Mag Square

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

After the popular reception received at the last Magnolia Square, Snippets Workshops have returned for Tiny and Small. Here is your chance to learn some trade secrets; whatever your passion.

Crabapple Cupcakes
Fine tune your decorating skills with some tips from expert Jennifer Graham. You'll get the opportunity to sample some delicious varieties and also take one home to enjoy! Cost $50.
6:30pm-8pm Thursday 14th August10:30am -12:00 noon Saturday 16th August

Nic MacIsaac
In this session Nic will show you how to add new life to the garments already in your child's wardrobe using adorable shapes, special fabrics (including Liberty) & beautiful trims. Cost $40.
10am-11:30am Friday 15th August

Maiike Soft Things
Make an exquisite & tactile "tiny & small" cushion using scraps from a vast array of carefully sourced recycled jumpers and blankets under the skillful eye of Aly Peel from Maiike Soft Things. Cost $40. 10am -11:30am Thursday 14th August

Hurry along to get your tickets as classes will fill quickly! Click here to purchase.

a cosy cup....

Tea time is an important ritual. Due attention should be paid to the pot and the cups deserve special care too. Fortunately Linda Bloomfield and Ruth Cross have pooled their potting talents and created a tea set to satisfy the most selective tea aficionados.

Hand thrown, matt glazed pots and cups are snuggly wrapped in chunky hand knitted cosies in three natural colours, almond, silver birch or wildebeest. Available through Selvedge. Shipping to Australia can be arranged.

Monday, July 28, 2008

for your tiny and smalls...

Magnolia Square has gone entirely tiny and small for one very special event! See your favourite "little people" retailers and be introduced to some gorgeous new businesses covering the most appealing facets of the teeny weeny ones in your life. We will show you the best in clothing, interiors, photography, parties, toys, cupcakes and so much more. For a full list of retailers see click here.

Thursday 14th August 9am-9pm Friday 15th August 9am-9pm
Saturday 16th August 10am-4pm

Malvern Town Hall (cnr Glenferrie Rd & High St - MALVERN)

Friday, July 25, 2008

rockin robin...

Children will love creating their own interior designs with these unique and easy to use wall stickers. Mums and Dads will love that they brighten up bedrooms and play rooms without damaging walls. These premium Australian made wall stickers can be removed and repositioned over and over again to create make believe scenes of fanciful fun!

Little Chipipi will be launching their new range of wall stickers at Magnolia Square 'Tiny and Small'. We love the whimsical Red Robin design for little girls & Ships Ahoy for the lads. RRP $84.95 (for 42 stickers)

Monday, July 21, 2008

hare's the thing ...

This elegant rabbit was spotted minding his own business yesterday at the Melbourne Design Market. MDM is an eagerly anticipated part of the Melbourne International Design Festival for good reason. The vibe in the Fed Square underground carpark was humming as thousands flowed in for a look at Melbourne's best in design by emerging and established artists, graphic designers, jewellers and other clever types.

Sir Rabbit is by stick meon and can be found online and around town at these locations. Hop to it.

cute as a button...

Biscuit Bunnies! They're the most delightful guests to have over to tea. When they're not investigating the blend you prefer they like to sit quietly listening to the wind in the trees, thinking of buttons and balls of string.

Hand embroidered Biscuit Bunnies in rustic colours of Oatmeal, Gingerbread and Blue Meringue. Made of the softest baby blanket brushed drill cotton and corduroy priced from $55. Visit the Flying Star Toys Etsy store to ponder on more gorgeous little critters.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

so tiny and small....

Our babies, our little birds, grow so fast and although we long to remember every detail, time continues to fly by and our little birds continue to grow. Invite Pru from Little Bird Photography into your world to capture the playfulness, the joy and the love of your family in photographs. Pru's style is fresh and fanciful, playful and alive.

Visit her website to get a taste of the Little Bird experience and the art Pru creates. Mention this feature to receive this exclusive Magnolia Square offer and capture your little birds while they are little, tiny & small!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

mr mum....

In a domain predominately aimed at us Mummies, it's time to welcome The Dad Pad. A sleek, masculine looking portable changing station, the Dad Pad tucks into slim line cases, or clips to mountain bikes, jogging strollers or backpacks.

The 3 ply removable changing pad is luxuriously waterproof, with no top stitching to trap germs and is full of handy pockets. Available exclusively through Lillipilli Blue, priced from $59.95.

Monday, July 14, 2008

bound to be treasured....

Ben Mason and Natalie Crupi meld their love of old books and creative writing to create Rebound. Being avid readers they set about rescuing the best looking hard cover novels from dusty shelves in charity op shops, filling them with 100% recycled denim paper (completely tree-free and made from denim offcuts and scraps) and binding them with a sturdy wire to create one of a kind blank journals.

Each Rebound journal is hand made, each cover is unique, each page is hand cut and each binding is closed by hand. Prices start at $30 and are available online. Love these!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

there in the shadows....

Melbourne based designer Cindy-Lee Davies has brought to life the essence of childhood with these quirky mirrors. The I-Spy range are silhouettes of children at play and reflect the simplicity of life as a child.

Browse the designs available and find a stockists online. Priced from $190

Monday, July 7, 2008

perfect pearls..

Bianca Lorenne Fine Linens convey a sense of timeless elegance and serenity, with luxury at the core. The signature styling of heavy detailing using embroidery, quilting, hand stitching and embellishments has been used throughout the collections, ensuring the best of design and quality.

This exquisite Pearl Cushion has been created using 100% fine ivory cotton velvet and embellished with mother of pearl buttons and hand embroidered felt disks. Priced from $148.50NZD, email for a list of Australian stockists.

Friday, July 4, 2008

flights of fancy...

Kristin Loffer Theiss was born on Earth but prefers to inhabit a different world, called “Planet Dot”. Located in an alternative dimension somewhere in the Northwest of the U.S.A, Planet Dot is the place Kristin goes to allow her artistic thoughts to metamorphose into gorgeous creatures and take flight.

"Flights of Fancy" mobiles are made from yummy wool felts and cottons and come together with free motion sewing. Offered by Kindergallery and priced from $280

Thursday, July 3, 2008

beautiful badges....

These divine liberty fabric badges are the latest offering from And Me Too. A fabulous, simple way to add a whole lot of CUTE to a plain t shirt, scarf or jacket. Priced at $15 for a set of 3 and available online.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

you seek, we find....

For all the disappointed shoppers at Magnolia Square who were wanting to purchase the accessory display stand from And Me Too - we have found a gorgeous alternative from Polli Designs.

By creating home and fashion accessories through manufacturing techniques usually reserved for industrial products, Polli is a hybrid of both product and fashion design. It appropriates materials and processes from other industries for mini mass production.

The Polli Gum Tree is home to many Australian native flora and fauna and is designed to be used as a jewellery stand or ornament. Available online and priced at $140