Headed down to the Young Blood Designer’s Market at the Powerhouse Museum twice this year. I just love all the creative things that people come up with. I wish I was rich and could buy something from everyone there! On the opening night (a freezing Thursday night) I met up with Honka Princess and Merodii. It was jam packed in there, you couldn’t really see anything because the lines were 3 deep to get to some tables – kind of annoying. I like the use of recycled materials (tyres, old books, plastic bottles) and lovely handmade things too (brooches, necklaces, earrings & baby stuff).
The second visit was when Nadia was driving me home from lunch in Rhodes. We just happened to be on Harris Street and just had to stop. Two dudes were doing their graf/street art thing and selling it by "donation". I didn’t get the names of the artists but I have seen their work around town. The guy in the photo did the right hand side of this artwork, for which I made a $20 donation (in hindsight this was particularly generous – but I do like to consider myself a patron of the arts). It’s not signed by them either, so it won’t be worth anything in the future, but I really like it and it’s in a frame already.