pop up scroll : smith st fitzroy

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.

pop up scroll 86 smith st fitzroy


embolalia : the zine

I finally got a copy of Embolalia’s zine – grab yours at Sticky Institute, a bargain at $8. Find more of Embolalia’s writing on her wordpress and her tumblr

embolalia zine cover

embolalia zine - supplicating

embolalia zine - an untenable word

sticky fingers apparel street art show and brand launch

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

precious little @ sticky fingers apparel launch

calm : police line @ sticky fingers apparel launch

phoenix - ghost crate @ sticky fingers apparel launch

sitt - toxic tony @ sticky fingers apparel launch

phoenix - coloured bottles @ sticky fingers apparel launch

precious little @ sticky fingers apparel launch richmond

philb - fresh sushi @ sticky fingers apparel launch

still waiting impatiently for the new murakami

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…

three day sale at subterranean vintage

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.

subterranean 3 day sale

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…