march bend and snap market.

3 Apr

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Another glorious market day with a limitless amount of creativity and inspiration (and wonderful woe for our purses). See even more photos from our last market day here). Big love to each and every one of our beautiful stall holders:  AGNES & I, BARNABY, BYRNE DESIGNS, CASHMERISM, CARLA GARRO JEWELLERY, CHINPIN EXHIBITION, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, DESMOND WOLF, EMBRASS, GHOSTLY, THE GIRL NIGHTINGALE, GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES, GOODBYE HAWAII, HANNAKIN, INTERIOR HUNTER, JULIE CANNON JEWELLERY, JUX, LAUREN & ANGIE, ME-UMIOD NATURAL SKINCARE, ONE SMALL DUCK, OH DAKOTA, PAPERCHAP, RIBAULD, ROUTINE, SHIO and STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME.

And a special thank you to the ladies behind the PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT WORKSHOP where, under the expert guidance from Anna (MIOD NATURAL SKINCARE) and Laura (INTERIOR HUNTER), discerning crafternooners had the opportunity to create range of sustainable items including natural skincare from unprocessed and wholesome ingredients, Japanese wrapping and decorative tags and creative hanging herbs and floral hearts. Be sure to follow PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT WORKSHOP for updates on their next session at the market in the next few months!

Our next market will be held on Sunday 27th April 11:00am to 4:00pm featuring gorgeous stall holders: AGNES & I, CASHMERISM, CULTURE TEA, EELAV MCBEE, FLOWERS ST GERMAIN, THE GIRL & HER NIGHTINGALE, HANNAKIN, METTA SKINCARE, MIN PIN, OH DAKOTA, THE SNOOD’S ART, SOUL STORIES, STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME and more.

We are excited to welcome back the curatorial team behind the upcoming CHIN PIN EXHIBITION (be sure to keep an eye and all the senses open for the opening at No Vacancy Gallery in June).

Chinpin is a contemporary treatment to the traditional cabinets of curiosities, which will bring together a diverse selection of work from 20 emerging artists within Australia (including some of our previous stall holders!): Anna Snoekstra, Annita Maslov, Bonnie Eichelberger, Ebony Eden, Evie Cahir, Halszkat, Jr Blue Cloud, Julia Trybala, Julian May (The Handy Studio), Lauren Nicholson, Lisa Twomey, Michael Hawkins, Nina Elliott, Paul Mares, Saara March, Steven Pennington & Xian – Christian Bishop.

At our market day this month, the team behind this visual extravaganza EMMA, ALLEGRA & EMILY will be showcasing an assortment of goodies from a selection of artists from the show with items such as totebags, zines, badges, t shirts, postcards, gocco prints, screen prints, digital prints, original artworks and various other oddities. In the meantime, be sure to take a peak and a pledge over their Pozible Campaign http://www.pozible.com/project/177876.

See you all at our market day later this month on Sunday 27th April 11:00am to 4:00pm at 1000 £ Bend for a wander about our emporium of wonders of countless creative talents that we are incredibly proud to be bringing you each month!

a march wishlist and a selection of haikus

28 Mar

Check us out today,
We make socks for you to wear,
Barnaby, hell yeah
BARNABY

From the vast grass highlands,
Goats that gift us cashmeres,
Soft warm fabulous
CASHMERISM

Internet addict
Returns to the olden days
Via leatherwork
DESMOND WOLF

Grown from the mountains
Shiny, natural and rough
Handcrafted with love
EMBRASS

Start with white like ghost,
Hand-dye it brightly making
nicely looking stuff.
GHOSTLY

Sewing and cross-stitch
From crafter based in Melbourne
Hoops and thread abound
THE GIRL & HER NIGHTINGALE

The roaring twenties
Decadent and nostalgic
Golden Skull Candles
GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES

some pretty pictures
a collective of creatures
also some vikings
HANNAKIN

It’s handmade with love
Comfort, simplicity and
Eco is its heart
LAUREN & ANGIE

Rather eclectic
Love knitting and designing
Perpetual learner
ME-U

Delicate paper
Beautiful images cut
Bold, simple and striking.
PAPERCHAP

Creative workshops
Colourful crafty knowledge
A fun atmosphere
PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT

The disparate youth
Breaking from the daily grind
Happy days are here
RIBAULD

Crazy owl lady
seeking creative outlet
makes all sorts of owls
SCRABBLE KITTY

Strange beauty I saw
The dress she wore told no lies
How do I love strange
STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME

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All the socks by BARNABY.

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Wishbone pendants by CARLA GARRO JEWELLERY.

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Cosy up to the cashmere by CASHMERISM.

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Terry the Tortoise by THE CREATURE WORKSHOP.

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Treats for your insides by CULTURE TEA.

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See the beautiful pieces by EMBRASS, their last market before the leave for overseas!

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Lovers and dreamers, find the rainbow connection with GHOSTLY.

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All of our favourite candle licking flavours and now GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES have taken a dip into making delish beauty products!

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Sexy seduction tips by GOODBYE HAWAII.

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Us Weirdos & Celestia Sunset by HANNAKIN.

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Clocks and cushions, clocks clocks and cushions from INTERIOR HUNTER.

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New pieces by JUX – pale blue / peachy opal rings,  Amethyst and Citrine Bindi rings and Brazilian amethyst and clear quartz rings.

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Paper cuts by PAPERCHAP.

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The Wild Eyed Owl From Free Cloud, written, composed and performed by SCRABBLE KITTY.

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Items you can make at the crafternoon with substance by PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT (bookings for the workshop are essential, check here for availability).

 

We have a wonderful market day for you this Sunday with a range of talented stall holders, from regular stall holders to a selection of newcomers we have been privileged to gain a little insight into their marvelous madness with a series of interviews we have had with them over the last year. See interview with: AGNES & I, BARNABY, CASHMERISM, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, DESMOND WOLF, EMBRASS, GHOSTLY, THE GIRL & HER NIGHTINGALE, GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES, HANNAKIN, JUX, LAUREN & ANGIE, ME-U, ONE SMALL DUCK, PAPERCHAP, PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT, RIBAULD, SCRABBLE KITTY and STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME.

At market day this Sunday, there will be a range of covetable couture to drape about your person from various cool clothing from emerging designers, textile designers to up cycling fiends who re purpose old garments and creating them into something beautiful new with LAUREN & ANGIE, ME-U, RIBAULD, SHIO and STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME, cosy cashmere garments by CASHMERISM, casual wares for a vibrant generation by ROUTINE, leather craft goods by DESMOND WOLF, eco dyed garments and home wares from AGNES & I and even more things to dye for by GHOSTLY, socks socks socks for the dapper lads from  BARNABY SHOP and a treasure chest of unique handmade jewellery by BYRNE DESIGNS, CARLA GARRO JEWELLERY, EMBRASS, JULIE CANNON JEWELLERY, JUX, and ONE SMALL DUCK.

Treats for your senses and your insides with tea blends and beauty products from CULTURE TEA, artisan candles from GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES and natural skin care from MIOD NATURAL SKINCARE.

And a horde of heartfelt and handmade items to fill your homes and surrounds with artwork from the artists from the upcoming CHINPIN EXHBITION, treasures, whimsical pictures and other magical bits and bobs by HANNAKIN, cute cards by GOODBYE HAWAII, delicate paper cuts from PAPERCHAP, handstitched creatures and various other oddities from THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, the owls and pussycats by SCRABBLE KITTY, cross stitches by  THE GIRL NIGHTINGALE, ceramics by KOA BY KAITLIN and stylish items from interior stylist INTERIOR HUNTER.

Phew. Purses will be bursting! See you all THIS WEEKEND at 1000 £ Bend on Sunday 30th March 11:00am to 4:00pm.

PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT (DIY CREATIVE SAMPLER WORKSHOP) 

26 Mar

Presented by Anna (from Miod Natural Skincare) and Laura (from Interior Hunter), the duo behind the PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT WORKSHOPS (see the recent interview we had with the ladies here: http://bendandsnapmarket.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/put-your-heart-into-it/)

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Create fun DIY crafts from items you find around the home and in your garden.

An entire creative experience that will leave you with ideas and inspiration galore. 

All in one fun workshop we will teach and inspire you to create:
1. Natural skincare from unprocessed and wholesome ingredients. 
2. Japanese Wrapping with hundreds of colourful materials and fabric. 
3. Tags for wrapping, name tags for dinner parties and birthdays. 
4. Creative hanging herb and floral hearts. 
 
In addition we will be sharing expert Interior Styling and Aromatherapy tips.

Learn how to style a table with every day items from around your home and garden, and how to effectively use colour palettes, styles, shapes and repetition all at once to create a beautiful atmosphere for your next event.

Learn about easy and effective ways to incorporate aromatherapy into your everyday life.  Essential oils are pure and potent plant essences which can be used in your home for cleaning, for health and wellbeing, skincare and much more.  
  

Renowned Interior Stylist and founder of Interior Hunter, Laura Issell collaborates with natural skin care specialist and founder of Miod Natural Skincare, Anna D’Amelio to bring you a one of kind, all round creative, colourful and most of all fun workshop. These two experts from different industries share the same philosophy and passion for creating beautiful, one of a kind gifts and decorations that come from the heart and don’t cost the earth.

 

Bookings are essential, see this link for further detail: http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/diy-creative-sampler-workshop-tickets-10410178123

All materials, knowledge and inspiration to create beautiful sustainble gifts will be provided. 



You get to take all your creations home, and leave empowered and inspired to create more….Join us for a crafternoon experience with substance, that you wont regret. 

http://www.facebook.com/putyourheartintoitworkshops

 

We look forward to seeing all of you market lovers again this month at our next market day on Sunday 30th March 11:00am to 4:00pm at 1000 £ Bend with the gorgeous PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT WORKSHOP amongst a bevy of brilliant stall holders: AGNES & I, BARNABY, BYRNE DESIGNS, CASHMERISM, CARLA GARRO JEWELLERY, CHINPIN EXHIBITION, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, CULTURE TEA, DAKOTA, DESMOND WOLF, EMBRASS, GHOSTLY, THE GIRL NIGHTINGALE, GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES, GOODBYE HAWAII, HANNAKIN, INTERIOR HUNTER, KOA BY KAITLIN, JULIE CANNON JEWELLERY, JUX, LAUREN & ANGIE, ME-UMIOD NATURAL SKINCARE, ONE SMALL DUCK, PAPERCHAP, RIBAULD, ROUTINE, SHIO, STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME and more.

Ribauld

26 Mar

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Tell us a little about yourself using a Haiku. 
The disparate youth
Breaking from the daily grind
Happy days are here


Tell us a little about the origins of Ribauld. 

After graduating from RMIT University in Textile Design and Product Development, i made the move to London to get some hands-on experience in the fashion Industry.

Whilst in London I interned as a production Assistant for a high-end Womanswear designer where i was able to really grasp the design and manufacturing process of a garment and get a taste of the international fashion market.

After just over a year i moved back home to Melbourne and found it impossible to find a job in the industry, as most alike do, so i started to design graphics for t-shirts to stop my creative mind from fizzling out. I had studied screen-printing at Brighton Bay Art college a few years back so decided to develop my skills and now specialise in the method, as well as heat pressing.

In 2013 I began the label ‘Ribauld’, which in case your wondering means ‘a vulgar individual’, to create a brand which represents a free-spirited generation. I do all the design and printing myself and use canvases of high quality to print on. I hate synthetics so my tees are made of 100% cotton and seriously are the most comfortable piece you will have in your wardrobe.

Ribauld is still in its very early stages but i plan to expand in August 2014 with a full range made up of mainly mens casualwear, as well as a little bit of womanswear. The tees i have now are unisex (for that girl who likes to wear her boyfriends tees).

Describe your creative process. 
I usually sit down after a mind-numbing day at work and get in the zone, turn my music on and study recent images/sources that have inspired me and try to force myself into coming up with a design. I fail then procrastinate and fail some more, then at the most unexpected times i come up with my ideas.

I use Illustrator and Photoshop to develop these ideas into printable pieces of work. Some designs take 2-3 days, most take about 7-8. I usually do a few different versions of the design before i decide on the one i will go ahead with. I tend to ask my friends for their opinion before making the final decision.

I send my images to the printers to have my screens burned and then begin printing.

Screenprinting is a tricky process so i do a few samples before i begin printing on the real stuff. There’s a lot of trial and error involved and each design prints differently so you have to really focus throughout the entire process.

I then heat press each tee to set the ink , and we’re good to go ;)

What inspires you the most? 
I am always being inspired, whether it’s through Tumblr, magazines or social trends.

My favourite tumblr to look at is: http://imnotwordy.com/

I am always scrolling through I.D, Russh and Monster Children magazine for ideas.

Name some of your most favourite local artists and designers. 
Favourite locals are Emma Mullholland for her out of this world prints and Kahlo for their soft shapes.


What are your ultimate dreams for Ribauld? 

Ultimately i would love to see Ribauld sold around Australia, and spread worldwide but for now i am focusing on having a full range out by the end of the year and maybe even doing a show at fashion week in the near future. I don’t like to get carried away with thinking too far ahead and like to live in the now so its baby steps at the moment but obviously i would love for people worldwide to be able to enjoy my brand.

What will will we find from Ribauld at our March Bend and Snap Market? 
At Bend and Snap this Sunday i will be selling some muscle tees and t-shirts which are currently up on the website; http://www.ribauld.myshopify.com

Our new ‘Happy Days’ Tee will be available on Sunday and $2 from every top sold within this range will be donated to the United Nations Foundation to celebrate International Happiness Day.

Can’t wait to see you there :)

http://ribauld.myshopify.com/

We look forward to seeing all of you market lovers again this month at our next market day on Sunday 30th March 11:00am to 4:00pm at 1000 £ Bend with another bevy of brilliant stall holders: AGNES & I, BARNABY, BYRNE DESIGNS, CASHMERISM, CARLA GARRO JEWELLERY, CHINPIN EXHIBITION, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, CULTURE TEA, DAKOTA, DESMOND WOLF, EMBRASS, GHOSTLY, THE GIRL NIGHTINGALE, GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES, GOODBYE HAWAII, HANNAKIN, INTERIOR HUNTER, KOA BY KAITLIN, JULIE CANNON JEWELLERY, JUX, LAUREN & ANGIE, ME-UMIOD NATURAL SKINCARE, ONE SMALL DUCK, PAPERCHAP, RIBAULD, ROUTINE, SHIO, STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME and more. We are also pleased to welcome the PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT WORKSHOP bringing their gorgeous sampler workshop to the market where you can create fun DIY crafts from items you find around the home and in your garden – bookings are required, click this link for more details.

Ghostly

25 Mar

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Tell us a little about yourself using a Haiku.
Start with white like ghost,
Hand-dye it brightly making
nicely looking stuff.

 

Tell us a little about the origins of Ghostly.
Ghostly was born out of a desire to create a label that was focused on bold, bright colours and modern shapes and silhouettes. Showcasing a range of hand-dying techniques Ghoslty creates unique clothing and accessories 100% made in Melbourne.

Describe your creative process.
Our design process starts with the colours, sampling and testing till we have a seasonal colour pallette to work with.  Then we figure out what dye-techniques we will use.  The design of products and garments evolve quite organically from the colours and dyed fabrics.

 

What inspires you the most?
The whole universe is full of incredible colours, patterns and shapes, from the mighty cosmos right down to little creepy deep-sea fish….we find our inspiration everywhere.

Name some of your most favourite local artists and designers.
Goodbye Hawaii….for the best cards in town! they are the perfect blend of cute, funny and quirky  { www.goodbyehawaii.com }
Only Midge…amazing purses, bags and clothing all with fantastic fabric prints and patterns { www.onlymidge.com.au }
Monolog….screen-printing extroidinare, beautiful clothing created in Melbourne { www.monolog.com.au }

What are your ultimate dreams for Ghostly?
To keep doing what we love doing…dying fabric and making fun clothing and accessories for you to love and wear!


What will will we find from Ghostly at our March Bend and Snap Market?

A whole heap of super fun tie-dyed socks! and maybe some tee shirts too :)

http://www.ghostlylabel.com/

We look forward to seeing all of you market lovers again this month at our next market day on Sunday 30th March 11:00am to 4:00pm at 1000 £ Bend with another bevy of brilliant stall holders: AGNES & I, BARNABY, BYRNE DESIGNS, CASHMERISM, CARLA GARRO JEWELLERY, CHINPIN EXHIBITION, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, CULTURE TEA, DAKOTA, DESMOND WOLF, EMBRASS, GHOSTLY, THE GIRL NIGHTINGALE, GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES, GOODBYE HAWAII, HANNAKIN, INTERIOR HUNTER, KOA BY KAITLIN, JULIE CANNON JEWELLERY, JUX, LAUREN & ANGIE, ME-UMIOD NATURAL SKINCARE, ONE SMALL DUCK, PAPERCHAP, RIBAULD, SHIO, STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME and more. We are also pleased to welcome the PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT WORKSHOP bringing their gorgeous sampler workshop to the market where you can create fun DIY crafts from items you find around the home and in your garden – bookings are required, click this link for more details.

One Small Duck

23 Mar

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Tell us a little about the origins of one small duck.

Basically all the ‘cool’ names were taken. So, i decided full embrace my nerdiness and combined my love of rubber duckies and my sisters nick name for me. It just kind of stuck.

Describe your creative process.
It varies. Sometimes I’ll go in with a set idea of what needs to be done. Other times I’ll just look at whatever I have in the studio at the time and try to find things that fit together.

What inspires you the most?

Finding new connections in things that would otherwise not look like they would fit together.

What are your ultimate dreams for one small duck, art and design?
For it to be my full time job and to extend it from artist crafts to animation and interactive art.

What will will we find from one small duck at our March Bend and Snap Market?

One off and limited runs of sculpture/decorative arts, candle holders made from new and recycled metal, jewelry, some random zines, and maybe some drawings/paintings and badges.

We look forward to seeing all of you market lovers again this month at our next market day on Sunday 30th March 11:00am to 4:00pm at 1000 £ Bend with another bevy of brilliant stall holders: AGNES & I, BARNABY, BYRNE DESIGNS, CASHMERISM, CARLA GARRO JEWELLERY, CHINPIN EXHIBITION, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, CULTURE TEA, DAKOTA, DESMOND WOLF, EMBRASS, FORGET ME NOT ENGRAVING, THE GIRL NIGHTINGALE, GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES, HANNAKIN, INTERIOR HUNTER, KOA BY KAITLIN, JULIE CANNON JEWELLERY, JUX, LAUREN & ANGIE, ME-UMIOD NATURAL SKINCARE, ONE SMALL DUCK, PAPERCHAP, SHIO, STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME and more. We are also pleased to welcome the PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT WORKSHOP bringing their gorgeous sampler workshop to the market where you can create fun DIY crafts from items you find around the home and in your garden – bookings are required, click this link for more details.

Lauren & Angie

22 Mar

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Tell us a little about yourself using a Haiku.
It’s handmade with love
Comfort, simplicity and
Eco is its heart

Tell us a little about the origins of Lauren & Angie.
Lauren & Angie was created after a love for being creative and fashion but not so much fast fashion. Creating wearable and comfortable clothing with a conscience became a passion for me and where my heart lay after completing a fashion design course in Geelong. I wanted to create a brand that consisted of classic styles that wouldn’t date after one season. Lauren & Angie is all about sustainable and ethical fashion, using natural fibres and each piece being handmade by me we are able to achieve this.

Describe your creative process.

My creative process isn’t anything fancy, I am always looking at people and things around me and ideas pop into my head and then I work on those ideas and develop them into something that suite Lauren & Angie. I have a lot of images pinned around my studio that help with developing ideas and gets me in a creative mood.

What inspires you the most?

Everything and everyone inspires me you can’t shut yourself off to certain things. I went on a study tour to Europe during my studies and had the privilege of meeting Paul Smith in his London office and he told us to always think laterally and that has always stuck with me.

Name some of your most favourite local artists and designers.
Ernest & Joe make gorgeous jewellery pieces using recycled Australian sterling silver they are Geelong based and I love them  http://www.ernestandjoe.bigcartel.com/

Kingston jewellery is another local designer that does amazing pieces out of handmade beads. www.etsy.com/shop/kingstonjewellery

What are your ultimate dreams for Lauren & Angie?
My ultimate dreams for Lauren & Angie is to develop it into a national brand and for its customers to understand the meaning and purpose behind each piece and enlighten a few people of the truths of fast fashion and how to shop sustainably and ethically.

What will will we find from Lauren & Angie at our March Bend and Snap Market?
Lauren & Angie will be having our end of season Summer stock sale as we need to make room for our winter goodies  All stock will be up to 50% off.

http://laurenandangie.com/
We look forward to seeing all of you market lovers again this month at our next market day on Sunday 30th March 11:00am to 4:00pm at 1000 £ Bend with another bevy of brilliant stall holders: AGNES & I, BARNABY, BYRNE DESIGNS, CASHMERISM, CARLA GARRO JEWELLERY, CHINPIN EXHIBITION, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, CULTURE TEA, DAKOTA, DESMOND WOLF, EMBRASS, FORGET ME NOT ENGRAVING, THE GIRL NIGHTINGALE, GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES, HANNAKIN, INTERIOR HUNTER, KOA BY KAITLIN, JULIE CANNON JEWELLERY, JUX, LAUREN & ANGIE, ME-UMIOD NATURAL SKINCARE, ONE SMALL DUCK, PAPERCHAP, SHIO, STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME and more. We are also pleased to welcome the PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT WORKSHOP bringing their gorgeous sampler workshop to the market where you can create fun DIY crafts from items you find around the home and in your garden – bookings are required, click this link for more details.

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