped vases – handmade by Penelope Duke

Penelope Duke is a ceramicist based in the foothills of the extraordinary Dandenong Ranges on the outer East of Melbourne, Australia. Using tactile clays and glazes Penelope makes functional and practical pieces that explore the relationship between light and shade. See more at our Melbourne market (this weekend!) or read on… 

How did you come to be a seller at Finders Keepers? 

I didn’t start out as a potter with the intention of building a business, but through a series of fortunate events it sort of just happened. Initially I started throwing lessons once a week as a means of stress relief, and from there quite quickly things fell into place and before I knew it my relaxing hobby had become a busy business.

Because my studio originated as a refuge from the noise and rush of my busy life I find that now reflects heavily in my pieces, and I’m drawn to making simple and quiet shapes, in simple and quiet colours to calm my mind.

monochromatic bowl – designed and handmade by Penelope Duke

Dipped rounded planters – designed and handmade by Penelope Duke

Talk us through a typical day in the life of Penelope Duke.
My days are typically extremely busy – often bordering on chaotic! I support my partner in his business and our youngest child is not yet at school, so my work needs to fit into any spare time left in my day, usually while the kids are at school / kinder and then again at night while the household sleeps. I’m fortunate to have my studio at home, so I can escape into it whenever I get the chance, but it does tend to become like a sponge which soaks up every spare moment.

Who inspires you and your creative process? 
My family has always provided a great inspiration. I grew up within an intensely creative family, in an interesting home full of design books and sculptures, pottery, art and furniture made by my family and their friends.

The labour involved in the construction of a piece of art no matter which medium has always been evident. Watching my parents, sisters and extended family and now also my partner chip away with perseverance on a project over many hours brought the early understanding that the road between that first idea and finished product is often long and sometimes frustrating, but ultimately worthwhile.

Summertime dreaming planter – designed and handmade by Penelope Duke

Plates and little bowls – designed and handmade by Penelope Duke

Penelope Duke in her studio

Tell us about your inspiration for creativity? Is there a Finders Keepers designer you admire? 
Shadows, light and the open landscapes of my New Zealand upbringing all play a big part in the design of my pieces.

I’m very much inspired by my contemporary ceramic friends, Charmain Ong from Bisuketto Studios as well as the many other “Midnight Potters” in my life who are working late into the night and pushing themselves to the limits while juggling family commitments with their work during the day. It’s an exhausting existence, but watching them persevere and then succeed is so heartening.

What goals do you have for your business over the next 5 years?
I’m currently operating almost at capacity which forces me to turn away so many appealing projects, but as my children grow older I look forward to a future of having more hours to put into the studio. With more time to work as of next year I’ll continue to develop my different ranges, try some new things and build relationships with stockists and clients. And hopefully even enjoy the odd early night!

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fluted planters – designed and handmade by Penelope Duke

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Five Questions With The Club Of Odd Volumes http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/10/five-questions-with-the-club-of-odd-volumes/ http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/10/five-questions-with-the-club-of-odd-volumes/#respond Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:06:03 +0000 http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/?p=29421

Sunset sheets by The Club Of Odd Volumes

From something that started back in 2012 with only a few random drawings and an Etsy store, The Club of Odd Volumes has evolved into a independent company, supporting over 100 artists.  Today we chat with legends Sarah and Matt, the founders and only two employees of this small business doing big things. 

Catch The Club of Odd Volumes at our Melbourne Market this 20-22 October. 

How did you come to be a seller at Finders Keepers?
July 2017 marked 5 years since we started The Club of Odd Volumes. Throughout, we have remained committed to helping independent artists bring their creativity into the world on apparel and homewares.

We started with the intention of printing a few of our illustrations onto tees and a short while later began printing for other artists. In August 2013 we launched our online community – The Odd Collective – featuring 20 talented illustrators, rotated monthly to allow up-and-coming talent exposure.

2013 was also our very first Finders Keepers market. We were so nervous. My mum flew over from New Zealand just to help out. In 2014 we were inspired to design photographic bed sheets and are now showcasing our third range online and at Finders Keepers.

Monstera sheets by The Club Of Odd Volumes

Monstera sheets by The Club Of Odd Volumes

Talk us through a typical day in the life of The Club of Odd Volumes.
The Club is a two-man operation run by myself (Sarah) and my husband Matt. We both work from our studio in Torquay. A typical day consists of coffee, collating web orders, emails, printing, packing, post office and Instagram. We recently moved to Torquay and Matt usually fits his print schedule around the surf.

What would be one piece of advice you would give a first time seller at The Finders Keepers?
My main motto is “It’s not you vs me, its us vs David Jones”

We love meeting other sellers at the market. Most of our stall neighbours over the past few years have become close friends. Its great to have a support system of like minded business friends who understand the challenges of small business. If I’m stuck with a customer issue or just to brainstorm new ideas, these people help me through it all. We share contacts, suppliers, tips on social media and car pool to interstate Markets.

Terracotta sheets by The Club Of Odd Volumes

Terracotta cushion by The Club Of Odd Volumes

Ficus bed cover by The Club Of Odd Volumes

ficus collection by The Club Of Odd Volumes

What has been your proudest moment to date?
We are proud of lots of things. We raised $45k on Kickstarter to launch the first print run of bed sheets. Proud of all 107 amazing artists we have collaborated with over the past 5 years, but mostly feel super proud when people stop in at Finders Keepers and tell us they are fans of our brand. We love our customers!

Tell us about your inspiration for creativity? Is there a Finders Keepers designer who you admire?
I admire so many of the Finders Keepers designers. Some for having amazing products and some for having a new and innovative ways to displaying their products. Simple / functional stand design is so good. Everyone knows I’m besties with the lovely Waan from You, Me & Bones. We met at Finders Keepers in 2014 and have collaborated on new products together.

For our bedding we were inspired to create something we wanted but could not find. We are not the best at keeping plants alive, so decided to create photographic patterned flora bedding. We first launched bed sheets rather than covers. We could only ever find plain sheets everywhere and wanted a pop of colour and life while still having a clean minimalist Pinterest bedroom. After launching the bed sheets we got huge demand for bed covers too, so now create both.

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facebook.com/theclubofoddvolumes

Lifesize cat bed cover by The Club Of Odd Volumes

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Feature Product: Polishes by Miss Frankie http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/10/feature-product-polishes-by-miss-frankie/ http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/10/feature-product-polishes-by-miss-frankie/#respond Wed, 11 Oct 2017 03:40:36 +0000 http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/?p=29328

polishes by Miss Frankie

Nothing shouts ‘ready for Summer!’ clearer than a fresh manicure.  Melbourne label Miss Frankie creates beautiful Australian made nail polishes featuring an innovative, breathable five free formula!  That makes them safe for kids and pregnant ladies too.

Expect a beautiful, long-lasting glossy finish in an array of great shades.  With names like Yes Way, Rose!, BFF and and Have We Met?, we can’t help but want to collect the set!  Start your collection at our Melbourne SS17 market, this 20-22 October.

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polishes by Miss Frankie

polishes by Miss Frankie

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Melbourne SS17 Market: Music Line-up Announced! http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/10/melbourne-ss17-market-music-line-up-announced/ http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/2017/10/melbourne-ss17-market-music-line-up-announced/#respond Tue, 10 Oct 2017 02:26:28 +0000 http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/blog/?p=29357 Finders-Keepers-Melbourne-SS17-Music-Lineup-1

captured by Mark Lobo at our Melbourne AW17 Market

Are you ready to check out the impressive line-up of musicians who will be performing at our Melbourne SS17 Market next weekend?

Visit The Royal Exhibition Building at the earlier opening time of 5pm on Friday night for a jam-packed evening of live music and DJs. Share a wine with friends and dance along to the sweet tunes all weekend long, with extended trading until 7pm on Saturday too!

The kids can enjoy a special morning performance from Teeny Tiny Stevies on Saturday and Sunday morning too. But that’s not all, check out the rest of the great bands below who will be taking up residence on our live music stage over the weekend.

Friday 20th October
5pm: Imogen Pemberton
6pm: James Kenyon
7pm: Amarina Waters
8pm: Bridget Hustwaite (DJ)

Saturday 21st October
10:30am: Teeny Tiny Stevies
12pm: Loni Rae
1pm: Hannah Cameron
2pm: Anna Cordell
3pm: Emilee South
4pm: Bridget Hustwaite (DJ)

Sunday 22nd October
10:30am: Teeny Tiny Stevies
12pm: BATTS
1pm: Ruby Gill
2pm: Jim Lawrie
3pm: Bridget Hustwaite (DJ)

 

Amarina Waters
Amarina Waters plays electric infused indie-folk, stealing ideas from places such as the moon, her backyard, other people, the world.
amarinawaters.bandcamp.com

Bridget Hustwaite (DJ)
Hailing from Ballarat, Bridget Hustwaite is a music blogger, DJ and casual radio presenter for triple j/triple j Unearthed. Hopping around the music industry for 5 years now, Bridget has held previous contributor roles with online publication the AU review as well as youth media organisation SYN.

A keen advocate for local music, Hustwaite enjoys bopping along to electro-pop and disco-synth numbers but don’t be too surprised if you hear a sneaky appearance from Janet, Shania, Kylie or Mariah in her sets…(Maybe all 4 if you’re lucky!)
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Teeny Tiny Stevies
Teeny Tiny Stevies had their beginnings as a side project for sisters’ Sibylla & Bethany Stephen’s folk-pop band The Little Stevies. They’re now proudly in the business of writing useful music for kids that doesn’t suck. Since they’re debut “Useful Songs For Little People” came out late 2015 they’ve gathered an impressive fanbase of mums and dads looking for music that they can enjoy with their kids together.

“They have achieved the impossible – they have made children’s music that won’t rob adults of their will to live” – Brisbane Times.
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Loni Rae
Loni Rae has a voice that will melt your heart and writes songs that will break it. She draws inspiration from artists such as Feist, Sharon Van Etten, Joni Mitchell, The Dirty Projectors, Anais Mitchell, and many more. It doesn’t matter if she’s playing piano or guitar, you’ll be lost in beautifully haunting melodies and riffs that will stay with you for a long time.
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Hannah Cameron
Active in Melbourne’s folk, pop, rock and experimental scenes, Hannah Cameron is an insightful songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. In 2015 Cameron independently released her debut album Blow my House Down which she toured nationally with her full band.

Described Happy Magazine as “engaging, subtle and brutally honest”, the album was deemed a technically and compositionally stunning release, showcasing Cameron’s talents as a “clever and beguiling songwriter” (Paul Gough).
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Anna Cordell
Anna Cordell’s rich music straddles that place between light and dark where true human emotion exists, her penchant for the minor key coupled with her intricate guitar playing and haunting yet uplifting voice make for an incredibly enthralling performance.

“The most moving and enthralling folk tunes we’ve heard all year.” – TONE-DEAF
“Delicate and haunting…comes from a patient and knowing heart and will stir a yearning in yours.” – Caz Tran, JJ
annacordellmusic.com

Emilee South
With dynamite vocals and fierce guitar playing, Emilee South hollers throwback rhythm & blues, with hints of voodoo, unrequited love, fevers & late-nights. South has been rockin’ with an electrifying 7-piece band, complete with backing singers, and partner-in-crime, baritone-slinging Matt Dixon. Touring their latest record, ‘Motel’, they have been checking in all over the country, as well as supporting the likes of Ruby Boots, WILSN, Skyscraper Stan & The Commission Flats, and The Teskey Brothers.

“Emilee South is soon to be the name on everyone’s lips. Motel is a definite highlight of this year’s local releases, and you need it in your life.” – Beat Magazine
facebook.com/emileesouthmusic

BATTS
BATTS is the project of the Melbourne based singer-songwriter and space enthusiast Tanya Batt. Previously in the electronic world, BATTS has recently reinvented her sound with her two most recent singles ‘For Now’ and ‘Little White Lies’ which combines her folk roots mixed with the inspiration of space.

With all of BATTS releases so far she has gained millions of plays collectively online and received radio support from BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 1, KCRW, triple j, Fbi, triple j unearthed and many more worldwide. BATTS has been playing live around Australia supporting Australian favourites Oliver Tank, Timberwolf, Confidence Man, I Know Leopard, nyck, Didirri, Lastlings, Flamingo, Elizabeth Rose and more.
battsmusic.com

Ruby Gill
Ruby Gill is a South African-born songwriter whose intricate lyricism and pulsing introspections provide a timeless soundtrack to this generation’s attempts at adulting, with all the lightness and heaviness of human folly. She sings songs about privilege and Great Dane tongues with piano keys and rusted strings and without fear of feeling things.

Her debut album, Older, is a two-part journey of brightly coloured paint stains and pencil lines borne from powerful cliff faces, towering tragedies and quiet moments watching birds – a celebration and lamentation of being alive in a universe of sound. If you’re not already intrigued, Triple J say they’re “Stoked on this.”
rubygillmusic.wordpress.com

Jim Lawrie
Jim Lawrie has long been considered a staple of the Melbourne music scene, with his signature heartbroken style of storytelling – taking cues from some of his favourite writers such as Paul Kelly, Kurt Vile, Neil Finn, and Gillian Welch. Having played in a myriad of bands and written songs for over 12 years, Jim’s trademark vocal purity and sincererity is always the focus of his records and his live performances, showcasing his own stunning take on the building blocks of classic rock and folk.
jimlawrie.com

Imogen Pemberton
Always in the search of a rawer, more heartfelt sound within her songwriting, Imogen Pemberton mesmerises audiences with her broad vocal range, soaring melodies and sophisticated guitar playing. Within her folk ballads she touches on many genres but always stays true to her own unique sound.Her pure organic tone and honesty within her lyrics displays a maturity beyond her years that reaches listeners on a personal level.
imogenpembertonmusic.com

James Kenyon
James Kenyon was born in South Australia but now lives in sunny Melbourne, Australia. He is fast gaining a reputation as one of Australia’s best new song-writers. James Kenyon’s latest album ‘Imagine you are Driving’ (2016) received four star reviews in both The Age and The Sydney Morning herald. Timber & Steel’s calls him ‘Australia’s most underrated songwriter’, while Radio National’s Inside Sleeve said ‘placing him amongst song-writers such as Paul Kelly and Don Walker is no exaggeration.’

Kenyon tours extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand his live show has been described as ‘a burning highway dreamscape of atmospheric energy and composure.’ (13th Floor, NZ)
jameskenyonmusic.com

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candles & diffusers – designed and handmade by The Huntress & Co.

With the entire collection made and designed by Klaire Anderson (right down to the photography and packaging) you can be sure to receive the authentic handmade experience from The Huntress & Co.

Taking her inspiration from the beaches of Gippsland, expect to find giant driftwood dream catches, earthy candles with nostalgic scents like toasted marshmallow and screen printed tea towels featuring all your favourite vegetables.

The Huntress & Co will be debuting at the Finders Keepers Melbourne SS17 Market, this 20-22 October.

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candles and diffuser – designed and hand poured by The Huntress & Co.

Heirloom Veg Tea Towel – designed and hand screenprinted by The Huntress & Co.

dream catcher – designed and made by The Huntress & Co.

Cedar candle – designed and hand poured by The Huntress & Co.

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