Sunday, November 29, 2009



Dear Corky

I am a great admirer of your label, I think I have sixteen or seventeen pieces now. I experience tender emotions when my boyfriend Oscar buys me new CORKY jewellery.

I am looking for something special to get my best friend Chloe for Xmas 09.

I know that you must be busy running both the shop and your award winning label and your time is extremely important, so any assistance you could spare would be greatly appreciated

Yours sincerely

Dear Lucie
Christmas is a special time of year. It’s a chance to express your feelings to those closest to your heart and say 'hey, I got you this kick ass present, you totally rule'

Why not spoil Chloe & Oscar with the ultimate Christmas presents.... an exquisite hand-crafted piece of jewellery that will last forever or perhaps a horse or bunny lamp to light those private moments.

We have put together a stunning selection of Christmas presents in our latest newsletter to guide you in your very important Christmas present selection process. You can also join our newsletter mailing list by entering your details in the box on our website.


P.S. Remember if you choose jewellery we can package it in the most amazing way. We are recognised as Melbourne’s finest wrappers.

Solid Silver Heart by Black Jewlz $175Au

Silver Monkeys Necklace $120Au
Horse Lamp $190Au

Silver Pencil Shaving Necklace by Victoria Mason $220Au


come back soon


The shop is looking real pretty again, lots of cabinets lit from within. Hmmmmm... took a very long time but it's rich, warm and deep in there again.

I have this theory that when things get to their prettiest that's when they are ending.

Not sure what I want to do with the rest of my life, but it involves poetry and typography

Saturday, November 28, 2009


My favourite music at the moment is Run DMT.   Run DMT's album 'Bong Voyage' is genius - languid, stonerly and relaxed with clever samples that sound like a woozy summer's day.

I love it when the track "Money" floats into the playlist at Corky shop - sounds like the perfect soundtrack for whatever the **** we are doing down there.


or you could, like, buy the album!


ephemeral skatey sculptural happening by Oliver of the Sky

Oliver writes "I made a janky cardboard replica of the iconic Love sculpture and had a skatejam with my friends here in Melbourne. My connection with the Love sculpture, specifically the version situated in JFK plaza in Philadelphia, came from my teenage years as a skateboarder-geek in New Zealand. Making my own version allowed me to connect with the image in a tactile way for the first time. Documentation of this project will be featured in a new Magazine called Here + Now, to be published early 2010.. Special thanks to Holly Fluxx and my skate posse!"

Friday, November 27, 2009


xposted from Swiss Miss



Recently in the shop someone advised me to never date anyone who is a psychologist or too into David Lynch. Hmmmm.

I really like this song by David Bowie, I hope you like it too



Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Dear Corky
I can't decide who to devote my life long affection to - Jacob or Edward? They are both so hot!!
Can you Help Me?

Dear Charlotte
This Official Twilight Spinner heart pendant should help make the decision easier.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Remember that scene from Ghost when Whoopi Goldberg channels Patrick Swayze's character and has that erotic/messy pottery wheel seduction/reunion with Demi Moore's character? Well now you can recreate that scene in the privacy of your own home with this commemorative Ghost Salt and Pepper Gift Set.

Yes you get 3 different, super cute ghosts in the set. People always ask what the third ghost is for
-chicken salt?
-crushed up panadol 

$50Au from Corky Saint Clair while stocks last

Monday, November 23, 2009


Got this range of stylish vases that look like scientific beakers and test tubes. There are three styles all priced at $25Au. Limited stock - I think these are gonna go quickly.  
PS:The vases are transparent; we put the coloured liquid in there for visual merchandising purposes but it seems to be confusing people

Sunday, November 22, 2009


This is a photo of Boris, Nautical Bear - a Corky Character that never really made it into the product range - it just wasn't cute enough. I like his teeth, but his face is a bit kooky and the claws are creepy.  Having said that it did get featured on a Russian Trendspotting site and also a Very Major Scenester bought it when he was just young.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


"Many types of women have inspired Ted Noten in making his new series of work. Assemblages, rings, necklaces, bracelets and brooches in many different colors, materials and sizes are the result of a one year survey through the world of women. Featuring: the Fashionista, the Icecream Girl and the Femme Fatale. These assemblages are translated into jewels by 3d printing technique.
During Design Miami, Atelier Ted Noten presented his first 3d printed jewellery in 24 krt. gold in a live show where the buyer can decide himself at what point in the design process he wanted to print his design so the buyer himself becomes part of the design process.
The Japanese artist Hokusai immortalized the most enchanting landscape he knew in a group of woodprints: ‘36 views of Mount Fuji’. These images inspired Ted Noten to develop 36 jewels for just as many types of women. Noten also made images: each woman was portrayed in a three dimensional collage. The shoes, car tyres and other ‘objects trouvĂ©s’ he used, seem a far cry from regular jewellery."


Friday, November 20, 2009


Like everyone else I have been reading i like to fork myself by model and painter Daul Kim. Of course everything she wrote becomes so much more interesting (yes in a morbid way) because it is recontextualised by her suicide. It's kinda weird the last thing she posted was an embedded youtube clip of Jim River's 'i go deep' (original house mix).

I am kinda addicted to the story she posted about bokko dancing in Korea. Apparently it is advisable to wear Armani or A/X while performing these 'architectural' movements.

Like so much of her blog this clip is fascinating because it so uniquely Korean. Daul was so fiercely proud/ashamed/aware of being Korean. The stories of her being cyber-bullied by Korean haters and Korean bloggers who felt she was a bad representative of their culture strike hard. I, too, experienced some inane cyber-bullying earlier this year by a chinless, *********, ********* *********** designer who will remain nameless, so Daul's stories about this topic resonated with me.


Thursday, November 19, 2009



Stainless steel Carry Monster brooch $40Au RRP
available from Corky Saint Clair, Kids In Berlin, Lenko, Tomorrow Never Knows


Check out my new tattoo by Oliver of the Sky. It is so relaxed and natural looking it's kinda surprising that it wasn't there before.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Dear Customers & Readers

People often ask us where we make all our wonderful Corky brand merchandise.
The magic happens here!

Blender Studio
110 Franklin St
Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9328 5556

We are having a festival of some kind over the weekend of the 25th of November.

There is alot of 'street art' out the front which is kinda famous.

From burnished and buffed


From burnished and buffed

This tee took a million years to work out but we did it in the end and I'm glad we were so meticulous 'cos it is probably my favourite tee of all time.

Trust me: the trippy triangles and the patterns they form are entirely mesmerising in a drinking situation.

For those of you who like to touch, another nice detail is that some of the triangles are bleached into the teeshirt while others are printed in plastisol, the variation providing a texturally interesting experience.

Available from Corky Saint Clair and Kids in Berlin

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Perspex Dino Brooch
Not sure what I'm calling him yet. Something cute.
$30 Au RRP
In blue and black
Available from Corky Saint Clair


From burnished and buffed

Stag Head Tee shirt. 'Army' coloured teeshirt. There is texture printed into the deer heads. Locally printed. Handsome patterning for men. Printed by our good friends at Superspecial.

$65Au RRP available from Corky Saint Clair, Lenko, Kids in Berlin and Tomorrow Never Knows


Hey everybody here is a new Corky character: Moses the Hippo. He's in love with everyone, and I hope everyone loves him too.

He's seriously one of the cutest Corky characters ever - I love his little belly. I think I might make him into a tiny silver pendant.

Perspex Brooch white $25Au RRP
blue & black perspex $15Au RRP from Corky Saint Clair

Friday, November 13, 2009


The new business card that Louis and I worked on arrived. The foiling on these cards is stunning.

I know its just a business card but I think it is one of my favourite things I have made this year.

Thursday, November 12, 2009



This is piece is kinda chunkous and wonderful. I polished it by hand which flattened and sealed the grain giving it the loveliest finish. There might be five of them in total.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


So it turns out the funniest thing in the whole world is hearing a group of French people trying to say the word 'squirrel' and there are a million squirrel items in the shop

Squirrel bone china keepsake box
$25Au RRP available from Corky Saint Clair


Dear Customers + Readers

This wood range turned out much better than the last range. Wooden jewellery is more brittle than perspex, you just can't have any weak points at all. When I see the plethora of wood jewellery out there - lacey birds and cameos they look pretty much like they would break after two wears.

Check out this super cute new Dinosaur Egg brooch made from wood. ($29Au RRP available from Corky Saint Clair. Coming soon in Perspex in bright colours.)

All of my new range is blocky and strong and cut from wood at least 5mm thick so I guarantee you you will have a good run with this range.



buddy holly glasses wood
$50RRP at corky saint clair
we made 11 pairs....


Monday, November 09, 2009


Wooden brooch $40Au RRP
available from Corky Saint Clair & TNK
There are only ten of them!

TDK clip x-posted from Holly Fluxx's 2010 blog!


Wooden Camera pendant by Corky. Styled on the classic Olympus Pen series.

We made six of these.
$59Au RRP
Available from Corky Saint Clair

Sunday, November 08, 2009


Nutsu cut out of wood, it just makes sense. I think I made six of these.

$30Au RRP available from Corky Saint Clair


If you are interested in screen printing or typography these four colour tees are pure genius. We have four of them at the shop, one small, two medium and one large. Printed on American Apparel.



Saturday, November 07, 2009


MANIFEST everything you need/want. You have to tell the Universe exactly what you want and the Universe will provide it for you. This charming solid silver charm will provide a classy reminder to yourself to MANIFEST all the things your heart desires.


Rare footage from Corky Saint Clair's one and only fashion show at the Spiegeltent starring super models Annie Last, Javid and Alice


If you love speech making this is beautiful.

PS if you are from the Church of Scientology please don't attack my little craft business, I just dig language. I think Tom Cruise is hot, for reals, i would still tap that shit

Monday, November 02, 2009


New wood jewellery. Cut from some hardwood from NZ. Perfect Kris Kringle present, comes in gift box. $25Au RRP. Available from Corky Saint Clair & Lenko


From burnished and buffed

Stainless Steel Mustache shaped comb perfect for combing your mustache or pretending you have a mustache if you can't grow one




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