Friday, March 28, 2008

almost good enough to eat

A little while ago I met a girl, the girl was asking for used (but clean) milk cartons, somewhat strange at the time. The girl turned out to be lovely and we soon became friends. The girl owned up to making soaps in a backyard and was recycling milk cartons as her moulds. We soon bought, and swapped items and I can confidently say will never go back to using your average soap. How could you once cleaning off the daily grind with mixes of; Cedarwood, Orange and Organic red lentils; orange is a sweet, warm, sensuous, radiant oil that is high in Vitamin C and carotene; Peppermint, Rosemary and Organic green clay; which has a cooling action, reducing sunburn and inflammation, the fragrance is uplifting and stimulating; Fennel, Blackpepper clove and Poppyseed, blended together they make this soap ideal for the face and body of a dry and mature type skin, this soap is also great as a shaving bar!
This has been a fortunate relationship for the general public as we now sell it at our store, thats right we're happy to sell it to you- there's enough for everyone to smell fabulous! 
Boasting 100% plant based product, with pure essential oils, and vegan. With nothing nasty like mineral oils, petrochemicals, artificial colours or fragrances. 

The soap was just the starter, there since had been added a Bath Scrub (above) which is made of Organic Brown Sugar and Rice with a fragrance of Rose geranium and Orange; brown rice polishes your body and the sugar acts as a stimulating exfoliant leaving your skin feeling amazingly smooth and revitalised. And below is the range of Body and Bath Oils; Organic Lavender, Rosemary and Orange or Rose Geranium and Orange. Too good! Come in and smell for yourself. 

Sunday, March 16, 2008

better than maple syrup, comes maple xo

This week we welcome another designer 'Maple xo', this time from Portland, USA. Continuing the recycled theme from the newspaper this smart cookie takes second hand skateboards and turns them into items that you will want to adorn your body with, such as bracelets and earrings. You can wear big hoops or small hoops and stack the beautifully coloured laminated Ply bracelets up your arms. All pieces showing the signs of their pre loved beginning.
Assorted colours and finishes so no two are the same.

surprise surprise

If you missed the article in The Age last weekend, here's the link

It's often funny to see how an article appears, there was a lot of smiling and suggestions of 'try and look like your having fun!' 
However, it's a great little article and people have been flooding in. So thank you Ann. And to the people that haven't made it up to the unlikely shopping strip, come on and make the effort, its well worth it.
Also, we had one of the beautiful, 'Make Stuff' lamp featured in the A2 section of 'The Age' yesterday. These classic lamps come from Jan Juc, mixing vintage wallpaper screen printed lamp shades and plywood stands. Available under names such as 'Tree lamp,' 'Pitch lamp' and the sweet 'Penguin'.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Sheriff of the boroughs


If you like to give orders, this little badge grants you the authority to be the sheriff of anything that you wish. Be sure not to abuse its power.

Acrylic Sheriff badge by Dick & Dora

Western themed, screenprinted 'Thank you' gift card by 'Holly Daze' and 'Lark' keyring with vintage sheriff motif and super cowboys either side in clear tag. 
Lots of orders for new work have been placed so we are keenly waiting their arrival, we sure to keep you posted! Enjoy the long weekend.