Hello 2016! This year we will assembling a cool selection of Melbourne’s finest movers and makers for the upcoming St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival in Melbourne for a second year this Saturday 13th February. (peek at the blog post about our fabulous 2015 Melbourne Laneway Festival experience here).
Meet some of the superstars that you will find at our market space this year:
We started Artomic because there’s a problem with the way science is communicated. Basically when it’s not sounding like a different language, it’s coming across as bloody boring. So we decided to bring you science in a way you’ve never seen it before! First we enlisted the help of students across Australia. Then, with their permission, we plucked a series of research images from under their microscopes. Finally, we used those images to create a striking range of jewellery. Each piece comes with an info card detailing the research behind the design AND 30% of each & every purchase is donated back to science research! Check us out here! See you at Laneway! Marina + Nicki xx
It started with cheap coffee and a one way ticket to New York City, three years later, Brooklyn Dimes has evolved to be a leading place to shop vintage, retro, pre-loved and one of a kind statement pieces. With collections of ladies and mens vintage and pre-loved clothing, accessories, props and one-off statement pieces hand picked by curator Jamie-Lee Dimes and sourced throughout the states. Collections range from eighties acid wash denim, levi cutoffs, fifties collar and psychedelic button downs, seventies dresses and skirts, statement pieces, vintage tees, vinyls and accessories. Inspired by music and the city that never sleeps, specialised for the wanderlust and music lovers of the southern hemisphere.
Full of sparkle and magic, Chip the Teacup handmade accessories and clothing will help bring your inner unicorn out to play!
Daughters of Doom are a few odd humans who like to create something a bit off kilter…. “Our art is designed to create something a little bit different for you or your small human”. Once we have a drawing it is carved into lino to make a printing stamp. This process takes many precious hours to ensure the final design is correct, ready for print and everyone has their fingers still in tact. We print each design by hand onto our tshirts. Though the same stamp is used for each print run, the cutting & ink method ensures that each image always comes out a bit different from its twin. This is what makes D.O.D designs unique. And, because we don’t want people walking around looking the same; we only print a limited quantity before the design is allowed a dignified retirement! The T-shirts we print on are high quality with a great cut and won’t be found irresponsibly stretching or fading. D.O.D use high quality fabric paint to ensure the images can handle being worn, washed and thrashed. They may fade in their old age but don’t hold that against them, they will still serve you with style. Daughters Of Doom – We don’t aim to please the masses – just the odd few.
Handmade silver jewellery, with uncut stones and crystals, all made in Melbourne.
“What the Feck is Glitoris? It is really quite simple, Glitoris exists to help create fun.
We do this through glitter.
Yep. That awesome stuff that is tiny, sparkles and gets everywhere? We use it to create art. We specialise in body art and Avant-garde makeup. AKA looks that make you feel and look like a superstar.
Our founders (Ali and Grace) consider glitter our religion, we live, breathe, think and eat it. (Trust us, we poo glitter for days after a good festival). Together we have worked, volunteered and partied at hundreds of festivals. We know that there is a secret ingredient in your recently-hair-dried-peanut-butter, that twerk shops are very 2015.
We also know (and excuse us for getting a bit spiritual) the best festivals have a special kind of something. A magic that is created by people, coming together to celebrate, party and be fricken fabulous. This is starting to sounds a bit wanky, and we acknowledge that we are not solving global warming through glitter. But our point is, we love it. We love making people feel fabulous. We love to party. And we would love to do it at your festival, house party, street parade, gig, bahmitzfa or gallery opening. #getGlitotris”
Back again for another round of randomness, Melbourne designer Lenko is back at Laneway! You know her from her cult following crafternoons and Lenko Animal sweaters. Along with fun festival accessories, pins and sweaters, this year you can also get your face painted and hang out at the Lenko Craft Corner where you can create your own piece of Lenko art.
Marci vintage sources premium quality vintage from around the world to offer our customers unique, feminine pieces with a modern twist. We have a huge range of stunning one of a kind re-worked Japanese vintage dresses, gorgeous lace blouses as well as a vintage denim from the states. Marci vintage is all about unique vintage fabrics and romantic florals and lace.
Love Australian design? Muscrats Fitzroy North store is a lifestyle boutique showcasing must-have Australian independent brands alongside premium Japanese vintage clothing. Founded by two sisters who passionately support new and emerging designers, you’ll find the crème de la crème of Australian made homewares, gifts, beauty products and accessories. Visit them at their Laneway Festival pop-up store, in person at the Scotchmer Street store or get hooked up now with sweet goods from their online store!
OXJAM is so thrilled to be part of St Jerome’s Laneway Festival where we will have our photo booth on site and chatting to festival-goers about Oxfam’s humanitarian work in Syria. If you’re heading to a Laneway, be sure to drop by, say hi to our amazing volunteers, and get snapped to stand #withsyria on the 5 year anniversary of the crisis.
Vicki Leigh is a Melbourne-based contemporary jeweller with a passion for art and design. Her latest NEXT ROMANCE collection is designed with an illustrative focus, modern, colourful and wearable art pieces that inspire confidence and compliments.
Laneway lovers, come join us this year and lather up in glitter with GLITORIS GLITTER, get crafty with design powerhouse LENKO, take some snaps in Oxfam’s OXJAM photo booth and peruse the stalls from a eclectic mixture of emerging and established designers including: ARTOMIC, BROOKLYN DIMES, CHIP THE TEA CUP, DAUGHTERS OF DOOM, GEMMA JOHNSON JEWELLERY, GLITORIS GLITTER, LENKO, LIMEDROP, MARCI VINTAGE, MILKBAR, MUSCRATS VINTAGE, OXJAM, UNFAZED & CONFUZED, VICKI LEIGH JEWELLERY and more.