30 Jun 2016

Soon we will be having our debut stall at the Finders Keepers market, held in The Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens. With over 250 independent art and design stall holders, it's set to be a huge one.

With dedicated food and beverage stalls, live music, two bars, three stations serving fresh coffee and Melbourne’s favourite Food Trucks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Finders Keepers launched in Melbourne in 2010 and have been steadily growing ever since, so come along and find out what the fuss is about...

Come say hello and see what new lamps we've got on offer!

21 Jun 2016

We were very happy to have been asked to return for Melbourne Design Market's Winter offering this year, and it was another huge day for Upswitch! Featuring some of Melbourne's best designers and held inside the very funky underground carpark at Fed Square, the cold Melbourne weather didn't deter people from coming to parooz the great stalls on offer. With several new lamp designs and our new 'Wood Block Phone Dock' available, we met some lovely people who loved our upcycled products. Already looking forward to the next MDM on before Christmas!

8 Jun 2016

 It's not often that someone asks if they can paint a portrait of you... though for some reason, it's happened to me several times, usually by strangers!

So when my good friend Leo Flander asked if I'd like him to paint me a promo portrait I couldn't say no. He did an awesome job, capturing me in the workshop working hard of course!

Leo Flander is available to do commission portraits for anyone wishing to get one done either for promotion or personal use. You can check out more of his work here - http://leoflander.com/

9 Dec 2015

Not long now til Christmas - so get on down to Northcote Town Hall for some last minute pressie shopping. There's almost 100 local designers, makers and artists selling a wide range of wares, come see for yourself. Everyone loves a handmade gift!

1 Dec 2015

I hadn't even thought about doing a workshop in upcycling or teaching people how to make their own lamp, so when I was asked nicely by the folks at Work-shop to run a class I was stoked! Each participant will be building their own reclaimed timber wood cube lamp to take home and light up their life. It will be held on December 14th at Work-shop's awesome warehouse space in Fitzroy. 

Work-shop have been running for a few years now, offering classes on all kinds of awesome stuff, from sign writing to taxidermy, crocheting to cartooning and anything in between. 

For more info head to work-shop.com.au

    

12 Nov 2015

Last weekend was a massive one for Upswitch, firstly with 'The Upmarket' on Saturday, held at Southbank's ACCA (Australian Centre for Contemporary Art). A lovely market jam packed with incredible food stalls and about 30-40 local and rural designers/makers. Looking forward to returning to The Upmarket next year.

Then Sunday was the big one, with 'Melbourne Design Market' held at Federation Square. Featuring 50 of Melbourne's best designers, I was honoured to be a part of it. I'd spent many sleepless nights preparing for the stall, producing enough stock and uprading the stall display (new 'Upswitch' sign and display boxes). It was an amazing day, with so many people stopping by my stall, taking photos and lots of great feedback on all of my lamps. It was so busy that I only spent about 10 minutes looking around at the other stalls right at the end of the day - some amazing makers and designers on offer, including Leanne Coates (Cavaletti Clothing), B.Dakin homewares, Urban Cartel, Hew a...

1 Nov 2015

Keep up to date with the latest from Upswitch with our all new blog!

Find out what markets to find us at next, what projects are in the pipelines and everything else we've been up to. Stay tuned for more!

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