Ready to rock and roll…


The first set of Ginger’s Vernacular Reassignment brooches are finally ready for the ATELIER page (she’s been finessing the finishes and making the pin backs.) Check ’em out – they’re so cute you just want to eat ’em…

Ginger Bottari, brooches from the Vernacular Reassignment series

Ginger Bottari, brooches from the Vernacular Reassignment series

Ginger Bottari Waspish brooch, side view

Side view of pin back (Waspish brooch)

Ginger Bottari

A Ginger Meg(g)sie moment…

We were so excited to read about the upcoming Sydney Living Museums exhibition, Ginger Meggs: Australia’s favourite boy, that we decided to fly the flag in support – with a treasured piece of our own…

Ginger Meggs

Fabulous. Opens 25th July. Website here.

Wildlife trophies…


Another yowie-wowie brooch from Ginger…

Ginger Bottari, Wally brooch (Vernacular Reassignment)


Ginger Bottari, Wallaby trophy brooch (Vernacular Reassignment), saw pierced brushed titanium and brass, found object (collected)

Soooo sweet. [Those darling little eyes follow you around the room! n(Ed)]

Ginger Bottari

The Prototype Files…


First cab off the rank in Ginger’s Vernacular Reassignment line: a yowie-wowie brooch, Waspish…

Ginger Bottari, Waspish brooch

Ginger Bottari, Waspish brooch

Ginger Bottari, Waspish brooch

Ginger Bottari, Waspish brooch (Vernacular Reassignment), saw pierced brushed titanium, found object (collected)

Ginger Bottari

Our other team…

We are beyond proud to be QUEENSLANDERs!!!!!!!!

Last night’s State of Origin decider was thrilling – THRILLING we tells ya! Queensland brought their legendary hard on and it was the best game of rugby league we’ve seen in a long, long time. Truly awesome (…which is actually appropriate in this context, Nige.)


We watched the game with Shwe, who (with maroon patches on her wings) is our official team birdie, and settled into a good bottle of red for the duration.



Queensland dominated big time, despite extreme dirty business from New South Wales…


high tackle


On a lighter note, there was plenty of ‘almost biffo’ to keep everyone more than happy…


almost biffo

And absolutely no doubt, from kick-off, that Queensland meant business…


Hodges' last stand

What a fabulous send off for Hodges and what a perfect birthday prezzie for Mal! Thanks for a brilliant game, boys, it was enthralling. We love yooz all.

Best aspects of the night: (1) Gallen’s thuggish bradaggio was utterly deflated and (2) Gus Gould was virtually silent in the commentary box for almost the entire match. A great result for everyone, eh.

Our (creative) team…

With all the bubble and froth* of the Creative Industries rising like a ministerial souffle, we thought we’d best run through our own organisational profile…

Here at the Hideout we have a stellar team of dedicated arts professionals, on the job 24/7 – this being particularly germane in the case of specialist Phantosmia Creative, Sir Galahad Poo…

Megan Bottari, 'Terra Nullius, not', lost wax cast crystal, shadow

Security Creatives, Lola and Hazel, cover the perimeter with stylish enthusiasm (augmented by guard-en gnome Ned)…


(Vale Krusty)

Intercommunications Creative Shwe Min Tha Mee provides state of the art mutli-lingual services…


Team PoC Creature Comfort Creative, Badger, remains perpetually deep in esoteric contemplation…

PoC Creative: Badger

…while Megsie (chef de kiln) and Ginger (metal maven) are, it goes without saying, our Creative Creatives…

Ginger and Megsie

Studio Bitch rounds up the Gang, as Tool Creative (camera shy, no snap.)

Ars longa, vita brevis.

Prisoners of the Crown is a schadenfreude-free zone.

[Tagged Creative, in accordance with (current) Creative Industry policy guidelines (aka puff.) n(Ed)]

[* perhaps that should read ‘bubble and squeak’. n(Ed)]

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