That’s a Wrap

Well National Youth Week 2012 is done and dusted! We had a wonderful week and it was so nice to see everyone enjoying the Hub, workshops, forums and markets that made up the KickstART Youth Festival.

A huge thank you to everyone who came down and checked out our events. If you have anyquestions, comments or feedback we would love to hear from you. You can fill out ourquick online survey here or flick us an email at

Didn’t get to see our Festival events? Check out this amazing short video by Jeremy Tan which sums up our week in the KickstART Youth Hub.


Stallholder Spotlight: Marika Moriyama

We can’t help but be excited about the incredibly cute items for sale by  Marika Moriyama!  Her philosophy is that ‘basic is best’, using simple materials to create clean and universally appealing designs.

Her hand designed and illustrated stationery and prints are all ‘autumn’ themed and make perfect gifts!

Marika will be selling limited edition sticker packs, message cards, notebooks and prints (both framed and unframed) at the KickstART Youth Markets on Saturday 21st April. Come down and pick up a cute autumn design for you or a friend!

You can find more or Marika’s wares on her website.

Stallholder Spotlight: Oh, hello

‘Oh, hello’, the collection of ‘humanimal’ brooches by Sistha Halim allows you to release your inner animal in the most creative of ways. The humanistic animal designs bring to mind the drawings of the Art Spiegelman.

‘Cute and quirky’ is how Sistha describes her range, and we can’t help but agree with her. Sistha draws her inspiration from vintage markets, trips to the zoo and nature, as well as style icons such as Zooey Deschanel and Florence Welch. Happy to work with most materials, Sistha is most excited when she comes across unusual or vintage buttons.

Oh, hello’ will be the welcome cry of Sistha on the 21st of April when she takes part in this year’s KickstART Youth Markets. So come along and you might find yourself taking home a little animal friend.

Stallholder Spotlight: Laraisobel

Love quirky, one-of-a-kind inspirations? Well, then you will love the funky shoulder bags by Laraisobel. The creation of Lara Luscombe; these bags are a mixture of sourced vintage fabric, beading and anything else from doilies to souvenir tea towels. Lara first became interested in textiles as a child rummaging through her grandma’s cupboards. Since then she has studied soft furnishing at TAFE and set-up her own business. Describing her process as chaotic, Lara is often inspired by a certain piece of fabric, historical events or even childhood stories.

So if you think Laraisobel designs are your kind of thing, then make sure you come along to the KickstART Youth Markets on the 21st of April and check out all the great stalls.

You can also see Lara’s wares on her etsy page.

Stallholder Spotlight: Bec Farag

Have you met Bec Farag? She’ll be selling her incredible watercolour paintings at the KickstART Youth Markets!

Bec’s paintings are often inspired by doodles in her sketchbook or by short stories that she writes herself. You may have seen her art work exhibited in the Year 12 Perspectives Exhibition and at the Beaufort Street Festival.

We’re very excited to see Bec’s work for sale at the KickstART Youth Markets on the 21st of April- perhaps you can pick up a painting for your place!

Check out Bec’s blog here.

Stallholder Spotlight: Little L

Curious, intriguing treasures. That’s how Little L owner Lauren Mills describes her wares, which will feature at the KickstART Youth Markets this April. Little L will have jewellery, stationary, altered books and pages, paper art, magnets and pins, canvases and small items of up-cycled furniture for sale. 

Lauren originally studied law for two and a half years before discovering that her true passion had nothing to do with law and everything to do with being creative! She decided to study Interior & Spatial Design instead and she has never looked back.

Why don’t you Try a Little L? She’ll be selling her amazing pieces at the KickstART Youth Markets on the 21st of April in the Perth Cultural Centre.