Christmas Market Season

I’ve been crazy busy getting ready for a range of wonderful Melbourne designer markets in the lead up to Christmas.  You will find us at Fed Square in the hustle and bustle of the atrium in November.  The first week of December sees the long awaited Big Design Market over three crowd filled days at the Royal Exhibition Buildings.  Our newly designed stall will feature a full range of products and colours within easy reach for customers to squeeze, sniff, inspect and select!

10th November 2014

Stying with Inside Out magazine

inside out mag ivy and lil mood board I've just attended a Styling workshop to hear tips from some HUGE industry experts hosted by Inside Out magazine.  It was an awesome night with industry insights, lots of styling eye candy and info provided by Editor Claire Bradley, styling guru's Lucy Sutherland and Lisa Koehler.  We got to create a style 'mood' board which is something I've been wanting to do, like forever!  The experts got together at the end of the night to select 3 of the best mood boards - of which mine was one.... and a winner.....of which mine was THE ONE!! My prize was an online course in styling with the ISCD International School of Colour and Design!  I can't wait to start and apply all this styling knowledge to my next Ivy & Lil photo shoot.

6 February 2014

We're on The Design Files!

ImageOur bright wall plaques play an active role in a gorgeous styled shoot for Melbourne modern uniforms and work wear label Cargo Crew, run by sisters Felicity Rodgers and Narelle Craig.  Such a great buzz to see how my wall plaques highlight these funky products.  Design Files....that's big right?!  Oooh pinch me!!

17 September 2013

Gorgeously Graphic!

ImageTanya Collier editor of Tickle the Imagination, has styled our gorgeously graphic wall plaques into this devine kids room for the magazines latest edition.  Combining my favourite colours - yellow, black / white and grey, these eye popping homewares come together in a striking bedroom arrangement!  I'm also loving the creative title for the room - 'Wild & Free'.

September 2013

Great Ocean Road discovery

ImageWe’ve recently discovered a wonderful place to stay in Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road.  Attracted by a stunning coast framed with sandy red cliffs it’s the perfect setting for long walks and a weekend away.  At night the sound of the wave’s sooth and the sea air helps to ensure you sleep deeply. A charming group of shops with authenticity that matches the country coast location provides the basics (magazines, wine, op shop) and the essentials (locally baked bread, coffee consistently good counter meals).  There is also a charming gift and florist store called Frangipanis that caught my eye and is happily now an Ivy & Lil stockist!  If you’re heading that way, check out their well merchandised windows, fresh flowers and diverse range of wares carefully selected by Frangipanis owner Susan.       10 March 2013

Ivy & Lil in Herald Sun – Home Mag!

Image HUGE pinch me moment today seeing Ivy & Lil up in lights and the focus of a generous TWO PAGE SPREAD in Melbourne’s most popular Saturday newspaper the Herald Sun.  The Home Magazine is the section that I know my female friends dive for, to get little teasers of the latest ‘must have’ items for the home and more in-depth stories on artists, designers and makers.  So after years of being inspired and connecting with other makers, it’s my turn to share Ivy & Lil’s story, creative journey and ‘must have’ items for the home.  

2 March 2013

New stockist on Lygon St

ImageAnnouncing a new Ivy & Lil stockist, at 136 Lygon Street in East Brunswick!  Our wall plaques are beautifully displayed by Ursula in her store of carefully curated handmade wares called URSA.  This store has been named dropped more than once on The Design Files and is definitely one to watch!     15 February 2013

MMM Meeting Megan Morton!

ImageI must be one of the luckiest girls around!  How do I know this?  My hubby fought back the crowds of gorgeous on trend women at the highly publicised and uber cool Design Files Open House in November to get the book Things I Love by stylist guru MM better known as Meagan Morton.  Yeap, imagine my jaw on the ground when he said that he lined up and waited to get the book signed personally with an inscription to me!  Proof came a few days latter on MM's blog capturing images of the day and people she met.  Here's my hubby with MM, what a Xmas present!!

December 2013

Writer + stylist Kylie Jackes

ImageI was recently fortunate enough to be interviewed by writer + stylist Kylie Jackes for her gorgeous blog

Kylie is based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and its from here that she writes her blog and feature articles for one of my favourite mags 'Home Beautiful'.   It seems we have something very much in common, because back in June 2012 Kylie delightfully explored 'caravan love' through the most inspirational images of caravans ever seen! 


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