Sunday, September 9, 2007

Anthony's reaction!

Well Sarah decided to come clean and admit to being sneaky! Phew! I think we were all getting a bit sick of trying to think of good excuses for taking photos! Here was Anthony's reaction to this Blog:


You sneaky little beavers! I'm completely overwhelmed - and immensely pleased! It's been like living with the Stasi here lately - with all this surreptitious photography going on. It sounds like Pucca's been pulling his strings lately, but I really didn't understand the reason Chris murmured for taking a photo in the shop - now all is revealed! One probable thing I remember from my University days (and it was days) - was "to be perceived is to exist" - I think that somehow fits - so thank you all!

It's nice to have sneaky friends, I'm very lucky!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Don't Leave Home Without Some Andy Tomine

Here are two postcards that are keeping me company in Melbourne, extracted from a book of Tomine postcards.

The second postcard is a portrait of E from the band the Eels, a band i like, a lot.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Some Skimma stuff hanging out

Here's some of my Miw-cats hanging out in the window of Pocket Space! Also next to them is the last of my Nungy-bones! Don't they look cute? If you look carefully, you might be able to see Anthony working away in the back-ground!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Spikey Organic Art

One of my favourite books that I have found in Pocket Space (and cards) is "Art Forms In Nature" by Ernst Haeckel. I admit I looked at the large and lovely hard back for a few months before it was bought for me as a Christmas present. I have several of the postcards, which are plates from the book, on the wall at home. So inspirational!

Sunday, August 26, 2007


I love Pocket Space's one inch, button badge machine! It is such an easy way to transfer your art, funky images, or just interesting paper you may have to a cool wearable object. I have used several of the badges I have made by placing them on the front of a card and giving them as a present for a birthday. I think it is a good way to personalise a card that can go beyond a day.

The badge machine is near the heater, so it is inviting for our Hobart winters :-) If you don't feel inspired that day to make a badge yourself, there are pre-made ones too, some so cute you can't resist adopting (I have done so and they now live on my back pack). Actually, I find it difficult to stop myself from adopting a lot of things in the store... :-)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Cool Mural

In-store mural by Ghostpatrol and Miso. Too cool for school.

P.S. Keep an eye out for the new Pocketspace logo by Hobart's one-and-only Cat Rabbit. Yay!

New Fan

I love Moxy, my new UglyDoll. Thanks Pocketspace! Smudgy paws and cuddles, Pucca x

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Travel Tales

Our Pocketspace find of the century was Craig Thompson's Blankets. It's one of the most moving books we've read and we've gone on to read his other books with great zeal. My current favourite is Carnet de Voyage. It gives the reader such an amazing visual impression of Thompson's experience when traveling through Europe and Morocco. Keeping it company is another Pocketspace fave, Ion (and pet) from the Ace and Ion toy set by Tara McPherson.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Sad, lonely waif.

I went in to Pocket Space last week to collect a book I had ordered and also to see how my toys were selling (Skimma Stuff) and couldn't resist buying myself this mini Blythe doll that was on sale! Anthony said she'd been in the store for a year so it was funny that I hadn't noticed her before since I visit Pocket Space so often! He seemed glad that she was going to a good home and I am very much in love with her. She doesn't have a name yet but I think she was meant just for me.

Friday, August 10, 2007

My Crossing Guard is Keeping Me Safe in the City Across the Dark Waters

A farewell gift purchased by a friend from Pocket Space.

Crossing Guard figure from the City Folk range of Scary Girl vinyl toys manufactured by Kid Robot.