The ever popular and coveted Finders Keepers Market in Melbourne has wrapped up until next time, and it also marks the last of the Autumn/Winter markets for 2015.


If you didn’t get a chance to make it, Spring and Summer is just around the corner, and that means The Finders Keepers Market will be back in full force at the same Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne locations we’re all now very familiar with!


The Melbourne Finders Keepers Winter Market was it’s biggest one yet! Melbournites were treated to three massive days of shopping, food and entertainment with over 220 design stalls, many manned by the creators of all the stunning and quality wares they were selling and exhibiting. The selection of quality goods was endless – with everything from handmade jewellery, clothing, kids toys, stationary, art, beauty and textiles on sale to snap up or buy for a loved one.


The beauty about the Finders Keepers Market is that it’s the only market of its kind in Australia where talented vocalists and musicians perform with their band and some of the best food trucks and stalls travel from allover to tantalise everyone’s tastebuds as they shop up a storm and explore the best of Australia’s local talent.


Here’s the dates for the Spring/Summer markets PUT THEM IN YOUR DIARY!!

Melbourne: (Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Road, Carlton)

Friday 2nd October

Saturday 3rd October

Sunday 4th October

Brisbane: (The Old Museum, Cnr Bowen Bridge Road and Gregory Terrace, Herston)

Saturday 7th November

Sunday 8th November


Sydney: (The Australian Technology Park, Locomotive Workshop – Henderson Street, Eveleigh)

Friday 11th December

Saturday 12th December

Sunday 13th December


Entry Fee: $2 and children are 12 are FREE

For more information, visit the Finders Keepers Markets



Calling all Sydney and Melbourne shoppers to the exciting news!! Finders Keepers Markets will now be running for 3 DAYS in Sydney and Melbourne. The market will now be open on SUNDAY! This means 3 DAYS of trading for the amazing independent designers from fashion, art, jewellery and much more. Joined by creative workshops, live music and food trucks the markets feature over 150 stores from local makers to other talented individuals from all around Australia.

The popular markets are growing every year, now with an extra day for your enjoyment. There is always something for everyone at the Finders Keepers Markets and we can’t wait to see what amazing creativity they will offer with one extra day!

We are just as excited as you!

NEW DATES! (put them in your diary now!)

Melbourne (Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Road Carlton)

Autumn/Winter 2015: Friday Evening 17th, Saturday 18th, and Sunday 19th July

Spring/Summer 2015: Friday Evening 2nd, Saturday 3rd, and Sunday 4th October

Brisbane (Old Museum*)

Autumn/Winter 2015: Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July

Spring/Summer 2015: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November

Sydney (Australia Technology Park)

Autumn/Winter 2015: Friday Evening 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May

Spring/Summer 2015: Friday Evening 11th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December

*Brisbane will remain the same running Saturday’s & Sunday’s

Entry Fee: $2 entry fee and children under 12 FREE!

For more information, visit the Finders Keepers Markets website: http://www.thefinderskeepers.com

alek&luka takes on the world!

October 20th, 2014

logoalek&luka takes on the world!

alek&luka is an Australian brand with the most adorable children’s bedding and bedroom accessories. Parents and mums to be are raving about the beautifully designed baby blankets, quilts and bedroom accessories.

The up and coming label has been super busy and were recently featured in Temple & Webster, Kids British Vogue, Babyology & Mother & Baby just to name a few! They also showcased their luxe products at their first consumer Baby & Toddler show in September.

alek&luka wishes to transform every child’s room into their own private sanctuary, complete with premium quality products that are impeccably made to grow with them.


alek & luka is stocked nationally and internationally in exclusive boutique retail stores and online at www.alekandluka.com

Attention Melbournites: the Finders Keepers Markets are on next weekend!

Calling all designers, artists and foodies of all ages! The Finders Keepers Markets are back at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, Melbourne next Friday and Saturday! This year there will be over 220 stalls from some of Australia’s most talented artists and designers and we can’t wait to see what amazing creativity they have to offer!

Vintage lovers will adore the vintage emporium found at the markets next weekend and with creative workshops, a fresh line up of live music and a delicious selection of food trucks, there will be something for everybody at the Finders Keepers markets in Carlton!

We’ve picked out a bunch of our favourite designers that will be there next weekend:

Cup of Curiosity

A fresh face to the Melbourne markets, this gorgeous collection of silver jewellery is handmade by founder Xi, and embraces a curious range of natural minerals, insect specimens and all things intriguing.

Rings from Curiosity Collection

To view the full collection, visit www.cupofcuriosity.com

Jim and Jam

Melbourne-based fashion and print designer Amanda Seely introduces her beautiful collection of sleepwear, drawing inspiration from Picasso to tropical fruit. As a debut stall, the vibrant colours and timeless pieces of Jim and Jam are definitely one not to miss!


You can view the full collection here: http://www.jimandjam.com

ONE DAY someday

A beautiful and unique homewares collection, ONE DAY someday home decor are designed by friends Jodie and Renae who have a passion for creating beautiful things. We absolutely love their stunning selection of cushions and kitchenware!


Follow their page for a closer look at their collection at www.facebook.com/1daysomeday

Ask Alice

Ask Alice is a quaint, eco-friendly stationery collection, featuring locally made and fair trade stationery carefully designed by creative Sass Cocker in her sunny Melbourne studio. From journals and craft kits, to greeting cards and stamp sets, Ask Alice promises to provide you with something lovely to gift or keep.


See more of the collection at http://www.askalicestationery.com

Event Details

When: Friday Evening 6pm-10pm 17th October, 2014 and Saturday 10am-5pm 18th October 2014

Where: Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Road Carlton

Cost: $2 general admission, Children under 12 are free!

For more information, visit the Finders Keepers Markets website here: http://www.thefinderskeepers.com

‘Get The Look’ from the 2014 TV Week Logie Awards using Showpony Hair Extensions!

From old Hollywood glamour up-dos, to elegant Rapunzel styles- there have been a broad range of hair looks to hit the red carpet at the 2014 TV week Logie Awards.

Featured below are our top five favourite styles of the night, worn by some of the industry’s biggest stars!

All of these looks can be easily achieved by using Showpony Hair extensions.

1. Farmer wants a wife host, Natalie Gruzlewski stole the show with her loosely curled, long luscious hair which complements her elegant style beautifully! This hairstyle can be achieved at home by adding clip in Showpony extensions. This will give extra length to the hair and whilst enhancing its volume!


2. Natalie Bassingthwaighte places elegant Hollywood glamour at the forefront of her style with soft wavy hair slicked and gathered to one side. Use Showpony Hair Extensions to create this wavy multi layered elegant style.


3. Laura Dundovic proves a simple pony tail can make a bold statement. With a few loose curls shaping the face this hairstyle is sure to turn heads.Use Showpony Clip in Ponytail to give the ponytail length and volume.


4. Jennifer Hawkins opted for a texturised natural look. Copy Jen’s look by using Showpony Tape or Clip In Hair Extensions.


5. Carrie Bickmore’s hairstyle complements her chic look with full bodied waves and a sweeping side fringed. To rock her look use Showpony Clip In Hair Extensions. This will add length and volume to the hair making to side perfectly below the shoulder.


The Launch of ‘Markets in May’

Thursday May 1, 2014 marks the exciting launch of ‘Markets in May,’ a month long celebration honoring the importance of markets in our community!

The initiave which is being driven by The Local Market Guide  (www.localmarketguide.com.au) an online directory dedicated to showcasing the sensational markets surrounding our city, has been encouraging market operators to organise activities and programs such as farmer and artisan discussions, cooking demos, art exhibitions, sustainability workshops, market tours, performances and free children’s activities, alongside their regular markets.

To launch ‘Markets in May’ – The Local Market Guide is creating a free pop up market in the heart of the CBD May 1 in Martin Place at 12 midday May.

The event will feature the best of handpicked traders in quality food produce and lifestyle products from various local markets. It is a chance for the busy CBD audience to take a break and enjoy gourmet treats while interacting with the local artisans that produced them! It will also feature market style entertainment and alfresco dining!

This week we reached out to the media about the event by hand delivering these beautiful gift baskets with samples of the locally produced goods by said farmers and artisans involved in the launch (see below). Suffice to say, the goodie bags have been extremely well received!

Our sampling market gift basket!

While the free market day is a sampling event only, we hope that it encourages the public to support and seek out various markets around our city while simultaneously aligning local markets to promote their value to both shoppers and the community.

Want a sneak peak!?

Here are some of our confirmed stallholders:


  • Products range from fruit and coconut pudding (gluten and dairy free) to multiple award winning dips and pesto, to dipping crisp breads.

Brassiere Breads

  • Artisan bread, cakes, pastries. Famous for their starter sourdough bread

Brilliant Food

  • Producer of the finest Australian smoked seafood.


  • Handmade desserts using locally sourced ingredients.

Go-go health

  • Tasty, healthy, gluten free food; also free of refined sugars preservatives or additives.

Gwydir Grove

  • Premium Australian olive and olive oil products.

Inside Out Nutritious Goods

  • Producer of 100 percent natural pressurized almond milk; free from artificial colors, flavors, cholesterol, and preservatives, and gluten. Vegan friendly.

Keys to Fine Food

  • Gourmet spice mixes that are meticulously blended, ground and vacuum-sealed.

Maggie Mckeevers

  • Freshly prepared handmade food. Ready-made food without additives or preservatives.

Pepe Saya

  • Producer of Australian Cultured Butter that uses only best local ingredients.

Tarlart Thai

  • Popular and authentic ready to go sauces, soups, and curries made from local ingredients


  • Sydney based loose leaf tea company. Known for their tea flavor experimentation.

We hope to see you there!

Showpony Hair Extensions Steal the limelight at MBFWA 2014!

Fashion week continues in Sydney at MBFWA and once again Showpony Hair Extensions were a huge success! Showpony Professional were involved in 5 different shows! See backstage and runway shots as well as How to’s below.

Show #1: Gail Sorronda

The amazing hair director Jon Pulitano created mermaid like luscious waves using Showpony Hair Extensions for the Gail Sorronda show to compliment the dark romantic collections that were showcased. See how he created the little mermaid inspired look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS-dwFUf1eE



1. Prep the hair with Redken pillow proof express primer then saturate the hair with Redken rootful and blow dry inwards to the back of the head keeping the sides sleek to the head.
Once hair is dry take a section from the top about five inches wide back comb form the crown to the from leaving the front hairline out, then spray pillow proof 2 day extender into the back combed area once brushed out to give longevity and helps maintain height.

2. Then using fashion work 12 spray the sides liberally and use a hair dryer to set the sides flat and going in a backward direction. Once set secure with a clip. To create water inspired wave at the back of the hair, take fine random sections and plait the hair leaving the ends out.

3. Spray the braids with iron silk and the iron to set. Take the braids out and apply Redken smooth lock heat glide throughout the entire back area this will give a separated texture. Finish the look with Redken forceful 23 hairspray.

Show # 2:  Ginger & Smart

The amazing Richard Kavanagh created a low-slung ponytail – that showed off the polished and effortless signature look for Ginger & Smart. Watch the how to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmOQQ33NhZ4



1. Start by blow-drying the hair with diamond oil and new pillow proof primer to give hair lustre and softness. Rootful around the parting and hairline before blow-drying helps control the shape.

2. A centre part with little height at the crown is created by distributing the hair back from the high point of the head and a narrow profile at the nape makes it feel new, cool and easy.

3. Cover the elastic with a strap of hair from the pony and secure it with forceful hairspray.

Show # 3: We are Handsome

We Are Handsome’s edgy yet summery swimwear collection were styled with two variations of a structured faux hawk. Created by Hair Director Garreth Lenagh.



1. Start by prepping the hair with KMS hair Play Sea Salt Spray and KMS Add Volume Styling foam. Blow dry side sections away from the face. Blow dry top crown section with a medium round brush, straight up from the head.

2. Take a side parting from above the temples, where the head starts to curve, around to the crown, repeat on the other side. Clip away this section. Make a verticle parting from the middle of the crown down to the nape creating two equal sections. Apply 1 pump of Tame Frizz smoothing lotion to mid lengths and ends. French braid your first section, one inch from the part and secure at nape with clear elastics, repeat on the other side.

3. Clip in extensions between the braids, measure wefts to sit in between 2 french braids. Apply small amount of glue to the top of the weft place in between braids and set with cool air. Continue up the head leaving 1cm sections between wefts.

4. Release top section, lightly tease hair at the roots starting at the crown section and working forward. Lightly brush the top section to conceal teasing. Secure shape using KMS free shape 2 in 1. Mist the hair with dry touch up to create polish.

Show 4: Jayson Brunsdon:

Jason Brunsdon’s collection inspired by the midnight beach culture of RIO was complimented with a sexy wet hair look created by hair director Richard Kavanagh using Showpony Hair extensions. Backstage at Jason Brunsdon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-ba_OPWmJM&feature=youtu.be



1. Starting with Diamond oil to prepare and soften the hair we then mist the hair with clear moisture instant polishing prep and layer rootful and guts onto the hair before drying with a diffuser.

2. For extra lustre before the girls walk, spary hair wih Shine Flash.

Show #5: Betty Tran

A quirky crimp pulled together into an elegant bun at Betty Tran by hair director Jon Pulitano using Showpony Hair Extensions


Here at Publissimo, we absolutely adored the hairstyles created by using Showpony Hair Extensions and loved being part of both Melbourne & Sydney fashion week. www.showponyaus.com.au


Well it’s that time of year again! The Finders Keepers Indie Art & Design Markets are out in full force and colouring the streets of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane during the months of June and July! Whether you’re a foodie, art lover or just love a relaxing chilled out vibe then the markets have something on offer for you and the whole family!

The markets are a $2 entry fee for all guests – Children under 12 are free!



This year, the Sydney markets are introducing all new events including Farmers Lane, Food Trucks, Vintage Emporium, new and exciting workshops and over 150 design and art stalls from local designers and talented folk from all around Australia.

Each market has a unique line-up, with new debut stalls featured at every event, as well as a fresh new line up of live music.

This market will be held at the Australian Technology Park Exhibition Hall, Locomotive Street, Eveleigh and will run on Friday 6th June from 6pm-10pm & Saturday 7th June 10am-5pm.



Opposed to former years the Melbourne Finders Keepers Market have increased in size and now feature over 220 design and art stalls from local designers. Held at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton these unique markets are jam packed with talented folk from all around Australia!

Each market has a uniquely curated line-up, with new debut stalls featured every event, a Vintage emporium as well as a fresh new line up of live music.

This year the markets introduce the all new ‘Farmers Lane’ along with a new food and produce section!

This market event will run on Friday 25th July from 6pm-10pm & Saturday 26th July from 10am-5pm.



The Brisbane markets bring together both local designers and creative folk from all around Australia and features over 85 design and art stalls! The beautiful garden grounds plays host to live music, bar, coffee & food stalls.

This market event will be held at The Old Museum Cnr Bowen Bridge Road & Gregory Terrace, Herston, on Saturday 5th July & Sunday 6th July from 10am-4pm.

Show Pony Hair Extensions takes VAMFF by storm

Showpony Professional were the official hair extensions supplier at Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2014 and have been for the last 5 years. Hair extensions were a huge hit in this years show and are the next big thing in the fashion world! Two of Australiaʼs most talented and influential hair stylists Brad Ngata & Caterina Di Biase used Showpony tape extensions, clip in extensions and clip in ponytails throughout 7 different catwalk shows.

Runway 7 – Shop Till you drop:
The Shop Till you drop look was twisted hair pulled to the side with glamorous waves and fab braids!


Runway 6 – Harpers Bazaar:
Harpers Bazaar had a gorgeous wet/dry textured look pulled back into messy bun


Runway 5 – Cosmo:
The look for cosmo was a three dimensional ponytail with a sleek mohawk style at the front and a sleek, long ponytail created using Showpony Hair Extensions.


Runway 4 – Elle Magazine:
Elle showcased gorgeous, sleek waves with a deep side part creating a fresh, natural look


Runway 3 – Frankie:
Frankie tied the knot (literally) with a modern twist & a clip in ponytail sprayed with coloured hairspray for a dramatic, stand-out look!

1. Apply L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Milk to towel dried hair for nourishment and to enhance a natural healthy shine. Blow dry in and then iron the hair straight. Create a clean centre part.
2. Using a fine tooth comb, back comb the roots in two small sections above each ear. Smooth and pull the lengths back and secure with a hair tie just above the nape. Make sure the ears are covered. If your client has short hair, add a hair extension to the ponytail for extra length.
3. Spray the hair with L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Crystal Gloss for a shine boost. Tie the ponytail into a knot and secure with bobby pins.
4. Spray hair with L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium Hairspray to hold style in place and inject some colour into your lengths by applying L’Oréal Professionnel HairChalkapproximately half way down the ponytail or use a coloured spray. The colour is up to you!


We LOVE the way Showpony Hair Extensions were showcased to create the different hairstyles for the 7 runway shows.

Stay tuned to see more of Showpony Hair Extensions in the upcoming Mercedes Benz fashion show in Sydney next week!


Runway 2 – Instyle:
Instyle went sleek and Straight. Hair pulled back with gel to achieve a slick wet look


Runway 1 – Miss Vogue:
Miss Vogue styled the minimal ponytail. A clean graphic deep side part with high sheen detail giving the hair freshness and complimenting the striking makeup.


We Love the way Showpony Hair Extensions were used to showcase the different hairstyles on the runway!

Stay tuned for more of Showpony Hair Extensions at Mercedes Benz fashion week in Sydney next week.


Showpony at VAMFF – Camilla Grand Showcase


Last week Publissimo were lucky enough to attend VAMFF on behalf of our client Showpony Hair Extensions. Showpony were the official hair extension supplier for the festival and have been for the last 5 years. This year was the biggest supply yet, with the Camilla show alone using a minimum of 15kg of hair.

The highlight of the festival was definatley the Camilla stand alone show on 19th March.

The Camilla show titled ‘And God Created Woman’ was all about women being warriors, it had a very tribal energy and feel.

Hair Director Brad Ngata created the look with dreadlocks, extended plaits and basket weaving to create drama and bring an element of wonder.


How To:

1. Add texture to the hair with a sea salt

2. Add pre-done dreadlocks, extended plaits and basket weaving to create drama.

3. Multi- textural, primal colours, extended length will dramatise the hair and bring an element of wonder.


Fun Fact:

A total of 15kg of Showpony hair extensions were used for the plait extensions, dreadlocks and weaving that was added to the models hair.


HORIZON Sollis Jewellery

March 17th, 2014

Introducing HORIZION the beautiful A/W collection by Sollis Jewellery


We are excited to announce that Eleanor Ford, designer of Sollis Jewellery has introduced a stunning new, earth inspired range called Horizon. This exquisite collection mixes the magical colours of a blushing sky, midnight blues and earthy olive bronze and grey tones to produce an assortment of timeless unique pieces.

Each piece is designed and carefully handcrafted using a mixture of natural semi-precious and man-made materials. Mixed with a sparkle of Swarovski crystal these intricate patterns are woven with viscose cord and a combination of gold and black oxy chain.

Reflecting her traditional style and philosophy, Eleanor incorporates new, chic designs with the elegant double cuff arm piece and the deco horizon statement necklace. These timeless pieces complement your inner goddess and are perfect for any special occasion!


Prices range from $66 (earrings) – $462 (Necklaces)

To purchase pieces from this amazing new collection, please visit the SOLLIS website.


March 13th, 2014

Showpony Training Day with Award Winning Hairstylist Caterina Di Biase!


(Live on stage with the talented Caterina Di Biase)

On Monday 3rd of March local hairdressers and bloggers alike came together for an exciting one- day training workshop to further their knowledge and gain invaluable insight on how to become a master of Showpony’s permanent and clip in hair extensions!

In a quaint little studio tucked away in the suburb of Chippendale guests were led by one of Australia’s most talented and influential hairstylists Caterina Di Biase. Luminary and winner of Australian Hairdresser of the year graced the stage to demonstrate various fresh and unique hairstyles which can be achieved with Showpony Hair Extensions.


(Caterina demonstrating her tricks of the trade)

The day kicked off at 10 am and was broken up into two half day sessions. The first session focused on Permanent Hair extensions and covered highlighting and colour work, fringes, filling in gaps, upselling and extension removal. The second focused on clip in extensions and covered tips on creating fabulous up styles, ideal for a night out on the town! In addition, this session included formulating the perfect ponytail and dealt with aspects of up selling.


(Before and After shot)

Guests who attended the event came away with full product knowledge along with a fresh outlook on how to create fabulous unique looks which will set them apart from the rest in this booming and rapidly evolving business category!

The event was such a success that Showpony and Caterina have announced with great pleasure that they will be touring the educational day throughout all states! Tickets for this must see event are now on sale and can be purchased by calling 1800 233 386. www.showponyaus.com.au

The New Punjab Trading Co Launches ‘The Folk Collection’

The dynamic and edgy brand The New Punjab Trading Co. has released a new line of bright and brilliant folk-style cushions. Each cushion has been hand sewn and machine embroidered in Rajasthan, India, and are filled with 100% Indian cotton.

‘The Folk Collection’ is the perfect addition to brighten up any bedroom, living room or study space, giving an authentic Indian aesthetic to any modern home.

‘The Folk Collection’ cushions are priced at $49.95 each, and are available at www.thenewpunjab.com


Showpony get the look: ponytail

December 11th, 2013

Get the look: Runway ready ponytail with Showpony Professional Hair Extensions

Long, full and luscious ponytails are always found on runways, and styled by celebrities as they are a chic and easy to wear do, that stays in place all day!


Showpony Hair Extensions can be used to create these gorgeous looks, as they help to create fuller and longer looking hair, while maintaining a natural look and feel.

Get the look:

  1. Make a ponytail with your own hair using a hair elastic.
  2. Secure the Showpony  ponytail comb into the top of your own ponytail.
  3. Once the comb is secured underneath your hair elastic , wrap the smaller section around your ponytail and secure with a bobby pin.
  4. You can then style the length of your hair as you wish.

Clip in 18" ponytail wrap, POA

It is also important to take care of your Showpony hair extensions, to ensure they last, and are kept looking new. To do this, you can use the Showpony Hair Extension Care Pack, which includes Showpony Hair Extensions Care range to maintain and take care of your Showpony Hair Extensions.


Showpony Hair Extension Care Pack, POA

For more information, head to http://www.showponyaus.com.au

Sollis Christmas Event

December 11th, 2013

Sollis x Athinaeum VIP Christmas Event


The Sollis x Athinaeum pop up store is holding a VIP Christmas shopping event on Thursday the 12th December from 6-9pm.

There will be a wide selection of beautiful, high quality jewellery and bags from these highly coveted Australian brands available on the night.

Sollis jewellery will be offering a discount of 20-25%, and Athinaeum a 15-20% discount for the one night only event. This slice of accessory heaven is the perfect one stop shop for Christmas shopping for the lovely ladies in your life!

This event a great destination for drinks and some festive shopping!



To view the collections, head to: http://sollisjewellery.com OR http://www.athinaeum.com

Located at: 125 King Street, Newtown, NSW.

Finders Keepers Markets Sydney: Top Picks

The Finders Keepers Markets are happening at the Australian Technology Park in Eveleigh, this Friday 6th December, and Saturday 7th December. The Sydney markets features both local designers and creative folk from all around Australia, and here are some of our favourites!

Niharika Hukku

Niharika Hukku is a Sydney based ceramic artist, who designs and makes gorgeous ceramic pieces, decorated with hand painted illustrations of what is beautiful and whimsical in the artists world. This ‘Sketch book’ series consists of a range of vessels, food safe table ware and handmade jewellery. See http://niharikahukku.com for the full collection.


Geometric Skies

Inspired by geometry, symmetry and asymmetry, this beautifully edgy collection of jewellery is designed for chic and eclectic women, with a flair for fashion. You can find out more here www.geometricskies.etsy.com.



Oktoberdee has developed a unique approach to the designs and aesthetics of their accessories range. This Melbourne based brand is known for their interesting fusion of functionality and style, using leather and fabric materials to create beautiful bags, wallets and other accessories. You can view the full collection here www.oktoberdee.com.au.



Family is a Sydney based clothing label, defined by strong, modern and conceptual aesthetics. We love their unique and interesting statement pieces. You can view the full collection here www.bythefamily.com.


Homeworks Design Store

This retro brand of home wares incorporates interesting fabrics, both new and old, with modern ware designs. These distinctive pieces add a contemporary punch to any room. View the full collection here www.homeworksdesignstore.com.


Event Details

When: Friday 6th December 6pm-10pm, and Saturday 7th December 10am-5pm
Where: The Australian Technology Park, Exhibition Hall, Locomotive Street, Eveleigh
How Much: $2 entry, children under 12 are free!

For more information, head to the Finders Keepers Markets website here: http://www.thefinderskeepers.com

Publissimo Christmas Gift Guide 2013


Our picks for women’s gifts this Christmas feature the beautiful statement jewellery from Sollis jewellery, bright coloured wares from The New Punjab Trading Co., gorgeous beach bags from Ballina and delicious leather wallets from Oktoberdee accessories.





Our men’s pick includes the leathery goodness of Sisken Accessories. Spoil your dad, brother, boyfriend or best friend with his new favourite wallet.


SiSken Fez wallet $79 rrp Www.sisken.com.au


Our kids choices include the bright leather Ipad wallets from Sisken Accessories and the beautiful handmade cushions from The New Punjab Trading Co. to brighten up the bedroom.



Our gorgeous beauty selections are from De Lorenzo Haircare, EmerginC, Showpony Hair Extensions, and O Cosmetics.

Spoil mum with the O Cosmedics travel bag and a selection of their popular products. For the seasoned traveller try the EmerginC travel kit with a selection of travel sized products along with a toiletries bag. For the woman who has everything the De Lorenzo Prescriptive Solutions kit is perfect. Or for the adventurous type try the Showpony clip in highlights available in a range of bright colours including hot pink.



If shopping online is not your thing, check out the Sollis & Athinaeum pop up shop open on 125 King Street Newtown until Sunday 5th January. There will be a VIP xmas shopping night with 15-20% off Athinaeum bags and 20-50% off Sollis pieces. www.sollisjewellery.com


For handmade goods by independent designers head to the Sydney Finders Keepers Markets on Friday 6th & Saturday 7th December at Australian Technology Park. Lots of cool things to buy for Xmas. www.thefinderskeepers.com


Finders Keepers Markets Brisbane: Top Picks

The Finders Keepers Independent Art & Design Markets is returning to Brisbane for its biannual event this weekend, on Saturday 16th November at the renowned Old Museum in Herston.

The designer list has been released, and I’ve put together a favourites list that are a must for this weekend.

Sirens Swimwear

These vintage style swimming costumes are inspired by the elegance of 50’s and 60’s. These styles are beautifully flattering on all figures, giving a modest, comfortable and elegant look. With the weather heating up, why indulge in one of these delightful styles. You can also check out the full range here: http://www.sirensswimwear.com.au

Rabbit & the Duck

This cute as a button collection features a range of handmade wares and stationary, with a selection of cushions, cases, purses, bunting flags and greeting cards. The bright colours and interesting patterns of these wares make for adorable and quirky gifts for yourself or a loved one for the coming Christmas season. You can check out their website here: http://store.rabbitandtheduck.com


Miss Wee Jewellery

This collection features a selection of gorgeous minimalistic clever designs, with interesting concepts and clean lines which are all handmade, giving each piece an organic, unique finish. Miss Wee’s most recent ‘Industrial Framework’ will be featured at the Finders Keepers Markets, Brisbane this weekend! You can visit her website here: http://www.misswee.com.au/index.php


Loose Leaf Paper Stationary

This range of collectables has an artisan aesthetic that is beautifully detailed. All products are made handmade bringing together the interesting combination of paper, textures and found materials, to create limited edition and unique stationary and jewellery pieces. You can visit their website here: http://looseleafpaper.bigcartel.com


Chocolate Brownie Handcrafted Leather Goods

Chocolate brownie is a collection leather goods, including a selection of wallets, messenger bags, totes, clutches all deliciously created by hand. The timeless pieces created by chocolate brownie promote durability, functionality and traditional craft. You can view the full range here: http://www.chocolatebrownie.com.au


The Finders Keepers Markets are a great location to grab some great high quality goodies and gifts for loved ones this Christmas. You’re sure to discover some unique finds and some great prices.


When: Saturday 16th November 10am-4pm, Sunday 17th November 10am-4pm
Where: The Old Museum, Corner Bowen Bridge Rd & Gregory Terrace, Herston
How much: $2 entry, children under 12 free entry


Sollis x Athinaeum Pop-up Store Launch

To celebrate the launch of their new collections, two Australian brands Sollis and Athinaeum have teamed up for a pop up shop like no other.

For a limited time only, customers will have the chance to purchase these exclusive accessories in a one- stop shop. Sollis Jewellery is one of the most exciting brands to emerge in recent years; the new collection ‘GEO’ is a blend of kaleidoscopic patterns, textures and materials. Thread is combined with beads and stones to create gorgeous necklaces, bangles and earrings.


Athinaeum is a luxe collection of one of a kind handbag, satchels, backpacks and leather trimmed woven accessories in geometric and Aztec prints.

Also premiering at the Pop Up shop will be Athinaeum’s new collection called ‘Elysium’ featuring an array of captivating geometric and floral brocades trimmed with genuine leather in everyday high fashion silhouettes.


Teaming Sollis jewellery with Athinaeum’s accessories, the pop up shop is bound to be a successful fore into celebrating independent Australian designs. The pop up shop is also a perfect mecca for all your Christmas gifts this season.

This pop-up store will be launching at 125 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, on the 7th November, and Sollis will be offering 20% off for one day only! The store will remain open till the 5th January.

Visit: www.sollisjewellery.com / www.athinaeum.com to view the full collections.

Bringing eclectic India to your home

The New Punjab Trading Company is a label designed by Cheri Flewell Smith that embodies the eclecticism of modern India. All wares are designed and manufactured in India and make a beautifully unique edition to any home.

The Jaunt to Jaipur collection is a limited edition range of patched leather cushions featuring an over printed pattern in two unique designs. These gorgeous, luxurious wares can instantly update a room. RRP $99.95.


The Desi Sunrise cushion has a bright and exotic design, and is inspired by the ‘Indian sunrise’. These cushions are made from 100% Indian cotton, giving a natural and comforting feel. The colour scheme used is proven to emotionally trigger feelings of optimism and comfort. RRP $79.95.


The Neon Gypsy collection features bright geometric patterned cushions that capture ones attention, and inject life and a touch of Orient into the modern home. This collection is a staple item to revitalize a room, and remain on trend. RRP $129.95


The Roti Rug is a roll-up and go anywhere rug, just as Indians have done for hundreds of years. The Roti Rug illuminates the heritage and history of India and promotes the symbolism and creativity of the weaver. Its traditional and exotic feel comes from high quality jute and Indian cotton. This rug is a perfect feature for an entranceway, or to brighten up a study room. RRP $495.00


To view the full collection, head to: www.thenewpunjab.com

De Lorenzo Granite Hairspray

October 9th, 2013

An Unlikely Recipe for Hair

De Lorenzo Granite Super Hold Hairspray

Australian hair care brand De Lorenzo has recently launched their ‘Granite’ Super Hold Hair Spray, a non-aerosol finemist hairspray.  The non-aerosol form delivers an instant, firm, anti-humidity hold allowing for more structured control when styling. It also acts as an ideal finishing product as it imbues hair with shine and luminosity. Unlike aerosol cans, the non-aerosol applicator emits less product, therefore ensuring the product will last longer.


The advantage of the ‘Granite’ spray lies within its ingredients. With cinnamon oil, fig essence and basil extract, this spray utilises an unlikely combination to create a styling essential. Natural Rock Crystals are the key ingredient, as they provide texture and shine are sought and then ground together to obtain rock crystal powder. Castor oil is then used to help distribute the strong holding agents while increasing shine.

As is true of all De Lorenzo products, the ‘Granite’ spray is cruelty-free, made of organic and fair trade ingredients and is 100% Australian made and owned.

RRP $16.99 / Stockist 1800 800 347 / www.delorenzo.com.au