Aside from bringing you amazing art goodness 4 times a year through Nothing to Nobody magazine and also online here, our publisher Jo Jette also spends her time writing about the fearless pirate girl, Miss Blimey. You can check out the stories for yourself on the Miss Blimey website, and if you feel like adding some pirate goodness to your life you can purchase Blimey books, comic, tote bags and miniature glass bottle necklaces in her online store!
We here at Nobody are suckers for anything miniature, and so when we came across the work of Kiva Ford we were beside ourselves, and our wallets fled in terror! Aside from creating beautiful tiny hand blown glass bottles Kiva also creates wonderful unique pieces such as the heart in a jar, and also the tiny brain in a jar pictured here. You can find his amazing pieces for sale in his Etsy store…
Being the bunch of total nerds we are here at NtN we were pretty excited to come across this amazing recycled circuitry jewellery created by Paola Mirai, an Italian designer based in Milan. From rings made of old computer parts to recycled photography light meters and ink jet printers, her creations a simply lush!
The James Bond secretly hiding in all of us, or college professor who likes a little sneaky nip of whisky at lunch time will love this. These super cool book safes have been lovingly crafted by the folks at Conduit Press and are available for you on Etsy. Most of them come with a hip flask, so you don’t even have to add your own! If only Frodo Baggins had had one of these Sauron need never have known the One Ring was back…
I’ve always had a soft spot for cameos, be they a quick guest appearance in a movie or TV show by someone awesome (like Christopher Walken – damn if that man don’t just get better looking with age!) or the other type of cameo, the old school jewellery type normally associated with Victorian ladies from the 1500s or whenever. So you can imagine the kind of excited flip out I had when I discovered the Cathy’s Jewels shop on Etsy. Forget your boring old lady faced cameos and say hello to pirates and skull ‘n’ crossbones, plus a bunch of other cool designs in colours of all sorts (red, black, lime green – you name it!). And they are really cheap! Cathy also sells the settings for the cameos, so if you dig making your own jewellery this store is your bee hive.
And just because we couldn’t resist…. Christopher Walken
What is there not to love about hand crafted squirrels, bunnies and owls? And as if you weren’t overdosing on cute enough just yet, check out these cats in crocheted hats! This bunch of crocheted cool comes to you from the xmoonbloom store on Etsy – our favourite home of hand created goodness. That’s not all you can pick up at xmoonbloom though, and if you’re feeling adventurous and want to create your own crocheted creatures you can even buy patterns at the store which give you all the clues. So if you are a big kid at heart or your cat needs a new do, then drop by xmoonbloom. Meow!
I was wandering through the city with a friend the other day, and happened past the windows of the Miss Louise store (205 Collins St, Melbourne thank-you very much) where I stumbled upon some very cool looking goodies in the form of sneakers, heels and a clutch purse or two. It seems that while the 50s are the next fashion revival, there’s room for fashion inspired by the Gods of Metal – Hell yeah!
We here at NtN are a little partial to skateboarding – especially skateboard graphics from the 80s (Jason Lee Dodo skull deck anybody?) and so when we happened to be flicking past the Etsy website and spotted their seller of the week we were instantly intrigued. Let us introduce you to the enterprising, fellow skateboard lover, Sevenply – the only difference being she doesn’t ride the decks but instead recycles old broken and cracked decks to make awesome jewellery. Our personal favourite is the Moustache necklace.
See more of her work for yourself at: www.etsy.com/shop/sevenply
Get your mind out of that gutter! I’m talking about Haul’s new iPad cases and other goodies. Haul struck on the bright idea a few years ago of taking unused billboard posters, which are made out of this heavy duty plastic-fabric, and turning them into funky bags for your laptop and other carry-ibles. These new iPad cases are made out of old printer blankets, and you can still see the prints on them! There’s also a satchel made out of the inner tube of a tyre. Neat eh? So if you need a new case or bag can we tempt you with some recycled goodness?
The Sex Pistols would have been nothing without this lady. The wonderfully iconic Miss Vivienne Westwood. Malcolm McLaren (R.I.P mister) may have created the monster but it was well and truly the Lady Vivienne who got them out of the cage. The wonderful and original Punk movement, set against a backdrop of harsh times in the UK, gave the kids something to believe in and a way to express themselves creatively through music and clothing. Something every generation wishes to achieve but nothing was quite as fission-like as punk, and our lady Vivienne led the way through her convention smashing threads.