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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
MAR, 2013: Melbourne Observer reviews Melbournestyle Books' new title:
WHEN YOU GO TO MELBOURNE. Big thanks to the marvellous Di Rolle for her interest and support!
JAN, 2013: The Little Bookroom has devoted their window to Melbournestyle Books' new title:
WHEN YOU GO TO MELBOURNE by Maree Coote,
and the wonderful Jess has created this knockout window for the
Degraves Street store inspired by our book. Thanks to Leesa and her team at LBR!
Thanks to The Age - 'Bookmarks' for their acknowledgement of Melbournestyle's latest publication, THE ART OF BEING MELBOURNE, and its recent award.
"CONGRATULATIONS to Maree Coote, who has won the major prize in the Victorian Community History Awards for her book The Art of Being Melbourne, which chronicles in a beautiful and original way the development and history of Melbourne over 200 years or so via its representation in art." - Jason Steger, The Age, 27 October, 2012.
The title won the Royal Historical Society of Victoria's 2012 Community History Award, generously funded by the Public Records Office of Victoria. And again in:
The book "chronicles in a beautiful and original way the development and history of Melbourne over 200 years...via its representation in art." - Bookmarks, Oct 27, 2012.
IN THIS ISSUE, a review of Maree Coote's new book: 'The Art of Being Melbourne'. "A flick-through gallery that not only charts the tone and progress of the southern capital but spins the history with fresh perspective. Stroll its streets, get caught in its rain, take its trams and dip your toe in its bay via brush and canvas. Moody, marvellous informative."
IN THIS ISSUE, melbourne writers including Maree Coote contribute their suggestions for Christmas and New Year reading.
THIS ISSUE Excerpt from The Art of Being Melbourne by Maree Coote.
Megan Backouse of The Age reviews Melbournestyle, interviews Maree Coote.
Life & Style ARTS 28Jan 2012
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!'
"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.
Triple R Sponsor
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.
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too much exi-stencilism
Now showing: An exhibition of artworks by Maree Coote from her new book
WHEN YOU GO TO MELBOURNE - At Melbournestyle gallery upstairs, come and see...MORE
NGV window features new Melbournestyle Book
Another stunning window devoted to When You Go To Melbourne! How fantastic! This book has been embraced by Melbourne, we couldn't be more thrilled.
Local designers Indus doing great things for him, her and home. And Melbournestyle has them - come and see...MORE
the art of being melbourne at rhsv
To be held on Tuesday 19 February at 5.45pm, writer, designer, illustrator and photographer Maree Coote, will take guests on a journey through twenty decades of art and her award winning book The Art of Being Melbourne
Melburnians are invited to follow the development of our city through its many representations in art, as the Royal Historical Society of Victoria presents
The Art of Being Melbourne
Date: Tuesday 19 February
Time: 5.45pm 6.45pm (tea/coffee from 5.15pm)
Address: Royal Historical Society of Victoria 239 A'Beckett Street Melbourne
Cost: $10 non members; free for members of the RHSV
Enquiries: t: (03) 9326 9288
e: email@example.com w: www.historyvictoria.org.au
the last tram
New artworks in a series by Maree Coote - Upcoming Exhibition at Melbournestyle gallery upstairs. Exhibition opens in conjunction with the launch of Maree Coote's new children's picture book When You Go to Melbourne on February 25th. To be launched by Melbourne's Deputy Mayor Susan Riley.
Selling fast before it's launched!! A nonsense romp around the city of style for children of all ages, by Maree Coote, published by our very own imprint, Melbournestyle Books. Will be launched on February 25th by Melbourne's Deputy Lord Mayor Susan Riley. HERE
more of that new stuff
Local designers Indus doing great things for him, her and home. And Melbournestyle has them - come and see...MORE
Set of three, fantastic trays. Oh come on, you love them!
it's a horn ring spectacle!
Perfect with a tan, rounded or angled profile, two-tone or plain, just the thing for summer only $40. Be quick, this is all we have.
get ready for Valentines Day Feb 14
Plump funky love hearts, only $40 each. Be quick, this is all we have.
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.
DATES for this prize will be announced soon.
To enter, please make application here:
THE ART OF BEING MELBOURNE Art Prize, at MELBOURNESTYLE.
Everyone is welcome!
Spread the word to raise awareness and promote the need for recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution. Australian voters will be required to spearhead the change and bring the Australian Constitution into the 21st century, and recognise the unique cultures of Australia's First Peoples. It takes a majority of voters in a majority of states to vote 'yes' to make the change, and the barriers are high so we say spread the word, get informed. Learn more here at youmeunity.org.au
ANTAR factsheet on constitutional reform
... 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.
The Melbourne Book
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 ..............
Or SEE MORE BOOK
Made by Melbournestyle
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That's it for now.
Ms MELBA x
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