Navigating Melbourne without tripping over a pop-up shop is near impossible. Anything from Taco’s
to Danish furniture
. The eldest Knuffle Kid is in on the action now. Saturday morning involved building and decorating a shop, then curating a collection. The curious items for sale included a homemade cardboard-mobile phone ($4), an eraser ($5) and wind-up tin toys (inspiration for an early Knuffle Kid range). Permission to sell assumed. At least they were priced at $6. For about 4 hours she sat out the front, scanning the street for customers. A dog-walking couple idled by, an adorable local eccentric power-walked past with a brief look-in, and a few older school girls wandered past. Yep, 5 people over 3 hours. As the sun set, and the cold evening well advanced, she had to nearly be dragged inside. At dinner – with one sale under the belt and 50c in hand – she eyed off a few bags of lemons brought over from her aunty’s place. “Mum, can I have those lemons?”. So next weekend, if you’re in the ‘hood and need some lemons…
Or just play a few cardboard arcade games.
Caine’s Arcade from Nirvan Mullick on Vimeo.