News: October 2014

HB News 19

Edition 19

Hi all,

Welcome back to another (intermittent) episode in goings on at How Bazaar.

Anyone who has a passing interest in The Block may have caught us in the last season - The Glasshouse!  The Block filmed their "Love Thy Neighbour" Challenge at How Bazaar and it screened on August 6 (here's a clip).  The Shop and the Challenge results kept popping up throughout the season and we have received some fantastic recognition, feedback and increased visitors through The Block.

Here's some pics of the filming day:


The Contestants are briefed by Shelley on the day's requirements.


The crew - we had to close the shop for the day.  Over 40 people!


Shelley offers some advice - they didn't take it!


Works are underway.


Dee lends a guiding opinion.


Challenge Judges.


The Winner!


The product we liked!

Without boring you with details, our website went ballistic on the night of the screening.  We had anticipated this and had our IT suppliers get ready for this (thanks GravIT).  They told us it peaked at 4 million bits of data a second!

The Block returns in 2015 and our association with the production continues.  Keep an eye out for us next year.

We are now in the throes of getting ready for Motorclassica this weekend at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton.  If you've never had a chance to call in and see us in North Geelong and you're in the Melbourne area, it's a great opportunity to come in, meet us (Andrea and I will be there all weekend) and have a look at some of the stuff we have.  Our exhibition won't be only Automobile items - we always bring along a variety of stuff.  Plus, Motorclassica has a vast range of classic cars on display!  They put on a great show and it's well worth coming in.  Yes, there are entry fees!

If you haven't called into the shop lately, things have changed (again).  We have a new section with some fantastic items with an Asian flavour.  Here's a couple of items (click on the pics for the details):

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Rice _IMG_2045

Animae Cupboard _IMG_1911

There's a whole more from small items, crockery, furniture and odd bits!

We've had lots of peeks into the workshop where we've been working on three Laughing Clown Sideshow games.  Good news - they're ready and out on the shop floor!  Click on the pic for details:

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Finally, for those who have a leaning towards the Automobilia side of things, here is an absolute beauty of a Golden Fleece 1 Quart Oil Bottle and Pourer.  It features the rare Hex Logo on the Bottle.  We will have it at Motorclassica, so come and have a look at it!

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Hope to see you at Motorclassica, or in Geelong.


Pete and Andrea

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