MELBSTYLE MEDIA - REVIEWS
That's right - THE New York Times 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 or jump direct to the article DESIGN WITHIN REACH
COOL HUNTING IN NEW YORK!
"Dedicated to showcasing an array of Melburniana, founders Maree Coote and Lex Ridgeway offer a well-edited collection of products for the native and tourist alike. Spanning beautifully-packaged Melbourne map soaps and charming kangaroo chopstick rests to fashionable silk scarves and beaded baubles, the assortment represents some of the city's finest artists and designers."- Coolhunting.com
"There is a time and place for a good souvenir. These really are the most interesting and well-designed souvenir-style gifts I have come across." - THE DESIGN FILES
The Design Files (the webs' most gorgeous collection of information objects and style) has just featured Melbournestyle. We know once you taste The Design Files you'll be addicted!
"Here is much more than a store, it is a history lesson, a celebration of all that is uniquely Victorian (including Ned Kelly), somewhere to lose yourself and delight in the sheer creativity on offer (tasteful creativity, of course, in true Melbourne style). It makes souvenir places seem very tacky in comparison. On Clarendon Street South Melbourne, it's the first and only experience of its kind. A visit to Melbournestyle is a must do."
- Extract from RACV's 101 Best things to do in Victoria
"THIS MELBOURNE MECCA IS BANISHING THE CULTURAL CRINGE WITH ITS BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE INTERPRETATIONS OF AUSTRALIAN ICONOGRAPHY."
- HOME BEAUTIFUL magazine
"IF YOU LOVE THIS FABULOUS CITY OR ARE LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT SOUVENIR....."
- HOMESPUN magazine
"There are no flippant inclusions.Everything has a reason for being - a connection to Melbourne or Melbourne people who are doing something special."
- MELBOURNE LIVING Magazine, August 2009
Thanks to the fabulous people at Melbourne Living magazine for their tribute to our tribute to Melbourne.
"E' negozio e galleria questo spot avviato con successo dall'artista Maree Coote, specializzato esattamente nel Melbourne style: arte, moda e oggettistica, tutto disegnato e realizzato in citta."
- Review :Italia Blogosfere
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 , 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.
This is what you're missing.... Come in soon!
melbournestyle is proud WINNER of Port Phillip Glen Eira Leader Business Acheiver Awards 2008Best Specialty Retailer Category
....and finalist in the Melbourne Awards 2008
...and finalist in Port Phillip Business Excellence Awards 2008.
...and previously - two Port Phillip Glen Eira Leader Business Acheiver Awards 2007 :
Best New Business Specialty Retailer Category
Best Business Under 50 Employees Category.
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.
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It's HERE! The ALL NEW 2010 edition of The MELBOURNE BOOK, A History of Now.
The NEW COVER design echoes the original, but signals a New Edition. NEW tales from Melbourne's short but amazing history. NEW photographs of this ever-changing city. NEW CELEBRITIES include Adam ELLIOT, Eddie PERFECT, Molly MELDRUM. NEW CHAPTERS include the story of pub rock and Countdown, of artist and expeditionist Ellis ROWAN, and a full biography of fashion designer Jenny BANNISTER. UPDATED CHAPTERS on the latest in Laneways,Trams, Flinders Street Station, Melb v Sydney, Melbourne Cup, Fashion, Vegemite, Weather, Le Louvre and more. Visual, passionate and informative, THE MELBOURNE BOOK is crammed with anecdotes and detail. With over 700 photos and 60 tales from past and present, author/photographer Maree Coote explores the city with an eye for the ordinary and the extraordinary. All of Melbourne's stories are here, from William Buckley to Dame Edna... Architecture, footy, fashion, horse-racing,weather and much more. It's the must-have Melburnian's manual; it's STILL the world's most liveable book. SEE MORE
Designed by Arik levy, this startling crystal candelholder is named Kaz, after the famous mountain in the Aegean part of Turkey which looks like an iceberg. It's heavy, it's exquisite, it comes in 2 sizes (14cm tall and 23 cm tall) and its in store at Melbournestyle now. Big Pic
BLOOMS FOR THE GARDEN STATE
How perfect for Melburnians in winter - a bit of glorious colour for everyone. Designed by Artenica, these clever cards open up their petals to wish you a Happy Birthday, Thank You, I Love You or Merry Christmas. Folded up they tuck into a little envelope for gift giving...so sweet.
'A sense of place is a valuable thing. Cultivate that and you will grow roots.' - MC.
NEW - MELBOURNE BUILDINGS PENDANTS- Thick and chunky, just like Justin Madden. How many buildings will the Planning Minister unplan before there are no more left to inspire us?
Iconic chunks of gleaming perspex, embedded with sketches of Melbourne's landmarks: St Paul's Catherdral, the old Le Louvre on Collins (sob!), Manchester Unity Building, Old Magistrate's Court and lots more... all the biggies. Made by MelbournestyleSee more HERE
Or - do you want your own building made into a pendant gift? We can sketch you and etch you.... Great for corporates, housewarmings, anniversaries... Email us
"Patience is power; with time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk scarf. " - Chinese Proverb.
Jason Wu's FR Enigmatic wears Melbournestyle Scarf 'Red Galahs' at Flinders Street Station.
FREE SCARF? If you missed THE LAUNCH, you missed out! CONGRATS to Naomi, winner of the lucky Business-card-in-the-bowl-Prize at the launch of The Melbourne Scarves! She was stunned but had the prescence of mind to select herself her favourite design - and she chose this one (Flower Map):
THE MELBOURNE SCARVES are instore now! A fabulous collection of limited edition silk scarves designed by Maree Coote for Melbournestyle. Featuring Melbourne themes and imagery, and a dozen designs to choose from. The ultimate colour statement for the Melburnian who loves to wear black.
Melbournestyle Scarf 'Melbourne Buildings Dotty Blue'
Perfect for besotted locals who love their city, for out-of-towners who want to look back on their visit in style, the perfect high-status corporate gift, for civic-minded professional gals who need to be on-brief and for lovers of sheer silken luxury. Beautifully boxed, of course. You can see the collection here, but the real thing is luxurious, generous, sensual and has to be seen and touched to be fully appreciated.
PAPER CUT ARTWORKS Handmade original artworks on the Melbourne buildings collection just arrived in store. See more here. $160
BERN EMMERICHS has just baked us a fresh batch of Melbourne historical ceramics. Hysterical as well, each one is a masterpiece. Original, and unique.
JUST WANTED TO SAY G'DAY. Again.
Postcard 10-Packs of various designs - great for gifts or for you to stay in touch. See more here... $12.50 for a pack of 10.
CC SKYE MAC CUFF... Looks sooo slick with a fabulous scarf from Melbournestyle... $195
THANKS to the incredible Careless Love (pictured above at Pellegrini's in Bourke Street the other day) and FR Enigmatic for impeccable modelling; and to Jason Wu - Uber-master of fashion design for his team of absolute dolls. Find out all about them at Integrity Toys. Plastic fantastic.
HELLO COCKY! Every home needs a pet, one you can talk to, one who will listen... perfect porcelain polly looks great solo or in a pack. This is how they look in Melbournestyle's Salon room...$160
Oooh... Melbournestyle now has a prescence at Tumblr.
and a MiniSHOP for those who like to click/buy at Bigcartel.
but then it's pretty simple to just buy direct: simply email us
Everybody's loving THE WORLD'S MOST LIVEABLE BOOK
THE MELBOURNE BOOK - LATEST EDITION
Still the best book there is on Melbourne Town. OUT NOW $49.50, at Melbournestyle, and selling out fast!
SEE the glittering BOOK LAUNCH ..............
Or SEE MORE BOOK
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MAP re CBD Closer MAP
That's it for now.
Ms MELBA x
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