Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Captains of Industry: 8 - 13 March

On Saturday afternoon we were supposed to move the vending machines to their next location at Captains of Industry, but the rain held us back. Here is an obligatory shot of the bad weather.

Check out the intense spot of hail on the left!

After that minor setback, the machines were moved on Tuesday morning and are now sitting pretty at Captains.

Not sure where or what or who Captains of Industry is?

Captains of Industry is a gentleman's outfitters and cafe. Run by two very dashing men, James Roberts & Thom Grogan, Captains is relatively new in town having only opened a few months ago. Step in from 8am-5pm from Monday to Thursday, 8am-8pm on Fridays and 10am-5pm on Saturdays to enjoy one of Melbourne's best coffees, a mug of homemade ginger beer (potent on an empty stomach) or perhaps a hearty sandwich for lunch. Heck, why not have it all!

In addition to food, James is also a skilled shoemaker whose classically designed bespoke shoes complement Thom's sharp tailoring. We also hear that there will be a barber moving in too! Now gentlemen across Melbourne have no excuse not to be well-groomed from head to toe.

Now the important part: directions!

To get to Captains, make your way down Little Bourke Street till you hit Elizabeth Street.

Keep going a little bit further... Captains is located in the first left off Lt Bourke on Somerset Place, just before RG Madden.

There you go!

Now turn left on to Somerset Place,

And there it is!

Make your way up the stairs. Don't forget to keep your fingers crossed that there'll still be some capsules left in the vending machines!

Insert Coin Here will be at Captains of Industry until Saturday 13 March.

In the meantime, do have a look at James and Thom's respective websites:

The interior of Captains of Industry

1 comment:

  1. .. is this the same Thom from bobbys cuts hem and haw origin- that went bust -had a cash sale and still owes me money?? Great. Thanks.



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is a group exhibition curated by Nella Themelios & Kim Brockett. The exhibition is part of the 2010 L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival cultural program.

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comprises of two vending machines strategically placed in public spaces around the Melbourne CBD. Containing limited edition 'fashion objects' produced by over 60 Melbourne-based artists, the vending machines are activated when a member of the public inserts a $2 coin. The exhibition explores alternative interfaces of exchange for fashion, the mechanised system as a form of 'fashion dialogue'. More broadly, it thinks through discourses around public space and the role that fashion might play in it.

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