Interview with Isy Galey for in.cube8r Stores

h3InterviewwithIsyGaleyforin.cube8rStoresh3pGorgeoushandmadeproductsfromin.cube8r.brbrin.cube8rstoreshaveuniqueAustralianhandmadeproductsforpeoplewhodaretobedifferentTheyhaveagreatrangeofoneoffcleverandbeautifulproductsforsalebytheartiststhemselves.brbrin.cube8roffersartistswhomaketheirownproductstheopportunitytoretailthemforaverylowcost.Theartistcanrentglasscubesinthestoredisplaytheirproductsthemselvesandthestoretakesnocommission.brbrAsampleofuniqueartistsandproductsavailableincludebrMap29byAnneMarieHoltUsingMelwaysmapsdesignerAnneMariehascreatedarangeofpursesandpouchesthatstandoutfromthecrowd.IfapartofMelbourneorSydneyissentimentaltoyoufirsthomewhereyoumetyourpartneretcthenthesearecoolkeepsakesbrGPSpouch45brbrimgalignrighthspace15vspace5srchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicsincube8r.jpgMoochnaroundbyAnnaFletcherAnnaoffersanexquisiteselectionofeverchanginguniquehandmadeproductswithahugerangeofbeautifulalloccasionfabricembellishedtopssingletsteesamplongsleevetops.Sheonlymakesalimitednumberofeachtopandusesbeautifulfabricsfromallovertheworld.brEvelynSinglet49.95Tee54.95LongSleeve59.95.brbrRunWildHorsesbyShareeHumphreyRunWildHorsesisthebrainchildofcountrylassSharee.Shedescribesherjewelleryaswhimsicalvintageinspiredsteampunkandindietreasuresfromacompulsivecreatorofallthingsunnecessary.Herrangeincludesgorgeousoneofakindstatementpiecesandsimpletrinketsmadetodelightandinspire.brReflectionsSteampunkNecklace49.95brbrSkadiDesignsbyClareDavidsonClaresworkispredominantlyinspiredbytattoostheVictorianeraGothicarchitectureArtNouveauandfairytales.Liketattoosshecreatespiecesthatareifnotapartofthebodythenanextensionofitcomplementingthebodyslinesandforms.brRoseCuff200andDiamondRoseRing180brbrSkeletonThreadsDesignsbyStephanieKorinSkeletonThreadsDesignsarehighqualityhandmadelightingproductsthatturnthecommonhouseholdlampintoanattentionseekerandconversationstarterStephaniewantedtocombineherpassionforLatinAmericaandislandculturesandthewaytheseculturesarerepresentedthroughtheirartandherlampscertainlydothatbrAlohaPinupGirlslampwithdimmerswitch180brbrimgalignlefthspace15vspace5srchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicsincube8r2.jpgBelindaDiNinomensandwomensjewelleryEachpieceisindividuallycraftedandBelindahastwocurrentrangesModularandGeo.Thelabelcoversawiderangefromproductionworktodetailedindividualpieces.Herproductionpiecesmostlyusingsterlingsilverincorporateboldyetsimplelinesandgeometricshapes.brMensnecklace175brbrJigsawFurnitureDesignerRichAustinandcraftsmanChrisAuretmaketheuniqueAustinBenchfromtheirpremisesinGeelongVictoria.TheAustinBenchembodiesapassionforsustainabilityandaconcernnotonlyforthefinishingandcombinationofcomponentsbutalsofortheoriginoftherawmaterialsofproduction.Thepieceexploresthepossibilitiesofrecyclingandtheuseoftimbersfromsustainablesources.brTheAustinBench660brbrIngridTuftsElthambasedpotterIngridTuftsmakesplayfulandcuteitemsforin.cube8r.Littlebottlesandvasesforasinglespecimenflowerlittleperfumebottlesandlimitededitionsetsofbeakers.Nearlyallofherworkisthrownonthewheelandthenalteredorturnedandfinished.Sheoftenworkswithtextandmuchofherworkcontainsliteraryreferencearichsourceofinspiration.brPerfumebottlesandvases15to36brbrWaywardCreationsNadiaTurneristheartistbehindWaywardCreations.Sheworksinanumberofmediumsincludingacryliconwoodandcanvasinkandwatercolourpaperandtextilecollagetocreateheruniqueandmagicalartworks.brAtsoulasCity45brbrHandhookyarnbyBerriDrumThesweetandsassyretrocrochetedcollarsmadeby24yearoldBerriDrumofhandhookyarnaredivine.OriginallydesignedandcrochetedbyhandinMelbournedesignsaremadefromfinequalityEgyptianmercerizedcotton.Addingacoolnewelementtoyourexistingclothestheywilldefinitelymakeastylestatement.brBlacklatticecollar68brbrTwistedFigOftenmorecostumethanfashionTwistedFigpiecestendtoinspireasenseofwonderinthewearerencouragingadventureandplay.AlmostallTwistedFiggarmentsandaccessoriesareoneoffsusingeitherreclaimedmaterialstomakesomethingfromscratchorprelovedexistinggarmentsareremasteredandembellishedwithseasofstitchingtrimsandfoundobjects.brHeadpiece90andNeckpiece60brbrstrongin.cube8rstoresstrong321SmithStreetFitzroy3065Melbournebr1253WickhamStFortitudeValley4006Brisbanebr73MyagahRoadMosmanSydney2088brbrYoucanseethefullrangeatarelnofollowhrefhttpwww.incube8r.com.autargetblankwww.incube8r.com.auabrIfyouliketheideawhynotstartanin.cube8rstoreyourselfarelnofollowhrefhttpwww.incube8r.com.aufranchisesfindoutmoretargetblankwww.incube8r.com.aufranchisesabrbrph3InterviewwithIsyGaleyh3pIsyGaleyisthein.cube8rfounderandanartist.brbrstrongQuestionstrongCanyoutalkaboutwhyyoufoundedin.cube8rbrbrstrongIsyGaleystrongIsawanichemarketandneedforchoiceintheretailsector.brbrCommissionandconsignmentwasalltherewastochoosefromandlotsofpeoplecantdomarketsformanydifferentreasons.brbrin.cube8risafunnewandexcitinginteractivebusinessmodelintheformofgalleryretailspacewheresmalltimeundiscoveredartistscanleasespacestodisplaytheirworktothepublicupto7daysperweekWITHOUTpayinganycommissionontheirsalesandthesalespriceisoftheirchoosing.brbrbrstrongQuestionstron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