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Renee Ruin: blog about fetish and grunge culture

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By Marie Larkin in Cool Websites on Monday 25 July 2011

I really, really love this blog. Renee Ruin covers art, fashion, trends, with an emphasis on tattoo, fetish and grunge culture and she digs up the most amazing stuff. Ruin seems to like the same artists I do, including the seriously talented Brian M. Viveros.

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ALAS: a sleepwear label by Betony and Kelly

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By Marie Larkin in New Fashion on Friday 24 June 2011

ALAS is a sleepwear label from two clever lasses Betony and Kelly. Mindful of our precious environment their philosohy is rather zen and based on sustainability. Their gorgeous pajamas are 100 percent organic cotton and are fair trade accredited, too.

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Amigurumi: the Japanese art of knitting stuffed animals

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By Marie Larkin in New Art on Thursday 23 June 2011

It seems that the more apps we can load into our iPhones, the more tech savvy we become, the more many of us are returning to the handmade. Blogs and websites such as Meet Me At Mikes abound for the new generation aficionados of knitting, felting, and crochet.

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Australian artist RubyMay Scanlon

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By Marie Larkin in New Art on Thursday 23 June 2011

A friend introduced me to the art of RubyMay Scanlon. She’s a young Australian artist combining a great sense of design with a nice handling of mixed media and some quirky ideas. Her work is well layered, without being overworked. One to keep your eye on.

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High tech Yoyos by C3yoyodesign

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By Marie Larkin in New Products on Thursday 23 June 2011

C3yoyodesign makes a range of ‘high tech’ Yoyos. Not just your average plastic Yoyo; and there’s not just your average primary school kid here using it. Must be how GoGo Yubari learned her stuff!

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Shiver Like Timber (The Great Escape of Houdini and Me)

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By Marie Larkin in New Music on Wednesday 22 June 2011

A friend sent me this video link. It’s not terribly recent, but I love the quirky animation style of the video clip. The singer is a lovely mix of CocoRosie and Lisa Mitchell (two of my faves). It’s lovely.

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Wooden Sunglasses by Waiting for the Sun

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By Marie Larkin in New Products on Wednesday 22 June 2011

These are the coolest thing ever! French label, Waiting for the Sun, makes a range of ubersmart shades from wood. There are heaps of styles to choose from. Very Grace Kelly and French Riviera. I can just imagine wearing them with a scarf around my head and the top down on my convertible as I […]

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