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Finders Keepers Melbourne – Round up

By Paperrunway @paperrunway

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The beautiful Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, was lucky to play host to the Finders Keepers Market Melbourne, and boy was it spectacular! The biggest surprise was the masses of people – it was intensely busy and at times difficult to move from one stall to another comfortably. However it was amazing to see Melbournians embrace the ever-evolving handmade culture, and we have the Finders Keepers crew to thank for bringing this unique creative society to the upper ground. There were certainly some stand out stalls, some new and some that get better year after year. In addition to the abundance of incredible products, it was great to see stallholders making such a huge effort to create such visually appealing displays. But, of course, I can’t help but focus on all the paper goodness that these events showcase, so here is a list of the favourites from the market…

A Happy Death
This stationery brand hit me like a ton of bricks [in a good way] with their bold, geometric and very colourful gift tags. They collaborate with a variety of different artists, which means that their range is ever changing. They make everything locally and pride themselves on bring environmentally friendly – yep, that’s right; they are all kinds of awesome. Issue 5 of Paper Runway (out on 30th April 2012) features a interview with A Happy Death.

Blank Supplies and Inspiration
Simplicity is the greatest and that’s exactly what these guys represent. Blank produces what may seem like a basic range of products but it is what they encourage customers to do with their products that make them so wonderful. They have a fantastic range of blank stationery for customisation, my favourite being the blank notepad cube that can be coloured to your hearts content and its only $10 – hello mother’s day!

The Supercool: This mobile emporium of vintage home wares and stationery amaze me every time with their ever changing range of deliciousness! New to the range is a selection of It’s a boy/It’s a girl signs which are great for baby shower props. They come in a variety of different fonts and they also have Mr/Mrs signs – great for weddings! The Supercool have also started stocking stationery by UK based Present & Correct – the most amazing stationery known to mankind! [Can you tell I’m a fan?]

Truth Be Told: This charming stationery brand from Melbourne had the stand out greeting card at the market. A printed rosette + a fill in the blanks aspect + pastel colours = YES PLEASE!

Write To Me: Planning a wedding? No? Well this elegant stationery label will have you wanting to get married ASAP because there range is simply exquisite. With the collection being prominently kraft paper based it is the illustrations that make each item unique. So, go get hitched.

Photos & Written by Marsha Golemac | Three Nations Blogspot

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