Mag Square

Monday, March 31, 2008

5 in a row ...

Line a shelf with these delicate Rusian babooshka dolls by Little Liberty's Nicole Rosenberg. They are hand painted and decorated to match your own colour scheme and even come with an inscription if you desire. They are A$105 + postage and may be ordered by contacting or see more at the Little Liberty etsy shop or go to the blog

Sunday, March 30, 2008

bite me ...

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away then try popping a jacket on your apple - chances are you will never see your GP again! Well perhaps not quite but you will certainly have the best dressed apple around. Lets face it, clothing for apples is pure fun and frippery ... but it's completely adorable. Purchase this Jacqueline Dufresne original at the fabulous US based online shop for $US20. Jacqueline hand knits these wee cozies out of 100% cotton yarn, and each one comes complete with a cute button and a little green leaf. One size fits most medium apples!

Friday, March 28, 2008

decor the walls ...

Petit Collage is the work of Buenos Aires born illustrator Lorena Siminovitch. Lorena began her wall decor business in 2006 after an extensive career in graphic deisgn and art direction. Her portfolio is impressive and distinctively appealing, including a number of childrens illustrative projects. Lorena draws on a palette of vividly coloured papers sourced on her travels mounted on a background of maple plywood. She favours recycled, vintage & painted papers. Close inspection reveals a juxtaposition of materials, textures & language which reveal a somewhat 'grown up' dimension to her work yet the simplicity of shapes and the childish appeal of the images will capture the imagination of its intended, younger audience.

Petit Collage is distributed exclusively in Australia by

Sunday, March 9, 2008

on my wishlist ...

An exciting fresh range of exclusive business and travel accessories. Designed in Melbourne, each beautiful piece in the collection is handmade with high quality leather and finished with unique screen printed lining. Timeless pieces with a modern twist, these ultimate accessories by SISKEN are sophisticated and classic, durable yet sleek. For work, travel or adventure, from weekend escapes to board meetings... there is a stylish SISKEN product to suit everyone.

We are very excited to say that SISKEN will be at Magnolia Square Brighton next week ... only 5 days away! Aagghh, so much has to happen between now and then!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

illustations of childhood ...

These illustrations by Sarah Jane Studio are one of my favourite things at the moment. Her innocent images capture the naivety of childhood just perfectly.
I received a lovely email from Sarah Jane recently saying how much she enjoyed our blog. The feeling is mutual Sarah, we just wish you didn't live on the other side of the world because we'd love to have you at Magnolia Square! Thank goodness for etsy and international post!. Find a gallery of sublime images to gaze at here.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

all the bows & whistles ...

AND ME TOO have added a very sweet liberty hair ribbon on a clip to their accessorties range. Available on line in a wide range of fabrics for $12.

clean cut fun for boys ...

Harry & Co is a great new boyswear brand that offers value and a sense of fun through clean, fresh, classic style at an affordable price. The range offers an alternative to the street and surf culture and is available from size 4 – 14 and focuses on classic lines with a clean, preppy look. The range is known for its imported Italian shirting in fun checks and stripes which mix back with good basic polos, rugbys, pants and graphic tees. See the range at Magnolia Square Brighton.