Another exhausting weekend done, and some major achievements, um, achieved.
This weekend saw us host a mini-working-bee where our AWESOME friends Millie, Garth, Anika, and Michael joined Dani and I and my Dad in painting, cleaning, and fitting out our retail space! Can’t thank you enough guys.
No photos (I only took one on my phone and it’s blurry) .. so I’ll try to do a little shoot / panorama thing tonight when I’m in there (again).
We are still on track for a December 1st pop-up-shop launch, and we will unveil the name / branding of it all in the next few days. I’m starting to develop a constant spew-in-the-belly feeling about it all, but I guess that’s par for the course with starting something completely overwhelming!
See you in a few weeks, and i’ll update asap with more photos.
Listening to : everything, all at once, I keep skipping songs due to a bit of a manic impatience.
Hey hey! Dani here. Got some new stuff to show you..its been about a year, but I found some time to develop one of my exhibition pieces into a range.
You can find it at Craft Victoria or at the upcoming Finders Keepers Market in Sydney on the 2nd and 3rd of December and then at the Harvest Textiles market on December 17.
…and some white pieces too. These are ring holders for your bed side table. All this work is ‘pinch pot’ which means i start with a ball of porcelain and pinch it into a shape. Easy to do, freaking hard to master!
Lots happening, pop up shop is being planned, we’re working too hard.
Will post back on the weekend with some images and stories.
When I’m grown up I want to design things like this (my my, how things have changed!)
McQueen 2012. Killing it.
Listening to : Lento
Quick repost of some images from Fashionising.
The colourful details and little crafty bits are the sort of look we’re conjuring up for our pop up shop… so if you want to spend summer brightening people’s days, we’ll hook you up with some COLOUR.
Another quick update to the look of our site… again, let me know if it sucks on your computer, or ruins something. It’s been a bit of an adventure learning to design in code rather than on-screen, but I think this one should work ok… it’s based on a theme called Swerve, but with some special Steve trickery and images.
This will be the last change for a while until we get a full super-duper revamp early next year.
Oh, and CHECK OUT OUR NEW LOGO ^^^^
The version above is from a suite of typefaces that Simon from Volume 2A has produced for us, ranging from nice and neat to the more broken (and buried) ones like this. We are considering making neon signage, which explains the glowwwww. He is heading overseas and will return soon to work on all of our signage / bags etc, this is just a taste of what’s to come.
…and just to break up all this text, here’s a photo of Dani’s bowls from the NGV collection she made.
I dont think we ever did a proper feature on these, although I do have an hour or so of footage of her making them, so perhaps I’ll edit up another video for the new website release next year.
Listening to : Deep House mixes, because its almost 2am and it’s too late for Rock n Roll.
Howdy out there, just a quick note to apologise if you’re clicking back here regularly and seeing not much happening… ironically it’s because there is SO MUCH HAPPENING that we don’t have time to report on what is happening!
So, in point form, here’ the update from the last 10 days :
- We are opening the shop before the end of the year, details of that to come very soon
- We have met some people who are interested in our studio spaces, we like them, we will probably sign them up and have a community in there soon!
- Dani and I are MADLY making whatever we can for the pre-christmas sell a thon (see item 1) and the many markets Dani has signed up for.
- We get our own real Eftpos machine this week. woooooooo.
- Our logo is designed, and will be implemented on this here site asap. Full branding package will be done at a later date
- I have been making prototype shoes, iPhone cases, and mockups for my beautiful pal Michelle’s wedding shoes!!!!
- Oh, and I’ve been contacted by a proper famous (from the UK, and someone I like a lot) musician’s assistant to make her some shoes! Very exciting, more on that little project later too.
… and we’ve just started moving things around to start repainting the shop this weekend… sheesh.
Thanks for stopping by, I’ll upload more pics from my phone as soon as I can!
Listening to – Steel Panther’s new album. 100% gloriously offensively awesome.
Don’t have time to do blog posts this week, but here are some more pics!
Hey kids, as part of the big Dead+Buried overhaul from quaint little craft blog to highbrow luxury goods retailer, I am testing out a new look for the blog.
Never fear, there will always be a blog on here of me/us/someone posting interesting happenings from here in Melbourne (or wherever we end up) but in time my shoe specific tricks and photos may move over to my own Steven Phillips site, so that this one can become a hip and happening* site full of fashion, art, music and hot girls.
For now, just let me know if this theme is looking crazy, ugly or unusable in any way and I’ll endeavour to fix it!
Until next time, nighty night.
*I am aware that the likelyhood of any site becoming “hip and happening” is inversely proportionate to the amount of times the term “hip and happening” is used on it.