Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Sydney Festival Jan 5-26

The Sydney Festival 2008 will be held between January 5-26.

"For three weeks each January the Festival offers a rich program of around 80 events involving upwards of 500 artists from Australia and abroad covering dance, theatre, music, visual arts, cross media and forums...

Sydney Festival also presents a number of quality, free outdoor events such as the long-running Domain Concerts which attract up to 100,000 people a time. From 2008 the Festival will take to the streets with a new free event entitled Festival First Night, a large-scale celebration of music and performance which will draw up to 200,000 people into in the heart of the city..."


Events listing page:

Anne Wendlandt of Enna

Anne Wendlandt of Enna-online is a designer, craftster and shop owner. Her illustration work and the products she makes is beautiful, colourful, and cute. Her physical store is in Hannover, Germany.

Decor8 interviewed her recently: "She has an etsy store, a DaWanda shop, and a store on her website. In addition to all of this, she creates many things by hand, she's a talented illustrator, and a graphic designer along with a shop owner, so Anne is a busy lady.

What does Anne design? I guess a better question is, what doesn't this girl do? :) She does so much. She crafts earrings out of polymer clay that she then hand paints, she designs postcards, pillows, shirts, hoodies, and onesies for baby, plates, iron-on patches, wrapping paper, softies, marketing materials for her business, her website, the signage on the window of her shop, the list goes on and on. She is inspired by so much, she certainly doesn't want to limit herself to just one thing. .."

Anne Wendlandt interview on Decor8's blog:

Anne Wendlandt interview on etsy 29/11/07:

Enna store's website:

Thread Den - Melbourne

Love the idea of Thread Den in Melbourne.

"Thread Den is a sewing lounge and clothing retail space. Owned and operated by local designers and sewing enthusiasts, we are committed to providing an outlet for locally made and unique clothing...

Thread Den is equipped with sewing machines and overlockers for casual in-store hire. Mend, alter, or re-fashion your clothing; try your hand at making something new; or meet with friends to work on your projects together. There will always be friendly assistance available. For all your special projects, Thread Den have a great range of vintage fabrics and sewing accessories available for sale...

Thread Den aims to become a hub for local emerging designers and fashion enthusiasts..."

Upstairs, 16 Errol Street, North Melbourne, Access via Webbs Lane


akira fabric sale - dec 6-8

Fashion designer akira is having a sample archive fabic sale from 6th - 8th December from 9am - 5pm.

Address: Suite 5 Level 1, 2-12 Foveaux St, Surry Hills.

Source: SMH Nov 29, p19 of the Essential Style section

Akira's website:

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

More Ikea stores in Sydney maybe

In an SMH article, it says that KAustralia's Ikea boss, Kent Nordin "wants Sydney eventually to have four Ikea stores, all bigger than the 25,500 square metres at Rhodes.

The next store will be built in the city's south-east, possibly on the old Tempe tip, on the Princes Highway. The company is also considering areas around St Leonards, in the city's north, and Liverpool, in the south-west..."