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gogoringo

gogoringo
Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: October 12, 2020

Country: Australia
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About Me

about

  • I (nearly) always send out on time & let you know when the item has been sent. I will notify you before deadline if something is up.
  • Please keep in mind the time difference, if i marked an item sent on the day i sent it, chances are the date on the postage is the following day due to australia being 10+ hours ahead.

* If you are concerned about anything, please contact me before rating and i will do everything i can to rectify the situation.

  • I try and re-use envelopes/boxes when i can, but please know that i ALWAYS ensure your parcel is packed carefully and will arrive intact.

bio

I'm a graphic artist from Melbourne. I have one lovely boyfriend, one gorgeous 3.5 year old boy and one fuzzy kitty. I have lived in england and one day hope to open my own diner complete with home made apple pie and damn good coffee. I have been told i'm 'eccentric' 'irreverant' and 'weird' but hey, i'm just me doin' my thang. I love music - listening to, dancing to, singing to, being silly to, falling over to. I also love friends, strangers, autumn, staying up late, lists, lying on cool grass, one-offs, spontaneity, a bargain, great gigs, reminiscing, walking in the rain, waking up with a song in my head, foreign things & people, charity shops, nice surprises, fancy dress, messing about with paint, wallpaper, useless facts, candy stripes, the ukulele, typography, rotoscoping, vintage design, kaleidascopes, and of course the thoughts, feelings and actions of my little family

  • check out my website for my general 'style', i love mod/flower power very late sixties to mid 70s stuff.
  • Ado Mizumori
  • Shinzi Katoh
  • David Bowie
  • Alexander Girard
  • Mary Blair
  • my son and i adore Yo Gabba Gabba!
  • kitschy snow globes,
  • Tin Tin and Snowy
  • Marimekko/Scandinavian design/Orla Kiely
  • Mod/retro/sixties design and culture,
  • folk art and kitsch from india, russia, (like embroidery, scarves, wooden things, boxes, charms, trinkets dolls),
  • cute and/or strange stationary, stickers, erasers
  • icecreams
  • toadstools, deers, bunnies, woodland creatures
  • blind box & vinyl toys
  • Barbarella, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls & other Grindhouse-type movies
  • my Blythe, Mrs Retro Mama - she's a FOX!
  • anything with apples or pears on it!
  • Bento stuff
  • Cram Cream is my favorite kawaii but i also dig San-X, Q-Lia, Pool Cool, Swimmer. Generally i like simple characters and designs!
  • NOT a fan of The Dog or real animals/babies etc
  • Bright eyeshadow, eye liner and nail polish
  • Glam, baby, GLAM! Glitter and glam.
  • Kitsch, kitsch, kitsch and MORE kitsch. I have lawn flamingos and I'm very proud of them.
  • colours i like: bubblegum pink, fire engine red, robin's egg blue, turquoise, kelly green, ... anything bright, really!

  • i love music. so much so i have no words left to describe my love for it. in the words of frank zappa "music is the best"

  • also, i love Candy!!! popping candy (pop rocks), Tootsie Rolls, Good & Plenty, Cherry Twizzlers, Mentos, Turtles, Double Decker bars, Cryst-o-mint lifesavers & other varieties, spearmint Altoids, Dime/Daim, Kinder eggs, Mentos, licorice, Anything cherry flavor, Trader Joe's candies/chocolate. Send me something weird and unusual and i'll love it ;)

favourite flavours: Cherry, pink grapefruit, green tea, grape, spearmint, pina colada, cinnamon. Anything but Lime

mood board

air, arcade fire, badly drawn boy, belle & sebastian, britta phillips & dean wareham, burt bacharach, cream, curtis mayfield, david bowie, donovan, e.l.o, felt, frank zappa, funkadelic, galaxie 500, hefner, isaac hayes, jimi hendrix, kings of convenience, life without buildings, lloyd cole & the commotions, lou reed, love, mike keneally, nick drake, orange juice, os mutantes, pavement, penguin cafe orchestra, pixies, pulp, scott walker, serge gainsbourg, sergio mendes and brazil 66, shugo tokumaru, simon & garfunkel, sly & the family stone, stereolab, television, the beach boys, the beatles, the clientele, the cure, the decemberists, the field mice, the free design, the go-betweens, the high llamas, the magnetic fields, the new pornographers, the pipettes, the postal service, the rolling stones, the shins, the smiths, the stone roses, the sundays, the temptations, the velvet underground & nico, the zombies, tindersticks, xtc, yo la tengo.

the colbert report, 30 rock, the mighty boosh, the soup, the daily show with john stewart, in treatment, arrested development, yo gabba gabba, the office, archer, i am not an animal, dexter, father ted, the league of gentlemen, strangers with candy, superjail, spaced... oh dear. i like a lot of tv!!

most of woody allen's movies, barbarella, breathless, yellow submarine, buffalo 66, beyond the valley of the dolls, allegro non troppo, zoolander, i love you alice b toklas, easy rider, monsters inc, the thomas crown affair, withnail and i, shaun of the dead, velvet goldmine,

i don't get much time to read these days :( mostly magazines like juxtapoz, grafik, how. But i do have a frightening amount of art and design books that i flick through for inspiration.

i have, in the past, enjoyed the work of bukowski, burroughs, vonnergut, tom robbins, and 'a confederacy of dunces' is my favourite book. no wait, jitterbug perfume is.. no wait.. etc.

If anyone wants to send me a 1960s/70 childrens encyclopedia or picture book i'd be very willing to do a swap!

I'm not a picky person, but obviously i do have some dislikes:

  • Western cartoon stuff: Loony Toons, Diddl etc

  • spiders, bugs and snakes!

  • teddy bears and sappy lovey-dovey junk!

  • Emily the strange. Blah.

  • The smell of smoke. Blah x 100

  • Clowns

  • patchouli, musk & sandalwood scents and nag champa incense

  • Lime flavoured stuff. barf-o-rama.

  • dishonesty, bigotry, people who are just plain mean!

  • people taking credit for my work!

All banners, swap images and mosaics are property of gogoringo. please ask before using them, or contact me if you'd like me to make one just for you! will work for candy!

Ratings

marinda rated for ☆GK Style Me☆: Candy on Jan 24, 2009
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Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable package! I loved it! I really loved the wrapping paper and tape. Too cute! I adore the bag and the cloth. Thank you so much!
neopostretro rated for Handmade Kyttens Christmas! on Dec 23, 2008
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Comment: Perfection in a box! I absolutely adore everything! The stationery is so beautiful! I will make sure I only use them for extra-special communications. The cards of your work are fantastic! I'm thinking of ways to display their awesomeness in my house as we speak. The candy was delicious! The calendar for January and the adorable animal clips are already up on my refrigerator. The buttons & street art stickers are amazing! The bendable mustache is absolutely hilarious! I've never seen anything like it before! You have 100% spoiled me! I am so glad I found Swap Bot because it led me to you! You are an amazing human being and I am so glad to have met you!
Response: Yay! You are most definitely welcome! I'm glad to have found you too, people who appreciate bendy moustaches are too few and far between! :D
shinianen rated for Kytten Kris Kringle! on Nov 26, 2008
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Comment: Wow! Way, way above and beyond!! I love my new weiner dog... insert giant stuffy weiner joke here (LOL)! Thanks so much!
Response: yay!!! we have one by alice apple too, and when i saw you'd favourited a weiner i couldn't resist!! enjoy your stuffed weiner teehee :P merry christmas!
goldfish rated for Bubblegum Femme Blog Link Swap ~ on Nov 14, 2008
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Comment: Great links...thanks!
holmesgal rated for I Love My Shirt! (Postcards) on Nov 10, 2008
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Comment: Thank You
Response: you're welcome! thank you for your patience :) was that the original or the resend that arrived??
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Comment: Lovely, lovely earrings! Please give the seller nice feedback as well. Thank you so much and thanks so much for sending on time! Big surprise for me! A beautiful sweater just showed up to match the earrings. I wish I could give you 3 hearts! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Response: you're so welcome! i couldn't resist sending those matching earrings! ;)
lolita rated for Bubblegum Femme Blog Link Swap ~ on Nov 3, 2008
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Comment: Thanks for sharing the cute and fun links!! :D I really enjoyed reading them and looking at the photos! I especially loved iCiNG's blog!
ArtsyAmy rated for Bubblegum Femme Blog Link Swap ~ on Nov 3, 2008
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Comment: super cute blogs ty!
SABR rated for Bubblegum Femme Blog Link Swap ~ on Nov 2, 2008
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Comment: Thanks:)
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Comment: WOWZA--I love everything, expecially the pods, we became instantly addicted!!!!
Response: hehehe pods are a major weakness of mine! I'm glad you liked it all :) good to see you back 'round this way
knitmom7 rated for I Love My Shirt! (Postcards) on Oct 31, 2008
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Comment: Read "around the world in 80 days"?Me neither! Evidently your card rewrote the book!! Still cute! Thanks for thinking of me!!brenda '
Response: wow it finally arrived?! thats ridiculous!! anyway i'm glad you got it and thank you for the generous rating.
colorfizz rated for Paper Doll Me on Oct 28, 2008
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Comment: Beautiful! Absolutely amazing! What a wonderful package to receive from you! I am so in awe of your work! <3<3<3
Response: awww thanks so much! i'm glad you likey :) it was a great swap i had SO much fun :D
aly rated for La Catrina Doll swap on Oct 27, 2008
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Comment: OMG! She is beautiful! It so made my day to get your package today. I loved the robots and Alice too!
Response: yay! i'm glad you like her & the extras :)
smallfry rated for Dance Like No One's Watching CD on Oct 21, 2008
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Comment: Awesome Awesome Awesome!
Response: awesome. ;)
iamred rated for Dandy Man & Imp Girl Swap 3 on Oct 18, 2008
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Comment: finally, its letting me leave you a RATING! =) first off, this has to be my favorite swap from you soo far! i mean all of them have been spectacular! =) but this one is just spectacular x1000000000!!! maybe it was the super cute petit babie deers, or the cram cream deer deco tape or maybe the beautifully made SB postcards or super fun fabric or or or all of it!!!! or maybe it was all the candies and soo many cherry ripe bars! but man! when i got this parcel, it totally made my day pilgrim! thank you soo much! =D i love swapping with you and i love your messages and emails! =) you are a fun, wonderful person, and i am glad that you are in my life in one form or another! =) thank you again for the wonderful parcel and swap(s)!
Response: AWWW!!!! you're too sweet!!! i'm glad we're swappin' buddies too :) Heres to many more fab swaps! ((((hugs)))
mutiny rated for Glytter Kytten Postcard & Quote Swap! on Oct 15, 2008
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Comment: Loooooved it, anything Blythe makes me a happy bunny. :)
niss rated for Refresh, Recharge, & Relax on Oct 13, 2008
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Comment: thank you Pilgrim so much, i love it all... choc's are gone already!! :)
Response: Great! :) enjoy yourself!! mmm chocolate...
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sunrooms rated for Music for Fabulousness! on Oct 6, 2008
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Comment: so nice to receive another package from you! thanks for the cute stationary and HK pen. :) I recognized a few of the songs on your cd (Pull Shapes makes me feel so happy, and I always dance!). Can't wait to listen to it!!
Response: awesome! i'm glad it arrived safely and i hope you like my mix. i saw the pipettes live back in january and they were so good live. if you get a chance, go see them. its a super fun show :)

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Comments

iamred on Mar 20, 2016:

i was just thinking about you and wanted to say hello <3 hope you have been well.

cobaltgypsy on May 7, 2012:

I saw your house in Mollie Makes magazine!

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