Winter is coming…

Sorry for the no-posts fortnight again people, it seems that with the onset of Winter in our fair city, all of our enthusiasm has wandered off to find another pair of socks.

We have things on the go, I have managed to make up a completed working solution to my resin insole project, and am now in talks with a few people around town to work out how best to get some proper masters/molds made. I have been photographing everything, but those pics will have to wait until later in the week. Tonight i’m just not in the mood for Photoshop.

We have re-arranged our studio for a new MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY setup, and once everyone gets over the April public holiday marathon I hope we’ll all be back in there working away.

We also have some bangin’ plans for the new shop down on paper…….. if only our bank accounts werent *cough* um, empty, we’d be renovating like madmen. Alas, the perils of self-employment, all the time in the world to do things, but no money to buy things to work with. Bummer really.

On a good note it was Dani’s and my 6th wedding anniversary last week! woo. 12 years together. Ridiculous.

Another good thing is our bestest pal Julie bought us TICKETS TO PRINCE…. for real. Just straight up shouted us. She is a legend.

I will also be heading to Sydney to see the Darkness in a week or so. Road trip, with my sister. Very metal.

Lastly, I’ve kind of forgotten why this shoemaking studio thing all seemed like such a good idea 12 months ago, perhaps it’s to do with the lack of money available to us at the moment, so I best read over my own blog and watch a few more McQueen runway shows on YouTube to remember. It’ll come back to me, just seems a bit silly right now.

Thanks for sticking around, more to come soon.

Oh, and have a look at this if you get a chance, these girls will probably be all over your fashion mags in a year or so, so get down to meet them now before they become too popular to make new friends.

Listening to :  My teeth grinding as I sit in the lounge room and plan new plans.

Site Updates

Hey gang, just letting you know that I’ve been tinkering with the site layout and it seems that adding “Artists” to our site = them also showing up in the RSS feed, so just ignore any weird crapola that comes through over the next week or so. It’s allllll under control (James, don’t stress, and stop rolling your eyes, I have it sorted now. haha)

Shop renovations start this week! Woooo! Opening night here we come!!

Steven Phillips

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Currently lives in : The Dead & Buried studio

After spending 10+ years as a practicing designer in Melbourne, Steve has taken the plunge and decided to turn his shoe making hobby into a career. After beginning the journey with a plan to make limited edition sneakers, his attentions were quickly redirected to fashion magazines, couture clothing and towering women’s footwear – and has found his (latest) calling. He is now hoping to combine his background in Industrial Design, Film and 3D animation with traditional craftsmanship and a passion for making girls look stunning by releasing his first range of handmade high fashion shoes in 2012.

Emily Green

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Currently lives in : Northcote

Emily Green is a Melbourne based designer who makes artworks, brooches and necklaces that explore colour, chaotic geometric shapes and soft, organic forms. Her designs are inspired by my love of colour and the aesthetic of Melbourne’s inner north. Emily has studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Western Australia, a Graduate Diploma in Education and has studied Textile Design part-time at RMIT.

Katia Di Crescenzo

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Currently lives in : Melbourne

Katia has recently joined us in the Dead & Buried studio, so expect to see and hear lots more from her in 2012. She has also just graduated and is keen to get working on a whole lot of new stuff to showcase here, and in our boutique later next year.

She recently exhibited work in the Ex[ie]perimental Collective show at Von Haus as part of the 2012 Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Amber Arizono

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Currently lives in : Melbourne

Amber was the first jeweller to move in to the Dead & Buried studio, not long after we started taking applications. She graduated from NMIT and has since launched her own label ARIZONO. We’re proud to be the first stockist of all of her things and love seeing the constant flow of goodies that get a good ol’ polishing at her bench.

Hailing from Canada, she has made Australia her home and is now a full time Melbournite (and loving it)

Danielle Maugeri

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Currently lives in : Melbourne

Danielle Maugeri is the Melbournian behind Dani M Designs. Working in different mediums, mainly porcelain and silver since 2001, the Dani M label has produced collections for fashion boutiques, as well as one-off pieces for gallery stores such as Craft Victoria and Object. Danielle has spent the last 9 years mastering porcelain in contemporary jewellery, with her signature colouring technique, simple wearable forms and small dose of humour in each piece, you won’t want to just look, you’ll want to touch and even eat!