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Happy Shopper with Liane Rossler - Remo and Todae

24th June, 2011
Jenny Butler
Friday 24th June 2011

A HUGE thank you to the amazing Liane Rossler for a wonderful week of the Happy Shopper Guest Blog! Be sure to pop by the Supercyclers website and you can follow Liane on Twitter too. Thanks also to the lovely readers that left comments about their favorite Happy Shopper stores! Have a great weekend all! -Jenny x


REMO Bondi

REMO has always been a visionary. From his magical emporium on the corner of Oxford & Crown street in 1988, to his intimate shopfront in Bondi, REMO has always been fascinated by stories, community and the power of ideas. The items in the store celebrate authenticity, quality and passion, and are gathered from around the world. The shopfront is a base for the online store that serves a global network of customers in 133 countries, and is as much about community as it is about the goods it features. 'The community is the brand'.

Every product at REMO focuses on a new story. We get to learn about who designed things, who uses them, why they designed them, why they work and what is special about them. There is a spirit of playfulness, inquisitiveness, humour, inspiration and creativity.  It makes us see the beauty in the everyday.

Some of the diverse range of goodies here -

Eco Potmaker – This little kit allows gardeners to make biodegradable pots in 3 different sizes for small plants and seedlings. Bird Feeder made in Germany by the Caritas workshops and a design business called Side by Side. Chalkboard Napkin Rings.

Jar Tops - these multi-functional screw caps fit on jars from all over the world. Any glass jar can now be re-used to serve a new function in your kitchen!  Brilliant.

REMO also brought TEDx to Sydney. A brilliant day of sharing ideas and inspiration. Have a look at some of the talks, like this one by Saul Griffith - The future is going to be awesome!

and Rachel Botsman - inspiring ideas about collaborative consumption and brilliant Richard Gill on the value of music education. :)

TED is about ideas worth spreading.  More on TED (technology, entertainment, design) here.

And on the theme of ideas, a nice link to a project REMO's daughter Lola did a few years ago with long links of daisy chains. ‘I like daisy chains because you start with something little and end up with something big' – Lola Giuffre, 2004 (9 yrs old).

Remo General Store
219 Bondi Road at Imperial Avenue
Bondi NSW 2026

ph 02 9130 1590


Products from Todae - Tea wood glasses, bamboo radio and cork bowl

Todae aims 'to create a new way of thinking, a new way of living, and a new way of feeling. They are about embracing sustainability without compromising comfort and creating solutions for a sustainable future'. Todae carry an extensive range of goods on their online store, and also have a shop where you can buy all sorts of innovative energy and water saving products, lighting, homewares, cleaning products, little pop up gardens, funky recycled bags and a great selection of books. When you find something you like, you can 'feel good about the choices you make'.

More products from Todae – outlined below.

I love BEE (Beauty Engineered for Ever) cleaning products. Designed for a beautiful way of life. They are made by our neighbours in New Zealand, and are safe, gentle and beautiful to use. Their clever packaging makes me smile and their products work a treat.

The Postcarden Allotment is cute - Gardening is great for the soul and tending your own patch will be rewarding, therapeutic & will brighten your day.  Bring the outdoors in or delight a friend and pop one in the post.

Envirosax ‘Optimistic’ shopping bag – Todae stocks Envirosax bags in endless colours and designs – the perfect cheerful alternative to plastic shopping bags.

Both REMO and Todae have a huge selection of products online, so you can browse no matter where you are.

83 Glebe Point Road
Glebe NSW 2037

ph 1300 138 483

- Liane x

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