Pop Up Scroll is a welcome addition to the Gertrude end of Smith Street. Scrolls with a brioche/croissant base, baked on premises, in seriously gorgeous flavours. Great coffee (Coffee Supreme beans and a sexy La Marzocco machine), friendly service and sweet retro style fitout. Julian and Tammy plan on being here until April/May, then moving to more permanent premises nearby. Find them at 86 Smith St Fitzroy. Visit their website and Instagram for more info.
The peeps at Sticky Fingers Apparel had a launch on Saturday 25th October. If you weren’t there, you really missed out. Tees, singlets and artwork by Phoenix, Precious Little, Sitt, Marian Machismo, Barek, Dubse, Philb, Malarkey, Calm and Lifetime. Merch is also available at their online store
Subterranean Vintage are now doing in-house alterations and custom design! Available on the spot Tuesdays and Thursdays, or make an appointment.
OK, getting pissed off now. On Tuesday morning TITLE emails to say my (pre-ordered in July) copy of Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage has been shipped. It’s now almost lunch time Thursday. No package. Tuesday night I saw it on the shelf at Horton’s in Smith Street. Could have just sauntered by, bought the damn thing and probably half read it by now. Re-visiting the email I could be looking at 3-5 days for delivery! And its only coming from Sydney FFS! Could have saved myself $10 freight and just gone to TITLE Fitzroy, as they have it in stock. Long awaited new novel? pre-order to avoid disappointment? Oh the irony…
So…the English release date for Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is days away. My copy is ordered, and I’m fresh out of patience. Trying to amuse myself by re-reading older Murakami books…and failing.
Psst! Subterranean is having a sale – three huge days of vintage bargains! Friday 1 – Sunday 3 August, from 9 am – 6 pm. Find Subterranean (and the delightful Caitlin and Flora) at 55 High St Northcote. Entry via Westgarth St.
So…I went on day one, bought myself some amazing things. Expect $10 tables, all racks $20, loads of cute coats and Hawaiian shirts. New stock arriving daily. Get down there if you haven’t already…
Tessa Blazey http://tessablazey.com.au/www.tessablazey.com.au/home.html has moved her studio to Northcote! She’s now available by appointment for all your bespoke jewellery commission needs. Find her at Herr Blick – 177 High St, Northcote.