Dali

Salvador Dali "The Persistence of Memory" watch. We only have one of these amazing melting clocks watches in store for $49. Miyota by Citizen movement, leather band and gold tone stainless steel casing

Basin Music Festival

Happy Friday everyone! The Basin Music Festival starts tonight and fills the Basin with endless talent from local artists and musicians; treasure filled stalls, vintage cars, and culinary delights. Tonight and tomorrow Rusted will open at 10am as per usual, but will be staying open until late (whenever the music dies down and the people wander home). We will also be opening this Sunday from 10am and closing as the festival comes to an end. 

Over 100 bands are set to play at this year's music festival- which celebrates the 10th consecutive year of festivities in the Basin. Come grab yourself a wine (could you grab us one too?), listen to some music and drop into Rusted this weekend

Vickirby Designs

Where we are in The Basin, we are fortunate enough to be surrounded by an amazing collection of artists and makers of all kinds. We recently stumble upon the work of Vickirby Creations and it's safe to say, we were pretty damn impressed. Vicki is an artist who professionally worked in the graphics and printing industry for twenty years and now runs painting classes from home. 

But what really had us impressed- is that Vicki creates images on glass (and even mirrors), etched by sand. Each part is hand carved and etched as individual pieces. They can create any image you want, a perfect reproduction of a photograph or any design you could possibly think of. Check them out on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vickirby-Creations/276207742517820, or contact Vicki directly on 0412161459 for more information and custom orders

Top four in store

Here's a peek at our top four in store today:

1. Just arrived today, our number one pick is the beautiful jewelry by our friends at Zoda. We have plenty more of their treasures in store, each adorned with beads, bells, gemstones and twine (quartz necklaces $44, turquoise necklace $49)

2. Tie-dye babies clothing and beanies. Each piece is unique and hand-dyed by a local artist (beanie $8, jumpsuit $10)

3. Large men's Tame Impala shirt. Need we say more? ($34)

4. Mini triceratops succulent planters. Low-maintenance plants for the perfect Christmas presents. We have matching dinosaur watering cans in store (dinosaur cacti $18 each)

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Rusted one-year anniversary give-away

Rusted is having a give away in celebration of our one year anniversary! Like our Facebook and share this photo to go in the draw to win a $50 gift voucher and a custom painted skull. The voucher can be claimed in store or online, to ensure our lovely international/interstate customers don't get left out! The winner will be announced on the 1st of December

 

Head to www.facebook.com/rustedshop to enter

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Rusted window displays

Stop by Rusted tomorrow and check out our amazing new window displays by two very talented visual merchandising students- the photos just don't do it justice. They've done some beautiful work and we're so happy to have it in our shop! Check out our Facebook page for more pictures and details on their work www.facebook.com/rustedshop

  

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More botanical beauties coming soon

We've had a busy week sourcing cacti from some of the best places in Melbourne and now have ourselves a beautiful collection ready to plant. Expect to see cats, dinosaurs and other rad planters in store soon. We'll keep you updated on our planting progress! Porcelain cat planter $20

Father's day

Father's day is getting closer and closer but do not fret- we have you covered. We have 10% off all glass decanters (large and small) until this weekend for your last minute gift shopping

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Home sweet home

We are finally home from our Mexican adventures! As sad as we were to leave, we are excited to be back in our little shop! Rusted is re-opening tomorrow from 10am until 5pm, so come visit us in store for a sneak peek of some of our beautiful Mexican finds

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Beaded vintage beauty

This beauty is one of our favourite vintage pieces in store so far. Mesh top paneled dress with gorgeous details in the hand beading. It has no specified size, but would best fit size a size 14. It can be purchased in store or online at www.facebook.com/rustedshop for only $50

 

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Rad new cards

Oh what a dull life it would be without artists and designers- depriving us of all sorts of loveliness. Thankfully, we've got some rad new cards (and some other bits and pieces) on their way to Rusted, thanks to some wonderful illustrations from the talented Lockie Heritage

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Vamos a México

Happy Saturday everyone! We know we have been a little quiet posting in the past couple of days- we've been busy busy getting ready to pack up and fly away for a tequila fueled trip along the coast of Mexico. Expect to find a shop full of beautiful Mexican treasures when we return! 

We are leaving on the 31st of July, however Rusted will still be open Wednesday through to Saturdays while we are away thanks to some lovely stand-ins! 

Online customers- our Facebook updates will unfortunately be few and far between while I'm away. However, if you do see something you're interested in, send us a message and we'll have it put aside for you so you don't miss out. We won't be able to post online sales until we're home in mid August, but you'll be able to pick up your purchases in store or put them on hold until we arrive home. Gracias y hasta pronto!

 

Change of opening hours

Rusted has had a change of opening hours and will no longer be open on Sundays. However, we are extending our Saturday hours so you won't miss out! We will now be open 10am - 5pm Wednesday until Friday and 10am - 4pm on Saturdays. Happy shopping!

 

African Animals

These beautiful animals are all hand made at the Ocean Sole flip-flop recycling company in Nairobi, Kenya. The company is cleaning the East African country's beaches of used, washed-up flip-flops. These lost pieces, once floating through the Indian Ocean's currents are now being turned into colorful handmade giraffes, elephants and other toy animals

Each piece is hand crafted and one off, only $40

 

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Skull sale

This week only, we have 10% off all skulls in store. Including our Mexican pottery skulls, glass decanters, painted skulls and all clothes and jewelry featuring skulls

 

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Blessed

Wat That Thong is a serene oasis of calm in the big, bustling city of Bangkok. Every temple in Thailand has monks that are respected and considered to be "powerful", with Wat That Thong being no exception.

Our wrist bands have been blessed by a senior monk at Wat That Thong and bring with them the belief the bearer is watched over by Buddha who is able to ward off evil. Even with this level of protection, sometimes bad things happen; Thais refer to this as "Buddha blinked". The wrist bands are not intended to be "lucky"; they are worn in the belief that good things will happen by the avoidance of bad

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