WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT MELBOURNESTYLE
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
MARIE CLAIRE ITALIA says Si!
to The Melbourne Book by Melbournestyle Books
Marie Claire Italia, which is, like, the best of French and the best of Italian, says The Melbourne Book, by Melbournestyle Books, is the best read you can get on Melbourne. Well, we say the same thing - how about that? read on...
JAPAN AIRLINES REVIEWS MELBOURNESTYLE
Skyward, Japan Airline's inflight magazine, focusses on Australia. This stylish look at what makes Australia so enticing includes Melbournestyle and the delights of our home grown city-centric design. Domo arigato, JAL! See it here
INSIDEOUT gets inside Melbournestyle!
Australia's own style bible chooses the Melbourne Scarves as Editors Choice: "A City souvenir has rarely looked so smart!" See it here
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!
"A great big love letter to Melbourne!"
In October 2010 interview with the Breakfasters on Melbourne's funkiest RRR FM radio Melbourne, author Maree Coote enjoyed 15 minutes chatting about the book with DJs Fee-B, Ben and Jess who declared The Melbourne Book 'a great big love letter to Melbourne!'
"IT'S AN ORIGINAL, WITH A STRONG SENSE OF PLACE AND ABOVE ALL, IT'S A STYLISH MOUTHPIECE FOR MELBOURNE."
RED MAGAZINE NOV 2010
OMG! OPRAH! According to The Age, (Sat.18/9/10 P.7 news) Melbournestyle's own Melbourne Scarves are the pefect gift for Oprah. And we agree of course.
And so we went to Dinner with Oprah's peeps:
More Oprah here...
"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 to be:
2010 FINALIST, Creative Industries
PORT PHILLIP BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS
2008 BEST Specialty Retailer Category
Port Phillip Glen Eira Leader Business Acheiver Awards 2008
2008 FINALIST The Melbourne Awards
2008 FINALIST Port Phillip Business Excellence Awards
2007 WINNER Best New Business Specialty Retailer Category, Leader Business Acheiver Awards
2007 WINNER Best Business Under 50 Employees Category, Leader Business Acheiver Awards.
The PORT PHILLIP LEADER features 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.
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Melbourne quote of the month:
"Melbourne in a word? Passionate. There's an undercurrent always there, whether it's footy or art or politics... even eating. The value is under the surface here. It's deep. Very deep." - VINCE COLOSIMO, Actor.
From 'The Melbourne Book - A History of Now', by Maree Coote, Pub. by Melbournestyle Books.
Winter Wonders, Melbournestyle.
Don't get the winter blues, get healthy instead. Here's how: Maree and Ginger's amazing winter soup: It's low G.I. tucker, so you feel calmed, nourished and satisfied for ages, and you sleep well too. Got a pen? Here goes: 1 cup well washed puy lentils, I tsp coriander powder to keep away the colds and flu in half the pot of water. Bring to boil and turn down to simmer. Cook gently so as not turn your lentils to mush. Now add: 1 sliced carrot, 2 diced potatoes, I can diced tomatoes and cook it all for about 40 mins on med-low flame. Meanwhile...In a separate pan, fry off: I tsp tumeric, 1 tsp cumin, 1 chopped onion, 2 cloves chopped garlic in a healthy slug of olive oil, until onions are soft. Add this lot to the soup pot. Cook on simmer for another hour. Just before serving you can add: A handful of cooked penne noodles OR A scatter of cooked sliced chorizo sausage OR A smattering of cooked torn proscuitto... To serve, stir in a handful of Lex's homegrown rocket leaves and a generous sprinkling of parmeggianno cheese. Unbelieveably good.
Wisdom and beauty
IN the interests of sharing the love around, Melbournestyle introduces a UK designer in to the gallery - Matt Pugh. Why? Quite simply, we could not resist these clever, beautiful owls. So carefully crafted, they will NOT disappoint you.
Fabulous milky enamel colours on rich walnut, or stylish stained oak.
Or for the drop-dead fabulous among you and for Midas, there is gold of course. What a gorgeous gift. Handmade, and finished with a perfectionists touch.
It was only a matter of time. Lean back on the GPO, snuggle up with the Shrine, or pass out on the steps of the St Paul's. There's a place for everyone here in our new Melbourne Cushions Collection.
Backed with chic Melbourne Black (what other colour is there?), they are bright, stylish and cuddly. We must be getting soft.... See other designs HERE.
Melbournestyle Custom designs
We've had a spate of lovely custom design work to do lately. For recent sales event where 40 specialty coasters were required, we laser cut frosted black acrylic and packed them individually with a flying tram sticker to top off a perfect little package.
And, for a glam Tourism event in Singapore we have just made a commemorative prize gift. They needed a Melbourne theme, so we made a gorgeous Melbourne Platter, and then created a bespoke box to fit it perfectly. Tucked in with tissue and topped off with ribbons and tags, it looked amazing.
We can't get enough Cuff!
We just love these cuffs! perfect with a new silk scarf, brilliant colours. They make you feel Dressed. Finished. Perfect. We have just topped up our range of colours again, so be quick to ensure your fave shade isn't whisked away! More here...
Just couldn't resist these fabulous Dora Chapman screen prints from 1969. Chapman and her husband James Cant were the 'it' couple of the art world back then.
They both painted landscape, portraits, folk art style abstracts, but the interesting thing is the way they blurred the lines between each others style, he painting in her style, she painting in his. Joined at the brush perhaps. Anyway, just love these screen-prints by Dora, so calming and happy.
Beautiful Big Winter.
More from those clever Pratten gals: Luxury leather handbags at fabulous prices. Australian designed and made, and perfect with a Melbourne Scarf, made by Melbournestyle. More here... .
Send someone a low cost pressie - write a card and say something sweet. Melbournestyle's own gift card range is unique and delightful. See the range HERE
Don't forget the Tsunami...
... and our friends in Japan. It's been a long time between Sakes, but Melbournestyle owes much to Japan. We have been blessed by treasured Japanese friends, exquisite Japanese design, unforgettable Japanese travel, lifechanging Japanese insights, even our brand name is inspired by very special Japanese friends. Let's not even mention the world's best cuisine. So now's our chance to give back to our much-loved Japanese friends in their time of need. You can too - if you can help Japan, click here or go to your Commonwealth bank to donate. Doomo Arigatoo...Ki wo tsukete, minna san.
And let's not forget the LATEST edition of The MELBOURNE BOOK, A History of Now. Just $55. Made by Melbournestyle.
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. It's the must-have Melburnian's manual; it's STILL THE WORLD'S MOST LIVEABLE BOOK
THE MELBOURNE BOOK - LATEST EDITION
Still the best book there is on Melbourne Town.
OUT NOW $55 at all good bookstores and at Melbournestyle of course.
SEE the glittering BOOK LAUNCH ..............
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That's it for now.
Ms MELBA x
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