Archive for the ‘Collectables’ Category

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Don’t forget Free Comic Book Day 2011

April 24, 2011

http://www.freecomicbookday.com/

All around the world Comic Book shops give away comics and have extra specials on this day – and there’s no catch! Walk in to a local comic store and walk out with free comics from a wide range of publishers and writers!!! It seems like utter madness, and so it may be, but it’s madness in your favour!

Quite a few Melbourne stores participate every year, so use this handy locator to find the closest participating store to you

http://www.freecomicbookday.com/fcbd_global.asp

here’s a list of free comics! You really can’t go wrong, so get out there, grab some free schnizzle and get your comic on!

http://www.freecomicbookday.com/comics.asp

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The Black Market next weekend 17th April 2011 – don’t miss it

April 8, 2011

…Having attended one of these, I’d definitely say don’t miss it – just for the atmosphere!  The black market is held along the banks of the Merri, and features stalls of all kinds of alternative pre-loveables and there is usually merriment, bands and mischief. Come for the bargains, stay for the hilarity! :)

The Black Market

Yup after a little hiatus, we’re finally doing it all again – The big Gothy Garage Sale of DOOOOOOOOM! 

A nice chilled arvo under the gum trees with ya mates getting rid of all that STUFF! Open to all to buy & sell but it is the Black Market so aimed at more unusual types so the more unusual your wares to sell the better – new things, old things…it all sells!

And again we’re joined by The Resignators & for the first time joining …them will be The Kujo Kings & The Tearaways so you get to enjoy some great music for free!

Come & grab yourself a bargain by Merri Creek – with soo many wonderful things for sale you’ll have to bring some friends to carry all your new goodies home!

For those who’ve already sold their souls to sell everything else:-

Clothes – lace, velvet, pvc, satin, leather, pinstripe, feathers, band t-shirts, fishnet, brocade, tartan, sparkles
Accessories – bags, boots, shoes, corsets, hats, capes, jewellery, shawls, belts, badges, fans, wigs
Stuff – Art, books, magazines, DVD’s, pictures, musical instruments, photography equipment, kids toys, computer bits, games, vinyl, collectables, CD’s, cakes, relishes, jams, comics, bric-a-brac, antiquities, junk, munchies … 

BBQ on throughout the day so bring some gold coins

Goth, Steam Punk, Rockabilly, Burlesque, Psychobilly, Punk, Ska, Hippy, Emo, Metal, Cyber …lots of black

interested in a stall? please email melbourneblackmarket@gmail.com

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Kustom Lane – kustom art sale, hotrods, tikis and more

November 22, 2010

 

Hawthorn art gallery/shop/curio haven Kustom Lane are having an Art sale this weekend.  That seems as good a reason as any to profile this mighty unique location, which brings together hotrods, tikis, lounge and gorelesque art,  50s horror schlock and more under one roof.  Kustom Lane is a paen to all things kitschtastic, with an emphasis on rockabilly, psychobilly, horror and burlesque motifs.

They display work by local artists centred around these themes, and sell tikis, have gigs and hotrod related exhibitions… and much more.

Why not make this weekend your excuse to get down to Kustom Lane in Hawthorn and find out more?  Oh and they also have an online art store.

Details:

General Email Enquiries: info@kustomlane.com

Online Store Enquiries: orders@kustomlane.com

LOCATION

8 LUTON LANE
HAWTHORN 3122

PHONE: (03) 9818 1307

Gallery is located near corner of Glenferrie Rd and Burwood Rd.

We are located directly behind The Glenferrie Hotel.

TRANSPORT AND PARKING

Plenty of parking near gallery on weekends.

Use Tram No. 16 or Train to Glenferrie Station.

Glenferrie Station.

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Worn Wild Alternative Design Market – 5th September – Spring Fashion Week

August 25, 2010

Worn Wild

The Alternative Designers Market

Harajuku meets Camden Markets -

Aussie style!

Next Melbourne Date:

Sunday 5th September 2010

Time: 1pm-6pm

Cost: $5.00 entry

Venue: Mercat Cross Hotel
456 Queen St Melbourne, Victoria Australia
(opp Queen Vic Markets)

Worn Wild is a bi-annual event held in March the weekend after the long weekend & as part of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week the first weekend of September. Showcasing the best of Melbourne’s underground & alternative designers with select interstate guests. Fashion, jewelry, hair artistry, accessories & body art for rockers, ravers, queers, punks, cyberpunks, goths, hippies, metalheads, emos, lolitas, clubbers, fans of corsetry & burlesque & general street-stylin’.

For customers & industry buyers “Worn Wild” is the one-stop shop for all styles alternative. It’s a chance to see the full range of products on offer from each designer, try on items you have only ever seen on the net or order a custom-made design. You’ll be amazed at the huge diversity and volume of products on show.

If it’s jewellery you’re after Worn Wild will be showcasing a stunning variety adorned with feathers, flowers, cameos, beads, ribbons & steel from the romanticly elegant to the more chunky, industrial & masculine in design. There are hair accessories too in the form of cyber lox & hair additions, rockabilly & skull clips, voodoo combs, lolita headpieces & fascinators to name a few.

You’ll find plenty of individualistic & unique couture – corsets, street wear, occasion wear & club styles that can be custom ordered or off the rack, one offs and standard stock. Our unique designers are less likely to be influenced by the latest season’s looks, hemlines, celebrities or new blacks!

But it’s not just about clothing and accessories, Worn Wild is committed to bringing to its audience products and services which influence every aspect of alternative lifestyle. There’s artwork, bags, manchester or perhaps you’d fancy a new hairdo?

Worn Wild is the first show of its kind in Australia. It’s a hotspot for all genres of alternative design and portfolios some of the most innovative wearable art forms as well as the most exciting ‘niches’ in the underground of fashion.
Finally there is a captivating and high energy event that does more than just put fashion on show.

Presented by GeoMythik / Starseeded Productions with fashion shows, performance, discounts, music, food service & full bar! Be there early to plot your course and take advantage of our specials.

Are you interested in being on our database?
You’ll receive all the latest news and top-secret information about our discounts, shows etc

Email us at wornwild@starseededproductions.com with the header ‘E-List’ and we’ll add you to our bulletin group.

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Peril Underground – now on Facebook for your convenience…

August 16, 2010

It is pretty evident that many of you who would like to contact Peril Underground aren’t sure how to do so.  Obviously their phone number is in my post.  But if you prefer the Power Of Teh Interwebs they have a facebook page here:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Melbourne-Australia/Peril-Underground/86778481796

Please address any queries about stock, opening hours, consignments, clothes, music, tattoos…etc etc direct to Peril Underground via the Facebook page or phone number…

:)

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SWAP LAND – CLOTHES SWAP/PICNIC! Sunday August 1st, Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden

July 8, 2010

Tired of trawling the Op Shops only to find that some lightening-fast Vintage Shop has got their jammy digits in there first, taking the 1950s two piece mohair suits and sixties smart mod dresses, leaving you to rifle through the late eighties stained shell-suit collection?  Yeah, me too.  Well this could be the answer – one big glorious clothing Swap Meet! No money changes hands, meet other fans of vintage shopping and all in DIY community style.  Brilliant!

The Swap Meet crew supplied information as follows:

It’s time to bring the Swap Land community together, and cut out the middle man. Swap Land presents the first (we hope, of many) clothes swap picnic.

What happens? Bring clothes or accessories you don’t want any more (clean and in wearable condition, please…if tattiness is actually part of their charm, fine, but please bring stuff you think other people would actually want). They’ll go into a central “pool”, and if you bring stuff, you can take home other stuff. It’s that simple. If you want to bring fancier/more expensive stuff, and barter for it one-on-one, that’s fine, but we do ask that you bring something for the central bank.

What to bring: Clothes, of course, but we’d love to make a day of it, so bring picnic food/drinks, and a blanket. We’d absolutely love it if (in the spirit of the day) you could bring something communal, so we can share treats as well as clothes, but it’s not mandatory. If you have a spare picnic blanket we could use to put the clothes on (we may need a few!), that would be wonderful – you’ll get it back when you go!

Clothing will range from alternative through to the usual stuff and possibly some baby clothes for the new families out there. We may try to ‘file’ it into rough categories if there’s enough.

Where is it? In the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden, in King’s Domain. If you haven’t already discovered this little gem, it’s just near the Myer Music Bowl. There’s a link with directions, here: http://www.melbourneplaces.com/melbourne/the-pioneer-women%E2%80%99s-memorial-garden-in-the-royal-domain-is-an-area-of-peace-and-charm/

And a map, here: http://thatsmelbourne.com.au/Documents/Maps/DomainGardensNewMap.pdf

Easy access by public transport, nice and secluded. If it looks like the weather’s going to be disgusting, we will send a message to all attendees and arrange an alternative venue or date.

When is it? Sunday, August 1st, from 2pm onwards.

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Vampire Con! Sat May 22nd, West Brunswick

May 10, 2010

http://www.msfc.sf.org.au/?page=minicon2010

Something to get your teeth into if you like a bit of Fangtastic entertainment…

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Independent Record Store Day 2010 – Saturday April 17th

April 14, 2010

Independent Record Store Day has come around again!

Special events and rare releases just for Record Store Day available at a participating record store near you.

A list of Melbourne special events for the day here

including:

BASEMENT DISCS – 24 Block Place, Melbourne PH 9654 1110
www.basementdiscs.com.au

Basement Discs (defying its underground location) will once again be “raising the roof” with their celebrations…this joint will be jumpin’. From around 11.00 am there will live performances, feat. CHARLES JENKINS, CHRIS WILSON, JEFF LANG, LIZ STRINGER, SIME NUGENT, THE MERCURIALS (Mark Ferrie, Andrew Pendlebury & Adi Saffir), VAN WALKER, THE SPOILS (Trio), THE VANDAS (Duo) and LISA MILLER (TBC). REBECCA BARNARD & BRIAN NANKERVIS (of ROCKWIZ fame) will be mc’ing music trivia questions with lots of prizes & goodie bags up for grabs. There will also be a set flat-rate discount across the board on everything in the store for the day. The event will be very family friendly, with light refreshments, cheese & bikkies, etc. provided. So…come one, come all!

GREVILLE RECORDS – 152 Greville Street Prahran PH: 9510 3012
www.myspace.com/greville_records

Greville Records will be celebrating Indie Record Store Day with a 20% off sale on everything in the store.

THE LAST RECORD STORE – 304 Smith St, Collingwood PH 9416 2000
www.lastrecordstore.com/

The Last Record Store will be celebrating Independent Record Store Day with live in-store entertainment from ANDY BAYLOR, CHRIS WILSON and friends, THE JUNES and ALICE KEATH, along with assorted goodies throughout the day.

MISSING LINK RECORDS – Basement 405 Bourke Street, Melbourne PH 9670 8208
www.missinglink.net.au

There’s gonna be a huge sale that starts on record store day. Lots of cool stuff going out with big discounts. – 10% off everything in store except for tickets and already discounted stock. There’ll be a lucky dip with tons of free CD’s, records, merch etc. for everyone who spends over $10 (excluding tickets); a prize draw with multiple different packs of cd’s and records etc, plus a guitar to win (donated by Cut Throats Of Tall Poppies), a slew of live music all day (with bands to be confirmed this week). and a few other surprises we’re working on locking down at the moment.

NORTHSIDE RECORDS – 236 Gertrude St, Fitzroy PH 9417 7557
www.northsiderecords.com.au/

NORTHSIDE RECORDS is proud to present another instore! This time THE BAMBOOS on International World Record Store Day April 17th… This time hot after the release of their fourth record “4″ THE BAMBOOS are going to squeeze into funky Northside! Come down, grab a seat out the front and have a taste of what the band will be playing at their record launch at the Corner on May 8th The gig will kick off at 3pm, but don’t be late because they won’t play for too long!!!

POLYESTER RECORDS
CITY: 288 Flinders Lane, Melbourne PH 9663 8696 / FITZROY: 387 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy PH 9419 5137

www.polyesterrecords.com/

The good folks at Polyester will be donating 20% of all proceeds from CD/DVD/Vinyl sales on Saurday 17th to the Cancer Council, Victoria. Behind the counter, special guest staff on the day are FEE-B SQUARED, BEN BIRCHALL and TIM SHIEL (RRR Breakfasters), DAVID O’DOHERTY, ANDREW McCLELLAND & JOSH EARL (comedians), ALAN BROUGH and MYF WARHURST (Spicks and Specks) and JULIA ZEMIRO (RockWiz), so lots of laughs guaranteed.

WHITE RABBIT RECORD BAR – 176 Bellair St, Kensington PH 9376 5441
www.whiterabbitrecords.com.au

WHITE RABBIT RECORD BAR is celebrating the wonderful world of vinyl with 12 hours of DJ fun 11 am – 11 pm
Rabbit’s Resident DJ’s along with Guest DJ’s Frank Driscoll, Sister Alex, Sard Boogie and more to be announced.
20% discount on all music sales on the day & all music customers go in the draw for a Vinyl-Lovers Hamper
worth over $200 which will be drawn at the end of the day.

It will be a great day of celebration and we are inviting you all to come along, help spread the word, and support these great indie stores & join in the fun of International Independent Record Store Day!

Support your indie record stores so they can support the live scene, the clubs and the bands you love.

Vive Le Indie Record Store – long may you live.

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Brickvention: Lego Exhibition 2010 January Long Weekend

January 19, 2010

 

 

Brickvention is Australia’s premier LEGO® convention

Brickvention is an Australian based convention for LEGO® fans. It’s a two-day event that brings together LEGO® fans from all over Australia to view original and unusual creations. The next Brickvention will be held over the weekend of 23rd- 24th January 2010.

Saturday 23rd January 2010 is devoted to Adult Fans of LEGO® and features competitions, games and activities involving LEGO®. Sunday 24th January is the Public Open Day part of Brickvention where anyone can come along and view the amazing creations made out of LEGO®.

LEGO® fans of all ages are welcome on the Sunday from 11am – 4pm. Entry is $5 for adults, $2.50 for kids, $15 for a family with 2 adults and up to 4 children.

If you love LEGO®, why not join us on the Public Open Day at Level 12, Victoria University Building, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne.

For more information, please contact us.

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Renaissance Bookbinding – St Georges Rd, Fitzroy

January 4, 2010

On my forays from old haunt Preston to the city and back, I passed Renaissance Bookbinders on a daily basis.  The handbound books in the window and intriguing contraptions within held my curious eye on each occasion until, finally, I fashioned an occasion to step inside and enquire about what on earth this cabinet of paper curiousities really is.

As it turns out, the description is helpfully literal.  This shop binds books, using traditional and very beautiful binding methods around since the Renaissance.  They promote the art of book binding in addition to making their honest living through binding books for others.   Their paper presses and other by-hand binding contraptions are fascinating to behold.

Their official spiel is as follows:

Renaissance Bookbinding  was Established in 1981 to promote and enhance his ancient craft of bookbinding and the book arts.Specialising in fine bookbinding & conservation in historical and contemporary designs. Artists’ Books bound in Unique State and Limited Editions. Renaissance Bookbinding is located in a Edwardian shopfront located at 493 Brunswick Street Fitzroy Nth. Melbourne Victoria. The shop window has a display to public of some past and current  work commisioned by artists, designers and printmakers.We have in stock quality Leather Bound Journals, Book Boxes and Albums. Renaissance Bookbinding has unique collection of historical Bookbinding Presses from 1880, Alboin Printing Press from 1858, Vandercook proofing press 1961, Marshall and MaCkay Bristol Gold stamping presses from 1900. Large collection of Gold finishing tools, handset type, brass and foundry. Renaissance Booklbinding offers consultancy for both conservation and binding, all enquiries are welcome.

At the very least, a curious peer through the window of this intriguing establishment is essential on your next Brunswick St trawl.

Their details:

RENAISSANCE BOOKBINDING

493 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North, VIC 3068

p: (03) 9481 8402  f: (03) 9481 8402

They don’t have a website.

thanks to:

http://meliors.blogspot.com/

for the photo.

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