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by Jennifer L (subscribe)
I am a keen traveller. Currently rediscovering my own backyard and the rest of Australia. I enjoy nature, history and the quirkiness of what the world has to offer.
Published November 1st 2021
What is Squidinki?
Squidinki have lots of different products with quirky designs and word puns by illustrator Max Mendez. I first came across Squidinki designs' Beef Wellington, in a major chain store one Christmas and the image remained in my mind.

Beef Wellington

On a trip to Sydney, I stumbled across Squidinki's Gift Studio in The Rocks, where I wanted to buy everything because of the clever images and play on words to create the designs. I narrowed down what I wanted. While I was there, the illustrator, Max Mendez, came in and I chatted to him about his designs and he invited me to his Art Gallery also in The Rocks.

skipping girl, shop, one off, the rocks, sydney, gifts
Iconic Skipping girl

Sydney or Melbourne

In his Art Gallery, I looked and admired his limited edition work ... and left with a limited edition print.

chewing gum, poster, limited edition, cute, Max, the rocks
Gum leaves

australian animals, squid, koala, kangaroo
Australian animals with a twist

Months later, during one of many lockdowns in Melbourne, a bit of online retail therapy was in need and I hit the internet and Squidinki's online shop. Will it be tea towels, aprons, mugs, coasters, cards or notepads? Again, I had to narrow down what I was purchasing. Within a week, with free delivery over $50, I was once again transported into Squidinki's creative store. So pop into their The Rocks premises or online.

blue tongue, lizard, greeting card, sydeny, unusual
Blue tongue

Squidinki is currently at:

Squidinki Gift Studio: Shop 1, 21 Nurses Walk The Rocks

Squidinki Art Gallery: Shop 2, 140 George St The Rocks

They are moving to a new gallery and store at 85 George Street, The Rocks.

They can be contacted on (02) 9241 6112 or email them on or via the website.

granny flat, card, cards, coasters, gifts, souvenirs
I don't want granny to get a flat.
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Why? Quirky designs on useful items. Great for gifts, yourself or a souvenir
When: See website for opening hours or 24 hours on line.
Phone: (02) 9241 6112
Where: 21 Nurses Walk, The Rocks NSW 2000
Cost: Prices of items vary
Your Comment
Art with humor, I love it. At least you can tell what the subject is.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|3303) 28 days ago
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