MELBSTYLE MEDIA - REVIEWS
"THIS MELBOURNE MECCA IS BANISHING THE CULTURAL CRINGE WITH ITS BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE INTERPRETATIONS OF AUSTRALIAN ICONOGRAPHY."
- Home Beautiful magazine Sept 2007
That's right - THE New York Times has just paid us a visit. How did they find melbournestyle? These New Yorkers... they don't miss a trick! What did they find in store? For full article on melbourne click here NYT Style Magazine Totally Aussie in Melbourne and read the Sept 23, 2007. Click link to 'DESIGN WITHIN REACH' or jump direct to the article DESIGN WITHIN REACH
We also had a visit from JAPAN-VIC.TOURISM Inbound Shopping Guide. This well-researched industry handbook is the ultimate resource for inbound Japanese tour operators, and features melbournestyle as its lead store, while its cover features our legendary Melbourne Cups and Saucers. They even named it after us! Domo Arigatoo Gozaimasu! (Not available to local Aussie shoppers - but you don't need it - you already know where we are, right? )
Meanwhile, back here at home, since they first found us in Home Beautiful Sept 2007, the Home Beauties have visited time and again with their fab shoping tours (see below).
HOME BEAUTIFUL has listed melbournestyle in the legendary STYLE HUNTER Shopping Guide...So you can grab a copy (free with the latest issue) and visit us along with all the other top-shoppable spots in Melbourne in one go. Look forward to seeing you in your safari suits soon.
Thanks to the gorgeous gals at Home Beautiful - we are very chuffed to be included in their guide. See you soon.
WE WON! (So much showing off! What would mum say?...) melbournestyle is proud to be winner of two Port Phillip Glen Eira Leader Business Acheiver Awards 2007 :
Best New Business Specialty Retailer Category and
Best Business Under 50 Employees Category.
We are very grateful to the community of Port Phillip for supporting us... a stylish Melbourne hug to you all and to Leader Newspapers of course.
Extra special thanks to the backbone of the operation - the Gingerbread Man himself - Lex, and to the divine Miss Ginger.
The PORT PHILLIP LEADER loves melbournestyle's Melbourne Cups too ...
"EVERYTHING IN THE GALLERY PLAYS ON MELBOURNE'S UNIQUE SENSE OF HUMOUR AND CULTURE THROUGH CLEVER OBJECTS."
melbournestyle's domestic sculpture was profiled here in the EMERALD HILL WEEKLY's Retail Therapy column - the tag of 'Arte-facts and fictions' being uncannily close to what we are all about!
Once more, THANKS to all who have helped bring our message of place, style, art and history to the wider world.
If you have some good news about Melbourne, email us and we'll post your news and /or links right here.
NEW AND FABULOUS IN THE CAPITAL CITY OF STYLE
"Hi everybody, I am loving this trip. Last night at about 10.30pm a green aurora stretched across the sky, shimmering and dancing in front of the stars. It began way up ahead of the ship ( the south/west I guess ) and swooped right over us in a wide band of neon green, then finished in a swirl. It was as though Casper the ghost had zoomed across the sky then disappeared with a flick of his tail.."
- ALISON LESTER , en route to the Antarctic.
CURRENT EXHIBITION: ANTARCTICA - ALISON LESTER AND FRIENDS
From June 24 - July 12, this remarkable series of works is a collaboration between artist and Antarctic adventurer Lester and the schoolchildren of Australia.
Children's author, Alison Lester, travelled to Antarctica in 2005 as an Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) Arts Fellow. Her regular reports back via email to the schoolchildren of Australia resulted in a unique collaboration of imagination, inspiration and innocence.
She is has created a series of paintings inspired by her experience, and is working on developing a children's book from the series. Created in collaboration with the schoolchildren of Australia, the resulting works are both poignant and charming, a blend of childlike naivete and the deft hand of an illustrative master. The outcome of this creative dialogue is unlike anything most of us have seen, both because of the subject matter, and the process of the art that created it. The product of many imaginations, many months, and many surprises, this exhibition is both celebration and warning, as it conjures for us the remote Antartcic and its inhabitants - immutable, doomed, teeming, vulnerable, funny and melancholy.
For the first time, these works have been presented as large canvasses in an exhibition at melbournestyle gallery. Large works on exhibition for the first time at melbournestyle gallery here
Yes, you can nominate us if you think we deserve it - for this year's 2008 Leader Newspapers Business Acheiver Awards.
Just click here NOMINATE US If you do, we thank you!
RACV has also included us in their ranking of 101 great places to visit in melbourne and Victoria. If you agree, you can vote for us too at Victoria's 101.
Just click here VOTE melbournestyle
MAGNETIC PERSONALITY ...and plenty of it at melbournestyle. To complement our already embarrassingly extensive range of fridgemagnets (including famous Melbourne chairs, Trammagnets and Melbourne moggies) we now have added: Logies magnets, funky asterisks, sticks and stones...
THEY'RE HERE - some very special new handbags for the most addicted accessory lovers... But be quick
STICK EM UP! - designed by the very clever Deanna Corso, these fab wall decals are the Stickmeon range. Bunnies, squirrels, all things fluffy with big teeth, and birds as well.
FIND US HERE
MAP re CBD Closer MAP
That's it for now.
Ms MELBA x
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