Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Little Tin of Sin, Anyone?

what a great name for these little pocket-sized functional art pieces! i began making these when i opened my first studio space in the US, and one of my friends who was a smoker, had an old camel cigarette tin into which he used to put his bits and pieces. over time it got a little shabby, so we covered it with some funky red duct tape and glued some pictures on it here and there. and thus begins the story of the LITTLE TIN OF SIN...

more recently, i have been sourcing my tins from all over, and most of them are recycled, as are the adornments, but keeping the general purpose in mind which is to house whatever takes your fancy on a fabulous night out (naughty), to the clubs (ID, lipgloss, cash and key), or just to the markets on the weekend. each tin is lined with flocked fabric or card or felt, has a mirror, and they are all original one-of-a-kind. they fit in your pocket, so you don't have to carry a massive bag and run the risk of losing it, or getting it stolen.

i am selling them currently at Buttoney Boo in cooroy, and Sinerji in forest glen, both on the sunshine coast, so if you would like to check them out, go there or send me a comment and i will see if i can custom make one for you (of course i will...)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

De Shan, it's John X in the land of the Okies.

Shoot me an email...

x@[my domain name]

so, how do you feel since reading this blog?