iconic plastic cushion
Nylex building, Nylex clock atop and MCG in the background
pic and cushion from make me iconic
the Nylex sign is errected atop the No.2 Cremorne Silos
love that orange!
Although I was born and bred in Perth, my husband is a Melbourne boy and grew up driving past this wonderful building and its fabulous neon clock. I suppose you could say it's part of his childhood...we lived in Melbourne for a while when we were first married and I grew to love the Nylex building/clock too. It may not be considered a beautiful building by many but it certainly demands to be noticed and we both think it's lovely (although my husband would not use that word to describe it!)
Here it is in the flesh
pic theage.com.au August 2009
The sign was built in 1961 and is listed as a being of "state significance" on the Victorian Heritage Register and by the National Trust.
There are lots of fantastic things for sale at make me iconic including some rather special tea towels!
You know I bought one(!) and here "she" is
it's Little Audrey...another iconic neon sign in Melbourne
Everyone who lives in Melbourne would know and love Little Audrey...she has been lighting up the Melbourne skyline for more than 70 years as the "mascot" for Skipping Girl brand vinegar. You can read more about Little Audrey here
Here are some pics of Little Audrey, in situ at Victoria street Abbotsford...
pic from (and more info too) here
this is the original Little Audrey
and I love this pic by Paul Harris
through the fence
As you can see, although I don't always buy vintage it nearly always has a kitschy edge! I can't wait to get my hot little hands on these...I'll show you them in their new home down the track, in the meantime check out make me iconic...Natasha who I spoke to on the phone was just lovely and postage is free (if you spend more than one hundred buckeroos)
p.s this is NOT an ad...I'm just sharing the love x
Better end with a tea towel
what could be more iconic than this?
p.p.s. Little Audrey will not be used to dry dishes, she's getting framed and I'm going to hang her in my new kitchen!