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Cotton Velvet Eye Masks

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Cotton Velvet Eye Masks

Limited stocks of our eye masks are just about to hit the warehouse. So, now is the time to grab yours for Christmas. Great gift.

Our famous Cotton Velvet Eye Mask ... lovingly handmade here in Sydney.

This is not just an in-flight thing. It seems that lots of people like to sleep with an eye mask on. Bedrooms get flooded in sunlight a bit too early for some. And shift workers need to be able to create night at any time. But, for many more, it's become a sleeping ritual to rank alongside: bedtime reading, hand cream and maybe a little nightcap.

Life before the REMO Eye Mask was tough. Wearers had to make do with the nasty freebie versions that they give you on planes. They are generally made of plastic and nylon and, as a result, tend to rustle when you move and make your eyes sweat! They also let little bits of light in from underneath.

We reverse engineered a series of eye masks from around the world and decided that what they all needed was a winged keel of padded black cotton! Many prototypes, meetings and samples later (we even had Tiny Tim test drive one of them), we settled on the current design; made by hand in Sydney from pure Belgian cotton velvet.

Order your Cotton Velvet Eye Masks HERE

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Art Mystery to Solve

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Art Mystery to Solve

When the big physical REMO store closed in 1996 there were two original pieces of Martin Sharp's Eternity at REMO owned personally by Remo that were looking to find a home. Martin, with some help from cousin Russell Sharp, ended up with the actual 5m wide Eternity mural, and Remo ended up retaining the small hand painted version that you see circled in red in this image from 2007. This mini original was used to create the screens for this Eternity at REMO T Shirt design. It is painted on white card with a hand written: Please return to Martin Sharp and a phone number. Remo and family have travelled with this piece of art from apartment to apartment in Sydney, Silicon Valley & New York; and only recently noticed that it had gone missing. This is a mystery! Can you help us solve it? Have you seen it around?

If so ... let us know HERE

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Camp REMO | 1993

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Camp REMO | 1993

Today's REMO History lesson dates back to 1993. You can tell that from the marshmallows. For that year's people photoshoot we forced everyone to wear shorts and sand shoes for this Camp REMO moment. The big fibreglass REMO letters (which we still have in storage) were made by Funky 3D (aka Hugh Ramage and Peter King).

Order Camp REMO merchandise at 40% for 3 days only HERE using the checkout code CAMP40

 

 

Order Camp REMO merchandise at 40% for 3 days only HERE using the checkout code CAMP40

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1989 Photobooth Postcard

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1989 Photobooth Postcard

Here's a bit of REMO History from 1989 ... (and it will be in the exam, so pay close attention.) Your reward for reading at the end.

Many, many of our customers from the Darlinghurst REMO days had their photos taken in our old black and white photobooth. Kids had their growing up documented. Lovers had their love celebrated. And then there was a memorable year when good friend Russell Cheek, then of the Castanet Club, took on the role of REMO Santa, thereby enabling him to don red acrylic garb and get up close and personal in a sweaty photobooth with hundreds of our Christmas shoppers.

The photobooth also played a starring role in our 1989 Christmas card. That card, entitled “The Human Face of Retailing,” was enclosed within a 16-page catalogue that we sent out to around 4,500 mailing list customers. (I can still recall the marathon in-store fold fest.) The card in question spelt out the word “REMO” and involved lots of REMO people holding or using their favourite products. Two push pins, one red and one green, in place of the silver ones at the top of the card gave the requisite nod to the festive season. Pretty.

BUT ... the card represented much more than just that. For those who took the time to think about it, the image also communicated a collaborative spirit and a deep sense of fun. With less than a second between each vertical frame moving down each of the six strips, just think about what was involved in this exercise. Joyful mayhem.

In these photos (left to right): Geoffrey Gifford, Remo, Robyn Backen, Cheryle Lanthois, Janet Pankoff & David Glover

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This story ... an many others in Remo's book from 2014: General Thinker ... signed copy at 25% OFF for this week only using the promo code GEN25. Order HERE.

The Photobooth Postcard chapter from General Thinker

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REMO is 29 Today

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REMO is 29 Today

Happy Birthday to Us!

29 years ago on 10 October 1988 we opened the doors to the REMO General Store in Darlinghurst. Read about Ye Olde Days HERE.

To celebrate this momentous occasion we are offering  29% off the price of every single item in our store ... but available only TODAYPlace your order before Noon AEDT tomorrow using the checkout code: REMO29

Take advantage and get some gift shopping done early. Start browsing HERE.

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