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The Alchemist is a small and independent art shop, born out of a passion for art supplies. Priding themselves on their exceptional range of carefully selected artist materials. Physically located in Kyneton Victoria, they also have online shopping available at

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The TREASURY on COLLINS - Melbourne

The Treasury on Collins
Located at 394 Collins St. in the very heart of Melbourne’s CBD, 22km from the International & Domestic Airports. 
Set in a 19th-century building with ribbed stone columns, this stately apartment hotel is 1.1 km from both Crown Casino and Federation Square, and 1.3 km from the National Gallery of Victoria.
The lobby features an elegant lounge with coffered ceilings and Tuscan columns.


Behind this name, there is, Olivier Maingui, creator, designer and leatherworker.

5th Generation is the realisation of experience and passion to create beautiful leather goods.

Olivier's, is a family story, it speaks of experiences passed from father to son. The knowledge and a love of craftsmanship handed down from generation to generation and Olivier is the 5th. The naming of this wonderful

brand was an obvious choice.


For more information please visit:

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When in Melbourne...

For Custom handmade leather, canvas and shark watch straps for Panerai and most other fine watch brands. Please contact Micah Dirksen
at Vintager Straps.

Located in the Napa Valley, USA with over 10 years of experience.


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My affiliation with MONTEGRAPPA is well known,

and the reason for this, quite simply is because..

I love their pens!
Attention to detail, and their respect of craftsmanship and employment of great artisans sets this brand apart

from all the rest. 

Montegrappa was founded in 1912. Its products are still manufactured in the original factory on the river Brenta, in Bassano del Grappa near Vicenza, in the North-East of Italy.

During the First World War Bassano was a centre of military operations. Among the many soldiers who used the company's pens (Elmo at that time) for their correspondence were two celebrated 20th-century writers, Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos, who had both volunteered for service as ambulance drivers.

The company was at its high point in the 1930s. It was a period when the fountain pen became widespread and the products of the House of Bassano met the taste of the public with their sober design, the variety of their colours and materials (among the first to use celluloid and galalith), the operation of their technical solutions, and the originality and precision of their manufacturing techniques.

I use and highly recommend MONTEGRAPPA pens.

 Please visit their site at:

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