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The Finders Keepers Design Market

May 11, 2010

Finders Keepers design market

I had a lot of fun at Finder’s Keepers on the weekend. The Finder’s Keepers (does that “the” seem out of place to you, or is it just me?) is a twice yearly design & art market that lets young designers showcase their handmade wares. It runs over 2 days – this year it was very conveniently scheduled to fall on the two days before Mother’s Day. Hmmm! Smart thinking, organisers!

So I don’t know if the markets are just naturally growing because of word of mouth, or if a lot of people had the same idea that I did of picking up a last-minute gift for mum, but it was completely PACKED!

Can I mention how much I love CarriageWorks? I’ve been lucky enough to shoot some portrait photos in there before with my work, and the place is just a photography DREAM. It’s huge and airy and just fills with sunlight – not to mention the gorgeous heritage brickwork and architectural details.

I loved how the market organisers (I assume) decorated the place with knitting to soften the hard industrial edges. Reminds me of that urban knitting graffiti of Knitta (Check out what their founder, Magda Sayeg, did to Sydney last year!). Whatever it is, it is too cool.

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Charlie Mayfair – Super cute harmonising folk pop

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Knitta powaaa!

Of course, there was heaps of amazing work by the designers on show. Walking around was dizzying.

Here’s some stuff I loved (some photos I’ve borrowed from the artists’ websites):

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The porcelain bottles of Angus and Celeste: http://www.angusandceleste.com.au


Agent Indigo laser cut bird jewellery: http://www.etsy.com/shop/agentindigo


Boniko Organic Cotton Legwear and their crazy looking sock dolls: http://www.imagineboniko.com


White Square’s wooden brooches: http://www.etsy.com/shop/whitesquare


My gorgeous friend Nikki Catalano’s equally gorgeous illustrations: http://www.nikkicatalano.com.au/

Sharon Muir
The amazing bird ceramics of Sharon Muir: http://sharonmuir.com.au/
I bought the little bird up there! 🙂

Hope to see you at the next market!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 13, 2010 3:10 pm

    wow this market looks great i can imagine coming home with a bunch of things and an empty wallet hee hee..

    • May 17, 2010 11:36 pm

      Yeah it’s so dangerous hehe! So many pretty things everywhere!

      You’re in Sydney right? You should definitely go to the next one!! So fun! And if you time it right (turn up before 1pm) you can hit the Everleigh Farmer’s Market next door too..!

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