Reverse Garbage, Taylor Square
Thursday October 21, 2010·
A trip to Reverse Garbage at its original Marrickville site meant potentially leaving with arms full of exciting, useful and hilarious shit and soaring ideas of re-decorating and re-gifting. It also meant taking two buses, walking a bit, and taking a gamble against actually finding aforementioned cool shit or leaving empty handed and empty hearted.
More often that not I took the pessimists/hangoverists approach and thought way too much about the long trip there and less about the goodies I might take home with me. Who knows what I missed out on. But with a second Reverse Garbage site now at Taylor Square, there is way less public transport to let myself get caught up thinking about and way more convenient opportunities to fill my life up with cool junk.
In a move so very eastern suburbs, the garbage at RG2010 is tailored specifically for the imagined new clientele. There is more of a focus on materials with design, fashion and art aspirations, and less on deceased estate furniture and creepy porcelain dogs (love them!). As handy an arrangement as this may be, it is short-lived, with RG2010 expected to be turfed out (excuse the garbage pun) once the cycle hub plans are on their way. You know what this means greedy garbage hunters - make haste!