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Yesterday I picked my nephew up from kinder and took him for a baby chino at Palomino which I think is probably my favourite cafe on High Street. As we were walking back to the car we took a detour into a pop-up shop that looked interesting, Green Horse.

In the back room I noticed a chair made of cardboard, and I asked the owner (who I now know is called Jacinta) where she got it. And she said that she made it herself as part of her year 12 art folio and that it is now 10 years old. It was inspired by her family lounge suite. She made the chair, a coffee table and a side board (which I then spotted at the front of the store) with cardboard supplied by VISY. I think they are amazing!

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Jacinta made this cardboard side board in year 12 – thesecondhandcity.com

I then admired the partitioning for the change rooms – portable cardboard walls that slot together. What an excellent idea for a pop up shop.

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I love the change rooms – thesecondhandcity.com

So I asked if I could take some photos.  I snapped away and we had a chat.

Green Horse is an online store, and had a pop up shop down at Westgarth before Christmas. It is currently in the old Greens Party headquarters, but is moving to a permanent address across the road in what used to be Small Dreams.

The goods in the shop are ethical and sustainable (and lovely). I was particularly excited to see Me and Amber works – I do love their cards and wall hangings.

And the furniture that Jacinta has used in the shop is inspiring for a crafty second hand admirer (like me). She made the clothes racks from decking timber and plumbing pipe, the main table was purchased on ebay and rebuilt, there are drawers used as display boxes, and other timber display boxes made by Jacinta’s handy dad out of recycled timber.

There is a lovely old chest of drawers in the front window and a painted bentwood chair … and a mirror that used to be a wardrobe door. So many great recycled and second hand things put together beautifully.

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ladders, boxes, clothes racks, mirrors, all recycled – thesecondhandcity.com

I am looking forward to visiting Green Horse at its permanent address (and purchasing a love, love, love wall hanging).

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