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Please come and see us at The Finders Keepers in SYDNEY

About the Markets The Finders Keepers Markets are a bi-annual event that showcases the work of emerging designers and artists from all around Australia & even New Zealand! Our first markets were held in December 2008 at CarriageWorks in Sydney. in 2009 we successfully launched our first interstate Markets in Brisbane and in 2010 we are proud to be also launching Melbourne. With a passion for bringing independent design to the forefront and encouraging the Australian emerging art & design scene, we’ve created markets that maintain a grass roots level however maintain to have work of high standards in both quality and innovative design.

If you have never been to a Finders Keepers event you are in for quite a treat, like no other event in Australia the markets have a festival feel with live music, cafe & bar with thousands of people celebrating independent art & design. Best of all our events will always be FREE and everyone from all walks of life are invited to join us..

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John Skinner’s hand blown Glass Baubles are now available to purchase for Christmas.

They make lovely decorations not only at Christmas time, but also over the other 364 days of the year…. why not enjoy the spirit of Christmas everyday?

They are $30 each and they come in mixed colours, or green+white, clear and clear sandblasted.

For orders please contact us at 


Playon® Crayon’s will soon be available at a wide range of retailers, but for the time being their now for sale online at


Hi Studio Skinky,

Just thought I’d let you know that this is actually the fourth tortellini cushion I’ve bought from you. My sister and I bought 3 from you last year at the Young Blood Designers Markets. Everyone we’ve given them to has raved about them, and one of the little girls (now 12 months old) is so attached she won’t go anywhere without her cushion. They’ve been very successful presents.


A Wilson, Sydney


We are happy to introduce our New handsome product;

PLAYON CRAYON ticks all the boxes for your baby’s very first crayon.

For orders please contact us at


studio SKINKY has recently completed a commission for the new Sydney restaurant Bloodwood.

The work consists of three steel and glass screens – one that is fixed, and two which can run along a track. The screens create a separation of space and cordon off a distinct area for those guest using in the private room, while allowing remaining restaurant patrons to flow easily through to the toilets.

The glass is of different colour shades, shapes and sizes. And it has been created using a selection of empty glass bottles sourced the restaurants own consumption.

For further information please contact  


After the drink

John Skinner recycles and reshapes discarded glass bottles to create his After the drink collections. By using traditional glass blowing techniques, John reinterprets everyday objects, and in doing so, references our desire to put together objects for unique groupings.

John Skinner is one half of the visual arts practice studio SKINKY (a collaborative project in partnership with his wife SeoRyung Lee) . And his After the drink bottle collections are a further exploration into studio SKINKY’s notions of sustainable living.


In Australia, Poliform represents Italy’s most respected furniture brands, Poliform. Varenna is the kitchen division of Poliform, producing highly sophisticated and elegant designs that complement Poliform’s functional and timeless furniture.

The Poliform collection offers a complete home solution, including kitchens, wall-to-wall storage systems, wardrobes, walk-in wardrobes, side tables, beds, dining tables and chairs, sofas, lighting and occasional pieces.

Poliform (Sydney Showroom) 184 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills. T: 02 9690 0777


Featured in South Kids, the Tortellini cushion is an ideal product for mum and baby.

And we think there’s no need to hide this funky feeding cushion, keep them on your lounge where mum’s and dad’s can use them for laptop, neck and reading support, or simply relax with something comforting to hold.

Designed by studio SKINKY™ and created using beautiful hand woven cotton, with a sturdy denim backing, the Tortellini? feeding cushion is completely machine washable and available at

Australian made & designed.


When you buy your Tortellini Cushion from studioSKINKY, you can chose one of these HAND MADE SOFT TOYS valued at $20!!

Colours are random!

Please write the name of your favorite animal soft toy, or a baby grip, either 1, 2 or 3, when you check out at our Paypal check out page. (If we don’t have enough stock of your favorite, we will send you either your 2nd or 3rd choice.)

If you missed the opportunity, please send us an email with your preferred choices.

*This offer finishes at the end of June 2010.

Thank you!


Cushie Cushion

Studio Skinky is a funky design company whose funny motto is Skinky = unusual but friendly (not to be confused with kinky or stinky).

They design the types of products they’d like to have but that can’t be found in stores – and that are ethically produced.

This Tortellini cushion is great for breastfeeding, playtime, to support your neck – or even your laptop. Designed and made in Sydney, they are available from for $90. (Please note the Tortellini Cushion price is now $99)