Meraki at Mocan and Grout, 27 July

New Acton cafe Mocan and Green Grout held a mini night market yesterday, called "Meraki", showcasing the work of local artisans.  Judging by how crowded it was inside, it was extremely popular for a Sunday night event.

There was a eclectic variety of items for sale (bread boards, hanging pot plants, poetry), but they all had a common theme of minimalist and natural design.   All the products were beautifully made using simple designs and with no unnecessary details to clutter the appearance. 

Although it was too crowded to browse, I managed to take some quick photos of the artists' works.

Millan Pintos-Lopez's hanging poetry, which folds up into an accordion-style book when not on display.

Ceramics by Kelly Austin.

Kokodama (hanging potplant balls) by Cassie Simakoff-Ellims, freshly-made for Meraki.

Handwoven baskets by Oliver Owen, a collaboration between sisters Clare and Hilary Thackway.

Disc-shaped ornaments/keepsakes by Alison Jackson. These remind me of a bit of Japanese sake cups.

Jarrah wood bread boards by MADE3 - almost too nice to use.

Wooden tiles with quirky patterns by Megan Jackson. These can be used as wall or table decorations or serving platters.

There was also a smorgasbord of samples of local produce - Boxgum Grazing ham, infused olive oils, bread, pickles, dried fruit and cheese.

The cosy lights of Mocan at night.

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