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!
"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!'
"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.
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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PAINTINGS BY GEORGE EUSTICE - These whimsical oil paintings
are a unique take on Melbourne. Exhibition opens October 18,
Gallery Upstairs at Melbournestyle.
View the exhibition online HERE and the Launch party HERE
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. What better memento than 100% pure enourmous 97x97cm expanse of silk luxury, adorned with Melbourne's buildings or parks or flora and fauna? And let's not forget the one that really takes the cake: Melbourne's Famous women scarf called: The List...
AT LAST. THE THORN GLASS HAS ARRIVED- Crikey! What a wait. Sometimes it gets tortuous, bringing you the pretty things... Anyway it's here and its gorgeous. The black is like velvety jet black lava, the lemon, like a half sucked lolly. Ice blue, glassy green, amber and (late but hopefully soon to come) clear.
SINEW AND SILHOUETTE. Form and function. Horse and human. Bushranger and mount. Rock and roll. Could it be more beautiful? This exquisite rockinghorse is the work of Melbourne sculptor Rob Miller. Made for the artist's own daughter, it caught our eye at Melbournestyle... So, now it can be made just for you. Hand carved from cyprus and finished in Japan Black,it is strong enough to hold the weight of an adult, and beautiful enough to never be used. Approx 2m wide by 1m high. SEE MORE
"God help the Minister that meddles with art!"- Lord Melbourne, 1835.
(From Correspondence and Table-Talk, Volume 2 by Benjamin Robert Haydon 2008)
Jason Wu's FR Enigmatic wears Melbournestyle Scarf 'Yellow Galahs' at Flinders Street Station.
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. 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.
It's HERE! The ALL NEW 2010 edition of The MELBOURNE BOOK, A History of Now.
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. SEE MORE
EMU Long-lashed and luscious, all fluff and flutter, Emus by are rendered in intricate detail and monotone schemes. Deep box frames. Even more here. $140
HOW CUTE ARE YOU? As cute as these lamps? Sure you are... just imagine, your best chair, a great book, and one of these guys by your side.... You ain't going nowhere, you're a picture. See the light here
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 SPRING - 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.
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 Cathedral, 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
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.
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 $55 at all good bookstores and at Melbournestyle of course.
SEE the glittering BOOK LAUNCH ..............
Or SEE MORE BOOK
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That's it for now.
Ms MELBA x
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