Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Odd Shop




(...sad shell card, swirly ball and ipod print zippered pouch available now in The Odd Shop...)

Alright. So I have been sitting on this shop for a few months now, I can't believe I actually got it up in the end! I am also weirdly really into it and keep thinking of funny things I can make or get to stick in there. The whole idea of a shop is kind of a strange and cool thing. At the moment there is mostly an odd assortment of things that I have made or repurposed, small scale items that I work on in my free time, and I am toying with the idea of maybe eventually adding more serious items like photo books, photo prints, and drawings. Can't tell if it makes sense to include those sorts of things or not. We shall see.

I searched around (and had a couple in mind) for some independent and art-oriented shops to reference while I was putting together my own and found some interesting ones from the past as well as some exciting new ones:

...Cleas Oldenburg's The Store (here, here and here)...
...Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas's The Shop (here, here, and Emin's current online shop here)...
...Circle Workshop...
...N S E W...
...Paperstore...

So I don't know - check it out if you are curious! I have a couple ideas for gift wrapping which you will see if you get something...

;)

6 comments:

kellyr said...

oh oh oh! i love this odd shop!! and i need that shell bead necklace. for real. we'll have to plan that meetup soon so i can buy it from you. love the photos of the items. totally cool!

Bree said...

Hi Kelly - thanks!!! Glad you like it! Almost chickened out on the whole thing and never launched it (on my blog that no one really reads - natch!) but there you go. Can't keep secrets forever...

Maybe we can trade - necklace for your Road Trip book?? I would love that!

xoBBB.

info said...

This looks awesome. I think we should collaborate on making some textiles sometime.....think about it.

xo

Bree said...

Thanks info - let's do it!! But who are you??

xoBree

anna said...

Just saw your shop!!! So awesome and so you. Congrats on getting it up and not chickening out. Nice to see your iPod fabric at last! Looks great as that pouch.

ps: my cat broke the original "eye" mug I bought from you :( time to get the new one!

xo

Bree said...

Hi Anna!!! Thanks for the compli-mints! I have a lot more ipod fabric that I am working on making into little useable things so stay tuned!

::))

xoB.