Artists and Fleas Brooklyn.

Artists and Fleas Williamsburg

Nicole Inspiring Things, Travel

Another awesome market we found on our little US adventure was Artists and Fleas in Williamsburg. Artists and Fleas have two venues in New York, one in Williamsburg Brooklyn and the other in Chelsea under the High line. It’s a fantastic collection of artists, designers, vintage collectors and makers. Every single stall had high quality goods and we took ages to make sure we looked at everything, we didn’t want to miss out on anything! The awesome thing about these markets is there are new sellers every other week so you’re always finding new designers to follow! We loved the screen prints …

Meeting Jennyrose Design.

Jennyrose Design

Nicole Inspiring Things

A few months ago, back in winter, on my regular trips to the Old Bus Depot Market here in Canberra, I was stopped in my tracks by an intriguing dress by Jennyrose Design. The dress didn’t fit my regular style so I was surprised to be drawn to it so strongly. Firstly it was a turtle neck which I’m not a fan of, and secondly although the bottom of the dress is beautifully embroidered the floral pattern isn’t quite me. In saying that for some reason I couldn’t leave the dress alone! The more I held it the more inquisitive I got about it. …

Three Sixty Fashion Market Canberra.

Three Sixty Fashion Market

Nicole Events

I felt my eyes light up and my heart skip a beat when I randomly stumbled across an article about a new market. This niche market is set to launch in November. It’s 100% inline with my fashion values which made me squeeeeee with delight 🙂 Needless to say I jumped on the opportunity. Applied to be a stallholder and got ACCEPTED! YAY! Three Sixty Fashion Market The first market will take place on the 23 November 2014. At the Fitters Workshop, Kingston Foreshore, Canberra. Next door to Old Bus Depot Market. From 10am till 3pm. Free Entry. You’ll find pre-loved or handmade clothing and … proud sponsors of The Maker's Day 2014

The Maker’s Day 2014

Nicole Events, Make it. Fix it. Do it Yourself.

This year we were proud sponsors of The Maker’s Day 2014. This is a market styled event for crafters, designers, artists and well anyone who’s interested in making stuff. In one day you were able to try a whole bunch of mini workshops 🙂 Event Hosts and organiser Mikaela Danvers from Canberra Creatives seriously out did herself in creating a jam-packed day of FUN! FUN! FUN! Here’s a glimpse of some workshops that took place on the 06 September 2014 at the Majura Community Centre, 2 Rosever Pl, Dickson ACT. You could create a personalised artwork with Design is Yay‘s Silhouette art workshop or learn to …

Beautiful day at Fort Greene Flea, Brooklyn.

Fort Greene Flea in Brooklyn

Nicole Travel

Fort Greene Flea in Brooklyn, was one of my favourite markets that Chloe and I visited on our trip to the USA last month. Thinking back on it I can’t quite put my finger on why… Or what made it more special than some of the others we went to, but we had a great time walking through the stalls. We only had a week in New York so we planned our arrival on Friday evening to make the most of the market culture as most markets run on a Saturday and Sunday. Bright eyed and bushy tailed Chloe and I …

Supporting the lil guys - Independent retailers and suppliers.

Supporting the ‘lil guys makes you more organised.

Nicole Random Ramblings

These days it’s so hard to know which brands are conducting their business ethically and sustainably. It feels like there’s not a day that goes by where I’ve unearthed dirty secrets about brands that I’ve previously loved and trusted. Hence I’m on a mission to support the ‘lil guys. This includes all kinds of independent designers and suppliers, wherever we are in the world. Also it’s great to meet the farmer who grew my fruit and veg, the person who made my cosmetics and cleaning products and the designer who made my clothes. When I first arrived in Australia the one …

ACT - Australian Capital Territory

Settling in Down Under

Nicole Random Ramblings

Ok so it’s been a little while since my last post… We said goodbye to Cambodia and have finally landed in Australia! The last few weeks have been quite a whirlwind of an adventure, packed with all the fun that comes with figuring out the ins and outs of settling in a new country – the list has been endless but the process has been fairly straight forward. As we roll into week 4, I’m happy how everything is falling into place. Canberra is not at all what I pictured. The landscape is absolutely beautiful, there are miles and miles of …

Sewing Machine in Tuk Tuk

Shopping for a Sewing Machine in Phnom Penh

Nicole Travel

Shopping for a sewing machine in Phnom Penh was quite the experience! From entering the street lined with thousands of machines on either side, it became very apparent rather quickly that we needed to know where to go as browsing is not an option purely for the fact that  it would take FOREVER. I’m learning fast that is the way for any kind of shopping in the markets. As my friend haggled her way with the shop owner we quickly found what we were looking for and that’s when the magic started. In less than 30 minutes the machine was …

Rain clouds over Siem Reap

Water and Earth Boutique in Siem Reap Night Market

Nicole Travel

Wandering through the night market of Siem Reap, we stumbled on a stall called Water and Earth, a boutique that supports disadvantaged Khmer artisans who are skilled in stone and wood carving as well as weaving.   Whilst browsing through their beautiful hand-woven kramas (traditional Cambodian scarves) we heard the sound of a storm rolling in… Realising we weren’t going anywhere anytime soon I continued to look through their lovely stock. A rail of clothing caught my eye. I loved that each top was different from the fit to the finishing. After trying on every top on the rail, I decided to …

More fabric in Orrusey Market

Orrusey Market in Phonm Penh

Nicole Travel

Orrusey Market, is possibly the biggest market in Phonm Penh, and is mostly frequented by locals. You can get virtually anything you want from fresh food, household goods to electronics! The market is situated in a big square building, on Street 182, Orussei 1 Commune, Prampi Makara, Phnom Penh and is open Mon – Sun 7:00 am – 5:00 pm. It’s enormous inside and not that easy to navigate. It’s got three floors and every inch is occupied by stalls. On the ground floor  you’ll find food in all all shapes and forms, kitchen supplies, tools, garden tools, and electronics.  The first and …