Mag Square

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

a rose by any other name ...

You saw it here first! The very clever Cate Boots & Alex Muir from Rose St Trading Co in Melbourne's Armadale have just opened the doors to their new store in light and spacious premises around the corner from their original abode! Nestled in the small village precinct is exactly where the girls wanted to remain so when a larger space became available they leapt at the opportunity. The smaller shop front in Rose Street is still in the family and will showcase a range of must have 'things' for the 5 - 15 year olds in your life!

16 Beatty Avenue, Armadale (opposite Toorak Train Station)
Trading Hours 10am-5pm Monday - Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

frolick with les folies ...

This bright and playful collection for little people is by French label Eva & Oli. Les Folies will be launching this range at Magnolia Square at the Brighton Town Hall March 13-15. Follow these links for a peek at other cute items in the range and details on where to find them next time you are in High Street Armadale!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

sleep in style ...

A recent addition to the nicmac on line shop are these glamorously understated liberty PJ's. Never feel embarassed again when caught fetching the morning paper! There are lots of fabrics to choose from but only a very limited number have been produced. The boxer short and sleeveless T emsemble is $84.95 plus postage. Follow this link to shop.

fat birds flock together ...

This is FatBirdFarm, a gorgeous new range of items for the home by Nicola Stairmand of the Yarra Valley. We cannot confirm a date just yet but rest assured, you will definately see FatBirdFarm at Magnolia Square some time in 2008. We can't wait!

Inspired by all the little fat birds who have made their homes in her Yarra Valley garden, Nicola, an interiror designer and heritage conservation consultant, designs and makes a range of items including gift cards, little bags, tea towels, aprons, table runners, and cushions.

They combine her original illustrations with vintage wallpapers and fabrics, trims, buttons and stitching. Everything is hand printed, hand sewn and hand embroidered, so no two items are exactly alike. See FatBirdFarm at or visit Nicola at the Botanic Gardens Market and later in the year at Magnolia Square.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

peek-a-boo ...

Belle and Boo is one of our favourite shops on etsy! Choosing just one thing out of their divine range was very difficult but we settled on this gift card with 4 button badges, one for each season. These images are taken from a series of illustrations called "My favourite spot".

This heavenly little card is US$12 + $5.50 postage and comes to you from London, somewhere near Hampstead Heath. See the gallery of prints, cards, buttons, magnets, stickers and dolls at this link.

enfant terrible ...

"Bonjour ma petite cherie! Je m'appelle Pierre". This charming little chap just needs a bicycle and a bread stick! Find him at Red Wagon and And Me Too for $74.95.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

the proof of the pudding ...

Have fun decorating your child's bedroom or play room with illustrations from Pigeon Pudding. Milanese artist Elisabetta Reicher creates children's art that is attractive and stylish for adults but still very appealing to little people's tastes.

Using acrylic paint and fine pencil detail, Elisabetta whimiscally captures a child's interests and dreams with italian references. Her colourful images captivate and stimulate the imagination.
Each illustration is a limited edition of only 90, Giclee printed on archival fine art paper. They are beautifully assembled in a contemporary white timber box frame using archival materials ensuring works are protected and preserved for years to come.

Pigeon Pudding will show their collection of limited edition works at Magnolia Square in Brighton, March 13-15.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

clean canvas ...

Canvas my room present a bright collection of artwork for children's spaces. The distinctive designs are applied across the entire range which includes stationery and clothing. Canvas my room will be at Magnolia Square for the first time in March. Peruse the website and familiarise yourself with this cute decorating, wardrobe and stationery story!

la la love these little shoes ...

We are in the thick of preparations at the moment for our next fair. Magnolia Square is going to Melbourne's Bayside and the venue is the Brighton Town Hall. Just over 40 retailers will be showing their best and as with every fair we make a big effort to bring you exciting new retailers.

We recently had our scouts in the Yarra Valley and look what we found! These divine little pre walkers are by sister team Evielala. They will have their debut showing at MS Brighton - March 13, 14 & 15. See full details of trading times and venue location.

In the meantime pay them a visit at