Saturday, June 11, 2011

So I got a delivery from 'Sunday Morning' late yesterday, we had a great chat and discussed a few exciting things to follow, including photos from their recent shoot! 

But you see I was far to eager to wait and after realising that I'd left my camera at home took these....we've got their new t-shirt designs, gorgeous fleece jumpers for you little ones and grey pillowcase sets for the boys.

Pillowcases have been released in grey marle for the boys...who apparently needed convincing of the greatness?! Anyway they look fabulous!
And you'll have to cope with a double up on photos once the girls have sent their professional pictures through.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

So we're going through a few changes here at the Boroughs including the introduction of our weekend staff member...Olivia.
Who owned up to having some fun with photo booth this past weekend....and then promptly forgot to delete!

Make sure you pop in and make her feel welcome!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

If you've dared leave the house today you'll know that Melbourne is a cold place to be today....and will be for sometime now, on the upside we've got some lovely toasty pieces in from Otto & Spike again this year to keep you going.

Above: 'Rich & Drunk' is made of 100% cotton and has some great typography.
Below: 'Gernreich' is available in 3 colourways and is 100% Merino Wool.

Below: Can be a matching beanie.....100% of the softest, yummy merino lambswool.

Personal favorite this season the 'Double Negative' is available in blue, olive, black and red and are just so lovely and warm in 100% merino lambswool.

Finally 'Velvet' which people have been loving, you can see why it's gorgeous! In 100% lambswool again and bound to keep you snugly. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hope all the mums out there had fabulous Mothers Days....we sure did!
Welcome to more cold winter weather....we've just received some gorgeous new purses, journals and pencils cases from 'The rabbit and the duck'.

Also checkout wintery goods over at The design files guest blog, there are some great pieces including a few 'otto & spike' pieces that you can pick up in store!

REMEMBER: just about everything you see on the blog you can email us about more details, we are always happy to wrap up and send interstate, or across town! hello!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Thinking about mum, well you all should be! She's the one to spoil this weekend...heres a few ideas!

Otto & Spike have hit the shelves and the streets already with this seasons new range of lovable scarves, beanies, mittens and gloves.

Show her some pampering with 'denu' range of hand creams, baths salts, body wash or lip balms. Organic and all made in Melbourne. Or some lovely ceramics.

 Want to whisper something sweet? Try starting with a 'sown'sow' card, these cuties come with a pack of organic seeds, a poem and space for a note worthy of passing.

Perhaps she needs some time to sit and relax? Grab a copy of 'Spaces' put together by the family at Frankie Magazine (local favorite) let her sip a coffee in a new mug....cosy in some really happy socks?

Friday, April 29, 2011

This is just a quick snap of the selection of really cute socks in store right now! Want happy feet this winter come in and see us!
Strips and crazy colours plus more mens sizes!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mmm, hungry for a  gelato anyone?? Hookturn have delivered these delicious range of pastels just in time to awaken mum with a coffee....four colours pink, green, blue and lemon.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hello, just to let you all know the shop will be CLOSED from Friday 22nd and re Open on Wednesday 27th.

Also our phones are working again! NBN had carefully cut through the phone/eftpos line yesterday, so any queries over the weekend, leave a message.

Hope you all enjoy some chocolate and quite break, see you next week.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

We're looking for weekend staff....if your interested email us at Look forward to hearing from you.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Yee Haa look at these cute tees from Brunswick buddies 'Sunday Morning Designs'. Starting in sizes for those closer to toddling this time round (yes thats Charlie now!). In super fine cotton, made, designed and printed locally, just lovely.

Monday, April 11, 2011

One day a sweet girl came into our store and told us she was designing some stationary and would we be interested in seeing it...some time later she popped back in and in that time she had created 'Ask Alice'. Designed, printed, made in Melbourne which is quite an effort. We have just had a delivery from her in the past couple of weeks and if you've got some notes to jot or a memoir to scribe this is it. Beautiful fabric, hard covered books are just one of her off springs. Pop in to see other designs.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Country swap meet this weekend, and these were added to the family. I was working in the shop when an email came through quoting that there had been car purchases made, I was wondering how much more could possibly fit in the garage, and now I can happily try fit these in the toy box....also over flowing!

Happy weekends everyone.
Sunday photo
Left; dads old, dirty shoe
Right; charlies new, clean shoe

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Just a quick reminder about the online auction that is now live and ready for your bidding- all proceeds are being donated to Red Cross Japan and Pacific Appeal 2011- follow this link there are some wonderful items, iheartjapan.

We received a lovely delivery from Shonah this week, some new square pendants featuring original screen prints and vintage inspired necklaces with charms, below. Lots more in store too including brooches, cufflinks and earrings.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Long time Boroughs stockest, Kenji Uranishi has just let us know that he and his wife have been busy  organising a project together raising money for the Red Cross Japan and Pacific Appeal 2011.

More than 20 artists have each donated work that will be auctioned on eBay starting on Friday 8th April 3pm (EST) and finishing Sunday 10th April at 8pm (EST). 

You can follow the link to see a selection of the work- more to come by the looks of it at this stage!

Net proceeds of the auction will be donated to the Red Cross Japan and Pacific Appeal 2011.

What a great way to purchase some beautiful, locally made work and also help those who need it most right now.  
We'll make sure we keep you up to date with how it all goes.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

We made it into The Age this weekend, pick yourselves up a copy and check those smiling faces!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ta da

Finished off the shoulder bags yesterday afternoon, (still enjoying Charlies afternoon sleep!)
We've got three designs available in this style, the other one we call 'arrowheads' it's like a little leaf shape and printed in black. Now I've just got to do doorstops.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Another gorgeous few days weather wise- hope as many of you out there are enjoying it!
We've had a few more spurts in the studio and are getting our way through making shoulder bags and more doorstops, as well as gift cards and tags. More photos to come once there finished.

Tomorrow I'm off around the corner to see Al at Otto and Spike to look at their winter range- exciting especially to those people that have already popped in to see if anything had arrived yet!
We'll also discuss the POP UP shop for the coming months, that is eeeeeeeexcitment!
(Charlie just took his first steps in the shop 29/03/2011 2.29pm)

Monday, March 28, 2011

I'm about to purchase my sons first shoes (excitment) and he'll be sporting his very own pair of Chuck Taylors- but lucky for him they'll be soft canvas and not bone china, awkward.

These have been a favourite here (see above) and they've just made a come back after selling out. Buy one or get yourself a kickn' pair.
We've also got the SLR camera lamps back in, swoon.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Deliveries from Tasmania came to us this week, with some classics (above) and some new pieces all from the beloved 'Dick and Dora'. They've also put up a fab new online store check it out: shop.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Right now we have a selection of 'Mingus' designs on SALE, hemp, yak, linen and cotton messenger bags, purses and scarves are what's on offer. Be quick these won't last at the prices!

Friday, March 11, 2011

You know it's going to get colder right? Melbourne, winter, brrrrrrr.
To lift your spirits we've got you covered Happy Socks are back in and ready to take on black Melbournians.

Wear your clogs, wear you sandles cause you're going to want to show these fancy socks to the world.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

So you've see design guides before I know that, we've sold them! But hear us out- theres a new kid on the block in the form of 'Hide and Seek' Melbourne guidebooks.

These have just been released and are so fun this time split into four editions so you can simple grab the one that takes your fancy try 'Night Owl', 'Treasure Trove' Feeling Peckish' or 'Hit the Streets'.
Covering hidden and intriguing night spots, unique shopping locations, delicious places to eat and unusual experiences and activities.
With over 160 carefully selected and reviewed locations whats not to love? Work all week, have a child(ren) and don't get out often enough? Pick these up and start choosing your next outing- we might even see you there.

                  We've made it nice and easy by bundling all 4 together for a special price- nice.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Shop talk, we made it into The Age today. Check the pull out M section. Thanks, we covet this section each weekend while sipping a freshly brewed rewind coffee ourselves.
But on a more personal note, the littlest member of the boroughs took his first step last night! Eeekkk, never felt such a joy. Just know some will share the excitement.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Don't forget to tell that special someone you heart them.
We've had a lovely week of deliveries including one that could just be the answer for your weekend gifting, 'denu' body products. Melbourne made and with a focus on small batches ensuring attention to detail and ultimate quality. 'denu' products are 100% Australian made even down to the packaging which has been designed to be re used or recycled. 
All products contain hand selected natural and organic ingredients, containing vegetable derived ingredients with no nasty chemicals and no animal testing.
Luscious hand and body creams, divine body wash, body salt scrub and lips balms will keep everyone happy. Do pop in soon.

Friday, February 04, 2011

We welcomed with open arms Moby Ducks range of bunny boxes, now the arms widen to bring on board the newest collection of vintage inspired brooches and bangles. Heres a few to inspire.
Photos by Moby Duck.

Birds on Dots


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Just thought how I love looking at blogs and other peoples shop/house interiors so I thought I'd post some recent photos of the shop for you...we have people contact us about the shop from all over Australia as well as overseas so for those that may never make it in, enjoy!

We have 4 of the limited Edition 'Rebound Diaries', for 2011 left, and they are now 30% OFF so be quick, let me know if you wanna grab one.

Also, we will be CLOSED Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th (Jan), sorry for any inconvenience. 

Friday, January 14, 2011

So it's back to work for us now- after a lovely refreshing break! We hope you all enjoyed some well deserved time with friends and family over the past few weeks.
We themed it up this Christmas and you can see the very gorgeous pinata maker stands with the newly destroyed carcass!
The shop is OPEN again for another year of exciting trading, remember our hours are as before Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm and Sunday 11am - 5pm.
Photo credit: Tom Broadhurst, check out more work
Can't wait to see you again soon.