No, this isn’t a restaurant or anything really food related *gasp* but it’s an awesome designers market I came across on Friday (visited again on Saturday) and I just want to share some of the amazing stuff I came across!
It’s a bi-annual event where independent local Australian artists, designers and creative spirits gather at to showcase and sell their creations. They all have online stalls, but there’s nothing quite like seeing, touching and even smelling things for yourself! It’s also generally cheaper if you buy at the market than online.
A beautiful tree to remind us that Christmas is coming!
As per the sign, The Finders Keepers market is held in 3 locations in Australia – Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. This be the Sydney one :)
There’s a $2 entry fee and it goes towards helping the event grow. You also get a sticker.
If you fancy, you can purchase a glass of wine or a bottle of beer to accompany your Finders Keepers experience
And here comes some awesome creations!!
The JukeCase – Suitcases that doubles up as speakers; A portable audio device!! So cool…but for me this will probably be something I’d just admire. You can find them here: http://jukecase.com/
My inner-child: I want myself a teepee!!!!!!!!!! And I heard they’re completely child-safe. You can find them here: http://joyjoie.com.au/
Tea leaf reading cups! Was instantly reminded of Prof. Trelawny from HP in The Prisoner of Azkaban :P
Love these ceramics, especially the cloud designs! I’ve seen them at the Eveleigh Artisan markets too~
How cute are these brooches? You can find them here: http://www.etsy.com/au/shop/parkdasom
Mini notebook necklaces – You can open them up and actually write in it! I couldn’t resist and bought one…
These handmade wooden objects are amazing… look at the detail! You can find them here: http://brainbow.bigcartel.com/
Antique cameras and type writers
Some cool graphics! A friend of mine bought a few to hang on her wall~ You can find them here: http://iendeduphere.com/
Test tube candles!
Ringa-ringa-rosy, a pocket full of posies~
I also bought this on impulse hehe. Well, it was after much deliberation… No picture of the stall but other designs be found on: http://www.madebeautiful.com.au/
Although the focus wasn’t food, there were four food trucks and a row designated to food, mainly coffee~
My friend and I weren’t very hungry since we had a late lunch but I had to tried SOMETHING – my taste buds were tingling since I rarely come across food trucks. So this is what we had:
Sweet potato crisps with vegan basil mayo from the Veggie Patch
They were good :9
Location: Locomotive Workshop 8 at the Australian Technology Park – a very short walk (~10mins?) from Redfern Station (Sydney)
The items can be quite expensive and rightly so given the creativity, uniqueness and craftsmanship vested in some of the items but it’s only held twice a year in each city so forget about the price tag and just come along to appreciate and be inspired at the next Finders Keepers. There’s A LOT more than what my photos have to show.
My visit: 6/12/13 & 7/12/13 – yeah, I went on both days…
I’m a bit bummed that I didn’t get websites for all of the stalls I photographed and vice versa :( I didn’t think that far when collecting awesome-looking business cards…
A few shots on my way to The Finders Keepers ft. The Australian Technology Park – it was a really good day that called for sunnies 8D
Exit from Platform 10 of Redfern Station
Inside Locomotive Workshop 4
Yepp, some very old factory equipment!
Anyway, to wrap up, this cushion says it all:
But I don’t know why the phrase is being showered with a cloud of inverted hearts…maybe there’s an underlying meaning? :O or maybe I’m just thinking to much.
Congrats making it this far down the page!! Yes, I switched the tagging from ‘Justfoodnowords’ to ‘CJrandomness’ for this because it wasn’t food-related. Good idea/bad idea? Changed my mind at the end but couldn’t be bothered doing it all again…probably back to normal next time~