Finding Beauty In Everything

A girlfriend of mine once asked where I hide all my ugly stuff. I believe that nothing has to be ugly. I'll keep an eye out for something old, well-made and so considered in its design and material over the quick buy. This applies to hole punches, receipt pins, string holders, tape dispensers and the like.

Not only are you recycling & saving some room in landfill, but you are bringing back the past with well-made, well-designed machinery that continues to be relevant & functional in our digital age. Why not choose a material or colourway that helps you sort through the visual noise and hone in on what you're after. For example, I might choose timber with earthy-toned rust details, but perhaps you're more inclined to look for the shiny thing – just like the bowerbird gathering his blue nest decoration.

Perhaps you might set yourself the task of replacing one of your quick buys, such as a pair of secateurs or a multi-purpose clip, with a more time-worn and history-rich option. That way, you can accumulate your collection slowly, in a treasure hunt-style fashion. For me, the treasure hunt never ends...

FILED 22, Jul 2016

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  • SYDNEY SHOP & STUDIO 3.02 75 Mary Street St Peters NSW 2044
  • 02 9516 5643
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY 10AM-4pm OR BY APPOINTMENT