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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


WOMAN'S DAY:: Dec 2011

...features Melbournestyle and the French Bull Platters...
Thanks Style File and Womans Day!
THE MELBOURNE REVIEW

is a brilliant addition to Melbourne's landscape. We are thrilled to be there in Edition Two, read on...
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!'
PODCAST here.

"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.


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SHAMELESS SKITING

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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The Art of Being Melbourne
SEE THE LAUNCH - Launched by the HON. STEVE BRACKS AC,
and Tim Abdallah, Head of Art, Menzies Art Brands,
on 7th March 2012 at Flinders Lane Gallery Melbourne.

This stunning new book The Art Of Being Melbourne by Maree Coote tracks the Melbourne zeitgeist across 20 decades of art to reveal a truly unique portrait of the city. MORE ABOUT THIS NEW BOOK HERE


NEW ART PRIZE
Melbournestyle is proud to announce a brand new art prize -
THE ART OF BEING MELBOURNE PRIZE - For works produced on a Melbourne theme. Stay tuned for more news on this exciting new prize and upcoming exhibitions. Open to amateur and professional artists alike.
To enter, please make application here:
THE ART OF BEING MELBOURNE Art Prize, at MELBOURNESTYLE. Entries close June 30 2012.
Everyone is welcome!
I'M INTERESTED IN THE ART OF BEING MELBOURNE PRIZE

Name:

City:

Email:

Medium:

Title & Description of work:

Web address where work can be viewed:

I will email you a LOW RES IMAGE - (File to be no larger than 300kb) image email image file to:
Melbournestyle IMAGE FILE Entry
Entries will be reviewed and curated by Melbournestyle.

Enter early for a head start! We will be holding a special Inaugural Preview on May 30. For just $75 people will be able to view the exhibition and purchase work before the general opening in June. Refreshments and canapes will be served and the evening will feature a brief talk on the Art of Melbourne by writer and artist Maree Coote. For information call +61 3 99698445.


city colour

New to the Melbourne Cushions collection is this brilliant colour print. Includes Government House, Supreme Court and other new buildings drawn by Maree Coote for Melbournestyle. Cuddle up - and hang on tight, 'cos we are collecting them all just in case they fall foul of future planning ministers. More HERE...

thousand year eggs


Hand-painted by the brilliant Bern Emmerichs, these egg cups tell tales of ancient aboriginal gorgeousness. Think on that while you dip your toasty soldiers...MORE


antipodean coaster eggs


Matt-black frosted acrylic these velvety egg shaped silhouettes make fab coasters. Engraved with an Antipodean Crest. Colonial-chic, post-modern cool. MORE

paper trams

Like ships in the night, Melbourne's trams pass each other as they rattle across the grid. Fot the past 127 years they've travelled their endless loop. In our throw-away world, they are one wonderful thing that endures. These cut-paper artworks by Maree Coote are a tribute to the charm and efficiency set in place such a long time ago. MORE

repatriate

According to trend forecaster Gerald Celente it's time to get local and abandon the global. If heading toward a recession/depression, and when things get crazy and beyond your control, Gerald says the best thing to do is bring things home to where you can impact them, and focus on the local. Trade local, make local, buy local, rebuild local. There are nearly 23 million Australians, and Melbournestyle has a story or a beautiful, original, meaningful piece of design for every one.
Melbournestyle recommends

If you have missed this CD, it's the happiest, sweetest package we've heard in along time. Great memories of Her Majesty's Pub South Yarra and 'Torchy and the Battery Boys' billing. These formative seeds of The Mentals - brothers Chris and Peter O'Doherty - will charm their way into your ear buds all over again.
Save Aireys Inlet

Save beautiful Aireys Inlet from bitumen, bulldust, bikepaths and bankruptcy. Stop the Surf Coast Shire from paving paradise!!
SAVE AIREYS INLET
Molly's bump

The Melbourne Book includes (among its many chapters and stories of Melbourne's history and contemporay culture) the complete story of Molly Meldrum and Countdown of course, including a great shot of Molly and Madge. Naturally we were very concerned about his welfare after his recent fall. After all the great times he delivered to us, let's all do him a favour and cross fingers for a quick recovery.


the leafy seadragon

NEW in our Cutpaper Art series, this incredible little creature is a pipe fish, the Leafy Seadragon. He and his cousin the Weedy Seadragon are Victorian State Emblems and have to be seen up close to be believed. This design, by Maree Coote for Melbournestyle, is cut from black paper and framed in white. MORE HERE
MADE BY MELBOURNESTYLE
NEW DESIGNS
the Melbourne cushions

Connect with your roots, learn a bit about your city...
There's still a soft landing out there if we protect the best in this beautiful city of ours. Finding meaning in Melbourne's history, Maree Coote has explored another city block - this time a soft, comfy stylish city block to snuggle up to. It's all there in Black and White, $95

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NEW cushion collection made in Melbourne.
Made by Melbournestyle

Time to relive the Jazz Age
In the 20s and 30s, even the Depression couldn't stop great design, great music and happy happy dancing. So here's to a Jazz Age recovery, led by art, music and meaningful, quality design.
the Melbourne placemats


Here's how to dine in the best addresses in Melbourne without leaving home. Stylish extra-large placemat featuring Melbourne's finest buildings, $15 each.NEW tabletop goodies collection made in Melbourne.
Made by Melbournestyle

learn from history
America's middle class is disappearing. Is Australia's to follow?

"...the middle class produces civilisation because it is the only class constantly trained to come to a conclusion, poised as it is between depth and height. It is not rich enough to have everything, nor poor enough to have nothing - and has to choose between a succulent table and a fine library, between travel and a flat in town, between a car and a new baby, or fur coat and a ball dress: it has enough of the superfluous to give it freedom from necessity, but only through the constant use of discrimination: its life is therefore one long training of the judgement and the will. This by itself will not manufacture greatness; but it is the soil in which it is possible to make it grow. And for this reason, when the rich become too rich and the poor too poor, and fewer and fewer people live under the constant discipline of their decisions, the age of greatness withers." ......- Freya Stark 'The Lycian Shore', 1956.


the Melbourne review

Quality writing on the Arts, culture and ideas...
A perfect match for Melbournestyle, this stylish smart-talker is very welcome after the gradual and almost complete decimation of our local newspaper touchstones. Congrats to Luke Stegeman and his team. We are thrilled to be there in Edition Two, read on...
the G'DAY series coasters

Perfect protection for your surfaces and eliminates the jarring clang of glass-on-glass at the coffee table. These neoprene backed vibrant G'DAY series coasters will break the ice. A set of 6 is only $30.
Featuring the Emu & Roo of the G'DAY series, these whacky originals are designed and made in Melbourne by Melbournestyle.
sa ding ding

We've said this before... A cross between Kate Bush and Bjork,
Sa Dingding is a beautiful new colour in the landscape. She brings culture, texture, richness, madness, and a whole new perspective. She sings in a mix of Mandarin, Cantonese, Burmese and Sanskrit, with a bit of nonsense thrown in. Have a look and a listen to ALIVE Click Here
fabulous, Minikem

WRAPPING UP: Emily Makris' delicious deco-noir hats were a huge success - a sellout show made this Melb Cup season far more beautiful than it would otherwise have been. Looking forward to seeing more designs next year from this exciting young Melbourne milliner.

myth & floklore

NOW ON: Currently featuring works by Maree Coote. Featuring the Azaria series. Coote explores the making of myth and folklore, notions of innocence and evil. Gallery Upstairs at Melbournestyle.
mellow Melbourne yellow

Goes great with black and white - is climate change-proof so you can leave it on the deck in the rain. It comes in this fabulous yellow- the happiest of colours, $275.

AND NOT MELBOURNE:
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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