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Before I accidentally stumbled into this ridiculous career as a fulltime blogger, as many of you guys know, I worked as a set dresser in the film industry. It was a super fun, super varied and at times super exhausting job… but the best bit was all the wonderful creative people in that film world. They sure are a colourful bunch!
One of my dearest film industry buddies was/is a fellow set dresser by the name of Rob Molnar. In the fickle and very competitive world of film and TV, Mr Molnar is never short of work because he is a) one of the loveliest and most hardworking guys you could ever meet, AND b) there is not a prop on this planet that he cannot source! I must admit, Rob’s generous advice and epic contacts list got me out of more than one pickle during my time in the job!
Aside from his role in film and TV, for the past few years Rob and his wife Caroline have run an excellent vintage stall at the Chapel st Bazaar. I’m sure many Melbourne readers would know it! Here Rob and Caroline sell all kinds of vintage furniture, nik naks and ephemera sourced from endless country jaunts and prop-hunting missions!
Caroline and Rob’s passion for all things vintage and nostalgic has now led them to launch another brand new venture – Vintage & Nostalgia Co! Vintage & Nostalgia Co. is a super cute new online store stocking both original vintage and vintage-inspired or industrial homewares, objects and accessories that hark back to a time when life was simpler and things were made to last! The range includes functional reproduction school clocks and telephones, vintage packaging and glassware, scientific ephemera and nostalgia-inspired kids toys and books. It’s the sweetest collection of goodies and gifts hand picked by this very clever creative couple. AND I must say, the pricing is super reasonable (plus they have $10 flat rate shipping!).
Melbourne readers will also have the chance to see some of Rob and Caroline’s wares in person next week, as Vintage & Nostalgia Co. will be stocking some of their most popular items at The Design Files Open House! I am especially coveting that fabulously cartoony Scandi Phone – it really works!