Sterling silver coin cufflink with wheat detail by Corky. I really like the shape and size of these cufflinks, although I sense this is going to be one of those pretty things that just sits in the shop for years. Available from Corky Saint Clair $150au
Witch's Kitchen utensils by Tord Boontje. I think it would be fun to eat using these stabby little tools, especially if you like picking at your food. Imagine setting a table using these, people would be so surprised.
You'd have to be careful washing them as they cost $770US for the set.
There is a matching cauldron stoneware cooking set which isn't as cute - kinda looks like african kitchenware from the markets.
I love this 'Beer Buddies Drinking Brooch' by Anneke Von Bommel. Her work incorporates the motifs of 'Canadiana' - imagery that chimes with Craft's perennial obsession with 'The Forest' (Handcut brooch cut from Nickel Silver, $320 US)
All her work is 'hand cut or rendered' so no two pieces are the same.
This is the first chapter of my new novel. It's a dramatic retelling of the flooding of the subway. I hope you enjoy it!
The day Melbourne was struck by the Storm of the Century, I was innocently sitting in Corky Saint Clair with my work experience girl - an 'at risk youth' from Frankston South. I was teaching her how to make jewellery. We were having so much fun that we weren't really paying attention to anyone who came into the shop.
As we pieced together top quality Corky Brand necklaces I caught her staring at me for a second too long, I held her gaze but wasn't going to play that game. Later as I bent over to put away some silver chains I heard her emit a sequence of short, sharp intakes of breath. It was becoming clear that soon I would have to talk to her about my Secret: a secret that I could barely acknowledge within myself - there was so much inside of me, like a dam waiting to burst forth. But more about that in Chapter Two.
Anyway, without warning icy water came rushing in to the arcade. There were hail stones the size of tennis balls floating in the water.
The subway had been flooded a fortnight before, but this time the water was coming faster. Roger from the weird Rockerbilly shop next door pulled down one of the roller doors at the entrance to the subway down. There was so much water it exploded through the door sending ribbons of steel everywhere.
Here is a list of banned or restricted items for import into Australia. How ballsy would you have to be to bring 'embyro clones' into Australia in your suitcase? That would make for an enthralling episode of Border Patrol(I kinda feel that show should be called Xenophobia Patrol...)
The International Lace Award seeks to encourage contemporary design and challenge conventional notions of lace and its application in the areas of fashion, the built environment and digital multimedia.
Professional and amateur artists, designers and practitioners around the world are invited to enter for the chance to be exhibited at the Powerhouse Museum and win a share of $40,000 (Australian dollars) in prize money.
The Award defines lace as an openwork structure whose pattern of spaces is as important as the solid areas.
Approximately 30 works will be selected for consideration for exhibition in July 2011.
World's first commercial jet pack -$75 000US. You don't need a pilot's license to fly it.
"The Martin Aircraft Company jetpacks have about 200 HP coming out of their dual propellers. They can go up to 1.5 miles [high] in the air and reach speeds of 60 mph. They will aim to make about 500 packs a year.
These jetpacks were invented by Glenn Martin, who unveiled his prototype last year in July. This whole contraption weighs less than 254 lbs, so in the UK, you won't need a pilot's license to travel in it. It is capable of traveling 30 miles with a full tank of fuel."
How much fun would it be to fly to work?
above the throng out of sight
spying on cute people in the park - spitting on hipsters on their bikes
Hey everybody, submit a photo of yourself or a friend with a mustache to win one of three Corky Label Moustache Comb Necklaces! This piece is a nice example of visual rhyming - a moustache comb that looks like a moustache...
We will be awarding prizes in the following categories
1. Best Photo overall
2. Sexiest photo
3. Most Artististic photo
Entries close March 31st 2010.
Email entries to
or mail to
Corky Saint Clair
Degraves Street Subway
Rules and Regulations -it must be your original photo i.e. no photos of celebrities -employees of Corky Saint Clair Pty Ltd are not permitted to enter -one entry per customer
I like rainbows, crystals, coloured pencils, swimming, manifesting, visualising, poetry, going out for breakfast, graphic novels, air conditioning, miniature anything, clothing made from synthetic fabrics, travelling, travelling, staying in nice hotels, headphones, husbears + soft hands.
I don't like people who make me feel tired.