Sunday, November 15, 2009
our blog has now been merged onto our new-look website.
you will find it up and live on our home page:
we now also offer advertising space for $30.00 per week on the website...
in.cube8r australia-wide franchises will be available as of feb 2010!!
if you've ever thought, "i'd like a little shop like that" ...
now you can!!
...just plug in and go,
email: email@example.com for info.
Monday, August 17, 2009
SALLY MORRIGAN FROM GEORGIE LOVE
sal, tell us a story :)
sometime in 2004 or 2005, sally morrigan had a dream. not a literal dream mind you, she's not any kind of fancy psychic lady, but a dream none-the-less.
see, sally morrigan was born to shop. preferably online where it was only starting to come in fashion, as retail shops, crowds and over enthusiastic staff terrified her. she shopped online and goddamnit, she shopped CRAFTY. spending all her hard earned dollars from working on a secret project in a chocolate factory (true) and then a secret anti-terrorist project for the government/ASIO (also true, the woman gets around) in handmade stores in the US, the fairly wonderful cut+paste and completely formidable shana logic. ...and it was good.
well, to be truthful, it was good-ish. sally was an impatient and thrifty girl and got frustrated that despite paying the expensive TOPTOPTOP dollar for shipping, her packages would take weeks to arrive. and that made her sad. but not for long. see sally was a reasonably bright girl and a lightbulb flashed above her head. WHAT IF, seriously, WHAT IF there was an Australian site where i could buy ALL AUSTRALIAN HANDMADE GOODNESS and have things arrive in DAYS not weeks. so she got googling and googling and found nothing, not a hint of australian handmade online goodness. she despaired and rejoiced all at once. she held on firm to her idea and told all her crafty friends about it. everyone got excited, but sally was uncertain. while an internet shopping and googling maestro, a programming web nerd she was not. she told her then boyfriend (who is forever known as dickhead dan, but for brevity, we will call him DD in this story), who coincidently WAS a programming web nerd. DD saw the potential of her idea straight away and offered his services to help her build it.
....and it was done. well, eventually. in between their full-time jobs and other social commitments, which at the time was plentiful.
but what to call it. i have to tell you, some of the names suggested by friends were obscene. sally's longest relationship in her life thus far was her dog george. sally, being a woman of many ideas and sometimes secretly naff baby talk, had exactly 2149 nicknames for this goofy dog george. number 1746 was infact "Georgie Love", which to pronounce correctly is *high pitch voice* Geeeeeoooorgeeeee Luv" she loved george and thought everyone else would too. so Georgie Love was born and the website was oddly, and some might say inappropriately, dog themed.
soon after the launch of Georgie Love (April 12, 2006)... no, if I recall correctly it was a fair few months before, Sally Morrigan and DD parted ways and Georgie Love became as it should - a one woman-one dog operation, which has been run out of living rooms in houses all across melbourne and the greater surrounds for going on 3.5 years. it originally had about 8-10 crafty folk, a mix of her real-life friends and people she poached from the rose street artist market. now, a good number of years later, there are 58 different artists on the site, and counting. google tells her that about 1500 different people come and visit every week. sally morrigan still has a 2.5-day-a-week job at a university (not secret), a 9 month old baby and a lovely and fairly odd partner who looks remarkably like jesus. georgie is still counted as her longest relationship ever at 5 and a bit years and counting. they live in a crooked little house in the mountains where they avoid social commitments on saturday nights, which are instead spent in the dark watching movies, drinking nice wine and writing waffling stories about themselves.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Susannah Tucker Photography visit store
Tell us a bit about yourself?
Funnily enough, my name is Susannah and I am a 31 year old self taught photographer.
I am a kiwi living in Melbourne with my husband and two gorgeous little ones; Annabel 3 and Otis 4 months. I am addicted to coffee and chocolate, and feel really alive when the sky is blue and the sun is shining...
...read more on the madeit site and view susannah's work here @ in.cube8r!!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
you may have noticed a slight change in the colour scheme... and the approach... and maybe the bad spelling :0
send me your images, your thoughts, your links!!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Alison can custom produce a certain colour combination simply email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit us at in.cube8r to check out her range.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Lisa Posar range available at in.cube8r
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
The Tobye collection is at in.cube8r and we encourage you to contact Toby direct for commissions of new designs or alterations of existing designs.
Handmade in Melbourne – artist submissions wanted.*....EXTENDED DEADLINE....*MAY 25...YOUR LAST CHANCE!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
48 hours the personal shopper, Herald Sun A2, Saturday April 25, 2008
Featuring cuber: Brent Dakis, Depths of the Never Never
Michi Girl, Tuesday 28th April, 2008 http://www.michigirl.com/
Featuring cuber: Joo Li's Whimsical clay
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
For your chance to win simply become a member of the in.cube8r blog and we will at random (names in a hat kind of random) choose one person who will be able to wear a cloud on their sleeve all year round.
For your chance to win exisiting friends and those who become subscribers until Sunday 10th May will be in the running.
Spread the word, join us and goodluck.
Similar to in.cube8r's vision of promoting and improving awareness of young, independent and emerging fashion in Melbourne Street Fashion is one to watch.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Whimsical clay by Joo Li
Joo Li makes these delicious apple notice board pins perfect for any appetite! Joo Li makes her own putty from PVA glue and talcum powder!!
Amy Mulcahy softies
Now we all love a softie and these Amy Mulhahy' softies are no exception. On Amy's first day at in.cube8r they were so popular one customer snapped up 6....be quick!
(This is the customer with the softies - good choice)
Monday, April 6, 2009
Be sure to visit http://www.otwayforge.tripod.com/
Thursday, March 26, 2009
My main items are scrabble pieces, I make rings, pendants, earrings and my major seller are the scrabble cufflinks!
I love making things that are a little bit quirky and living in Melbourne I certainly get lots of inspiration as everyone who lives here and has there own style! All one has to do is sit in a café in one of many laneways for inspiration!
It was great when I then came across in.cube8r, I placed a few items in my cube and 'wow' what a feeling it was to make my first sale.
Isy is great and I think she has certainly ensured that home crafters can make the next step. Not only that ,.. you don’t have to get up early to set up stalls on the weekend!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Thankyou to all of you who supported and visited the gallery . If you have any suggestions on future events and workshops we would love to hear about them. Email us here
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Handmade Nation's Faythe Levin to visit in.cube8r THIS Sunday March 15th - Join us for champagne and all things Art, Craft, DIY and Design
Keep your eyes peeled for more Stitches and Craft Show finds and don't miss our exciting and not to be missed in.cube8r event presenting Handmade Nation's Faythe Levin at in.cube8r this Sunday March 15th, check out the latest post for more details.